Lipayran barangay officials urged: Coordinate with Bantayan police 

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The chief of police of Bantayan Police Station has urged the Lipayran barangay officials to coordinate with them in ensuring that health protocols imposed there would be followed. Police Major Windell Abellana, Bantayan Police…

Report may change President’s mind about keeping Duque – Sotto

Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ 09/07/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte might change his mind about keeping Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in his Cabinet once he finished reading the Senate report on the multibillion-peso fraud that nearly crippled Philippine Health…

Ferro: There’s no memo forcing LGUs to back anti-terror bill

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no memorandum issued that will force local government unit (LGU) personnel to support the passing of the Anti-Terrorism bill, contrary to what has been circulating online. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius…

‘Game of Thrones’ stars Jason Momoa, Peter Dinklage in talks for vampire movie—report

05/22/2020

“Game of Thrones” alums Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage may co-star in an upcoming vampire movie. The two actors are in negotiations to join “Good Bad & Undead” from Legendary, Deadline reported yesterday, May 20. Director Max Barbakow has…

As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

05/04/2020

ROME  — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day…

Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Gender-based violence during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be reported through an online site of the Commission Human Rights (CHR). The CHR said Monday it has developed…

Twitter suspends accounts defending Duterte’s COVID-19 response – report

Krissy Aguilar 04/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twitter has suspended accounts defending President Rodrigo Duterte under hashtags in support of the government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response. “Hundreds of accounts” were in violation of the social media platform’s manipulation and spam…

Clarin Mayor David Navarro shot dead in Cebu City

Alven Marie Timtim, Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines–Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental has been shot to death along M. Velez Street in Cebu City on Friday afternoon, October 25, 2019.  The said mayor, who was facing complaints of physical injuries and…

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

08/23/2019

BANGKOK — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and…

Duterte to public: Report corruption, Palace is open 24/7

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte assured the public that his fight against corruption will be relentless, urging Filipinos to report corruption to the government’s 8888 hotline. “Malacañang is open 24 hours basta corruption,” Duterte said in…

Central Visayas GRDP growth higher than national growth – Cobonpue

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Central Visayas remains among  the fastest growing regions in the country, said Regional Development Council (RDC) Chairperson Kenneth Cobonpue. “Today, Central Visayas is still one of the country’s fastest growing regional economies, with the region…

Accenture study: Culture of equality drives workplace innovation

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Equality in the workplace will drive innovation among employees, according to the Accenture report “Getting to Equal 2019.” The Accenture research covered 18,000 professionals in 27 countries. “In this era of widespread disruption, businesses and…

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