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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Authorities in Cebu are in pursuit of David Lim Jr., who is accused of shooting a nurse during a traffic altercation in Barangay Kamputhaw at 3 a.m. on Sunday. Lim is the son of racer David Lim Sr., who figured in a traffic accident earlier this month that killed a fish dealer. He is the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
Cebu traffic is bad, but not that bad; Teen injured in police shootout; Tom blocks SRP plan–Cebu News Digest for October 10, 2016.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
Viral post leads to DPWH action; BF of slain woman linked to 2 drug lords seek protection; Lastimosa seeks reversal of libel conviction–Cebu News Digest for October 3, 2016.
This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 3, 2016. DPWH inspects SRP viaduct after FB photo goes viral DPWH began working on the viaduct “gaps” after a Facebook post by a citizen went viral. DPWH 7 director Ador Canlas told Sun.Star Cebu that he had the gap investigated […]