Friday, December 13, 2013 - 01:24 a.m.
FOR failure to submit their statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce), 12 councilors from two towns and two cities in Cebu were told by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to vacate their posts.
Comelec ordered at least 422 recently elected officials to vacate their offices for failure to submit their Soces.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 01:21 a.m.
THE consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. submitted the highest bid for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) expansion and upgrading project.
The Department of Transportation and Communications opened the financial bids of the seven bidders for the P17.5-billion project.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 01:19 a.m.
THE “pay-parking” business of the Cebu City Government is “illegal” and violates Presidential Decree (PD) 17, also known as the Revised Philippine Highway Act.
This was the content of the letter of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 Director Ador Canlas to Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, as presiding officer of Cebu City Council.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:33 p.m.
AN OFF-DUTY policeman was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle in Barangay Poblacion II, Carcar City, Cebu last Wednesday night.
PO1 Felicisimo Unabia Jr., 34, was waiting for a passenger bus on Jose P. Rizal St. so he could report for duty in Cebu City when he was shot at 8:40 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:31 p.m.
TWO Sun.Star Cebu journalists yesterday won in the 2nd Justice Award for Reporting Human Trafficking, an award given to media practitioners in Cebu who have helped “expose” human trafficking activities to the public.
During the awarding ceremony, Kevin Lagunda and Gerome Dalipe placed second and third, respectively, on the hard news category for print.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:29 p.m.
THE power sector could not say when supply in Cebu will return to normal.
With this, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III urged industrial firms with power generation equipment to use these facilities so they will not compete with other consumers during peak hours.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:27 p.m.
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama revealed that two more companies are interested in the South Road Properties (SRP).
Rama showed reporters the letter of Robinsons Land and the consortium of I-Land Co. Ltd. and Aquila Primary Corp.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:25 p.m.
SOME three-hectare lot at the back of the Pedro Calungsod Chapel at the South Road Properties (SRP) will be the site for the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).
Mayor Michael Rama yesterday disclosed he wants the new city hospital to be placed there, saying that the area is enough to house the bigger hospital.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:24 p.m.
A WOMAN believed to be suffering from a mental disorder caused heavy traffic at the first Mactan-Mandaue Bridge when she attempted to jump from it yesterday morning.
It took about two hours for personnel of the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation to rescue the woman, believed to be in her 20s, who resisted and cursed the rescuers as she stood on a steel beam under the bridge.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:23 p.m.
THE chiefs of the two barangays that were hit by fire on Tuesday and Wednesday suggested a re-blocking in affected areas.
Carreta Barangay Captain Eddie Lauron and Quiot Barangay Captain Francis Espares said the re-blocking will help fire fighters to have an easy access in case another fire will occur.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:21 p.m.
THE Lapu-Lapu City Police is now preparing case folders of non-bailable cases against their most wanted person, who has been fugitive for 10 years and was arrested in Davao last week.
“If police officers investigating the case are already retired, the court will summon them to appear during hearing,” said Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) City Director Rey Lyndon Lawas as the time of the arrest went beyond an officer’s duration of service.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:20 p.m.
A FORMER security guard hacked his 51-year-old father to death inside his house in Barangay Pangdan, Naga City at dawn yesterday.
Police said that suspect Marjon Manriquez, 26, murdered his father, Ananias, after he caught the latter having sex with his wife last July.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:18 p.m.
A SURVIVOR of super typhoon Yolanda from Eastern Visayas, who was among the evacuees taken in one of the evacuation centers in Cebu City, was believed to have fallen victim to human trafficking, a member of the Inter-Agency Task Force Against Human Trafficking said.
Assistant City Prosecutor Maria Luisa Ratilla, a task force member, said they learned about the matter when they visited several evacuation centers in the city as ordered by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:17 p.m.
THE Mandaue City Government will release P4.8 million to give additional bonuses for nearly 2,000 public school teachers.
Mayor Jonas Cortes announced on Wednesday that each public school teacher in Mandaue will receive P2,500 from the City, aside from their P5,000 bonus or performance enhancement incentives from the Department of Education (DepEd).
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:17 p.m.
MORE than 50 Filipino-American doctors, nurses, volunteers and other medical professionals arrived in Cebu yesterday to conduct a medical and humanitarian mission
in typhoon-ravaged areas in northern Cebu and Tacloban City in Leyte.
