The Diocese of Novaliches allowed its parishes to open their church doors to have their premises be used for the coming vaccination against Covid-19 in the country. In response to this gesture, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte recently expressed her gratitude to Diocese of Novaliches led by Bishop Fr. Roberto…
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte isn’t in a rush to run for president despite the clamor for her to succeed her father, President Rodrigo Duterte. Sara on Saturday (January 30) said she’s planning to run for president in 2034 “if at that time there is something I can do to help the country.”
MANILA, Philippines – Two people were killed after allegedly resisting arrest from law enforcers and figuring into a shootout in Boston town in Davao Oriental on Sunday afternoon. The Philippine National Police on Sunday identified the suspects as Jelfin Cotic and Jolan Cotic, who were a suspected leader and member of a crime group, respectively.
RECENTLY, Undersecretary for Finance and DepEd Spokesperson Annalyn M. Sevilla posted on her official Facebook Page that the House Committee on Basic…
THE Department of Health-Davao Region (DOH-Davao) has recorded a clustering of Covid-19 cases in 33 workplaces in the entire region, with total cases…
THE Davao City government has collected a total of P8.5 million from fines and penalties for smoking and liquor ban violations in 2020. In an issued statement, the city government, through the Vices Regulation Unit (VRU), netted the total collection from fines and penalties for violation of the Anti-Smoking Ordinance, Sobriety Ordinance, and Liquor Ban for 2020.
FOR those passing by Pichon Street, it is a common sight to see commuters staying under the shade of a tangisang-bayawak while they wait for a jeep. You not only observe this along Pichon Street but also in other areas in the city where tall trees are.
THE University of Cebu (UC)-Banilad campus hosted the pilot mock digital and regional bar exams for the Visayas on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Al-Shwaid Ismael, dean of the UC School of Law, said it was a privilege for UC to be selected as one of the venues among hundreds of law schools in the country.
Momci su zaslužili pozitivnu ocenu. Odradili su veliki posao, počev od Kipra. Prezadovoljan sam njihovim pristupom, profesionalizmom i zalaganjem – sumirao je utiske Dejan Stanković. Zvezdine utakmice delovale su više takmičarske nego prijateljske, a to je bila želja upravo Dejan Stankovića. – To je bila moja želja, ali tražio sam ogromnu koncentraciju.
Para pemimpin bisnis di Kota Davao ingin mendapatkan kembali momentum pertumbuhan yang hilang tahun lalu karena pandemi virus korona, dengan digitalisasi dan hubungan perdagangan yang lebih kuat di kelompok sub-regional yang dikenal sebagai Area Pertumbuhan Asia Timur (EAGA) di antara prioritasnya.
AFTER contracting by 9.5 percent in 2020, the Philippine economy is poised to rebound by around 7 percent this year, according to a recent economic forecast. Makoto Tsuchiya, economist at Oxford Economics, said in a recent report that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is anticipated to rise by around…
Boxing champion and Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao was still all smiles even after he was stripped of his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight belt.
Three more helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of its modernization program to improve operational capability. The arrival of three H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters brought to 10 the total number of air assets of the PNP as four other H-125s, two Robinsons 44 trainer choppers, and one unit of C150 trainer fixed wing have been delivered in the past two years.
A virus horror and a last-day-on-Earth comedy-both entirely devised, shot, and edited during the pandemic-brought an apocalyptic flavor to the Sundance film festival, which has moved online due to COVID. Speaking after “virtual” world premieres at the influential US indie event Friday, the films’ creators described how they funneled their boredom and anxiety into creativity by quickly finding ways to safely film during long lockdowns.
Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) – January 31, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – A bridge in Manila would be closed to traffic starting tomorrow and reconstructed over the course of seven months, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday.
The Laguna Heroes squeaked past the Isabela Knight Raiders, 11-10, in the Northern Division of the All Filipino Conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) online tournament Saturday night. The Heroes banked on their 5-2 victory in the blitz after yielding in the rapid, 8-6, to secure their seventh victory against two losses.
