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 2022-06-28 07:44 

Cebu Daily News

Since start of F2F classes, DepEd-7 says no COVID-19 case reported in schools in the region...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said that since the start of limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in March 2022, there had been no case of COVID-19 reported in schools in the region. Doctor Salustiano Ji...

 2022-06-28 07:27 

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Son of hit-and-run victim says father was in good health...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The son of the hit-and-run victim in Carcar City dismissed the suspicion of the police that his father may have had a heart attack when he was hit by a still unidentified motorcycle rider last June 16, 2022. Steven Kyamko sa...

 2022-06-28 07:15 

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Megawide officials cleared in Cebu airport anti-dummy case...

MANILA, Philippines—A Cebu court dismissed a criminal compliant filed two years ago against officers and directors of Megawide Construction Corp. for alleged foreign ownership violations in the company's Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ...

 2022-06-28 07:12 

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Diamante denies new smuggling accusations, ready to face probe...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Incoming Tuburan Mayor Democrito 'Aljun' Diamante is ready to face the latest round of smuggling allegations levied at him. Diamante's name appeared on the list of officials and businessmen who were allegedly invol...

 2022-06-28 06:54 

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Castino outpoints Francisco, wrests WBF ASPac super bantam crown...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — PMI Boxing Stable welcomed its newest regional champion in Jhunrille Castino who wrested the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific super bantamweight strap by beating Jeffrey Francisco in the main event of Kumong Bol-an...

 2022-06-28 06:10 

Cebu Daily News

3 'Salisi Gang' members from Tondo nabbed in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos who have been victimized by "Salisi Gang" members are encouraged to visit any of the police stations in Cebu City and file a blotter report. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for adm...

 2022-06-28 06:04 

Cebu Daily News

Cuenco says PUVs agree to help ferry passengers during rush hours...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco, the chairperson of the committee on transportation, said that public utility vehicle (PUV) operators have committed to help with the lack of transportation during rush hours. The councilor met...

 2022-06-28 05:51 

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Lorenzana to China: You can't stop us from repairing BRP Sierra Madre...

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said China could not stop the country from repairing the BRP Sierra Madre, a commissioned ship that serves as a military station in Ayungin Shoal in Kalayaan Group of Islands. This,...

 2022-06-28 05:51 

Cebu Daily News

60 Cebu City cops undergo surprise drug test...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 60 cops coming from the different units of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) were called to their headquarters to undergo surprise drug test on Tuesday, June 28. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, CCPO'...

 2022-06-28 05:50 

Cebu Daily News

League aimed at developing grassroots basketball in Cebu kicks off on July 30...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Young Cebuano cagers are in for a major treat with the staging of the Visayas leg of the Batang Pilipino Basketball League (BPBL) starting July 30, 2022 at the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown in Talisay City, Cebu. Region VII...

 2022-06-28 05:26 

Cebu Daily News

DOH-7 sends aid, health workers to Barili, Cebu...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) vowed to provide additional assistance to address the rising number of cases of typhoid fever in Barili town, southwestern Cebu. DOH-7, in a press conference on Tuesday, June 28, a...

 2022-06-28 05:10 

Cebu Daily News

Boysen, AEG score wins in CABC...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Boysen Paints and AEG Building Prints logged their second straight victories in the Cebu Architects Basketball Club (CABC) 4th Corporate Cup held last Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Paref Springdale gymnasium. Boysen Paints d...

 2022-06-28 04:46 

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US-bound Filipino students receive P12 million financial aid offers...

MANILA, Philippines — Over P12 million or $240,000 worth of financial aid offers were received by Filipino students who were accepted into universities in the United States, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines said Friday. This was revealed in a sur...

 2022-06-28 04:45 

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Bongbong Marcos' presidency a chance to clean family's name — Robin Padilla...

MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. now has a chance to clean his family's name under his administration, Senator-elect Robin Padilla said on Tuesday. During an interview at the Senate, Padilla was asked...

 2022-06-28 04:23 

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NBA: Lakers waiting on Russell Westbrook's option decision...

Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook has two more days to decide whether to stay in Los Angeles for a second season.Westbrook is reportedly "undecided" as to whether to exercise his $47 million player option for 2022-23.General manager Rob Pelinka...

 2022-06-28 04:20 

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NBA: John Wall will receive buyout, join Clippers—reports...

John Wall will get a buyout from the Houston Rockets of the final year on his contract and will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, Yahoo Sports and ESPN reported on Monday.The five-time All-Star exercised his $47.4 million option for 2022-23, but the rep...

 2022-06-28 04:16 

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NBA: Kyrie Irving exercises option to stay with Brooklyn Nets—reports...

