Globe sets up 41 libreng tawag and charging stations in Leyte, Samar, and Bohol

Newly-activated libreng tawag and libreng charging station in Kananga, Leyte

Globe Telecom has put up 41 Libreng Tawag and Charging stations across the provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Bohol to assist victims of the recent earthquake with their communication needs. Due to the damage sustained by electric power stations, there is still no electricity in the areas, leaving residents with limited means to charge their… Continue reading Globe sets up 41 libreng tawag and charging stations in Leyte, Samar, and Bohol

Smart provides more free charging services in quake-affected areas

Residents charge their mobile devices at a Libreng Charging station at the Smart cell site in Barangay Linao, Ormoc.

With the extended power outage in the earthquake-affected provinces of Eastern Visayas, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications is expanding its Libreng Charging efforts to allow more subscribers to stay connected. Smart has extended communications assistance to residents and disaster response units following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that recently hit Jaro, Leyte, and affected nearby cities,… Continue reading Smart provides more free charging services in quake-affected areas

Cebu Landmasters CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jose Soberano III speaks during his awarding as the Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards.

Jose Soberano III, who steered his homegrown business Cebu Landmasters, Inc. to an initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year, was picked Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards. Soberano received the award from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) during the Grand Chamber Awards and Fellowship Night last June… Continue reading Cebu Landmasters CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Gisela and Niño Boniel: union ‘made in heaven’ falls apart; Joseph Gaisano dies at 76: Cebu News Digest June 10, 2017

When Captain Gisela Bendong and Niño Rey Boniel married, many thought it was a match made in heaven. Captain Gisela was making her mark as the first female pilot of AirAsia while Niño was credited with improving his town’s classification from 5th class to 4th class as one of the youngest mayors in Bohol. In… Continue reading Gisela and Niño Boniel: union ‘made in heaven’ falls apart; Joseph Gaisano dies at 76: Cebu News Digest June 10, 2017

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Bohol PB member faces parricide case: Cebu News Digest June 9, 2017

The reported killing of commercial pilot and Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel is front page story in all 3 English dailies in Cebu today.

Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel will be charged with parricide for the kidnapping and killing of his wife, Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel, police said. Police investigators said Boniel kidnapped and shot his wife, a commercial airline pilot, and threw her body into the sea. Sun.Star Cebu reported that the parricide case will… Continue reading Bohol PB member faces parricide case: Cebu News Digest June 9, 2017

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Cebu business group launches CBM 2017

CEBU BUSINESS MONTH. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Melanie Ng (4th from left) and Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale (6th from left) flank CCCI brand ambassador Kenneth Cobonpue as they lead CCCI officials during the opening of the annual Cebu Business Month.

As a campaign to help bring businesses to the next level, Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2017 has lined up a host of activities that seeks to equip companies with the tools they need for growth. Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said during the CBM 2017 Grand Opening Salvo last Friday… Continue reading Cebu business group launches CBM 2017

University of San Carlos tops 2016 Bar Exams; 4 USC students in top 10

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Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos topped this year’s Bar Examinations. Three others from USC also made it to the top 10 in a year dominated by law schools outside Manila. Completing the top 10 finishers of USC are Fiona Cristy Lao in 3rd place, Anne Margaret Momongan in 7th place, and… Continue reading University of San Carlos tops 2016 Bar Exams; 4 USC students in top 10

US embassy warns Americans of terrorist threat in Cebu, Bohol

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The US Embassy has issued a travel advisory on travel to Cebu and Bohol, which are among the country’s top tourism destinations.

Terrorist groups may attempt kidnapping in Central Visayas, which includes Cebu and Bohol, according to “unsubstantiated yet credible information,” the US Embassy in the Philippines said in a travel advisory posted on its website. “US citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans,… Continue reading US embassy warns Americans of terrorist threat in Cebu, Bohol

No classes in Cebu tomorrow, January 17

CLOGGED CATCH BASIN. Members of the Argao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office clear a tree trunk that clogged a catch basin, causing water to overflow and flood the national highway. (Photo from Argao MDRRMO Facebook page)

The Cebu Provincial Government has declared no classes tomorrow, January 17, in both elementary and high school in the entire Cebu province. The suspension is in anticipation of heavy rainfall. Capitol asked private schools to make “precautionary announcement.” Mayor Luigi Quisumbing also announced suspension of classes in elementary and high school in both public and… Continue reading No classes in Cebu tomorrow, January 17

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Safety during Sinulog is our priority: Mayor Osmeña

PARKING. Mayor Tomas Osmeña orders guards to reopen the parking area of this establishment. He said such closures are illegal and the city will go after establishments that will padlock their parking areas to make space for dining tables or parties.

Organizers will prioritize safety in today’s Sinulog, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced when he formally opened the Sinulog grand parade after this morning’s mass at the Cebu City Sports Center. Osmeña said that this year, organizers will be extremely strict in enforcing laws and regulations. “We are interested in quality and not quantity,” he… Continue reading Safety during Sinulog is our priority: Mayor Osmeña

Melindo wins IBF interim belt in Pinoy Pride 39

ON TARGET. Milan Milendo (right) hits Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. with a left in their 12-round fight (Photo by Albert Flores)

AFTER two failed tries and a disastrous comeback that had him woefully overweight, Milan “El Metodico” Melindo finally captured a world title after beating Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. by unanimous decision for the interim IBF world lightflyweight title at the Cebu Coliseum. Melindo, who lost to Javier Mendoza on May 30, 2015 for the IBF light… Continue reading Melindo wins IBF interim belt in Pinoy Pride 39

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Accident ends laborer’s dream for family; Karen leaves thousands stranded; Cops vet complaint vs. Ronda VM–Cebu News Digest for October 17, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 17, 2016. Death ends family’s dream The family of the 42-year-old laborer who died when the wall in a construction site collapsed, is mourning the death of the family bread winner. Elvin Bongo died 25 hours after he was rushed to… Continue reading Accident ends laborer’s dream for family; Karen leaves thousands stranded; Cops vet complaint vs. Ronda VM–Cebu News Digest for October 17, 2016.

