Cordova mayor orders probe on expired goods found in evacuation center

Futch Anthony Inso 07/29/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan ordered an investigation on the expired goods that were found stocked at the Cordova Evacuation Center in Barangay Gabi. The evacuation center was managed by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction…

Meeting inflation head-on

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/05/2022

In my childhood days in the 1960s, we would watch on our dark Radiowealth TV screen “Da’ Best Show,” a daily early evening variety show that featured comedy skits with veterans Sylvia La Torre, Oscar Obligacion, Ading…

Food crisis, high costs to test Bongbong Marcos as agri chief

Jordeene Lagare, The Inquirer Bureaus 06/22/2022

With just days before he sits as agriculture secretary, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will have to contend with numerous challenges that threaten the country’s food supply and stymied the growth of the farm sector for decades. Outgoing…

P20 per kilo of rice may be seen by early 2023 — DAR

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A kilo of rice worth P20 may be available by early 2023, should president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. heed the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Marcos earlier vowed to bring down…

Typhoon Odette-affected families in Bohol and Cebu receive Japan-donated rice

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) distributed a total of 6,666 sacks of Japan-donated rice to identified local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol…

Trash-talking Casimero shows soft side, distributes goods to needy townmates

Glendale G. Rosal 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero has been known on social media as a tough-talking, foul-mouthed, flamboyant boxer. The three-division world champion proved on Tuesday, September 28, that he too has a soft and…

For the fourth time, Lapu dads defer approval of SB no. 3

Futch Anthony Inso 09/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The supplemental budget (SB) no. 3 has been deferred for the fourth time by the Lapu-Lapu City Council after it failed to pass the special session on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Although the…

Plastic wastes in exchange for bigas – Andi Eigenmann

Immae Lachica 07/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—For a couple of clean and dry plastic wastes the Happy Island fam got six kilos of rice in exchange. Andi Eigenmann is living her best life in Siargao with her kids and fiancè Philmar…

Yaw-Yan fighters show soft side, distribute goods to 150 poor families

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite being badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yaw-Yan ArDigma, Cebu’s vaunted Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team, still found a way to extend a charitable hand to the needy. This after the…

How food secure are we?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/18/2021

Ironically, our country’s dogged pursuit of rice self-sufficiency in the name of food security had the reverse undesired result of reducing Filipinos’ food security. This is because our food staple became less and less affordable over the…

Cebu City to send aid to typhoon-battered Catanduanes on Friday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s aid to typhoon-struck Catanduanes will be sent off on Friday, November 13, 2020, through the help of the Naval Forces. Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for disaster risk reduction…

Cebu City gov’t to focus aid on lockdown areas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will now focus the relief aid to lockdown areas only — now that the quarantine restrictions have begun to ease out under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Lawyer…

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