Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers

automated-carRONALD De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living. “I am in Pittsburgh; it’s a test market for Uber’s autonomous vehicle,” said De Feo, CEO of the industrial materials firm Kennametal.

10 reasons why you should visit Capiz

SORRY to disappoint you but there are no aswangs in Capiz. If there were, the airlines would lose money since we could probably get promo fares more frequently on the back of an aswang. Seriously though, release your fear. Come to Capiz. Wear a garlic bracelet, if you must. But do come and experience our

Locusts hit crops in Bantayan

AFTER a swarm of locusts attacked 2,000 hectares of farmland in Bantayan town more than two months ago, another batch of hoppers is starting to produce their offspring, which is a threat to the next cropping season. Municipal Agriculturist Alex Fernandez said that now is the ideal time to eradicate the “wingless nymphs,” as they

Cebu City to close Inayawan landfill again

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is willing to sit down with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to discuss a timetable for the closure of the Inayawan landfill. He told the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, October 24, that the City Government will shut down the landfill on January 1, 2017. Read

‘Lawin’ damage on agriculture, infrastructure reaches P2B

MANILA — Super Typhoon Lawin’s estimated damage to agriculture and infrastructure in four regions in the Philippines has reached P2 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday. The damage to infrastructure and agriculture reached P1,402,245,000 and P645,515,777.90, respectively, in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region

Tales from my feet: the Africa in my Mind

THE first word that enters my mind when you mention the word Africa is “wild”. “Wild” for me means exciting, mysterious, untamed—my perception of this country which I thought would just remain on my bucket list for a long time. Read More

Cebu is 5th world’s best island for 2016

CEBU ranked fifth in the list of the world’s best islands, according to the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards of the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. Boracay Island took the first spot after it bumped Palawan Island to the second rank of the world’s 20 best islands. Read More

8 Cebu destinations (International Copycats Edition)

WHAT international destination is in your bucket list? Do you turn green with envy every time you see a Facebook friend check-in to places you can only dream of going to? Sure, international travel will cost an arm and a leg but who says you can’t capture the perfect “international” selfie here? Head on to

Team Titans join Basura run 2016

OVER 20 Davao runners joined the First 5-Piece Daily Habit-Basura Run 2016 held recently in an out-and-back course from Victoria Plaza Bajada, Davao City. Cebu Ultrarunners Club (CBC) president and founder of the 5-Pieces Daily Habit Tony Galon, in a phone interview with SunStar Davao, said Team Titans Davao (TTD) joined the five-kilometer run. Read

Urban gardening

WHO says farming and gardening can only be done efficiently and effectively in the rural areas? With urban gardening, one can practice agriculture and generate extra income from it, making healthy food available just right at your backyard or garage for instance. Recognizing this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is strengthening the Urban Gardening Program,

South Korea picks new site for US missile defense system

SEOUL, South Korea — A private golf course in southeastern part of South Korea has been chosen as the new site for an advanced US missile defense system to be deployed by the end of next year to protect against North Korean threats, South Korean military officials said Friday. Seoul’s Defense Ministry in July originally

How Bojo River has saved chickens, goats

CYNTHIA Moreno, then the mayor of Aloguinsan town, defied the odds to develop the Bojo River, as no one believed the river’s tourism potential. Now both Barangay Bojo and Aloguinsan town are getting international recognition because of the river that’s lined with mangroves and habitated by different species of birds. Read More

Aloguinsan’s Bojo River in world destinations Top 100

GREEN Destination, an award giving body, names Bojo River in Aloguinsan town in midwest Cebu as one of the three places in the Philippines that were included in the top 100 tourist destinations in the world. Read More

Composting like never before

COMPOSTING has always been the byword of organic farmers and gardeners, but regular households who live in tiny spaces know how stinky that can become before you can even have a good amount of compost fertilizer. Garbage, too, is the waterloo of just about every local government unit. While every garbage trader would want to