Missing teen found dead

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 02:31 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- The body of a missing 15-year-old boy (earlier reported as 16 years old) was found floating on the shores of Sitio Mahayahay Dos in the village of Pasil in this city around 6 a.m. Friday.

Rowen Abellaneda, of Sawang Calero village, was reported missing after he had gone swimming with his five classmates on Thursday.

Street floods, landslides hit Cebu

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:45 a.m.

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was reported missing in Sitio Mahayahay in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City after he went swimming during the downpour late Thursday afternoon.

The heavy rains caused rivers to overflow and flooded many areas in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue, which resulted in a monstrous traffic that left commuters and motorists stranded on the road.

‘Conspired’ to kill

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:42 a.m.

THREE former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 members “conspired” to kill lawyer Noel Archival in Barangay Coro, Dalaguete last Feb. 18, according to a prosecutor.

Acting Provincial Prosecutor Jesus Rodrigo Taga-an found enough evidence to indict or charge Senior Supt. Romualdo Iglesia, Senior Insp. Joselito Lerion and PO1 Alex Bacani with multiple murder and frustrated murder.

DSWD: Only P15M of P4-B aid released

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:40 a.m.

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 earmarked around P4 billion for emergency and core shelter assistance to typhoon Yolanda survivors in northern Cebu.

Artemia Degamo, DSWD 7 focal person on disaster response, admitted though that only P15 million was released so far.

Elderly couple in Mandaue weds after 40 years, 14 kids

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:38 a.m.

YOLANDA got married yesterday.

The 63-year-old small grocery store owner, who shares the name of last year's most disastrous typhoon, exhanged vows with Cristituto Ytang, the man she has been living with for more than 40 years.

Guv to throw bucket of ice

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:37 a.m.

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III yesterday accepted the ice bucket challenge posed to him by a Capitol consultant and some inmates.

Davide, who just arrived from Thailand, said he will not shy away from the challenge of Marco Toral, Capitol consultant on jail matters, and the 24 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), who donated a total of P7,000 or $160 to fund research on a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

BOC not sure what to do with donated used clothing for Yolanda victims

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:18 a.m.

SOME 150 boxes of used clothing donated by foreign donors for victims of super typhoon Yolanda have been in storage at the Cebu International Port since November.

Atty. Kenneth Kern Sesante, Bureau of Customs (BOC) Cebu chief of staff, said they’ll be forced to dispose of the boxes and their contents if the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) insists on implementing a standing order that it will not entertain used clothing donations.

Suspect charged, cops donate

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:17 a.m.

AN Alcoy councilman was charged with murder yesterday for the death of the town's police chief, Insp. Crisanto Abella 44.

Sixty-eight-year-old Florencia Abella, the victim's mother, sat on a plastic chair between the prosecutor and her eldest son, Crisologo, during the filing of the murder complaint.

Man killed when wall fell on him

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:11 a.m.

CONSTRUCTION wor-ker was killed when a concrete wall fell on top of him in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City last Wednesday night.

Two others were hurt in the incident that happened around 6:45 p.m. at the back of the University of Cebu (UC)-Mambaling campus.

Minor, 9 men sued over shells

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:09 a.m.

TEN persons, including a minor, were charged in court yesterday for transporting and possessing helmet shells, a protected species, in the northern Cebu town of Daanbantayan.

The minor was charged after the Cebu Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) issued a certificate stating that the 16-year-old crew member of the pumpboat, which brought the shells from Masbate to Daanbantayan, acted with discernment.

Discernment gauged by tests

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:07 a.m.

THE 16-year-old, who was caught along with nine adults loading sacks of helmet shells in the northern Cebu town of Daanbantayan last Sunday, said he was not aware that transporting the species was illegal.

But the Cebu Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) issued a certificate stating that Roy (not his real name) acted with discernment.

Davide signs Malapascua plan

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III cited the Capitol-initiated development in Malapascua island, one of Cebu’s tourist destinations, in his speech at the 18th Inter-Island Tourism Policy (ITOP) forum.

The governor yesterday signed the plan for the five-kilometer circumferential road and multi-purpose building in the island, one of the priority projects listed in Malapascua Island Ecotourism Development Plan (MIEDP).

Rice cakes aplenty in Mandaue’s Bibingka Fest

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

SELECTED high school students in Mandaue City showed their cooking skills during yesterday’s Bibingkahan and Masareal Festival.

Participants made bibingka or rice cake and masareal (ground peanuts mixed with sugar) in a contest at the Parkmall and offered these to guests and judges.

Council should keep status quo: Labella

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:04 a.m.

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella is implementing a status quo in the operations of the Cebu City Council.

Protest raised vs. Cebu City Hall consultant

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 01:02 a.m.

AN ISSUE on conflict of interest is being raised against the spokesperson of Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) who, at the same time, serves as the Cebu City Government’s consultant.

Councilor Margarita Osmeña said Cerwin Eviota is working for two entities that have dealings with each other.

