MCWD chair speaks out: We are not at fault for water crisis

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Joel Marie Yu, broke his silence on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a day after Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella terminated the water utility’s Board of…

MPBL can take over erring franchises, says commissioner

Cedelf Tupas 10/07/2019

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League has started to feel some of the pains that come along with a league in infancy. Just recently, reports cropped up of a power tussle at the penthouse, with the offices of…

Address tech woes, credit access problems, gov’t urged

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/15/2018

How to help seaweed farmers Poverty, lack of technology, and access to cheap credit remain to be the biggest challenges for the country’s seaweed industry. If these can be addressed, more opportunities can open up for seaweed…

Faith, community-based rehab programs solution to drug problems, says Palma

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/26/2018

The country’s drug problem may be solved not by violence but through spiritual enlightenment, faith and a solid support group. So was the message of Archbishop Jose Palma as he celebrated mass for the over 500 recovering…

New Lapu-Lapu police chief to prioritize drug, congestion problems

Futch Anthony Inso 07/24/2018

Senior Supt. Lemeul Obon formally assumed as head of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) on Tuesday morning with a commitment to prioritize the city’s drugs and congestion problems. Obon directed policemen under his command to make…

Talisay City officials agree that Ironman poses traffic problems

John Michael Aroa 07/03/2018

Talisay City officials shared Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s position not to allow the eight-hour closure of the Cebu City side of the Cebu South Coastal Road in order to accommodate the bike leg competition of the…

Same old problems to hound schools – ACT Rep

Inquirer.net 06/03/2018

ACT Teachers party-list Representative Antonio Tinio said on Sunday that schools will encounter the same problems when classes resume on Monday. “I think pagbukas ng klase bukas, makikita natin ‘yung mga dati pa ring problema. ‘Yung mga…

Why blame Duterte? Sereno created her own problems

Inquirer.net 06/01/2018

Palace to UN rapporteur Why blame President Duterte? This was the reaction of Malacañang yesterday as it hit back at United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Diego Garcia-Sayan who remarked that the “vulgar” words of President Rodrigo Duterte…

Albayalde: country’s drug problems far from over

Inquirer.net 05/31/2018

Two years into President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has yet to get rid of more than half of the illegal drug problem in the country, PNP chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde said…

New CPDRC warden: Why not transfer some inmates to other jails to address congestion problems?

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/28/2018

To address the congestion at the CPDRC, new warden Reynaldo Valmoria suggested to the governor to transfer some inmates to other city jails. Gov. Hilario Davide III said the proposal is good but will have to study…

Rise in mental health problems, crimes seen with Boracay shutdown

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN — A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and her home in the wake of the government’s plan to rehabilitate the…

Student ‘behaving erratically’ before fatal jump

Agnes Alpuerto, Benjie Talisic, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/28/2017

THE school whose building was the site where a senior high school student jumped off to her death voiced its shock on the incident and disclosed details that may have led to her suicide Thursday afternoon. In…

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