In an apparent change of heart, Kyrie Irving exercised his option with the Brooklyn Nets for the 2022-23 season, The Athletic and ESPN reported Monday evening.The star point guard's decision came hours after reports said that he was expected to declin...

 2022-06-28 03:54 

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AFAB signs MOA with GA, DND to develop defense industry eco zone...

MANILA, Philippines — The Authority of the Freeport Area (AFAB) has established a mutually beneficial economic relationship with the Government Arsenal (GA) in Limay, Bataan as both parties signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the proposed declaratio...

 2022-06-28 01:38 

Cebu Daily News

Typhoid in Barili may be caused by poor sanitation...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Local officials in Barili, Cebu are now looking into the possibility of poor sanitation as the likely cause behind the increase in the cases of typhoid fever in their locality. As of June 27, the town's infirmary and district ho...

 2022-06-28 01:00 

Cebu Daily News

Devotion to Our Lady of Caysasay and Ma-Cho, Chinese patron saint of seafarers...

Paying homage to Lady of Caysasay in Batangas and Ma-Cho in La Union is a confluence of tradition practiced by both Filipinos and Tsinoys in simultaneous Christian and Chinese rituals. Dr. Christina Lee, Ph.D, presented the linkage between the rituals in ...

 2022-06-28 00:00 

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Ayala Land Estates and MerryMart signing to boost retail offering in Nuvali Laguna and Cresendo Tarlac...

Ayala Land (ALI) continues to strengthen collaborations with strategic partners who share the same vision of transforming its integrated mixed-use estates into thriving growth centers. A 15-year long-term lease contract has been signed with MerryMart to b...

 2022-06-28 00:00 

Cebu Daily News

What's the BSP doing?...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has been criticized—wrongly, I think—for being "dovish," "behind the curve," or not acting fast enough in response to speeding inflation and exchange rate movements. It seems to me that eco...

 2022-06-27 23:16 

Cebu Daily News

Tulfo says 'drug war' must no longer be 'bloody'; bats for more rehab centers...

MANILA, Philippines — The government's campaign against illegal drugs should no longer be "bloody," Senator-elect Raffy Tullfo said Monday, as he advised the incoming administration to focus on rehabilitation. "Huwag na dapat maging ...

 2022-06-27 22:34 

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Biden swipes at China with memo to combat illegal fishing...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed a national security memorandum to fight illegal fishing, part of pledged efforts to help countries combat alleged violations by fishing fleets, including those of China. The White House said in ...

 2022-06-27 22:05 

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Peso breaches 55:$1, now Asean's worst performer...

MANILA, Philippines — The peso on Monday breached the 55:$1 mark at an intraday weakest of 55.15 against the dollar, raising concerns that the local currency is sliding too fast despite government assurances that it remains stable. The last time the...

 2022-06-27 21:55 

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Gov't launches blueprint for coco industry...

MANILA, Philippines — Just days before it ends its term, the Duterte administration launched on Monday a blueprint to revive the Philippine coconut industry. The roadmap, called Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP), lays out various...

 2022-06-27 21:45 

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Fuel prices up anew; release of cash aid urged...

MANILA, Philippines — Oil companies raised local pump prices anew this week, but the upward adjustment was lower than the previous weeks. On Tuesday, the price of diesel rose by P1.65 per liter while those of gasoline and kerosene increased by 50 ce...

 2022-06-27 21:40 

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Robredo passes opposition leadership to Hontiveros...

Heavy hangs the head of reelectionist Sen. Risa Hontiveros, after outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo passed the baton of leading the opposition to her three days before she steps down from office. On Monday, Robredo administered Hontiveros' oath-tak...

 2022-06-27 21:30 

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PNP to protesters: Miranda, Dilao, Liwasan available...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police has designated at least three areas for protest rallies that activists have planned for President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s inauguration on Thursday. The rallies, which Maj. Gen Valeriano d...

 2022-06-27 21:25 

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Daily COVID case average in past week at 662, up by 53%...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported a total of 4,634 new COVID-19 cases between June 20 and 26, an increase of 53 percent compared with 3,051 cases recorded in the previous week. Most of the cases, however, as con...

 2022-06-27 21:20 

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Marcos urged to create fisheries department...

Various fisheries groups are asking President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to certify as urgent a bill creating the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) to unlock the full potential of the country's fisheries sector. At present, the Bure...

 2022-06-27 21:15 

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Be on guard for pork, Lacson urges senators...

Outgoing Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson on Monday expressed hope that senators of the incoming 19th Congress will continue his crusade of poring over the national budget and keeping it free from congressional insertions or "pork barrel" and ot...

 2022-06-27 21:05 

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Ex-NIA chief convicted of graft...

The Sandiganbayan has convicted former National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Carlos Salazar of graft and sentenced to six to eight years in jail for bypassing the necessary procedures for the 2009 construction of the Libmanan-Cabusao Diversion Dam...

