‘Halad sa Kababayen-an’ art exhibit helps empower women this Women’s Month

Immae Lachica 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  With over 20 art pieces made by young students in Cebu, Halad sa Kababayen-an speaks for women’s equality and empowerment. The University of San Carlos-Senior High School-South Campus in partnership with Legal Alternatives…

Garcias file criminal cases vs doctors for medical negligence

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Garcias, one of the most prominent and influential political families in Cebu, have filed criminal cases against two doctors who attended the late Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu 3rd…

BREAKING: Duterte signs anti-terror bill into law

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite massive opposition, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the controversial anti-terror bill into law. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed this in a text message to INQUIRER.net on Friday. The anti-terror bill seeks to strengthen the Human…

DepEd-7 chief: Congress should amend law on opening of classes

Futch Anthony Inso 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Congress should amend the law first on the opening of classes before implementing President Rodrigo Duterte’s recommendation to move the opening of classes to September in areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ).…

Universal Health Care Law implementation starts in Cebu; DOH reminds not everything is ‘free’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law has officially started in Cebu on Thursday, January 9, 2020. This is after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed a…

DA-7: Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not qualify for P5K cash aid

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not be qualified to receive the P5,000 financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The cash assistance was intended for small rice farmers, who were mostly…

Comelec: No funds wasted despite Barangay, SK polls postponement

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) to December 2022 will give the Commission on Elections (Comelec) more than enough time to devise measures that will make the next scheduled…

Panelo: Martial law a tool to save democracy

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The declaration of martial law is not necessarily antidemocratic, but “the very tool to save the exercise of democracy,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson said in a statement on the eve of the actual enforcement…

Duterte signs law requiring schools to provide neutral desk for students 

Nestor Corrales 08/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring schools to provide neutral desks to all students to address the needs of left-handed students. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11394 or the Mandatory Provision of…

‘Endo’ bill may lapse into law

07/19/2019

The much anticipated security of tenure (SOT) bill awaiting President Duterte’s signature may yet lapse into law. The bill, whose Senate version was adopted by the House of Representatives, was transmitted to Malacañang on June 27. It…

Filipino Homes CEO to start drive to push PRC to implement RESA Law

PR 07/06/2019

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) is called to be proactive in policing the existence of non-licensed sellers especially non-Filipinos. Filipino Homes founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Anthony Gerard O. Leuterio in a statement said that his…

Palace welcomes ROTC law for Grades 11, 12

/INQ.net 05/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang described as “good news” the House of Representatives’ approval of a measure that would mandate the enrollment of senior high school students in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). “That’s good news. President…

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