'Dare to Live' reaps awards in Sinulog 2015 film fest

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:21 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- A film about children diagnosed with cancer ruled in this year's Sinulog Video Documentary & Short Film Festival.

2 fallen heroes now home again

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 03:10 a.m.

CEBU -- The remains of two Cebuano police officers killed in Maguindanao arrived home yesterday morning, placed inside flag-draped caskets that fellow police officers carried slowly across the tarmac of Mactan airport as colleagues saluted and relatives wept.

2 heroes now home again

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:57 p.m.

CEBU -- The remains of two Cebuano police officers killed in Maguindanao arrived home yesterday morning, placed inside flag-draped caskets that fellow police officers carried slowly across the tarmac of Mactan airport as colleagues saluted and relatives wept.

‘There were so many things we wanted to do’

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:56 p.m.

IF SHE could give one last message to her husband, Dr. Christine Cempron would say it in Cebuano.

“Whenever I spoke in English, he would always say, ‘Nosebleed!’,” the 33-year-old wife of PO1 Romeo Cempron said, her face lighting up.

Functioning MRFs would’ve help cut down waste collected from barangays

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:53 p.m.

NOT all barangays in Cebu City have a completely functional materials recovery facility (MRF).

Tax holiday ‘to encourage’ payment

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:52 p.m.

DELINQUENT taxpayers in Cebu City may be in for a tax holiday.

In his proposed ordinance, Councilor Noel Wenceslao wants to waive interest on unpaid real property taxes (RPT).

CH to hire additional manpower

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:51 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government is set to form its own project team to supervise the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

NGCP asked to explain spending

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:50 p.m.

THE National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms (Nasecore) yesterday asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to order the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to explain how it used the funds granted to it in the past years.

The ERC conducted a hearing for Visayas stakeholders last Wednesday on the NGCP’s application for the approval of the maximum allowable revenue for 2015 and the net performance incentive for 2014 under the Rules on Setting Transmission Wheeling Rates.

Organizers seek bigger venue for Sinulog Grand Parade

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:49 p.m.

ORGANIZERS of the Sinulog Grand Parade admitted that crowd control was one of many problems they encountered during this year’s celebration.

World’s wetlands disappearing

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:48 p.m.

THE international convention advocating for the conservation of wetlands revealed that 64 percent of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900.

Immigration bureau achieves 45-second processing standard

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:42 p.m.

AN arriving international passenger can be cleared at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in 30 seconds, officials claimed.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Siegfred Mison announced the upgrading of the bureau's facilities through the installation of 29 passport readers and 20 complementary computers.

Cops secure Cambang-ug hall

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:41 p.m.

CEBU Provincial Police Office (CPPO) Director Noel Gillamac ordered Supt. Ricky Delelis to secure the barangay hall of Cambang-ug, Toledo City, following reports that workers fear for their lives, while the suspect in the killing of their barangay captain remains free.

Gillamac wants two policemen assigned in every shift at the barangay hall for 24 hours, after he received reports that barangay workers refuse to go to work after the death of Captain Timoteo Largo, 65, last Jan. 6.

Rob suspect flees from policemen, shot, wounded

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:26 p.m.

A MAN who allegedly robbed a gasoline station was shot and wounded by police following a brief chase in Pinamungajan, midwest of Cebu, last Friday morning.

Luciano “Badyaw” Saramosing Jr., 27, drew his .38 revolver, but was shot first by PO2 Froilan Velasquez in the left leg.

Prov’l police office formally named after revolutionary hero

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:25 p.m.

IT’S official.

The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City is now named after a local revolutionary hero, Gen. Arcadio Maxilom, said CPPO Director Senior Supt. Noel Gillamac.

Bodies of 2 Cebuano commandos due today

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 01:26 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- The bodies of two Cebuanos who served in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) are expected to arrive today (January 31) in Mactan, nearly a week after 44 of the country’s elite policemen died in an operation in Maguindanao.

Bodies of 2 SAF men from Cebu due today

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 01:11 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- The bodies of two Cebuanos who served in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) are expected to arrive today (January 31) in Mactan, nearly a week after 44 of the country’s elite policemen died in an operation in Maguindanao.

