US donates P1.6-M supplies for Palawan disaster preparedness

THE UNITED States government has donated P1.6 million worth of supplies to the provincial government of Palawan to support disaster relief preparedness, its embassy in the Philippines said in a statement released on Tuesday. The supplies include tents and other items for shelter, medical, and logistical capacity during emergency situations prompted by calamities. Palawan in […]

Man nabbed with almost P7.5 million worth of shabu

POLICE arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly peddling illegal drugs in Barangay Das, Toledo City, Cebu on Saturday night, Aug. 13, 2022.SSgt. Fredenil Cabañero, desk officer of the Toledo City Police Station, identified the suspect as Raffy Hermona, who originally hails from Sitio Cotcot, Barangay Mabini, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.Chavez is considered a high-value individual […]

Davao Oriental provincial gov’t eyes biomass energy project, expanded rural electrification

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is pursuing partnerships to speed up electrification in remote communities and possibly put up a biomass facility for cheaper power rates.    Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon met last week with officials of Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DORECO), the province’s sole distributor, to discuss shared costs for bringing supply to still […]

Cotabato strengthens ASF-control measures with new provincial quarantine center

COTABATO is strengthening its control measures against the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) with the opening of its Provincial Veterinary Quarantine Services Center.   The facility, located along the main highway in Old Bulatukan, Makilala, has disinfection equipment and foot baths. All vehicles are required to undergo inspection, including passengers and cargo.    “Hope that we […]

Davide urges PB to craft measures to lessen impact of fuel crisis; Gwen to revive ‘Tindahan sa Kapitolyo’

CEBU Province’s top two officials are seeking ways to help Cebuanos cope with the effects of the ongoing fuel crisis.Vice Gov. Hilario “Junjun” Davide III urged members of the Provincial Board (PB) to craft measures to help their constituents cope with the fuel crisis’ effects, particularly on basic commodities.Davide made the call when the PB […]

Año: Cebu ordinance on optional mask wearing ‘defective’; Gwen undeterred

DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said Tuesday, June 14, 2022 that the ordinance passed by the Cebu Provincial Council which makes the wearing of face masks optional in open and well-ventilated areas in the province has “no legal basis and considered defective.”Año said he is consulting his legal team for […]

Some roads in Cebu Province still impassable due to ‘Agaton’

SEVERAL roads in Cebu were impassable on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 after sustaining damage due to Tropical Depression Agaton (Megi).Some of the affected roads reportedly collapsed after continuous rains softened the soil underneath them.Based on the travel advisory from the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH 7), the national highway connecting […]

Capitol gives 20 ambulances to Cebu hospitals, 8 patrol cars to police stations

THE Cebu Provincial Government is spending nearly P42 million to provide 20 ambulances to the hospitals it runs in the province.Each of Cebu’s four provincial hospitals will get two ambulances, while the 12 district hospitals will receive one ambulance each, according to Sugbo News, the official news platform of the Cebu Provincial Government.Each of the […]

Complaint vs. Duke Frasco, wife “nonsense, political”

UTTERLY nonsensical and clearly political.This was what Cebu Representative Vicente Franco “Duke” Frasco (Cebu, Fifth) and his wife, Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco, said in response to the complaint filed against them by two Danao City village chiefs before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas on Thursday, March 3, 2022.Barangays Poblacion chief Don Roel Arias and Looc […]