OFWs’ remittances in February hit $2.5B

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

Dollars sent back home by expatriate Filipinos continued to rise in February on the back of larger remittance volumes from both land- and sea-based workers, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Monday. In a press…

February inflation surges to 4.5%

Inquirer.net 03/07/2018

Consumer prices further rose at a faster pace in February as prices of food and beverage as well as “sin” products continued to increase partly as a result of the first tax reform package that took effect…

Waterfront Airport Hotel’s Festive February at Uno

02/16/2018

FOOD offerings can dramatically enhance guests’ approval in the hotel industry. And with consumer dining demands and trends, hotels need a food and beverage department that must be able to serve good food complemented by service of…

‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns on February 25

Michelle Joy Padayhag 02/13/2018

THE VAGINA Warriors are back. American playwright-activist Eve Ensler’s play, ”The Vagina Monologues” returns to the Cebu stage on February 25 at the Mediterranean Room of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. This is in celebration…

Cebeco 2 to hike power rates in February

Morexette B. Erram 01/06/2018

ANOTHER power distributor in Cebu will increase its electricity rates next month to compensate for the expected increase in supply rates from power generators with the implementation of the first package of the government’s new tax reform…

July

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 07/01/2017

July begins. July I have often ignored, and so far I have not written about. It is almost an anonymous month, a nondescript bridge to an August remembered only because of the flash floods. At noontime I…

No stopping jail strip search

Nestle L. Semilla 05/23/2017

A congressional inquiry will not scare drug enforcers into halting the strip searches in jails. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) will continue to implement the strip search during Greyhound operations in jail facilities…

‘Nalutsan ta sa shabu sa basura’

Lloyd Suarez 02/19/2017

Bisan ako nagduda gyud nga plantalya lang kadtong mga basura nga gipalusot dinhi sa Sugbo ug gitapok diha sa Tingub, Mandaue gikan sa South Korea. Nagtuo gyud ko nga mga shabu ang gihatod dinhi sa Sugbo unya…

February dates

Radel Paredes 02/18/2017

Most people celebrate February as the month of love. But for artists and art lovers in the Philippines, the second month of the year is also the National Arts Month. So the love fever comes with the…

The short and perhaps happy life of February

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 02/11/2017

The day started inauspiciously. As usual, the clock radio came on at the morning hour set for the alarm, and a voice began to make a summary of the news. Half-asleep I only caught fragments of it,…

Prelude to the visayas omph congress

Madrileña de la Cerna 02/11/2017

As a prelude to the Visayas Congress of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on February 16-18, three film entries to the Short Film Festival of the 150th Jubilee of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help…

America’s Black History Month: If Ida B. Wells were alive today

Ryan Macasero 02/04/2017

Every February, the US celebrates Black History Month. While I’m not black, I grew up learning about leaders in the black community who fought for racial equality and justice there. Long before I decided to pursue a…

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