School, fuel firm eye SRP

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:49 a.m.

TWO more companies submitted proposals to the Cebu City Government to lease portions of the South Road Properties (SRP).

Bright Academy and Play House Children's Center wants a 25-year lease on two hectares in the SRP for a new campus.

Capitol workers to receive CNA bonus tomorrow

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:40 a.m.

CAPITOL employees are expected to receive the P15,000 Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) bonus tomorrow, Acting Cebu Provincial Budget Officer Danilo Rodas said.

Rodas said yesterday that the Capitol employees’ payroll for the CNA bonus has been prepared and forwarded to the Provincial Accounting Office.

Council defers projects under Pagcor funds

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:31 a.m.

THE Cebu City Council will hold the approval of all resolutions on the charges made against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) funds. The City has pending Pagcor charges worth P3.9 million that have yet to be issued with certificate of availability of funds (CAF) by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

Based on the financial status of Pagcor funds submitted by City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas to the council, as of last month, requests for funding under the account has reached P12.3 million.

Family of man shot by cop to file murder case instead

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:29 a.m.

THE family of the 26-year-old man allegedly shot and killed by a police officer in Lapu-Lapu City last Tuesday plans to file a murder case against the suspect, the police said.

The police prepared affidavits to file homicide charges against PO2 Franklin Bulaquia, 37, but family members of Golgie Donor came to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) and said they will file a murder case instead.

Task force seizes chopped shark

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

NINETEEN kilos of what is believed to be thresher shark meat were confiscated yesterday afternoon by the Cebu Provincial Anti-illegal Fishing Task Force in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Tubigag Manok in Asturias.

Capitol chief security officer Loy Madrigal, also head of task force, the meat was sold by Sene Deblosan for P40 per kilo.

BOPK retains majority in council despite split

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

REDRAWN party lines in the Cebu City Council may mean reopening the discussion on issues that were previously sidelined because one party had a clear majority.

These include the delayed Ciudad public-private venture in Barangay Apas and the handling of Province-owned lots occupied by informal settlers in Cebu City.

PNoy appoints 38 prosecutors

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:03 a.m.

THIRTY-SIX prosecutors were appointed by President Benigno Aquino III in the prosecution offices in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Naga, Carcar and Bogo, and Cebu province.

Two prosecutors were also added to the Office of the Regional Prosecutor (ORP), which is based in Cebu City.

Sharks ‘take’ plea to the streets

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:59 a.m.

DILI mi karne (We are not meat products).”

The message, hand-painted against a backdrop of shark images, easily catches the attention of pedestrians outside the St. Joseph’s Academy in Mandaue City.

Dumpit appeals decision

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:58 a.m.

SPO1 Adonis Dumpit wants to be acquitted of any criminal liability in the death of robbery suspect Ronron Go in 2004, saying he shot the latter in self-defense.

This was the gist of the motion filed by his lawyer Benjamin Militar yesterday afternoon, in a bid to persuade Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 Judge Ester Veloso to reverse her decision finding the police officer guilty of homicide.

Higher taxes loom

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

CEBU - Real property and business owners may have to pay the City Government of Mandaue higher taxes starting next year.

The City Council is set to pass an ordinance updating the City’s schedule of fair market values (SMV) and another ordinance raising business tax rates, with no one opposing the measures in yesterday’s public consultation.

5 robberies so far in August

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:52 a.m.

A GASOLINE station lost about P20,000 to four robbery suspects last Tuesday afternoon in Balamban, Cebu.

The FB Gasoline Station was the fifth establishment robbed so far this month in Cebu City and Cebu Province.

Some Cebuanos: PNoy’s support a betrayal of parents legacy

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:48 a.m.

AS THE nation commemorates Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s 31st death anniversary today, his son, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, continues to draw criticism for saying in a television interview that he is open to changing the Constitution.

In Cebu, a church official, three lawyers and non-government organizations expressed their opposition to any move to amend the Constitution.

CPDRC guards to be moved

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

TWO more companies submitted proposals to the Cebu City Government to lease portions of the South Road Properties (SRP).

Bright Academy and Play House Children's Center wants a 25-year lease on two hectares in the SRP for a new campus.

City to see road-sharing experiment soon

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.

A ROAD-SHARING activity will be organized by different sectors in Cebu City next month.

As part of efforts to respond to climate change and to lessen traffic congestion in Cebu, concerned groups plan to establish a “green loop,” which incorporates a plan to share the road among pedestrians and motorists.

Third-party expert to check trees’ health sought

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

BRING in a third-party licensed tree pathologist.

This was the decision that representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 and Movement for a Livable Cebu (MLC) agreed in a multi-sectoral dialogue yesterday afternoon.

