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…

Casas fights back: Accuses Osmeña of ‘overpricing’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. released documents showing the purchase of “overpriced” sardines and other canned goods during the administration of former mayor Tomas Osmeña. Casas alleged that Osmeña authorized the procurement of…

Grateful SAP beneficiary walks all the way home under intense heat with a sack of rice just to save on fare

Futch Anthony Inso 05/06/2020

DUMANJUG, Cebu- A 29-year-old father walked for almost an hour under the scorching heat of the sun while carrying a sack of rice just to save on fare, after he received his P6,000 social amelioration subsidy last…

Mayor Richard Gomez initiative vis-à-vis COVID-19

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/24/2020

  True leaders are decisive. What to do in any situation is instinctive in them. Weak leaders are like flotsam in the ocean, tossed by the waves. These are leaders, who are no leaders at all, who…

NFA offices, warehouses remain open during Holy Week

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The National Food Authority offices and warehouses nationwide will remain open throughout the Lenten Season. In a press release posted on its Facebook page, National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Judy Carol Dansal announced that the agency…

Thinking of going healthy? Check out these rice alternatives

Marc Cosep 04/06/2020

Rice is a staple in many people’s diets. It’s filling, inexpensive, and a great mild-tasting addition to flavorful dishes. However, rice — white rice in particular — may not be appropriate for everyone’s dietary needs. For instance,…

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