Non-payment of condo dues behind disconnection of lawyer’s water service: condo group

PRESS CONFERENCE. (From left) On the panel for yesterday’s press conference were (from left) Jojie B. Tajanlangit and Fidel O. Abalos from the Bamboo Bay Condo Corp. and Atty. Deolito Alvarez, legal counsel of Contempo Property Holdings Inc. Other Bamboo Bay Condo Corp. members who joined via virtual conference included Engineer Deryl A. Vargas, Nora E. Inez, and Atty. Cynthia Montefalcon.

Four years is more than enough time given to Atty. Rex Fernandez to settle his dues, officials of the Bamboo Bay Community Condo Corporation told a press conference today, August 16, 2021, in response to the lawyer’s allegations of illegal water disconnection. “Atty. Fernandez has not paid his condominium dues for four years and it…

Innovation, ecosystem development to help boost growth of Cebu’s IT-BPM industry

Cebu’s main ICT organization CIB.O will embark on a simplified version of industry-government-academe collaboration or what is known as the “triple helix” approach to enable innovation and ecosystem development as a way of reversing the sluggish growth of the IT-BPM industry. Cebu IT/BPM Organization (CIB.O) President Pert Cabataña said the streamlined structure will focus on…

Sykes director sees future of office as hybrid model of work from home, on site

Job seekers used to consider location and workplace culture when deciding on a company but the coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the concept of office for many people, said Sykes Asia, Inc. Senior Director Jethsel Salado. Even when things begin to normalize, office life wouldn’t be returning to what it was pre-pandemic, she added during…

Some industries more ready than others for digital transformation: Globe executive

TECHNOLOGY AT CORE. Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said the future enterprise are “organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people, products, and processes to serve customers better.”

Enterprises of the future will need to fully enable digitization but some industries are better prepared than others to achieve this, according to a telecommunications executive during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by Cebu’s leading IT BPM organization. “We see the future enterprise as organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people,…

Pungko Ta Poy makes streetfood trendy

From ginabot and tuslob buwa to lumpia taugi and ngohiong, enjoy your pungko-pungko favorites at Pungko Ta Poy (PTP). PTP takes Cebuano street food off the street and brings it into a more comfortable and trendy setting in the Bloom Building in Saac II, ML Quezon National Highway, Lapu-Lapu City.

CebuDoc Group frontliners receive Sinovac vaccine

CebuDoc Group has started its vaccination program against COVID-19 on its healthcare workers Tuesday, March 9, 2021, with a Ceremonial Vaccination held at CebuDoc Group Vaccination Center located at the Medical Arts Building 1, Parking Area. Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, President and Chairman of the Board, receives the first dose of CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccine…

Sec. Mike Dino tests positive for COVID; DOH says rising cases in Cebu City still under control

Secretary Michael Dino has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation, the official Facebook page of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas announced late last night. I am urging those who have come in close contact with me recently to have themselves tested for probable infection with COVID-19. I was…

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Researchers warn over COVID spike in Cebu City, urge officials to study stricter enforcement of quarantine protocols

The recent increase in cases of COVID-19 in Cebu is still manageable but may worsen if unchecked, OCTA Research said in a report released Tuesday. In high-risk LGUs such as Cebu City, we urge the [LGUs] concerned to consider the stricter implementation of their current community quarantines while continuing to intensify their efforts at testing,…

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NBI charges Philhealth 7, Chong Hua Hospital officials over anomalous COVID-19 claim

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 filed on Monday criminal charges against 8 officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) Central Visayas and 3 employees of Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City over an alleged anomalous COVID-19 benefits claim. NBI 7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva said the charges were related to a claim…

All’s well that ends well: Rama on Labella; No Labella-Rama for mayor-vice mayor in 2022

All is well between Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and Vice Mayor Michael Rama, the latter told The Freeman in an interview aired via Facebook Live. “For me friendship-wise, partymate-wise, between the two of us, the mayor and myself, all’s well that ends well,” Rama said in the interview aired last night. But in the…

Rama asks Labella: Tell people true state of your health, Cebu City needs “visible and active leader”

Vice Mayor Michael Rama yesterday asked Mayor Edgar Labella to finally put to rest rumors spreading about his true state of health by telling people about his condition. Labella has not been reporting to City Hall, saying his doctor asked him to work from home to stay away from crowds as he recovers from an…

Ford Ranger Raptor: A Super Truck

As the ultimate off-road truck, the Ford Ranger Raptor was designed from the ground up for performance and power. The Ranger chassis uses high-strength and low-alloy steel optimized for off-road performance. It has a thick high-strength underbody bash plate to absorb impact from off-road drives. Ford says the Ranger Raptor is “built to be punished”…

Run for Sight organizes virtual run to raise funds for typhoon victims

To help in the recovery efforts of families devastated by recent typhoons, the Run for Sight Foundation has launched the race for a cause iRun for Luzon in partnership with the CebuDoc Group. All proceeds of the virtual running event, which will feature the 3-kilometer, 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K categories, will go to typhoon…

IT-BPM stakeholders discuss solutions to pandemic challenges

Stakeholders continue to have a positive outlook for Cebu’s IT-BPM industry despite disruptions brought about by COVID-19 restrictions. Representatives of business process management, telecommunications companies, the academe as well as industry professionals agreed during the recent town hall event organized by the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O) that Cebu remains an ideal IT hub despite uncertainties…

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Anjo World reopens, adapts to ‘new normal’ in amusement tourism

Anjo World is now ready to welcome guests with new normal measures in place for amusement tourism as it reopens today, September 11, 2020. Cebu’s premier amusement park, operated by Belmont One, has officially resumed operations after being closed for months due to stringent community quarantine imposed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. It…

Parents and kids tune in to eStorytelling Sessions of DepEd, Smart for online learning

Spending time together while listening to entertaining and educational stories is becoming a nightly habit for parents and children following the eStorytelling Sessions of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). Launched in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and The Storytelling Project, and aired live every 8:30pm on the Smart Communities Facebook page, this is Smart’s…

Businessman donates P4 million for COVID-19 response in cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu received a much-needed boost from businessman Michael Gleissner. Gleissner donated P2 million each to Cebu and Lapu-Lapu to help in the Covid-19 response of both cities, taking note of the active measures being undertaken by both local government units to control the…

Cebu business leaders ask for more funds, equitable distribution to help workers

The leaders of the different business chambers in Cebu today asked government to add funds to its assistance program for workers and make its distribution equitable. “Our productive sector deserves better treatment from the very government to whom they have regularly remitted their taxes,” said a joint statement signed by the business leaders. The signatories…