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  • 7th national workshop on civil registration set

    THE Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO) Central Visayas will host the 7th National Workshop on Civil Registration (7 NWCR) set on Aug. 5-7 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.

  • Cebu traders to hold forum on FDA new policies

    IN line with the anticipated Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Economic Integration in 2015 and in connection with the current regulations issued by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), a forum with the various stakeholders has been set on Monday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cebu Parklane Hotel.

    The activity is organized by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Business Club, in partnership with the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association (Pisfa) and the Chamber of

  • Parenting talk, book signing at The Gallery

    CONCLUDING the inspiring “Clarissa” painting exhibit, the young artist’s mother and book author, Malu Tiongson-Ortiz, will have a parenting talk and book signing today, July 25, from 1-3 p.m. at The Gallery of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City.

    At the special parenting lecture, Tiongson-Ortiz will talk about accepting and rearing a child with Down syndrome, overcoming financial difficulty in raising a child with special needs and exploring a child’s potential.

  • CCCI’s bloodletting collects 400 bags

    MORE than 400 bags of blood were collected during the third grand bloodletting activity held simultaneously at the Cebu City Sports Center and University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM) campus. Last year’s event gathered more than 300 bags of blood.

  • YMAers to start immersion, social research

    THE Young Minds Academy (YMA) scholars who joined the eight-month leadership and citizenship program of The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.-Eduardo Aboitiz Developmental Studies Center (Rafi-EADSC) are starting this month their community immersion, where they would be asked to analyze the pressing concerns of the barangays and come up with solutions.

    This is part of the YMA Season 8 project development phase that started last June 28.

  • PH loses Fonacier

    TALK ‘N Text Tropang Texters gunner Larry Fonacier begged off from continuing his stint with the Gilas Pilipinas National squad, citing nagging injuries as reason.

  • Shaaba opens 19th season

    THE longest-running alumni-based basketball tournament, the Avenir Sacred Heart-Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association (Shaabaa) 2014 Basketball Tournament, will open its 19th season at the Magis Eagles Arena at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Canduman gym.

  • Pestaño: How the Olympiad almost got cancelled

    THE other week, the organizing committee of the Tromso Olympiad sent an official letter to the World Chess Federation excluding the Russian Women team and several other teams from the Olympiad because they had missed the June 1 registration deadline.

    Other countries that were to be excluded were Cambodia, Central African Republic, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Oman, Pakistan, Senegal for the men. The other women’s team, aside from Russia, was Afghanistan .The Russian women’s team is the defending champion.

    This drew sharp reactions from Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other countries.

  • Villaflor: The La Liga: Big gets bigger

    SO Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has finally said what everyone else knew all along: the Spanish La Liga trumps the English Premier League.

    “The Spanish League is the most exciting and the world’s top players play there.

  • Season of overhauls

    DEFENDING champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers will be campaigning for its 11th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Collegiate basketball crown without the two vital cogs who helped them win the title last year.

    But despite the loss of the 2012 Rookie/MVP Hernal “Wowie” Escosio and Cameroonian workhorses Mike Harry Nzeusseu and Steve Cedrick Akomo, UV head coach Felix “Donbel” Belano is still optimistic of their chances to retain the title.

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