9k jobseekers flock to PH tourism job fair

OVER 9,000 jobseekers took advantage of the 8,310 employment opportunities offered in the three-day initial leg of the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!” Philippine Tourism Job Fair in the cities of Pasay, Cebu and Davao, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) reported on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.Of this number, 407 applicants were assured of immediate employment, […]

4,000 workers retrenched; Lapu asks DSWD for help

THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will request the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) to provide assistance to around 4,000 workers who were reportedly retrenched from their companies in Lapu-Lapu City.The City Council approved on mass motion during its fifth special session Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, Resolution 16-0496-2022 authored by Councilor Annabeth Cuizon.Kim Francisco, head […]

Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware last year — sources

Six of the individuals told Reuters they were targeted themselves. The targets included Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, senior military personnel, two regional diplomats, and advisers in Indonesia’s defense and foreign affairs ministries, according to the people. Six of the Indonesian officials and advisers targeted told Reuters they received an email message from Apple Inc. […]

E-sabong operators, 37 others released from jail

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Central Visayas has released the 39 individuals nabbed for allegedly operating e-sabong in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu, last week.NBI Regional Director Rennan Oliva told SunStar Cebu on Monday, September 26, 2022, that the suspects were able to post bail.He said following the Minglanilla raid, they have not recorded any other […]

Prince is half-marathon king

CEBUANO Prince Joey Lee stood at the top of the podium as the fastest Filipino half-marathoner in all three legs of the 7-Eleven Run Series Sunday held simultaneously in Manila, Cebu and Davao.Lee, the pride of Spectrum Runners Club, topped the Cebu Leg after crossing the finish line at the Cebu Business Park in 1 […]

Nearly P2 million shabu seized in Bohol; 4 persons, including a woman, fall

NEARLY P2 million worth of suspected shabu were confiscated in two separate buy-bust in Bohol on Thursday evening, September 22, 2022.The operatives of Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU) Central Visayas in Bohol headed by Police Lieutenant Edcel Petecio conducted the drug raid based on the directive of RPDEU 7 head Lieutenant Colonel Ronnie Failoga, […]

URC opens two collection sites to attain ‘plastic neutrality’ 

UNIVERSAL Robina Corp. (URC) announced on Wednesday that it opened two more collection sites as part of its recycling initiative. The news sites located in Sambat in Balayan, Batangas, and Nagasi in La Carlota, Negros Occidental are collecting used bottles and recyclable plastic waste. URC said that around 281 kilos of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles […]

Special Report: ‘Cottage’ industry in Cordova under fire (First of two parts)

SOME operators of floating cottages in the municipality of Cordova, Mactan Island in eastern Cebu admit to have openly thrown the liquid waste collected from their cottages into the open sea.Operators made the admission just two days after Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia implemented Executive Order (EO) 25, which prohibits the operation and use of illegal […]

Editorial: House of sycophants

There are uglier synonyms for “sycophant,” a word which Merriam-Webster defines as “a servile self-seeking flatterer.” And the three-syllable word best describes some members of the House of Representatives who are allies of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte.A display of flattery happened during the separate budget deliberations on the proposed […]

Warrants vs activists voided 

THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has set aside search warrants against three detained activists, including one whose daughter died in a hospital while she was in jail.  In a 36-page decision uploaded on the court’s website on Aug. 31, the 12th Division ruled the warrants issued by Quezon City trial court Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert were […]

Dengue death toll hits 400

THE DEATH toll from dengue in the Philippines has hit 400 this year, or a death rate of 0.3%, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday.  Of the reported deaths, 100 occurred in July, 74 in June, and 14 this month, it said in a statement.  The agency said 62 dengue-related deaths were reported […]