Man who jumped from Marcelo Fernan Bridge still missing; search and rescue ops still ongoing

Authorities in Mandaue City are still in search of a man who allegedly jumped off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge on Wednesday night, January 25, 2023. Karlo Cabahug, Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) Assistant Head, said on Thursday, January 26, 2023, that their search and rescue operation for the missing man is […]

Manhole cover thieves could face jail time if caught, Mandaue execs warned

THOSE reportedly involved in the stealing of concrete manhole covers in Mandaue City’s barangays may soon find themselves in jail if caught. This was what lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary to Mayor Jonas Cortes, gave the warning after receiving reports that more barangays are complaining that some of their concrete manhole covers are being […]

Groups slam Senate for lack of youth reps in mandatory ROTC hearing 

YOUTH GROUPS on Wednesday condemned the exclusion of representation from their sector in Senate deliberations on the proposed revival of mandatory military training among tertiary level students.   They lambasted in particular Senator Ronald M. Dela Rosa, who chaired the meeting, calling him “cunning” for refusing to hear the youth’s stance on the plan to reinstate […]

Soriano: Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Where did the name Black sheep originate? The negative sense of the term “black sheep” refers to a family member who seems to be the troublemaker, and doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of your family members. Merriam Webster defines a black sheep as a disfavored or disreputable member of a group. Other […]

Lapu-Lapu mayor won’t sue Goldfin over drainage project

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will no longer press charges against Goldfin Construction and Development Corp., the contractor of the long-overdue drainage project on the Ibabao-Agus Road in Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City. Chan made the decision after noting that the contractor had completed the P30 million project following his ultimatum to finish it on […]

PPA sees monitoring system reducing logistics costs

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said its upcoming Trusted Operator Program-Container Registry and Monitoring System, or TOP-CRMS, will help reduce logistics costs by eliminating the container deposits charged by shipping lines to truckers, brokers, and forwarders. The monitoring system, which has attracted a backlash, will also cut costs incurred by truckers on the road by […]

Finding Rory, the Boston terrier

By Caryl Vangeli A. Montera ONE’S dog getting lost is probably up there on the list of worst nightmares. Owners shower their pets with a lot of love, and the thought of them out there and away from home—afraid and unsure of what to do—can be quite heartbreaking. This is what happened to Kate Barnido […]

Globe, Smart set up counters during Sinulog festival week

TWO of the biggest telecommunication companies (Telcos) in the country have installed assistance booths to assist their subscribers struggling with the registration of their SIM (subscriber identity module) cards amid the ongoing Sinulog activities. In a media interview on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2022, Smart Communications and Globe Telecom announced that they had put up several […]

Editorial: The ultimate decision

The Sinulog Festival will push through at the South Road Properties (SRP) on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in reaction to Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s suggestion to hold the event at its original venue, the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). Rama has said that they “have been working double, triple […]

Confidence in rising incomes, inflation worries among the main findings of consumer survey

HOPES for rising incomes this year as well as concern over rising inflation were the main findings of a survey on consumer sentiment conducted by TransUnion, a US credit reporting agency. “Consumers’ mixed sentiments reflect the complex dynamics facing the Philippines along with many other nations, as the world continues to recover from more than […]