Policemen stop 2 minors from joining a travelling fair

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:51 a.m.

TWO girls, ages 12 and 14, were rescued by the police from suspected traffickers in Samboan, southern Cebu last Wednesday morning.

The minors were found in the company of eight personnel of an amusement fair who were bound for Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

Manhunt afoot

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:48 a.m.

A NATIONWIDE manhunt was launched by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 against three former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 officers who are allegedly involved in the ambush-slay of lawyer Noel Archival and his two aides in Dalaguete town 10 months ago.

Lawyer Max Salvador, director of NBI 7, said they are gathering intelligence reports to locate Senior Supt. Romualdo Iglesia, Senior Insp. Joselito Lerion and PO1 Alex Bacani.

Boljoon recla project stopped

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has ordered an ongoing reclamation project in Boljoon town be stopped for lack of papers.

DENR 7 officials had found out that the 8,000-meter reclamation project lacked documents, including an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Mayor remains hopeful

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has not given up hope that Pope Francis would also visit Cebu in January.

Rama told reporters that his office drafted a letter of invitation to the pontiff who will visit Tacloban City in Leyte on Jan. 17.

Mayor pushes seniors cash aid

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama will push through with the distribution of the financial assistance to senior citizens on Monday.

This, despite speculations that the City has no money after the executive department used the P300-million fund intended for the construction of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) for the distribution.

Cops sing, chase sick kids’ gloom away

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

NINE-year-old Alberto Enanoria had been crying for days after he was hospitalized for complications on his lungs.

But yesterday, he was all smiles after receiving a bag of candies, chocolates and toys as he watched a group of policemen singing Christmas songs.

CCMC fundraiser ends with P16M

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama stopped last Monday City Hall’s fund-raising campaign for the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

The City Government raised more than P16.2 million through the “Piso Mo, Hospital Ko” fund drive, more than a year after the activity was launched.

Citom enforcers to get 15 motorbikes in Jan.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

TO ENSURE prompt response to traffic concerns, the Cebu City Government will buy 15 new motorcycles for City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) enforcers.

Citom Operations Chief Jonathan Tumulak said Mayor Michael Rama made the decision after seeing the traffic situation in the city last Tuesday night.

Mandaue City Hall workers get P10T bonus

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

ABOUT 700 regular employees of Mandaue City Hall will get a bonus of P10,000 or equivalent to their monthly salary within the month.

If the City has enough funds, they may get P20,000 more, said City Treasurer Regal Oliva.

Group distributes medical kits to ‘trained’ LGUs

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

DIRECT Relief, an international non-government organization (NGO,) turned over 18 Emergency Medical Technician kits for first-aid treatments to Cebu LGUs.

This is just the initial first batch, as more trainings and distribution will follow.

Basak schoolroom loses TV, laptop

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:21 p.m.

SOME P25,000 worth of items were allegedly stolen inside a classroom in Basak Community School last Wednesday morning.

Insp. Gerard Suquib of the Mambaling Police Station said the unidentified burglars might have break into the school’s Grade 2 classroom at dawn.

DENR did not issue order vs. trees: Paje

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday denied reports it has issued an order prohibiting the City Government of Naga, Cebu from cutting the remaining trees growing within the premises of a public school.

Spat over proper way of doing massage ends in stabbing, 2 hurt

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:19 p.m.

AN ARGUMENT over the proper way of giving massage led a masseuse to stab another masseuse in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City at dawn yesterday.

Police arrested Hanah Valdez, 31, after she allegedly stabbed Violeta Greolin, 39, inside the Jiju Very Good Massage Spa past 2 a.m.

Vendor faces charges for throwing boiling cooking oil at fellow vendor

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:18 p.m.

A VENDOR is facing charges of serious physical injuries after she was accused of allegedly throwing a pot of boiling cooking oil at her co-vendor in Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City at 1 p.m. last Tuesday.

Renalyn Cantiveros, 24, was arrested and detained at the stockade of the Fuente Police Station.

Buzz: City needs full-time Citom chief ‘temp’

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

WHY CAN’T RAFAEL YAP STAY as executive director of Citom when work on the Bus Rapid Transit management office can be done by another manager, at least as of now when BRT is still on the preparatory stage?

Yap has had more experience in dealing with the Cebu traffic problem, compared to anyone else in City Hall’s talent pool. If it has grown worse, it’s due to the unchecked rise in number of vehicles and lack of mass transport, alternative roads (underground or in the sky), and unchanging narrow streets, along with cluttered sidewalks and pedestrians spilling over to the streets.

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.


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.

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