Thursday, October 18th, 2018


Your Marketing People Scholarship – $1000 Academic Scholarship for College Students

Your Marketing People Scholarship – $1000 Academic Scholarship for College Students Your Marketing People Scholarship – $1000 Academic Scholarship for College Students Orange County marketing startup hosts essay contest for scholarship award October 18, 2018 ( – ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Southern California based marketing firm, Your Marketing People, is offering a $1000 scholarship to a qualifying college or graduate school student in the Los Angeles/Orange County community who wins an essay challenge. As an Orange County based firm, the founders have expressed an interest in supporting the youngRead More

Trump threatens to send U.S. military against immigrant 'onslaught'

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday, October 8, to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections. Trump has made security on the southern border one of the signature issues of his … Source: Politics

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Three European government ministers on Thursday, October 18, joined an array of corporate chiefs in pulling out of an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Company leaders risk losing lucrative business with the kingdom by shunning the … Source: Politics

Cordova reclamation feasibility study almost completed

THE former mayor of Cordova, Cebu yesterday said the SM Group of Companies has already spent US$2 million for the feasibility study (FS) of its future 1,500-hectare reclamation project in the town. Secretary Adelino Sitoy, presidential adviser for legislative affairs and head of the Presidential Liaison Office, said Henry Sy Jr. of the SM Group told him and his daughter, Cordova Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy Cho, the FS includes the building of canals and bridges like those in Venice, Italy. However, the design of the structures, the ports and theRead More

Central Visayas not included in fare hike

CENTRAL Visayas is not included in the P2 fare increase for public utility jeepney (PUJ) that was approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday. The president of Basak-Lapu-Lapu City Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (Balacjoda), Alexander Dometita, described the region’s exclusion as unfair. The LTFRB approved the fare increase petition of drivers in Manila which was submitted in September last year. But the petition that Balacjoda submitted last April 20, 2017 asking for a P1.50 increase in the minimum fare and an amended petition submitted lastRead More

Drug test for bets supported

THE Central Visayas police chief agreed to conduct surprise drug tests on the candidates for the midterm elections in May. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas said that if politicians tested positive of drug use, it should be announced in public to guide the voters. He said Police Director General Oscar Albayalde also wants a drug test for the candidates. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said he favors surprise drug tests on election candidates. For Sinas, he said the move can help prevent suspected narco-politicians from winning. TheRead More

All in the family in 2019

MORE families in various towns and cities in Cebu Province are also vying for dominance in local politics next year. In Consolacion, Mayor Teresa Alegado and her son, Dr. Joannes Alegado, are running unopposed. Dr. Alegado, who is currently a municipal councilor, will be running for town mayor while his mother will be running for vice mayor. While Consolacion has a mother-and-son tandem, a father-and-son tandem is also seeking reelection in Malabuyoc. Malabuyoc Mayor Lito Creus Jr. will be running for reelection, while his son, Lito Creus III, will beRead More

Powerful Afghan police chief killed in shooting at security meeting

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A powerful Afghan police chief and a journalist were among at least 3 people killed on Thursday, October 18, when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top US commander General Scott Miller, officials said. At least 12 people were wounded, including 3 Americans … Source: Politics

MNLF ‘member’ arrested in Lapu-Lapu

POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE (PRO) 7 Director Debold Sinas assured the public that there is nothing to worry about with the arrest of an alleged Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) member in Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday. He said there is no imminent threat in Central Visayas and there is no reported presence of terrorists in the region. A team from the Regional Intelligence Division-Regional Special Operations Group (RID-RSOG) arrested Rajah Ahamad L. Tano, MNLF-Eastern Visayas chairman, in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) informal meetingsRead More

Cebu archdiocese remembers vidal

THE Archdiocese of Cebu held masses yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the death of the late Cebu archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. A mass was held at 9:30 a.m. yesterday at the Mausoleum of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, where Vidal was buried. On Oct. 18 last year, Vidal was declared dead at the Perpetual Succour Hospital. He was 86. His death was mourned not just by the clergy in the country but also by other people whose lives the archbishop touched, including politicians and other prominent personalities. The CebuRead More