Ace darts player allegedly shot by police

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:38 a.m.

GODWIN Vergara who was killed by unidentified gunman on Thursday dawn was supposed to represent Cagayan de Oro City in a national darts competition in Kidapawan City today.

Cagayan de Oro Darters Association (Coda) former president Duel Bacarro described Vergara as a darts aficionado who knew his craft.

LPA leaves over P5-M damages in MisOr

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.

EVEN before “Inday” (international name: Nakri) turned into a tropical depression, a low pressure area (LPA) last week left the eastern portion of Misamis Oriental with not less than P5.13 million in damages.

Edmundo Pacamalan Jr., chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), said agricultural damages comprised mostly the estimated amount.

Summit to revive NorMin’s mining industry

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.

LOCAL miners and would-be miners were apprised of the laws governing the mining industry in the country and reminded of the immense responsibilities they hold during the Mining Summit in Misamis Oriental held here on Thursday.

Council urged to speed up farm-to-market roads

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:36 a.m.

FIRST it was the businessmen, then the tribal leaders. Now, a youth organization has appealed to the city’s legislative body to hasten the farm-to-market road (FMR) projects.

The Oro Youth Development Council (OYCD) sent a letter to city council presiding officer, vice-mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, enumerating the reasons to speed up the approval of the FMR projects.

Oro village officials tackle education woes

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

CONGESTION in classrooms and the deterioration of the students’ learning curve were among the concerns discussed in a forum attended by officials from the barangays and the city government at a resort here on Friday.

The forum was conducted by a team from Synergeia, a non-profit organization based in Manila, which is known for giving out forums and trainings to villages from the remotest areas to the urban hubs to alleviate “poverty in education.”

CSC-10 to implement computerized exams this month

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

DUE to power shortages in Mindanao, the Civil Services Commission-region 10 (CSC-10) was not able to fully implement the weekly computerized exam which was launched early this year.

“It wasn’t encouraged because of the constant blackout which hinders the new system to be productive. But now, schedules for the computerized exams are released and can be found in our website,” CSC-10 said, in a statement.

Neda NorMin presents Development Agenda

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

DIRECTOR Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of the National Economic and Development Authority of region 10 (Neda-10) presented the region’s development agenda to the business sector and the academe during the Regional Development Forum on 31 July 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The forum is conducted on a regular basis to gather multi-stakeholders’ support for positive action, evaluate development gains and gaps, and recalibrate the strategies and targets given changes in our environment.

Lung cancer cases up in Davao City CHO records 45 from Jan. to May, blames smoking

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

THE Davao City Health Office (CHO) recorded a total of 45 cases of lung cancer morbidity for the first five months this year, posing an increase compared to the number of cases in January to October last year.

The statistics gathered by the CHO from all the hospitals in the city showed that the number of patients diagnosed with lung cancer from January to October last year was only 44.

City spends millions for garbage trucks

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

THE City Government of Davao is spending millions of money as rental fee for garbage trucks monthly, an official of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) said.

Cenro officer-in-charge Engr. Elisa P. Madrazo said the city government has only three city-owned vehicles used for the collection of garbage - two garbage trucks and a compactor.

Barangays tasked to repair overpass, road railings

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

THE maintenance of overpass and road railings will soon be the responsibility of barangay leaders.

"Mas dali nila ni ma monitor kay naa ra sa ilang area (It will be easy for them to monitor as they are just in the area)," City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) Engr. Elisa P. Madrazo said.

Minda cities, provinces get automated weather stations

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

IN order to spread the network of their weather stations in the country, Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF) had given out 16 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) to different municipalities in Mindanao.

WPF was founded by a partnership between Aboitiz Foundation, UnionBank, and MeteoGroup, which is a leading European weather services organization, the foundation aims to deliver timely accurate local weather information in the country in order to help in disaster planning and preparedness.

Man shot dead while watching billiards

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:13 a.m.

A 34-year-old man was shot dead while watching a billiard game at Matina Gallera, McArthur Highway, Barangay Matina Crossing, Davao City.

The incident happened on Thursday, July 31, at 7:25 p.m.

Suspected cybersex den operators face more raps

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:13 a.m.

CHARGES continue to pile up before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao City against the two suspected cybersex den operators arrested in a raid at Purok 26, Barangay 76-A Bucana last February 15.

The list of raffled cases from RTC Office of the Clerk of Court (RTC-OCC) showed that cases filed against April Lyn Sinasap, 24, and her sister-in-law Kristine Abaro-Sinasap, 30, will be tried before the sala of RTC Branch 33 Judge Lope Callo.

IBP-Davao hosts Comelec satellite registration

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Davao City Chapter yesterday sponsored a Commission on Elections (Comelec) satellite registration at the IBP Lounge in the Hall of Justice along Candelaria St., Ecoland.

IBP-Davao City Chapter officer lawyer Butch delos Reyes told Sun.Star Davao in an interview yesterday that over 300 court and non-court employees lined up at the satellite registration.

2 killed in road mishap

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:11 a.m.

