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401 COVID deaths mark new single-day high in PH

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded 401 deaths due to COVID-19—the highest single-day tally of fatalities since the pandemic began. The deaths pushed the national toll to 14,520. While 213 of the number reported on Friday were reclassified from their earlier listing as recoveries, the DOH had yet to provide an explanation as […] The post 401 COVID deaths mark new single-day high in PH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS

Watching what is happening in Myanmar—the people being killed by the military who are sworn to defend them—my mind hearkens back to our Edsa Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. Myanmar, in free and fair elections, repudiated their military, with its own candidates. The military then essentially mounted a coup, claiming election fraud. In 1986, the […] The post The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mom felt ‘robbed’ after twins’ 10-day online shopping spree

PAGADIAN CITY—Making credit or debit card details known to young children, especially nowadays, can be dangerous to a parent’s financial health. It was a hard lesson learned here by a mother whose savings of P90,000 got whittled down to only P4,000—after her twin daughters went on a 10-day online shopping spree. “I’ll just consider myself […] The post Mom felt ‘robbed’ after twins’ 10-day online shopping spree appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Biking, memories, and the pandemic

I was 12 years old when I learned how to bike. I managed to cajole our seven-year-old neighbor to lend me his bike by giving him ice candy. So I learned how to bike on my own, one hot summer day in our government housing subdivision in Bacolod, around 60 years ago. When I was […] The post Biking, memories, and the pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue City gov’t to use basketball courts instead of schools

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Mandaue City government is considering the use of barangay basketball courts as venue of the planned mass vaccination here. Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, overseer of the coordination, vaccination, and implementation team of the city’s COVID-19 Vaccine Board, said that they are adopting the recommendation of General Melquiades Feliciano, Inter-Agency Task Force […] The post Mandaue City gov’t to use basketball courts instead of schools appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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AirAsia, Cebu hotel group tie up to restore flying confidence

Budget carrier AirAsia Philippines is partnering with some of the largest hotels in Cebu in a bid to restore confidence in air travel. And while leisure travel restrictions have been reimposed in parts of the country due to the recent wave of COVID-19 infections, AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricardo Isla said they were already preparing for […] The post AirAsia, Cebu hotel group tie up to restore flying confidence appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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OPAV to Visayas LGUs: Follow Mandaue City’s example

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) is asking other local government units to emulate the example that Mandaue City showed during the conduct of its community vaccination program that was held at City Cultural and Sports Center. In an advisory that was posted on its officials Facebook […] The post OPAV to Visayas LGUs: Follow Mandaue City’s example appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Borbon road accident injures 5

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A mother from Sogod town in northern Cebu planned a beach outing her four children and a friend on a Saturday morning, April 10. But they instead landed in the hospital for the treatment of their bruises after the driver of a delivery van lost control of his brake and hit […] The post Borbon road accident injures 5 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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A bad deal

CNN, my former employer, found itself in the middle of a furious debate over its coverage of the Myanmar/Burma military coup this week......»»

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Grim

There is a sense that things will get even uglier in Myanmar......»»

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Cebuana bags gold in tough Jiu-jitsu meet in UAE

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Angel Sanchez proved that being a frontline worker, a mother, and a wife can’t stop her from reaching the zenith of her very demanding sport – Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ). Earlier today, April 9, 2021, Sanchez etched a milestone in her BJJ career after winning the gold medal in the prestigious 12th Abu […] The post Cebuana bags gold in tough Jiu-jitsu meet in UAE appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Defined duration of infrastructure contracts, MOAs in Cebu City pushed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival, the minority floor leader of the City Council, is pushing for the stipulation of project durations for city projects that involve contracts and Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs). In a proposed ordinance, Archival said that there have been multiple infrastructure projects in the city that have been […] The post Defined duration of infrastructure contracts, MOAs in Cebu City pushed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old high-value individual, who fronted as a ‘habal-habal’ driver was apprehended during a buy-bust operation with 106 grams of suspected ‘shabu’ worth P720,800 in Spolarium St. in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City, around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Police identified the suspect as Jennofer Lagahid. The operation was conducted […] The post Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Talisay Aquastars shrink Tubigon Mariners in VisMin Super Cup opener

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars got off to a roaring start in the Visayas leg of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup by manhandling the Tubigon Bohol Mariners, 105-66, in the opening game of the 7-team tournament held in Alcantara town, southwestern Cebu on Friday, April 9. No less than veteran Cebuano […] The post Talisay Aquastars shrink Tubigon Mariners in VisMin Super Cup opener appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Bikers asked to give way to jeepneys in stops during peak hours in Cebu City

A resolution has been filed in the Cebu City Council for a sharing scheme among bikers and utility jeepneys on the city’s bike lanes during peak hours.  CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the bike lanes in Cebu City has brought new problems to the roads where […] The post Bikers asked to give way to jeepneys in stops during peak hours in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Informant may now claim P10K reward –Chan

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The informant, who provided information on the identity of the culprit who vandalized and destroyed the decals plastered on the pillars of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, may now claim the P10,000 cash reward that was promised by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan. The decals feature artworks of Datu Lapulapu and […] The post Informant may now claim P10K reward –Chan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue’s disaster personnel undergo rescue simulation training

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) personnel have undergone a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Simulation held in front of the City Hall on Friday, April 9, 2021. During the MCI simulation, some personnel acted as injured victims of a vehicular accident. Wherein, the MCDRRMO personnel executed the proper […] The post Mandaue’s disaster personnel undergo rescue simulation training appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Sunsets and where to find them here in Cebu

MEDELLIN, Cebu—Are you a huge fan of beautiful sunsets? Well, if you are and if you’re a local or a foreign tourist who loves to chase the setting crimson ball, then this article is right for you. Everyone at one time or another has marveled at the beautiful orange to rosy colors of a sunset. Yet […] The post Sunsets and where to find them here in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue traffic personnel reminded to be patient and courteous

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Personnel from the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) were reminded not to engage traffic violators in heated arguments and to exercise utmost courtesy in the discharge of their duties at all times. Edwin Jumao-as, TEAM executive director, said their personnel have been undergoing courtesy and Proper Apprehension on Traffic Violators […] The post Mandaue traffic personnel reminded to be patient and courteous appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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KCS Computer Specialists dim Siquijor Mystics in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The KCS Computer Specialists Mandaue City dumped the Siquijor Mystics, 66-46, on Friday, April 9, for an auspicious start in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Alcantara Civic Center in Alcantara town, southwestern Cebu. Gryann Mendoza the 6-foot-1 former Magnolia Hotshots guard led the Computer Specialists with 17 points and […] The post KCS Computer Specialists dim Siquijor Mystics in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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