SA nakaraang kaarawan ni Willie Revillame ay may video greeting si Coco Martin na umere sa “Wowowin” at dito naikuwento ng TV host ang pagiging humble ng aktor nang magpunta sa rest house niya sa Tagaytay. “Si Coco Martin, hindi man kami close, pero there was a time nasa Tagaytay ako, pumunta ho ‘yan kasama […]
MULTIMEDIA Visual artist and professor Toym Imao puts the finishing touches on his art installation “Barikada” on Sunday at the Quezon Hall of the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. The artwork commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Diliman Commune–an uprising led by students, faculty, residents and transport workers on Feb.
The Sandiganbayan says mere holding of interest is prohibited, not just when conflict of interest is present
POLICE and military authorities have intensified the conduct of curfew patrols in different parts of Zamboanga City, as the local government steps up…
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A group of hog raisers and pork producers in the country have expressed their concern over the decision of the Cebu Provincial Government to impose a moratorium on the export of live hogs.
Raymond Democrito Mendoza is returning to his regular grind of flying back and forth to Cebu for his politiko work. The TUCP Party-list congressman is back to reporting to Batasan nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. He still flies to Cebu when work is done.
The Supreme Court (SC) conducted on Sunday, Jan. 31, an online pilot or mock bar examinations in preparation for the digital tests in November this year for the 2020 and 2021 law graduates. It was not known immediately if the 120 students targeted for the mock examinations participated in four areas – Ateneo Law School for Metro Manila, St.
ARE the low health care facilities utilization-hospital bed capacity and isolation centers-and minimal coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in densely populated areas, the only gauge and justification for our local officials to claim that the situation is under control and manageable despite increasing number of cases daily?
Last January 22, 2021, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. formally restarted the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 pageant through the National Costume Photo Exhibit Virtual Launch, hosted by Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong. For several weeks, a candidates’ national costume portrait photographed by Raymond Saldaña was posted daily on the Bb.
(Philstar.com) – January 31, 2021 – 1:36pm MANILA, Philippines – With the new coronavirus variant confirmed in the Philippines, the House of Representatives is looking at stricter enforcement of health and safety protocols, it said Sunday.
Bob died at home of natural causes in Hospice with family around him. He suffered a variety of health difficulties over the past few years, and most recently, a broken hip.
DAVAO CITY’S business leaders are looking to regain the growth momentum lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with digitalization and stronger trade ties in the sub-regional grouping known as the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) among the priorities.
‘There is an urgent need to strictly regulate the export of live hogs and sows to other areas of the country in order to protect the pig supply in the Province of Cebu,’ reads an order signed by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia
In today’s creative world, local businesses are showing their sense of Filipino pride. These include new players in the dining scene, with numerous local-concept restaurants and bars opening all around town. One of these is Pukot Kitchen, a family-run restaurant and bar nestled in one of the serene and safest neighborhoods in the city, El Dorado Subdivision, specifically on No.
JAMES Bacon captured his third straight win, while Al Rivera dropped his fight in the US on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 (PH time).The 30-year-old Bacon…
ONE of the things you learn when you’re in the sports beat is that some Pinoy sports fans love conspiracy theories and love to talk about them.I…
The local government unit (LGU) of Pasig City has been awarded P5 million by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) for its balanced and holistic anti-drug campaign, Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Pasig (ADCOP) chief Zenaida Concepcion said Sunday. Concepcion said the very proactive leadership of Mayor Vico Sotto was the reason why ADCOP was given P5 million by the DDB.
Diana Stalder is continuously spreading love in the new-normal season of hearts. The innovative skincare, beauty, and healthy lifestyle authority will be celebrating Valentine’s Day differently but more meaningfully this year. The company is inviting its customers to share the love to fellow Fili
By Laguna Heroes kept its winning run in the All Filipino Conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) after defeating Isabela Knight Raiders in the night’s main event 11-10, in the battle of the Northern Divisions on Saturday (January 30, 2021) online tournament at the lichess platform.
MANILA — With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and the COVID-19 virus still pretty much affecting public dining or social gatherings, you might want to consider celebrating the day for lovers with a customized cake. Sweet Kiss Custom Cakes, a gourmet bakery located in the Scout area of Quezon City, has been designing specialized and custom cakes for over a decade now.
THE PHILIPPINES will take delivery of at least 5.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer, Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc this quarter under a global initiative that ensures equal distribution, according to the country’s vaccine czar. The country will get 117,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccines in the middle of February, Carlito G.
