LBC robbed for 6th time in 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:09 a.m.

SERIAL robbers are at it again.

Another LBC outlet was robbed before noon yesterday, this time the branch along a busy street in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

Criminals ‘getting bolder, going high-tech’

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:58 a.m.

CRIMINALS are getting bolder and turning tech-savvy, a police official has noticed.

The accessibility of loose firearms and high-tech devices is posing a challenge to law enforcers, said Supt. Rodolfo Albotra Jr., head of Cebu Provincial Police Office’s intelligence and investigation section.

BRT project must save city’s trees, says DENR

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:56 a.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 plans to consult all stakeholders on the possible removal of trees affected by the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Cebu City.

Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 spokesperson, said that to avoid cutting trees, proponents of the BRT system, particularly the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), must come up with a road design that will integrate the trees.

Talisay seeks DENR nod to remove tree after one falls on top of a house

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:54 a.m.

A 15-FOOT tree locally known as “kulis” fell on top of a house in Barangay Maghaway, Talisay City last Monday, damaging it.

While no one was hurt in the incident, Mayor Johnny de los Reyes called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 to allow barangays to cut down trees that are considered hazardous to residents.

Village chief: We’re involved, too

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

BONBON Barangay Captain Eduardo Cabriana of Cebu City admitted that they themselves extract sand and gravel from the Mananga River, which they use for the barangay's construction projects.

But it’s not only Bonbon that is responsible for the illegal quarry under the Bonbon bridge.

MGB 7 halts digging, warns of landslide

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 yesterday stopped a suspected treasure hunt in Sitio Rotunda, located at the boundary of Barangays Banilad and Apas in Cebu City.

MGB 7 Director Loreto Alburo issued last Aug. 5 a cease-and-desist order against couple Matias and Consuelo Densing, who dug a tunnel at the back of their house.

Thieves have stolen traffic light wires in Cebu City’s intersections

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

ELECTRIC wires from traffic lights in two major intersections in Cebu City have been stolen.

The wires are reportedly worth an estimated P500,000.

Task force wants to keep seized vehicle, vessels

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

HE truck loaded with sacks of protected shell species that was seized last Sunday in New Port, Barangay Maya in the northern town of Daanbantayan is now in the Capitol compound.

2 sibling cops in hot water

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

TWO police personnel who are siblings may face charges for allegedly slapping their neighbor and pointing a gun at her in Sitio Bugnay, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City last Monday night.

The Mobile Patrol Group received the alarm against PO1 Jane Anne Magdalera, 22, and her brother, PO1 Josephos Ronnie Magdalera, 25, after they allegedly argued with 19-year-old Gladys Joy Allosada.

Capitol checks firm’s records

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

CRIMINALS are getting bolder and turning tech-savvy, a police official has noticed.

The accessibility of loose firearms and high-tech devices is posing a challenge to law enforcers, said Supt. Rodolfo Albotra Jr., head of Cebu Provincial Police Office’s intelligence and investigation section.

Resu 7 confirms meningococcemia case in Danao

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

A MAN from Danao City, Cebu died from meningococcemia last Aug. 16, a regional health official confirmed yesterday.

The man, whose name was withheld by authorities, is the first laboratory-confirmed case of the disease in Central Visayas, said Rennan Cimafranca of the Department of Health (DOH) 7.

BCLP Cebu City supports move to sell SRP lots

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

OFFICIALS of the Barangay Councilors’ League of the Philippines (BCLP) Cebu City chapter signed a manifesto supporting the resolution granting Mayor Michael Rama the authority to sell some 45.2 hectares of the South Road Properties (SRP).

The move came less than a week after 20 barangay captains also signed a manifesto of support for the selling of the SRP lots.

P16-meal for VM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

WHAT do Cebu City Jail inmates eat for a meal worth P16?

Cebu City officials and other members of the City Police Coordinating and Advisory Council (PCAC) will find out on Tuesday when they have lunch inside the jail facility.

Councilors question SB2’s fund

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

THE Cebu City Council yesterday questioned the bulk of the source of funds for the executive department's proposed P664.2- million second supplemental budget (SB 2) for this year.

The SB 2, which seeks to pay the City Government's obligations from July to December this year; is proposed to be funded, among others, by the P257.5 million unappropriated balance in this year's P5.89 billion budget.

Buzz: Group wants flyovers out thru BRT project

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

THE group that calls itself Movement for a Livable Cebu, aside from questioning the route of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit -- it doesn’t want the buses to pass by “historic” Fuente Osmeña and “impair the vista” of Osmeña Blvd. -- is also proposing the removal of three flyovers and replacing them with “high-traffic-capacity flared intersections,” followed by road widening.

