Cebu City Gov’t runs out of fuel

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

WITHOUT fuel, vehicles owned by the Cebu City Government may soon be forced off the road.

The supplier, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., stopped delivering diesel and unleaded gasoline to the City last Monday.

Red tape in 11 agencies ‘too much’

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) revealed that 11 of 64 National Government offices in Central Visayas did not comply with Republic Act (RA) 9485, otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act (Arta).

Lawyer Karin Litz Zerna, CSC 7 director, identified the offices as those of the Land Transportation Office, Land Registration Administration, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Bureau of Immigration, the Department of Labor and Employment, National Prosecution Service, Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Public Attorney's Office.

More Metro Cebu mayors adopt ‘city region’ vision

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

THREE years after the creation of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB), the number of local government units (LGUs) with programs that adhere to the vision of a Mega Cebu is growing.

Some families in Kamputhaw face relocation

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

ABOUT 40 families who lost their homes in last Sunday’s fire in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City may not be able to return to the area they once occupied.

This, after Cebu City Administrator Lucelle Mercado found that their houses were built on the riverbank or obstructed the flow of the Lahug River.

Firm raided for fraud

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Fraud Division raided an office that allegedly made fake bail bonds on Orchid St., Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City yesterday morning.

The agents broke into the office inside Francesca Dawn Bldg. reportedly rented by Anthony Espinosa and Larry Steven Dagal.

City mulls body to focus on waterfront projects

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants to create a Waterfront Development Authority, which will be tasked to handle the implementation of the projects under the Waterfront Development Project.

In his regular news conference yesterday, the mayor said he has been pushing for the creation of the authority for many years.

Ecleo lawyers ask court to nullify CA conviction

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE counsels of Ruben Ecleo Jr. had filed a motion asking the Court of Appeals (CA) to reconsider its decision in affirming a trial’s court conviction of the fugitive cult leader.

Lawyer Jose Aspiras said they asked the CA in Cebu City to issue a new finding for his client and nullify the decision of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 10 Judge Soliver Peras.

Nation should prepare human resource

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) revealed there is a need for the country’s human resources to gear up in preparation for next year’s Asean economic integration.

Francisco Duque III, CSC Chairman, said the need for a better economic advancement for the country relies on it’s available human resources.

23 of 26 patients in CV are MERS-CoV-free: DOH

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

TWENTY-THREE persons in Central Visayas suspected to have contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) can finally heave a sigh of relief.

This, after the Department of Health (DOH) 7 announced that the samples collected from these persons were found to have no traces of MERS-CoV.

Council holds hiring of JOs at City Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

THE Cebu City Council temporarily froze the hiring of job-order (JO) personnel at City Hall.

The council wants to conduct an executive session today to clarify the guidelines in the hiring of JOs.

Mandaue Team tracks down ex-enforcers

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

DISMISSED enforcers in Mandaue City reportedly continue to man the traffic in Barangay Jagobiao to sustain their alleged extortion activities.

The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) said it has been receiving reports about former traffic enforcers pretending to be legitimate members of the agency.

Procession, street dancing mark celebration of Kaplag

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

BARANGAY San Nicolas Proper is celebrating the 449th year of the discovery of the image of Señor Sto. Niño with a four-day festival, which costs at least P585,000 to stage.

Now on its seventh year, the Kaplag Festival focuses on history and religion. It depicts the time when Christianity was embraced by Cebu’s pagan ancestors.

No sighting of Lee, Cornejo in Cebu yet, police chief says

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

THE Regional Intelligence Division (RID) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is monitoring a Cebu City resident who is known to have connections with Cedric Lee, the businessman accused of mauling TV host and actor Vhong Navarro.

RID Chief Paul Labra said that with the connection of Lee to this individual, it is possible that he may be hiding in the city. It is also possible that Deniece Cornejo is with him.

Buzz: ‘Hostile’ witness about those trees

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Cebu City official assigned to assist Citom on traffic problems has refused to help DENR in prosecuting those responsible for the cutting of trees along Serging Osmeña Blvd.

He won’t submit an affidavit about the content of the CCTV video that caught the persons who removed the trees, a fact that he already reported earlier to the media.

Dalawampu takes on Archival case

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

THE evidence that could indict the five Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 officials are “very strong and solid,” prosecution lawyer Gloria Lastimosa-Dalawampu said yesterday.

