Baby’s timing leads to gifts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

WHEN Kyle Olendang is old enough, his parents will have quite the story to tell him about his birthday.

The boy, born at 12:44 a.m. last Sunday in Cebu City, is one of several babies whose births brought the country’s population to 100 million.

Pope Francis to see PH in 2015

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.

POPE Francis will visit the Philippines for the first time in January next year, church officials in Manila confirmed yesterday.  

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in a press conference, said that the pontiff will visit the country on Jan. 15 to 19, 2015, but that the itinerary has yet to be finalized.

Aquino administration lacked programs in education, peace

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

MANY Cebuanos welcome the Aquino administration’s projects for Cebu but some said they find efforts to address issues related to education, energy, and peace and order lacking.

Fr. Carmelo Diola of Dilaab Foundation also questioned the claims made by President Benigno Aquino III during his State of the Nation (Sona) in disaster-response and rehabilitation in calamity-stricken areas in the Visayas. He said Aquino’s statements that help for typhoon Yolanda survivors from the National Government had been immediate, did not reflect reality.

‘70 sitios in city have no power’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government wants the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide electrical connection to 70 sitios in 29 barangays in the city.

The request came in the form of a resolution adopted by the City Council on July 23.

Asturias ‘besieged’ by flies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

A SWARM of flies has descended on the midwestern town of Asturias, Cebu.

Palace official to speak at public forum

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

A PUBLIC forum called “WhadDAP PDAF?!: CriticalPH” will be held at the Provincial Capitol on Aug. 7.

Its purpose is to educate the public on the difference between the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Sinkhole suddenly appears, forces residents to evacuate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 recommended the temporary evacuation of residents living near a sinkhole in Barangay Langub, Kinatarkan Island, Sta. Fe, Cebu.

VSMMC assures safety of patients

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Center (VSMMC) boasted of its state-of-the-art security facility to ensure the safety of their patients.

Dr. Gerardo Aquino, VSMMC medical chief, said VSMMC invested for the setting up of 28 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, which proved to be useful in thwarting crimes inside the hospital.

PWRI opposes construction of SM’s wastewater facility

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

PILIPINAS Water Resource Inc. (PWRI) questioned the construction of a wastewater treatment plant by SM Prime Holdings Inc. at the South Road Properties (SRP).

The move, PWRI said, runs counter to the provisions of the joint venture agreement (JVA) entered into and signed by the Cebu City Government and PWRI in May 2010.

Cop to face twin raps after getting arrested for extortion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

A CASE of grave misconduct will be filed by the Investigation and Detection Management Branch (IDMB) against a policeman for alleged extortion.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested PO2 Joselito Laspiñas in an entrapment operation last Monday.

DepEd to send probe team to Compostela high school

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

THE Department of Education (DepEd)-Cebu Province Division will send today a legal team to Compostela National High School to start its investigation on the teacher who allegedly pimped minors to foreigners.

Dr. Arden Monisit, Cebu Provincial Schools Division superintendent, said in a phone interview that the legal team will be headed by their legal counsel Alfonso Saniel.

Restaurant loses P30K to burglars

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

A restaurant in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City lost P30,000 to two burglars yesterday.

The security camera of Pino Restaurant showed that the two burglars broke into the restaurant at about 5 a.m.

Boy, 15, dies when taxicab hits motorbike

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy died while his two companions were injured after a motorcycle they were riding was sideswiped by a taxicab in Bar angay Sangat, San Fernando, Cebu last Sunday night.

CA stops parents from joining case

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THE parents and the two graduates of St. Theresa’s College (STC) Cebu failed in their bid to reverse the lower court’s ruling disallowing them from intervening in the damage suit against the school.

Relatives maul mentally ill man

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

MAULING an adult suffering from a mental illness is not just a violation of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), but also of Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

Child is defined under RA 7610 as a "person below 18 years of age or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination because of a physical or mental disability or condition."

