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Exec: Capitol’s net worth expands

CEBU Capitol’s net worth as of May this year increased by about P1 billion compared to the first quarter of last year.

Provincial Accountant Marieto Ypil told the Provincial Board last Monday that the Capitol’s net worth as of May 31 is P27.924 billion, an improvement over the first quarter 2013 figure of P26.919 billion.

Flooding hits Mandaue streets

HEAVY rains caused floods in some parts of Mandaue City past midnight yesterday.

Felix Suico, the City’s disaster risk reduction and management officer, said the knee-deep floods subsided after 30 to 45 minutes.

CPVDC holds jobs fair for neighboring barangays

THE Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp. (CPVDC) held a jobs fair last Aug. 8 in Barangay Apas, Cebu City.

Fake bills seized in Day-as raid

TWO pieces of P1,000 bills and 20 pieces of P500 counterfeit bills were confiscated during a police raid in Barangay Day-as, Cebu City last Wednesday night.

The Parian Police Station arrested Nicolas Herrera, 54.

Teacher faces harassment complaint

A 17-YEAR-OLD college student filed a complaint before the Department of Social Welfare and Development 7 against a teacher of a state university in Cebu City for allegedly sexually harassing her.

Janis (real name withheld), in a handwritten letter, named Liam (real name withheld), a teacher assigned at the documentation office, as the one who made advances to her last month.

Suspend K12: group to gov’t

REP. Antonio Tinio of ACT Teachers Party-list yesterday said the administration of President Benigno Aquino III must listen to the call of teachers, students and parents nationwide for the suspension of the K to 12 (K12) program because the government is not yet ready to implement it.

HPG arrests 3 men for unlicensed arms

THREE armed men were arrested by the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 for allegedly bringing several unlicensed firearms, drug paraphernalia and a suspected sachet of shabu in a checkpoint in Minglanilla, Cebu Wednesday night.

Fil Aplacador Canceran, 34; Winster Heraldez, 28; and Junifer Potestas, 22, were boarding a black Mitsubishi Montero when they were flagged by the HPG personnel for having a concealed plate.

Buzz: A third bet from Cebu in ombud list?

THERE may be a third nominee from Cebu in the shortlist of five for the post of deputy ombudsman in the Visayas.

A news story said there are two Cebuanas who’re recommended for the position made vacant by the retirement of Pelagio Apostol. They are Carla Juris Narvios-Tanco, director of the Visayas ombudsman’s public assistance and corruption prevention office, and Geraldine Faith Econg, a former trial judge.

DOH-Northern Mindanao: Focus not on Ebola

A DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) official in Northern Mindanao region said the Ebola virus, which has been claiming lives in some countries in Africa, “should not be given attention because it is far-flung from the Philippines.”

“Dili dapat i-prioritize kay wala pa man nakasulod sa atong nasud. (It should not be prioritized because it has not entered the country yet),” DOH-Northern Mindanao information officer Emiliano Galban Jr. said over the phone Thursday.

Groups slam move to extend Aquino’s term

WITH the plans of extending the term of President Benigno Aquino III by his political allies, civil society groups vowed to oppose any move to keep him in power after 2016.

“We, from the farmer sector, are strongly opposing it as we have not felt any changes in this country and from his promises since he started his term -- how much more if he will extend?” Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Northern Mindanao secretary general Richard Colao said.

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