Ermita workers unpaid for 4 months

CEBU, Philippines – More than 140 barangay workers in Ermita, Cebu City have not yet received any compensation since the suspension of Barangay Captain Felicisimo Rupinta and seven of his councilmen four months ago. Ermita barangay treasurer Enriqueta Cabigon said at least 148 barangay officials, tanods, lupong tagapamayapa, health workers, day care teachers, garbage loaders, and drivers did not yet …

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Oplan Pokemon nets 89 persons, P1M drugs

CEBU, Philippines – At least 89 people were arrested by the joint operatives of the City Intelligence Branch, City Drug Enforcement Unit, and various police stations in another “One Time, Big Time” operation Wednesday resulting in the seizure of more than P1 million worth of drugs and other illegal items. Bulk of the drugs was confiscated from John Carlo Francisca …

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3 Cebu lawmakers back Mindanao martial law

THREE Cebu congressmen are also supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza (TUCP Party-List), Rep. Benhur Salimbangon (Cebu, fourth district) and Rep. Gerard Anthony “Samsam” Gullas (Cebu, first district) were one in saying that they would vote for the declaration of martial law in Mindanao once it reaches the Congress. They, however, …

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Smart deploys digital tech to improve health services delivery

SMART Communications is harnessing technology to help improve the productivity and efficiency of healthcare providers assigned in rural health units (RHUs). Smart has been actively deploying its electronic medical record platform named SHINE OS+ or the Secured Health Innovation Network Exchange (Open Source) in RHUs mostly in the Visayas where many Filipinos do not have access to quality healthcare. The …

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2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening-ti…

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house. At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and abroad we are liable to meet with allurements to evil; the morning opens with …

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High-end condos ‘going fast in Cebu’

AYALA Land Premier, the upscale brand of listed developer Ayala Land Inc., remains optimistic about its prospects in Cebu, as its economy continues to grow, reflected in more empowered middle and high-income classes and continuing growth in tourism. A testament to the Cebuanos’ upgraded lifestyle is the fast sales take-up of Ayala Land Premier’s three luxury condominium projects in Cebu …

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DPWH to hasten flood control projects

CEBU, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways intends to fast track its flood control and drainage projects to minimize the impact of heavy rainfall. DPWH-Cebu City District Engineering Office is currently undertaking at least 83 projects slated for this year, 42 of which are related to flood mitigation. “We are focusing on flood control for Cebu City. …

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LGU heads back ADDA deferment

CEBU, Philippines – Both Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña agree with the deferment in the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a new law that they think was not fully disseminated to the public. “Nakalitan ang mga taw. Dapat lang jud i-suspenso. Laws take effect 30 days (after) its publication or general circulation.  Hatagan …

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