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Not to be a party pooper or anything, but Memorial Day's not actually the beginning of summer. That's not till 5:13 am (Eastern) on June 21. Which makes this holiday weekend a best-of-both-worlds situation for all the handymen and home-improvers out there. Not only do you get to reap the benefits of a stellar weekend of sales on tools and materials, you also get to tackle those long-delayed DIY projects while it's still spring!
If you're one of those fix-it fanatics, married to one, or the spawn of one looking for a Father's Day gift, here's a can't-miss deal: This Dewalt 20V Max Cordless Drill/Driver Kit is now on sale at Amazon for $99, down from $169 — that's 41 percent off! But today's your last chance to get this Memorial Day deal
In case you're new to the world of home improvement, Dewalt is one of the premier brands. (Don't believe us? Have a gander at a nearby construction site; you'll see a horde of hardhats wielding Dewalts.) So, this is a special sale indeed.
Really, no home (or apartment) should be without a drill. Who doesn't need to put up shelves, hang drapes, mount heavy picture frames or add an electrical outlet from time to time? This Dewalt will cut your project time from hours to minutes.
This Dewalt drill/driver offers 300 watts of power and can run at speeds up to 1,500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 530 inch pounds. That's enough to show the toughest, tightest fasteners who's boss. This kit comes with a charging dock, which plugs into any household socket. It also has two lithium ion batteries, which means you can have one fully juiced at the ready while you go to town with the other. Additionally, it features an LED "headlight" for drilling or driving in tight dark spaces (inside closets, under stairs or porches, between tight-set joists or beams). And, are we nuts, or is the included "contractor" bag both seriously professional-looking and vaguely stylish?
One thing's for sure: Shoppers are gushing over this bad boy, registering more than 27,000 five-star reviews. "Hands-down the best drill on the market!" proclaimed one part-time woodworker. "Let me tell you, I will never go back to corded tools after the way this tool performed.... If you do tons of research on products like I do before I buy, this is a 100% safe bet. You won't be disappointed!"
"As I am not a handy person (usually), I had not had a drill for most of my adult life. After doing tons of research, asking friends, asking contractors, I was always brought back to DeWalt," reported this distaff do-it-yourself-er. "As a woman, I didn't feel like getting all pink power tools was necessary but was also concerned about how easy it was to handle a normal drill. It is powerful but very easy to use.... On a side note, my dad was totally jealous of this drill when he saw it :)"
MOTORISTS could take a breather in the coming week as pump prices of petroleum products are expected to go down.This came after five straight weeks of price hikes for diesel and four consecutive weeks of increase for gasoline.Based on its fuel price forecast for the July 5 to 11 trading days, Unioil Philippines said the price per liter of diesel could go down by P2.80 to P2.90.Gasoline prices may also go down by P0.10 per liter or stay unchanged.Oil companies usually announce price adjustments e
Milk tea has always been the drink of choice for many people around the world and the arrival of Bubble Tea Station also known as BTS in 2012 only cemented the cold-tea-mixed-with-milk drink as a favorite among Cebuanos.BTS is responsible for the milk tea craze that started when it first opened in 2012. It was founded by Meyan Lim-Young. It was, at the time, one of only a few places that sold the now famous bubble tea and was sought after from the day it was introduced to the Cebu market.Meyan w
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OFFICIALS of Barangay Subangdaku in Mandaue City launched a 120-day feeding program for malnourished children on Friday, July 1, 2022, as the country observes National Nutrition Month.The 120-day feeding program is Subangdaku’s way of defeating malnutrition in the community.Rebecca Colina, barangay councilor and chairman of Subangdaku’s committee on health, told reporters that the feeding activity is annually done and starts in July.Under the program, malnourished children in the barangay identi
THE Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutors Office has requested for deportation proceedings against three of the four Nigerian nationals who were arrested in June this year for allegedly falsifying government identification cards and documents.This after the criminal charges against the suspects identified as Augustine Onyekachi Nkwocha, also known as Arlaed Klean Frank, 40; Tosin Samuel Oguntuye, also known as Philip, 30; Chibuike Joseph Nwokoro, also known as Felix, 31, were upheld by the Lapu-Lapu City P
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THE Big Yellow Promotions, along with Team Seva, will host its first boxing show this month since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in 2020.“Bakbakan sa Compostela” features a 10-bout card on July 16, 2022, at the Compostela Gym in Compostela, Cebu.The show is headlined by a six-rounder between unbeaten prospect John Vincent Pangga and Carlito Antaran.After a stellar amateur career, Pangga made his pro debut in 2021 with a unanimous decision over Elizer Ambon. He followed it up with two more
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SEVERAL families living in Lower Beceril-Granada, Boljoon town, southern Cebu who were affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai) in December 2021 will soon have their own core-progressive shelter units.These housing units, usually measuring 12 square meters of floor space, are environment-friendly and are built to withstand typhoons, flooding and mild earthquakes.Materials for the construction of these shelters are locally sourced. They are called “progressive” because the beneficiary-family can expand a
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CEBU Landmasters and Coco Running are inviting fitness enthusiasts to join the Preparation Run Half Marathon slated on July 24, 2022, at the Terraces Ayala Center Cebu.The running event organized by Cebu Landmasters features the 21-kilometer, 12K, 6K and 3K categories.Race director Joel Juarez of Coco Running said the event is fitting for athletes who are preparing for the upcoming major events in August which include the Ironman 70.3 Philippines and the Spartan Race.The top 3 runners in the 21K
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THE Philippines lost another one of its world champions after Rene Mark Cuarto was dethroned by Mexican challenger Daniel Valladares of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight belt via a close split decision in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on Saturday (PH time).Two judges scored it 116-111 and 115-112 in favor of Valladares, while the other judge saw it the other way around with a 114-113 score for Cuarto.Valladares started out the fight strong and dictated the distance.Cuarto s
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