Flood answers seen, not done

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 01:01 a.m.

THE Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) is pushing for ways to solve the flooding problem in Metro Cebu, which were identified as early as two decades ago.

These solutions include cleaning and improving the rivers and building large dams in upland areas, among others.

Not once, but thrice

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:47 a.m.

PUBLIC utility jeepney drivers will hold a rally on Monday to reiterate their opposition against increased penalties for traffic violations.

About 300 members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) Cebu are expected to attend the protest action that will begin at 8 a.m. and end around 5 p.m.

Cebu City studies claims against slaughterhouse

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

CEBU City Hall will look into the legal basis of claims made by the Mandaue City Government against its slaughterhouse.

Cebu City Legal Office Chief Gerone Castillo said he will meet with officials of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF), the City Health Department and the City Treasurer's Office on Monday to discuss the issue.

BJMP asked to keep guards at facility

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

CEBU City’s Police Coordinating and Advisory Council (PCAC) has asked the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to put on hold its plan to recall its 18 personnel deployed at the Operation Second Chance (OSC).

In an approved resolution, PCAC said it’s for the “best interest” of the children in conflict with the law (CICL), who are housed in the juvenile delinquent facility.

Street children get ‘spiritual aid’ from policeman

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

SPO3 Isagani Ceniza started as a patrolman for the Integrated National Police (INP). He used to carry a gun while he chased after criminals in Cebu City.

That was 26 years ago, and the INP has since become the Philippine National Police after merging with the Philippine Constabulary.

Tabogon Municipal Hall loses donation box

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.

A DONATION box inside the Tabogon Municipal Hall was stolen last Thursday.

Police still have to determine the amount inside the box, which was placed near a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Minor faces homicide, illegal drugs charges

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

BRETT (real name withheld for being a minor) uploaded the picture of himself with Daniel “Jun” Cañete in his Facebook account last Tuesday night.

The image shows the 16-year-old dropout leaning on the florist; both are smiling. Brett did not write anything to describe the picture.

Abad: Cebuanos will have say on 2015 budget

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

BUDGET Secretary Florencio Abad promised to hold consultations in Cebu and other parts of the country to get inputs for the proposed 2015 national budget, which will be debated in Congress plenary next month.

Abad, who was in Cebu earlier this week, said Malacañang—through the Development Budget Coordinating Committee—set the ceiling for the proposed budget at P2.61 trillion, about 15 percent more than the P2.26 trillion budget for 2014.

Police prep for next week’s holiday

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

SOME 300 policemen from the Regional Public Safety Battalion will be deployed in Central Visayas next week in preparation for All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.

A heightened alert status, which means all policemen in the region are required to report for duty, will be declared on Oct. 30.

High power cost ‘continues to be an obstacle to economic growth’

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.

CALLS to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to address a looming power crisis in 2015 should lead to lower, not higher, electricity cost.

Orlando Oxales of CitizensWatch told the 888 News Forum last Tuesday that the high cost of power in the country is a major obstacle to further economic growth.

SC junks poll petition to disqualify Sonny O.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:32 a.m.

THE Supreme Court has junked the petition that sought to cancel the candidacy of Toledo City Mayor John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña in the May 2013 elections.

The SC en banc upheld the resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which ruled that Osmeña did not misrepresent himself when he stated in his certificate of candidacy (COC) that he is a resident of Barangay Ibo, Toledo City for 15 years prior to the elections.

Police arrest Canadian over unpaid ticket

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:31 a.m.

A CANADIAN national was arrested at the airport after allegedly failing to pay a travel agency in Carcar City for his ticket last Thursday.

Samuel Camga, 36, from Quebec, Canada, was apprehended by the Police Civil Aviation Security (PCAS) 7 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport when he tried to leave Cebu.

Shooting kills carpenter on V. Rama Ave.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

A 54-YEAR-OLD carpenter was after he was mistaken for a drug user on V. Rama St. Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City at 8 p.m. last Thursday.

Francisco Amaya, a resident in the area, was sitting by the roadside when three unidentified men got off from a taxi. One of the three shot Amaya twice.

Marcos goes around the nation...

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

SEN. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. denied he is running for a higher post just because he is going around the country.

As chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Marcos said he is roaming around the nation to solicit sentiments on the Bangsamoro Act and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reforms Act.

...to consult youth on proposed SK reforms

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

THE youth should not be punished for any lapses in government, hence, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) should not be abolished, said Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.

Marcos, the chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government consulted about 1,400 students of the Cebu Normal University in Medellin last Oct. 15 on his proposed reforms on the law governing SK.

Laborer charged for shooting guard

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.

