Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 03:12 a.m.
GAMES and Amusement Board (GAB) chairman Juan Ramon "Monju" Guanzon declared on Monday that the betting operation of jai alai in the province and other parts of the country is illegal.
Guanzon said the Cease and Desist Order, which GAB issued on March 3 against Meridien Vista Gaming Corp to close down all its off-fronton betting stations covers the whole country.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 03:12 a.m.
THREE persons died on the spot while two others were wounded in a road accident in Barangay Pasil, EB Magalona early morning on March 26.
PO1 Bernard Barquilla, traffic officer on duty at the EB Magalona police, identified the victims as Jessrel Baron, Rammy Jarder of Sitio Cabiguhan, Barangay Lopez Jaena, Sagay City and Joel Bermejo of Barangay Mabini, Escalante City.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 03:10 a.m.
BACOLOD will provide six new vehicles to the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) under the leadership of Bacolod City Director Ricardo T. Dela Paz.
The newly-designated permanent BCPO Director made the announcement on Monday following the confirmation of his permanent position to the BCPO top post.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:13 a.m.
A FORMER member of the media was arrested Sunday evening by elements of the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) allegedly for raping his live-in partner.
Police Chief Inspector Reynante Reyes, RSOG head, identified the suspect as Edward Balida, 41, a resident of District 2 in Barangay Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City. He was formerly connected with Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) and RPN in Cagayan de Oro.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:12 a.m.
A MAGNITUDE-4.5 earthquake hit Cagayan de Oro City again at 1:32 p.m. on Monday.
On March 18, the city was also shaken by a magnitude-3.3 earthquake, which sent fears among the residents who saw the destruction of the magnitude-9.0 quake that hit Japan on March 11.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:10 a.m.
CAGAYAN de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez called on his fellow lawmakers not to support the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, saying it is against the country's religion and Constitution.
Rodriguez, who earlier announced his disagreement to the bill, said he learned that the bill violates the rights of mothers to bear children.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:10 a.m.
MISAMIS Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno has called on the people to preserve nature as one way of preserving lives.
Moreno cited the tragedy that happened in Japan on March 11 as wake-up call to take care of Mother Earth.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:09 a.m.
CAGAYAN de Oro Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez led the groundbreaking and turnover of different infrastructure projects in the city on Monday.
Rodriguez said the projects are expected to boost the lives of farmers from the rural villages in the city's second district, which are one of his priority commitments.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:08 a.m.
A PLEBISCITE is needed in any amendment resetting the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) election, said Senator Francis Escudero.
Escudero, chairperson of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said the people can directly participate in a plebiscite.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:58 a.m.
LONDON -- As Brazil prepares to host Fifa's World Cup in 2014, the Philippine Azkals aim to qualify for the first time.
The Azkals have been very successful lately making football history in our country. They made history first in December last year when they made it to the semis of the prestigious Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:27 a.m.
MANILA -- Senator Panfilo Lacson, who has been identified as friendly to the Aquino administration, said Monday that he didn't feel like an ally of the President while he was on the run.
Although Lacson disappeared in the last months of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's term in office, the current administration pursued the case against him.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:09 a.m.
CEBU CITY -- Raw coal supply for the power-generating operations of Kepco-Salcon Power Corp. (KSPC) are running low and an executive said the company has only enough coal in its stockyard to last until Wednesday.
But in a separate interview, Department of Energy (DOE) Visayas Director Antonio Labios assured that power supply in Metro Cebu and the rest of the region will not suffer.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:08 a.m.
CEBU CITY -- Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said there's no need to make her beauty enhancement a big issue because these procedures are no longer taboo.
She said she was not offended when singer Rico J. Puno asked her, within earshot of some people, if she had beauty enhancement by celebrity cosmetic treatment specialists Drs. Vicky Belo or Manny Calayan.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:07 a.m.
DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio warned on Monday against violence when transport groups here join a nationwide protest strike on March 31.
The mayor said the use of road spikes during the one-day protest action will be strictly prohibited. Criminal sanctions await violators, she said.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:54 a.m.
HOW is Cebu Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez Jr.’s health?
Members of the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) raised yesterday the need for an official update, as they considered the possibility of having an acting vice governor designated.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:53 a.m.
