Affected families hope Cebu City sticks to relocation promise as easement clearing ops begin

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olga Galo stood at one end of Kinalumsan Bridge along N. Bacalso Avenue on Monday, August 8, watching authorities dismantle the house where she and her family once lived. The 29-year-old housewife was…

Trinity in the family

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 06/12/2022

The story is told about a little boy who approached the priest after the Mass and told him that he was donating his allowance money which he had saved. When the priest asked him why, almost in…

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold 10th World Meeting of Families celebration in Cebu

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu is inviting couples, the youth, the elderly, and families in Cebu to the archdiocesan celebration of the 10th World Meeting of Families (XWMOF) this coming June 22, 25, and…

The origins of today’s political dynasties

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 02/13/2022

Sociologists who study modern society like to predict that the family — that realm of interpersonal intimacy — will have a diminishing role in the determination of an individual’s life. As societal functions become differentiated, they expect…

SWS: 31% of families with distance learners have weak internet connection

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-one percent of Filipino families with members studying through online distance learning have weak internet connection, according to survey results released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Friday. Based on the survey conducted by…

Two families check if female torso in garbage bag belongs to their missing kin

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen are gathering more information to verify the identity of the woman, who owns the torso which was found in a garbage bag in Talamban river. This developed after two families visited the…

Families hit by cemetery closures to get aid — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be helping the families living in the public cemeteries in the city who will be affected by the closure of these cemeteries from October 30 to November 3,…

DSWD-7 asks Cebu City’s help in finishing SAP distribution

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are 117,126 families in Cebu City who successfully received their Special Amelioration Program (SAP) for the first wave of the distribution. Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) reported…

Gov’t needs P31.7B for cash aid of ‘left-out’ poor families — DILG exec

Consuelo Marquez 04/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government will need P31.7 billion to fund the cash subsidy of poor families excluded from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) list of beneficiaries under the social amelioration program, an official of…

JK Rowling starts ‘Harry Potter At Home’ for housebound families

04/03/2020

J.K. Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The author has launched an online initiative, www.harrypotterathome.com, which features quizzes, games and other activities. For the month…

Lacson: Wage earners getting hungry, but where’s the cash subsidy?

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government should already be distributing the emergency subsidy for some 18 million households amid the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Monday. Under Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal As…

4 boat operators missing in Santa Fe; 9k families evacuated

Rosalie Abatayo 12/25/2019

CEBU, Philippines — Four boat operators from Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island have been reported missing hours after the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula in northern Cebu. According to the situation report of the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk…

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