Frasco’s proposal for access to affordable caskets pass committee deliberations

Doris C. Bongcac 11/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A bill that seeks to provide every Filipino family access to affordable and decent caskets for their departed loved ones passed deliberations by the Committee on Trade and Industry at the House of Representatives.…

LTO: Some of the 24M unregistered vehicles in PH belong to gov’t agencies

Zeus Legaspi 11/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, revealed that some of the over 24 million unregistered vehicles in the country have previously been registered under different government agencies. “We have around…

Cebu City to open road near sports center to help decongest traffic

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As part of the preparations of Cebu City’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa 2024 and as per directive from Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, a road opening has been proposed near the Cebu…

How do you calculate for your 13th-month pay? Read on!

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/10/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – It’s that time of year again when the 13th-month pay is about to be released. But, do you know how it is calculated? Employees often need clarification to compute this additional compensation.…

Mandaue police reports accomplishments from July to October

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/10/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Over 1,200 individuals were arrested by the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) during their anti-criminality operations from July to October this year. This was reported to some members of the Cebu media on Thursday, November…

Sara gives up seeking P650M in secret funds

Melvin Gascon 11/10/2023

After relentless opposition from activists and many lawmakers, Vice President Sara Duterte on Thursday dropped her requests for confidential funds (CF) amounting to P500 million for her office and another P150 million for the Department of Education…

Robin Padilla: Morality in the Philippines is going down

Maila Ager 11/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla has expressed dismay over what he perceives as the eroding morality in the Philippines. Speaking at the Ambassadors for Peace dinner banquet in Quezon City early this week, Padilla lamented how…

Cebu City councilor wants installation of CCTV in business establishments

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The robbery that occurred at a coffee shop along Salinas Drive in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City last Tuesday, October 31, alerted one of the councilors in Cebu City. Fortunately, the incident was caught…

With Rama on leave, Garcia sits as acting mayor of Cebu City

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia said that there will be “no changes” in Cebu City during his 27-day term as the acting mayor. The vice mayor assumed the position after Mayor…

Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. appointed by Bongbong Marcos as new Agriculture secretary 

Jean Mangaluz 11/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday announced that Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA). In a last-minute press briefing in Malacañang, Marcos…

Ordinance creating ‘one-stop shop’ for construction permits proposed in Cebu City

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A councilor in Cebu City wants to improve the process of acquiring construction permits in the city. Councilor Rey Gealon penned a proposed ordinance entitled, ‘One-stop shop for construction permits (OSCP)’ and presented…

Cebu City dad calls on law enforcers to beef up security measures amidst war in Israel

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A councilor in Cebu City has called on various law enforcers in the city to beef up safety and security measures amidst the ongoing war in Israel. Councilor Rey Gealon sent copies of…

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