Our interconnected crises

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

The human costs of COVID-19 and how we managed it heightened grave threats to the nation’s future that had been looming even before the pandemic. We have a ticking time bomb in our midst that needs to…

The emerging cesspool

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 07/02/2022

It is a global cesspool, on the surface began by the Covid-19 pandemic and now made more turbulent by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Domestic dynamics from country to country only serve to aggravate or, if governed…

Lapu barangays with highest number of vaccinated individuals receive awards

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government, together with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), has awarded the top 5 barangays that garnered the highest percentage of vaccinated individuals against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the…

Zafra wants Task Force Kasaligan to continue beyond June 30

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra wants the Task Force Kasaligan to continue beyond June 30. In a phone interview with reporters, Zafra said that the contract of the 150 Task Force Kasaligan…

Face masks still required in Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/10/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Face masks are still required to be worn for individuals living in or going to Mandaue City. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, the chief of staff of Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, in a…

Cebuano karting sensation, 14, shares journey to his 2nd place finish in int’l race

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano karting sensation William John Riley Go reminisced the sacrifices and challenges he faced before finishing second in the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy in Genk, Belgium last May 15 to 17, 2022. …

Cortes assures Mandauehanons of improved services

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/19/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandauehanons can expect a better service from the administration of Mayor Jonas Cortes as they will continue to serve for another term after winning in the May 9 polls. Of the TEAM Mandaue…

Single mother of 3 receives free sari-sari store from Carmen police

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A single mother from Barangay Poblacion in Carmen town, northern Cebu was the first recipient of the “TINDAHAN MO, ABLIHAN NI TSIP” project of the Carmen Police Station, which was launched on Wednesday…

PH needs P326 billion yearly to pay debts

Julie Aurelio 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The next administration will need at least P326 billion in new revenues each year to cover the principal and interest payments for the country’s debts incurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic. House ways and means…

Endemic: Not the end

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 04/05/2022

It’s been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic and there’s a growing dangerous sense of complacency, spread in part by a word that’s taken on magical meanings: endemicity. It doesn’t help that the word ends with, well,…

Mandaue City to focus more on sitio-based vaccination

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Vaccination Operations Center of Mandaue City is planning to reduce the number of main vaccination sites and the vaccination teams per site and instead focus more on the sitio-based COVID-19 vaccination. The…

After 2 years, Oslob welcomes foreign tourists

Morexette Marie Erram 02/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After two years, the town of Oslob has again welcomed foreign tourists, giving individuals who depend on tourism hope that they can finally recover from the economic sting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several…

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