Boholana cop bags 3 medals in World Police and Fire Games 2022 in The Netherlands

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Boholana policewoman made the country proud by bagging three medals in the World Police and Fire Games 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Police Staff Sergeant Maria Caress Cenabre Arnejo of Bohol Tourist…

Ecstasy tablets worth P5M seized; man nabbed in Cebu City’s Pasil

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 07/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P5 million worth of ecstasy tablets were seized from a 30-year-old man during a controlled delivery operation conducted by on Monday afternoon, July 18, 2022, in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City.  Authorities…

Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections

Reuters 05/08/2021

AMSTERDAM — Dutch researchers have trained bees, which have an unusually keen sense of smell, to identify samples infected with COVID-19, a finding they said could cut waiting times for test results to just seconds. To train the bees,…

Cycling mecca Netherlands is embracing electric bikes

AFP Relaxnews 11/08/2020

Bicycles are an institution in the Netherlands. The country actually counts more bikes than inhabitants. And now, like elsewhere in Europe, people there are increasingly adopting e-bikes, whose sales are higher than those of classical bicycles, according…

400-year-old bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

/INQ.net 04/27/2019

PITTSBURGH — A 17th-century Geneva Bible, one of the hundreds of rare books authorities said was stolen from a Pittsburgh library as part of a 20-year-long theft scheme, is back home. The Bible, published in 1615, was…

Foreign runners abound in Cebu Marathon 2018

Glendale G. Rosal 12/26/2017

  THE UPCOMING Cebu Marathon 2018 will be well represented by runners from different countries around the world. The race, which starts and finishes at the Cebu Business Park on January 14, 2018, has attracted 4,997 runners…

Cebu City execs off to Netherlands to strengthen sister-city relations

Inna Gian Mejia 06/05/2017

CEBU City officials headed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña will fly to the City of Haarlemmermeer in Netherlands today to celebrate the silver anniversary or 25th year of sister-city relations between the two cities. Osmeña will be traveling…

Cebu-Netherlands ties get boost

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/21/2017

The Kingdom of the Netherlands saw strengthened ties with Cebu as it reopened its honorary consulate here last week. Marion Derckx, ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, said they hope to forge new connections and business…

PH bet Kylie Versoza wins sixth Miss International Crown

Apple Ta-as 10/27/2016

THE PHILIPPINES’ bet Kylie Verzosa brought home the crown in this year’s Miss International pageant held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan last Thursday (Oct. 27). Kylie is the sixth Filipina to bring home the…

Youths build health center in Mandaue relocation site

Norman V. Mendoza 08/04/2016

Twenty-three youth volunteers from Belgium and The Netherlands and Cebu City help construct the multipurpose center and health center at a 6.5-hectare relocation site in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City. The project’s construction started last Aug. 2 and…

The Netherlands jails’ accommodate asylum-seekers as prisoners decline

05/17/2016

Haarlem, the Netherlands — With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the…

Fire in Amsterdam

Jason A. Baguia 12/13/2015

Be careful. Killers roam the streets of Amsterdam. So said the driver as our bus rolled into the capital of the Netherlands in mid-November. The warning, he explained, referred not to reapers on the loose but to…

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