Gov. Zubiri flip-flops, rescinds controversial order

By FROILAN GALLARDO 03/27/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri had rescinded a controversial order he made on Friday morning, March 27, 2020, stopping all rice shipments from leaving the province.  Zubiri in his new Executive Order no. 18-A which…

DA-7 orders price freeze on agricultural products

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has already imposed a price freeze on vegetables, rice, and other agricultural products starting this week. DA-7 regional director lawyer Salvador Diputado told CDN Digital…

100K sacks of rice for underprivileged residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will distribute 100,000 sacks of rice to the underprivileged members of the city. Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the city had purchased the rice to help the no-work-no-pay residents…

PH still world’s biggest rice importer

Karl R. Ocampo 02/14/2020

The Philippines is expected to remain the world’s biggest rice importer this year even with a slowdown in importation due to excessive supply and improved local production. In a report published this week, the United States Department…

DA-7: Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not qualify for P5K cash aid

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not be qualified to receive the P5,000 financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The cash assistance was intended for small rice farmers, who were mostly…

CPPO chief gets an assurance of support, 200 sacks of rice

Alven Marie Timtim 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has boosted its assurance of support to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) with the promise of 200 sacks of rice. Mayor Edgardo Labella gave this assurance and promise…

DOST-7 now accepting entries for invention and science research contest

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Science and Technology in Central Visayas (DOST-7) noted a decline in interest in science and technology among students in Cebu and the rest of the region. Samuel Parcon, DOST-7 supervising science research…

NFA-7 procures 729 bags of palay from local farmers

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Rice Tariffication Law prohibiting the National Food Authority (NFA) from importing rice has prompted the agency  to focus on procuring palay from local farmers. With this, the National Food Authority in Central…

Cebu Business Month 2019 to take innovation, technology to another level

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/05/2019

CEBU CITY—Aside from showing businesses how to take advantage of technology, this year’s Cebu Business Month (CBM) will give businesses the opportunity to interact with technology enablers and providers. Lilu Aliño, chairperson of CBM 2019, explained that…

City dad calls for transparency on distribution of rice subsidy for habal-habal drivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover, Jr., demands more transparency on the distribution of the rice subsidy of the habal-habal drivers which started distribution on Saturday, February 23. Alcover, in his privilege speech during the regular…

1, 400 habal-habal drivers claim rice subsidy from City Hall

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City government prepared 2,000 sacks of rice for distribution to habal-habal and Angkas drivers today, February 23, but only 1, 400 sacks were claimed as of 2 p.m. Annabeth Cuizon, executive assistant…

1K Cebu City registered habal-habal drivers to receive rice subsidy on February 23

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,000 registered habal-habal or motorcycle-for-hire drivers are expected to receive their sacks of rice that will be distributed by the Cebu City government on Saturday, February 23 at the Plaza Independencia…

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