Burglars break into 3 Cebu town halls

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:59 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- More than P167,000 went missing from treasurer’s offices in the northern Cebu towns of Compostela, Carmen and Sogod, according to the police.

Two of these burglaries occurred near the police stations in Compostela and Carmen.

Protest against appointment leaves Talisay school with no head

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:46 a.m.

THE latest president of the Talisay City College (TCC) has decided to decline the position, more than a month since he was appointed as acting president.

Talisay City Engineer Gamaliel Vicente Jr., who is the sixth person appointed as the college’s acting president, told reporters yesterday he decided not to push through if Mayor Johnny de los Reyes wouldn’t sign his papers.

Total closure of landfill pushed

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:53 a.m.

THE proposal to totally close the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill has been revived by the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro).

Cenro head and Landfill manager Randy Navarro said it is better for the City Government to totally close the landfill since it is spending P10 million for it.

Cebu cops get award from Camp Crame

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:43 a.m.

THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) is showing no signs of slowing down.

The office received a Silver Eagle Award from Camp Crame last Friday after passing the first stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS).

Cebu City mayor gives workers 6 months to get fit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:05 a.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants all Cebu City Hall employees, barangay workers and police personnel included in his “shape up or ship out” program.

In his regular news conference, Rama said being healthy is one of the preparations of the City for upcoming activities, such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in 2015 and the International Eucharistic Congress in 2016.

Off-duty cop shot, needs operation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:48 a.m.

A POLICE officer was wounded after he was shot by an unidentified assailant outside a police substation in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City at dawn yesterday.

PO1 Ezekiel Melodia II, 32, a native of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, suffered a gunshot wound in his back but was in stable condition yesterday.

What she feared most has come to pass, ma says

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

THREE days before he died, Insp. Crisanto Abella told his family that he might not be able to return home soon because the activities for Alcoy’s fiesta would keep him busy.

The town’s police chief had no idea his absence would be permanent.

Tell it to Sunstar: Jovito Palparan

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

IT WAS an ironic and pathetic sight to behold. Jovito Palparan, the most feared commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division and the arrogant favorite of then president Gloria Arroyo, acting like a cornered rat, was finally captured in Sta. Mesa, Manila last August 12.

It was one of the major achievements of the Aquino administration that the radical left and its adherents never appreciated for obvious but strange reasons.

Law enforcers seize 39 sacks of trumpet shells bound for Metro Cebu

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

AUTHORITIES arrested last Sunday 10 persons—including one minor—who were unloading sacks of a protected shell species in New Port, Barangay Maya in the northern Cebu town of Daanbantayan.

Mayor sees need for office, staff for P10.6-B BRT project

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants to create an office that will focus on the implementation of the P10.6-billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the city.

It will be headed, he said, by lawyer Rafael Yap, executive director of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom).

‘Level 2 pusher’ killed in shootout

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

A SUSPECTED level 2 drug pusher was killed in a shootout after the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) raided his house in Barangay Yati, Liloan yesterday morning.

Four others were arrested and shabu worth almost P2.1 million was seized.

Ex-PDEA 7 chief suspended over gun duel challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

FOR threatening a radio reporter during a phone interview, former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 director Esperidion Javier was suspended for six months and one day without pay.

The agency’s Internal Affairs Service (IAS) found the official guilty of administrative case for simple misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service for challenging radio dySS reporter and Sun.Star Superbalita correspondent Guamittos Logroño to a duel last year.

CCIB to choose tax beneficiaries

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants the newly-created Cebu City Investment Incentive Board (CCIB) to determine what priority investment areas and businesses will get tax incentives under the Investment Incentive Code.

“I don’t want to dictate because more heads are better than mine and I don’t want to influence them,” Rama told reporters.

Exhibit, science museum highlight charter celebration

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

MANDAUE City officials yesterday opened an exhibit showing the city’s history as part of the City’s 45th Charter Day celebration.

They staged the exhibit, which displays images of Mandaue through the years, at the ground floor of the Parkmall. It will run until Aug. 31.

11 towns to receive aid from Malacañang

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

THE Department Of Agriculture (DA) 7 has identified 11 municipalities in Cebu as beneficiaries of the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) of the Aquino administration.

GPBP became controversial after the National People’s Congress considered it as another form of pork inserted in the 2014 annual budget.

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