Cebu City uses CCMC funds for seniors

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

THE Cebu City Government’s executive department will temporarily use a fund intended for a new hospital to complete, instead, the cash aid it promised to qualified senior citizens this year.

PB creates buffer for complaints

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

THE Cebu Provincial Board decided not to entertain motions by concerned parties that will delay the resolution of administrative cases.

This, as the PB revised its rules of procedure in handling administrative cases involving elected local government officials.

S. Korea to set up consul office in Cebu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

THE Government of South Korea decided to put up a separate consulate in Cebu by the first quarter of 2015 to monitor and protect the increasing number of their citizens in the Visayas and Mindanao and at the same time promote business and tourism.

Consul General Lee Ki-seog told Sun.Star Cebu that there are about 400,000 Koreans visiting the Philippines every year and about 35,000 to 40,000 of them are in Cebu.

PB creates buffer for complaints

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

THE Cebu Provincial Board decided not to entertain motions by concerned parties that will delay the resolution of administrative cases.

This, as the PB revised its rules of procedure in handling administrative cases involving elected local government officials.

Fare proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

LTFRB 7 submits draft order for 50-centavo rollback

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 is recommending a reduction of 50 centavos in the minimum fare for public utility jeepneys (PUJs).

Cebu City uses CCMC funds for seniors

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government’s executive department will temporarily use a fund intended for a new hospital to complete, instead, the cash aid it promised to qualified senior citizens this year.

City’s Colon project ‘unlawful’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:21 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 disagrees with Mayor Michael Rama’s executive order (EO) that seeks to revitalize Colon St. and make the night market in the area permanent.

Two other organizations are supportive of the revitalization project, but don’t want to make the night market operations permanent, saying it will affect business establishments in the area.

Group to help protect Tañon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.

AN ORGANIZATION dedicated to protecting oceans set out to address illegal fishing in Tañon Strait, the stretch of sea separating the islands of Cebu and Negros.

Oceana Philippines, launched last month, aims to help communities come up with plans and actions to protect Tañon Strait.

After cash scam, cop faces estafa for ‘stealing’ P568T jewelry

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

A POLICE officer who was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 for allegedly duping his fellow officer to invest in a non-existent financing firm for casino customers will face trial.

This time, he has to answer allegations of stealing assorted apparel and jewelry worth more than P500,000 from the wife of a police official.

2 spots added in Suroy Sugbo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

TWO more tourist attractions will be added in the itinerary for the Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo in southern Cebu next month.

Some 200 guests who are expected to join Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will get to see the Mainit Spring in Malabuyoc and Aguinid Falls in Samboan, both in the southern tip of Cebu, for the first time after the roads leading to the sites were developed with the help of the Provincial Government and the local government unit (LGU).

Police need to assess threat against official

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

POLICE Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Prudencio Tom Bañas yesterday urged Department of Education (DepEd) 7 Director Carmelita Dulangon to report the threat that she reportedly received.

“If she did receive a threat, (she should) report it and bring evidence to the police,” he said.

Talisay city admin challenges vice mayor to a public debate

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

TO DEFEND his father's reputation, Talisay City Administrator John Yre De los Reyes challenged Vice Mayor Romeo Villarante to a public debate.

John Yre, son of Talisay City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes, said he plans to expose Villarante’s motives for criticizing his father.

Buzz: The Wall, “Gwapo” and Pemberton custody

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT...

Judge rescues IT Park’s fence

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

CEBU -- Until the perimeter wall on W. Geonzon St. is removed, Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) will not be able to open the Filinvest Cyberzone Cebu in Barangay Apas in Cebu City, which would mean losses in revenues for the Provincial Government.

But Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Soliver Peras recently stopped FLI, Megawide Construction Corp. and the Cebu City Government from removing the wall.

Palma chooses remote barangay as show of faith

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.

ABOUT 1,000 residents of mountain barangays gathered in Manlapay in Dalaguete yesterday to celebrate the first of the traditional Misa de Gallo with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.

It was the archbishop’s third visit to Manlapay, a far-flung barangay he chose for the first dawn mass of the year to show that faith still thrives in the farthest reaches of Cebu.

Day in court

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

REGIONAL Trial Court Judge Teresita Galanida yesterday reset the arraignment of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and former officials of the defunct Rural Bank of Subangdaku Inc. (RBSI) who are facing charges for allegedly conspiring to create fictitious loans amounting to P2.6 billion.

