Deped, DOH: Teachers for pilot F2F classes must be vaxxed; in CV, only half of teachers jabbed

TEACHERS and non-teaching school personnel who will participate in the two-month pilot study on limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas are expected to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), officials said Monday, September 27, 2021. In Central Visayas, however, only around half of the public school teachers are fully vaccinated so far, although […]

Megawide, City execs award certificates to ambulant vendors

ALSO, City Market Operations Division (MOD) chief Irvin Cabales clarifies that the certificate of recognition that the City and Megawide distributed to stall owners at the Carbon Public Market does not expire after three years, contrary to what some stall owners believe OFFICIALS of the Megawide Construction Corp. and the Cebu City Government distributed certificates […]

Maynilad, DoT partner for wastewater drive

MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. partnered with the Department of Tourism (DoT) on a wastewater management campaign to increase public awareness on environmental protection and sustainable tourism. The west zone water concessionaire signed an agreement with DoT on Thursday to launch the “Maynilad Kubeta PH X It’s More Fun in the Philippines” partnership. Under the partnership, […]

LANDBANK OKs P2.3B in loans for acquisition of 1,093 PUVs 

STATE-RUN Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) on Thursday said it approved P2.32 billion in loans as of August for the purchase of 1,093 modern public utility vehicles (PUV).  The bank said the financing is part of the SPEED PUV (Special Package for Environment-Friendly and Efficiently-Driven Public Utility Vehicles).  “Another P4 billion is being processed […]

Editorial: Destroying public trust

The persistence of SunStar Cebu columnist Bobby Nalzaro in asking about Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella’s physical state could have pushed the latter’s son to tell the veteran journalist about the condition of his father. Jaypee Labella divulged that his father had suffered a mild stroke during his hospital stay last August; however, there was […]

SEC issues cease-and-desist order vs R.L. Aggregates

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease-and-desist order against R.L. Aggregates and Diversified Lending Group, Inc. for its “fraudulent” and “deceitful” scheme.    R.L. Aggregates was found soliciting investments from the public using a copy of its articles of incorporation that was altered to state that “the corporation shall direct, solicit, accept or take investments/placements from the […]

Bluehelix Bridge Solution (BBS) Rolls Out Decentralized Cross-chain Bridge Services

Cayman Islands, Sep 1, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Bluehelix formally released Bluehelix Bridge Solution (BBS), a decentralized MPC-based cross-chain bridge solution that supports the decentralized cross-chain access of any public chain, any heterogeneous chain, any homogeneous chain, or any ecological native asset, days ago. As of August 31, independent cross-chain addresses exceeded […]

7 biz groups warn vs. keeping telecom sector as ‘public utility’

THE heads of business and trade groups are rejecting a recommendation to maintain the telecommunications industry as a public utility, warning it will deter foreign investments and widen the digital divide in the Philippines. The seven leaders objected to the recommendation—proposed by several senators during deliberations on Senate Bill (SB) 2094, or “An Act Amending […]

LTFRB: Enough PUVs for Cebu workers during MECQ

LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 Director Eduardo Montealto said the Capitol’s policy on mandatory wearing of wearable air purifiers among public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors in Cebu Province had “slightly” affected transport operations on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. This, after some PUV drivers were not able to pick up passengers […]

J&J, PBSP to roll out training programs to fight TB  

JOHNSON & JOHNSON Philippines, Inc. (J&J) and business-led non-government organization Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) have partnered to train healthcare workers in addressing tuberculosis (TB) cases at the community level, based on updated guidelines from the Department of Health.    “The public health system was focused on COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and our fellow Filipinos largely had to stay home. […]

Police sets eyes on PUVs with closed windows

THE Cebu provincial and city police have started apprehending drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV)—air-conditioned buses, minibuses, modern jeepneys, vans for hire and taxis—who failed to follow public health protocols designed to slow down the spread of Covid-19. At 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) implemented Executive Order (EO) […]

Police probe burials without a permit

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is looking into reports that a public cemetery in the city has been burying the dead even without the proper documentation which includes a permit from the Cebu City Health Department. CCPO Deputy Director for Operations Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla stressed that there is a process that needs to […]