Russia to help PH on defense, cyber security, COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Russian government has affirmed its commitment to help the Philippines in developing its defense capacities both in the armed forces and cybersecurity. Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev, who visited Cebu on Wednesday, March…

Russia moves closer to filling void to be left by US in PH defense sans VFA

Frances Mangosing 02/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Russian government has taken steps toward filling a void in military alliance that could be left by President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which is being…

UV skipper says team lacked defense, communication in loss to USC

Immae A. Lachica 10/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A day after absorbing its second loss in the Cesafi college basketball tournament, the University of the Visayas (UV) went back to the drawing board to assess what went wrong. The Green Lancers were downed…

Improved defensive plan works wonders for UC in win over UV

Brian Mikhael Judilla Ochoa 09/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—After working hard to improve their defense, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters caught a big fish on Sunday night, September 15, 2019, shocking the defending champion University of the Visayas (UV), 72-64.  The win…

Max4-Birada Cebu lost bid for finals spot to Wilkins-Balanga

Jonas N. Panerio 07/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Max4-Birada Cebu missed out on a spot in the finals after it got beaten by the Wilkins-Balanga, 18-21, in the semifinals of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Patriot’s Cup on Saturday, July 16,…

Cebu City SKF offers MARK defense system training for youth

Immae Lachica 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Thinking of a productive way to spend your summer vacation? Avail of the Murder, Assault, Rape, and Kidnapping (MARK) defense system program organized by the Sanguniang Kabataan Federation (SKF) in Cebu City for…

Cebuano coaches speak out: Combat sports only for self defense, not for bullying

Glendale Rosal 12/21/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuano combat sports coaches condemned the viral videos of an alleged taekwondo practitioner from a prominent university in Manila who was seen hurting his fellow students. The videos, which showed clips of the…

Tabal has enough reason to be motivated for sixth title defense in Nat’l Milo Marathon

Glendale G. Rosal 11/27/2018

THIS coming December 9, Cebu’s beloved marathoner, Mary Joy Tabal will be going for her sixth straight title in the National Milo Marathon in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Winning for five straight years, some may think the…

The best defense

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 11/25/2018

I know precious little about royalty. The closest I ever got to a monarch happened years ago in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, during a conference for judges. Word spread that the king of a certain country…

The idea of civil defense

Radel Paredes 09/15/2018

Peacetime complacency made Filipinos forget the importance of preparedness for any emergency or disaster even as the nation remains prone to typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities. Ensuring that government continues to function amid a major disaster is…

UAE offers defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court

AP 06/28/2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is defending itself against a lawsuit by Qatar brought before the United Nations’ highest court that accuses it of “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens.” The UAE began…

Assumption of liability not a defense

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/04/2018

The original manning agency cannot claim that it will be exempted from liability because it is no longer the manning agency responsible to the dismissed seafarers since the new manning agencies had executed Affidavits of Assumption of…

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