American shares his Cebu City Fire Volunteers’ experience

Immae Lachica 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— For about a month an American citizen from Chicago volunteered to be part of the Cebu City Fire Volunteers (CCFV). And this foreign volunteer sure did learn a thing or two about how the…

USPF’s Swint after loss to USJ-R: ‘We’ll be okay’ 

Immae Lachica, Mars G. Alison 10/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Despite not being able to help his team in a Cesafi men’s basketball game on Saturday, October 5, 2019, due to uniform issues, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers foreign student athlete Sameen…

Motor banca capsizes near Capitancillo Islet; PCG rescues divers, banca’s crew members

Doris C. Bongcac and Benjie Talisic 07/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Coastguard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) rescued 20 local and foreign divers and three crew members after the motor banca which they boarded capsized near Capitancillo Islet in Bogo City in northern…

Public urged: Avail of Passport on Wheels in malls; 30,000 applicants eyed

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The public are encouraged to take advantage of the monthlong Department of Foreign Affairs’s Passport on Wheels (POW) in malls in Cebu which is expected to serve at least 30,000 new passport applicants…

Japan’s new foreign worker status to focus on 8 countries including Philippines

The Japan News/Asia News Network / 12/13/2018

TOKYO — Foreigners granted a new residence status for workers with specific skills may initially be accepted primarily from eight countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia, according to sources. To prevent financial exploitation by dishonest brokers,…

Pinoy Pride 45 foreign cast arrives

Glendale G. Rosal 11/17/2018

THE foreign boxers who will challenge ALA Boxing Gym stalwarts will arrive tomorrow for the much-anticipated Pinoy Pride 45: Triple WBO Championships that will unfold on November 24 at the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City. Mexican boxers…

Neda: PH to allow up to 100% foreign ownership in internet businesses

Inquirer.net 10/02/2018

THE Philippines will allow up to 100 percent foreign ownership in internet businesses as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed 11th Foreign Investment Negative List, the country’s chief economist said Tuesday. During the Senate finance…

Drilon questions huge number of Chinese nationals working in PH

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

Sen. Franklin Drilon expressed concern on Wednesday about the huge number of Chinese workers in the country, as he noted that their presence was depriving Filipinos of the opportunity to be gainfully employed. During the deliberation of…

Pros and cons of having no foreign player in Cesafi

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 08/23/2018

SOME of the Cesafi’s best players have shared their thoughts on the news that foreign players will be prohibited from playing in the league starting in 2021. Reigning league MVP, Jaybie Mantilla of the University of San…

Foreign players cry foul, Tiukinhoy explains new rules

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 08/21/2018

FOREIGN student-athletes who are competing in the 2018 season of the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament expressed their disappointment over the decision of the league to prohibit foreigners from participating in 2021. The ruling was announced by Cesafi…

Foreign Ironman participants feel safe

Ray Charlie Diaz 08/03/2018

DESPITE the alarming number of shooting incidents in Cebu in the past month, some foreign participants of the Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships are not worried about their safety. American Harry Barnes, who is joining…

COA flags Cesar Montano’s ‘extravagant’ foreign trips

Inquirer.net 07/26/2018

The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the “excessive and extravagant” foreign trips of resigned Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) chief operating officer (COO) Cesar Montano totaling to 14 trips in a span of 91 days. In its…

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