Fisherman gunned down by Coast Guard officers

A FISHERMAN was gunned down by personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday night, March 26, 2021, off the coast of Barangay Logon, Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan. Rolex Casebo, a resident of Sitio Sta. Cruz, Barangay Antipolo, Medellin town, was already dead when he was brought to a public hospital in the town. […]

Quijano: ‘The Beast’ Beterbiev

Move over, Ivan Drago. There’s a new mad Russian in town and he means business. By mad, I of course mean that as an ultimate compliment to denote that aggressive, feral, take-no-prisoners approach, favored by Rocky Balboa’s ultimate opponent. Yes, Artur Beterbiev is Ivan Drago come to life. UNDEFEATED. He is 16-0 and all his […]

Pages: Netflix

Trivia: Did you know that the average Netflix subscriber — yes, that includes you, dear reader — spends as much as 3.2 hours every day watching its movies and shows? What started in 1997 as a DVD rental service has ballooned into the world’s largest streaming movie outfit. Netflix boasts of over 205 million subscribers; […]

Bernaldez TKOs Suarez in US ring

Mark Bernaldez logged his second straight victory on American soil after a sixth round technical knockout of Hector Suarez on March 27, 2021 at the Media Pro Studios in Medley, Florida, USA. The fight started out with both boxers exchanging heavy blows. Suarez started to rally in the third round and landed some combinations on […]

Tabada: Muse

THE moth I mistook at first for a dead leaf or a brown stain on the wall. The kitten who trails me like a shadow pounced and flipped it. The brown wings fluttered on the kitchen floor before I scooped and placed the moth on the water dispenser. Peering to check if its wings had […]

Lapu bars walk-in beach visitors for Holy Week

NO PRIOR booking, no entry. Thus states Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan’s latest executive order, which prohibits beach visitors in the city during Holy Week unless they have confirmed room reservations in hotels and resorts. The restriction will apply to both residents and non-residents of Lapu-Lapu City and will cover both private and public beaches […]

Cebu City redeploys inspectors to Pier 1

A BOOTH has been installed at Pier 1 at the city’s seaport to check if inbound travelers for Cebu City are complying with requirements set by the local government. Aside from the negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement which the Cebu City Government requires from inbound travelers, a travel coordination permit (TCP) or Travel […]

DOH 7 tightens surveillance to contain spread of new variants

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 will collect and send new samples of the P.3 variants of Sars-CoV-2 first reported in Central Visayas to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC). DOH 7 spokesperson and chief pathologist Mary Jean Loreche said the new samples will be tested as part of the Health Department’s surveillance of the new […]

DOH 7 updates report: Over 50,000 health workers get jabs

MORE than 50,000 health workers in Central Visayas have received the first dose of Sinovac or AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Friday, March 26, 2021. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health (DOH) 7 spokesperson, said they have updated their database and found that 51,635 health workers belonging to Group […]

Editorial: Missed opportunities

It’s beginning to look as if the Duterte administration is mired in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation in its war against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Granted, it has fallen flat on its face on several occasions since the health crisis started more than a year ago, but it […]

Libre: Proud to be Bisdak

Bisaya, both the language and the people speaking the language, can no longer be contained. Bisaya music is now mainstream and, to the surprise of big-name actors in Manila, a Bisaya took a plum role in an international film headlined by established Hollywood stars. In the field of music, the Bisaya language has gotten attention. […]

Mandaue city residents to receive Covid-19 cash aid

THE barangays in Mandaue City are set to receive cash assistance from Mayor Jonas Cortes to help in their fight against Covid-19. Cortes convened the barangay captains this week to remind them of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the city. Cortes said he is aware that the funding of the barangays in the city […]

Butuanon River eco-fence, viewing deck completed

THE Mandaue City is already one step closer to achieving the City’s Green Corridor master plan along the Butuanon River, after completing the second phase of the two projects constructed along the river. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes led the ceremonial turnover of the second phase of the Butuanon River Viewing Deck in Brgy. Ibabao-Estancia […]

Part of Wright brothers’ 1st airplane on NASA’s Mars chopper

A PIECE of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, hitched a ride to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving last month. Ingenuity will attempt the first powered, […]

‘Hello Stranger The Movie,’ a boys’ love rom-com done right

In mainstream media, the realm of rom-coms is glaringly dominated by heterosexual-led narratives, with queer characters usually relegated to supporting roles for mere comic relief. And even with queer-centric content, stories are most often of heavier, more serious subject matter. But “Hello Stranger The Movie” proves that a queer love story can propel a light-hearted […]

Four stages of burnout

WE HEAR people talk, tweet, and rant about being “burned out” a lot. It’s a common and very concerning phenomenon. Before we can fix it, we have to identify whether or not we’re truly suffering from burnout and which stage of it we’re in. So, how do you know you’re experiencing it yourself? Here are […]

300 Bato families to be relocated

AROUND 300 families living in Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City will be relocated to a medium-rise building (MRB) to give way for the redevelopment of Carbon Public Market into a first world market complex. Lawyer Jade Ponce, head of Cebu City’s Land Management Council (LMC), said consultations for the project will officially begin in […]

Cebu City unveils new traffic lights

THE Cebu City government is set to unveil its P238 million intelligent traffic light system on Friday, March 26, 2021. Lyntoni Sable, Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) acting head, told reporters that they have already installed 100 percent of the new traffic light system on the city’s first 18 intersections. The new traffic lights were […]

Phone’s IP address leads to arrest of 3 ‘burglars’

IF THIEVES choose to rot their souls by neglecting one of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not steal,” they must also try their best not to land in jail by crafting their own edict, which could be written in this manner: “Thou shalt not use a stolen smartphone.” In Barangay Inayagan, Naga City, Cebu, three […]