Facebook joins attack on Apple over App Store commission

AFP 08/15/2020

San Francisco, United States — Facebook on Friday joined the attack on Apple’s operation of its App Store after the iPhone maker refused to forgo its commission on live online events hosted on the social network that…

Pope creates new expert commission to study women deacons

04/10/2020

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men. The 10-member…

The Department of Culture inches forward 

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/05/2020

Now on second reading, according to my sources, is a bill to finally create a Department of Culture, raising culture as a significant concern in governance and giving a cabinet seat to this oft-forgotten but vital component…

Acknowledging climate emergency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/13/2020

We are just on the second month of 2020. Yet, we seem to be forced to face disasters and matters that are more than we can handle simultaneously with handling continuing threats on our life, health and…

History and technology merge as one walks through Cebu City’s heritage sites this Sinulog

Rosalie Abatayo 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— As the festivities of Sinulog officially starts Friday, January 10, 2020, the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Smart Communications, Inc. and InnoPub Media initiated a heritage walk around the…

‘The World of Lapulapu’ to be tackled; Gray’s Visayan warrior-inspired costume to be displayed

Rosalie Abatayo 09/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the dates draw nearer for the quincentennial anniversary of the Battle of Mactan this 2021, the public may have the chance to picture Cebu and Cebuanos back in 1521. The National Quincentennial…

Villarino: CHR-7 team in Negros Oriental to probe killings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A team of Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) investigators are already in Negros Oriental to investigate the killings there. Leo R. Villarino, CHR-7 chief investigator, said this in an interview on…

CHR 7: Martial law won’t solve killings in Negros Oriental

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imposing martial law in Negros Oriental will not solve the killings there. Leo R. Villarin, Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas chief investigator, said this amid the warnings of President Rodrigo Duterte…

Tourism Commission told: Prepare for 500th year of arrival of Christianity in the country

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new officers of the Cebu City Tourism Commission will have to accomplish a lot of work in their hands in the incoming years as the 500th anniversary of Catholicism in the Philippines…

CHR-7 condemns spate of killings in Central Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has condemned the spate of killings in Negros Oriental and Talisay City, Cebu in the past week. In a text message to CDN Digital,…

Capitol failed to properly account cash donations for disaster funds — COA

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol has failed to account in detail the donations and utilization of funds for disaster risk reduction and management in 2018. State auditors have noted in their Annual Audit Report for 2018…

Vinluan on UNHRC probe: Cops will only draw guns to protect themselves

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Walang pulis na gustong pumatay!” (No police officer would want to kill!) Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office director, said this amid the issue of the United Nations Human Rights Council…

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