Philippines unfazed by Vietnam’s hard-to-beat stance for SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 04/11/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine delegation is unfazed as Vietnam puts up a hard-to-beat stance a month before the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol”…

POC includes pole vault star Obiena in Team PH list for SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as expected listed embattled Filipino pole vault star, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena, on Team Philippines for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May. POC President,…

31st SEA Games preparations to go full swing in January – POC chief

Glendale G. Rosal 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The preparations for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) will go full swing in January, according to Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chief, on Sunday. Tolentino announced that the preparations for the…

National Road Trials: Competitive cycling shifts from Danao to Clark 

Glendale G. Rosal 07/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the highly successful 2021 Philippine National MTB XCO (Cross country) Championships in Danao City in northern Cebu last June 12, the PhilCycling will shift to the road as the National Road Trials…

3-year-old senior citizen, 50K centenarians? Tolentino flags ‘overbloated’ PhilHealth database

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A 3-year-old senior citizen? Fifty thousand centenarians? Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday flagged what he claimed to be an “overbloated” database of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), noting that a three-year-old member was…

Authorities tap public’s help to find body of missing ‘bridge jumper’

Norman V. Mendoza 01/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents in coastal areas along the Mactan Channel are encouraged to report to authorities if they find any dead person in their areas. Nagiel Bañacia, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Lapu-Lapu…

Cebuano SEA Games gold medalists share plans for their cash incentives

Mars G. Alison 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Savings for the future.”  This is the common reply of some of the Cebuano gold medalists who will be receiving huge amounts of cash incentives for their performance in the recently held 30th…

Nat’l Historical Commission to probe ongoing Capitol Resource Center project

Futch Anthony Inso 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairman Rene Escalante will investigate why the Cebu Provincial government had started the construction of the Capitol Resource Center. Escalante, who was surprised upon knowing…

TUCP backs 12 Senate bets who will further workers’ agenda

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has announced on Tuesday, May 7, their endorsement of 12 senatorial candidates whom they believe can further their cause for the welfare of the labor…

Award winning Broadway show, M. Butterfly, to end Philippine Tour in Cebu

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect a visual spectacle. This is the assurance of Tony and Grammy award-winning producer Jhett Tolentino as M. Butterfly Philippine Tour 2019 will stage its final performances at the SM Seaside City Cebu…

NHCP: Capitol is taking great risk in proceeding with resource center project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu provincial government is taking a great risk in pursuing with the construction of the 20-story resource center without any clearance from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Dr. Rene Escalante,…

Did Tolentino et al. break anti-graft rules? COA wants to know

Morexette B. Erram 02/14/2018

State auditors from the Commission on Audit (COA) want some Capitol officials to explain why acquiring unused culverts from the controversial Balili property in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City, should not be considered a violation of the Anti-Graft…

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