DICT secretary appeals for cybersecurity budget in confirmation hearing

THE COMMISSION on Appointments on Tuesday approved the nomination of Ivan John E. Uy as Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary.   During the hearing, Mr. Uy said his agenda was to enhance the country’s cybersecurity preparedness and appealed for budgetary support from Congress.    “It is a very relevant issue today as we see […]

Moises: His girl just wanna have funds

@CHADPROVIDES: Hi, Singlestalk. I’m having a relationship with someone who’s really a match. We complement each other. She procrastinates while I tend to work long hours. She’s chill while I’m driven. Her family is poor while I have a privileged background. Don’t get me wrong. I’m helping her pay off her credit card debt because […]

When HR becomes unpopular

Our human resource (HR) department is unpopular because of its strict implementation of our policies. One other grievance against it is the delayed hiring of new employees. HR also hired a new canteen concessionaire last month that resulted in a minor food poisoning incident recently. How do we manage the situation? — Yellow Banner. First […]

ACT: Teachers treated like ‘robots’

EVEN before the controversial Department of Education (DepEd) Order 49 was released, teachers have long been prohibited from liking, commenting and posting negative issues on social media concerning the Department. This according to officials of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Cebu Chapter during an interview with SunStar Cebu on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Antonia […]

Letigio: Cebu lifestyle is back

The past few weeks have been exhausting for me socially because of the numerous activities that have been going on all around Cebu. I may have forgotten how active Cebu’s lifestyle can be due to two years of pandemic-induced movement restrictions, but there’s no denying now that Cebu is alive again. Concerts, events, festivals, expos, […]

Bucks are struggling

Don’t look now, but the Bucks are struggling. After hitting the ground running and torching the National Basketball Association with nine straight victories to start their 2022-23 campaign, they’ve suffered setbacks in four of their last six matches, including one to the otherwise-lowly Spurs. The other day, they even managed to snatch defeat from the […]

Nets’ decision

No matter the vantage point, the Nets most definitely made the right decision in backing away from the seemingly inevitable hiring of disgraced Ime Udoka as head coach. While there can be no doubting his capacity to pace the sidelines with confidence, he eroded any value he accumulated in leading the Celtics to the 2022 […]

What’s new with Philippine investment incentives

2022 has ushered in several changes to the Philippines: a new administration, the winding down of the COVID-19 pandemic, and updates to the country’s investment incentive strategy. Investment incentives are government concessions meant to attract inbound capital. Taking advantage of these incentives is integral to strategic business optimization. From the relaxing of foreign equity restrictions, […]

COVID-19 vaccination reduces disease severity and transmission, saves lives

Misinformation and myths about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the vaccines developed against it have contributed to vaccine hesitancy, which refers to a delay in acceptance or refusal of available vaccines that have been deemed safe and effective by regulatory authorities.   False claims, when repeated, can later on be taken as truth and create clusters […]