Teacher shares convo with student about having no more rice to eat to motivate other kids to go to school

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 01/19/2023

CEBU, Philippines — A teacher, from Compostela, Davao de Oro, took to social media to share a screenshot of a chat with his student asking for an excuse for not attending class because they don’t have rice…

Maria Y. Orosa: Food hero

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 12/21/2022

Unlike Sen. Cynthia Villar, I cannot live without onions, a staple in our daily cooking. My cook complained the other day about the price of onions at P380 a kilo. It is an increase from P200 a…

Marcos gives one-time rice allowance to all gov’t employees

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 12/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. granted a one-time rice allowance to all government personnel for this year, Malacañang announced in a statement on Saturday. Those who are entitled to receive the rice subsidy include…

More aid for Mandaue’s fire victims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More help has arrived for the thousands of individuals in Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City displaced by a massive fire. The Cebu Provincial Government, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), has…

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…

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