Pnoy’s legacy revisited

POLITICAL and business leaders in Cebu paid tribute to former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, who died on Thursday morning, June 24, 2021, in Metro Manila, expressing their gratitude for his improving the economy and anti-corruption stance. Aquino, the first bachelor to serve as the country’s chief executive from 2010 to 2016, succumbed to […]

MCWD eyes Mangasang Falls as water source

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is now searching for water sources aside from pursuing the construction of desalination plants in Metro Cebu. This hunt for water supply led MCWD chairman Jose Daluz III and directors Francisco “Frank” Malilong Jr., Miguelito Pato and Judelyn Mae Seno to visit Mangasang Falls in the mountain barangay of […]

2 Cebu-based lawyers to continue with petition

EVEN after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not follow any court order that will suspend the implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ international arrival protocol amid a national emergency, lawyer Clarence Paul Oaminal said his petition to declare IATF Resolution 114 “inapplicable” and “ineffective” in Cebu […]

Hauler barred from dumping garbage in Binaliw landfill due to P18.6M IOU

THE private hauler of the Cebu City Government can no longer dump garbage at the landfill in Barangay Binaliw. Aljory Waste Management Solutions/DOCAST owes ARN Central Waste Management Inc. (ARN-CWMI), the landfill’s owner, P18.6 million. Because of this, garbage from the city’s 80 barangays is temporarily dumped at the transfer station in Barangay Inayawan. Elias […]

AirAsia Philippines offers FREE 10kg extra baggage for Filipino seafarers

AirAsia puts the spotlight on our modern day heroes—our beloved Filipino seafarers, who have contributed immensely to the country’s economic growth even before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. In recognition of their invaluable contribution and sacrifices in the high seas, AirAsia Philippines is giving FREE 10kg additional baggage to all TSM members for domestic bookings […]

Editorial: Thank you, Mr. President

Early morning of June 24, 2021, former President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III was rushed to the hospital. Hours later, the unfortunate news appeared on social media, followed by an outpouring of messages from friends, public officials, former Cabinet members, and finally Malacañang. The Senate promptly brought its Philippine flag at half mast, beating the […]

Carvajal: Exercise in futility

Early campaigning noise is reaching fevered pitch. Presidential wannabees are sounding out voters for their preferences and leanings. They have to spend so much they want some kind of an assurance they can win and recover their investment. As I have said in another column, I can’t believe candidates will spend billions because of an […]

Malilong: Let’s have vaccines first

President Duterte threatened to jail those who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus during a televised address to the nation last Monday. His justice secretary disagreed with him the following day, saying that there is no law compelling citizens to get vaccinated. His spokesman, again showing his mastery of the art of discombobulation, suggested […]

Lightning kills 2 in Mandaue City

TWO men were killed after they were struck by lightning while foraging shellfish in Sitio Pajara, Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021. Police identified the victims as Rey Cuyam, 28, a resident of Barangay Umapad; and Erwin Hirasol, 33, a resident of Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City. Glendo Demape, who works […]