Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.
A LARGE batch of wheat grain that fell from a dump truck inside the subway of the South Road Properties (SRP) caused an accident on Friday night, wounding two people and damaging six vehicles.
SPO1 Porferio Lim Jr. of the Cebu City Police Office’s Traffic Patrol Group (TPG) said the accident took place past 8 p.m. in the middle of the 610-meter tunnel while the vehicles were heading south.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.
THE barangay elections are not yet over for Cebu City Barangays Bonbon and Sambag I.
Two-time Bonbon Barangay Captain Alexander Ibarita was declared as winner by Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch 1 Judge Monalila Tecson in the Oct. 28 contest through her seven-page decision of an election protest.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:32 a.m.
THE police remain clueless about the identities of the two armed men who robbed an LBC outlet in Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City last Friday morning.
Investigators have asked for a copy of a footage taken by the establishment’s closed-circuit television camera (CCTV).
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.
RESIDENTS in the city’s mountain barangays are bracing for El Niño. Adlaon Barangay Captain Elvis Narra said their farmers are still recovering from the bad weather the past days.
Though high temperature is always observed in the months of March to May, Narra said it is different this year since farmers are still replanting their crops.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.
THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has proposed projects worth P2.099 billion for inclusion in the 2015 budget of the National Government, which is being discussed by the Regional Development Council (RDC).
The P2.009-billion proposed NIA 7 budget for 2015 is broken down as follows: P1.360 billion for Bohol; P182.65 million for Cebu; P54 million for Cebu City; P478.6 million for Negros Oriental; and P23 million for Siquijor.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.
THE Cebu City Government’s Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will try this year to implement projects in clusters, so that the bidding and work will be faster.
Acting City Engineer Jose Marie Poblete told Sun.Star Cebu that consolidating projects would make it easier for the City to get bigger contractors.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will evaluate additional project proposals of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama that amount to more than P1.559 billion.
The additional proposals under the City’s drainage master plan were submitted by Maricon Encabo, assistant city planning and development coordinator to DPWH 7, during the meeting of the Infrastructure Development Committee of the Regional Council (IDC-RDC) last March 5.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.
EVEN as a student, PLDT and Smart Communications president and chief executive officer Napoleon Nazareno wanted to be at the top. Noted for his high grades and determination, his college professor, Engr. Ely Dimagiba, could only look on proudly as one of his “best” students is currently living that dream, running the country’s largest telecommunications company and getting recognized for it.
A graduate of mechanical engineering at the University of San Carlos in Talamban, Nazareno’s climb to the top has not surprised Dimagiba.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.
THE Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) cannot file an insurance claim for the Oct. 15 earthquake that damaged its structure, which prompted the City Government to abandon the building.
The building is being demolished by the City so a new one can be built.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.
CEBU -- Twelve fires broke out in Cebu in less than 48 hours to mark the first week of Fire Prevention Month.
In Cebu City, fire destroyed five houses and wounded a paralytic man in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bulacao before Friday midnight.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.
CEBU -- Four residents in the mountain barangay of Montealegre, Tuburan tested positive for typhoid fever, the same public health problem that hit some villages of the town two years ago.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.
THE military and police have arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf member involved in the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping, a military official disclosed.
Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer Captain Maria Rowena Muyuela identified the arrested suspect as Kudairik Abdulla alias Abu Assad and Abu Boboy, a follower of Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.
THE Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has implemented a revamp in the different police stations and the public safety company, a top official said Saturday.
ZCPO officer-in-charge Angelito Casimiro said the revamp takes effect Saturday and the turnover of command will start on Monday.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.
AT LEAST 40 hectares of high-value crops went up in smoke in a more than two hours grass fire in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police said Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO) said the fire incident broke out around 3:10 p.m. Thursday in the village of ZNAC, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.
ORMOC CITY – The Australian Government and The Asia Foundation have doanted 2,000 new books to the schools damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas to help improve education in the Philippines.
Australia donated 2,000 new books to schools in Ormoc City, Leyte through The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.
A SUSPECTED drug pusher, who was caught in possession of P187,000 worth of crystal meth (shabu), is now facing charges before the City Prosecution Office in Bacoldo City.
Police filed charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against Christian Anthony Sia, alias Ian, 35, married.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.
POLICE filed complaints on Thursday before the City Prosecution Office against a tricycle driver who was tagged in the killing of a man in Brgy. 76-A, Bucana in Davao City last February 11.
