Globe: Users need to register SIM asap

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant, Globe, is calling on their subscribers to register their SIM cards especially now that spam messages and security attacks have become even more rampant. Globe regional corporate communications manager for Visayas-Mindanao Rofil Sheldon Magto said as of February 13, 2023 they have logged only 13.3 million registrations out of the 86.7 million users […]

Neri: A golden celebration

They were newly “minted” doctors when Emmanuel Lat and Zenda Garcia Lat promised “till death do us part” at the Sacred Heart Church on Dec. 30, 1972. Fifty years later, after having made their home in New Jersey, USA, they came back to dear old Cebu to renew the vows they made when they were […]

CCDRRMO to enhance disaster prep in schools, brgys following deadly Turkey, Syria quake

THE Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) will enhance its disaster preparedness campaigns for barangays and schools, especially during major earthquakes. This, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 5,000 people and damaged thousands of structures in Turkey and Syria on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. CCDRRMO head Harold Alcontin said […]

PHL deports 2 of 4 Japanese fugitives charged with robbery, fraud 

THE PHILIPPINES deported on Tuesday two of four high-profile Japanese fugitives allegedly involved in a robbery scheme in Tokyo, following the dismissal of their cases in Manila, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.   “Today, we deport Imamura Kiyoto and Fujita Toshiya as they have been cleared of any legal impediment,” Justice […]

BIR to allow more transactions via online portal in late January

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it will allow taxpayers to conduct more transactions online late this month. Individuals will be permitted to update their information or applications through the online registration and update system (ORUS) starting Jan. 23, according to a memorandum circular. Through ORUS, taxpayers can update their registration information with regard […]

Bike lane violator jailed

THE strict implementation of bicycle lanes in Cebu City has already imprisoned one individual for failure to pay the fine for his violations and for ignoring the summons of the court. The City’s Sugbo Bike Lanes Board (SBLB) will also press charges against 50 violators for not settling their infractions within the given period. The […]

Net metering proposed to address rising power prices

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said on Tuesday that the aggressive implementation of a net metering program will help insulate customers from rising electricity prices. “While the program demonstrates potential savings in electricity cost and protection from bill shock, actual data shows the need for more aggressive efforts to promote and implement the program in […]