Early marriage, family issues top school dropout reasons

Early marriage, family issues top school dropout reasons CEBU, Philippines — Early marriage and family concerns are seen as the top reason that students drop or leave schools, but this should not be a hindrance for youngsters to complete basic education, according to an official from the Department of Education (DepEd). DepEd Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Service and …

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P4 million drugs seized in Inayawan bust

P4 million drugs seized in Inayawan bust Mae Clydyl L. Avila (The Freeman) – May 31, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Almost P4 million worth of suspected shabu was recovered in two separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City yesterday. The anti-drug operatives of Pardo Police Station, led by Police Major Regino Maramag Jr., arrested Kevin …

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Ma-ling products removed from market: Virus-infested canned goods?

Ma-ling products removed from market: Virus-infested canned goods? CEBU, Philippines — At least 1,009 pieces of popular canned luncheon meat brand Ma-Ling have been removed from shelves of four supermarkets in Cebu City yesterday because they come from countries suspected to be affected by the African Swine Fever virus. The City’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries did not …

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PDRRMO readies schools for disasters

PDRRMO readies schools for disasters May B. Miasco (The Freeman) – May 30, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Before the opening of classes, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in Cebu has prepared schools and students for possible flooding and landslides and other disasters. PDRRMO steps up its efforts on disaster mitigation and prevention not …

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Binaliw landfill sued at EMB-7

Binaliw landfill sued at EMB-7 CEBU, Philippines — The barangay council of Binaliw, Cebu City has filed a formal complaint before the Environmental Management Bureau-7 over the operation of the 10-hectare landfill in the barangay, citing foul odor, health hazards, and other environmental concerns. The complaint, however, does not ask that the landfill be closed. The council headed by …

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Two Cebu grads top CPA board

Two Cebu grads top CPA board John Kendrick Ceciban (The Freeman) – May 29, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Two graduates from Cebu topped the Certified Public Accountant licensure examination given by the Board of Accountancy last May 12, 19 and 20. Jacob Rizada from the University of San Jose- Recoletos ranked 6th with a rating of 87.33 …

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“At times we do not know the devious plans that ar…

“At times we do not know the devious plans that are laid out against us by Satan. We are just going about our daily grind not knowing that darkness lurks in a hidden corner ready to SMITE us with all its fury. -Pastor Mel Caparros Join us this weekend and listen to Pastor Mel’s expository preaching on the Book of …

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Cebu City government workers: Performance evaluation set

Cebu City government workers: Performance evaluation set Odessa O. Leyson (The Freeman) – May 28, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Employees of the Cebu City government will undergo performance evaluation once Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella assumes as mayor on June 30. The city has around 5,000 regular and casual workers. Labella said he will create a committee that …

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