Cebu City Council approves P13.4B budget

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

CEBU CITY - After several deferments, the Cebu City Council finally approved yesterday the City Government’s annual budget for 2015 amounting to P13.4 billion.

‘Pusher’ falls in Guadalupe raid

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:31 p.m.

INTELLIGENCE operatives caught a suspected drug pusher during a buy-bust in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City late Friday night.

Police are also suspecting if Vincent “Towing” Gonzales, 27, is into the illegal gun business.

4T farmers, fisherfolk in province file notices of loss with PCIC

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:31 p.m.

MORE than 4,000 farmers and fisherfolk from Cebu Province who were hit by typhoons Queenie and Ruby have filed notices of loss for insurance claims with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), Regional Director Cresencio Deligero Jr. said.

Notices of loss from claim applicants are still coming, said Deligero. As of Dec. 17, 3,027 farmers and fisherfolk who suffered losses from typhoon Queenie and 1,097 from typhoon Ruby have filed their claim at PCIC’s regional office, or a total of 4,124 notices of loss.

3 road accidents; 2 dead, 6 hurt

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:30 p.m.

TWO people were killed while six others were injured in separate road accidents in the province last Friday.

A packed tricycle was hit by a minivan in Barangay Bonbon, Oslob past 3 p.m., police said.

Mini-dome for big events in Olango Island

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

THE City Government of Lapu-Lapu inaugurated a smaller version of the Hoops Dome in Olango Island last Friday, as the City continues to aggressively promote the island as a tourist destination.

Located in Barangay Talima, the Mini Hoops Dome will be a venue for big activities in the island, said Mayor Paz Radaza, who graced the event.

Lawyer prods manhunt for cops in Archival ambush

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

A LAWYER wants three policemen suspected to be behind the ambush of Atty. Noel Archival and two others arrested.

Atty. Rameses Villagonzalo, counsel for one of the complainants in the multiple murder and frustrated murder charges, sought the assistance of the Military Intelligence Service in a bid to call for a manhunt of the three policemen since their arrest warrants dated Dec. 11 were not served.

Cebu City Council approves P13.4B budget

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.

CEBU CITY - After several deferments, the Cebu City Council finally approved Saturday the City Government’s annual budget for 2015 amounting to P13.4 billion.

On the 7 days of Christmas, 0 bankers banking

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

THE Cebu Bankers Club advised the public to do their banking transactions before December 24.

The last eight days of the year, starting on December 24, will include only one banking day for most banks, and that will be on Monday, December 29.

Not invited

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

NO, CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama was not invited to the get-together attended by both councilors of Team Rama and the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK).

But only because the party was meant to be exclusively for the councilors, the mayor clarified.

CH to buy more equipment to deal with disaster

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:21 p.m.

TO BE better prepared for typhoons, the Lapu-Lapu City Government intends to get more equipment and implement a more systematic way of evacuating residents.

Mayor Paz Radaza said the City needs more machinery like chainsaws, rubber boats, generator sets and communication gadgets. Needs improvement

Model cop suffers heart attack

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

HE HAS helped rehabilitate many troubled street children. Now, it’s his turn to ask for help.

SPO2 Egmedio Felisan Jr., a staunch child advocate, suffered cardiac arrest last Thursday and is in need of financial assistance.

2.9T indigent kids treated to fun, games at gathering

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

JOHN Dale Sala, 10, went home with a bunch of goodies after he attended a Christmas party organized by the Cebu City Progressive Uptown Movement (CC-PUM).

“Naa nami pamasko. Malipay gyod akong mama ug mga igsuon ani (We’ll have something extra for our Noche Buena. My mother will be very pleased),” Salas told Sun.Star Cebu.

Capitol ‘expects’ higher collection: prov’l treasurer

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

CEBU Province’s projected collection for this year may exceed last year’s total collected revenues by around P200 million, based on records of the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO).

Provincial Treasurer Manny Guial is confident that the Capitol will collect P2.416 billion compared to last year’s P2.216 billion. If that materializes, the increase will be almost half of this year’s P407-million Annual Investment Plan (AIP) and more than the planned P110-million loan to acquire heavy equipment, which is the largest item in the 2015 AIP.

