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US government announces P20M in grants to support out-of-school youth in Philippines

THE United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced on May 30, 2023, new grants worth over P20 million ($370,000) for Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) working on innovative programs to improve the lives of Filipino out-of-school youth. Administered through the USAID Opportunity 2.0 program, the announcement includes two types of […]

LTO Mandaue office to reopen soon

THE Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) Mandaue City District Office will open soon, the regional director announced on Friday, June 2, 2023. LTO 7 Director Victor Caindec went on Facebook Live and conducted a walk-through of the agency’s newest district located on the third floor of City Times Square 2 in Barangay Tipolo. The LTO Mandaue […]

Plastic use still rampant

SARI-SARI stores, open and wet markets vendors and peddlers are mostly the violators of Mandaue City’s Plastic Bag Prohibition Ordinance, which was enacted in 2010. This was the revelation of the Mandaue City Environment Resource Office (MCENRO) after observing that majority of the violators in the past years came from these establishments. Mark Oplado, the […]

Limpag: Making football popular

A post in one of my favorite online pages lamented at how football isn’t a popular sport in the country. The guy pointed out that barangay leagues attract more fans than professional football league in the country. It’s a sad fact. The PFL would count itself lucky if it has 200 paying fans in the […]

Truck N Trail reigns in 1st MPBA Summer Cup

TRUCK N Trail emerged as champions of the inaugural Mandaue’s Pride Basketball Association (MPBA) Summer Cup after defeating the ARQ Builders 87-76 in the championship match on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Mandaue City Sports Complex Led by Ajing Rosano, Jeric Gonzaga, Albert Ardiente and Zaoinyl Rosano, Truck N Trail dominated the game from […]

Moalboal women’s team eyes 4th title

AFTER winning three titles in its last four tournaments, the Moalboal women’s volleyball team will gun for title no. 4 in Carcar City. Moalboal, which won the Taytay Open, Malabuyoc Open and the Lambug Open, will be competing against 20 teams in the 1st Lorena Mae Tabora Carcar Open, including squads from the University of […]

Sustainable products pushed

BUSINESSES are advised to produce more sustainable products and services as key stakeholders across different sectors need to work closely together to minimize the impact on the environment of every consumer behavior and shape a circular economy. Department of Trade and Industry’s Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary lawyer Ruth Castelo said the department has been […]

La Joya Farm Resort and Spa: A tapestry of legacy and serenity

Nestled in the picturesque town of Aloguinsan, Cebu, La Joya Farm Resort and Spa beckons weary urban dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in a sustainable paradise. This idyllic retreat, located on Jose G. Escario St., is a testament to the enduring love and dedication of the Escario […]

CBRT Package 2 construction ‘to start in 1st quarter of 2024’

PACKAGE 2 of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project is now in the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) stage, which is set to finish by August 2023, according to CBRT project manager Norvin Imbong. He said a Korean company is currently handling the DED, which will include plans, accurate drawings, specifications, reports and design computations. […]

DTI upgrades MSME digitalization with new e-commerce platform

TO MAKE it faster and easier for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to sell their products, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is working with e-commerce and logistics provider Somago to provide them with an online platform to market and sell their goods. The MSME digitalization is part of the One Town One […]

USAID awards grant for training of 110 out-of-school women, Badjao

Banilad Center for Professional Development warmly received Her Excellency MaryKay Carlson, the American Ambassador to the Philippines last May 20, 2023. In Cebu, USAID works with BCPD, a TESDA approved Technical-Vocational school that caters to marginalized young women. The school has already upskilled seventy nine young, out-of-school women who are already employed, have business of […]

Philhealth’s Konsulta Package offers free medical services to registered members

REGISTERED members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may now avail themselves of free medical services under its Konsulta Package. Marjorie Cabrieto, PhilHealth regional vice president, said the PhilHealth Konsulta Package is a primary healthcare provider under the Universal Healthcare (UHC) Act, which aims to give comprehensive and quality outpatient medical services. During the […]

DA offers college scholarships to children of farmers, fishers

AS A response to the country’s aging farming population, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) will send children of small-scale farmers to college to pursue an education in agriculture-related fields. ATI, an agency under the Department of Agriculture, is awarding scholarship grants to incoming first-year college students this school year. “Now in the country, the average […]

Capitol to Visayan Electric, MCWD: Pay P57.8M for encroachment

THE Cebu Provincial Government is charging Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and Visayan Electric nearly P58 million worth of rent for years of alleged encroachment on lots owned by the Provincial Government in Cebu City. MCWD owes P44.5 million for encroaching on 851.126 square meters worth of Capitol-owned lots along Osmeña Blvd. and in the […]

Bivalent jabs to arrive on the night of June 3rd

THE Philippines is finally set to acquire bivalent coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines. This as the first batch of bivalent Covid-19 vaccines will be arriving Saturday night, June 3, 2023, the Department of Health (DOH) said. “This is to inform you about the expected arrival of the donated bivalent Covid-19 vaccines tonight, June 3, 2023 at […]

Businesses told: Prepare for El Niño

ENTERPRISES are advised to take precautionary measures against the incoming El Niño and its adverse impacts, as the weather phenomenon is anticipated to develop over the next few months and persist up to the first quarter of 2024. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has predicted an 80 percent possibility of El […]

Cabaero: Leaking roof and Degamo case

The latest twist in the case to prosecute those behind the killing of Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo and nine others is similar to the travail of homeowners dealing with roof leaks. There does not seem to be an end to the surprises even after steps were taken to get the suspects and their confessions […]