The arraignment was reset to allow Judge Galanida to resolve motions to quash the case information filed by lawyers of Mayor Radaza and Peter and Gloria Gaisano and Sonia U. Go.

Boljoon council OKs recla project

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

THE Boljoon Municipal Council unanimously endorsed a reclamation project that involves quarrying in the town’s landmark, the Ili Rock, to obtain filling materials.

Town councilors became convinced of the need for the project after senior geologist Elena Lupo of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 told the Municipal Council last Monday that big and deep cracks were found on Ili Rock after the magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Oct. 15, 2013.

Rama ‘takes over’ Citom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

DECLARING a traffic crisis in Cebu City, Mayor Michael Rama will take charge of the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom).

Stricter implementation of Building Code called for

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

THE Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is set to approve during its full council meeting on Dec. 19 the recommendation of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) to strictly implement the National Building Code.

RDC-EDC chairperson Robert Go said the EDC created the TWG, which is composed of architects and engineers from the private sector, and former members of the Offices of the Building Official and former government officials, to study why buildings and houses are easily destroyed during typhoons and on why flooding occurs when it rains.

DepEd 7 director gets death threat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:13 a.m.

THE Talisay City School Division has a new superintendent.

Dr. Leah Noveras replaced Dr. Woodrow Denuyo during a formal turnover ceremony yesterday at the old Talisay City municipal hall.

‘Code White’ in 50 hospitals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) will be under Code White starting Dec. 21 until Jan. 5 in preparation for Christmas and the New Year.

This means that medical personnel are on-call for firecracker-related incidents.

Authorities agree on protocol

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:10 a.m.

LAW enforcers in the region signed what they said was the first inter-agency security protocol in the country.

The protocol lists the roles of law enforcers in dealing with inmates during “critical incidents” such as riot and disaster.

Mayor sets date for landfill closure

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:09 a.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama will completely close the Inayawan sanitary landfill on Jan. 15 next year, saying he wants to eliminate any stench coming from the facility.

Rama gave this commitment to Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) officials yesterday at the launching of City di Mare, its mixed-use development project on a 50-hectare area of the South Road Properties (SRP). The project is a joint venture of the City Government and FLI.

Crame trains cops on public relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

POLICE officers must not just simply enforce the law, they must also be able to relate well with the community.

The national police headquarters in Camp Crame yesterday conducted a community affairs and development course to patrol units in Police Regional Office (PRO) 7.

Talisay employees to get P30K bonus

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

REGULAR and casual employees working at City Hall in Talisay City will have something to cheer for this Christmas.

The Talisay City Council approved yesterday the city’s second supplemental budget worth more than P35 million.

Limit vessels’ speed in fluvial parade: PCAC

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

THE Police Coordinating Advisory Council (PCAC) wants a speed limit imposed on vessels that will participate in the Sinulog fluvial parade next year.

Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, PCAC chairperson, said that the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) should impose safety rules as there are vessels that sail fast during the religious event.

DOH 7 to release ‘quarantined man’ on Dec. 22, assures Cebu is Ebola-free

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

THE 62-year old man who is under monitoring to check if he is carrying the Ebola virus is expected to be released on Dec. 22, according to a Department of Health (DOH) 7 official.

Dr. Dino Caing, Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit chief and Ebola Task Force program coordinator, said the quarantined man, who has a history of flying from Sierra Leone to Cebu, has been assured that he would be home to celebrate Christmas with his family.

Buzz: What will widen door for Grace Poe’s run

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

NOTE HOW GRACE POE ANSWERED QUESTIONS about running for president in 2016: Before Dec. 10 --

-- I’m unprepared for such a high office. I still have to prove my worth as a senator.

Arrest 3 cops in Archival murder, court orders

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

CEBU -- Three former members of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG)-Central Visayas are facing arrest for their alleged involvement in the ambush that killed lawyer Noel Archival and two other men in Dalaguete, Cebu 10 months ago.

City Hall prohibits left turns to Country Mall

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

TO FURTHER improve the flow of traffic in the area, the Cebu City Government will implement adjustments to its “no left turn” policy on the Banilad-Talamban corridor.

City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) executive director Rafael Yap said that starting today, vehicles can no longer turn left to enter the Country Mall.

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