Int’l group backs call to amend fishing laws

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:53 p.m.

AN INTERNATIONAL conservation group is supporting calls for amendments in fisheries laws to enable the Philippines to comply with European Union (EU) requirements against illegal and unregulated fishing practices.

Oceana Philippines, an advocate of ocean conservation, joins 13 other nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that want amendments to the Fisheries Code of 1998.

Capitol workers get P22T bonus, as some worry over tax deduction

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

IT was a happy Christmas party for Capitol employees yesterday after they received a Christmas bonus of P22,000 each.

A total of 1,547 casual and regular Capitol employees received the extra pay.

With private sector’s help, Naga City opens new library

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

AVID readers and students in the City of Naga will no longer have to look far just to enjoy a good book or two.

This, after the City of Naga and SPC Power Corp. inaugurated a new air-conditioned public library and computer laboratory at the St. Francis Ocean Park, just a few meters from City Hall.

Police chiefs sing carols, give goodies

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

POLICEMEN from the San Nicolas Police Station sang Christmas carols to some residents of six barangays yesterday dawn.

CCPO Acting Director Conrad Capa joined the caroling organized by San Nicolas Police Station Commander Chuck Barandog.

DepEd director seeks police assistance

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) 7 Director Carmelita Dulangon sought the help of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 after receiving threats through a text message.

PRO 7 Director Prudencio Bañas said that Dulangon last Thursday showed him the threatening message she received.

Intel cops shoot, kill ‘hired gun’

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

AN armed person was shot dead by the operatives of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City Police Office yesterday dawn in Barangay Lorega, Cebu City.

Rosalino Lambo, 32, was allegedly brandishing his .45 pistol, which alarmed residents of the barangay.

Airport upgrade hits snag

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

CEBU -- The GMR-Megawide consortium will not be able to start its airport expansion project until the Philippine Air Force (PAF) vacates the 39-acre lot where the second terminal building will be constructed.

Council takes a break with banter, #M&M

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

DESPITE their political differences, members of the Cebu City Council took the time to have a get-together and celebrate Christmas.

Photos of last Thursday’s party circulated on social media after Councilor Alvin Dizon posted these, with the caption “One team for a better Cebu” and the hashtag #M&M.

Enforcers to spend holidays on streets

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

TRAFFIC enforcers in Cebu City will work during the holidays as Mayor Michael Rama expects the traffic congestion to get worse.

Rama said traffic enforcers and other personnel who will defy his order may lose their jobs.

Council defers budget approval

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

THE Cebu City Council has again deferred the approval of the reduced proposed annual budget of the City Government for 2015 amounting to P13.4 billion.

This, since Councilor Noel Wenceslao wants to know what items have been deleted in the budget, while Councilor Gerardo Carillo wants to read first the entire budget.

HPG officials must explain why suspects disappeared

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said Camp Crame officials have to explain why Highway Patrol Group (HPG) officials who were accused of killing lawyer Noel Archival and his two aides are no longer in their custody.

Davide said he would like to request police authorities to cooperate with the prosecution for the speedy resolution of the case.

Capitol: We will not pay

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III reiterated that the Capitol will not pay the contractors of the previous administration whose contracts were not authorized by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB).

Davide referred to one of the past administration’s contractors, Duros Development Corp. (DDC), who filed a complaint to claim their unpaid dues.

Mayor wants another bidding

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday declared the bidding for the first phase of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) a failure and ordered the City Legal Office to review the composition of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

In a Dec. 18 order, Rama required another competitive bidding for the first phase of the CCMC.

Group throws party for urban poor kids

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

A NON-government organization will host today a Christmas party for about 3,000 children from underprivileged families in Cebu City.

The Cebu City Progressive Uptown Movement (CC-PUM) will prepare food and distribute gifts to some families in 49 urban barangays in Cebu City.

Police chiefs sing carols, give goodies

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

POLICEMEN from the San Nicolas Police Station sang Christmas carols to some residents of six barangays yesterday dawn.

CCPO Acting Director Conrad Capa joined the caroling organized by San Nicolas Police Station Commander Chuck Barandog.

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 vs 3 ex-Highway Patrol Group officers

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.

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