Consolacion to spend P1M to hire ‘decloggers’

THE Municipal Government of Consolacion in northern Cebu has allocated P1 million to be used as “cash for work” incentives for those involved in declogging flooded areas in the town.Danilo Capangpangan, Consolacion’s Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) head, told SunStar Cebu on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that the “cash for work” program […]

‘Slight increase’ in Covid-19 cases felt in Alert Level 1 areas, says Duque

THE Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a slight increase in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in 14 areas that have been placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest quarantine classification in the country.In his report during President Rodrigo Duterte’s Talk to the People Address Monday, April 18, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III reiterated the government’s […]

Summary of Honda Briefing on Automobile Electrification Business

TOKYO, Apr 12, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today held a press briefing on its initiatives in automobile electrification business that included participation of the following Honda executives: – Toshihiro Mibe, Director, President and Representative Executive Officer– Kohei Takeuchi, Director, Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer– Shinji Aoyama, […]

DOH 7’s Loreche: Voters must check candidates’ adherence to health protocols

VOTERS must evaluate if their chosen candidates have religiously followed the minimum public health standards set by the government amid the Covid-19 pandemic.They must ask themselves if their chosen candidates wear face masks during campaign sorties and adhere to rules for physical campaigns set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).This was what Dr. Mary Jean […]

Poll bets warned vs poster, public works ban violations

THE Commission on Election (Comelec) Cebu Provincial Office will ramp up its “Operation Baklas” to remove unlawful election materials as the official campaign period for candidates for local positions kicks off on Friday, March 25, 2022.Comelec Cebu Provincial Elections Supervisor Jerome Brillantes told SunStar Cebu that oversized tarpaulins and those installed in areas not designated […]

Napocor seeks ERC nod to use P335M for watersheds

THE National Power Corp. (Napocor) has sought regulatory approval to avail and use around P335.35 million from a component of the universal charge collected from consumers for its environmental function to rehabilitate watersheds. In its application filed with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the state-led firm said its environmental projects for 2022 require the budget […]

Gov’t orders price freeze on LPG, kerosene in areas under state of calamity 

THE ENERGY department has imposed a price freeze on household liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene in areas that have declared a state of calamity after typhoon Odette, with international name Rai, left extensive damage in parts of the Philippines.    As of Dec.18, five local government units have made the calamity declaration. These are: Jose Panganiban town in Camariñes Norte, Cebu province along with the independent city of Cebu, Bohol […]

Meralco suspends disconnection activities in areas under MECQ

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said it not disconnect customers in Cavite, Rizal, and Lucena City after the government announced that these areas are under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Meralco had already announced that it would discontinue disconnection activities in areas which had been previously placed under the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).  This as banks have adjusted their working hours, and a transport company has assured customers of continued […]

DENR, NCIP start resolving indigenous peoples’ rights in protected areas

THE ENVIRONMENT department said on Tuesday that it has started a dialogue with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on addressing ancestral domain claims in protected areas, including the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. The talks aim to help the two government agencies resolve overlaps in implementing the National Integrated Protected Areas System […]

May 13 a regular holiday  

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an order declaring May 13 a regular holiday in observance of the feast of Ramadan.   Filipino Muslims may celebrate the occasion as long as they observe health protocols amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to Proclamation 1142.  Several areas in the Mindanao region, where many Muslims live, have experienced […]

PRO 7 eyes a secure holy week

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 said it is already prepared for its security for the Holy Week, and the areas in Cebu and other parts of Central Visayas where practicing Catholics gather will be tightly guarded. This, as Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma announced during his visit to the Police Regional Office 7 headquarters in […]