ONE could never fault Fr. Robert Reyes, known as the activist “running priest,” for lack of enthusiasm. Not based in Cebu, the priest spent precious time in a visit here the other to promote one of his advocacies, which is protecting the trees.
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BETRAYAL of public trust is becoming a cliché. Although President Noynoy Aquino’s ratings are falling, he is still the most popular and trusted president of the post-Marcosian times.
I HAVEN'T been to the northern town of Tabogon for a long while. The last time I went there was several years ago during the burial of veteran newsman Abe Licayan. I therefore had many questions for Mayor Zigfred Duterte when I met him at the baptism of the grandchild of my friend Ramon a few weeks ago. Duterte replaced third termer Eusebio Dungog last year.
Ramon, a veteran organizer, is helping Duterte set up organizations in the town’s barangays through which livelihood projects will be coursed through. He said Duterte has been working to provide services to the barangays including those that are far from the town center.
I HAVE a beef with how establishments that cater to the public, such as and especially hotels and restaurants, label their comfort rooms. They’re not friendly to the visually impaired.
THE proposed joint resolution of Congress defining the use of savings by the president is a neat move to cut the fetters of the Supreme Court decision striking down DAP.
Congress will just clarify the rules, its proponents say. It will be more like changing the rules laid down in the General Appropriations Act (GAA). The SC said DAP violates GAA and thus offends the Constitution. So, overhaul GAA.
MONEY may not grow on trees, but it pays to get down and dirty where charity begins.
Bring home the bonus after getting handy with humus. That’s what it took for the American author of Homegrown Tomatoes to burp his heart out. Not boasting, but Todd Heft could have winked and left us green-eyed with envy. “I personally save hundreds of dollars on my food bill every year,” he wrote, “and I eat like a king.”
SOME Asturias town residents say their children became ill because of flies.
If public officials fail to address this problem soon, residents ought to swat them like flies.
Vice mayor frowns on proposal to borrow funds to pay off loan
He told his colleagues “Lend me your ears.”
Agency brings art to disaster survivors.
It brought color to their darkened lives.
Relatives maul mentally ill man.
The man had no ill-feelings.
Six gardeners receive awards for backyard vegetables.
They harvested more than vegetables; they got awards.
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SPORTS is not all about winning. The values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship are the things organizers want to promote to the young triathletes when the Alaska Ironkids Philippines blasts off tomorrow in Lapu-Lapu City.
SPORTS is not all about winning. The values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship are the things organizers want to promote to the young triathletes when the Alaska Ironkids Philippines blast-off tomorrow in Lapu-Lapu City.
SUSAN Itaas is the first and only Woman National Master of Cebu. She achieved the title at the age of 17 in 1980. She was a member of the Philippine team in three Olympiads---Manila 1992, Moscow 1994 and Yerevan 1996.
She presently resides in New York but works in Bergenfield, New Jersey as an accountant in a law firm and an RN staffing company based in Las Vegas.
Susan had great promise as a chess player while still young and Cebu patrons who helped and trained her were Bojie Lim, Kelly Uy, Darcy Tabotabo and National Masters Ben Macapaz, Roger Abella and Lingky Yap.
WILL the University of Cebu (UC) get back on track and erase the stigma of last year’s loss in the Milo Little Olympics, which blasts off this afternoon at the Cebu City Sports Center?
Last year, UC lost grip of the secondary division title after holding on to it for 17 straight years. It lost to the University of San Carlos (USC) Basic Education last year by 51.25 points.
THERE is a point in every promising young prospect’s career that he is given an opponent that will test him to his limit.
Unbeaten Ardie Boyose will be at that point of his career tonight when he faces tough and experienced Richard Betos at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City.
THE Cebu City Sports Commission is adding another depth on its variety of events.
Starting on the last weekend of August, CCSC will present to the Cebuanos a rare contact sports attraction, the Bakbakan sa Sugbu, a whole day event that will feature comptition of different martial arts and contact sports events.
THE Islands Group is working with small entrepreneurs to supply them with products for sale at its Islands Pasalubong outlets.
The company installed a Pinoy Deli station in its Islands Pasalubong branch on Salinas Drive in Lahug. The station showcases all-time favorite Filipino delicacies prepared by small entrepreneurs in Cebu.
I ATTENDED a recent meeting with organizers of Geeks on a Beach 2, which is going to be held this August in Movenpick and is already attracting dozens of venture capitalists as well as techies from overseas, including Silicon Valley.
Part of the discussion was on how to promote a startup culture. There were many opinions shared during our talk, but I think one of the key factors is that there are hardly any success stories that people can identify with. People will only start to believe when they see actual people making it.
MONTRES Rolex S.A., the owner of the “Rolex” trademark for watches, filed against 246 Corporation a suit for trademark infringement, damages, and injunction. The complaint alleged that 246 used without authority the mark “Rolex” in its business name “Rolex Music Lounge” and newspaper advertisements as “Rolex Music Lounge, KTV, Disco & Party Club.” In its answer to the complaint, 246 argued that no trademark infringement exists considering that its entertainment business is totally unrelated to the items sold by “Rolex” such as watches, clocks, and bracelets.
UNLIKE most business partnerships, Cybill Gayatin and Kaye Luym did not start out as close friends. However, they believe this worked to the advantage of their advertising, PR and events firm A~List.
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