Post review of transactions

Today, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day, which many will celebrate by giving flowers or boxes of chocolate, or by arranging dinner dates or visits to romantic locations. These gestures are meant to show our appreciation and care for loved ones. All things considered, this love month can also be a time for showing how much […]

Money ‘mule’ incidents in 2021 spike as digital banking surges

MONEY “mules” generated 732,392 suspicious-transaction reports (STRs) in 2021, up 1,277.09%, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) reported. The AMLC said the STRs spiked with the accelerated adoption of digital banking and electronic wallets. Suspected money “mule” offenses in 2021 were up 50.50% from a year earlier. “The sharp increase in the number of submitted STRs […]

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 […]

Gatchalian files resolution to probe PAGCOR on third-party auditor 

THE SENATE Ways and Means Committee chairman has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into an allegedly anomalous procurement by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) of its third-party auditor.   “The POGOs’ (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) questionable selection of its third-party auditor needs to be thoroughly investigated,” Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian said in Filipino […]

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 […]

BoC intercepts P9.5-M smuggled onions in Zamboanga  

CUSTOMS and law enforcement authorities seized P9.49 million worth of suspected smuggled red onions inside boats that arrived in Zamboanga City on two separate operations.    In a statement on Thursday, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said the onions have no Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance from the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry.     BoC […]

Rain mars festivities

THE sudden downpour and strong gust of wind temporarily halted the ritual showdown of the Sinulog sa Carmen but festivities continued as weather conditions later improved on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2023. Organizers decided to pause the performances around 3 p.m. for the safety of the dancers. Despite the challenges, the ritual showdown that featured […]

Why learning to surf can be great for your mental health, according to a psychologist

Disclaimer: This asset is provided by The Conversation. Nothing clears the mind like going for a surf. With the escapism and simplicity of riding waves, it’s no secret that surfing feels good. Now our preliminary study in children and adolescents adds to growing evidence that surfing really is good for your mental health. But you don’t have to have a mental illness to get […]

Police told to stop ‘victim blaming’

SYMPATHIZERS of two activists who were abducted last Jan. 10, 2023 by supposed government agents are calling on the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7) to refrain from redirecting the blame on the victims. In a statement, Karapatan-Central Visayas spokesperson Dennis Abarrientos condemned the police for putting the blame on activists Armand Jake Dayoha and […]