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…

Rise Up – Cebu offers help to Cebuanos who lost kin to the gov’t’s anti-drugs war

Alven Marie Timtim 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A non-government organization is offering its assistance to individuals who lost their family members to the government’s anti-drugs war. Rise Up – Cebu provides counselling to help some Cebuanos overcome the tragedy caused…

Sylvanian Families meet & greet, Beyblade competition set at the SM Store

PR 08/28/2019

Visit The SM Store in SM City Cebu and enjoy a whole lot of fun and exciting activities for your kids on August 31, September 1, 7 & 8. Meet & greet these adorable distinctive animal characters…

Farmers, mountain folks enjoy improved connectivity with activation of more Smart LTE cell sites

PR 07/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More mountain barangays are now enjoying the best technology for fast, reliable, and affordable mobile internet connection with the activation of Smart Communications Inc. LTE cell sites. The latest is Barangay Linut-od, located…

Nine NYD pilgrims say goodbye, give aid to foster families in Tejero

Zena V. Magto 04/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The nine National Youth Day pilgrims, who lost all their belongings to the April 26 fire in Barangay Tejero in Cebu City, returned to the barangay a few hours after the close of…

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