Facing murder charges is Raymon Dagle after he was accused in killing Reynante Laguido, 25, a native of Davao Oriental and a resident of Quimpo blvd.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.
A REGIONAL Trial Court (RTC) in Davao City ordered the release of one the vehicles seized by the Regional Highway Patrol Unit (RHPU)-Davao in a string of anti-carnapping operations in Davao City in 2012 in favor of a bank.
RTC Branch 10 Judge Retrina Fuentes ordered the release of the Nissan Frontier Navarra with serial no. CVLULTYD40A07636 and engine number YD254230631 to RCBC Savings Bank.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.
POLICE seized around P335,000 worth of suspected shabu and arrested a suspected pusher in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 31-D in Boulevard in Davao City on Friday afternoon.
Superintendent Antonio Rivera, chief of Davao City Police Office's Investigation and Detection Management Branch (DCPO-IDMB), identified the suspect as Greg U. Inta, alias Greg, 48, a resident of Purok 8-B in Barangay 31-D in Boulevard.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.
POLICE arrested on Friday one of the most wanted persons in Davao Region in a pursuit operation in Barangay Dacudao, Calinan District in Davao City.
Combined elements of the Calinan police and the Army's 84th Infantry Battalion arrested the suspect identified as Roberto Castillote, 44, a suspected member of the New People's Army (NPA) and a resident of Sibulan, Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur. He has several aliases - Ka Marquez, Ka Marvin, and Ka Enoy.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.
AT LEAST 18 houses were razed when a fire that lasted for an hour hit sitio Upper Sto. Niño in Tibungco, Davao City on Friday, leaving more than 18 families homeless and an old man injured.
Bunawan police identified the owners of the houses as Ceferino Canoy, 50, who was injured in the incident; Rey Canoy; Diony Canoy; Ronnie Varron; Rodrigo Juntong; Angelito Forcadilla; Antonio Tincang; Violeta Gonzaga, and Mercy Inso.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.
THREE people died while three others were wounded, including a child, after a cement mixer truck lost its brakes along Km. 5 in Matina Pangi, Davao City at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The truck hit a motorcycle, which stopped in the area, before it slammed a 10-wheeler truck.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- "Ano man ang mangyari, mabuti man o hindi maganda, we must never forget the Lord Jesus Christ. Our lives should be dedicated to Him."
Gentle as always, Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, who turns 77 Sunday, shares the beauty of life with his flock, praying each day that it be lived according to His ways.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- More survivors of the recent onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas are set to receive assistance from the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham).
This developed as president Jim Jimenez and director Sonia Soto, also CLTV 36 president and general manager, presented for board deliberation projects for the utilization of the remaining P1,741,120.71 from the total P2,640,477.91 raised in the five-day "Lingap ng Central Luzon Para sa mga Biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda" telethon that ran from November 11 to 16 last year.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.
CANDABA -- A group of Candabeños led by Arnold Canimo on Friday filed plunder complaint against former mayor Jerry Pelayo before the Office of the Ombudsman.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- To address the social and health problems of the communities and families, the Provincial Government hired some 100 Kapampangan nurses recently who will be tasked to lead the 3,000 barangay health workers (BHWS) in 505 barangays of the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda is now forming the community welfare volunteers' teams in the province in order to quickly and effectively responds to the health needs of Kapampangans particularly the poorest of the poor.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Aiming to bridge the various welfare and employment programs and services for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole-3) several government agencies for the launching of the Dole-OFW Migrant's Desk recently.
Dole's partner agencies are Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and five Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in the city of Palayan and municipalities of Llanera, Aliaga, Carranglan, and Talavera.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:48 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A unique biomass and smoke-free cooking stove has been invented by Engr. Jonathan Lacayanga, chief of the Research Division of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Abucay Campus.
Lacayanga said his invention, which he calls the "vertical-fed" stove, has already been recognized by the United Nations.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:41 p.m.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The George Dewey Medical Center in this Freeport has formally opened the Subic Heart Center.
Ryan Tulio, George Dewey Medical Center, assistant hospital administrator, said the Heart Center is the first of its kind in the Zambales-Bataan area and was built "with patients from the locality and from nearby provinces in mind."
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:36 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday showcased to Manila-based ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps of Asia-Pacific countries the cultural and economic experiences Central Luzon has to offer, courtesy of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs and government and industry partners in Central Luzon.