Social media users are claiming a widely shared video of onlookers reacting to lightning was taken during Hurricane Ian in the US state of Florida. This is false; the clip has circulated online since at least August 2022 and is unrelated to the storm."When a hurricane hits Florida people do a party," says a September 28, 2022 tweet sharing the video.The clip shows a group of people gathered with drinks on a high-rise building's rooftop when lightning strikes nearby."Something's on fire," one per
A video of menacing gray skies taken from a beach in Florida is circulating online with the claim it shows the "eye" of Hurricane Ian, which wreaked havoc in the US state in September 2022. But the footage is not of the storm, AFP found, it is more than a year old and meteorologists said it shows a different cloud formation. "This is the eye of Hurricane Ián, Florida. #HurricanIan," a tweet shared on September 29, 2022 says. A screenshot of a tweet taken on September 30, 2022The clip also circul
THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will request the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) to provide assistance to around 4,000 workers who were reportedly retrenched from their companies in Lapu-Lapu City.The City Council approved on mass motion during its fifth special session Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, Resolution 16-0496-2022 authored by Councilor Annabeth Cuizon.Kim Francisco, head of the city’s Public Employment Service Office (Peso), earlier said over 4,000 workers were reportedly re
STARBUCKS is teaming up with Brazilian fashion and lifestyle brand, FARM Rio, to bring customers an exclusive collection of drinkware and lifestyle products celebrating the joy nature inspires.The bold and vibrant collection includes a tote bag, travel pouch, mug, water bottle, and tumbler, featuring iconic patterns that represent the colors and shapes of nature in Rio.Starbucks and FARM Rio share the belief that nature’s rich color palette can inspire joy and creativity. In celebration of these
THE Naval Reserve Center-Eastern Visayas (NRCen-EV) bested other reservist units of the military in an Armed Forces of the Philippines-wide competition to mark the 43rd National Reservist Week.NRCen-EV bagged two of six awards: Best Ready Reserve Unit (Brigade Level) of the Year and Best Ready Reserve Unit (Battalion Level) of the Year – a first for the 51st Battalion.“I give back all the honor to our reservists. Their passion, and more importantly, their willingness to act on their passion, pro
The Philippines’s representative for Miss Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano arrived in Egypt with an inspired look.
AT least 120 children in Barangay Calaboon, Dumanjug town, southwest Cebu have completed the milk-feeding program organized by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Girl Scout of the Philippines and Saturn Gaming N' Amusement Corporation for six months.The children beneficiaries aged five to 13 were given a supply of milk throughout the duration of the six-months feeding program that culminated Saturday, October 1, 2022.The culminating activity was held at the barangay's covered cour
The Filipina actress will star opposite lead actor Christian Kane.
A 59-year-old man who claimed to be an airport employee was engaged in a vehicular accident at a national highway in Barangay Suba, Samboan town, southern Cebu on Friday at 11:13 p.m., September 30, 2022.The man whose name is Damie Rosales Aranas, Jr., 59, of Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, identified himself as the operations officer of Mactan Cebu International Airport.Police Staff Sergeant Serge Jeramis of Samboan Police Station said in an interview that Aranas was attending a fiesta celebrati
THE Manila Chooks pulled off all the stops in the endgame to emerge victorious over Ludhiana INBL, 21-17, in the qualifying draw of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Cebu Masters on Saturday afternoon at the SM Seaside City Cebu Mountain Wing.It was a close game with Manila Chooks ahead by just two, 17-15. However, Ludhiana tied it all up at 17-all with a long two-pointer. Sensing trouble, Manila Chooks’ big man Henry Iloka took over, scoring on a slam dunk while getting fouled.With Ludhiana in the penalty s
REAL estate developer Suntrust Properties Inc. (SPI) won two accolades at the prestigious The Outlook 2022: Philippine Real Estate Awards.The awarding ceremony was held during the gala dinner on September 27, 2022, Tuesday at Shangri-la, The Fort, Manila. Suntrust Sentosa, a 21.8-hectare Modern-Asian community in Calamba, Laguna was hailed as the Best Affordable House in Luzon while its Modern-Asian condominium project in Quezon City, Suntrust Shanata was recognized as Highly Commended in the Be
THE sector of Cebu media that has been complaining about the behavior of the Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) regarding the September 23, 2022 arrest of Cebu broadcaster Arnold Bustamante on the charge of cyber-libel is asking why: The ACG, through its chief Brigadier General Joel Doria, “made it appear” that Bustamante “evaded arrest like a hardened criminal” and ACG “exerted so much effort to arrest” him. The police released “pitiable” mug shots of Bustamante, showing him in an orange t-shirt
An image of a teenage boy has been shared thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows the 14-year-old grandson of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Mustafa Hussein, who "shot dead 14 US soldiers" during a gunfight that also killed his father and uncle. However, this is false. American photographer Steve McCurry, who took the photo, says it shows an Afghan fighter. According to the US military commander in Iraq at the time, four US soldiers were wounded in the July 2003 raid, w
The annual deployment cap of 7,000 for newly-hired medical professionals abroad must stay, says the DOH.
THE use of face mask is more convenient to use among the teachers and students in schools, said an education official in his response to suggestions to make face shields as a substitute for masks.Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez of the Department of Education in Central Visayas said on Friday, September 30, 2022, that face mask is more convenient for the students in terms of mobility.Jimenez said this was also the directive of the Department of Health (DOH), adding that face shields are also
Filipino rapper and songwriter Skusta Clee clarified that he was not disrespected by audience members while performing recently.
LGBTQIA+ organizations in Abra are calling for swift justice for the killing of Estee Sayen, a high school nurse at Suyo National High School in Abra. Read for more details.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to act as “one family” in advancing the interests of the Filipino community, particularly of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).“DFA should act as one family. We should use our individual gifts -- the embassies, the consulates, the Department of Foreign Affairs -- for the Filipino community, and not only for our personal advancement. Our interests should stick with the interest of OFWs,” Cay
Photos that appear to show a Filipino doctor endorsing brands of cereals and mixed nuts have been repeatedly shared in Facebook posts that claim the snacks are effective for weight loss. But the posts are a "scam" according to the doctor, whose photo has been doctored to make it seem as though she endorsed the products. A Filipino nutrition expert told AFP that people hoping to lose weight should adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle rather than consuming specific products.A photo of Josephine Rojo
Much like the player that is displayed prominently on it, Macmac Tallo’s billboard on Sergio Osmeña Boulevard looms large and symbolizes the culmination of months of hard work for the former Southwestern University star.With the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas FIBA 3x3 World Tour Cebu Masters set to kick off on Saturday at the SM Seaside City Cebu, Tallo saw the billboard a few nights ago and was in awe.After all, it wasn’t too long ago when he bounced from the PBA to the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball L