Mandaue under state of calamity after worst flood in 30 years

MANDAUE City has now been placed under a state of calamity after the City Council approved the recommendation of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the declaration, following the overflowing of the Butuanon River last Friday that resulted in massive floods in several areas.The approval was granted during the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) regular […]

Briones: Letting people choose

When Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. called on the public to continue wearing face masks while inside public utility vehicles (PUVs), he was reacting to Mayor Michael Rama’s executive order (EO), which made the wearing of masks in Cebu City non-obligatory, whether in open spaces or not.Of course, Rama […]

Senate body seeks raps vs officials in sugar fiasco

THE SENATE blue ribbon committee has recommended criminal and administrative charges against agriculture and sugar officials for approving 300,000 metric tons of sugar imports amid rising prices and tight supply, allegedly without the president’s consent. In a committee report, the body accused the officials, who later quit their jobs, of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct and […]

Espina: Transformations

We all undergo some transformations in life. I have been having (?) interactions with some whose lives metamorphosed successfully.The Filipinos are indeed “pliant like bamboos.” So versatile, that they can blend easily with any culture shift from one job or lifestyle to the other. Their success stories are as writer Jose Garcia Villa delineated in […]

Some Beijing travelers asked to wear COVID monitoring bracelets, sparking outcry

BEIJING — Some Beijing residents returning from domestic travel were asked by local authorities to wear coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) monitoring bracelets, prompting widespread criticism on Chinese social media by users concerned about excessive government surveillance. According to posts published on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning on microblogging platform Weibo, some Beijing residents returning to […]

Traffic congestion, flood mitigation among Consolacion mayor’s priorities

OPENING of new roads, expanding existing ones and eradicating flooding in some barangays are just some of the projects that newly elected Consolacion Mayor Teresa “Nene” Alegado wants done as she assumes the leadership of the northern Cebu town.During the inaugural session of Consolacion’s municipal council on Friday, July 1, 2022, Alegado said she planned […]

All options on table in China tariff review, US trade official says

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is considering “all options” as it reviews potential changes to U.S. duties on Chinese imports, including tariff relief and new trade investigations in a shift of focus to strategic concerns with Beijing, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi said on Thursday. Ms. Bianchi told Reuters in an interview that the agency is […]

Espina: Violence against women

Zonta International has a very relevant advocacy focusing on the crusade against Violence against Women (VAW). Our club, Zonta Club of Cebu I, has undertaken several long- and short-term projects in tandem with the academe, government and civic agencies: The Zonta Club of Cebu I VAW Referral Center, located in the University of the Visayas; […]

Lim: Heartbreak

The first time I broke my heart, I was inconsolable. I cried buckets, slept little, was lost and listless for a while. It wasn’t the rejection; it was the betrayal.Many more heartbreaks would come in my life but I would learn through time to forfeit fantasy and reconcile with reality. So, the last heartbreak caused […]

The best simulator on the market

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Stranded seafarers escape Ukraine, others trapped – ILO, sources

GENEVA – Some of the estimated 1,000 seafarers trapped in Ukraine have escaped, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and industry officials told Reuters, while voicing concern for those remaining trapped onboard ships or unaccounted for.Several foreign cargo ships have been struck by crossfire in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24 and U.N. […]