CEBU -- Some P6.19 million worth of properties were destroyed by a fire that gutted a police station and six government offices in Barangay Poblacion, Danao City last Saturday night.
THE Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) will implement in the coming days more traffic experiments in roads prone to congestion.
Citom Executive Director Victor Caindec announced the plan and said the agency is continuously trying to look for ways to ease the city’s traffic.
AT LEAST 19 towns will get projects early this year through the 20-percent development fund of the Province.
The Cebu Povincial Board (PB) approved at least 26 resolutions last Jan. 19 for the implementation of various projects with a total amount of P10.731 million.
FAR from stores that sell refreshments, the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) opened its own coffee shop to cater to the needs of its personnel.
But this particular establishment is not your ordinary cafe. It is an unmanned store that relies on the honesty of its customers.
A MOVE that seeks to buy P20.86 million worth of land in Barangay Pit-os is being pushed at the Cebu City Council.
The property, which is 10,431 sq.m., is being eyed to serve as a relocation site of the 157 families whose houses have been demolished and are yet to be demolished in Barangay Apas, among others.
THE Visayan Electric Company (Veco) has been granted a provisional authority by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on the firm’s plan to collect from consumers the P78-million recovery cost of the underground cabling project it implemented from the Cebu Provincial Capitol to Fuente Osmeña Circle.
A NEW church with a design inspired by St. John Paul II will soon rise in Barangay Pulangbato, Cebu City.
Despite the rain yesterday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the proposed site of the St. Pedro Calungsod Church in Pulangbato. St. John Paul II is the parish’s second patron saint.
CEBU CITY -- Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma advised President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday to “move forward” rather than linger on the alleged crimes committed by the previous administration.
CEBU CITY -- At least 79 passengers were rescued after the engine of a passenger vessel shut down when it left Bogo City for Palompon, Leyte at 12 noon last Saturday.
POLICE captured six people, including a former robbery suspect, in separate anti-narcotics operations in Bogo City and Medellin town last Friday and Saturday. A man identified only as “Pedring” died after a shootout during the operation in Medellin last Friday.
POWER service will be interrupted for one to 14 hours in different parts of Metro Cebu from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7, while the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) works on its wires and other facilities.
IT HAS been a year and 11 days since a fire devastated Sitio Warwick Barracks in Cebu City, killing a 10-year-old boy and leaving over 2,000 people homeless.
Most of those left homeless used to sell goods in the area. Most of them have yet to find a regular source of income.
FORTY residents of Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City want to be allowed to build “whatever temporary structure” inside the CitiCenter Commercial Complex.
THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) will hire a private drug-testing laboratory to administer random drug tests in the barangays next month.
It was prompted to do this since the City Health Department (CHD) doesn’t have enough medical technicians to conduct the test, said Cosap head Alice Utlang.
SIBONGA Mayor Lionel Bacaltos is preparing malversation and usurpation of functions complaints, in addition to a falsification charge, against Councilor Jonjie Ponce-Chan.
He accused Chan of distributing rice last month during the “Halad sa Gugma Alang kang Lolo ug Lola” to “ghost” beneficiaries.
A 42-YEAR-OLD security guard was arrested last Wednesday after the mother of a six-year-old girl complained he sexually abused the child.
Personnel of Basak Police Station arrested the suspect, identified by police as Danilo Gerona of Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City, while he was on duty in a subdivision where he was detailed.
THE Cebu City Government will require all barangays to establish a diabetes care center in their health centers within the year.
The Council approved the ordinance mandating the diabetes care center in each of the city's 80 barangays, drafted by Councilors Lea Japson and Alvin Arcilla.
AS THE counsel for Joavan Fernandez tries to prove that he was without firearms and ammunition during his arrest in 2013, the prosecution is also calling the defense's ploy “self-serving.”
Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Raul Cristoria said that the documentary exhibit submitted by Fernandez's counsel is contrary to what had been established.
COMMUTERS in Lapu-Lapu City may soon spend a peso less for tricycle fare after drivers and operators agreed during a consultation with the City Government to implement a rollback because of the decreasing price of fuel.
A CARGO truck owned by the Philippine Navy met an accident, wounding two of its personnel, while on its way to a wake in Ginatilan, southwest Cebu, last Friday night,.
Petty Officer 3 (PO3) Michael Bayocboc and PO1 Jerick Tejero, who are assigned in Naval Forces Central (Navforcen), sustained slight injuries.
THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) launched last Thursday a task force that will go after persons who are wanted for committing heinous crimes.
The unit, named Task Force Hunter, will be headed by Supt. Rodolfo Albotra, head of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB).
CEBU CITY -- Journalists and bloggers from different parts of the world urged the public on Saturday to help protect and defend the open Internet from government crackdown.
TALISAY City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes went to the Capitol yesterday to ask for the Provincial Board’s help with the City’s annual budget.
In an interview, de los Reyes warned he will file abuse of authority and economic sabotage complaints against the City Council, who slashed the 2015 budget from P1 billion to P539 million.
TALISAY City Mayor Johnny De los Reyes has agreed to accept Cebu City’s garbage in exchange for P700 per ton.
But the Talisay City councilors questioned the decision, saying the mayor did not consult them.
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday warned he might close the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) in the South Road Properties (SRP) if no steps are taken to prevent vehicular accidents.
A RITUAL that ended with an image of the Sto. Niño getting simpler clothes formally closed yesterday the annual festivities in the Child’s honor.
Fr. Jonas Mejares urged participants of the traditional Hubo mass yesterday to understand the true meaning of the feast of the Santo Niño, Cebu City’s biggest cultural and religious event.
EXPIRED grocery items were seized from two stores in Talisay City during a raid conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 7 yesterday.
Some 15 boxes of goods estimated to be worth P500,000 were confiscated from the stores of Yul Enterprises in Barangay Pooc and Campo Enterprises in Barangay Biasong.
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy died after he was allegedly run over by a garbage truck in Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City yesterday morning.
The victim, identified by police as Jame Paul Rabor, died on the spot after suffering severe head injuries while driver Rolando Maning, 47, surrendered to the police.
THE Mandaue City Government promised to help investigate the death of a mother at the City Hospital on Jan. 2.
This, as the Department of Health (DOH) 7 and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) 7 will conduct separate investigations on the death of Jocelyn Coliflores, 40.
A MULTI-COLORED pedestrian lane was unveiled last Thursday in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City to promote respect for members of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders) community.
The “rainbow pedestrian lane” symbolizes the gender-sensitive governance of Mandaue City’s largest barangay, said Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad.