Goal: Plant 1M trees in 1 year

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

TACLOBAN CITY—A flurry of new data on natural hazards came after super typhoon Yolanda struck the country, but how can these be used to make ordinary people more prepared for natural disasters?

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez raised the need for partnership between local government units and universities to interpret vital data on hazards in their communities to ordinary people.

City seeks contractor for plan to widen Mahiga

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

THE Cebu City River Management Council (CCRMC) will start next month a P3-million detailed survey and master plan for Mahiga River.

CCRMC Chief Jose Daluz III said that the project will guide the City, which plans to restore the river to its original width, as one solution to flooding.

Singing priest to media: Use freedom, skills responsibly

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

CELEBRATE freedom by acting responsibly and doing good deeds, a priest challenged media workers yesterday in the mass that opened the annual Cebu Press Freedom Week.

“Sa matag exercise sa atong kagawasan nga gihatag sa atong Ginoo, atong subayon sa mga maayong bulohaton (Our use of our freedom should be accompanied by good deeds),” said Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA.

6 brgys. create command team

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

TO IMPROVE peace and order in the barangays of Cebu City, the City Council approved the creation of a command center that will be supervised by the barangays.

Six barangays—Calamba, Suba, Sawang Calero, San Nicolas Proper, Pahina San Nicolas and Pasil—along with the Police Station 6, worked together to establish the command center.

3 engrs. keep signal up during Yolanda

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

DESPITE being victims themselves, three engineers went out of their way to restore signal in areas ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda in Leyte Province.

After securing their families, Roger Gadaingan, Roel Rivera and Jerome Cañete, field operations engineers of Globe Telecom, set out to get cell sites working again and allow fellow survivors to contact their worried loved ones.

Do you know this man and what he did?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

The millennium generation doesn’t know him or doesn’t know him well enough. Older people don’t remember or have ceased caring about what he did.

Many others, his devoted followers who have helped keep his surviving family members in elected positions in government, view him in another light. To them, he was no tyrant but a brilliant leader, never mind the billions of pesos he, his wife and children have been accused of stealing but haven’t been found guilty.

How far should a protest go?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

At the U.P. Diliman, Quezon City Wednesday night, Budget Secretary Butch Abad was mobbed by students who hurled placards, crumpled pieces of paper and coins at him, shouting “Ito para sa mga ninakawan ninyo (This is for those you have stolen money from).”

One student grabbed him from the back by the collar as others tried to block his entry to his car.

7 things you need to know for this week

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

1-2 THE BIG FLOOD IN METRO MANILA: Super Mario was reminiscent of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 that flooded 80% of the National Capital Region 2009. Mario poured a a month’s supply of rain in only 24 hours last Friday. Rains in Cebu Wednesday night and Thursday led to floods and landslides in Cebu City and some areas of the province. Metro Cebu streets became waist-deep pools

Ear-cathers: “Emotional, heartfelt, presidential”

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

That’s how an aide of Vice President Jejomar Binay described his would-be speech. Floods prompted him to reset the speech at PICC, from Monday to Thursday. Did anyone shed a tear, were hearts tugged by it? Did he sound like the next president of the Republic?

WORLD’S 11 BILLION PEOPLE by century’s end-- two billion people more than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, according to U.N.-led analysts.

“Marriage is not an easy road. It’s sometimes a contentious trip but that’s life."

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

-- Pope Francis to people who were married before and couples who have been living together “in sin” and were married by the pontiff in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican Sept. 14

Top of the Week: Media fell first

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

“On Friday night, Sept. 22, the scenario began to roll. Defense Secretary Enrile car was ambushed... Using the ambush as pretext, Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 and the executive order which implemented it. ... Within two hours of the signing, the military had sealed all newspaper offices and broadcasting stations. By 4 a.m., Sept. 23, 100 of the 400 citizens listed as subversives had been rounded up and detained at Camp Crame.”

-- From “Impossible Dream” by Sandra Burton (1989)

Towns’ league now in MCDCB

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:22 p.m.

THE League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter is now a regular member of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB).

LMP can coordinate with the board and apply specific ideas to develop the other towns based on the MCDCB’s prepared plan for Metro Cebu.

School wants to lease SRP lot

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:22 p.m.

A PRIVATE school wants to lease an 8,000-square-meter property at the South Road Properties (SRP) where they can build pre-school, grade school and high school facilities.

Sage Prep Schoolhouse Inc. and Cambridge Child Development Centre for Progress Corp. wants to the rent the lot for 25 years, renewable for another 25 years.

Brit claims airport ‘ownership’, detained

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:19 p.m.

A BRITISH national was arrested for allegedly claiming ownership of and fencing the airport of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Christopher Paul Alexander, 44, claimed ownership of the Capitol-owned property and employed workers to fence it, police said.

ABC wants to help Citom, seeks Cebu City Hall’s nod

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

A CEBU City councilor is proposing to authorize the barangays to collect traffic fines from erring drivers in the city.

Councilor Philip Zafra, the Association of Barangay Councils chief and an ex-officio member of the City Council, proposed a resolution that seeks to help the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) collect the fines.

