With the lottery’s PHP236 million (US$4 million) jackpot at stake, many suspect foul play behind the utterly improbable number of winners.
The Davao City mayor had berated a netizen as "bulok (stupid)" for complaining about the city’s water problem. Rant is NSFW.
MEMBERS of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office’s Emergency Medical Services attend to a woman who was struck by a motorcycle along Katipunan Street in Barangay Tisay on Sunday morning, October 2, 2022.The victim, who has yet to be identified, was walking when the incident happened.The motorcycle was driven by Mark Delia, a resident of the barangay.He and his motorcycle were brought to the Labangon Police Station for record purposes. (BBT, PJB)
LEO Cortes used to be a cook for a hotel along Gorordo Ave. in Cebu City.But in the four months since Major Efren Diaz Jr. became chief of the Parian Police Station, his name always cropped up during investigations involving illegal drugs.This prompted Diaz to hatch a plan to capture the 32-year-old resident of L. Flores Street in Barangay Pasil.At Saturday dawn, Oct. 2, 2022, Cortes was arrested during a buy-bust on General Echavez St. in Barangay Lorega San Miguel by operatives of the Parian P
“We are in the middle of an economic crisis where inflation will again reach record highs, public debt has breached PHP13 trillion, and millions of Filipinos are reeling from the effects of typhoon Karding. So why does the President think it’s okay to take a private jet to Singapore to watch the return of the F1 Grand Prix?”
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 floated the idea of establishing an office in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) dedicated to all concerns connected to the West Philippine Sea, saying simply raising diplomatic protests is not enough to assert the country’s rights in the disputed waters.“Instead of just promoting the arbitral awards, shouldn’t we actually establish a West Philippine Sea office in DFA?” Cayetano told DFA officials in a manifestation at the Senate Committee
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. turned to Filipino-Chinese businessmen for assistance in restarting the Philippine economy. This is how the businesspeople responded to the call.
ONE of the 54 trainees of the Lapu-Lapu City Manpower and Human Development Center (MHDC) has tested positive for illegal drug use.The City of Lapu-Lapu Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, led by its executive director Garry Lao, conducted a surprise drug test among the trainees on Monday morning, October 3, 2022.Lao said he will leave it to the MHDC to decide on the fate of the male trainee who tested positive since he is not a City Hall employee.SunStar Cebu has reached out to MHDC head Mari
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Senator Imee Marcos revealed a seven-point plan of her vision for the Philippines foreign policy and future legislation.
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will reportedly extend assistance to more than 4,000 retrenched workers from different companies in Lapu-Lapu City.This was disclosed by City Councilor Annabeth Cuizon to SunStar Cebu Monday, October 3, 2022, a day after their meeting with DSWD Undersecretary for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace Alan Tanjusay on Sunday, October 2.In a social media post of DSWD, the regional office said it will be “the lead agency in this multi-stakeholders a
THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has a new director.Former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG 7) director Col. Ireneo Dalogdog formally took over from Col. Ernesto Salvador Tagle during a turnover of command ceremony at the conference room of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) on Monday morning, Oct. 3, 2022.Tagle has been temporarily assigned at the office of PRO 7 Director Brig. Gen. Roque Eduardo Vega, while he awaits his new assignment.Da
The cancellation of visas was more efficient compared to immediately resorting to deportation, according to the Bureau of Immigration. Here's why.
ENVIRONMENTAL networks urged the Cebu City Government to ditch the construction of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and shift to renewable energy during their biking event on Sunday, October 2, 2022.Around 40 participants rode their bikes from the Plaza Independencia to Fuente Osmeña to express their opposition to the recently approved WTE incineration facility and the proposed 300-megawatt liquefied natural gas power plant.Members of cause-oriented groups Asian People's Movement on Debt and Dev
THE Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) earned P54.4 million from January to August this year, exceeding its collection for the same period in 2021.According to a report from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO), the CSBT has reached 68 percent of its target revenue of P80.4 million for 2022.The CSBT will need to collect P26 million in the remaining four months of the year to reach its target.The 2022 target revenue is higher by P16.1 million compared to the facility’s revenues last year, which am
Social media posts warn of a colourful caterpillar whose sting purportedly killed two people after it infested farmland in India. The claim is false; the posts show photos of a man and a boy fatally struck by lightning, not stung by a caterpillar. An entomologist said that while human contact with the creature could result in painful skin irritation, there had been no reports of it killing people."An insect whose sting can instantly kill people has infested the fields," reads a Hindi-language Fa
THE Board of Directors of JG Summit Capital Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings Inc., approved during its Friday meeting on Sept. 30, 2022 the execution of an agreement between the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and JG Capital and Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. for the merger of BPI and Robinsons Bank Corp. (RBC) with BPI emerging as the surviving entity subject to shareholders and regulatory approvals.RBC shareholders will collectively hold approximately six pe
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) projects September 2022 inflation to settle within the range of 6.6 to 7.4 percent.Inflation for the month is expected “to be driven by the increase in electricity rates and prices of key food commodities, as well as by the depreciation of the peso.”This could be offset in part by the decline in local fuel prices and lower meat prices, the central bank said.Looking ahead, the BSP said it will continue to monitor very closely emerging price developments to en
OPERATIVES of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) raided a house allegedly being used as a drug den in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City on Saturday night, October 1, 2022.They arrested Benedicto Arias, 50, and his son Christian, 20, along with Lawrence Parba, 19; Bart Villona, 54; Roy Gadiano, 22; Ace Parba, 25; Richard Abucay, 35; James Daclan, 28; and Jeffrey Cabalquinto, 32.The Ariases reportedly ran the drug den.According to Leia Alcantara, PDEA 7 spokesperson, they se
“Red-tagging” labels individuals or groups as members or sympathizers of the left-wing insurgency, exposing them to the risks of harassment, bodily harm and death from counterinsurgency entities and vigilantes operating with government collusion.According to a May 5, 2022 article posted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based non-profit organization exposing global violations of the freedom of the press, red-tagging was already carried out against critics of the administration