Ched honors USC

THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) 7 honored the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City with six awards during the celebration of the First National Higher Education Day on May 22, 2021. Ched cited USC for exemplary leadership, institutional performance in the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings and program excellence for both its […]

Book industry claims losses of P240 million from DepEd ‘modules’

THE BOOK industry will sustain P240 million in losses from teaching materials reproduced by the Department of Education (DepEd) without a licensing agreement, a copyright organization said. Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (Filcols) in a statement Tuesday said that the department’s Order No. 18-2020 directing teachers to reproduce learning modules during the pandemic represents lost income […]

Marc Pingris announces retirement from PBA

The “Pinoy Sakuragi,” Marc Pingris announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday night, ending a colorful 16-year career that saw him help the Purefoods franchise complete a historic “grandslam” during the 2014 PBA season. The 39-year old forward announced his decision to walk away from basketball on his social media pages. “16 years na din […]

Comelec mulls adjusting 2022 election campaign rules due to COVID-19

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is considering modifying its rules and processes for the 2022 national and local elections due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These include the possibility of virtual debates among presidential candidates, safety protocols, and changes in absentee voting.  In its first media briefing on the 2022 national and local elections on Friday, the poll body said that […]

Cortes recovers from Covid-19

AFTER more than two weeks of isolation, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes has recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and is now back working in his office. Cortes, who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 4, 2021, said he is happy that he is back in service after two weeks of being placed in isolation. […]

41 arrested in Mandaue City during Holy Week

AROUND 41 people were arrested in Mandaue City for various crimes committed during the Holy Week, including 21 persons arrested for illegal drugs. Despite the number of persons arrested during the Holy Week, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Director Col. Jonathan Abella said the city was “generally peaceful.” Maj. Mercy Villaro, MCPO spokesperson, said even […]

Hi Sun Tech Announces 2020 Annual Results: Profit for the Year Increases 14% to HK$779 million

HONG KONG, Mar 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – A leading payment & finance solutions provider in China, Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited (the “Company”; Stock code: 818.HK), announced the audited consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020 (the “Year”). Results Highlights1. […]

Lapu bars walk-in beach visitors for Holy Week

NO PRIOR booking, no entry. Thus states Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan’s latest executive order, which prohibits beach visitors in the city during Holy Week unless they have confirmed room reservations in hotels and resorts. The restriction will apply to both residents and non-residents of Lapu-Lapu City and will cover both private and public beaches […]

Labella tries to appease disgruntled vendors

CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella will waive the rental fees of the vendors during the relocation period as the construction for the redevelopment of Carbon Public Market starts. Labella, during the groundbreaking ceremony, said he will issue an executive order waiving the market fees for at least three years. The groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment […]

Tax impact of COVID-19 on nonresidents stranded in US

Undeniably, COVID-19 has taken its toll across the globe, regardless of a person’s economic standing. Governments implemented inbound and outbound travel restrictions with varying stringency to curb the spre ad of the virus. As with any other country, the US was confronted with stranded foreign nationals, whose residency status, which is generally affected by their […]