9 LGUs get checks to be distributed to typhoon survivors

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:22 a.m.

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has distributed checks worth P2 billion as shelter assistance to typhoon Yolanda survivors in nine local government units in northern Cebu.

The Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) funds went to Sta. Fe, P95.83 million;

CIDG anti-crime drive nets 13 suspects, shabu in 3 days

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:20 a.m.

LAW enforcers arrested 13 persons, among them a fugitive and a policeman, and seized more than P1 million worth of illegal drugs and firearms in Central Visayas in the last three days.

Senior Supt. Ritchie Posadas, director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7, said that the haul is part of the police unit’s “one time, big time” nationwide operation against all forms of crimes.

City Hall complex to rise at the SRP?

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:00 a.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama plans to transfer City Hall to the South Road Properties (SRP.

That way, all offices of the City Government will be in one place and it will be near other government offices.

MCIAA to build PAF’s ‘replacement’ buildings

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:59 p.m.

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has agreed to build 17 structures for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) before demolishing its buildings at the Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base.

P1.5M worth of shabu seized from ‘pusher’

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:58 p.m.

ANTI-DRUG operatives recovered P1.5 million worth of suspected shabu in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City late Thursday night.

The City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Caidsotg) of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) also arrested 25-year-old Richardo Plano, who is a porter.

City prepares for another bidding for new hospital

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:57 p.m.

CEBU City Hall will soon conduct the rebidding for the construction of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

Mayor Michael Rama yesterday said the documents for the rebidding are already being prepared.

DOH team sent to hospital to start probe

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:56 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 has started its investigation into the death of a mother at the Mandaue City Hospital.

It yesterday sent a fact-finding team led by Dr. Sophia Mancao, head of the DOH 7 licensing enforcement division, to the City Hospital.

2 councilors return P20T to City Hall

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:55 p.m.

TWO more Cebu City councilors returned to the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) the P20,000 calamity assistance they received from the City in 2013.

Councilors Mary Ann de Los Santos and Roberto Cabarrubias gave back the money after the recent notice of disallowance issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) on the release of the calamity assistance.

Closure of slaughterhouse looms

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:54 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government has yet to submit documents required by the Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office to exempt itself from paying tax for operating a slaughterhouse in Mandaue City.

City Treasurer Regal Oliva said he may recommend next month to the City Legal Office to order the closure of the facility.

Girl’s skeleton found in Ronda

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:53 p.m.

A SKELETON of a girl was found on a riverbank in Ronda town in southern Cebu last Thursday afternoon.

JVR revokes exec functions of 3 allies

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:52 p.m.

TALISAY City Mayor Johnny De los Reyes revoked the executive functions of three of his allies in City Hall.

In separate orders, De los Reyes repealed the executive functions of Vice Mayor Romeo Villarante and Councilors Danilo Caballero and Aldin Diaz.

Carmen Copper, workers forge 5-year deal

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:51 p.m.

THERE is a drop in copper price in the world market but Carmen Copper Corp. (CCC) officials assured its workers of economic benefits, a provision in an agreement signed yesterday.

The CCC management is hoping that there will be no more disagreements with the workers after a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) was signed.

Lapu mulls aid for 23 ‘abused’ fishermen

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:50 p.m.

FISHERMEN from Lapu-Lapu City who were rescued from alleged human traffickers in the seas of Palawan last week may soon be given temporary livelihood through a cash-for-work program.

Mayor Paz Radaza said yesterday that the City Government will tap the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide temporary livelihood to the 23 fishermen who claimed to have been maltreated and forced to work without pay by a Cebuano fishing boat owner for two months.

Prosecutor charges man for ‘raping’ friend’s lover

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:49 p.m.

SHORTLY after the clock struck midnight last Jan. 1, marking New Year's Day, Elsa (real name withheld) tried to rouse her live-in partner, Ben, who fell asleep after he had a drinking binge with his two friends in his home in Cebu City.

Around 1 a.m., 27-year-old Wilmer Himaoras Hilbero, one of Ben's friends, greeted Elsa and invited her for a drink.

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