In Eastern Visayas and Bohol: Power may return today

CEBU, Philippines – Electricity in Samar, Leyte, Biliran, and Bohol may be back today once testing of the Tabango-Ormoc bypass line will be completed. The power will be drawn from Cebu to Tabango through submarine cables and farther to the Ormoc substation, which will supply power to the four areas. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) completed the …

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In Two Shooting incidents: One dead, another hurt in Cebu City

CEBU, Philippines – Love or drugs? Police are considering drug involvement or a lover’s spat as motives in two separate shooting incidents in Cebu City, leaving one dead and another wounded, last Friday and yesterday. Early morning yesterday, Roland Lambojon, 41, a resident of Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City fell to his instantaneous death after an unidentified man onboard a motorcycle …

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Design for Social Impact: Three young innovators bag DOST 7 Sibol Awards

THE recent Sibol Awards of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Central Visayas gathered some of the region’s finest designers at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel recently. Here are the stories of three young innovators who used their design to address social issues, uncover pain points and arrive at viable solutions. Mariz Ehmele Pino, Wan “Follow your passion. If you do, nothing can stop you,” says Mariz Ehmele Pino.  Her words come at the end of a design journey fraught with obstacles. The panel who evaluated her initial …

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THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUAL TENACITY “Be still, a…

THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUAL TENACITY “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. Tenacity is more than hanging on, which may be but the weakness of being too afraid to fall off. Tenacity is the …

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Pulling a generation from malnutrition’s clutches

IT was barely two hours from sunset when brothers Jacob and James Taranza had their first shower of the day, let alone their lunch. Without a bathroom, without a home to protect them, the brothers cooled off in a rusting water basin across the old fish market in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The water barely rinsed off the dirt …

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After earthquake in Eastern Visayas: Prices of goods soar – reports

CEBU, Philippines – Have some residents in Leyte taken advantage of the crisis there? Cynthia Nierras, regional director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – 8, has warned businessmen against unscrupulous activities following complaints prices of commodities have jacked up after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake last Thursday. The earthquake caused a region-wide power blackout but some residents noticed …

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Youths launch countdown for int’l gathering next year

CEBU, Philippines – Youth groups from Cebu, Manila and Davao simultaneously launched yesterday a 12-month countdown for the new generation festival (GenFest), an international gathering of young individuals, to be held in the Philippines next year. The groups are local counterparts of the global movement dubbed as “Youth for a Better World,” aimed at achieving unity and solidarity regardless of …

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Global Cebu tests Stallions today

PLAYING at home in front of thousands of fans has been a huge boost to Global Cebu FC’s run in the Philippines Football League (PFL). Following a morale-boosting 1-0 win over rival Ceres Negros FC, Global Cebu FC hopes to continue the momentum with another home win tonight against Stallion Laguna FC at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). “It’s …

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