Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong

Associated Press 05/30/2020

  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), end Hong Kong’s special trade status, and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf…

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding in 30 days

05/19/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump threatened Monday to permanently freeze US funding to the World Health Organization unless “substantive improvements” were made within the next 30 days. Washington suspended funding to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it…

LGUs urged to actively identify projects for possible ADB funding

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Local governments in Cebu and other areas in the Visayas should be proactive in identifying projects for possible funding by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Kelly Bird, ADB country director for the Philippines, said…

China funding for 12 infra projects, 2 in Cebu, pushed

Inquirer.net 09/02/2018

The Cebu-Bohol Link Bridge and the Negros-Cebu Link Bridge projects are among the 12 infrastructure projects under the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” that China’s new aid agency is considering to provide grants to finance their feasibility…

Of feasibility studies, funding sources

Connie Fernandez-Brojan 06/05/2018

(CONCLUSION) ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ The Cebu International Container Port will be built on a 25- hectare reclaimed land in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town with 500-meter berth length to accommodate two 2,000 TEU vessels; 4 quay cranes and…

Malasakit Center receives P50M funding

Morexette B. Erram 05/01/2018

The Office of the President (OP) has turned over P50 million worth of financial assistance to the Malasakit Center, which is managed by the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City. Malasakit Center, established last…

Neda: BRT project still a go

Doris C. Bongcac, Victor Anthony Silva 08/08/2017

Additional funding of P6.3B up for discussion in the Neda ICC meeting It is not yet the end of the road for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project being proposed by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. The…

EU derails proposal of free travel for teens

03/28/2017

The European Union on Monday rejected a proposal to give all 18-year-olds free InterRail passes as too expensive, saying it would instead subsidize some travel for a few thousand students. Up to 7,000 European students will get…

Human rights make man human

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/10/2016

For Senator Jose W. Diokno, no cause is more worthy than the cause of human rights. Human rights are more than legal concepts; they are the essence of man. They are what make man human. That is…

Cebu City’s disaster office proposes a P350.8-M budget for 2017

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/11/2016

The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CCDRRMO) is asking for a P350.8 million budget for next year, up by P58.3 million from its budget allocation this year. CCDRRMO head Nagiel Bañacia, during the budget hearing…

DTI launches mentorship program for Cebu startups

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/14/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with its partners launched a mentorship program for Cebu-based tech startups on Thursday. DTI Cebu Provincial Director Maria Elena Arbon said the Launchpad program is aimed at elevating tech startups…

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