• Revenues ‘won’t be affected’ by biz permit’s 2-yr. validity
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    Revenues ‘won’t be affected’ by biz permit’s 2-yr. validity

    EVEN though business permits in Cebu City will now be valid for two years instead of one starting in January 2020, the City Government’s revenues will not be affected.Jared Limquiaco, business permits

  • Demolition eyed for 66 structures
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    Demolition eyed for 66 structures

    SOME 66 structures in three coastal barangays in the southern town of Moalboal are being considered for demolition after these were found to be illegal.The majority are bars and restaurants in Barangays

  • PRO 7 chief urges LGU's: Form task force to monitor firecracker sale, use
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    PRO 7 chief urges LGU's: Form task force to monitor firecracker sale, use

    TO PREVENT injuries and fatalities in the holiday season, a police official urged all the local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas should form a task force that would monitor the sale of pyrotechnics

  • DSWD 7 rolls out supplementary feeding program
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    DSWD 7 rolls out supplementary feeding program

    AT LEAST 126,267 children enrolled in children development centers (CDCs) in Central Visayas have been served by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 in partnership with local government

  • Sinulog photo contest organizers open special category—digital art photography
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    Sinulog photo contest organizers open special category—digital art photography

    AIMING to make the 2020 Sinulog photo contest more attractive to several photographers, its organizers have introduced a new category—digital art photography.Ted Madamba, a member of the four-person

  • 2 pre-colonial boat replicas arrive in Lapu-Lapu City
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    2 pre-colonial boat replicas arrive in Lapu-Lapu City

    TWO replicas of balangay—an ancient watercraft in pre-colonial Philippines—have arrived in Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.These sea vessels, Raya Siyagu and Raya Kolambu, will be shown to

  • Rafi helps Mindanao quake survivors
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    Rafi helps Mindanao quake survivors

    THE Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) extended its Handog Pag-asa relief operations to the communities affected by the series of earthquakes in Mindanao.Rafi initiated the outreach activity with its

  • Cebu City Council approves sports development ordinance
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    Cebu City Council approves sports development ordinance

    CEBU City residents aged six to 25 years old can now develop their sports skills with the support from the City.This, as the City Council approved on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, the Grassroots Sports Development

  • DND welcomes Senate assurance to pass stiffer anti-terrorism law
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    DND welcomes Senate assurance to pass stiffer anti-terrorism law

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday welcomed the Senate’s assurance to pass tougher anti-terrorism law. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed gratitude to the Senate for heeding their call to amend the provisions of the Human Security Act

  • DOJ denies conflict of interest in review of water concession deals
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    DOJ denies conflict of interest in review of water concession deals

    MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday denied allegations of conflict of interest in the ongoing review of the water concession deal between the government of Maynilad and Manila Water. The allegations surfaced following news reports that Justice Undersecretary Emmeline

  • Pangilinan calls for release of P6B compensation for rice farmers this December
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    Pangilinan calls for release of P6B compensation for rice farmers this December

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday called on the Departments of Finance and Agriculture to release the P6 billion cash compensation for rice farmers this December. During the bicameral conference committee meeting, Pangilinan said the release of the compensation will be a gift

  • PSA: Nat’l ID mass registration to continue despite lack of funds
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    PSA: Nat’l ID mass registration to continue despite lack of funds

    The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the mass registration for the national ID system will continue despite the lack of funds. According to the PSA, they might not reach the target number of Filipinos that will be registered by next year due to limited funds. The PSA said the P5.7 billion budget

  • BDO brings new meaning to gift-giving with Junior Savers account
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    BDO brings new meaning to gift-giving with Junior Savers account

    BDO Unibank joins other banks in supporting the Kiddie Account Program (KAP) jointly promoted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines (BMAP).The KAP

  • Editorial: Pag-ibig houses
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    Editorial: Pag-ibig houses

    HERE’S one big gift to family. The State-run Pag-ibig Fund has set for public auction around 74 acquired properties on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at its corporate tower in Cebu Business Park in Cebu City.While

  • Filipino civil society calls for ocean, climate justice at COP25
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    Filipino civil society calls for ocean, climate justice at COP25

    ON DECEMBER 2, Naga City resident Paula Guevara, 24, and her family braced for the impact of Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy). Several hours prior to landfall, she noticed a relatively calm weather with slightly

  • Carvajal: Half-hoping
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    Carvajal: Half-hoping

    OUR justice system’s bias towards the rich and powerful allows them to pervert our constitution and rule of law with impunity. This has existed since the birth of our republic and caused the marginalization

  • Malilong: The Cola and my Grade 1 teacher
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    Malilong: The Cola and my Grade 1 teacher

    I REMEMBER my Grade 1 school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Penagunda. She was a kind and caring lady. I think of her every time I hear someone describe a teacher as a child’s second parent because the description

  • Go makes Philippine karting history
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    Go makes Philippine karting history

    WINNING one overall title in an international racing circuit is a rare achievement. Winning two in the same year puts you in a rare field.Winning three will leave long-time observers of Philippine motor

  • PWD's undergo coding
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    PWD's undergo coding

    A BUSINESS process management (BPM) company has introduced coding to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Cebu City.Accenture Philippines with the help of its employee-volunteers held an Hour of Code session

  • DTI awaits Senate’s approval for additional trade fairs budget
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    DTI awaits Senate’s approval for additional trade fairs budget

    THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is waiting for the Senate’s approval of an additional budget to send more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to local and international trade fairs.DTI

  • Employers have until December 24 to give workers 13th month pay
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    Employers have until December 24 to give workers 13th month pay

    EMPLOYERS are reminded to pay their rank-and-file workers of their 13th month pay.This entitlement comes regardless of the nature of their employment and irrespective of the methods by which their wages

  • Tell it to SunStar: Bogus drug war?
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    Tell it to SunStar: Bogus drug war?

    LAST Nov. 24, Vice President Leny Robredo who had just worked for two weeks asco-chair of Icad (Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs) was unceremoniously fired by President Rodrigo Duterte.She

  • Libre: Politicians’ flip
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    Libre: Politicians’ flip

    PROVINCE ‘to break off deal’ with Manila Water.In Cebu, the water company will experience drought financially.***Woman who struck promodiser charged.To the culprit: The police won’t buy your version

  • Congress ratifies bicam version of 2020 budget
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    Congress ratifies bicam version of 2020 budget

    BOTH houses of Congress ratified the bicameral conference committee version of the 2020 budget measure Wednesday, December 11.Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, in a statement, said the timely approval of the

  • Woman in viral video ‘mentally ill’
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    Woman in viral video ‘mentally ill’

    THE woman who was caught on video berating and physically assaulting a promodiser in one of the malls in Cebu on Saturday night, Dec. 7, 2019, has a mental condition.This was the finding after Medelina