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Cebu-based motorcycle group offers to deliver daily essentials for free

MOALBOAL, CEBU — Because most people are asked to stay indoor amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a group of motorycle riders based in Cebu decided to start a free delivery service for those who need essentials. The group is called the Cebu Tabang Express, which consists of motorcycle riders dedicated to help […] The post Cebu-based motorcycle group offers to deliver daily essentials for free appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 21st, 2020

CCTN offers 13 channels for free use to DepEd-7

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cine Cebu Television Network (CCTN), a local cable company in Cebu, is offering 13 cable channels for free to the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) for the implementation of the agency’s TV-based instruction. Nonito “Tatay Dodong” Limchua, owner of CCTN, offered 13 cable channels for free to DepEd-7 […] The post CCTN offers 13 channels for free use to DepEd-7 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Moroccan national offers free food for the poor in Sibulan, NegOr

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Moroccan national is spreading some positive vibes by offering free food to those who can’t afford to buy some in Sibulan town in Negros Oriental. Nawfal Chajia, 33, who is now based in Negros Oriental and married to a Filipina, posted photos of his budding food stall business, Baba Rony. […] The post Moroccan national offers free food for the poor in Sibulan, NegOr appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Daanbantayan kid with eye condition gets help

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Remember the kid from Daanbantayan town in Cebu who has glaucoma? Since Kurt Felix Baquer’s cute photos surfaced online, a group which advocates in preventing permanent blindness has extended its help by providing some needed eyeglasses for the one-year-old kid. Read: Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan The […] The post Daanbantayan kid with eye condition gets help appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A special birthday gift for a special angel from Tapilon, Daanbantayan, Cebu. Kurt Felix Baquer, 1, fighting his battle with glaucoma, was one of the recipients of the free photoshoot services of photographer Trixia Pepito. Pepito told CDN Digital that as a member of the Daanbantayan Barter Community Group and in line […] The post Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

New Cebu group offers free bags of blood for patients needing transfusion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuanos, who need blood for transfusion, can now have an option to get that bag of blood for free. This after 24 businessmen and volunteers formed a group, which is the 13th chapter or the Cebu Chapter of a nonprofit organization, Dugong Alay Dugtong Buhay (DADB), that aimed to offer free […] The post New Cebu group offers free bags of blood for patients needing transfusion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Cebu City police readies charges motorcycle group, shoe store

  DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) announced that it is now preparing the documents needed for the filing of charges against a motorcycle group who gathered at the Plaza Independencia two weeks ago and a shoe store in Barangay Lahug that also attracted a crowd due to a sale. Police Lieutenant Colonel […] The post Cebu City police readies charges motorcycle group, shoe store appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Civic group’s call: Ban single-use plastic, styrofoam in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A civic group in Cebu City is calling for an immediate ban on single-use plastic and styrofoams in the city amid the recent flash floods. The group is composed of environmental protection organizations such as Break Free From Plastic PH Project, Philippine Earth Justice Center Inc., Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, […] The post Civic group’s call: Ban single-use plastic, styrofoam in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas — OCTA Research

  MANILA, Philippines — Eighteen local government units (LGUs) in the country have been classified as “high-risk” areas due to high daily case load, attack rate, or high hospitalization occupancy, the OCTA Research, a group of experts monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the country, disclosed. Based on the monitoring report of OCTA Research dated October […] The post 18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas — OCTA Research appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

The Body Shop is now online

Shopping for your favorite cruelty-free essentials is just a few clicks away as the Body Shop goes on-line at www.thebodyshop.com.ph. Add to your cart The Body Shop’s new products your skin will absolutely thank you for. Autumn is coming, and The Body Shop has brewed up the cosiest scent with Special Edition Vanilla Pumpkincollection. Like […] The post The Body Shop is now online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Coconut farmers are poorest agri people