MANILA, Philippines – The northeast monsoon or “amihan” is expected to bring cloudy skies and rains as it affects the whole country, the weather bureau said Sunday. Cloudy skies with rains will prevail over Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 4 p.m.
THE brick-and-mortar store format will still be a breadwinner in the retail business amid the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, said a top official of a Cebu-based retail giant. Manuel Alberto, president and chief operating officer of the Metro Retail Stores Group Inc.
THE town of Cordova in Cebu’s Mactan Island now has a mangrove propagation center that also features a view deck for bird watching. The facility was funded by Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and its subsidiary Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC).
WUHAN: A team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts investigating the origins of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) visited a market in Wuhan on Sunday where one of the first reported clusters of infections emerged over a year ago.
CEBU CITY – Landslide victims in Cebu’s western city of Toledo received a pre-Valentine assistance from Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. Seven of the victims who were workers of Carmen Copper Corporation, a mining establishment in the hilly village of Lutopan, died…
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A week after the implementation of a stricter “stay-home Sunday,” police in barangay Guadalupe here noticed a more compliant public. According to Police Major Janelito Marquez, the chief of the Guadalupe police, only seven individuals were apprehended for violating health protocols in the village on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Iconic K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will be holding their global livestream concert “The Show” on YouTube today, Jan. 31, and ahead of the much awaited event, a spectacular drone display was held for them. Telecom giant Globe staged “The Opening Act,” a BLACKPINK-themed drone show in the Philippine
Gwendolyn Garcia has landed on the cover of a prestigious politiko magazine. The Cebu governor was chosen as the face of the latest League Magazine, which features local leaders and their initiatives to develop their municipalities, cities, and provinces. It was a proud moment for Garcia, who strives to maintain her gorgeous look even during her senior years.
President Duterte has called on Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) personnel to continue their selfless service to the Filipino nation especially in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. In a taped message during the recent 70th anniversary celebration of the DSWD, the President recognized the dedication and hard work of social welfare employees in addressing poverty and hunger in the country and urged them to sustain such endeavor.
Meranie Gadiana Rahman Mrs. Philippines World 2019-2020 Meranie Gadiana Rahman is ready to conquer pageantry once again as she represents the Philippines at the Mrs. World 2021 finals in Sri Lanka in June. Provided there are no pandemic restrictions, it is all systems go for the international
CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 31 (PIA) — Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar pointed out over the weekend that the projects under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration would continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
LONDON: Cindy had a comfortable lifestyle in Hong Kong: she owned several properties with her husband, they had a good business going. But last year she made up her mind to leave it all behind and move her family to Britain, and not even a global pandemic was going to sway her decision.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers little more than a week before his trial, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. The change injects fresh uncertainty into the makeup and strategy of his defense team.
This chef started making this traditional empanada with flaky “scales” as a way to pay homage to her Bulacan roots and teach her daughter the value of her heritage
Bebot Abellanosa thinks the Cebu City government is sitting on its hands in handling the coronavirus crisis. The congressman unleashed yet another criticism against Mayor Edgar Labella and his men for what he thinks is a lacking response to the pandemic, which has stretched to a year now. “Cebu City is sick!
To prevent a shortage of pork products and by-products in Cebu, the provincial government has ordered a moratorium on the export of live hogs. Being free of the African swine fever (ASF), the demand for Cebu-produced pork has increased. On January 29, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued Executive Order No.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Oplan Limpyo Talisay in Talisay City, Cebu done from January 27 to January 29, 2021 led to the arrest of 112 individuals. In the series of operations led by the Talisay City Police Office, 17 were arrested for drugs, 11 for illegal gambling, 13 for surrendered firearms with expired licenses, 2 for loose firearms, 6 for Warrant and Arrest, and 63 for violation of Minimum Health Standard Protocols.
At least one person was dead and five were missing Sunday as Fiji was battered by a tropical cyclone for the second time in a month. Cyclone Ana, a Category Two storm, slammed into the South Pacific island nation with winds up to 140 kilometres an hour (87 mph) and heavy rain, causing widespread flooding.
John Bryan Ulanday (Pang-masa) – January 31, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Umarangkada na ang paghahanda ng mga koponan para sa inaaba-ngang 46th PBA Season sa Abril sa pagsisimula ng kanilang mga training camp gayundin ang PBA sa planong draft combine sa nalalapit na 2021 PBA Rookie Draft sa Marso.