FOR stabbing a security guard to death, a construction worker will face trial after he was charged in court by the Cebu City Prosecutor's Office.

The complaint against laborer Benhur Capito was not disputed.

Fiscal airs complaints vs. oil exploration

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

CEBU Provincial Prosecutor Pepita Jane Petralba wants a monitoring team to oversee the oil exploration activity in Alegria, Cebu, her hometown.

Gov. Hilario Davide III said the Capitol will help.

Quarrel with girlfriend leads man to shoot self in head

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

A 30-YEAR-OLD local government worker attempted suicide in Barangay South Poblacion, City of Naga at 3 p.m. yesterday.

The man tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the head using a .38 revolver.

Buzz: Breast awareness month

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

A PRICEY club in a city in Cebu recently implemented a policy allowing female guests who do not wear bras to go through its doors free of charge.

The club says the policy is part of their contribution to the breast cancer awareness program. Many women welcomed the idea because to get a table at the club, one has to shell out P4,000.

PNP to add cops in ‘problem areas’

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:03 p.m.

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy 1,300 police personnel in eight "problem areas" in the National Capital Region (NCR) in relation to its campaign against criminality, an official said Friday.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said he ordered NRC Police Office Director Carmelo Valmoria to divide the 1,300 additional police forces to reduce the crime rate in the problem areas, which includes the areas of Masambong in Quezon City, Sampaloc in Manila, Pasig City and Mandaluyong City.

Drivers to hold transport strike on Monday

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

DRIVERS and operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) will hold a nationwide transport strike on Monday, October 27, to demand the lowering of fuel prices and scrapping of the law deemed as anti-driver while PUV fare price increase won’t be included.

The transport sector refers to the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 01 2014 issued by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) that is being implemented by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Church leader hopeful of soldiers’ release

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

BOTH the New People’s Army (NPA) and the military have expressed desire to hasten the release of two government soldiers held captive by the Maoist insurgents for more than two months already, a church leader said Friday.

Bishop Felixberto Calang, of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), said he sees no problem why Private First Class Marnel Cinches and Private First Class Jerrel Yorong should not be let go by their captors in a few weeks’ time.

Pasko Fiesta execom formed

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has created the executive committee of the 2014 Pasko Fiesta sa Dabaw.

Duterte chairs the committee, while Assistant City Administrator for Operations, lawyer Jhopee A. Agustin, is co-chair.

Congestion in jail noted

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

THE Baguio City Jail needs to be decongested.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his recent visit at the Baguio City Jail observed the jail has become cramped.

Markets of Resistance opens in Baguio

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

GOING back to the basics.

The public can barter goods in exchange for artworks starting this weekend as artists stage Markets of Resistance in the Summer Capital.

Ramos: ‘Best is soon to come’

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

IF YOU are to read between the lines, it's almost like former President Fidel V. Ramos is already endorsing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the presidency.

Ramos and Duterte attended the BIMP-Eaga event at the SMX Lanang Thursday morning where both declared that all is well in Mindanao, particularly Davao City.

Benguet readies for bigger Adivay

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Governor Nestor Fongwan announced a bigger Adivay celebration next month.

Fongwan said the sacrifice the province made last year was in the name of victims of Typhoon Yolanda which pushed the province to tone down celebrations of the annual Adivay.

Bloggers unite to promote Davao

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

SEVERAL bloggers based in Davao met Friday afternoon in a "Twitter party" that aims to promote Davao City through social media, touted as one of the most influential media platform today.

In collaboration with Rappler.com, the event #ShareDavao was held at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge. Six out of the 70 registered members of the group Davao Bloggers Society trooped to The White House armed with their gadgets for a blitzkrieg promotional campaign.

2 killed, 2 injured in road accidents

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

TWO men died while two others were hurt in two separate road accidents on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning in Davao City.

The first accident took place around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday along C.P Garcia Highway, Buhangin, fronting Colegio de San Ignacio, involving one Isuzu Sportivo driven by Oscar Rigor del Rosario, 64, a resident of 174 Victoria Hills in Bago Aplaya, and one motorcycle driven by Lloyd Igagamo Zulueta, 29, a resident of Purok Awha, Riverside, Barangay 19-B in Bacaca.

Baguio’s anti-smoking campaign intensified

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

THE Baguio City Government intensified the anti-smoking campaign with the conduct of surprise inspection of business establishments to ensure that they are complying with the provisions of Republic Act 9211 or the "Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003" and City Ordinance 8 series of 2008.

Combined elements from the Alay sa Kalinisan Inc. (ASKI) last week rounded up more than 20 establishments along Session Road and General Luna Road which were found violating the anti-smoking laws by allowing smokers and even minors to smoke within their premises.

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