THE collegiate basketball wars return with the first game of the best-of-three series for third place between losing semifinalists University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc (Cesafi) tournament at the Cebu Coliseum tonight.
In the opening game, high school toughie Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles will protect an 11-game winning streak as they start the second round of the semifinals against the struggling Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildkittens at 5:15 p.m.
THE wife of an international furniture company executive was arrested for theft last Sunday but she was released yesterday after posting bail.
Marites Gonzales Lampert was arrested in her house in Maria Luisa Estate Park in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City by Mabolo Police personnel, based on a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Mercedita Dadole-Ygnacio of Regional Trial Court Branch 20 in Mandaue City.
MARITES Gonzales Lampert posted bail yesterday for two counts of theft.
Acompanied by her lawyer, Marites, wife of Dedon chief executive officer Herve Lampert, appeared at the Mandaue City Regional Trial Court Branch 58 around 8 a.m. and posted bail of P80,000.
CEBU -- The Cebu City Government, together with some sectors, will field 66 buses to help passengers who may be affected by the transport rally today, Tuesday.
Piston-Cebu head Greg Perez said their rally will start at 9 a.m. when they march from Fuente Osmeña to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom), among others.
MORE than 30,000 teenagers registered for the February 2015 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election at the close of the registration period yesterday in Cebu Province.
In Cebu City, a total of 6,600 young people registered to be able to vote in the SK election.
POLICE arrested last Sunday a suspected robber who was allegedly responsible for stealing P18,000 cash and a security guard’s shotgun in a gasoline station.
The robbery happened on Gov. Cuenco Ave., Nasipit, Talamban last Thursday dawn.
SENATOR Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito supports a mass transit system for Cebu, as a way to decongest traffic and alleviate poverty in the countryside.
“If we put up mass transit, people will work in the city and live in the countryside,” the senator told reporters in a press conference he called last Friday.
MURDER and frustrated murder charges were filed yesterday against a police official in connection with last Friday’s shooting inside a bar in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City.
WHOEVER bought the winning ticket in last weekend’s lotto draw will be P294.6 million richer.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) branch officer-in-charge Glen Rada confirmed yesterday that the winner bought the ticket at a lotto outlet in Barangay Pit-os, Cebu City.
A CEBU City Hall employee and former head of City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) is accused of pointing a gun at his neighbor last Saturday night in Barangay Punta Princesa.
Dennis Jabonero, 61, was reportedly mad after his cable wire was stolen.
A PREGNANT woman allegedly ended her life after a quarrel with her live-in partner in Barangay Triumfo, Carmen last Sunday morning.
Jealousy could have driven Lexy (not her real name), 29, to hang herself inside their house, said PO2 Jovanni Calderon of Carmen Police Station.
CEBU City Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) and the organizers of last Sunday’s road-sharing experiment to submit a report on the activity’s impact on traffic.
“For the motorists who were stranded, they found the experiment very disturbing but for the participants, they are quite happy,” Labella told reporters.
THE Cebu City Police Office released a sketch of one of the suspects in the ambush of businessman Jonathan Go and his seven-year-old daughter.
The sketch is based on two witnesses’ accounts.
A COLLECTOR lost P28,000 cash and his motorcycle to two armed robbers in Barangay San Nicolas last Saturday afternoon.
Hermes Jongoy, 48, a collector of Exotic Steel Fabricators, said that just as he was eating snacks in a bakery near his office, two armed men declared a hold-up.
A BARANGAY captain was shot and wounded by his nephew while pacifying a commotion in the mountain village of Amatugan, Tuburan last Sunday night.
Braulio Umandac, 54, the village chief of Amatugan, sustained a gunshot wound in his left leg. His nephew Joseph Umandac, 21, was arrested by police after the incident.
GUESS WHO ARE THESE WOMEN...
... THE GIRL FRIEND OF A SENATOR, whose affair brings him to Cebu as often as he could and benefits Cebuanos in the form of projects from PDAF and DAP (when they were still available). There’s obviously a legal impediment as the man is married.
CEBU City may soon see another multi-sports complex that will rise at the South Road Properties.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama approved to allocate 10 of the 300 hectares of prime property at SRP, which will house a new multi-purpose arena, an Olympic-standard swimming pool, a track oval, archery range and a baseball/softball stadium.
CEBU -- At least P182.2 million in projects funded through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were implemented in Cebu from 2011 to 2013, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Eight incumbent senators and two former ones requested for DAP funds, mostly to build or rehabilitate roads and school buildings.
ORGANIZERS of the Green Loop experiment in Cebu City yesterday welcomed the chance to make more people aware of the need to give pedestrians, bikers and people who don’t own cars a safe share of the road.
But they and some drivers who bewailed the traffic that built up also observed some hitches, including the need for better road discipline.
THE Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has recorded a total of 259 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for the first eight months of the year.
Two out of the 259 new cases have developed into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids).
WEARING skin-tight jeans, T-shirts, caps and sneakers, motorcycle mechanic Jojo Gicale and his friends performed skateboarding tricks on Osmeña Blvd. yesterday.
They didn’t worry about road safety, or being apprehended by traffic authorities.
THE Association of Barangay Council (ABC) in Cebu City has required the barangays to conduct an inventory of all the creeks and rivers, including coastlines, in their area.
ABC president Philip Zafra said that during the third ABC general assembly last Saturday, the barangay captains agreed on the matter.
EVEREADY introduced “e-balde” in Cebu City yesterday to educate the public on disaster preparedness.
E-balde stands for emergency balde (pail).
FOR allegedly pointing a gun at a 14-year-old boy and mauling him, two village guards were charged with a criminal case before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.
Celestino Avila, Barangay Kamagayan councilor, filed a complaint against tanod Demetrio Cabaguing and Noeh Vargas for allegedly violating Republic Act (RA) 7610, or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.
THE Mandaue City Government has tapped two non-government organizations to install a water system in its relocation site for families living too close to waterways.
The City has partnered with the Tubig Pagasa and the Water and Life Philippines as it hastens the development of the 6.5-hectare relocation site in Barangay Paknaan.
TWO men died while their companion was seriously wounded in a head-on collision between a motorcycle and van in Barangay Poblacion, Liloan at dawn yesterday.
The van was driven by a Korean national.
THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7 will conduct two public hearings this month to get the sentiment of the labor sector on the proposal to integrate the P13 cost-of-living allowance (Cola) in the basic wage.
RTWPB 7 labor sector representative Jose Tomungha said that the hearings are set on Oct. 13 in Bohol and Oct. 14 in Cebu City.
A 26-YEAR-OLD detainee of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) reportedly hanged himself with the use of an improvised rope inside the comfort room of the jail’s isolation cell.
Niño delos Reyes of Barangay Sabang, Sibonga, Cebu was found dead by the other detainees at 10:15 p.m. last Saturday.
AS THE adage goes: No two people are the same.
When Ayala Center Cebu customer attendant Iris Melodia found a pouch containing more than P64,000 and checks worth more than P750,000 inside a restroom cubicle last July, she did hesitate but turned it over to the mall’s management.
THREE deceased media personalities were honored for their contribution to nation-building in the field of journalism during the unveiling of markers in Argao, Cebu led by Mayor Edsel Galeos and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale.
The late Cerge M. Remonde, Wilfredo A. Veloso and Clodualdo K. Bajenting, who were all born and raised in the southern town, had a street named after them.