Spare small online sellers, BIR urged

Ben O. de Vera, Julie M. Aurelio, Leila B. Salaverria 06/12/2020

Several senators are questioning the move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to press owners of online shops to register their businesses during an economic crisis, saying this would burden and not help small entrepreneurs who…

93 repatriated OFWs to arrive in Cebu on May 28

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 93 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to arrive in Cebu City on Thursday evening, May 28, 2020. The OFWs are onboard MV St. Francis Xavier that left Manila around 10:30…

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

Associated Press 05/27/2020

GENEVA — Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine government’s drug war that has left thousands dead, pointing in particular to its harmful effects…

Talisay’s Coastal Patrol uses drone to monitor coastal areas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Coastal Patrol Team of Talisay City is using a drone to help them patrol the coastal barangays placed under a lockdown in the city without them getting inside the area. Commander Nelson…

Cebu’s PADS team eyes paradragon title in dragonboat race in France

Mars G. Alison 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After clinching the title of the first paradragon category of the 14th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Nations Championships in Pattaya, Thailand last August, Cebu’s Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat…

PDEA-7 chief on war on drugs: We’re on our way to achieving ‘100% success’ but …

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The war on drugs is on its way to success, but it is neither a failure nor a 100 percent success. Director Wardley Getalla, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas chief, said this…

Philhealth to hike members’ premium starting January 2020

Futch Anthony Inso 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHeath) will increase the premium that they are collecting from their members starting January this year. Dina Cinchez, Public Information Officer of PhilHealth in Cebu City, said that…

PCG to fishermen, sailors: Monitor weather, don’t sail if sea is unfavorable

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) is encouraging fishermen and sailors to prepare for the incoming Tropical Depression (TD) that is expected to pass through the region by Christmas. The Philippine…

PFF Annual Congress: Nonong Araneta seeks fresh term against Ricky Yanson

Cedelf P. Tupas 11/29/2019

Saying his performance and track record speak for themselves, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Nonong Araneta seeks a fresh mandate when the PFF holds its annual Congress on Friday at Century Park Hotel in Manila. The elections…

Coast Guard to hold sea crash exercise in Mactan on Friday

Futch Anthony Inso 11/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7), together with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), will conduct a Sea Crash Exercise in the seawater of Magellan Bay in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City…

Two more typhoons may visit PH before yearend — Pagasa

Rosalie Abatayo 11/24/2019

CEBU CITY, CEBU Philippines —— At least two more typhoons may visit the country before the year ends. Joseph Gerald Merlas, a meteorologist in the Mactan Station of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa Mactan),…

Film shows why we need to save Philippine Eagle

Marc Cosep 11/20/2019

The Philippine Eagle is one of the most elusive and majestic birds in the world of Ornithology. Its decreasing population has also led to numerous organizations, talking about immediate action on the preservation and efforts to increase…

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