From events and activities to rediscovering old favorites, there are lots to do in Manila this week.
CEBU City Councilor Renato “Jun” Osmeña Jr. has urged the city government to take action against roadside self-service car wash stations in the city to prevent vehicular accidents from happening.During the City Council’s regular session Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, Osmeña filed a resolution asking the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) to strictly implement City Ordinance (CO) 801 or the Cebu City Traffic Code, especially in the mountain barangays. The resolution was adopted on the same day.Os
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
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan has directed the police to strictly implement the curfew for minors following the recent robbery and mauling incidents in the city.Chan made the marching order after three individuals, including two minors, were arrested Monday, September 26, 2022, for allegedly stealing the earnings of a blind person in two separate instances, the latest of which took place while the latter was reportedly selling candles at Muelle Osmeña wharf in Lapu-Lapu City last Sund
A video viewed nearly one million times on Twitter appears to show a weatherman issuing a doomsday warning for Floridians ahead of Hurricane Ian. But the video is being misrepresented online; in reality, it shows former Fox News host Shepard Smith urging people to evacuate as the United States braced for a different hurricane in 2016."So the weatherman just gonna OD on us like that?" says a September 27, 2022 tweet with a video viewed more than 800,000 times in less than a day. Screenshot taken
At the height of the pandemic in Cebu City in 2020, armed police and military officers guarded areas that were placed on lockdown. The images of uniformed personnel, some of them in full battle gear, gave an impression that the enemy (which was obviously the invisible-to-the-eye coronavirus) could be killed by bullets. Or was it the people who were the enemy, particularly the “undisciplined” bunch?In the government’s point of view, the presence of authorities in a locked down area served as its
Leni Robredo was actually coordinating with local Angat Buhay volunteers to bring relief efforts to affected areas.
Social media users are circulating a clip that appears to show US President Joe Biden urging Americans to prepare for Hurricane Ian's landfall in Florida by getting vaccinated against Covid-19. This is misleading; the video is from August 2021, and Biden's full remarks reveal he was encouraging residents of hurricane-prone states to get the shots to minimize their risk of infection during potential evacuations or while huddling inside crowded emergency shelters."Joe Biden's hurricane defense pla
Videos purportedly showing popular Filipino physician Dr Willie Ong endorsing a "lipoma removal cream" have been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts in the Philippines. The videos, however, have been misleadingly edited. While Dr Ong had been filmed speaking about the treatment of lumps on the body, he did not advertise any products and told AFP the endorsement was fake. Experts say creams cannot remove lipomas. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration also has no "li
THE joint inspection team of the local government of Consolacion will conduct reassessment of its real estate properties.The local government announced through its social media post that its joint inspection team, composed of the Mayor’s Office, Municipal Assessor’s Office and Municipal Engineering’s Office, will conduct reassessment after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia ordered all municipal assessors in Cebu province to assess the value of real properties and their corresponding improvements within
The century-old history of the Aboitiz Group humbly began with the abaca trade in the Visayas. Over the decades, they have grown into one of the country’s largest diversified businesses, synonymous with trade and industry. Today, Aboitiz dives head-first into the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.Through its Great Transformation, they are well on their way to becoming the Philippines’ first ‘Techglomerate.’ That means leveraging disruptive technologies as well as reinvigorated team
TRAFFIC officials in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay admitted to allowing standing passengers inside public utility vehicles (PUV) even before the memorandum circular of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowing this came out on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.Under Memorandum Circular 2022-070, the LTFRB on Monday allowed PUVs in areas under the least restrictive Alert Level 1 to accommodate standing passengers.Local traffic officials said they allowed
MEMBERS of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Bohol Provincial Field Unit (CIDG-BPFU) arrested the province’s eight most wanted person in Purok 3, Barangay Bolod in the town of Panglao on Wednesday morning, September 28, 2022.Lieutenant Colonel Saturnino Estigoy, chief of the CIDG-BPFU, served the warrant of arrest to 30-year-old Mary Jane Loreche, who is charged with estafa for allegedly violating Republic Act (RA) 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.The warrant was issu
Two foes familiar with one another will cross paths once more as teams from the Philippines and Mongolia clash in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas FIBA 3x3 World Tour Cebu Masters this Saturday at the SM Seaside City Cebu.The Philippines, the 22nd country in the FIBA 3x3 world ranking, will be represented by two teams – Cebu Chooks which has a guaranteed spot in the main draw, and Manila Chooks which will go through the qualifying draw.Mongolia, the no. 4 ranked team in the world and the highest ranke
Authorities have arrested an American man who carried nearly 4 kilograms of cocaine in his luggage. Is he a part of an international drug syndicate operating in the Philippines?
THE mayor of Consolacion town, northern Cebu is warning her employees that they could face sanctions if they are caught not treating their clients accordingly or being unproductive at their work.Mayor Teresa “Nene” Alegado made the warning during their flag-raising ceremony on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, after receiving complaints from her constituents concerning the behavior of some of the municipal government’s employees.In order to address the matter, Alegado ordered her department heads to monit
ACT said that even with the planned hiring of 10,000 teachers, the classroom size would still be at 55 students per classroom. Read for more details.
ONE run can change your day; many runs can change your life.The Sorok Kaagapay Virtual Run 2022 is an activity that promotes physical and mental wellness for the participants. It is also a fundraising initiative that provides welfare to Sorok’s beneficiaries who are in need of psychological assessment and services in NCR, Region IV-A and Region IX.The run period will be from Sept. 30 to Nov. 30, 2022 and participants can run at their own pace, at their own time.Interested participants may regist
AT LEAST four children were hurt after being hit by fallen branches of a tree that was hit by lightning in Sitio Cagang, Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City, Cebu on Thursday noon, September 29, 2022.The children, composed of three boys and a girl with ages ranging from three to eight, were playing under the Talisay tree when lightning struck at 12:18 p.m.The victims sustained multiple abrasions and wounds in the head and body.Gerard Canencia, one of the responders from the City of Talisay Disaster Ri
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