Fire destroys 16 houses

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:51 a.m.

FIRE razed 16 houses in Sitio Kawit, Barangay Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday night.

No one was reported injured.

Council halts CitiCenter demolition

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:49 a.m.

THE Cebu City Council yesterday ordered a 20-day suspension of the demolition at the CitiCenter Complex in Barangay Kamagayan.

But Mayor Michael Rama is not inclined to heed the resolution of the council sponsored by Councilor Sisinio Andales.

TCC student saved from suicide try; JVR orders tighter school security

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:48 a.m.

A 23-YEAR-OLD education student attempted to commit suicide inside the Talisay City College (TCC) in Barangay Poblacion just before noon yesterday.

In Cebu City, a man believed to be suffering from a nervous breakdown attempted to jump off a five-story building on V. Rama Ave. past 5 p.m. yesterday.

Fire hits 3 houses; P10T in property lost in Calamba

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:46 a.m.

ILLEGAL drugs with an estimated value of P550,000 were confiscated from three suspected drug dealers in separate raids in Mandaue City yesterday morning.

Drug ops in Mandaue yield P.5M shabu, 3 men

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:42 a.m.

Fire hits 3 houses; P10T in property lost in Calamba

A CANDLE was believed to have triggered a fire on V. Rama Ave. in front of a public cemetery in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City at 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

2 sibling cops face probe, criminal rap

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:38 a.m.

TWO police officers who are siblings will face charges of grave threats for allegedly slapping and pointing a gun at their neighbor in an argument late Monday night in Sitio Bugnay, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City.

Chief Insp. Aileen Recla, head of the City Investigation and Detective Management Branch (CIDMB), said that the complaint will be filed today before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.

Buzz: Would Fr. Bernas give Miriam his PNoy advice?

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:36 a.m.

WASN'T Fr. Joaquin Bernas, dean emeritus of the Ateneo Law School, just kidding when in suggesting that President Aquino retire and rest after his term ends in 2016, the Jesuit scholar added that PNoy should give “Miriam (Santiago) a chance?”

According to a news report, “Bernas said (that) in jest.”

Fire hits 3 houses; P10T in property lost in Calamba

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:35 a.m.

A CANDLE was believed to have triggered a fire on V. Rama Ave. in front of a public cemetery in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City at 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

No one was reported hurt, but the fire destroyed a house and damaged two other houses.

Council halts CitiCenter demolition

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:14 a.m.

THE Cebu City Council yesterday ordered a 20-day suspension of the demolition at the CitiCenter Complex in Barangay Kamagayan.

But Mayor Michael Rama is not inclined to heed the resolution of the council sponsored by Councilor Sisinio Andales.

‘Intensify police patrol’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:31 a.m.

POLICE stations in Lapu-Lapu City will be intensifying their patrols amid robbery incidents in neighboring towns and cities.

Lapu-Lapu City Police Chief Armando Radoc gave this directive and instructed police stations to check financial establishments such as banks and firms offering money transfer services now and then and alert their security guards.

Ex-treasurer to pay P10T

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:30 a.m.

A FORMER official of Barangay Calamba, Cebu City has been convicted and made to pay a fine of P1,000 for failing to render accounts in 2009.

Regional Trial Court Judge Lauro Castillo, Jr. convicted Amparo Barrera of violating Art. 218 of Revised Penal Code (failure of accountable officer to render accounts).

Proponent of third Cebu-Mactan bridge eyes P55-toll on cars, more on trucks

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

IF THE group led by Manny Pangilinan gets to build the proposed third bridge between Cebu and Mactan, a toll of at least P55 is among the possible conditions for vehicles that will use it.

The figure surfaced in a “willingness survey” by Parsons Brinckerhoff, a consultancy firm attached to the proposed bridge linking Cebu City and Cordova town.

‘Pusher’ shot dead; PNP drug haul grows

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:03 a.m.

A SUSPECTED level two drug pusher was killed in a shootout with the police yesterday afternoon in Upper Manol, Barangay Tisa in Cebu City.

In Cebu Province, the police’s illegal drugs haul reached 414.39 grams, valued at P4.9 million, during operations conducted between Aug. 18 and 25.

2 Cebu cities dream big

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:32 a.m.

CEBU - Mayor Jonas Cortes of Mandaue City announced Wednesday a new vision for the city: to be the country’s primary source of high-quality manufactured consumer products by 2020.

In his State of the City Address, the third-termer mayor said the City is up to the challenge of keeping itself above the competition as the economies of Southeast Asian countries become fully integrated next year.

Radaza: More taxes, tourism

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

HIGHER tax collection, better roads, more investments and a more aggressive tourism effort were among the accomplishments Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza reported to her constituents yesterday.

Radaza, who delivered her 45-minute State of the City Address in the Hoops Dome at 10 a.m., said economic activities in the city have increased, with over 11,000 businesses operating this year, up by 60 percent from last year.

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