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 31 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have agreed to form a joint validation team to ensure that the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) covers only “idle” government-owned agricultural lands.DAR Secretary…
DAVAO CITY – Some 20,592 workers in the region lost their jobs last year as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic ripped through the domestic economy, according to National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)-Davao.
DAVAO CITY – After President Rodrigo Duterte registered himself on the Philippine Identification System (Philsys) on January 21, more Filipinos expressed enthusiasm to sign up for the national ID.“I could not wait any longer to be registered. I want to get a national ID so I could…
CEBU CITY-For the third straight day, new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-10) here have reached more than 100. The city recorded 118 new cases last Saturday, January 30, increasing the active cases to 1,351. The city owns the bulk of active COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas, which stood at 3,318 as of January 30.
Bzzzzz: Guv Gwen won’t run for senator: ‘Ari ra ko’s Sugbo oy.’ VM Rama won’t run for vice mayor. Whom local politicians see as true leader.
Erection, insurrection THE US senator, Chuck Schumer (D), corrected it immediately after he said it. No gap between gaffe and correction. “Insurrection” and not “erection.” But “inciting to erection” was irresistible fodder for news and humor, especially the late-night shows on cable and TV.
In a statement Sunday, House of Representatives Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said 34 individuals out of the 2,848 people who underwent a RT-PCR test tested positive for the virus during a second mass testing conducted among House members and employees last Jan. 18 to 27.
Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) – January 31, 2021 – 12:00am DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The liquor ban and curfew in this city has been extended until March 31 as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases continues to rise.
Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Sunday said churches can be used as alternative sites for vaccination in hard-to-reach municipalities that lack facilities. Duque made the remark as the DOH welcomed the offer of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to convert its church facilities into COVID-19 vaccination sites.
THE Cebu City Council has amended the Anti-Noise Ordinance to include the ban on the use of karaoke machines or other items that cause loud noises in residential areas during weekdays and Saturdays while the city is in a state of public health emergency. The council approved the amendment to City Ordinance 309 on Wednesday, Jan.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fire investigators in Consolacion town continue to determine what may have caused the fire that burned a passenger bus while it was traversing the national highway in Barangay Pitogo on Saturday afternoon, January 30. In an advisory posted by LGU Consolacion, Fire Officer 1 Jaypen Ango was quoted saying that damage caused by the fire reached P900,000.
The Archdiocese of Manila will officially launch the celebration of the 500 Years of the Arrival of Christianity in the Philippines at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila on Feb. 6. Apostolic Administrator of Manila Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo will lead the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m.
China has warned the United States and other countries that they should not meddle in the South China Sea disputes, stressing the territorial row should only be resolved between Beijing and other claimants like Manila.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police arrested two allegedly notorious drug dealers, and confiscated from them about 264 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P1.8 million during a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Sta. Catalina in this city. Zamboanga Peninsula Police (PRO-9) Director Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro E.
BAGUIO CITY – The temperature in this summer capital plunged further to 10°C on Sunday morning, according to the synoptic station of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) here. Pagasa said the chill was recorded at 5 a.m. and was the coldest so far this “amihan” season. On Jan.
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Visayas now has its own Mangrove Propagation and Information Center that is located in Cordova town on Mactan Island. The two-storey facility in Barangay Day-as was inaugurated on January 27 with officials of Cordova town and the Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), the corporate social responsibility arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) in attendance.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that strengthens the country’s anti-money laundering act (AMLA). Republic Act No. 11521, inked by Duterte amends the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 in a bid to prevent the country from being included on the “gray list” or countries with weak policies against dirty money.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Ed and Marjorie Giallombardo wanted to figure out how to channel their love for cooking into a business. When West Side Tasty Treat went up for sale, they saw their opportunity. Marjorie is the chef, bringing her Filipino heritage to Wausau.
Planong ipagpatayo ng The Godfather Productions producer na si Joed Serrano si Nora Aunor ng restaurant along Quezon City area na accessible sa lahat dahil gusto niyang tulungan ang nag-iisang Superstar. Sa ginanap na physical mediacon para sa pelikulang “Anak ng Macho Dancer” na mapapanood na simula ngayong 7 PM sa KTX.ph ay nabanggit ito […]
CEBU CITY, Philippines – As CDN Digital celebrates its second anniversary, the spotlight for Faces of Cebu will shine on its employees who helped the online news portal become bolder than ever.
