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LAPU-LAPU Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan expressed hope Wednesday, May 18, that the 2022 annual budget for the city will be approved by the incoming City Council, which will assume office in June.The City currently uses the reenacted 2021 annual budget amounting to P2.7 billion as the proposed P3 billion fund for this year has not yet been approved by the council, whose majority of members are under the opposition bloc.“I think we can approve the budget once we have the new council,” said Chan Wednes
ABOUT P1.4 million worth of shabu was seized from a high-value individual at Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City past midnight Thursday, May 19.Major Joerey Puerto, commander of Police Station 8, identified the suspect as Gerald Barillo, 25, alias "Jer" of the barangay's Purok Neptune.Puerto said 20 sachets of shabu, P2,000 mark money and P250 in cash.He said Barillo was getting his supply from a drug personality in their barangay, who has been under police surveillance.Barillo himself is al
THE Cebu City Treasurer's Office (CTO) warned that the financial assistance from the Cebu City Government may be forfeited if it will remain unclaimed by beneficiaries on or before Monday, May 23, 2022.City Treasurer Mare Vae Reyes told SunStar Cebu Wednesday, May 18, 2022, that only 80 percent of the targetted 49,000 beneficiaries have so far claimed their cash assistance.Reyes said that if the cash aid will not be claimed after 10 days since the start of the disbursement, it will be returned t
UP TO P8.1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in one day by Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas in separate anti-illegal drug operations in the region.At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, members of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, together with the 1st Provincial Maneuver Force Company and Balamban Police Station of the Cebu Police Provincial Office, launched a drug bust in Purok 1, Barangay Arpili, Balamban town.They arrested John Marlon Alunes Lausa, 33, a high-value ind
THE Department of Education (DepEd) aims to open all public schools in Cebu City for the implementation of limited face-to-face (F2F) classes before the end of June 2022.Rhea Mar Angtud, schools division superintendent of DepEd Cebu City, said Tuesday, May 17, that as of Monday, 13 of the 126 public schools in the city had already resumed their limited in-person classes.Angtud said the opening will serve as a diagnostic to check for any possible issues and concerns before the full implementation
THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has officially declared the start of the rainy season in the country Wednesday, May 18, 2022.Pagasa Administrator Vicente Malano said in a press statement that the presence of a frontal system and the occurrence of severe thunderstorms have brought widespread rains during the last five days."This satisfies the criteria of the start of the rainy season over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas," said M
Despite faulty vote counting machines (VCMs) and massive votes’ disenfranchisement, the recently concluded May 9 polls were “the best elections, so far” according to Commission on Election (COMELEC) officials.
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim a proposed law in the Australian state of Victoria will ban people from growing their own food. However, this is false. The bill, which aims to support the agricultural sector, contains no such provision, while Victoria's agricultural department refuted the claim."VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Premier Dan Andrews is passing a bill that prohibits people from growing their own food," reads a tweet from May 5, 2022 by an account called Apex World News."The
(UPDATED) ANOTHER case filed by outgoing Lapu-Lapu City Lone District Representative Paz Radaza against reelected City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan was dismissed by the court.The dismissal came after Radaza, who was defeated by Chan in the May 9 polls, failed to appear during the mediation in March 2022.Presiding Judge Mendulfo Pintor Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 72 in Lapu-Lapu City issued the order of dismissal on May 16, 2022.Radaza’s camp said, though, that they have not yet received
THE Semi Di Speranza Foundation Inc., formerly Luz Cabatingan Foundation, will hold a mega humanitarian mission at the City institute gym in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City on Saturday, May 21, 2022.The group will provide free medical checkup and give 50 wheelchairs to the patients, mostly elderly, as well as thousands of eyeglasses.After two years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the foundation has conducted an oathtaking ceremony for its new officers.Chili Tita Cabatingan, founder and
Social media posts claim that shoppers desperate to get baby formula amid US shortages should turn to Amazon Canada for cross-border delivery. But this is not a reliable solution; many formula products sold in Canada by the online retailing giant are out of stock, unavailable for shipping to the states or on offer from third-party vendors charging above market prices."If you go to Amazon and change over to Canada you can order your Baby Formula, no shortage," claims a May 12, 2022 Facebook post
The reopening of Cebu’s nightlife spots, and the launching of new ones is proof that Cebuanos are probably genuinely good at having a good time.With the Cebuanos’ love for dancing, partying and hanging out with friends and acquaintances, everyone—including tourists—is most likely to experience some really fun and sometimes wild (but in a positive way) parties.Cebu has a wide selection of bars, clubs and lounges that offer great music by talented and renowned DJs and local artists, good company,
A purported screenshot of an AFP news article claiming former Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa promoted rumours about the alleged resurgence of a militant separatist group in the crisis-hit island nation has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The posts circulated online following weeks of protests in the country as it faces a worsening economic crisis. But the screenshot has been doctored from a different AFP article. AFP has never published an article with the claim.The image
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not require travelers from Western Visayas to present a negative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or rapid antigen test result to enter the city amid the local transmission of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 that was detected in that region.Chan said they do not want to cause hassle to the travelers, particularly tourists who will enter the city through the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.Chan reiterated the need
THE Cebu2World Development Inc. (C2W) and the Cebu City Government have agreed to hold the nightly market at the Carbon Public Market for three days per week instead of its original plan of only one day per week.Market Administrator Raquel Bohol-Arce said on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, that instead of holding it on Sunday every week, C2W and city officials decided to have the night market done for three days from Friday to Sunday, 5 p.m.until 10 p.m., based on the request of the vendors.It will be