Posts by joe:

Quibranza: Thank you, Merci

Sunday afternoons were make or break for me when I was a kid. I woke up, heard mass with the family, then had lunch. What next?When the sun began to set, it felt like the night ushered in the impending doom the following school day had prepared. It would be another five days of pretending […]

Cebu City wants P20B budget for 2023

THE Cebu City Government will push for a P20 billion budget for 2023 to strengthen the campaign of Mayor Michael Rama’s Singapore-like vision for the city, which means smart, globally competitive and disaster-resilient.With a 2022 budget of only around P10 billion, doubling the amount will require the City to improve first its revenue collection by […]

4,000 workers retrenched; Lapu asks DSWD for help

THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will request the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) to provide assistance to around 4,000 workers who were reportedly retrenched from their companies in Lapu-Lapu City.The City Council approved on mass motion during its fifth special session Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, Resolution 16-0496-2022 authored by Councilor Annabeth Cuizon.Kim Francisco, head […]

Housing prices up in Q2

HOUSING prices continued to rise in the second quarter of 2022, according to the least report by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).The Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) rose by 2.6 percent and 1.6 percent compared with year-ago and quarter-ago levels, respectively. Housing prices recovered from the quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) contraction in the first quarter […]

ADT beats Mendiola in PFL

AZKALS Development Team (ADT) finished the month strong after a 3-0 win over Mendiola FC 1991 in the 2022 Philippines Football League on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.ADT finally had its first win in September after a draw with Cebu FC to open the month, followed by a 2-0 […]

3 insightful podcasts to celebrate National Podcast Day

In the digital age, consuming media content is imperative almost in everybody’s lives. Conventional forms of entertainment have been eclipsed by the instantaneous gratification mix media provides.The downside of it? We rely on 15-second TikTok videos for entertainment which consequently affects our attention span. Somehow, the idea of sitting still is unbearable; modernity conditioned us […]

TBA Studios brings Japanese dystopian film ‘Plan 75’ to PH

TBA Studios, one of the leading film production and distribution companies in the Philippines, has acquired the exclusive Philippine theatrical rights to the award-winning film “Plan 75.”Written and directed by acclaimed short film director Chie Hayakawa, this critically lauded dystopian drama made its international premiere in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival […]

Starbucks, FARM Rio collection brings vibrant Rio to Asia

STARBUCKS is teaming up with Brazilian fashion and lifestyle brand, FARM Rio, to bring customers an exclusive collection of drinkware and lifestyle products celebrating the joy nature inspires.The bold and vibrant collection includes a tote bag, travel pouch, mug, water bottle, and tumbler, featuring iconic patterns that represent the colors and shapes of nature in […]

Editorial: Mandatory SIM card registration: Prelude to a surveillance state?

Amid the onslaught of fraudulent text messages, lawmakers have made their moves to make mobile subscriber identity module or SIM card registration mandatory.The chances of the proposed SIM Card Registration Act becoming a full-fledged law are now getting brighter, despite the opposition from human rights groups. This development came following the Congress’ Bicameral Conference Committee’s […]