Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.
BASED on patterns in the last five years, the weather bureau expects 2014 to be an “inactive” year with fewer typhoons than in recent years, especially since El Niño is likely to happen.
Pagasa Mactan Chief Alfredo Quiblat said that active years are those with 18 to 20 typhoons, while inactive ones experience fewer than 18 typhoons.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:42 a.m.
TO WASTE less water, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is shifting to other water sources.
The move forms part of the MCWD’s ongoing initiative to protect the environment, along with the existing programs on reforestation, watershed protection and river basin management.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.
VIRGINIA Fernandez instructed a decorator to fix the spear stabbed into Jesus Christ’s side.
It was a busy Good Friday morning for Fernandez who supervised the decoration of her family’s carroza outside the Bantayan town plaza.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.
A NEWLY-BUILT house made mainly of earth serves as the latest tourist attraction in Barangay Aguipo, Mabini, Bohol.
Former residents Teresito and Marnie Malicse with daughter Sheelah initiated this endeavor as part of a project to refine and develop the barangay’s tourism potential.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.
ON GOOD Friday, three laypersons and four clergymen assigned by the Archdiocese of Cebu shared their reflections on and interpretations to
Jesus’s Seven Last Words.
Their common topic was the role of the laity in facing current issues.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.
A JOINT team by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 and Special Investigation Task Group Archival filed on Tuesday multiple murder and frustrated murder charges against five officials of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 in relation to the ambush-slay of lawyer Noel Archival and his two staffers.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.
FIRE destroyed a warehouse that stored plastic products in Barangay Tinago, Cebu City on Good Friday.
No one was injured, but P500,000 worth of properties were reported damaged, said SFO1 Lowel Opolentisima, fire investigator of Cebu City Fire Station.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.
INTERMITTENT drizzle and heat did not impede the Buhing Kalbaryo presentation last Friday, attended and witnessed by some 6,000 people.
But a teenage girl fainted while watching the play.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.
THE Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO-7) is helping the Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring persons who might be infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-Cov).
Supt. Renato Dugan, chief of PRO 7’s Regional Public Information Office, said at least 14 people who were aboard an international flight from Abu
Dhabi that arrived in the Philippines last April 15 were from Central Visayas.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy who is facing a robbery complaint escaped from a police station in Medellin town, Cebu last Wednesday afternoon.
As of Saturday, the local police are still searching for the teenager who hails from Barangay Kawit, Medellin.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:44 p.m.
BANTAYAN — Fewer tourists visited Sta. Fe town in Bantayan Island during the Holy Week, officials observed.
In Cebu City and the rest of Central Visayas, fewer petty crimes in religious sites were reported during Holy Thursday and Good Friday this year compared to 2013.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.
CEBU - The Cebu Provincial Government is considering the option of donating the 93-1 lots to Cebu City residents.
Both Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama want to settle this long-running issue during their terms, but still have to discuss the details of going about it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma advised against crucifixion and other extreme forms of penitence.
In a press conference last Tuesday, Palma reminded the faithful that there are simpler ways to express one's faith during Holy Week, such as fasting, abstinence and giving alms to the poor.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.
VISIONARY Emma de Guzman visited yesterday the Q-Park in Buluang, Compostela, where thousands of pilgrims around the country are expected to spend their Holy Week.
De Guzman, accompanied by a small group that included Norkis Group of Companies Chairman Norberto Quisumbing Jr., prayed at the park’s Stations of the Cross, as has been her practice every Holy Week since 2007.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.
ALL hospitals in Central Visayas are on alert status this Holy Week, according to the Department of Health (DOH) 7.
Since some Filipinos are known to practice self-flagellation and crucifixion during Holy Week, DOH 7 Director Jaime Bernadas urged local government units to prepare their medical units to ensure that penitents get immediate treatment.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:39 p.m.
SUSPENDED Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Garcia said it is “moot and academic” for the Provincial Board to tackle the town’s 2014 budget ordinance because the town already implemented the budget for this year.
