Nustar to prioritize hiring Cebuanos

CEBUANOS stand to benefit from the opening of the nine-hectare Nustar Resort and Casino.As of March 31, the Gokongwei-owned integrated development Nustar has hired 889 workers, of whom 60 percent are from Cebu.The company said Cebu-based applicants get hiring priority as it continues to seek applicants suited for administrative, operation and executive positions.For the casino […]

BSP hikes interest rate to 2.25%

THE Monetary Board (MB) decided to raise the interest rate on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) overnight reverse repurchase facility by 25 basis points (bps) from two percent to 2.25 percent, effective Friday, May 20, 2022.Accordingly, the interest rates on the overnight deposit and lending facilities were raised to 1.75 percent and 2.75 percent, […]

Cebu FC loses to UCFC in 2022 Copa semis

CEBU FC’s dream of winning the Copa Paulino Alcantara title this year has ended after a close 1-0 loss to perennial contender United City FC (UCFC) in the semifinals on May 16, at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.It was a neck-and-neck battle the whole match with both teams refusing to […]

Payao challenges Bonokoane for WBF belt

JHALEEL Payao challenges World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental champion Thato Bonokoane on July 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Payao is fighting for the first time overseas and it will surely be a difficult task because Pinoy rarely wins on South African soil especially if the fight goes the distance.“We know it’s hard (to win in South […]

Editorial: Recycling election garbage

The election season in the Philippines has definitely contributed to the waste problem in the country.Even prior to the official start of the campaign period, some incumbent politicians seeking reelection, veterans seeking a comeback and rookies seeking political power had posted tarps or installed gargantuan billboards with their humongous images along major thoroughfares. When the […]

Rama: A microcosm

Dolores is a small town in Eastern Samar that faces the Pacific. Its people number less than 45,000; not even the population of our Duljo and Mambaling combined.It is a third-class municipality. Meaning, as per Bureau of Local Government Finance DO 23-08, its average annual income for the last four years is above P35 million […]

Utzurrum: Zonta Club of Cebu 2 initiates projects, advocacies

Having recently celebrated 100 years, Zonta International, traditionally an all-women’s club, has a solid history of being a valuable non-governmental organization (NGO). Its stringent advocacies involving the status of women and girls globally, has attracted members who desire to make a positive difference in their lives.Some of these advocacies are saying no to violence against […]

Converge gets tax incentives

FIBER broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. told the local bourse Wednesday, May 18, 2022, that it has secured the approval of the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) to avail of tax incentives for its multi-phased establishment of connectivity facilities for high-speed broadband services targeting undeveloped and underdeveloped areas nationwide until 2026.The project will see […]