THE radiation emitted from Fukushima Nuclear power plant in Japan is likely to reach the country because of partial meltdown, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology in Manila said.
Dr. Romeo F. Quijano said during a forum Friday organized by environmental group Panalipdan that the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant has an underlying effect in humans, especially to unborn children.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:51 a.m.
MEMBERS of the Radio Mindanao Network Davao Employees' Union (RDEU) chided the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) for dragging its foot in approving certification election issued two months ago.
The certification election is a process by which the rank-and-file employees affirms the union and can embark on a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation with their employer.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:50 a.m.
THE president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in Cotabato died while his wife is in critical condition after they were attacked inside their house.
The victims were identified as municipal councilor Allan Joseph Balios, 47, and his wife Arlene, 46, residents of Barangay Kitacubong, Alamada.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:49 a.m.
MILITARY officials in Davao City downplayed the recent survey showing the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as being the most corrupt agency based on the perception of the Filipino people.
Pulse Asia, on its March 2011 Ulat ng Bayan, said 48.9 percent of Filipinos believe that graft and corruption
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:47 a.m.
THREE days prior to the closure of the Inayawan landfill, barangay officials discussed solutions to Cebu City’s garbage problem.
Officials of the city’s 80 barangays agreed yesterday to implement waste segregation, composting of biodegradable matter and recycling or re-using of non-biodegradable materials.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:38 a.m.
EVEN if she supports the bid of 11 barangays to declare Olango Island as a separate town, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza fears the proposal could affect the lone district status of the city, as well as its share of the internal revenue allotment.
Lapu-Lapu’s loss could be Mandaue City’s gain, as Mayor Jonas Cortes said yesterday that Olango’s proposal to become a town could help his city in its bid to become a lone district.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:35 a.m.
THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) filed a complaint for child pornography and human trafficking against a businessman who allegedly abducted a 13-year-old girl last Saturday.
The minor was accompanied by personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Services and city police officers in filing the charges against Romeo Lim-Rañola, a motorcycle dealer.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:33 a.m.
THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) received reports that there are some City Hall employees who are taking illegal drugs.
Cosap chairman Joey Herrera disclosed that eight employees of a City Hall department allegedly have been visiting a drug den in the city.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:31 a.m.
THE Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (Palea), together with other labor groups in Cebu, held an indignation rally at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to condemn President Benigno Aquino III for allowing the local carrier to push through with its outsourcing plans.
Nicanor Labrado, director of the Palea Mactan board, said if PAL pushes through with labor contractualization and outsourcing, some 400 employees based in Cebu will also lose their jobs.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:28 a.m.
LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Paz Radaza will call the attention of the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (CFARMC) to address the spate of incidents involving the illegal collection of marine life, such as shells and rare corals.
In an interview yesterday, Radaza told Sun.Star Cebu she was shocked by recent reports that some barangays in the city were involved in the illegal business of selling rare corals and shells.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:28 a.m.
WITH no witnesses to testify for him, Joavan Fernandez’s claim that he was harassed by four unidentified men remains uncorroborated.
As of yesterday, acting Talisay City Police Station Chief Errol Francis Deveyra said no one came forward to identify the four men who allegedly harassed Joavan.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:26 a.m.
THREE waterfalls, a forest and a few caves in Cebu City are just some of the attractions the 8th Visayas Mountain Festival will feature.
For the first time, the festival will be held in Cebu City, with the City Government taking the lead in promoting the activity as part of its program to make Cebu City an “Event City.”
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:25 a.m.
A THREE-story concrete building will be the new home of the Fuente Police Station in midtown Cebu City.
The new police station will be constructed in front of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 headquarters along Osmeña Blvd.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:24 a.m.
A FISHERMAN from Bohol, who drifted for days in the sea, was rescued on the shore of Barangay Pasil, Santander, Cebu last Saturday morning.
Pablo Consun, 68, a native of Inabanga, Bohol, was found at 10 a.m., said PO2 Gery
Tayad in a phone interview yesterday.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:23 a.m.
FAMILIES of three Filipinos sentenced to die in China may only be able to see their kin on the day of their execution, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
The agency has no other schedule for the meeting between Sally Villanueva, Ramon Credo, and Elizabeth Batain and their respective families, DFA spokesman Eduardo Malaya said in a radio interview.