SEVEN persons in Central Visayas were killed, four of them in Cebu Province, when Typhoon Pablo swept through the region last Tuesday.
As of yesterday, 274 were confirmed dead and 339 were declared missing, many of them in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.
CALAMITIES bring out the heroes in us, said former Cebu governor Lito Osmeña, shortly after Typhoon Pablo struck the country last Tuesday.
No stranger to calamities, Osmeña was faced with the daunting task of leading people to rebuild Cebu after it was devastated by super typhoon Ruping on Nov. 12, 1990.
PITO ka mga tawo ang nangamatay sa bagyong Pablo sa Central Visayas, upat kanila dinhi sa dakbayan sa Sugbo.
Ang Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk-Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) niila sa upat nga nangamatay nga sila si Valentino Quiñanola Pimentel, 67, sa barangay Sorsogon, Oryang Ceballos, 30, sa barangay Tolosa, pulos taga Malabuyoc; Arlene Pila, 44, taga barangay Granada, lungsod sa Boljoon ug Ruperta Diarca, 77, sa barangay Guadalupe, lungsod sa Alegria.
BARILI residents ought to pray that they will be spared by typhoon Pablo as their Municipal Government’s calamity fund has yet to be approved.
The town’s proposed P4-million calamity fund is the latest item that got caught in the conflict between Mayor Teresito Mariñas and Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia.
THE Provincial Board (PB) approved a resolution last Monday to restore century-old Gabaldon school buildings in the province.
It also authorized Gov. Gwen Garcia to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) for the project’s undertaking.
SAN Pedro Calungsod is the most popular among the seven new saints who were canonized at the Vatican City in Rome in October, according to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.
He thanked the Provincial Government for hosting the dinner after the national thanksgiving mass last Friday. He also thanked everyone who made the canonization of the Visayan martyr a success, especially Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and Fr. Fernando Roco, the postulator of San Pedro Calungsod.
JAPAN’S investment activities in the Philippines increased from 2010 to 2011, said Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe.
Urabe gave Cebu a high rating.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III yesterday described the thanksgiving mass as the embodiment of the Filipinos’ pride and gratitude for the canonization of Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod.
In a speech after the mass officiated by Cebu Archdiocese cardinal emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, recalled San Pedro’s faith, bravery and sacrifice in leaving his friends and family to teach Christianity to Chamorros natives in Guam.
AFTER getting a call from talk show host Boy Abunda, Cebu Provincial Board Member (PB) Arleigh Sitoy said the report where he supposedly used the TV celebrity’s name got his “sentence structure wrong.”
Sitoy called for a press conference yesterday to correct a report that came out in another paper last Monday.
LIBERAL Party gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III has threatened to file charges against Governor Gwen Garcia over the Balili property, if Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol won’t make a move.
Apostol, in recent report, was quoted as saying he will wait for the order of the Ombudsman-Manila on what possible action to take on the matter.