Seares: Issue of access to Beverly Hills roads raised anew at City Council. Kons Alcover says regulation by homeowners, allowed in SC ruling, amounts to prohibition. RTC ordered in 2015 to keep Beverly roads open.

ON MAY 12, 2014, residents of Barangay Kalunasan complained to Mayor Mike Rama — also the mayor at the time, on his second term — that Beverly Hills homeowners had barred them from passing the roads of the subdivision, as access to and from the rest of Barangay Lahug. Apparently, the problem to this day […]

Gwen to DA on ASF handling: Consult Cebu or face charges

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday stood firm in saying “no to culling” of the hogs in Carcar City and other areas in Cebu as part of the province’s policies in battling African swine fever (ASF), following the killing and disposal of over 100 swine in Carcar due to the disease. Her pronouncement came a […]

Village chief: Charter change must not disadvantage Filipinos

A CEBU City village official has supported the move to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution as long as it would not put Filipinos at a disadvantage. If the constitutional convention (Con-Con) would push through, Labangon Barangay Captain Victor Buendia said delegates must not include provisions that can impact Filipinos in a negative way. Buendia […]

Stop UN Ave. underpass work; build rotunda instead

THE Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-IDC 7) has urged all those involved in the ongoing road development projects on UN Avenue corner Plaridel Street in Mandaue City to discuss the request of the Cebu Provincial Board to halt these projects. RDC-IDC Chairperson Kenneth Cobonpue proposed to the […]

Montilla debuts in ONE vs. veteran Wada

ERNESTO Montilla will make his ONE Championship debut against Japanese veteran Tatsumitsu Wada in ONE Friday Fights 9 on March 17, 2023 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Montilla is coming into the ONE Championship cage full of confidence even though he’s considered as the underdog in this fight. “I don’t care about […]

Suarez TKOs Fleming in the 12th, wins 3 regional belts

CHARLY Suarez proved that he’s the next big Filipino star after scoring an impressive 12th round technical knockout of fellow former Olympian Paul Fleming on March 15 at the Kevin Betts Stadium in Mount Druitt, Sydney, Australia. Suarez landed a solid counter left that dropped Fleming to the canvas in the final round of a […]

Missing crew member found dead in Lapu waters

THE missing crew member of a tugboat in Cebu was found dead on Saturday, March 11, 2023, according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Central Visayas. It was around 1 p.m. when the body of Joseph Niño Villamor, the 22-year old crew member of mtug Nagasaka, was found floating in the sea by local fisherfolk […]

Artist’s undertaking in turning tattoos into an asset

In Filipino culture, tattoos often have a negative connotation. While they symbolize self-expression, some people view them as impure and self-tarnishing. When considering getting a tattoo, warnings such as “You probably won’t get employed” or “People will look at you differently” may be heard. Tattoos are often perceived as harmful bodily paraphernalia that promotes delinquency. […]

Empowering women in a male-dominated industry: Stories from Visayan Electric

VISAYAN Electric, the second largest electric utility company in the Philippines, celebrates International Women’s Month by featuring three exceptional women excelling in their respective fields. These women provide a reflection of their work experiences in a male-dominated industry, where the male population occupies 70 percent of the company’s employee population. However, one might assume that […]

Jollibee Group to open 550 to 600 stores in 2023

JOLLIBEE Foods Corp. (JFC) Group told the local bourse Thursday, March 16, 2023, that it plans to open 550 to 600 owned and franchised stores in 2023 and put capital expenditure in the range of P17 to 19 billion. It also projects an increase in the full-year systemwide sales of 15 to 20 percent for […]

Gwen: All Cebuanos may eat Carcar lechon

THE selling of the roasted pig (lechon) of Carcar City— where African swine fever has been detected—to other areas in Cebu is allowed, provided that the leftovers will not be given to pigs, the top official of the province said Wednesday, March 15, 2023. “May I repeat this to all Cebuanos, you can eat it,” […]

ASF found in other parts of Cebu, but ‘no outbreak’

THE Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA 7) has confirmed that following the detection of African swine fever (ASF) in Carcar City last March 1, there are now other areas in Cebu province where the highly contagious viral disease among pigs has also been found. Dr. Daniel Ventura, the ASF coordinator of DA 7, […]

MCWD to make desalination plants major source of water

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is slowly shifting to the use of desalinated water supply rather than developing new wells for groundwater to accommodate the growing demand of its consumers. During the “Kapihan sa PIA” organized by the Public Information Agency in Central Visayas Wednesday, March 15, 2023, John Macabinta, Corporate Planning Department acting […]

MPTC ‘keen’ to help build Metro Cebu Expressway

THE Manny Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has expressed its interest to get involved in the construction of the Metro Cebu Expressway project. The project traverses the slopes in the mountains of the City of Naga in the south to Danao City in the north. It has a distance of 72 kilometers. Allan Go […]

4 Cebu graduates bag top 10 spots in Medical Technologist Exam

THREE medical technology graduates of Velez College in Cebu City placed in the top 10 in the March 2023 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination (MTLE). Tied for second place with a rating of 91.90 percent are Nijell T. Potencioso and Khelly Mae B. Villarin. Leonard Louwin Midel is in seventh place with three other examinees from […]

Manangquil wins ‘Manager of the Year’ in Elorde Awards

SANMAN Boxing’s chief executive officer Jim Claude Manangquil was named “Manager of the Year” by the annual Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards in its return after a three-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The young boxing manager and promoter will receive his award on March 25 at the Okada Manila. Manangquil has already won […]

Striegl faces Cogliandro in Abu Dhabi

AFTER a short stint in the UFC, Filipino-American warrior Mark Striegl makes his cage comeback, this time, in a different organization. Striegl will take his talent to the desert to face Italian Walter Cogliandro in UAE Warriors 39 on March 18, 2023 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 34-year-old Striegl fought his […]

Utzurrum: Distinguished awardees: Sandiego and Engracia

Who hasn’t heard of the Sandiego Dance Company? What about Valentino “Val” Mancao Sandiego? Well, Val is the eminent heir to the Sandiego Dance Company, a well-respected and honored dance studio founded by his mom choreographer Luz Mancao-Sandiego way back in 1947. But let’s fast forward to 2023, when Val was the celebrated recipient of […]

All 11 Cebu lawmakers vote ‘Yes’ for Con-Con bill

ALL 11 legislators from Cebu voted in favor of the bill that will establish a constitutional convention (Con-Con) for the amendment or revision of the 1987 Constitution. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This was revealed by Lapu-Lapu City Lone District Rep. […]

Poetry in the eyes of a photographer

The story of a place and its rich cultural heritage can only be told best through its people: through the bright smile of an actress, the moving music of a singer-songwriter or the creative lenses of a photographer. In an attempt to relay the story of Colon St., Robert Pableo “Bob” Lim decided to tell […]