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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.
THE chief of police in the southwestern town of Dumanjug, Cebu said they have identified persons of interest behind the theft that victimized three persons on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.Dumanjug police chief Capt. Jan Ace Elcid Pascua Layug said they will do whatever it takes to find the persons responsible. A person of interest is a term used by the police to describe a person who may have knowledge about the incident.The three victims were having a vacation at the house of their churchmate in Sitio
GOVERNOR Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered an immediate stop to the further construction of illegal structures like floating and fixed cottages within the foreshore area, mangrove zone, public beach zone, and municipal fishing zones of the Municipality of Cordova.In Executive Order (EO) 19 issued on August 9, 2022, the governor also ordered owners and operators of pump boats and other similar sea vessels “to immediately cease and desist from transporting materials” to these areas for the construction
Cebu City has spent more than its income in the past two years, a news headline says. Reports have it that in the past two years, 2020 and 2021, the City spent more than P10 billion, way below its income of P8.7 billion. But I don’t suppose that the City’s taxpayers would mind the spending if the money was spent for the community’s good and did not go to the wrong pockets.The huge spending could also be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the country for the past two years. There were n
IN its 24th year, Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation (Pilmico) looks back on its beginnings as a hog-raising business and how it has transformed into a total solutions provider for farmers.Pilmico started its first commercial swine farm in 1998 with 1,500 pigs flown from the United States. As business grew, Pilmico ventured into other areas in the agribusiness sector, including poultry, aquaculture, and most recently, pet food.Twenty-four years later, it has become a total solutions provider f
IN the I.T. world, there is no debate that’s more intense than the battle of the operating systems (OS)—Macintosh vs. Windows. Loyalists of the two brands boast about its respective strengths—Windows is said to be the best in gaming while Mac is a favorite of programmers and designers. In internet services, pure fiber broadband operator Converge is in a similar competition, and it has emerged as a provider of choice by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the I.T. sector. Take the case of Incr
Fil-Am NBA star Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets is all-set for the JG4 Manila Tour with adidas Philippines. Ready to play ball?
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
A 47-YEAR-OLD barber was arrested after being caught shoplifting in a shopping mall in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City, on Monday afternoon, August 8, 2022.Police Officer (PO) 1 Raffy Rempojo, investigator of Talisay City Police Station, identified the suspect as Jerome Abanay, who stole four branded denim shorts worth over P4,000.The items stolen were two pieces of Oxygen brand short worth P599 each and two Lee shorts worth P1,599 each.Rempojo told SunStar Cebu that the suspect from Barangay Pus
THE Naga City Government in southern Cebu will increase the salary of its job order (JOs) workers from P318 to P400 per day starting next month.Mayor Valdemar Chiong announced in a flag-raising ceremony in front of the City Hall on Monday, August 8, 2022, that the P82 daily wage hike of JOs will help them cope with their daily expenses."I think they are very happy about that. Mao nay mahitabo starting sa month of September," Chiong said.The City Government has 400-500 job order employees, some o
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and several Senators belting out a karaoke song during Senator Sonny Angara's birthday bash appear to be not in tune with the times.
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).
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
The outspoken academic was arrested based on charges stemming from a complaint by Jefry Tupas, former public information officer of then-Davao City mayor Sara Duterte
THE Cebu City Government has moved the target date for the full payment of the P960 million outstanding balance of the loan used for the construction of the South Road Properties (SRP) from August 19 to August 29, 2022.Lawyer Jerome Castillo, special assistant of the office of the mayor, told SunStar Cebu Tuesday, August 9, that they had completed securing the documents that would make their payment legal but were still waiting for the certificate of full compliance, which will be issued by the
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
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
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
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