Man arrested 14 years later

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

AFTER hiding for almost 14 years, a 72-year-old man was arrested in Lapu-Lapu City by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 for a case of rape.

Armed with an arrest warrant, CIDG 7 arrested 72-year-old Romeo Bagan at 9 a.m.

Buzz: Cebu in PNoy’s Sona: money, not governance

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

WHEN was Cebu mentioned in President Aquino’s state-of-the-nation (Sona) last Monday? The moments he announced that:

-- P96 billion was approved, including P12 billion for northern Cebu towns, for the rehabilitation of areas struck by disaster last year;

NBI 7 nabs cop for ‘bribe’ try

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 arrested yesterday a 52-year-old police officer for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for a pregnant suspect’s freedom.

An NBI 7 team, led by agent Teddy Saavedra, conducted an entrapment operation for PO2 Joselito Laspiñas past 4 p.m. yesterday at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.

Friends offer sympathy to dead guide’s family

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

NETIZENS who knew canyoneering guide Aldrin “Ya Man” Carba expressed sympathy to the 26-year-old outdoor enthusiast’s family. Carba died after going under the strong current of Kanlaob River in Alegria, Cebu.

Friends of Carba remembered him as a great outdoor enthusiast who kept them safe during their tours in the mountains, rivers and peaks in southern Cebu.

More cops ‘coddling’ drug suspects

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

SEVEN policemen assigned in Talisay City are under investigation over allegations that they are coddling illegal drug operators.

Supt. Reycel Carmelo Dayon, Talisay City Police Station chief, told reporters they’ve already submitted the names of the policemen to the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).

Newly formed Swat team performs hostage simulation

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

THE Talisay City Government launched its own Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) team yesterday morning.

The eight-man team showed off their skills before Mayor Johnny delos Reyes and local police officials during an exhibition around 10 a.m., following a month-long training.

Rehab plan for Cebu, Yolanda-hit areas signed

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III announced in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) Monday the approval of rehabilitation and recovery plans for Cebu and five other areas that suffered from last year’s calamities.

Permit to construct a new Cebu City hospital issued

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) has given the Cebu City Government a license to operate and a permit to construct the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

This was disclosed yesterday by Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella.

DPWH shuns condition to cut, replace century-old acacia

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 has refused to cut seven diseased acacia trees along the national highway in the City of Naga despite an extended special cutting permit issued to it.

In a letter to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 Executive Director Isabelo Montejo, DPWH 7 Director Ador Canlas said they would not cut the trees because they cannot comply with the permit’s condition that they plant 100 tree seedlings for every tree they cut.

Protest greets P-Noy’s Sona

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

SEVERAL cause-oriented groups held a protest yesterday before President Benigno Aquion III delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Among the groups that participated were the Pinagkaisang Samahan nga mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), Anak Pawis, Bayan Muna, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Bayan.

Public high school teacher rapped for ‘pimping’ minors

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

A FEMALE official of the Compostela National High School was surprised when she learned yesterday morning that a faculty member allegedly pimped four girls to foreigners.

The official, who requested anonymity, said they will investigate the teacher, who handles music, arts, physical education and health.

Facebook post lands woman a libel plaint

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

ANOTHER Facebook user from Cebu City is facing trial for allegedly maligning the reputation of another woman on the social network site.

Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Ricky Jones Macabaya found evidence to indict Maryjell Truscott of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City for libel.

Road widening project in BanTal area starts

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started yesterday the road widening and sidewalk restoration of the Banilad-Talamban (BanTal) corridor, particularly the area fronting a university campus, to ease traffic there.

6 gardeners receive awards for backyard vegetables

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

SIX home gardeners were awarded by the Mandaue City Government yesterday, during its culminating activity of Nutrition Month.

Mayor Jonas Cortes, in a speech during a ceremony held in front of the City Hall, urged city residents to make urban gardening “a lifestyle”.

‘We can’t tell what projects got DAP funds’

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 yesterday said they don’t know if big infrastructure projects in Central Visayas since 2011 were funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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