They belong to the Ohama Medical Missions Inc. They came all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii and brought along with them their medical team to help survivors.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:16 p.m.
TO FEED her six children, 43-year-old Lilibeth Respondo resorted to drug pushing. “Wala man ko’y trabaho lain (I don’t have any another job),” she said.
Respondo used to have an eatery, but she chose to sell shabu with the lure of easy money.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:14 p.m.
A LADY complainant in a trafficking case was allegedly offered P50,000 to drop the criminal charges she filed against a Singaporean national and his two Filipino accomplices.
Assistant City Prosecutor Liceria Lofranco-Rabillas revealed that an emissary of the trafficking suspects went to the house of the complainant in Cebu City and allegedly offered her the bribe money in exchange for dropping of the case.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:26 a.m.
CEBU CITY -- Nearly 800 individuals were left homeless and a firefighter got injured when flames spread through three sitios in Barangays Quiot and Kinasang-an in Cebu City Wednesday dawn.
The fire struck just nine hours after another fire in Barangays Carreta and Tejero, in Cebu City’s north district, burned around 200 houses in three sitios.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:23 a.m.
THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will be expanding its transmission system to address overloading problems in the Cebu-Mandaue area.
However, the project, called the Colon-Cebu Transmission Line Project, will displace 15 families in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City, where NGCP plans to expropriate lots where its posts will be mounted.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:22 a.m.
THE Cebu City Council found a couple of transactions conducted by the executive branch at City Hall that did not have the permission of the legislative body.
One of the transactions was the P3.7-million drainage improvement project in Barangay Sawang Calero.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:11 a.m.
THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) is asking the National Government to give them an P8-million additional allocation to address the increasing number of patients.
Dr. Gerardo Aquino, VSMMC medical chief, told Sun.Star Cebu that they are seeking an additional allocation from the Department of Health (DOH) after they started admitting patients following the partial closure of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), whose building was declared unsafe following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Oct. 15, 2013.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:10 a.m.
MINOR repairs for the classrooms in the affected areas of typhoon Yolanda have started, said Cebu Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Arden Monisit.
Monisit said they are using the P8 million from the fund of the Department of Education-Province.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:08 a.m.
At 5’11”, Moshe Twito was hard to miss as he made the rounds of a hospital in Bogo City yesterday. The medical team is in town to spread humor and healing.
Israeli officials believe he will serve as an “antidote to the effects of the devastating typhoon.”
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:07 a.m.
ABOUT 1,000 scholars of the Cebu City Government enrolled in Asian College of Technology (ACT) will be able to graduate after City Hall agreed to pay the school about P190 million in payables for its scholarship program from 2011 to 2013.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:06 a.m.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is setting aside P10 million for its “Work-for-Food program” to help survivors of super typhoon Yolanda and, at the same time, restore mangroves and natural beach forests in coastal areas that were destroyed.
“This massive coastal rehabilitation or restoration program shall cover worst-hit areas in Bantayan Island, Camotes Island, Medellin, Bogo City, Daanbantayan, San Remegio and other parts of northern Cebu,” said DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Isabelo Montejo.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:05 a.m.
COURT hearings will not be held yet at the Quimonda IT Center.
This came after all Cebu City judges opposed the transfer to Quimonda at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City until the building is declared “structurally sound” by competent engineers.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:03 a.m.
THE Cebu City Council yesterday asked the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) to spare the city’s night high schools from its rotational brownouts.
That way, their classes won’t be disrupted.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:03 a.m.
TYPHOON survivors in northern Cebu will be trained in skills needed to rebuild their typhoon-shattered towns.
While undergoing an on-site training to be given by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), the locals will receive minimum daily wage from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:02 a.m.
THE P2.59-billion 2014 budget proposed by Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III has remained intact after a series of hearings by the Provincial Board (PB).
PB Member Grecilda Sanchez-Zaballero, chairperson of the committee on budget and appropriations, said the budget proposal will go into second reading in the legislative body’s regular session last week.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:58 p.m.
A TAXI driver was shot dead by two unidentified assailants inside his cab yesterday dawn.
Julito Jomuad of Barangay Sudlon, Cebu City was found dead with two gunshot wounds inside his taxi, which was left on the side of M.J. Cuenco Ave. in Barangay San Roque, Cebu City.