‘Can trees inside Tesda be moved?’

THE Cebu City Parks and Playground Commission (CPPC) wants the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to update the City Government on the status of the application of permit to earth-ball the trees inside the Tesda compound. The earth-balling of at least 20 trees inside the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) 7

Palace on Pacquiao tax break: How about other athletes?

IF BOXING icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao would not be taxed on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., a Palace official wondered if other athletes who are also giving pride to the country would be granted the same exemption. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that it would be up to Congress to […]

Mendoza: For Pacquiao and Floyd just Fight One

AGAIN, not to brag but I knew it would happen. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight as this was, like or not, written in the stars. No one can ever stop it from happening, not even Mayweather. Mayweather had tried his best to stop it—but only for show. (Read more)

German-born Pinoys have more ways to obtain dual citizenship

WITH a change in policy, the German government opened more ways for Filipino dual citizens, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

The changes took effect on December 20 last year and are applicable to Filipino children born in Germany after January 1, 2000.

“Previously, children born to foreign parents had to face the difficult decision of choosing only one citizenship upon reaching 21. For those who were born of Filipino parents, this meant choosing German citizenship over Filipino citizenship,” the DFA said. (MORE)

Sweet science lives on

IN RECENT years, boxing has slowly lost the interest of the general public. Unlike its golden age, from 1920s to the 60s, fewer people are paying attention to the sport anymore. The rapid rise of the sport of mixed-martial arts (MMA) also helped in that decline and has lured mostly the younger generation away from […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao in ‘fight of the century’

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday he is glad to be alive to witness a once in a century fight – the Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. clash on May 2 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. “It’s about time. I thought this would never happen,” he said. “A trilogy in this face-off is what I’m praying […]

Despite garbage problems, Rama keeps landfill closed

By Princess Dawn H. Felicitas CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama opposed the proposal to reopen a portion of the City Government’s landfill in Barangay Inayawan to serve as a transfer station for garbage. Rama said the landfill should remain closed because its operation would affect the marketability of the 300-hectare South Road Properties (SRP). “I,

Though late, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather will deliver

Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop. He campaigned for a shot with Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a tenacity befitting a congressman from the Sarangani Province, making him a winner long before the two step into the ring May 2. […]

It’s on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

The fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. (Read more)

The Good Earth: Research finds toxics in Asian animal feeds

A SURVEY conducted by animal health researchers revealed that 30 percent of samples collected from complete feed, premix, inorganic minerals and organic minerals available in the Asia Pacific contained heavy metals that are above acceptable levels in the European Union (EU). The 2015 Alltech Heavy Metal Survey analyzed about 500 samples from the Asia-Pacific region

Cordova school gets solar panels to energize classrooms

GILUTONGAN Elementary School has enough classrooms, but its pupils and teachers would sometimes hold their classes outside, under the shade of a tree. They have computers, but the children rarely get their hands on them. The problem: lack of electricity. The arrival of more than a dozen solar panels and its official turnover to school

OFWs urged not to splurge on goodies for loved ones

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) were urged Friday to save money instead of spending everything on goodies to be sent to their loved ones back home.

In a statement, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said OFWs must learn to resist the urge of giving all out, especially on material stuff.

“OFWs should not be blinded by the fact that they are earning good money. There are so many stories of OFWs that tell of their painful struggle abroad to earn for their families but have forgotten to save and invest for the rainy day. And they come home for good only to realize that they have to start all over again,” said Baldoz. (MORE)