Rama to coterminous officials: You may not report to work anymore

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama urged the coterminous officials of the City Hall to no longer report to work as the transition between administrations is ongoing. Rama said that all employees and officials…

Central Visayas football officials optimistic with reelection of Araneta as PFF prexy 

Mars G. Alison 11/29/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Relief seems to be the general feeling among members of the Cebu football community after Mariano “Nonong” Araneta was re-elected as the president of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).  Araneta won, 23-12, against Ricky…

Typhoon leaves 19 dead as Japan launches major rescue

10/13/2019

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more…

Negros Oriental police chief, 3 other officials relieved over ops that killed 14

Inquirer.net 04/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday relieved the director of the Negros Oriental police, and the chiefs of police of three cities and municipalities where 14 persons were recently killed…

‘Demand honesty from gov’t officials’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Honesty should be a value that Filipinos should demand from both incumbent and aspiring government officials, according to two senatorial candidates on Monday, March 11, 2019 during the “Klarohay Ta! Mega Cebu Candidates…

E-League officials decide on incidents during finals

JONAS PANERIO 02/06/2019

Games on Saturday:  City Sports Club-Cebu (Game 3, Evo League) 3:00 PM – KYOCERA  VS DREAMSCAPE  (Game 3, Elite Classic) 4:30 PM – ACCENTURE  VS. SYKES Cebu City, Philippines – One key player got spared from a…

Ermita officials to seek DILG advice on release of calamity fund

Rosalie Abatayo 02/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With only two officials left in Barangay Ermita, acting Barangay Captain Efe Rupinta raised concerns on how to release the quick response funds for the over 2,000 individuals who were affected in Tuesday’s…

Locsin: How about jailing public officials with mind of 9-year-old?

Inquirer.net 01/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — How about jailing adult elected public officials – with the mind of a nine-year-old – for pocketing a portion of their “pork”? Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. raised this question on Tuesday amid…

Garcia sues Davide, Magpale, Capitol execs; asks Ombudsman to suspend Capitol officials

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu’s third district Representative Gwendolyn Garcia has filed criminal and administrative charges against Governor Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and four other Capitol executives for allegedly filling in positions in the Capitol…

Tourism officials target Indian, Russian market

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/18/2018

While maintaining its loyal East Asian market, Cebu’s tourism officials will want to tap into new countries and bring them to Cebu. Among their targets include Indians and Russians. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) officials are expecting…

To attract more tourists, new visa policies needed — exec

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/17/2018

GMCAC OFFICIALS’ CALL If Cebu and the rest of the Philippines really want to have much more tourist arrivals, new visa policies should be instituted by the government including visa on arrival and electronic visas. This was…

Thai state officials behind 90% of rights violations

Inquirer.net, The Nation/Asia News Network 12/12/2018

BANGKOK — Over 90 percent of the human rights violations in Thailand were committed by state officials, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) revealed yesterday, adding that it is getting worse. Human-rights activists said that violations by…

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