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FACES OF CEBU: Maribel Villanueva, 25, scavenger turned teacher

  Mandaue City, Cebu–As parents would always say, education is a child’s passport for the future. This is the reason why Maribel Villanueva never let challenges in life get in the way of her education. And her hard work and perseverance has paid off as the 25-year-old Villanueva, who belongs to a family of scavengers, is […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Maribel Villanueva, 25, scavenger turned teacher appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 15th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Rebecca Padayhag, 56, teacher

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Like most public school teachers, Rebecca Padayhag finds the school year 2020-2021 as one of the most challenging not only for her, but also for her students. Padayhag has been teaching at the Matutinao Elementary School in Badian town of southwestern Cebu for 22 years. She had many challenges during those […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rebecca Padayhag, 56, teacher appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Ahong to restore Lapu lighthouse to attract tourists

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has bared his plans of restoring the lighthouse located at the city’s Muelle Osmeña wharf in Barangay Poblacion, here. This morning, December 29, 2020, Chan visited the structure after he received reports that the lighthouse was turned into a warehouse and that some people are […] The post Ahong to restore Lapu lighthouse to attract tourists appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Hope even in darkness, poverty and suffering, Duterte tells Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Christmas eve urged Filipinos to draw hope from Christ’s birth as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. In his Christmas message, Duterte, criticized for his crass language and for having called God “stupid,” said Filipinos continue to survive and rise through the pandemic and string of natural calamities because […] The post Hope even in darkness, poverty and suffering, Duterte tells Filipinos appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Tatay Semion still needs a new place to stay

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Just four days before Christmas, Tatay Semion is still looking for a new home. Tatay Semion, who went viral last December 12 after a laundry shop owner in Pardo, turned to social media to help Tatay Semion look for a new and safer home. Debbie Wan-Blancas, the owner of the laundry […] The post Tatay Semion still needs a new place to stay appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Joseph Angtud, 52, traffic enforcer

Mandaue City, Cebu—Mandaue City traffic enforcer Joseph Angtud is used to go the extra mile. It can be recalled that Angtud, 52, from barangay Tabok here, was recognized by the city for helping a motorcycle rider fix his  bike after it broke down in the middle of A. Del Rosario Street. He is also remembered […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Joseph Angtud, 52, traffic enforcer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Labella to Council: Reconsider P40 million budget for frontliners

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the City Council to reconsider the P40 million budget allocated for food packs for the frontliners handling quarantine centers in the city. This after the council turned down on December 2, 2020 the additional budget the executive department is asking to feed the medical […] The post Labella to Council: Reconsider P40 million budget for frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

  Paris, France—From small island states to urbanized powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded on Thursday, December 3, 2020. A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining […] The post Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Pacquiao takes over as president of Duterte’s PDP-Laban

MANILA, Philippines — As the 2022 elections draw nearer, Sen. Manny Pacquiao was sworn in as the new president of PDP-Laban, the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte. The oathtaking ceremony took place Wednesday night, with House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco also taking his oath as the party’s new executive president. Boxer-turned-senator Pacquiao replaced Sen. […] The post Pacquiao takes over as president of Duterte’s PDP-Laban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Sprawsons get upperhand in frustrated murder case

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tables seemed to have turned for the Sprawson family, four years after they were accused of attempting to kill a neighbor in Medellin town, northern Cebu. Maricel Dela Cerna surrendered to authorities in Medellin on November 19, 2020, after a trial court in Bogo City issued a warrant for her arrest […] The post Sprawsons get upperhand in frustrated murder case appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Mayor Cortes turns over new firetrucks, modern command center to MCDRRMO

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– Mandaue City’s four new fire trucks and the renovated state-of-the-art command center were blessed and turned over to the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MCDRRMO) today, November 25, 2020. The blessing and turnover ceremonies were led by Mayor Jonas Cortes. “Magtinabangay ta kay karun’g panahuna lisod gyud kaayo, kung mapun-an […] The post Mayor Cortes turns over new firetrucks, modern command center to MCDRRMO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

DTI grants more negosyo kits to MSMEs affected by calamities in Cebu

DTI Cebu Provincial Office turned over Negosyo Kits worth P10,000.00 each to seventy-nine (79) qualified microentrepreneurs in Mambaling and Buhisan, Cebu last August 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

