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Monday, August 8, 2022

14 rescued from capsized boat off Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces rescued over a dozen passengers of a motorized boat which capsized during bad weather off Maimbung town in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, the Coast Guard said Monday.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Philippines hands off on Sulu sultanate heirs’ claims on Sabah, but…

COTABATO CITY - The Philippine government has distanced itself from the Sabah claims being pursued by the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu, but President Bongbong Marcos said his administration would not relinquish even a square inch of the country's territory.

Marcos eyes further decentralization of govt. functions

PRESIDENT BONGBONG Marcos said he formed a team to look into issues of devolution and decentralization of the functions of the local and national governments.

Cebuanos Celebrate 453rd Founding Anniversary

CEBU – Cebuanos have joined the celebration of the province’s 453rd founding anniversary after two years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the vibrancy of celebrating Cebu’s birth as the country’s oldest province reverberated across the Capitol marking the start of a month-long festivities.

Government services caravan ends

CEBU - Indeed, hardships bring people together. Such synchronicity, synergy and cohesiveness of Cebu leaders and government agencies have been manifested once more in a show of force during the culmination of the “Caravan of Provincial Government Services” for the third quarter hosted by the Municipality of Argao.

Zambo Norte police chief dies

DIPOLOF CITY – The provincial police chief of Zamboanga del Norte died in hospital where he was rushed after complaining of dizziness and shortness of breath.

Monkeypox is here!

THE PHILIPPINES has recorded its first case of the highly contagious Monkeypox disease after a 31-year old returning Filipino overseas worker tested positive for the virus.

Sulu peace efforts lauded

INTERIOR SECRETARY Benjamin Abalos praised the peace efforts of the provincial government in Sulu and the security forces for the sustained and successful surrender of Abu Sayyaf members and their supporters.

Remembering ex-President Fidel Ramos as courageous soldier, great leader

MANILA - “Kaya natin ito!” This was the battle cry of the late former President Fidel V. Ramos throughout his presidency as he stressed the importance of unity, solidarity and teamwork by all sectors to resolve any problem confronting the country.

DOTr vows to upgrade airports

CEBU - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will prioritize the enhancements of various airport projects to global standards, said Transportation Sec. Jaime Bautista, adding he would use his experience in the aviation industry to modernize the country’s transport facilities, especially the upgrade of local airports.

Half of Filipino families feel poor on last months of Duterte admin

DAVAO CITY - More Filipino families felt poor during the last months of the administration of former president Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report by CNN Philippines.

China summons U.S. ambassador over Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

CHINESE VICE Foreign Minister Xie Feng urgently summoned the U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns and lodged stern representations and strong protests over Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

5 Zambo traffic enforcers fail drug test

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Five government traffic enforcers were tested positive for drug substance following a surprise test at City Hall.

Marcos says 'no intention' to rejoin ICC

THE PHILIPPINES has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, President Bongbong Marcos said, with the tribunal's prosecutor seeking to resume a probe into the ex-president's deadly drug war.

Opinion: When God seems harsh to us by Fr. Roy Cimagala (Cebu)

“IT IS not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” (Mt 15,26) These words of Christ certainly must have sounded harsh to the Canaanite woman who begged him to cure her daughter who was tormented by a demon. But instead of being turned off, she persisted in her request.

OPINION: Sanity and Sanctity by Engr. Carlos Cornejo (Cebu)

SANITY IS defined as being in the right mind.  It can also mean having a rational or reasonable behavior.  In short it is using our head rather than our heart or our feelings.  Sanctity on the other hand is holiness or saintliness.  It is associated with seeking sanctity or trying to become a saint.  

House leaders meet with Diokno to discuss 6-year fiscal strategy

LEADERS OF  the House of Representatives on Thursday met with Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno to discuss the Marcos administration's 2022-2028 Medium-Term Fiscal Framework (MTFF) that aims to attain short-term macro-fiscal stability while remaining supportive of the economic recovery and promoting medium-term fiscal sustainability.