Cabaero: Neutrality in elections

The usual question posed to media during an election campaign is if newspapers, televisions or radio stations should endorse a candidate. In other countries, the United States in particular, many news organizations have taken to choosing a candidate in an election, especially in presidential and vice presidential exercises. The Philippines will have general elections – […]

Traders worry over new NCR restriction

LOCAL businesses in Cebu are bracing for an “unpredictable” fourth quarter as the country’s capital goes into Alert Level 4 under general community quarantine (GCQ) on Thursday, Sept. 16, affecting micro, small and medium businesses. According to Filipino Cebuano Business Club chairman Rey Calooy, 70 percent of the country’s economic activity comes from greater Luzon […]

Briones: Setting priorities

The main concern of the Cebu City Government should not be to bring down the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the city, of which some 96 percent are considered mild or asymptomatic. It should be to address the economic plight of thousands of families who have been left despondent in the wake […]

Cabaero: ‘Ghost company?’

The absence of a physical address for a company awarded P8.7 billion worth of contracts to provide the government with medical supplies will surely raise red flags to indicate possible corruption. The amount involved was so huge that it should not have been assigned to a company without checking the owners and where it is […]

Labor group bats for protection of state workers vs COVID-19

A LABOR group has urged the government to protect state workers from the coronavirus after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said 1,600 employees have died of infection. The commission and Department of Health should monitor the compliance of agencies with health protocols, the Confederation For Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees said in a […]

DTI’s Lopez calls for reduction of cost to shut down businesses

TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez said that expenses related to the closure of businesses should be reduced following complaints from companies. The process for closing businesses should also be overhauled, he told One News Tuesday. The current process for companies officially closing shop include seeking clearances from local government units and the Bureau of Internal […]

Eugenio: The heart of the home

We human beings, we are alive, moving and functioning because our hearts are healthy and pumping blood. Without our hearts, it’s impossible to live. With a balanced diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, we keep our hearts beating and this keeps us going on and living productive and happy lives. Our homes need to be […]

Wenceslao: Looking for a patriot

Today is Independence Day in our country. The day is made more meaningful if we consider the issues we are facing today. For the first time since the occupation of the country by the Spanish, Americans and the Japanese, the country is being enslaved once more by an expansionist power with the same aspirations as […]

Editorial: A shift in focus

Another one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The new deliveries form part of the 11,058,000 doses that the Philippines expects to arrive this month alone. As of Thursday noon, the total number of doses delivered to the country […]

Top 10 recommendations outlined in Sulong forum 2021

INCREASING financial assistance to farmers, strengthening education’s focus on science and technology (S&T) and integrating government portals and services to make transactions easier amid the Covid-19 pandemic were among the Top 10 actionable recommendations submitted by the private sector at this year’s first virtual Sulong Pilipinas forum. The recommendations covered the areas of health, transportation, […]

Mandaue City celebrates fiesta

BE GRATEFUL, keep the faith and be “gifted to give.” These were the three points that Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma preached during the pontifical mass for the feast in honor of St. Joseph, patron saint of Mandaue City on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Palma, in his homily, said the faithful should be grateful as St. […]

Carvajal: Ethically abominable

On and around Earth Day calls were made to protect and preserve the natural habitats (forests and oceans) of animals (especially the endangered kind), to dispose of plastics properly, to go for renewable energy etc. It was, however, the promotion of Green Architecture that really caught my attention. It jarred me into realizing that Earth […]

‘Do’s and don’ts’ this summer

THE Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has urged the public to be careful when walking the streets after two individuals were bitten by a dog. Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, CHD officer-in-charge, asked pet owners to vaccinate their dogs with anti-rabies. Ibones said bitten individuals should seek immediate medical intervention. Ibones said the anti-rabies vaccine is free […]

Chiefs of Philippine, US military discuss South China Sea affairs

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters THE PHILIPPINE Defense chief discussed the situation in the South China Sea and regional security developments with his US counterpart on Sunday, according to the country’s military spokesman, amid increased Chinese presence in the disputed waterway. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and US […]