Coconut farmers are now the poorest people in the agriculture sector, much poorer than when they were 30 years ago.  This was the assessment of Danny Carranza, a coconut farmer and member the Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan (Katarungan). (MB FILE, Keith Bacongco) Carranza blamed the coconut farmers’ poverty on the low copra prices, inability to intercrop and modernize, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, which isolates some of them who are living in far-flung areas.                “If you’re going to compare, we are much poorer now than we were back in 1990,” said Carranza. Carranza said the “crisis in coconut” that started in the 1990s was never resolved, but even worsened especially when farmers failed to diversify and intercrop before copra prices, dictated by world prices, crashed in 2019 and in the previous years.              “The price of copra is improving, reaching P16/kg from P8/kg last year, but that is still not enough,” Carranza said, adding that farmers’ income from a hectare of coconut plantation does not reach P10,000 anymore.            At present, about 95 percent of the 3.5 million hectares of coconut farms in the Philippines are meant to produce copra, which is the material for coconut oil manufacturing.  But with the collapse of the prices of coconut oil in the world market over the last two years, prices of copra have also dropped plunging farmers into deeper poverty. According to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), prices of copra at farmgate as of October 15 stood at P21.86/kg, which is higher compared to P14.55/kg price level during the same day last year.           But Carranza said that it normally takes three to four years for coconut farmers to recover when a typhoon hits their plantation because coconut trees don’t recover fast. Several typhoons have devastated coconut trees lately.  “Farmers’ income is dictated by world prices, they don’t have enough funds to modernize their industry, and the government has failed to support them in the diversification of their coconut plantations,” Carranza said.  “Then things got worse because of climate change. And then, because of lockdown, a lot of farmers who live in far-flung areas were isolated and couldn’t deliver their produce,” he added.   In 2018, farmers working in coconut farms only received a daily nominal wage rate of P264, based on Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data.   To alleviate the current situation of coconut farmers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that it will soon distribute a P5,000 worth of assistance to coconut farmers, which will be withdrawn from the agency’s P24-billion stimulus package granted under ‘Bayanihan 2’. The problem, according to Carranza, is that the assistance may only benefit farmers who own 1 hectare of coconut plantations or less. The PCA is also setting aside a portion of its budget to finance on-farm and off-farm livelihood projects for coconut farmers such as intercropping and livestock. Meanwhile, Pambansang Kilusan ng Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (PKMP) Chairman Eduardo Mora said the legal team of Senator Bong Go pledged to help coconut farmers push for provisions that they want to be included in the Coco Levy Act, the proposed law that will pave the way for the release of the P100-billion coco levy fund.           “It was the office of Senator Bong Go that informed us that the senate version of Coco Levy Act was already passed in third and final reading. But his legal team also assured to help us in the congress version of the law, in bicameral, and in the drafting of the IRR [implementing rules and regulation] of the law,” Mora told Business Bulletin.         Mora’s group, which represents more than a hundred thousand coconut farmers in the country, has been calling for increased farmers’ representation in the planned coconut trust fund management committee.         Coconut farmers also don’t want the funds to be handled by PCA, Mora said.         Business Bulletin already sought for Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s reaction regarding the farmers’ opposition of the Coco Levy Act, but he hasn’t responded yet. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Robinsons Retail acquires 300-store Rose Pharmacy

Gokongwei-led retailer Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) has expanded its footprint in the pharmaceutical distribution space with the acquisition of 300-store Rose Pharmacy Inc. from Hong Kong-based Jardine Matheson group. Mulgrave Corp., a unit of Jardine’s Daily Farm Internatio­nal Holdings Inc., agreed to sell 100 percent of Cebu-based Rose Pharmacy, which operates mostly in the […] The post Robinsons Retail acquires 300-store Rose Pharmacy appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Keep things moving with Lalamove

The on demand, same day, and door-to-door delivery service of Lalamove has helped Cebuanos move forward in their day-to-day lives through each stage of the quarantine. It provides solutions for local businesses to thrive and offers services for personal use from buying groceries and other essentials to sending gifts. Here are four things Lalamove does […] The post Keep things moving with Lalamove appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Pots of Hope giving children in Ronda a jumpstart to a better future

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Plants are no longer being used to decorate our homes, but to also start fulfilling children’s dreams in Ronda, Cebu. Pots of Hope is a community-based project that aims to provide free supplemental education and tutorials for kids in Barangay. Sta. Cruz, Ronda town in western Cebu. Spearheaded by Junrey Alayacyac together […] The post Pots of Hope giving children in Ronda a jumpstart to a better future appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Labella willing to listen to side of Cebu e-scooter group