Earlier, Provincial Board Member Grecilda Sanchez asked Acting Mayor Efren Guntrano Gica to submit another annual budget ordinance during the session last Monday.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 yesterday lodged administrative charges against five Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 officers before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas.
Lawyer Max Salvador, NBI 7 chief, filed the complaints accusing the policemen of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards Act and gross misconduct.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 yesterday filed criminal charges against seven officials of WT Construction Inc. over the disappearance of 79 trees on S. Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.
Anastacio Cabalejo of the DENR's Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) filed a complaint before the Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor's Office against WT project-in-charge engineer Adolfo Quiroga; WT president Irene Te; WT vice president Willy Te; WT secretary Julie Te; their treasurer Juanita Te, Mary Grace Te and Mary Joy Te.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.
TRAFFIC congestion, petty crimes, and a huge influx of passengers are among the problems the police expect tomorrow in observance of the Holy Week.
Yesterday, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 led by Senior Supt. Orlando Ualat, deputy regional director for administration (DRDA), inspected the terminals and seaports.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.
RELIGIOUS devotees now have a handy guide to heritage churches in Cebu with the initial release of the VisitaIglesia mobile phone app. The app is available for free download for Android phones and tablets from the Google Play Store.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.
THE retable of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Carcar City is undergoing repairs since the earthquake damaged it last year.
In a statement, Fr. Brian Brigoli said the repairs started in January.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.
THE Cebu City Government took the passion play on stage this year.
Public Information Office and Protocol Office Supervisor Jojo Labella headed the staging of the Passion play for four nights at the Fort San Pedro.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.
A HUSBAND was arrested for allegedly mauling his wife after he reportedly caught her chatting with another man on Facebook in Barangay Luz, Cebu City at 1 a.m. yesterday.
Mary (real name withheld), 46, sought the help of the barangay tanods in arresting her husband.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.
THE Department of Health (DOH) said it will no longer pursue its plan to reclaim ownership and management of district hospitals, but instead would help local government units (LGUs) in improving the services of the facilities.
District hospitals were created by DOH but were devolved to the LGUs in 1992 when the Local Government Code was implemented.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.
A CEBU City Hall employee collapsed while attending a recollection initiated by the Office of the Mayor last Tuesday night.
Joy Sanchez, who is assigned at the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO), was sharing during the recollection how she got closer to God when she was diagnosed with cancer.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.
NO MORE mangroves died about three months after the oil spill in Cordova town.
The University of the Philippines Visayas Oil Spill Response Program (UPVOSRP) headed by Dr. Rex Sadaba, which is assessing the impact of the oil spill, reported this development yesterday to Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III. They were accompanied by a representative from 2GO.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:40 p.m.
THE Cebu City Government has retrieved P13.38 million worth of items from the demolished Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).
This, as the CCMC ad hoc committee targets to start the realignment of Panganiban St. after Holy Week to the back of CCMC to pave the way for the integration of the new hospital building with that of the Bureau of Fire Protection and the City Traffic Operations Management.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.
AN operative assigned in the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 was injured after he arrested a robber, who was caught in the act robbing a jeepney passenger yesterday morning in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.
Insp. Delfin Bontuyan was injured on his left arm when he grappled for a knife carried by robbery suspect Narciso Medina.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.
THE Mandaue City Council has placed a fire-stricken sitio in Barangay Tingub under a state of calamity to release aid to fire victims.
In its session last Tuesday, the council approved the recommendation of City Social Welfare Services (CSWS) Head Violeta Cavada for the City to allocate P763,200 from calamity funds for cash and food assistance to residents of Sitio Tondo affected by the fire last April 2.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.
APAS Barangay Captain Ramil Ayuman has asked the Cebu City Government to come up with a permanent solution to the flooding in Sitio San Miguel.
Ayuman made the call yesterday as the flooding in the area has not yet subsided for more than two weeks, despite the action taken by the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) in pumping the water out using suction equipment.