Malilong: Waiting for the vaccine

LAST week, I received a text message from a friend in the province, dismissing the coronavirus as fake. The pandemic is a hoax, she said. Having lost a few close friends to the Covid-19, I felt slighted by the cavalier attitude, but I resisted the urge to engage her in a debate because I knew […]

Special registration for women in Mandaue to start on Feb. 8

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) of Mandaue City will hold a three-day special registration for women starting on Feb. 8, 2021. They can register, transfer, reactivate their voter’s registration, or enter a name correction during this period. Mandaue City Election Officer Anna Fleur Gujilde said they initiated the special registration after realizing some women were […]

Nalzaro: Covid 19 cases rise not alarming

ARE the low health care facilities utilization—hospital bed capacity and isolation centers—and minimal coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in densely populated areas, the only gauge and justification for our local officials to claim that the situation is under control and manageable despite increasing number of cases daily? I pose this question because these are the justifications […]

Gwen bans export of hogs for 6 months

GOV. Gwendolyn Garcia has imposed a six-month moratorium on the export of live hogs to other areas in the country. On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) 8 prohibiting live hogs from being sold outside Cebu Province to protect the local P11 billion livestock industry from the ravages of the African swine […]

PH travel ban on 35 countries with new variants to end Jan. 31

AS THE end of the travel ban on arriving foreigners from 36 areas affected by new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) nears, around 1,200 passengers have arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from these areas with travel restrictions. GMR Megawide, MCIA’s operator, said all the passengers were returning overseas […]

Local leaders urged not to be complacent

ALTHOUGH Cebu is better prepared now to deal with a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, local officials are urged not to be complacent. This was University of the Philippines (UP) assistant professor and Octa Research member Ranjit Rye’s reaction to the negative feedback the group has received from local officials, including Gov. Gwendolyn […]

Eugenio: Prepare to shape your destiny

In the study of Chinese Metaphysics, there are three factors which can influence human success or failure. Each of these factors contributes one-third of a whole in the likelihood of one’s destiny manifesting a certain way. Bazi or “heaven luck” is considered to be predetermined or set in stone, yet this destiny can still be […]