Isa lamang ang nakaligtas sa mga alagang hayop kabilang ang mga aso, pusa at lovebirds ng isang pamilya at nasawi sa nangyaring sunog sa Baltazar 2 street, Barangay 69, Caloocan City. Ayon kay Naomi Zulueta, may-ari ng bahay na pinagmulan ng sunog, nagluluto siya ng pagkain para sa mga alaga at iniwan lamang saglit para […]
Mer Layson (Pang-masa) – January 31, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Isang lalaki na itinuturing na Top 3 most wanted person (MWP) sa Abulug, Cagayan dahil sa kasong frustrated murder ang nalambat sa Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City kamakalawa ng gabi. Kinilala ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, Brig.
Pinulong na ng Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit ang mga kinatawan ng 25 na hotel sa lungsod na ginagamit bilang quarantine facilities ng mga returning residents o mga taga-lungsod na galing sa ibang bansa. Sa nasabing pulong, itinuro sa mga hotel representatives ang tamang panuntunan sa pagre-report at pagmo-monitor sa mga naka-quarantine na […]
Sinaluduhan ng mga netizen ang viral na hairstylist na matiyagang nililibot ang Quezon City upang magbigay ng libreng gupit sa mga taong nasa lansangan gaya ng mga basurero at walang tirahan. Ginagawa umano ito ng 27-anyos na si Marko Bustarde dahil gusto niyang makatulong sa paraang kaya niya.
The National Task Force Against COVID-19 announced Saturday that the government had approved and ratified the Philippine National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines.
The construction of the first first-border inspection facility in the Philippines, which should prevent the entry of animal diseases in the country, is yet to start more than a year since the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced such a plan. Outgoing Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director R
(As CDN Digital [CDND] turns two, here are glimpses of the people behind CDND, one of the local leading online news portals in Cebu.) MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines – The pandemic has brought a lot of changes and challenges in the way we do things in CDN Digital.
Samsam Gullas knew he had to help this family out after learning about their kid’s story. The mayor of Talisay City in Cebu personally visited the home of the Canencias in Barangay Lagtang after hearing about the condition of six-month-old Mark John Canencia, who has a bloated head due to hydrocephalus.
ANTI-CRIME advocate and Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez has passed away due to aortic aneurysm, his family confirmed on Saturday. He was 68. “With deep sorrow, the family announces the passing away of Dante La. Jimenez, PACC chairman, due to Aortic Aneurysm at 9:43 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021,” the family said in […]
ZAMBOANGA CITY: A sub-leader of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed in a clash with policemen in the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi, according to officials. The officials on Friday said Alkam Hadjail exchanged gunfire with commandos, who were trying to capture him in Maraning village in Languyan town on Thursday.
MUSLIM consumers in Metro Manila and elsewhere in the country are hereby warned to read properly first the ingredients of meat products before buying to ensure that these are truly halal (approved by Islamic law). Through his social media account, Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA) Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Gerry Salapuddin gave the warning, […]
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA)- An additional 1.5 million Filipinos from the low-income families have registered to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported. National Statistician Undersecretary Claire Dennis Mapa said the additional registrants were included in the list during the first six days of expanded registration program which started on January 18, 2021.
A recent incident involving fans of entertainer Willie Revillame reminds us that a mendicant mentality remains ingrained in the Filipino psyche. There ought to be a national discourse on improving our national character and purging parts of it that are plainly pathetic. A few days ago, on the eve of Mr. Revillame’s 60th birthday, nearly […]
Ludy Bermudo (Pilipino Star Ngayon) – January 31, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Aalisin na ng Simbahang Katolika sa Pilipinas ang arancel system o pagbabayad sa mga pari sa kanilang serbisyo dahil sa dinaranas na pandemya sa bansa.
By Ivan Saldajeno MANILA–Another erstwhile undefeated team fell down in the PCAP All-Filipino Cup in the most dramatic of fashions. Camarines suffered its first defeat of the tournament at the hands of Iloilo, 9.5-11.5, on Saturday night.