‘Buhing Kalbaryo’ organizers assure health protocols are met during performance

ORGANIZERS of this year’s Buhing Kalbaryo in Cebu City have assured they will continue to implement health protocols to ensure that their performance would not be become the stage for Covid-19 transmission.To achieve such, they have required their performers and crew to be fully vaccinated.Elmer “Jojo” Labella, the creative and artistic consultant for this year’s […]

Batuhan: Both sides of the story

Who could forget the 25th of February 1986?At least to those of the Martial Law generation, it was Nirvana and The Rapture all rolled into one, an experience so cathartic for the Filipino nation, it had to be illegal for causing the ultimate high.And why wouldn’t it be?The Marcos years were the darkest this country […]

Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia Authorizes Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine in Children (6-11 Years)

Cambridge, MA, Feb 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Moderna, Inc., (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia has granted provisional registration for the use of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, in a 50 ug dose, two-dose series, for […]

City’s ‘Pasko sa Uptown to help 4K kids this Christmas

ABOUT 4,000 underprivileged children from Cebu City’s 80 barangays will benefit from the City’s annual gift-giving activity this Christmas season. The 4,000 children will serve as beneficiaries for this year’s “Pasko sa Uptown,” which is now celebrating its 11th year. During a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros said this […]

Bill extending validity of 2021 budget passed on 2nd reading

HOUSE LEGISLATORS approved a bill on second reading Monday that would extend the validity of this year’s budget. House Bill 10373 will extend all appropriations under the 2021 General Appropriations Act until Dec. 31, 2022. Completion, inspection, and payment of infrastructure projects and maintenance and operating expenses should also beat that deadline. No individual amendments […]

Senate body tells DepEd to clarify procurement of digital devices with proposed budget to double in 2022 

THE SENATE Finance committee asked the Education department to explain its purchases of digital devices for teachers and students this year as the allocation for this budget item is proposed to be doubled in 2022. Senator María Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos, during Thursday’s hearing, said this year’s procurements did not meet the target and questioned […]