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Cop tag Ronda VM as drug protector; Osmena invites justices to visit landfill; Davide urges DOH to help in fight vs. dengue–Cebu News Digest for October 14, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 14, 2016. Ronda vice mayor tagged as drug lord protector RONDA Vice Mayor John Ungab is in the news again for the wrong reasons, again. Ungab, who figured in a highly-publicized marital spat that resulted to his wife banging the car… Continue reading Cop tag Ronda VM as drug protector; Osmena invites justices to visit landfill; Davide urges DOH to help in fight vs. dengue–Cebu News Digest for October 14, 2016.

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Pag-asa warns Cebu of more flooding until March; CA urges Cebu City officials to talk over Inayawan issue; Survey shows rampant corruption–Cebu News Digest for October 13, 2016.

ACT NOW. Floods hit downtown Cebu again after a heavy rainfall. Pagasa Mactan is urging LGUs to implement drainage projects because Cebu will experience abnormal rainfall until March.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 13, 2016. Pag-asa warns LGUs, act now vs floods PAG-ASA Mactan officer-in-charge Engr. Alfredo Quiblat is urging LGUs to fast-track their drainage projects as more rains–like the ones that induced flooding in recent days–are expected for the next few months. Heavy rainfall… Continue reading Pag-asa warns Cebu of more flooding until March; CA urges Cebu City officials to talk over Inayawan issue; Survey shows rampant corruption–Cebu News Digest for October 13, 2016.

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CHR 7 defends Duterte from ‘serial killer’ tag; boy’s family says cops planted gun; Tomas blames Pesquera for P57 million fine–Cebu News Digest for October 11, 2016.

UNFAIR. The Commission on Human Rights 7 says it is unfair and premature for a French newspaper to pin the extra judicial killings on Duterte.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 16, 2016. CHR defends President Duterte; no evidence yet to link president to EJK The Commission on Human Rights, the favorite target of President Rodrigo Duterte and his die-hard supporters, defended the president against the serial killer tag by a French Newspaper.… Continue reading CHR 7 defends Duterte from ‘serial killer’ tag; boy’s family says cops planted gun; Tomas blames Pesquera for P57 million fine–Cebu News Digest for October 11, 2016.

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Cebu traffic is bad, but not that bad; Teen injured in police shootout; Tom blocks SRP plan–Cebu News Digest for October 10, 2016.

WHAT IN A WORD. Business leaders say reports of Cebu having a traffic crisis may lead to loss of investments.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 10, 2016. Traffic problem yes, but no traffic crisis BUSINESS leaders in Cebu support multi-sectoral solutions to the traffic situation in Metro Cebu but cautioned government against calling it a “traffic crisis” as it could lead to a loss of potential… Continue reading Cebu traffic is bad, but not that bad; Teen injured in police shootout; Tom blocks SRP plan–Cebu News Digest for October 10, 2016.

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Cebu province declares dengue outbreak; Ex-policeman links de Lima to Jaguar; member sues charity group over P7 million–Cebu News Digest for October 7, 2016.

ABNORMAL. The Provincial Health Office cited an abnormal increase in the number of dengue cases in the province in declaring an outbreak.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 7, 2016. Provincial health official cites abnormal increase in declaring outbreak AN increase of almost 140 percent in Dengue cases has led the Cebu Provincial Health Office to declare a dengue outbreak. Last year, Cebu had 2,834 cases from January to… Continue reading Cebu province declares dengue outbreak; Ex-policeman links de Lima to Jaguar; member sues charity group over P7 million–Cebu News Digest for October 7, 2016.

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Cebu City to punish trash violators; Tomas turns down teachers’ allowance on Teachers’ Day; Davide urges CPPO director to stop EJKs–Cebu News Digest for October 6, 2016.

FINE. Aside from those who throw garbage indiscriminately, Cebu City will also punish those who fail to segregate trash. (Photo from Nimrod Quinones' Facebook page)

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 6, 2016. Cebu City warns residents: Segregate or else The Department of Public Services has started imposing penalties on people who don’t abide by Cebu City’so ordinance on the segregation of garbage. First-time violators have seven days to pay a compromise… Continue reading Cebu City to punish trash violators; Tomas turns down teachers’ allowance on Teachers’ Day; Davide urges CPPO director to stop EJKs–Cebu News Digest for October 6, 2016.

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Alcoy mayor suspended over P21,000; Osmena dares landfill owner to sue City Hall; Councilors want cash aid distribution probed–Cebu News Digest

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 5, 2016. Ombudsman clears Rama, suspends Alcoy mayor over cash advance BELEAGUERED former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama got a break after the Ombudsman cleared him and two other officials over an allegedly illegal protest held in City Hall last year.… Continue reading Alcoy mayor suspended over P21,000; Osmena dares landfill owner to sue City Hall; Councilors want cash aid distribution probed–Cebu News Digest

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