This, Dalawampu said, even though the prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence like testimonies and logbook entries at the HPG 7 when it filed the complaint.

Many Yolanda survivors still reside in tents

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

CEBU -- Five months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, more than 100 families in the island-barangay of Hilantagaan in Bantayan, Cebu still live in donated tents.

Many schools in northern Cebu also await repair.

Cedric hiding in Cebu?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 and Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 joined the nationwide search for businessman Cedric Lee, who is accused of mauling TV host-actor Vhong Navarro.

Lawyer Max Salvador, NBI 7 chief, said his office received a copy of the warrant against Lee last Tuesday night.

8 hospitals in Cebu Province can perform basic surgeries after status upgrade

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:55 p.m.

EIGHT hospitals in Cebu Province can now perform surgical operations after these passed the Department of Health (DOH) requirements to be upgraded to Level 1.

The DOH 7 licensing office confirmed the accreditation status of the provincial hospitals in the cities of Bogo, Danao and Carcar and the district hospitals in Tuburan, Argao, Barili, Badian and San Francisco in Camotes Island.

Veco asked to review financial statements

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

THE Cebu City Council wants the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) to review its financial statement to make sure it has not overcharged customers in its franchise area.

This, after the council learned that the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), a distribution utility like Veco, has over-recoveries from pass-through charges it is collecting from customers.

Solon asks for body’s report

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.

COUNCILOR Margarita Osmeña supported the renewal of the contract of services of former mayor Alvin Garcia as consultant for the Waterfront Development Commission.

But she asked if the commission is already functioning and if it already has accomplishments to speak of.

Virus ‘carriers’ up at 25: DOH

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) Central Visayas revealed that suspected cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in the region has risen from 22 to 25, 21 of which are from Cebu.

Health officials revealed that aside from looking for all possible MERS-CoV carriers in the region, they have to contend with looking for patients who refused to have themselves tested and quarantined.

Concha declared victor in ‘10 polls in Bry. Calamba

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

CEBU City’s social welfare chief Ester Concha received a writ of execution last month, her ticket to take over the Calamba Barangay Hall.

But the writ was three years and six months too late since Concha was a candidate in the 2010 barangay elections.

A monsignor’s fateful meeting with a ‘living saint’ in 1981

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

MSGR. Roberto “Boy” Alesna never knew his rare meeting with the late Pope John Paul II in 1981 would be his closest encounter with a “living saint.”

“Honestly, it’s a mixed feeling. I never realized that with that event back in 1981, it would come to the point that I would be standing side by side with a saint,” he told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Dumanjug mayor appeals suspension

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

MAYOR Nelson Garcia of Dumanjug town, Cebu filed a motion for reconsideration to lift the 60-day preventive suspension imposed on him by the Provincial Government.

He addressed his appeal to Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Mandaue honors 29 top graduates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

A TOTAL of 29 top graduates who hail from Mandaue City were named recipients of this year’s Justice Sotero B. Cabahug Medal for Academic Excellence.

The awarding ceremony was held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex yesterday, with former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. as the keynote speaker.

NPA officials say charges fabricated

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

THE two arrested Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) officials were never informed of their basic rights when they were arrested and that they are facing charges are based on mere fabrications, they said.

NBI 7 to help look for 79 missing trees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

INVESTIGATION on the disappearance of 79 trees along S. Osmeñ Blvd., Cebu City will now widen, with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 already stepping into the case.

This, as the Cebu City Council will hold an executive session on Friday to view the full footage captured by the CCTV on S. Osmeña Blvd. from March 26 to 31, the dates which Councilor Dave Tumulak believes the uprooting started.

Vendors appeal to City Hall: Let us go back to Warwick

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

MORE than three months after they were displaced by a fire, some 200 vendors from Warwick Barracks appealed again to the Cebu City Government to allow them to go back to the area.

P4M heist suspect arrested by CCPO

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

ONE of the alleged burglars responsible for stealing almost P4 million worth of items was arrested by the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City Police Office on Monday.

Gilbert Matugas, 25, was arrested in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.

Fuente police probe heist, mauling case of teacher

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.

THE Fuente Police are still investigating the whereabouts of a lone robber who allegedly robbed and mauled a teacher inside the Abellana National High School last Holy Wednesday.

Fuente Police Chief David Senor said that, based on their investigation, some P120,000 was taken by a robber from the school room.

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