Young Filipinos warned versus crypto scammers

THE PHILIPPINE Immigration bureau on Wednesday warned the public against cryptocurrency scammers who lure young professionals into working illegally in Southeast Asia. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman G. Tansingco said scammers are luring urban professionals by promising them jobs only to be forced to work for potential cryptocurrency investors. “These highly educated professionals would […]

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 […]

Briones: Dealing with minors

I just read that three minors were caught inhaling shabu inside a drug den in Barangay Apas, Cebu City last Thursday night, Feb. 2, 2023. The article actually states that they sniffed the shabu, but I doubt that’s how you use that particular drug. Don’t ask me how I know, just trust me. Anyway, I […]

Lim: The rules

Growing up, a few of my female friends wished they were born male. As you can guess, they were all alpha females constrained by custom, culture and convention, compelled to calibrate their dreams, desires and aspirations. I was an alpha from birth but I didn’t know it and I wasn’t aware of it for a […]

50 stray animals, pets die in ‘mass poisoning’ in City of Naga, say pro-animal advocates

CONCERNED citizens and pro-animal rights groups plan to file charges against several persons that were allegedly involved in the poisoning of around 50 dogs and cats inside a private subdivision in Barangay Inoburan, City of Naga, southern Cebu in January this year. According to concerned pet owners, the alleged mass poisoning that occurred inside the […]

Meco: Brace for power outages in Mactan, higher electric bills

AN INCREASE in generation charge, as well as rotating brownouts, awaits consumers of power distributor Mactan Electric in March. The generation charge pertains to the charges for the production of electricity. Engineer Gilbert Pagobo, senior vice president and general manager of Mactan Electric Company Inc. (Meco), announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, that from the […]

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 […]