Agri sector to grow 3% in 2021

ECONOMIST Bernardo Villegas sees agriculture as the top sunrise industry in this pandemic-stricken economy. “If there’s an area that we should spend time on, it is the agriculture sector. We must support and invest in all levels of agriculture,” said Villegas in an online forum. He predicted that the sector would grow three percent this […]

Batuhan: All is not lost

THOUGH many of us don’t know Murphy (or Sod, for those of us who are more Commonwealth-inclined), most of us are familiar with his law. “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Perhaps no bigger demonstration of this law just ended, in the person and presidency of Donald J. Trump. No other phenomenon in modern […]

Road clearing deadline extended

LOCAL government units (LGUs) will have more time to clear their roads and other public spaces after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) extended the deadline of road clearing operations from February 5, 2021, to Feb. 15. With the new deadline, the DILG will conduct road clearing validation from Feb. 16 to […]

DOH 7 to immunize 1.5M kids vs. childhood preventable diseases

THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) is targeting toimmunize more than 1.5 million children against preventable diseases such as measles, polio and rubella. Dr. Joan Antonette Albito, medical coordinator of the DOH 7’s National Immunization Program, said they hope to secure their targets for this year during their month-long Measles, Rubella and […]

Qualified medical frontliners to receive financial incentives

SELECTED medical frontliners from government hospitals and health units in Cebu City will receive cash incentives from the government. The City Council has approved a resolution allocating P37 million for the special risk allowance and hazard pay of medical frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, committee […]

City Savings Bank aids schools

THE Covid-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year and the education sector was not spared. The global health crisis affected teachers, students and parents. In the Philippines, distance learning has been imposed by the government since October to protect students and teaching staff from contracting the novel coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China. […]