• Bzzzzz: Councilor Dizon’s request on ECQ pass doesn’t stop use of hard copy
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    Bzzzzz: Councilor Dizon’s request on ECQ pass doesn’t stop use of hard copy

    People talk about...[1] REPATRIATION FLIGHTS FROM CEBU. An April 5 story of the British news site “Independent” says United Kingdom citizens criticize the payment of 1,000 pounds each for a repatriation

  • Signs you’ve been on lockdown too long
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    Signs you’ve been on lockdown too long

    1 YOU talk to your plants, and they don’t reply. So you text them later.2 You get angry at your pet for barking loudly, and your pet is a cat.3 You complain that your husband’s snoring keeps you awake,

  • Literatus: Rationing with a heart
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    Literatus: Rationing with a heart

    RATIONING medical goods and healthcare workforce is not supposed to be unexpected in this war against Covid-19.Even the United States—with its churning industry capable of supplying the world—is also

  • Covid-19 cases in CV still at 35
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    Covid-19 cases in CV still at 35

    TWO more Covid-19 patients tested negative of the virus as of Monday, April 6, 2020, while no new patients tested positive of the coronavirus disease as well as record of deaths,The Department of Health

  • Espina: Lenten thoughts
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    Espina: Lenten thoughts

    IT IS good to reflect on the happy times amid the fearful environs we are in at present. How wonderful to think of meaningful days with family and friends. These offer hope that we will all emerge winners

  • ‘Depressed demand’ caused drop in oil prices
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    ‘Depressed demand’ caused drop in oil prices

    GLOBAL oil prices are getting low but demand is falling.While domestic fuel prices have also started to drop, there isn’t much thirst for the commodity as the coronavirus pandemic keeps people at home,

  • Trade groups share problems, best practices amid pandemic
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    Trade groups share problems, best practices amid pandemic

    MICRO, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are encountering cancellation of orders and trade shows, worker mobility and material sourcing concerns, and higher cost of doing business due to supply chain

  • Soriano: What do Vico, Gwen and Jerry have in common? (Part 2)
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    Soriano: What do Vico, Gwen and Jerry have in common? (Part 2)

    HEADING towards the tail end of this lockdown and faced with an uncharted and unfamiliar event, these three local executives showed transparency, decisiveness and forcible action. They also prepared an

  • DOT unveils virtual backgrounds for video calls
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    DOT unveils virtual backgrounds for video calls

    THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is encouraging the public to “travel from home” by providing virtual backgrounds that people can feature in video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Webex and other

  • Taiheiyo Cement donates relief packs, face masks
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    Taiheiyo Cement donates relief packs, face masks

    A CEBU-BASED cement manufacturer has donated 1,000 packs of relief goods for less privileged citizens in Cebu province most affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).Taiheiyo Cement Philippines

  • Editorial: To most in need
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    Editorial: To most in need

    TRADITIONAL government aid beneficiaries such as those under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) may have already felt the additional figures in their usual monthly benefits. With government

  • Briones: A trip out
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    Briones: A trip out

    IT WAS the first day of Holy Week.In Roman Catholic-majority Philippines, this time of the year is marked by solemnity as the faithful contemplate the last days of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion.I’m

  • Seares: Priests not celebrating mass like before and the matter of money
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    Seares: Priests not celebrating mass like before and the matter of money

    “It was very difficult for us priests, very difficult, very difficult. In fact some of us ended up in tears. It is very difficult for us not to be allowed to celebrate mass in public.”--- Rev. Fr.

  • Mendoza: Revisiting memory lane
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    Mendoza: Revisiting memory lane

    IT’S nostalgia time, huh?So, if Jingo Quijano’s piece on the Pacquiao-Barrera fight of 17 years ago had prodded Mike Limpag to revisit memory lane, eloquently that is, why not me as well?It’s not

  • Giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le mate for the first time at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park
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    Giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le mate for the first time at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

    The giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park have moved a step closer to having their offspring finally after successfully mating for the first time on Monday.After repeated failures and a miscarriage in the past 10 years, the black-and-white heartthrobs made it at the age of 14 during

  • Quarantine an excuse to extend detention of Chinese 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang: wife
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    Quarantine an excuse to extend detention of Chinese 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang: wife

    Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been barred from uniting with his family and friends after being released from prison on Sunday, raising concerns of de facto house arrest after serving more than 4½ years in jail for state subversion.Wang was sent to his former residence in the eastern

  • Pink Paddlers share stories of hope
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    Pink Paddlers share stories of hope

    DRAGONBOAT paddlers who are cancer survivors continue to do their part despite the enhanced community quarantine as they share stories of inspiration through social media, for the people who are fighting

  • Coronavirus: Asian multilateral bank lends US$355m to Chinese public health projects
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    Coronavirus: Asian multilateral bank lends US$355m to Chinese public health projects

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has extended US$355 million in emergency financing to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Chongqing to upgrade their public health response capacities to help fight the current Covid-19 pandemic as well as future health crises.The AIIB said its funding would

  • Cabaero: Work arrangements
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    Cabaero: Work arrangements

    WORKERS in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry have been called modern-day heroes for their contribution to the country’s economy. They still are and they do fuel the economy.With a Cebu

  • Coronavirus: Beijing offers to fly Chinese students home from the US – but would it rather they declined?
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    Coronavirus: Beijing offers to fly Chinese students home from the US – but would it rather they declined?

    Chinese students could be flown home from coronavirus hotspots such as the United States but will have to pay their own expenses, amid efforts by Beijing to persuade some to remain overseas rather than risk bringing the infection with them.A statement posted on the website of China’s Washington embassy

  • Police arrest 32 fake news peddlers
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    Police arrest 32 fake news peddlers

    AUTHORITIES arrested 32 persons allegedly involved in the proliferation of false information about the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group said

  • Rebel shareholders demand HSBC revive dividend and slash management pay
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    Rebel shareholders demand HSBC revive dividend and slash management pay

    Incensed by HSBC’s decision to cancel its dividend at the request of regulators last week, a group of more than 3,000 investors in Hong Kong demanded on Monday that the lender reinstate its final payout for 2019 and instead eliminate compensation for top management for a year.From retirees to large

  • With help from celebrities, San Roque protesters post bail
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    With help from celebrities, San Roque protesters post bail

    WITH financial assistance from celebrities, the 21 protesters who were arrested in Quezon City for allegedly inciting a riot over the lack of food aid in violation of quarantine rules were able to post

  • Hong Kong protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally
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    Hong Kong protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally

    An ousted Hong Kong lawmaker was on Monday convicted of causing hearing loss to a police officer by shouting through a loudhailer at an anti-government rally eight months ago.Au Nok-hin was also found guilty by Kowloon City Court of attacking another officer in the same incident on July 8, when a rally

  • Man shot dead in Lapu-Lapu
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    Man shot dead in Lapu-Lapu

    A MAN was shot dead by an unidentified assailant inside his home in Sitio Suba Masulong, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City at around 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020.The victim was identified as Jaymar Carpentero,