Employers worried about SHS graduates’ readiness for work 

MANY EMPLOYERS are reluctant to hire senior high school (SHS) graduates on concerns about their readiness for the workplace, while most SHS graduates have expressed a preference to pursue further studies, according to a study released Thursday. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said its research, conducted starting 2018, found that SHS graduates faced […]

Lightning kills 2 in Mandaue City

TWO men were killed after they were struck by lightning while foraging shellfish in Sitio Pajara, Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021. Police identified the victims as Rey Cuyam, 28, a resident of Barangay Umapad; and Erwin Hirasol, 33, a resident of Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City. Glendo Demape, who works […]

Cebu to follow IATF policy

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has “set aside” on Tuesday, June 21, 2021 the Executive Order 23 she had issued a day earlier to remind government agencies that they may face complaints if they disobey the provincial ordinance on the testing and quarantine policy for returning Filipinos arriving at the Cebu airport. This came after announcements […]

Mandaue to go house to house to register residents for vax jab

THE Mandaue City Government has implemented a full-blown vaccination registration program in all its 27 barangays through a house-to-house procedure starting Monday, June 21, 2021. It initially launched a house-to-house registration for those belonging to the A1 (health care workers) and A2 (senior citizens) priority groups before it launched its online registration. This time, it […]

Sunday Essay: Notes on a meal

This has not happened before. By “this” I mean two things. First is the news that a pop group can get so famous that they can compel the world’s largest fast food chain to name a special offering after them. Second is the fact that two of the world’s biggest musical acts now are made […]

SMD: A Father’s Day special

Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, is one proud father to six sons ranging from ages 19 to 29: Shaun Mikael (Shaun), Lorenzo Miguel (Enzo), Paolo Mikel (Paolo), Christian Mikaelo (Mico), Angelo Mikhail (Gelo) and Anton Mikkelo (Anton). Their second names are all derivatives of their Dad’s first name. Here’s a close look […]

54K Sinovac doses arrive in Region 7

THE Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) has announced the arrival of 54,400 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine in the region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The new delivery is intended for the second dose of those in the vaccine priority groups. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said the fresh allocation will […]

Pastor nabbed for estafa illegal recruitment

A 53-YEAR-OLD pastor of a Christian denomination was arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Central Visayas after he was accused of conducting illegal recruitment operations. Bernardo Albarando, also known as Pastor Billy, was arrested in an entrapment in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City on June 10, 2021. NBI 7 Director Renan Oliva […]

Carvajal: It’s complicated

There’s nothing simple about June 12. Our Independence Day is so complicated it should evoke mixed feelings of… Joy, that we finally decided Independence Day was June 12, 1898. On that day we proclaimed the independence Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan fought for and wrenched from the colonial master, Spain. And sadness, that we did […]

Nalzaro: IATF should face Gwen head-on

Did Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia violate the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) policy on arriving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs)? Why won’t IATF officials and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), which has direct control and supervision over local officials, face Gwen […]