ATM booth stirs controversy in Sta Fe

CEBU, Philippines – Some councilors of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island have questioned the construction of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) booth beside the town’s public market for lack of authority from the municipal council. Councilor Jayson Repaso said that the situation is a “classic case of a cart ahead of the horse.”  Repaso said that during their session on …

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Farmer arrested after hacking village official

A 19-YEAR-OLD farmer was arrested after he allegedly hacked a village official around 6 p.m., Monday, May 22, in Barangay Casay, Dalaguete, Cebu. The suspect, identified as Jomar Archival Gonzaga, attacked Barangay Councilor Querico Ceballos Amaquiton of Barangay Pañas, Dalaguete, 39, using a 25-inch-long bolo while the latter was driving a tricycle. The victim suffered wounds in the head, neck, …

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Here are the powerpoint slides of last weekend’s s…

Here are the powerpoint slides of last weekend’s sermon. Feel free to share! Source

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Know the facts! “There are *estimated* 6,909 lang…

Know the facts! “There are *estimated* 6,909 languages worldwide. ” (Source: http://www.thetravelingteam.org/stats/) Register NOW! Go to www.livingword.ph/MissionsCon2017. #MissionsCon2017 Know the facts! “There are *estimated* 6,909 languages worldwide. ” (Source: http://www.thetravelingteam.org/stats/) Register NOW! Go to www.livingword.ph/MissionsCon2017. #MissionsCon2017 Source

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CEDF-IT now CIB.O as IT-BPM firms grow

THE Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology (Cedf-IT) has rebranded to Cebu IT-BPM.Organization (CIB.O), a transformation from a mere human resource development organization for 16 years into a full-time industry association. Officials said the decision to rebrand was brought by the exponential growth of the information technology/business process management (IT-BPM) industry, which they hope to sustain for the longer …

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Piston fails to cripple public transportation

CEBU, Philippines – The Pinag-kaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu made good their promise not to inconvenience the riding public in their strike yesterday, where they opposed the phasing out of old jeepneys. “So far wala pa man kadaot sa mga jeepneys” said Cebu City Transportation Operation’s Chief Francisco “Isko” Ouano. Around 70 traffic enforcers and 40 police officers …

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CNU grad tops LET, The FREEMAN editor among passers

CEBU, Philippines – Hard work paid off for a farmer’s son and consistent achiever who landed in the Top 10 in the March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers in the secondary level. Ronald Gaballo, a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics graduate from Cebu Normal University, clinched the 10th spot with the rating of 90.20 percent. He was the …

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Fire razes tire-recycling plant in Compostela, Cebu

FIRE razed a tire-recycling plant on Sunday night, May 21, in Barangay Tamiao, Compostela, Cebu. Fire Chief Investigator Elenito Abarca said no one was hurt during the incident since the blaze was confined in the plant’s premises. Abarca said a pile of tires may have ignited the fire, saying these are combustible materials. The plant melted tires and turned them …

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