Fire hits Danao City public market

A HUGE fire engulfed a public market in Danao City, northern Cebu Thursday evening, June 2, 2022.According to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the fire started around 8:29 p.m. on Thursday.As of press time, fire fighters are still trying to put out the fire. (CLC)Refresh this page for updates.

SEC revokes registration of pseudo-law enforcement firm

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is issuing an order of revocation against New International Police Commission Philippine Command Association, Inc. (NIPCA). NIPCA is a nonstock corporation registered with the commission since June 2011. According to the advisory, NIPCA’s purpose is to coordinate with local law enforcement agencies in their campaign against […]

Editorial: Democratize reading

When will the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL) open again to the public for 24 hours, seven days a week?The CCPL was an outstanding anachronism in a country where an edifice complex in public spending rarely extended to public libraries and a citizenry parched for free reading spaces and unlimited reading resources.First opened on Apr. […]

Ev Dynamics Selected to Supply Electric Light Buses to a Government Sustainable Public Mobility Pilot Scheme

HONG KONG, May 11, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “Ev Dynamics” or the “Group”), a provider of new energy vehicles and integrated technology solutions, has been selected by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a prequalified supplier of electric […]

Editorial: Healing communities

“No health without mental health.”The World Health Organization’s (WHO) dictum is the principle underlying mental health economics, which is the “study of economics… (for) identifying ways to improve mental health and mental healthcare production and consumption,” according to Nicholle Mae Amor Tan Maravilla and Myles Joshua Toledo Tan in their paper published in the “Frontiers […]

China uses AI software to improve its surveillance capabilities

BEIJING — Dozens of Chinese firms have built software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sort data collected on residents, amid high demand from authorities seeking to upgrade their surveillance tools, a Reuters review of government documents shows.  According to more than 50 publicly available documents examined by Reuters, dozens of entities in China have […]

Editorial: Restoring the library as communal hub

March 16 commemorates an essential element promoting citizens’ participation in promoting and protecting democracy: Freedom of Information (FOI).The FOI Day emphasizes the people’s unimpeded access to information about the state so that citizens can better understand how governments work and thus, be more vigilant in monitoring and participating in governance as partners of public servants […]

Unilab bags Silver Anvil Award in 57th Anvil Awards

UNILAB Inc. (Unilab), though its advocacy program “Alaga sa Kalusugan ng Pamayanan” (Akap), won a Silver Anvil Award during the 57th Anvil Awards in February 2022 for its short video titled “Limang Bagay na Dapat Mong Malaman Tungkol sa Bakuna Laban sa Covid-19” under the category Multimedia/Digital Tool-Audio-Visual Presentation.As healthcare workers and local leaders grapple […]

Kronos DAO Announces Public Sale Date

Rome, Italy, March 24, 2022- (SEAPRWire) – Kronos DAO, the next evolution of reserve currency protocol, has announced its public sale date. Scheduled for March 28th, 2022, the public sale will be a good opportunity for prospective token holders to participate in the project. In addition to a public token sale, Kronos DAO has slated April […]

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 […]

SEC warns about AlgoSCALP’s ‘enticing’ investment scheme

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public about AlgoSCALP, an automated trading system, which has been soliciting investments without license or approval from the regulator. “AlgoSCALP, AlgoSCALP Trading, or AlgoSCALP Auto Trading claims that it is a fully automated trading system, and that the provider will place buy and sell orders for […]

Samboan to build new public market

THE town of Samboan will get a new public market in about nine months’ time, Mayor Dr. Emerito “Doc Tito” Calderon Jr. informed sellers at the Samboan Public Market Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.Calderon said the construction of a new and modern public market would begin in the southwestern Cebu town this March, according to a […]

PUVs back to 100% seating capacity in Cebu Province starting March 1

STARTING March 1, 2022, the Province of Cebu will resume full seating capacity in public transport, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.She said the continuing drop in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases called for less stringent regulations.“And so after consultation with the LTFRB, the LTO, and of course, the PNP (Philippine National Police), and […]

Alset Capital Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise of Full Over-Allotment Option

BETHESDA, MD, Feb 21, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Alset Capital Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 7,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit (the “Offering”). Each unit consists of one of the Company’s shares of Class A common stock, one-half of one redeemable warrant, and […]