P19M rescue truck turned over to Lapu-Lapu’s disaster team

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) has acquired a new heavy-duty rescue truck today, November 20, 2020. Nagiel Bañacia, DRRMO head, said that the heavy-duty rescue truck, which was worth P19 million was purchased by the city government. The truck is equipped with different disaster-related tools, that […] The post P19M rescue truck turned over to Lapu-Lapu’s disaster team appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Moscow turns ice rink into hospital as Russia’s COVID-19 cases hit record

MOSCOW — Russia reported a record 22,778 new daily coronavirus cases on Monday as the authorities in Moscow turned to a temporary hospital built inside an ice rink to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients. The country of about 145 million people has started opening temporary clinics and re-purposing hospitals in the capital and other cities to […] The post Moscow turns ice rink into hospital as Russia’s COVID-19 cases hit record appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

DepEd apologizes for teacher’s FB post body-shaming Angel Locsin

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education apologized in a statement issued on Friday for a Facebook post showing part of a physical education module that body-shamed actress Angel Locsin by calling her “an obese person.” The statement was signed by Roger F. Capa, superintendent of the Schools Division of Occidental Mindoro, since this office […] The post DepEd apologizes for teacher’s FB post body-shaming Angel Locsin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No one and nothing can bring down a person who was born with a disability and managed to survive it. This is the mindset of Vincent Mendoza, a 22-year-old Industrial Technology student from Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, who was born without legs. Mendoza, in a phone interview with CDN Digital, […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

A Coaster for Mandaue’s young athletes

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Young athletes of Mandaue City will now have an easier time to get to their venues during sports events after the Mandaue City government turned over a brand new Toyota Coaster to the Mandaue City Sports Commission on Friday, October 30, 2020. “Og gusto ta no nga to bring out […] The post A Coaster for Mandaue’s young athletes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

DPWH turns over 7 COVID-19 facilities in Metro Cebu

CEBU CITY, Oct. 27 (PIA) -- Seven new COVID-19 treatment and isolation facilities were turned over to local government units (LGUs) and government agencies in Metro Cebu by the Department of Public.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Dev’t program for Filipino teachers in Cambodia launched

To help more than 1,000 Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh have launched a development program to enhance their competencies and ensure high salaries. CHED Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III and Chargé d’Affaires Myca Magnolia signed last Friday a Memorandum of Cooperation to introduce the “Developing Global Filipino Teachers” program which aims to equip, capacitate, and enhance competencies of the 1,152 Filipino teachers in Cambodia. According to De Vera, the embassy alerted the commission last year on the plight of these Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia as the majority of them are not licensed to teach due to lack of proper credentials. The CHED partnered with some universities, including St. Paul University, Cebu Normal University, and the Philippine Normal University, which are centers of excellence in teacher education, for the realization of professionalization of some of the OFWs who are not licensed professional teachers. “We cannot emphasize the importance of higher education in playing a critical role in the development of our citizens here and abroad. This memorandum of cooperation produces better collaboration and easier grasp of the problem at hand,” De Vera said. “The solution is now within our reach, thanks to the Developing Global Filipino Teachers program,” he added. Under the memorandum, those who are qualified for the program include professionals who are not graduates of the teacher education program who intend to take the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET); in-service teachers who want to enhance their competencies and their impact in the classroom and beyond to understand global issues; graduates of education program but have not passed the Philippine LET; and those Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). “This program is one of the manifestations of the Filipino ‘bayanihan’ spirit driving the Philippine higher education during this COVID-19 crisis. We grappled with the pandemic individually but we will conquer it together as one,” the CHED chief added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Teacher’s killer has jihadist link

PARIS, France (AFP) — The investigation into the murder of a French teacher for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class turned to Syria on Thursday, where the killer was in contact with a Russian-speaking jihadist, it emerged Thursday. Seven people have been charged with being complicit in a “terrorist murder” after 18-year-old Chechen […] The post Teacher’s killer has jihadist link appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Isolation center turned over to Mandaue City gov’t

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Isolation Center (MCIC) built at the old Cebu North Bus Terminal in Logarta Avenue in Barangay Subangdaku was turned over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to the Mandaue City government on Friday, October 23, 2020. The MCIC can accommodate at least 60 coronavirus disease […] The post Isolation center turned over to Mandaue City gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020