Cebu City needs a command center — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the city would need a command center not just to address the pandemic but to address the many long term problems being faced in the city…

Soleco launches Pantawid Light Program to unburden poor consumers

Jani Arnaiz 04/22/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – As its simple way of trying to ease the burden of poor consumers amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (Soleco) sets into motion its “Pantawid Light…

Opening of classes in August favored amid COVID-19 crisis

Christia Marie Ramos 04/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Stakeholders, experts, education officials and teachers favor holding off the opening of classes until August as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Education (DepED) said. During the Laging…

COVID-19 crisis: House panel backs temporary freedom for ‘qualified’ detainees

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A House panel is recommending the temporary release of “qualified” persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) to address the congestion in jails and detention facilities amid the COVID-19 threat. The House Committee on Justice submitted…

Suspend deployment of nurses overseas amid COVID-19 crisis, DOLE urged

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  A lawmaker is urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino nurses overseas as the country fights the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City…

Central Visayas SLPAs turning crisis into opportunity

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The coronavirus pandemic might have adv affected many businesses but this crisis has also brought about an opportunity to some sustainable livelihood program associations (SLPAs) in Central Visayas. Realizing the rising demand for face masks,…

Dialogue leads to solutions to Barangay Luz’s residents water woes

Immae Lachica 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Water trucks and orderly distribution of water to residents and a search for additional water sources to solve the water problem of Barangay Luz in Cebu City are among the solutions promised by…

Unfolding crisis

01/15/2020

Crisis, it’s been said, brings out the best and worst in people. There’s plenty of instances of that dichotomy in the way the country is responding to the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas, which, to…

Cooler weather brings respite in Australian wildfire crisis

AP 01/05/2020

SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government’s record on climate change Sunday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three states, claiming 24 lives and…

Young Filipinos are in the midst of a mental health crisis

Eric S. Caruncho 11/05/2019

I’ve seen depression and anxiety but not to the degree that we have now–Dr. Cornelio Banaag Jr. After her European boyfriend breaks up with her, a 17-year-old girl falls into a suicidal depression, even though they had…

MCWD chair speaks out: We are not at fault for water crisis

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Joel Marie Yu, broke his silence on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a day after Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella terminated the water utility’s Board of…

French govt holds crisis talks

AFP 12/03/2018

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe holds talks with party leaders on Monday as Paris scrambles to forge a response to violence by anti-government protesters that has left hundreds injured nationwide and caused widespread destruction around the capital.…

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