Brazil’s president wants soccer to return amid pandemic

05/01/2020

SAO PAULO  — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to see soccer competitions start back up again soon despite the country’s high number of coronavirus cases, arguing Thursday that players are less likely to die from COVID-19 because…

The COVID-19 special power law: What it contains

Fernando Fajardo 03/25/2020

  The “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” as the measure was finally called was passed first by the House of Representatives using the version coming from the Senate. The Senate version changed some of the proposals coming…

Aboitiz pushes for closer private-public sector collab

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY—Greater and closer collaboration between the government and the private sector can help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Philippine economy and ease the people’s anxiety. While the COVID-19 crisis had created a…

Cebu PCL prexy: ‘Nat’l chair candidate Salceda bullied me’

Rosalie Abatayo 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Francis Salimbangon, the president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) in Cebu, said he was bullied by the camp of Polangui, Albay councilor Jesciel Richard Salceda amid their failed elections for their national positions last…

Wuhan hospital president dies of novel coronavirus pneumonia

02/18/2020

BEIJING — Liu Zhiming, president of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital in Hubei province, died of the novel coronavirus pneumonia at 10:30 am on Tuesday despite medical efforts, according to a report of China Central Television. The hospital, which…

New prexy vows to continue to strengthen MCCI-Mandaue gov’t leaders’ relationship

Norman Mendoza 01/31/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Continuing to improve the relationship between the business sector and leaders of the Mandaue City government is the goal of the new president of a business group in the city. “I will continue…

Duterte suggests aboveground infrastructure to improve traffic in Cebu City

Rosalie Abatayo 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte urged local officials in Cebu to pursue their plans, if there is any, on aboveground infrastructure to improve mobility in the city. In his 20-minute speech before thousands of spectators…

Duterte tackles Cebu traffic, drugs during Sinulog speech at CCSC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte covered two problems of Cebu as he addressed Cebuanos in a 20-minute speech at the Sinulog Grandstand at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) at past 7 p.m. on Sunday,…

President Duterte to visit Cebu for Sinulog 2020; Signal shutdown being pushed

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be in town for the Sinulog 2020 celebration, which means cellphone signal shutdown may push through after all.  Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, director of the Police Regional…

Duterte won’t extend martial law in Mindanao

Nestor Corrales 12/10/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would no longer extend martial law in Mindanao. “The Office of the President wishes to announce that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will not extend martial law in Mindanao upon its expiration…

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…

Nonong Araneta re-elected as Philippine Football Federation president

Cedelf Tupas 11/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines—Mariano “Nonong” Araneta was re-elected as Philippine Football Federation president on Friday, November 29, 2019, during the 16th PFF Congress at Century Park Hotel in Manila. A member of the FIFA Executive Council, Araneta bested Negros…

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