How did PNoy fare?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 06/26/2021

PNoy was not my candidate for President in the 2010 elections, but he was certainly head and shoulders above the rest of the “frontrunners”—former president Joseph Estrada and Sen. Manny Villar. The smell of corruption surrounding these…

‘Dolomite populism’

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2020

Among nations long accustomed to misgovernance, where political cynicism is a treasured pastime, former leaders are often remembered for their brazen mishaps and tragic failings. This is especially true in a country like the Philippines, where nostalgia…

GMA thanks Cebuano businessmen for helping Pampanga after quake

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/17/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Former President and incumbent Speaker of the House, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, expressed gratefulness to Cebuano businessmen who helped Pampanga following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the province on April 22. Arroyo,…

Duterte signs law for conversion of Eversley Child Sanitarium into a general hospital

Doris C. Bongcac 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill for the creation of the Eversley Child Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City into a general hospital. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea informed House…

GMA: No endorsements, no show of support for local bets for me

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 03/01/2019

NAGA CITY, Cebu, Philippines—Former President and current Speaker of the House Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she would not be publicly supporting or endorsing any local candidate in Cebu for the upcoming May 13 midterm elections. Arroyo, in a…

China truck company expands to Visayas, chooses Cebu firm to distribute heavy trucks

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/01/2019

MANDAUE CITY—Chinese heavy truck manufacturer Sinotruk has named All Prime International Motor Corp. as the only authorized distributor based in the Visayas. Zheng Xu Yang, Sinotruk international president, explained that their company chose All Prime International because…

China truck manufacturing firm expands to Visayas, picks Cebu company as distributor

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/01/2019

MANDAUE CITY — Cebu company All Prime International Motor Corp. has been designated as authorized distributor of the Visayas of Sinotruk, China’s biggest heavy duty truck  manufacturing company. All Prime Chairman Oscar Chua noted an increasing demand…

Arroyo: Rice Tariffication Law to help farmers improve productivity, competitiveness

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite fears that the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law would kill the local rice production industry, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said that the new law would still benefit the farmers. “The proceeds…

House Speaker Arroyo cites Filipino-Chinese’ contribution to Cebu’s economy

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/18/2019

CEBU CITY –Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has recognized the contribution of the Filipino Chinese community to the economy of Cebu and the Philippines. Arroyo is the guest of honor during the ceremonial turnover of the P30-million donation…

Lorenzana signs compromise agreement for 32-hectare lot for soldiers

Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has signed the compromise agreement for the 32-hectare lot occupied by soldiers’ family and their kin surrounding the Central Command headquarters in Barangay Apas. Lorenzana’s approval of the compromise…

GMA seeks to improve ro-ro transport system

Ador Vincent Mayol, Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has sought to improve the roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) transport system, a project she spearheaded when she was president from 2001 to 2010. In a hearing held at the Cebu…

House oversight committee hearing in Cebu to tackle Apas socialized housing dispute

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives Committee on Housing will be conducting an oversight committee hearing tomorrow, February 18, in Cebu City in an attempt to settle the over two decades of legal turmoil in…

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