CCTVs now required in hospitals

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:32 a.m.

THE Cebu Provincial Board approved the ordinance requiring all hospitals and health institutions in the province to install security cameras in “critical” areas.

These critical areas include wards, pathological nurseries or neo-natal intensive care units, emergency rooms and other areas determined by hospital policies.

Drug ops net 4 men, P300T shabu

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

OPERATIVES from the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) arrested three suspected drug pushers in an operation that started in Sibonga and ended in the neighboring Carcar City.

In Sibonga, the PIB team initiated a buy-bust against drug suspects Rey Llanos and Jonathan Nacua Dayagan in Barangay Poblacion at 4:20 p.m. last Tuesday.

DENR names sitios in Cebu City susceptible to landslides, flooding

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

SOME 103 sitios in Cebu City has been identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as susceptible to landslides, while 168 sitios are susceptible to flooding.

DENR recently conducted a geohazard mapping in the city and the initial results were presented to the City Council yesterday.

Villagonzalo I placed under calamity state

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

THE Cebu City Council yesterday declared the fire-stricken Sitio Villagonzalo I in Barangay Tejero under a state of calamity.

The declaration will allow the City Government to use its calamity fund to extend additional help to the fire survivors.

One-armed athlete from Mandaue shines in Asean competitions

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.

ARMAN Dino lost part of his right arm in a firecracker accident when he was seven years old. But his disability did not stop him from reaping medals in national and international sporting events more than 20 years later.

Buzz: Who will run for Mandaue mayor?

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

THIS early political leaders are already planning whom to field and support in the 2016 elections. Decisions, of course, will be made in the run-up to the deadline for filing COCs. But negotiations and trade-offs have already begun.

In Mandaue City, for example: the mayor, who will reach his term limit, may run for vice mayor. The congressman, who still has one term, may run for reelection, not for mayor, as earlier speculated. Who’ll be the group’s mayoral bet then? A dark horse looms, who’ll face the opposition’s probable bet, the daughter of a former city mayor.

4 dads leave BOPK

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

FOUR Cebu City councilors decided to leave the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) to form an independent bloc in the City Council, in the wake of disagreements on how the South Road Properties (SRP) should be sold.

Ex-cop tagged as number one robbery personality in Cebu

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

A DISMISSED policeman, tagged by police as the number one robbery personality in Cebu Province, was arrested during a raid in Barangay Lamac, Consolacion yesterday morning.

Supt. Rodolfo Albotra Jr., head of Cebu Provincial Police Office’s intelligence and investigation section, identified him as PO2 Antonio Aguisanda.

3rd bridge project may face less ‘red tape’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:18 a.m.

THE local governments of Cebu Province, Cebu City and Cordova can pursue the construction of a third bridge between mainland Cebu and Mactan Island, as a joint venture with a private company, said the chief counsel of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center.

Robbers hit on another pharmacy

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

A ROSE Pharmacy branch in Barangay Pitogo, Consolacion lost P80,000 in cash to three men last Monday afternoon, barely two hours after the Three-Sixty Pharmacy heist in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City.

The police said business establishments with insufficient security measures—such as armed security guards and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras—are common targets of robbers.

Body includes 2 Cebuanas in short list of candidates

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.

TWO Cebuana lawyers short-listed for the post of deputy ombudsman for the Visayas are relying on their integrity and independence to get the appointment.

Lawyer Carla Juris Narvios-Tanco, director of the Visayas Ombudsman’s public assistance and corruption prevention office, welcomed the decision of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to include her among the five short-listed candidates, whom she described as formidable.

Cop surrenders after ‘shooting’ lover’s brother

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

A POLICEMAN allegedly shot and killed the brother of his live-in partner during a confrontation in Sitio Kawot, Barangay Bankal in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday morning.

Golgie Donor, 26, died from two gunshot wounds, said PO1 Jomar Florentino of Lapu-Lapu City Police Office's Homicide Section.

Mental health for workers pushed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 urged private offices and big corporations, such as those in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, to promote mental health among their workers.

Emalyn Fernandez, DOH 7 mental health focal person, told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday that companies must come up with stress debriefing activities for employees to balance work and life.

Japanese national hangs self

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:10 a.m.

CEBU - A Japanese national allegedly hanged himself inside his rented room in Sitio Univille, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City last Monday afternoon.

Masaki Hashimoto, 31, from Osaka, Japan allegedly hanged himself with a rope tied to a wooden beam.

Bonbon bridge is falling down?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:07 a.m.

ILLEGAL excavation is reportedly threatening the structural integrity of the Bonbon Bridge.

This is why Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the illegal excavation of sand and gravel in the mountain barangay of Bonbon stopped.

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