DAVAO DEL SUR - Two people died immediately after three vehicles collided at Crossing Barangay Inawayan and Baracatan in Sta. Cruz at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Dead were Irvin del Rosario Flete, driver of a Honda car with the temporary plate number 1226-122208 and his unidentified passenger.

2 men ‘salvaged’

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:11 a.m.

CARMEN, Davao del Norte - Two men were found dead in a grassy portion of Purok 20, Barangay Ising, Carmen City around 8 p.m. Thursday.

The victims were identified as JonardGalendo and Robert Galo, of legal age, residents of BalusongMatina, Barangay Matina Crossing, Davao City.

BWD to pursue Kabuyao case

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

NO BACKING down on Kabuyao.

In an official statement, the Baguio Water District asserted their allegations in the complaint filed by authorized representatives Engr. Felino Lagman and general manager Engr. Salvador Royeca before the Pollution Adjudication Board for violations of the Clean Water Act of 2004 are duly supported by evidences.

BWD to pursue Kabuyao case

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

NO BACKING down on Kabuyao.

In an official statement, the Baguio Water District asserted their allegations in the complaint filed by authorized representatives Engr. Felino Lagman and general manager Engr. Salvador Royeca before the Pollution Adjudication Board for violations of the Clean Water Act of 2004 are duly supported by evidences.

PMA affirms no hazing policy

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

FORT DEL PILAR -- The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) stressed the no hazing policy as it opens the annual entrance examinations.

PMA information chief Major Reynaldo B Balido Jr. said the strict implementation of the policy banning hazing in the academy ensures safety of incoming cadets.

BCNHS focuses on climate change

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

THE Philippine Information Agency together with Department of Environment and Natural Resources are heading a Climate Change Advocacy Campaign to promote awareness on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Students of the Special Performance for the Arts (SPA) of Baguio City National High School participated in a Forum Climate Change Adaptation and Nation Building Advocacy with the theme "Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago", organized by PIA-DENR and Pilipinas Natin.

JHMC wins 2 labor case

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:57 p.m.

THE National Labor Relations Commission recently ruled in favor of John Hay Management Corporation upholding the termination of its former employee Peter Garas who was found treasure hunting with Ken Aquilet in Camp John Hay.

In a seven-page decision issued July 17, the Sixth Division of the NLRC, through commissioner Nieves Vivar-De Castro, ruled JHMC was justified in terminating Peter Garas, former Administrative Services manager for his involvement in treasure hunting activities within the premises of JHMC.

Last-minute work for Ironman; DPWH races to fix potholes

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

CEBU CITY - The final preparations for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines are in place as the asphalting of potholes in the bike course has started and is set to be completed today.

Meanwhile, hundreds of kids are expected to take part in the Ironkids today, still at Shangrila Resort.

City Hall wants to sell 26-ha. templete site

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

CEBU City's executive department wants to sell this month the 26-hectare lot at the South Road Properties (SRP) where the templete of San Pedro Calungsod stands.

Former city councilor Jose Daluz III, chairperson of City Hall's committee on awards, said they will be submitting to the City Council in the coming weeks the endorsement that seeks to authorize the executive department to conduct public bidding for the lot.

Citom personnel ends up in hospital after she got hit by a delivery truck

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

A TRAFFIC enforcer was injured yesterday morning when she was hit by a delivery truck while chasing a jaywalker on P. Lopez St. in downtown Cebu City.

Joselyn Navecilla, 41, of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City sustained bruises in different parts of her body.

DPWH picks up road widening

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 is pushing through with a road widening project in the Banilad-Talamban corridor, in order to ease the traffic congestion.

The project, which costs P150 million, was suspended in December last year because of problems with the road-right-of-way acquisition.

Group launches forum, drive for special children

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

A FUND-RAISING campaign is ongoing to help provide therapy for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

“The campaign aims to raise awareness not only on autism but other developmental disabilities as well. And more than awareness, we want to encourage acceptance and integration,” said Pyessa Inc. operations director Justine Gloria.

Official wants probe on spreading of flies

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

CEBU Provincial Board (PB) Member Grecilda Sanchez will recommend closing poultry farms in Asturias if it’s proven that these caused the appearance of swarm of flies in the town’s seven barangays.

Sanchez issued this statement after learning swarms of flies have affected residents in the town.

7-day Capitol fair kicks off month-long rites

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

A SEVEN-day Agro Trade Fair or Tabo sa Kapitolyo is going on at the Capitol grounds to officially mark the start of the month-long celebration of the Province’s 445th founding anniversary.

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III led yesterday’s opening ceremony of the Agro-Trade Fair together with Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, Provincial Board members, and mayors in the Province.

Pampanga business group, city council to summon providers

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. or PamCham and the 5th City Council of San Fernando will summon next week internet providers to shed light on the slow internet connects currently plaguing businesses and home users.

Citom personnel ends up in hospital after she got hit by a delivery truck

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.

A TRAFFIC enforcer was injured yesterday morning when she was hit by a delivery truck while chasing a jaywalker on P. Lopez St. in downtown Cebu City.

Joselyn Navecilla, 41, of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City sustained bruises in different parts of her body.

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