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FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faced with the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis,  Villa Omasdang, a 39-year-old businesswoman from Barangay Lahug here, had to find ways to be able to provide for her family. Omasdang was one of many entrepreneurs who were greatly affected with the implementation of the quarantine […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 16th, 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......»»

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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:  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

Faces of Cebu: Ricky Basilisco, 39, pungko-pungko vendor

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pungko-pungko is a staple for workers and students who wish to get their stomachs full without getting their wallets empty. But aside from feeding a thrift man’s hungry stomach, the pungko-pungko stall of Ricky Basilisco is also his way of putting food on the table for his own family. Basilisco, 39, […] The post Faces of Cebu: Ricky Basilisco, 39, pungko-pungko vendor appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

Washington, USA—Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a […] The post Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 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

Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil?

Although some people are bestowed with clear and fair skin since birth, many individuals are still daydreaming to find the right skin care routine to achieve a natural effortless look day or night even without the help of makeup. Sometimes, building a skin care routine can take years and a great deal of money before […] The post Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Trump facing ‘mild’ COVID-19 symptoms, White House race in turmoil

WASHINGTON, United States — Donald Trump’s chief of staff said Friday the president was experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, after the bombshell news of his infection upended the White House race a month before the Republican faces challenger Joe Biden at the polls. The 74-year-old Trump — who has continued to cast doubt on the […] The post Trump facing ‘mild’ COVID-19 symptoms, White House race in turmoil appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican

MANILA, Philippines — Unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo hopes to deliver a rousing debut for MP (Manny Pacquiao) Promotions when he faces Rigoberto Hermosillo of Mexico Sunday (Manila time) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During Saturday’s weigh-in, Magsayo hit the scale at 127 pounds while Hermosillo came in at 126.6 pounds. Magsayo (20-0, 14 KOs) […] The post Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: RC Dalaguit-De Vela, radio anchor/reporter

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Journalists face daily challenges just to provide factual and truthful news to the public as the professional and personal lives of reporters often intertwine in the vocation of truth-finding. From September 22 to September 26, 2020, Cebu’s media industry celebrates this vocation through the Press Freedom Week shared by more than […] The post FACES OF CEBU: RC Dalaguit-De Vela, radio anchor/reporter appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Cebu City court dismisses charges against Bambi Beltran

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebu City court has dismissed all charges against Cebuana artist and businesswoman, Maria Victoria Beltran, four months after she was arrested for writing a satirical post regarding the city’s coronavirus situation on May 9, 2020. In her promulgation, Judge Yvonne Cabaron Artiaga of the Municipal Trial Court in Cebu City […] The post Cebu City court dismisses charges against Bambi Beltran appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Terminals are a familiar, yet not so pleasing, sight for Rhee Telen Jr. Telen, 27, spent the last 20 years in about 20 residences. He and his family moved from different towns and provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao regions to follow his father who is a priest in Aglipayan Church. […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Naga City records 2 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 22

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Naga City in the southern part of Metro Cebu recorded two additional cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on August 22, 2020. In a statement, Mayor Kristine Chiong revealed that two new cases were from Barangays North Poblacion and Barangay Mainit. The first case is a 35-year-old female businesswoman from […] The post Naga City records 2 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 22 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Siquijor to accept first batch of LSI from Cebu on Aug. 23

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The island province of Siquijor will start accepting locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Cebu on August 23, 2020. This was agreed upon on August 19, 2020, when the Siquijor Provincial Task Force (COVID-19) convened to discuss their COVID-19 response after the province recorded its first cases this month. Governor Zaldy Villa […] The post Siquijor to accept first batch of LSI from Cebu on Aug. 23 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Siquijor’s 2 new COVID cases are LSIs from NCR

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Provincial Government of Siquijor on Monday, August 10, 2020, announced it has two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa, in an official statement published on the provincial government’s social media pages, said the two new COVID-19 patients in their province happened to be […] The post Siquijor’s 2 new COVID cases are LSIs from NCR appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Anti-terrorism law faces 20th legal challenge, this time from Cebu students

A group of students and youth leaders from Cebu on Tuesday assailed the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the Supreme Court, the 20th legal challenge the contentious law is facing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Houston’s Russell Westbrook hasn’t made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did — but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would. On a day of troubling news for the league — Westbrook revealing that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and […] The post Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

4 new COVID cases added to Liloan’s list on July 13

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A businesswoman, who is often outside of her home to attend to her business and do some errands, is among the four new cases of the coronavirus disease in Liloan town in northern Cebu. The 67-year old female resident of Purok Saluyot in Barangay Catarman is now admitted in a private […] The post 4 new COVID cases added to Liloan’s list on July 13 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

NEW YORK — The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking. But the controversy is […] The post ‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Showing pandemic s wrath on airlines, Cebu Pacific workforce slashed by 25%

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Thursday it will cut 800 more jobs in August as the entire aviation industry faces its biggest-ever crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020