 2022-06-27 21:00 

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3 universities cited by DOST...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) hailed three universities for enhancing the research and development (R&D) programs of the country and introducing relevant scientific knowledge and commercially viable technologies to support industry secto...

 2022-06-27 20:55 

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Antipolo cathedral declared an international shrine...

MANILA, Philippines — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo City has been declared an "international shrine" by the Vatican, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Sunday. Bishop...

 2022-06-27 20:50 

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Work suspended at SC, CA due to rerouting...

Work in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals (CA) in Manila have been suspended on Wednesday and Thursday due to rerouting plan for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30. The circular on the suspension of work in the Suprem...

 2022-06-27 20:40 

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Odds of fresh 50 bps BSP rate hike rising...

Persistently high inflation is raising the odds that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will raise the key interest rate by as much as 50 basis points in the next policy meeting in August, contrary to Monetary Board (MB) signals for gradual tightening....

 2022-06-27 20:35 

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Slowly but surely, POGOs coming back online in PH...

MANILA, Philippines — For the first time in two years, the Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) industry is slowly making a comeback, taking up long-vacated offices and repopulating urban residences. This is according to property consulting ve...

 2022-06-27 20:30 

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SEC clears Philex's P2.65-B share sale...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has conditionally approved a P2.65-billion stock rights offering (SRO) planned by Manuel Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. to raise funds for its Silangan copper-gold project in Surigao del Norte. In a disclos...

 2022-06-27 20:25 

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Bargain hunters save PH shares from bear market pull...

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) eased higher on Monday as bargain hunters lifted the market during a low volume session. By the closing bell, the PSEi added 0.34 percent, or 21.26 points, to 6,238.82 while the broader All Shares Index...

 2022-06-27 20:20 

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Gilas Pilipinas U16 squad makes waves in Asian tourney...

As far as Patrick Aquino is concerned, the Gilas Pilipinas women's team competing in the Fiba U16 Women's Asian Championship Division B has not accomplished anything yet."There's still two games to play," he told the Inquirer on Monday...

 2022-06-27 20:20 

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UnionBank adds P2-B capital to digital arm...

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines is tripling its investment in its digital banking subsidiary ahead of its planned commercial debut this year. UnionBank said in a stock exchange filing on Monday that its board had approved the additional equity i...

 2022-06-27 20:15 

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Solar Philippines looking for buyers of projects' output...

Listed Solar Philippines has offered to potential buyers the output coming from its 10 gigawatts of renewable energy projects, all of which are slated for completion between 2025 and 2026. In a statement, the firm said it was awaiting feedback from offtak...

 2022-06-27 20:10 

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Metro Pacific scoops up premium ice cream maker Carmen's Best...

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), the infrastructure and utilities giant led by businessman Manuel Pangilinan, previously announced plans to cool down from investing in certain highly regulated segments. Its latest venture on Monday was a step in th...

 2022-06-27 20:10 

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San Miguel Beer shows off killer instinct in rout of Converge...

Taking a huge lead against an undermanned squad at halftime, San Miguel Beer received an urgent message from its coaching staff.Step on the gas pedal. Don't play to the level of your opponents."The coaches told us to show our killer instinct so we...

 2022-06-27 20:05 

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With AFF tilt looming, Filipinas continue ironing out game wrinkles...

Coach Alen Stajcic's assessment of the Philippines' gripping 2-1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina late on Sunday (Philippine time) that capped a series of international friendlies in Brezice, Slovenia, was straight to the point."We toiled h...

 2022-06-27 20:05 

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Laws on MSME development...

Judging from the statements of some of the economic advisers of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the development of micro-, small- and medium-enterprises (MSME) would be one of the measures his administration would implement to improve the economy. M...

 2022-06-27 13:00 

Cebu Daily News

Inoue says undisputed crown will prove I'm pound-for-pound boxing king...

Japan's Naoya Inoue wants to prove he is worthy of his status as boxing's new pound-for-pound king, by becoming undisputed bantamweight world champion, the man known as "Monster" said Monday. The ferocious 29-year-old was named The Ring ma...

 2022-06-27 12:28 

Cebu Daily News

Enrile contracts COVID-19: 'To my critics and enemies, I am not going to die yet'...

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, 98, is confined in a hospital due to COVID-19. In a post on his personal Facebook account, the incoming legal adviser of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos made an app...

 2022-06-27 12:16 

Cebu Daily News

Mayor Cortes, Vice Mayor Bercede, Team Mandaue dads take their oath at city hall...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Officials of Mandaue City have took their oath of office on Monday, June 27, 2022. Reelected Mayor Jonas Cortes and Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede took their oath of office at the session hall on the second floor of the City Ha...

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