Man who jumped from Marcelo Fernan Bridge still missing; search and rescue ops still ongoing

Authorities in Mandaue City are still in search of a man who allegedly jumped off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge on Wednesday night, January 25, 2023. Karlo Cabahug, Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) Assistant Head, said on Thursday, January 26, 2023, that their search and rescue operation for the missing man is […]

Manhole cover thieves could face jail time if caught, Mandaue execs warned

THOSE reportedly involved in the stealing of concrete manhole covers in Mandaue City’s barangays may soon find themselves in jail if caught. This was what lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary to Mayor Jonas Cortes, gave the warning after receiving reports that more barangays are complaining that some of their concrete manhole covers are being […]

Councilor eyes ‘Singapore-like’ Cebu City public markets

“SINGAPORE-LIKE” public markets are being pushed by Councilor Renato “Junjun” Osmeña in Cebu City’s bid to revitalize trade and commerce. Osmeña inspected five public markets in the city Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, and had a dialogue with the administrators and vendors to determine how the City Government can fast-track the development of public markets. Among […]

Bike lane violator jailed

THE strict implementation of bicycle lanes in Cebu City has already imprisoned one individual for failure to pay the fine for his violations and for ignoring the summons of the court. The City’s Sugbo Bike Lanes Board (SBLB) will also press charges against 50 violators for not settling their infractions within the given period. The […]

PH hits 7.6% growth in 2022

AMID the global headwinds, the Philippine economy grew 7.6 percent in 2022, exceeding the government’s economic team target of 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent for the year. Fourth quarter growth stood at 7.2 percent. Among the major emerging economies in the region that have released their fourth-quarter 2022 real gross domestic product growth, the Philippines […]

JEG Tower gets 37kWp rooftop solar panel

PROPERTY developer JEG Development Corp. (JDC) and Vivant COREnergy Inc. are pushing forward their goal of achieving sustainability through renewable energy with the launching of the first solar-powered commercial building in Cebu City. A 37kWp (kilowatt peak) rooftop solar panel was recently installed at the 22-story JEG Tower @ One Acacia to power daytime energy […]

Mayor Rama sued for nepotism

A CONCERNED citizen has sued Mayor Michael Rama before the anti-graft office for alleged nepotism, grave misconduct and graft and corruption after he hired his wife’s two brothers to work as casual employees for the Cebu City Government. Jonel Saceda, sporting the name “Inday Josa Chiongbian Osmeña” on Facebook, filed a complaint against Rama before […]

Bantayan growers raise egg prices

POULTRY owners in Bantayan Island have increased the prices of their eggs due to the increase in prices of feeds they purchased from Cebu City. Alan Pastoril, president of the Bantayan Island Layer and Hog Raiser Association Inc. (BILHRA), told SunStar Cebu Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, that this is the main reason they imposed another […]

100% WFH setup seen to boost office demand outside Metro Manila

THE government’s provision to allow up to 100 percent work-from-home (WFH) arrangement for information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) companies is likely to stoke office demand in key provinces. About 446 IT-BPM firms initially registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority have applied to shift registration to the Board of Investments (BOI). These companies account for […]