Dad wants City to host 5T lawyers

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:09 a.m.

A CEBU City councilor wants the City Government to spend P3.5 million for a welcome dinner to 5,000 lawyers who will be in the city on March 2015 to attend a three-day national convention.

Councilor Hanz Abella, in a proposed resolution, said hosting the dinner is the least the City can do being the venue of the 15th National Convention of Lawyers organized by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

Ombud suspends Sibonga mayor

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:08 a.m.

THE Office of the Ombudsman ordered the three-month suspension without pay of Sibonga Mayor Lionel Bacalso for simple misconduct for “removing tennis nets at the public tennis court” in the town plaza.

Extending Noynoy’s term? Unlikely, says retired judge

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

ALLIES of President Benigno Aquino III will unlikely succeed in their bid to extend his term.

“I’m sure a lot of civil society groups will oppose, including the church,” said retired Cebu City judge Meinrado Paredes.

Osmeña’s role in loan signing questioned

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:01 a.m.

A TEAM Rama ally is asking why former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña signed and entered into a loan agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines for the South Road Properties (SRP) in 1996.

“On what capacity was he signing the agreement?” lawyer Jocelyn Pesquera asked.

Cop accused of using impounded car

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:57 a.m.

PUNTA Princesa Police Chief Insp. Noli Cernio, who used to head the Theft and Robbery Section (TRS), may face charges for allegedly using an impounded vehicle as his personal service.

Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Noli Romana said he will ask Cernio to explain today.

More shabu dealers fall in Cebu

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:55 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- Cebu's police have been busy arresting persons they have long suspected to be drug dealers.

Various police units conducted separate raids in Cebu City, Consolacion and Liloan towns on Thursday, and in Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday. Nine persons were arrested.

6 Cebu LGUs get repair funds

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:50 a.m.

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 turned over checks worth about P19 million to six local government units (LGUs) in Cebu Province that reported damage during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake more 10 months ago.

DILG 7 Director Ananias Villacorta and DILG Provincial Director Jerome Gonzales gave the checks to Alcoy, Boljoon, Dalaguete, Moalboal, Samboan and Carcar City.

Exec: Capitol’s net worth expands

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.

CEBU Capitol’s net worth as of May this year increased by about P1 billion compared to the first quarter of last year.

Provincial Accountant Marieto Ypil told the Provincial Board last Monday that the Capitol’s net worth as of May 31 is P27.924 billion, an improvement over the first quarter 2013 figure of P26.919 billion.

Flooding hits Mandaue streets

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.

HEAVY rains caused floods in some parts of Mandaue City past midnight yesterday.

Felix Suico, the City’s disaster risk reduction and management officer, said the knee-deep floods subsided after 30 to 45 minutes.

CPVDC holds jobs fair for neighboring barangays

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

THE Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp. (CPVDC) held a jobs fair last Aug. 8 in Barangay Apas, Cebu City.

Fake bills seized in Day-as raid

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

TWO pieces of P1,000 bills and 20 pieces of P500 counterfeit bills were confiscated during a police raid in Barangay Day-as, Cebu City last Wednesday night.

The Parian Police Station arrested Nicolas Herrera, 54.

Teacher faces harassment complaint

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

A 17-YEAR-OLD college student filed a complaint before the Department of Social Welfare and Development 7 against a teacher of a state university in Cebu City for allegedly sexually harassing her.

Janis (real name withheld), in a handwritten letter, named Liam (real name withheld), a teacher assigned at the documentation office, as the one who made advances to her last month.

Suspend K12: group to gov’t

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

REP. Antonio Tinio of ACT Teachers Party-list yesterday said the administration of President Benigno Aquino III must listen to the call of teachers, students and parents nationwide for the suspension of the K to 12 (K12) program because the government is not yet ready to implement it.

HPG arrests 3 men for unlicensed arms

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THREE armed men were arrested by the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 for allegedly bringing several unlicensed firearms, drug paraphernalia and a suspected sachet of shabu in a checkpoint in Minglanilla, Cebu Wednesday night.

Fil Aplacador Canceran, 34; Winster Heraldez, 28; and Junifer Potestas, 22, were boarding a black Mitsubishi Montero when they were flagged by the HPG personnel for having a concealed plate.

Buzz: A third bet from Cebu in ombud list?

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

THERE may be a third nominee from Cebu in the shortlist of five for the post of deputy ombudsman in the Visayas.

A news story said there are two Cebuanas who’re recommended for the position made vacant by the retirement of Pelagio Apostol. They are Carla Juris Narvios-Tanco, director of the Visayas ombudsman’s public assistance and corruption prevention office, and Geraldine Faith Econg, a former trial judge.

