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Regency-era romances have been growing increasingly popular since the 2020s began and people are loving it.One critically successful release showcasing Regency-era romance was the 2020 film “Emma,” a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name starring Anya Taylor-Joy. It’s widely considered to be the best adaptation of Austen’s “Emma” to date.Another popular release is Netflix’s “Bridgerton.” It’s based on Julia Quinn’s book series which follows the Bridgerton siblings as they find
AYALA-LED Globe Telecom has asked the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to require Dito Telecommunity to pay for interconnection penalties amounting to P622 million.The penalties were brought about by fraudulent calls placed through Dito’s network to Globe, bypassing proper voice traffic channels.An average of 1,000 fraudulent calls–identified as international in origin but masked as local calls– are allowed to pass through Dito’s network to Globe users every day, in violation of inte
THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) has monitored three barangays in Cebu City where children are being used by drug dealers to sell illegal drugs.The PDEA 7 is working closely with the PNP and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 to address the problem, said Leia Alcantara, PDEA 7 information officer.The barangays were identified as Mambaling (especially Sitio Alaska), Ermita and Duljo-Fatima. The three villages are also considered to be the m
Several lawmakers have questioned the basis of the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) decision to delist 1.3 million Filipino families from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
The government is urging the private sector to provide seniors more work opportunities. Will they heed the call?
An image of an eagle clutching a drone in midair has been shared thousands of times on multiple Facebook posts alongside the claim that the scene was captured at the final presidential campaign rally of veteran Kenyan politician Raila Odinga on August 6. According to the claim, the eagle’s actions interrupted live television coverage and ended with police shooting the raptor. But the claim is false; the image, while genuine, was taken during a police training exercise in the Netherlands in March
LEAGUE favorites United City FC (UCFC) and Kaya FC-Iloilo are off to a good start in the 2022 Philippines Football League (PFL) after winning their respective season opener on Aug. 7 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.UCFC kicked off its PFL title defense with a convincing 5-0 victory over Maharlika Manila FC.Striker Curt Dizon hit the opening goal in the eighth minute, South African defender Alan Robertson added in the 24th and defender Matthew Custudio made it 3-0 with a 36th minute goal.
Every year since July 21, 1831, Belgium celebrates its National Day. It marks the anniversary of the investiture of Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the first king of Belgium and the start of the independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament.Here in Cebu, the Consulate of Belgium under the stewardship of the Benedicto family has made it a tradition to celebrate the occasion with a cocktail reception. This year the party was held at the Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaz
The TNT Tropang Giga blasted the Magnolia Hotshots, 102-84, in Game Four to move a win away from booking a spot in the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup finals on Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Big man Poy Erram secured a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Cebuano wingman Roger Pogoy had 18 points of his own as TNT took a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.Mikey Williams also came alive in the fourth, where he scored 12 of his 15 total points, after a listless fir
AS PART of its disaster preparedness efforts, the Talisay City Council urged the different barangay development councils from the 22 barangays to create a database of their respective community disaster volunteers.The City Council approved the resolution submitted by Councilor Danny Caballero, chairman of the Committee on Disaster Resilience, requesting the barangay development councils (BDCs) to come up with a database of their disaster volunteers, including private individuals who are willing
APRIL Jay Abne fought 10 hard-fought rounds with former ALA Boy Christian Bacolod and eventually walked away with a close unanimous decision in the main event of “Engkwentro 6” on Aug. 7 at the Bonifacio R. Bacaltos Sports and Cultural Centrum in Sibonga, Cebu.Abne got the nod of all three judges in a closely contested match. Judges Noel Flores, Edward Ligas and Arnel Pasion all scored the bout with identical scores of 96-94.Abne got the biggest win of his career with the win over Bacolod. He im
Multiple social media posts in various languages have shared an image they claim shows Microsoft founder Bill Gates offering a journalist a blank cheque to teach them about the importance of not missing opportunities. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this interaction did not happen. The photo used in the misleading posts shows Gates accepting a gift after appearing on a British TV show in 2016.The image was shared here on July 8, 2022, in a Facebook group with more than 41,000 m
Terror gangs commonly referred to as bandits by Nigerian media frequently kidnap people for ransom, especially in the country’s northern region where it has become an illicit but lucrative business. A TikTok video was recently posted on Facebook with a claim that the clip shows Ghanaian police confiscating ransom money being smuggled into the country by Nigerian kidnappers. But this is misleading: AFP Fact Check found that while the video was filmed in Ghana, the cash belonged to a bank and were
LOCAL police are now conducting a manhunt operation for two men involved in the robbery and murder of a 16-year-old boy in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City on Saturday night, August 6, 2022.Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for administration of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said they had ordered the immediate arrest of the two suspects, who are brothers, involved in the killing of 16-year-old Jerome Rivera Estan.Estan was walking along N. Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Bulacao when he was
Posts on social media are sharing step-by-step guidelines purportedly issued by Kenya’s electoral body that claim voters should put an X mark next to the candidate they do not want. However, this is false; official voting regulations are clear that voters should only put a mark in the box next to their preferred candidate, and leave other boxes on the ballot blank. They are not asked to mark candidates that they do not want. On August 6, 2022, a Facebook post published purported voting guideline
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LILOAN police are coordinating with colleagues in neighboring towns in northern Cebu to determine if the two men arrested for sexually abusing a minor on Monday, August 8, 2022, had other victims.Major Ramil Morpos, Liloan Police Station chief, told Superbalita Cebu he already ordered the Women and Children’s Protection Desk to work side by side with counterparts in neighboring stations.He said the cellphone recovered from accused Jonel Palang contains videos and photos of Palang having sex with
A friend and former co-worker at the now defunct Cebu Archdiocesan Social Action Center (Casac) shared with me Jose Maria Sison’s “Comment On The SONA of Marcos Jr.” At first I thought of not reading it, certain it would contain the usual Marxist-Communist jargon Mr. Sison has been dishing out for the last 50 or so years.I read it anyway and sure enough it contained what I thought it would. But I must say I agree with Mr. Sison’s Marxist analysis of Philippine society. Like it or not, it is stil
THE Cebu Marathon returns in grand fashion with a first in running history as it brings participants to the newest engineering marvel in town, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).After a two-year stretch that saw the Cebu Marathon moved to a virtual format in 2021 due to Covid-19, the renowned race is back to its usual format now in the post-pandemic era.CCLEX, the longest bridge in the country spanning 8.9 kilometers, will be the prime route for all the categories in the 2023 Cebu Marathon
STUDENT leaders from various schools in Dalaguete and Argao in southern Cebu took part in the Musta Na Youth school-based sessions with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Center for Leaders (Rafi CFL).The sessions held from June 14 to 17, 2022 were attended by 280 student leaders.The four-hour in-school sessions gave participants an opportunity to check in on one another, exchange stories, and share their challenges and coping mechanisms from the last two years since the pandemic struck.Participa