La Joya Farm Resort and Spa: A tapestry of legacy and serenity

Nestled in the picturesque town of Aloguinsan, Cebu, La Joya Farm Resort and Spa beckons weary urban dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in a sustainable paradise. This idyllic retreat, located on Jose G. Escario St., is a testament to the enduring love and dedication of the Escario […]

Capitol to Visayan Electric, MCWD: Pay P57.8M for encroachment

THE Cebu Provincial Government is charging Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and Visayan Electric nearly P58 million worth of rent for years of alleged encroachment on lots owned by the Provincial Government in Cebu City. MCWD owes P44.5 million for encroaching on 851.126 square meters worth of Capitol-owned lots along Osmeña Blvd. and in the […]

USAID awards grant for training of 110 out-of-school women, Badjao

Banilad Center for Professional Development warmly received Her Excellency MaryKay Carlson, the American Ambassador to the Philippines last May 20, 2023. In Cebu, USAID works with BCPD, a TESDA approved Technical-Vocational school that caters to marginalized young women. The school has already upskilled seventy nine young, out-of-school women who are already employed, have business of […]

Philhealth’s Konsulta Package offers free medical services to registered members

REGISTERED members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may now avail themselves of free medical services under its Konsulta Package. Marjorie Cabrieto, PhilHealth regional vice president, said the PhilHealth Konsulta Package is a primary healthcare provider under the Universal Healthcare (UHC) Act, which aims to give comprehensive and quality outpatient medical services. During the […]

DTI upgrades MSME digitalization with new e-commerce platform

TO MAKE it faster and easier for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to sell their products, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is working with e-commerce and logistics provider Somago to provide them with an online platform to market and sell their goods. The MSME digitalization is part of the One Town One […]

DA offers college scholarships to children of farmers, fishers

AS A response to the country’s aging farming population, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) will send children of small-scale farmers to college to pursue an education in agriculture-related fields. ATI, an agency under the Department of Agriculture, is awarding scholarship grants to incoming first-year college students this school year. “Now in the country, the average […]

CBRT Package 2 construction ‘to start in 1st quarter of 2024’

PACKAGE 2 of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project is now in the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) stage, which is set to finish by August 2023, according to CBRT project manager Norvin Imbong. He said a Korean company is currently handling the DED, which will include plans, accurate drawings, specifications, reports and design computations. […]

Bivalent jabs to arrive on the night of June 3rd

THE Philippines is finally set to acquire bivalent coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines. This as the first batch of bivalent Covid-19 vaccines will be arriving Saturday night, June 3, 2023, the Department of Health (DOH) said. “This is to inform you about the expected arrival of the donated bivalent Covid-19 vaccines tonight, June 3, 2023 at […]

Businesses told: Prepare for El Niño

ENTERPRISES are advised to take precautionary measures against the incoming El Niño and its adverse impacts, as the weather phenomenon is anticipated to develop over the next few months and persist up to the first quarter of 2024. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has predicted an 80 percent possibility of El […]

Cabaero: Leaking roof and Degamo case

The latest twist in the case to prosecute those behind the killing of Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo and nine others is similar to the travail of homeowners dealing with roof leaks. There does not seem to be an end to the surprises even after steps were taken to get the suspects and their confessions […]

Paternity project reveals Don Sergio Osmeña’s biological father

DURING his lifetime, Sergio Osmeña’s father was unknown or “padre no conocido” in Spanish. Osmeña, a lawyer and politician, served as the fourth president of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946, and he was the first Visayan to hold the presidency. Historical documents and archives have pointed to two possible individuals as Osmeña Sr.’s father: […]

Manufacturing activity expands in May

MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY in the Philippines further expanded in May as new orders and production grew at a faster clip, S&P Global said. The S&P Global Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 52.2 in May from an eight-month low of 51.4 in April, signaling “further improvement in operating conditions.” “The upturn was supported by […]

Economists still skeptical about Maharlika fund after Congress approval

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter ECONOMISTS remain skeptical about the newly passed Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) bill, saying it still contains provisions that could affect the independence of government financial institutions (GFIs) and the central bank. Filomeno S. Sta Ana III, coordinator of the Action for Economic Reforms, said it is “redundant” to call […]

PHL hopes to attract more offshore wind power investments

THE government is hoping to attract more offshore wind power projects, after the Board of Investments (BoI) approved three offshore wind projects worth a total of P390 billion in the first quarter. Trade Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual said the three offshore wind power projects of wpd Philippines  have a total capacity of 1,300 megawatts (MW) […]

MPIC defers vote on proposed market delisting 

By Adrian H. Halili THE CONSORTIUM of companies that plan to take Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) private has requested to defer the shareholders’ vote on its delisting to a later date or after the release of a report explaining the basis of the bidders’ tender offer price. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, GT […]

The end of an era for Eat Bulaga But who gets the name?

AS the mainstays of the 44-year-old noontime show Eat Bulaga — Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, his brother Marvic Valentin “Vic” Sotto, and Jose Maria “Joey” de Leon (collectively known as Tito, Vic, and Joey or TVJ) — bade farewell yesterday after a bitter breakup with production company Television and Production Exponents, Inc. (TAPE), signs point […]