Magno moves ahead

ANOTHER Filipina pug, Irish Magno, advances to the Round of 16 after a unanimous decision win in the Women’s Flyweight division of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Magno outclassed Kenyan Christine Ongare via a one-sided unanimous decision on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Kokugikan Arena. Four judges had similar scores of 30-27, […]

Mendoza: Rekindling Tokyo romance

If there’s one city in the world that gave us our biggest Olympic break in history, it is Tokyo. It is there where we saw our first Olympian make it to the finals of one event 40 years after our first stint in the quadrennial Games. That discipline was boxing, where our featherweight, the late […]

Jerusalem: Bring on the champs

FOLLOWING a gritty victory over Toto Landero, highly ranked minimumweight Melvin Jerusalem is willing to face any of the current world champions if given the opportunity. “If given the chance, I’m willing to fight any of the champions. I’ll prepare hard and do my best,” Jerusalem told SunStar Cebu. The 27-year-old Jerusalem is highly rated […]

Editorial: Again, science

The memorandum signed by Executive Secrtetary Salvador Medialdea on June 5, 2021, extending the diversion of Cebu-bound international flights to the capital’s airport sends a message of firmness on the part of the National Government’s decision to stick to the protocol already laid out by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging […]

PEZA flags ‘more restrictive’ import tax rules under CREATE

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) raised possible problems its locators might encounter with new import tax rules after the implementation of a new law that cuts corporate income taxes and rationalizes incentives. The investment promotion agency foresees “certain issues” once the law is implemented, noting that it expects rules on the duty-free import of […]

Peso weakens after pickup in infrastructure spending

THE PESO weakened Friday after a pickup in infrastructure spending was taken by traders to mean an increase in dollar outflows stemming from expanded imports of raw materials and capital equipment.  The peso closed at P47.945 against the dollar Friday, against the Thursday finish of P47.94, according to the Bankers Association of the Philippines.   Week-on-week, the peso retreated from its P47.81 close on May 14.  The peso opened Friday at P47.85. The low was P47.93, while the high […]

Tell it to SunStar: Rights group raps separation of political prisoner from newborn a day after delivery

“Two mothers weep today—Mary grieves over the death of her son Jesus Christ and Elizabeth Estilon weeps for her newborn son who was separated from her a day after giving birth.” This was the statement of Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, on Good Friday, the day in which Christians […]

Cebu City chooses AstraZeneca, Covovax

OF ITS P400 million allocated budget for the acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines, the Cebu City Government will spend P200 million to acquire AstraZeneca and Covovax vaccines. This after the City Council gave Mayor Edgardo Labella the authority to negotiate with the two Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers. Labella told reporters that after the City Council gave him […]

Samsam returns to work

TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. is officially back at work. He made this announcement on his Facebook page on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. “Even though it’s a holiday, it’s officially my first day back at work today since I got hit by Covid-19. I’d like to thank everyone for the prayers for […]