School, fuel firm eye SRP

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:49 a.m.

TWO more companies submitted proposals to the Cebu City Government to lease portions of the South Road Properties (SRP).

Bright Academy and Play House Children's Center wants a 25-year lease on two hectares in the SRP for a new campus.

Capitol workers to receive CNA bonus tomorrow

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:40 a.m.

CAPITOL employees are expected to receive the P15,000 Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) bonus tomorrow, Acting Cebu Provincial Budget Officer Danilo Rodas said.

Rodas said yesterday that the Capitol employees’ payroll for the CNA bonus has been prepared and forwarded to the Provincial Accounting Office.

Council defers projects under Pagcor funds

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:31 a.m.

THE Cebu City Council will hold the approval of all resolutions on the charges made against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) funds. The City has pending Pagcor charges worth P3.9 million that have yet to be issued with certificate of availability of funds (CAF) by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

Based on the financial status of Pagcor funds submitted by City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas to the council, as of last month, requests for funding under the account has reached P12.3 million.

Family of man shot by cop to file murder case instead

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:29 a.m.

THE family of the 26-year-old man allegedly shot and killed by a police officer in Lapu-Lapu City last Tuesday plans to file a murder case against the suspect, the police said.

The police prepared affidavits to file homicide charges against PO2 Franklin Bulaquia, 37, but family members of Golgie Donor came to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) and said they will file a murder case instead.

Task force seizes chopped shark

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

NINETEEN kilos of what is believed to be thresher shark meat were confiscated yesterday afternoon by the Cebu Provincial Anti-illegal Fishing Task Force in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Tubigag Manok in Asturias.

Capitol chief security officer Loy Madrigal, also head of task force, the meat was sold by Sene Deblosan for P40 per kilo.

BOPK retains majority in council despite split

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

REDRAWN party lines in the Cebu City Council may mean reopening the discussion on issues that were previously sidelined because one party had a clear majority.

These include the delayed Ciudad public-private venture in Barangay Apas and the handling of Province-owned lots occupied by informal settlers in Cebu City.

PNoy appoints 38 prosecutors

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:03 a.m.

THIRTY-SIX prosecutors were appointed by President Benigno Aquino III in the prosecution offices in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Naga, Carcar and Bogo, and Cebu province.

Two prosecutors were also added to the Office of the Regional Prosecutor (ORP), which is based in Cebu City.

Sharks ‘take’ plea to the streets

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:59 a.m.

DILI mi karne (We are not meat products).”

The message, hand-painted against a backdrop of shark images, easily catches the attention of pedestrians outside the St. Joseph’s Academy in Mandaue City.

Dumpit appeals decision

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:58 a.m.

SPO1 Adonis Dumpit wants to be acquitted of any criminal liability in the death of robbery suspect Ronron Go in 2004, saying he shot the latter in self-defense.

This was the gist of the motion filed by his lawyer Benjamin Militar yesterday afternoon, in a bid to persuade Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 Judge Ester Veloso to reverse her decision finding the police officer guilty of homicide.

Higher taxes loom

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

REAL property and business owners may have to pay the City Government of Mandaue higher taxes starting next year.

The City Council is set to pass an ordinance updating the City’s schedule of fair market values (SMV) and another ordinance raising business tax rates, with no one opposing the measures in yesterday’s public consultation.

5 robberies so far in August

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:52 a.m.

A GASOLINE station lost about P20,000 to four robbery suspects last Tuesday afternoon in Balamban, Cebu.

The FB Gasoline Station was the fifth establishment robbed so far this month in Cebu City and Cebu Province.

Some Cebuanos: PNoy’s support a betrayal of parents legacy

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:48 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- As the nation commemorates Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s 31st death anniversary today, his son, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, continues to draw criticism for saying in a television interview that he is open to changing the Constitution.

In Cebu, a church official, three lawyers and non-government organizations expressed their opposition to any move to amend the Constitution.

CPDRC guards to be moved

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

TWO more companies submitted proposals to the Cebu City Government to lease portions of the South Road Properties (SRP).

Bright Academy and Play House Children's Center wants a 25-year lease on two hectares in the SRP for a new campus.

City to see road-sharing experiment soon

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.

A ROAD-SHARING activity will be organized by different sectors in Cebu City next month.

As part of efforts to respond to climate change and to lessen traffic congestion in Cebu, concerned groups plan to establish a “green loop,” which incorporates a plan to share the road among pedestrians and motorists.

Third-party expert to check trees’ health sought

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

BRING in a third-party licensed tree pathologist.

This was the decision that representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 and Movement for a Livable Cebu (MLC) agreed in a multi-sectoral dialogue yesterday afternoon.

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