Drugs in ice

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 05:07 p.m.

TIGHT security caught two female visitors of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) trying to smuggle Nubain inside the jail facility by placing it in ice last Saturday afternoon.

Resty Arsenal, 21, and Jovelyn Daclan, 32, both from Sitio Candulawan, Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City were flagged by guards at 2:45 p.m. during an inspection.

Woman faces charges for illegal recruitment

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

A WOMAN will face trial after she was charged by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly duping three overseas workers about a non-existent job abroad.

Assistant City Prosecutor Rodulph Val Carillo found enough evidence to indict Flevie Pera with illegal recruitment in large scale.

Enforce firecracker ban, brys. told

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

THE disaster office of the Cebu City Government urged the barangays and other concerned offices to help enforce the City’s policies on selling firecrackers and pyrotechnics devices.

In Talisay City, health officials urged the public to handle firecrackers properly.

‘Be spiritually ready, physically fit’

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

TO those who have marked Jan. 17, 2015 as the day to see Pope Francis in person when he visits Leyte, be prepared.

Interior Tisa fire downs house, apartment

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

A FIRE erupted Sunday in a congested neighborhood in Sitio Capaculan, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City. It destroyed a house and an apartment.

Some residents lamented that the fire hydrants installed nearby were not used, which could have snuffed out the flames quickly.

Disaster preparation tops LGU plans in 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

CEBU - The Mandaue City Government plans to build a facility where equipment for disaster response can be placed and residents in danger zones can take shelter during typhoons and other disasters.

About 193 temp workers to lose CH jobs

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government is set to lose a total of 193 job-order (JO) employees next year.

When the City Council approved a P13.4-billion annual budget for the City—the biggest budget in its history so far—they also decided not to include any allocation for the JOs next year.

CPDRC guards catch 2 with Nubain stored in ice; BBRC tightens security

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

THE disaster office of the Cebu City Government urged the barangays and other concerned offices to help enforce the City’s policies on selling firecrackers and pyrotechnics devices.

In Talisay City, health officials urged the public to handle firecrackers properly.

Lapu City throws party for kids

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:04 p.m.

ABOUT 350 children with special needs were treated to a Christmas party by the Lapu-Lapu City Government last Friday.

The children, accompanied by their mothers at the Naval Forces Central where the party was held, received toys, candies and other gifts from City officials led by Mayor Paz Radaza.

More buses to ferry bulk of passengers

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:03 p.m.

MORE buses will travel to the southern part of the Province to accommodate the bulk of passengers rushing to spend their Christmas and New Year in their hometowns, a Cebu South Bus Terminal official said.

Eddie Dusaban Sr., acting operations manager of the CSBT, said bus and mini-bus operators automatically provide more buses during peak season.

6 fall in anti-drug operations

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:59 p.m.

SIX people were caught by police in separate anti-narcotics operations in Cebu last Saturday.

The first arrest was made in Barangay Aliwanay, Balamban at 10:30 a.m. after police received a tip of an ongoing pot session.

Buzz: Solomonic decision

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.

DSEPITER his age, a young politician in Cebu should be commended for brokering a compromise between two allies.

The two allies, both top officials of a town, have been eyeing the same spot in the 2016 election. Although they belong to the same party, the two officials have been at odds since both learned about their plans for 2016.

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.

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