Cebu City’s octogenarians, nonagenarians set to receive cash incentives

SENIOR citizens, better eat more pancit for longer life. This, as the Cebu City Council approved the amendment to City Ordinance No. 2235 entitled, “An Ordinance Conferring the Centenary Senior Citizens’ Award to Qualified Senior Citizens on October of Each Year.” The amendment was authored by Councilors Eugenio Gabuya Jr., Lea Japson and Raymond Alvin […]

GF Securities Fully Support the Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Hong Kong Youths, Sponsored HKUST Entrepreneurship Competition for 5 Years

HONG KONG, Aug 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The HKUST-Sino One-Million-Dollar Entrepreneurship 2021 sponsored by GF Securities Co., Ltd. (“GF Securities”, stock code: 1776.HK; 000776.SZ) for 5 consecutive years was successfully held recently. After fierce competition, the winner of the competition was granted to The Able Company, which collects surplus and unused […]

“Tanegashima Loggerhead Sea Turtle Survey 2021” Takes Place amid Covid Restrictions

TOKYO, Jul 29, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Since 2015 MHI Group has supported the “Tanegashima Loggerhead Sea Turtle Survey,” a program overseen by Earthwatch Japan, a Tokyo-based incorporated nonprofit organization (NPO).(1) The program, conducted annually on Tanegashima, an island south of Kyushu, is targeted at protecting loggerhead sea turtles, currently under threat […]

Tabada: Love for women

When I read the first social media posts about his death, I wanted to doubt the news. When I read the breaking reports from media I trust, my next thought was of his sisters. When he moved in the Bahay Pangarap in the Malacañang Park complex, his four sisters shared the official duties that, if […]

Editorial: Deja vu

A DISUNITED opposition that was initially composed of a combination of different middle- and upper-class groups with different motives had failed to unseat the regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos which controlled the Philippine archipelago for almost two decades. That is until a single bullet felled Benigno Aquino Jr. as he disembarked from a plane at […]

SC seeks to unclog dockets

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday released an order amending its rules to unclog case dockets and speed up the judicial system. Under the order dated May 4, the fully court will now act only on administrative cases penalized with more than two years of suspension or a fine of more than P100,000. It used […]

Espina: Recoletos in Cebu

The University of San Jose Recoletos will have the opening celebration of the 400 Years of the Augustinian Recollect Missionary Presence in Cebu led by university president Fr. Cristopher Maspara, OAR April 29, Thursday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos. The theme: “Upat ka Gatos ka Tuig nga Pagsangyaw sa Pagbag-o […]

Peso rebounds vs dollar on oil price correction, gov’t offer of euro bonds

THE PESO rebounded versus the greenback on Thursday as oil prices corrected and after the government raised €2.1 billion from its offer of euro-denominated bonds. The local unit closed at P48.41 per dollar on Thursday, appreciating by four centavos from its P48.45 finish on Wednesday, based on data published on the Bankers Association of the […]

Tax Notes: Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (Part 2)

On March 31, 2021, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 42-2021 in relation to Republic Act 11534, or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (Create) Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 26, 2021 with line-item vetoes. The following are the salient provisions of the Create Law, […]

Hinashasan fellows named

THE University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center (CSC), in cooperation with Mamugnaong Anak sa Dagang Inc. (MAD), has selected the fellows to the 2021 Hinashasan Workshop for Young Writers, to be held via Zoom from April 9 to 11, 2021. The creative writing workshop connects aspiring young writers to a writing community and literature. […]

COVID-19 pandemic could be source of global crises for years — WEF

THE CORONAVIRUS has exposed the “catastrophic effects” of ignoring long-term risks such as pandemics, and the economic and political consequences could cause more crises for years to come, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF’s annual survey of global risks lists infectious disease and livelihood crises as the top “clear and present dangers” […]