Warning ignored; boat runs aground

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

CEBU (Updated) - Why did the captain of a motor banca with more than 50 people aboard ignore an advisory for small vessels not to leave Cebu’s port last Friday afternoon?

“There was no typhoon signal in Cebu at that time but there was a gale warning, that is why small ships were advised not to sail,” said Rear Admiral William Melad, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas chief.

Capitol extending aid to farmer’s group to market goat product

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

A GROUP of farmers in Bogo City, Cebu is getting help from the Provincial Government to upgrade the value of goats’ milk by producing and exporting goats’ milk soap.

Goat-raising is one of the six farm products listed in the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP), one of the requirements of the World Bank (WB) in releasing the P27.48-billion soft loan scheme for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

Strong current sweeps off, kills boy

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy died after he was swept away by the river current in Sitio Comon, Barangay Daanlungsod, Medellin, Cebu last Friday afternoon.

Anthony dela Peña Torino was swimming in the river along with six other children past 2 p.m. when the incident happened, police said.

Ex-south bus terminal chief rapped

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:57 p.m.

THE Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor indicted former Cebu South Bus Terminal manager Vicente Dejoras Jr. for allegedly demanding to have sex with a businesswoman in exchange for not closing her stalls inside the terminal.

Assistant City Prosecutor Fatima Asjal-Maadil found evidence to charge Dejoras with acts of lasciviousness before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities.

Lessons learned from 1998 theft at Cebu City Treasurer’s Office

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

LOCAL government units (LGU) should deposit collected funds to their authorized depository banks daily and tighten internal controls.

Cebu City Budget Officer Marietta Gumia said this yesterday when asked about the lessons the City Hall learned when, in 1998, three pay officers from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) stole millions of money from state coffers.

Measure calls on businesses to hire seniors

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

THE elderly in Cebu City may soon have the chance to work even after they retire after a move to require all business establishments in the city to hire senior citizens was pushed before the legislative department.

“It is common knowledge that some members of this sector are still physically and mentally capable to perform tasks that some young adults perform,” said Councilor Gerardo Carillo, the ordinance’s proponent.

Warning ignored

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

WHY did the captain of a motor banca with more than 50 people aboard ignore an advisory for small vessels not to leave Cebu’s port last Friday afternoon?

“There was no typhoon signal in Cebu at that time but there was a gale warning, that is why small ships were advised not to sail,” said Rear Admiral William Melad, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas chief.

Capitol extending aid to farmer’s group in Bogo City to market goat product

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

A GROUP of farmers in Bogo City, Cebu is getting help from the Provincial Government to upgrade the value of goats’ milk by producing and exporting goats’ milk soap.

Goat-raising is one of the six farm products listed in the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP), one of the requirements of the World Bank (WB) in releasing the P27.48-billion soft loan scheme for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

Strong current sweeps off, kills 9-yr.-old boy

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy died after he was swept away by the river current in Sitio Comon, Barangay Daanlungsod, Medellin, Cebu last Friday afternoon.

Anthony dela Peña Torino was swimming in the river along with six other children past 2 p.m. when the incident happened, police said.

Ex-south bus terminal chief rapped

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THE Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor indicted former Cebu South Bus Terminal manager Vicente Dejoras Jr. for allegedly demanding to have sex with a businesswoman in exchange for not closing her stalls inside the terminal.

Assistant City Prosecutor Fatima Asjal-Maadil found evidence to charge Dejoras with acts of lasciviousness before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities. Bail was set at P12,000.

Lessons learned from 1998 theft at Cebu City Treasurer’s Office

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

LOCAL government units (LGU) should deposit collected funds to their authorized depository banks daily and tighten internal controls.

Cebu City Budget Officer Marietta Gumia said this yesterday when asked about the lessons the City Hall learned when, in 1998, three pay officers from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) stole millions of money from state coffers.

Measure calls on businesses to hire seniors

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

THE elderly in Cebu City may soon have the chance to work even after they retire after a move to require all business establishments in the city to hire senior citizens was pushed before the legislative department.

“It is common knowledge that some members of this sector are still physically and mentally capable to perform tasks that some young adults perform,” said Councilor Gerardo Carillo, the ordinance’s proponent.

Divers discover rare seahorses

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

DIVERS have captured on camera two rare species of seahorse in the Philippines that had previously never been seen before in the country’s seas.

The photographs of a weedy pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi) and Severn’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi) were submitted to the iSeahorse website (www.iseahorse.org), which gathers sightings from the public, and have been verified by the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Project Seahorse as the first records of these species in the Philippines.

1 killed as truck plows 4 bikes

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

A PUMPCRETE truck hit a concrete wall then plowed four motorcycles in Barangay Poblacion Oriental, Consolacion last Friday night, killing one and wounding two, including the truck driver.

PO1 Raymond Lleve, traffic investigator of Consolacion Police Station, said the accident took place at 7:29 p.m. when the brake of the truck (GHE 809) driven by Abelardo Galupe malfunctioned.

PRO 7 to check background, lifestyle, wealth of personne

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

HIGH-RANKING officials of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 approve of the lifestyle check for all personnel for transparency and accountability.

Senior Supt. Conrado Capa, PRO 7 deputy director for operation, said the check will determine who are living beyond their means and whose way of life is not proportional to their net worth.

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