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MONEY sent home by overseas Filipinos rose 2.3 percent to US8.646 billion in the first quarter of 2022 from $8.454 billion in the same period last year.March remittances alone reached $2.888 billion, 3.1 percent higher than the $2.801 billion in the same month last year.According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Monday, May 16, 2022, the increase in personal remittances in March was due to remittances sent by land-based workers with work contracts of one year or more, which grew by 3.7 perc
THE Philippines added nine more gold medals in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam over the weekend.Olympian Ernest Obiena won the gold in the Men’s Pole Vault after setting a SEA Games record of 5.40 meters. Another Olympian, Carlos Yulo bagged his second gold medal after topping the Men’s Artistic Floor event in Gymnastics, beating Singapore’s Terry Wei-An Tay and Vietnam’s Trinh Hai Khan. Kim Mangrobang also won her second gold in the tournament after dominating the Women’s Indivi
The game's new Challenges system was introduced into the game in Patch 12.9 and is designed to 'provide meaningful progression to all League players'.
The Robredos flew in to attend Jillian’s graduation from NYU on May 18
Through a grassroots campaign, he edged out political Goliaths in his town to win the mayoral election.
A 46-YEAR-OLD “cult leader” was arrested after he shouted loudly while a Mass was ongoing in Barangay Mantalongon, Barili, Cebu Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2022.Police Major Felicisimo Aranas identified the suspect as Jerome Villarin, a faith healer and resident of Sitio Tagatay Barangay Vito, Barili, Cebu.Aranas told SunStar Cebu that around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, a concerned citizen called up to report that more or less 20 cult members were in the vicinity of the Mantalangon Parish Church.He said whe
PROPERTY developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is pouring in an estimated P8 billion in fresh investments for Cebu this year.During the first quarter investors’ and analysts’ briefing on Monday, May 16, 2022, Jose Franco Soberano, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said this new investment will finance three projects in Cebu—a P2 billion residential project in Danao, P4 billion mixed-use Pristina North project and P2 billion residential development in Casuntingan
AMID the thanksgiving and merriment Sunday, May 15, after a convincing win in the elections, reelected Mayor Michael Rama broke away from script and normal celebratory mood to warn party-mates and supporters it wouldn't be business as usual at Cebu City Hall.In Cebuano-Bisaya, Mayor Mike chided jobseekers, casual employees, and other favor-hunters depending on the City Government for income that bootlicking ("sipsipizing") wouldn't assure continuity.CONSIDER BEING WARNED. Rama said "if you are t
Carlos Yulo continued his supreme gold-winning form at the Hanoi SEA Games, as he added two golds on Monday for a five-gold total haul.
The elections are over. Most of the candidates I supported lost in the balloting. I don’t know whether this was because of digital cheating or massive vote buying or not. But I take it that ultra-right thinking is still dominant in the country, especially among the masses. I thought we would go the way of the United States in this election, with the voters there finally getting rid of Donald Trump, although his kind of thinking can still be felt there.Although they lost, I say the forces aligned
A FIRE hit a house in Sitio Panas, Barangay Tuboran Sur, Danao City Monday afternoon, May 16, 2022, but no one was hurt in the incident.Senior Officer 1 Ronald Tellidua of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Danao told SunStar Cebu that the fire started around 3:48 p.m. at the house of Genita and Eric Continido.Authorities are eyeing faulty electrical wiring, a butane canister or other flammables as possible cause of the fire, which left an estimated damage of around P5,600.Master Sergeant Raymund B
It’s an exciting time for basketball fans in Metro Cebu. Not long after Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks demolished the Phoenix Suns in their Game 7 matchup on May 16 (PH time), fans took to social media already sharing how they felt about the Mavs’ chances in the next—and last round—before the NBA Finals.Waiting for Dončić and the Mavericks? The battle-tested Golden State Warriors led by the half-court, do-it-all trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.Much to the delight of b
The petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy of presumptive president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 17).
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has initiated the conduct of a probe into defective vote counting machines (VCMs) following the May 9 national and local elections and even before President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement.“Even before the pronouncement of the President, we already initiated the investigation of the VCMs. In fact, the national tech support center was already reviewing the tickets... inannounce po ni Comelec Commissioner (Marlon) Casquejo na nag-meeting po ang project managem
CHAMPION gymnast Carlos Yulo continued his stellar showing in the 31st Southeast Asian Games as he won gold medals in the floor exercise and rings events of the gymnastics competition at the Quan Ngua Sports Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.As a matter of fact, gymnastics gave the Philippines’ campaign a boost as Fil-American Aleah Finnegan added the women’s vault gold to Team Philippines’ harvest, scoring her second victory after leading the women’s squad to the team title last Saturday, on top of a si
CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia exceeded the votes she received in the 2019 midterm elections after she got more than 500,000 votes in this year’s general election.The four-time governor was proclaimed winner on Tuesday, May 10, a day after the elections, after securing a historic 80.80 percent of the votes or 1,478,436 votes, beating former tourism secretary Joseph Felix Mari “Ace” Durano, who garnered only 18.66 percent of the votes or 341,155 votes, and Nito Magnanao, who got 0.53 percent or 9,812
ORGANIZERS of the annual Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2022 has outlined several business activities for six months starting June to make known that Cebu is back to business, stronger than before.Anchored on the theme, “Go Cebu!” with the tagline “Realign, Reinforce, Rebuild,” this year’s CBM 2022 envisions to help make businesses strong so it could create jobs and make a stronger local economy.“As we are all witnessing a transition into a post-pandemic society, we are inviting you to further Cebu’s
THE paragliding activity in Sitio Canan-aw, Barangay Poblacion, Oslob town, southern Cebu has been suspended.Maria Lester "Marty" Ybañez, head of the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office, said the suspension was made following an incident Sunday morning, May 15, that claimed that life of American paraglider Peter Clifford Humes, 63, an education and safety director of Paraglide Tandem International, which has branches in New Jersey, USA and Bangkok, Thailand.According to Ybañez, pilot error caused Hum
OVER P800,000 worth of illegal drugs was seized during anti-narcotics operations in Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday, May 14, 2022.At 12:48 a.m., e-bike driver Junjie Labuca Cabuenas, 26, yielded 80 grams of shabu in Barangay Cansojong. The contraband’s value was pegged at P544,000.Talisay police chief Lt. Col. Randy Caballes said Cabuenas had been included in the list of personalities involved in illegal drug trade, or high value individuals. The suspect was caught in August 2019 for drug charges
FOUR individuals, including a minor, were injured in a vehicular incident in Barangay Liong, Dumanjug town in southern Cebu Monday afternoon, May 16, 2022.Police Corporal Marlo Sentillas, investigating officer of Dumanjug Police Station, identified the victims as Ponciano Aninipot, driver of the motorcycle; and passengers Rosa Aninipot, Elma Pisalbot and the minor.The victims are all residents of Barangay Liong.Investigation revealed that the motorcycle was hit by a car driven by Philip John Lop