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he is willing to listen to suggestions of an e-scooter group here over the supposed ban of the two-wheeled vehicles on major streets.  This developed after the Sugbo Skooteros, a Cebu-based community that promotes e-scooters as an alternative and sustainable mode of transportation, offered to […] The post Labella willing to listen to side of Cebu e-scooter group appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Medical frontliner and nurse Djan Dyll Ardiente has been relying on his electric scooter (e-scooter) for several months now. Djan, who lives in D. Jakosalem Street here, decided to purchase last March an e-scooter when the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease was implemented and paralyzed public transportation. “I was planning […] The post Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

PH salary for nurses, med techs lowest in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is at the bottom of the pit in Southeast Asia when it comes to compensating nurses and medical technologists — some of the most crucial front-line workers in the global war on the coronavirus pandemic. This is based on new research by data aggregator iPrice Group, which recorded the salaries […] The post PH salary for nurses, med techs lowest in Southeast Asia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Man carrying bomb killed in gunfight with soldiers in Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY—Soldiers killed a bomber and seized the explosive he was carrying in Maguindanao province early on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Capt. Razul Pandulo, police chief of Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao, said soldiers from the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade were accosting the man, riding pillion on a motorcycle, based on a tip that he […] The post Man carrying bomb killed in gunfight with soldiers in Maguindanao town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Harley-Davidson “Motor Fashion”: From Kings of the Road to the Streets

An American company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harley-Davidson is best known for producing premium and high-performing motorcycles since 1903. For more than 100 years, Harley-Davidson bikes achieved such an iconic status, and owning a Harley has become a dream for serious motorcycle enthusiasts. Motoring aficionado and Cebuano businessman, Regan King, is making these dreams come […] The post Harley-Davidson “Motor Fashion”: From Kings of the Road to the Streets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Angkas, Covid Task Force team up to transport frontliners

WITH limited mass transportation, Angkas, a motorcycle ride-hailing service, partnered with the National Task Force COVID-19 and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to provide free rides to medical frontliners in select hospitals. Based on the agreement between the JTF Covid Shield and Angkas Group, its 1,000 riders would bring the frontliners assigned at the Philippine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Huawei Developer Day kicks off on August 6

The next instalment of the globally broadcasted ‘Huawei Developer Day’ (HDD) series will focus on how online retailers, businesses, and developers can utilise Huawei Mobile Services’ (HMS) innovative technology to get the most out of a rapidly evolving online retail landscape. Live on Thursday 6 August, the event, titled ‘The Huawei Developer Webinar | Connect LIVEs with E-commerce,’ will demonstrate how Huawei is making live commerce easier, faster, and more immersive than ever. By combining its HMS capability kits into a single ecommerce solution, Huawei can now offer a technological edge over other platforms, providing a truly intelligent live commerce experience.  Developers who attend the free webinar will learn how Huawei can help merchants from multiple industries increase traffic on to their online platform, while simultaneously lowering costs for hosting live ecommerce events. With speakers from partnering companies LiveMe and Kumu among the many due to speak at the event, attendees will gain exclusive insight into creating a richer and more advanced live streaming experience.  “With more consumers and vendors converting to live commerce streaming to sell and buy products, ecommerce is continuing its rapid growth and represent an increasingly large section of the global retail industry. A key priority for Huawei is supporting the expanding number of developers around the world in this field, which is why our next HDD is dedicated entirely to ecommerce and online retailers,” said Peter Gauden, the Head of WEU EcoSystem Marketing at Huawei Consumer Business Group.  “HDD is an invaluable opportunity for developers and retailers of all sizes and sectors to get a head start on competitors and learn how our new and enhanced HMS-based solution can greatly enhance their live commerce capabilities,” said Peter. As well as launching the new ecommerce solution and sharing expert insights into how the global ecommerce sector is becoming increasingly integrating with mobile technology, the hour-long webinar will welcome interaction from the audience through live comments. This ecommerce HDD event is the latest part of Huawei’s commitment to creating an all-scenario smart ecosystem for better experiences, enabling developers to open new doors, and allowing Huawei consumers and AppGallery users to unlock more innovative and unique experiences. The event is part of the ongoing support and resources that developers have access to when integrating with HMS and listing on AppGallery. Huawei’s fully open Chip-Device-Cloud capabilities ensures app experience and innovation is accelerated, while its full life-cycle operation management, extensive brand resources, and expertise in local markets helps developers succeed in business. It also offers one-stop operational support for developers worldwide covering the entire development cycle to incentivise innovation and ensure ecosystem prosperity......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020