P2.1 million in smuggled cigarettes confiscated in Oslob

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hundreds of boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth P2.1 million were confiscated by officers of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7).  PCG-7, in a statement, said they intercepted a wing van-type truck…

Cebu point of entry of two confirmed Omicron cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has become a point of entry for two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.  Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

‘Sabi ng Tatay ko’

Mayumi Hayag D. Teves-San Pascual - @inquirerdotnet 06/10/2021

“Sabi ng tatay ko triangle, hindi tra-yang-gel. Bakit naman daw yung pineapple ang basa hindi payn-apel.”—Grade 3 me to my teacher I’d always known since childhood that my dad was my hero. My “sabi ng Tatay ko”…

April 2021 pharmacy licensure exam to be conducted only in MGCQ areas — PRC

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The pharmacy licensure exam scheduled this month will only be conducted in areas placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday. The PRC said this was in compliance…

BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 quake rattles Mindanao seas; Intensity V felt in GenSan

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/22/2021

Update MANILA, Philippines — A 7.1 magnitude quake jolted a large part of Mindanao and was felt as far as Zamboanga City at 8:23 p.m. Thursday, sending people out of houses and buildings here, most of them…

Retired judge tagged in 2019 murder of Zamboanga judge nabbed

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 10/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A retired judge was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for his alleged involvement in the May 2019 murder of another judge in Zamboanga, the Supreme Court’s Office of the…

The hunt for Mabuti Sardines

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2020

Mabuti was an imported brand of tinned sardines that lives in the memory of senior citizens. We never had Mabuti in the home pantry; I first heard of it from my father (born 1925) and E. Aguilar…

Zamboanga lad shows how one can redecorate a small room

Immae Lachica 06/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Have you been wanting to redecorate your room, but you are hesitant to do it because of the small space you have to redecorate? Well, let this 21-year-old lad from Zamboanga Sibugay inspire you as…

Police nab wanted man hiding in Cebu for 14 years from rape case in Zamboanga del Norte

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/29/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — It took more than a decade for police to finally arrest a 55-year-old man, who was wanted in Zamboanga del Norte allegedly for raping a 13-year-old girl in 2005. Felix Banlaygas did…

SM Foundation awards 500 scholarship grants nationwide

PR 05/14/2019

SM Foundation recently awarded college scholarship grants to around 500 high school graduates nationwide on May 8. Simultaneous awarding were held in NCR, Tuguegarao, Cauayan (Isabela), Baguio, Rosales (Pangasinan), Tarlac, Cabanatuan, Olongapo, Pampanga, Clark, Lucena, Naga, Legazpi,…

Zamboanga del Sur cops looking for killers of San Fernando Councilor Donaire

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police officers in the province of Zamboanga del Sur are conducting a hot pursuit operation against the two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen, who killed Councilor Alfonso Donaire IV, a southern Cebu town councilor,…

Amid Jolo, Zambo attacks, faithful urged to remain firm in their faith, pray

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Keep the faith and pray that the groups behind the attacks will ‘cease their evil deeds.’” Fe Barino, chairperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s Commission on the Laity, in a Facebook post, made…

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