Duterte: Misuari must not be set aside in peace efforts

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:17 a.m.

DAVAO -- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte advised Malacañang never to belittle the capability of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari with regard to the Bangsamoro peace efforts.

The call came amid the statement of Secretary Teresita Deles of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process (Opapp) saying that the congressional consultations in Mindanao on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) can still be successful even if Misuari would not attend it.

Goal: Plant 1M trees in 1 year

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

TACLOBAN CITY—A flurry of new data on natural hazards came after super typhoon Yolanda struck the country, but how can these be used to make ordinary people more prepared for natural disasters?

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez raised the need for partnership between local government units and universities to interpret vital data on hazards in their communities to ordinary people.

River survey

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

THE Cebu City River Management Council (CCRMC) will start next month a P3-million detailed survey and master plan for Mahiga River.

CCRMC Chief Jose Daluz III said that the project will guide the City, which plans to restore the river to its original width, as one solution to flooding.

Singing priest to media: Use freedom, skills responsibly

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

CELEBRATE freedom by acting responsibly and doing good deeds, a priest challenged media workers yesterday in the mass that opened the annual Cebu Press Freedom Week.

“Sa matag exercise sa atong kagawasan nga gihatag sa atong Ginoo, atong subayon sa mga maayong bulohaton (Our use of our freedom should be accompanied by good deeds),” said Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA.

6 brgys. create command team

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

TO IMPROVE peace and order in the barangays of Cebu City, the City Council approved the creation of a command center that will be supervised by the barangays.

Six barangays—Calamba, Suba, Sawang Calero, San Nicolas Proper, Pahina San Nicolas and Pasil -- along with the Police Station 6, worked together to establish the command center.

3 engrs. keep signal up during Yolanda

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

DESPITE being victims themselves, three engineers went out of their way to restore signal in areas ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda in Leyte Province.

After securing their families, Roger Gadaingan, Roel Rivera and Jerome Cañete, field operations engineers of Globe Telecom, set out to get cell sites working again and allow fellow survivors to contact their worried loved ones.

Do you know this man and what he did?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

The millennium generation doesn’t know him or doesn’t know him well enough. Older people don’t remember or have ceased caring about what he did.

Many others, his devoted followers who have helped keep his surviving family members in elected positions in government, view him in another light. To them, he was no tyrant but a brilliant leader, never mind the billions of pesos he, his wife and children have been accused of stealing but haven’t been found guilty.

How far should a protest go?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

At the U.P. Diliman, Quezon City Wednesday night, Budget Secretary Butch Abad was mobbed by students who hurled placards, crumpled pieces of paper and coins at him, shouting “Ito para sa mga ninakawan ninyo (This is for those you have stolen money from).”

One student grabbed him from the back by the collar as others tried to block his entry to his car.

7 things you need to know for this week

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

1-2 THE BIG FLOOD IN METRO MANILA: Super Mario was reminiscent of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 that flooded 80% of the National Capital Region 2009. Mario poured a a month’s supply of rain in only 24 hours last Friday. Rains in Cebu Wednesday night and Thursday led to floods and landslides in Cebu City and some areas of the province. Metro Cebu streets became waist-deep pools

Ear-cathers: “Emotional, heartfelt, presidential”

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

That’s how an aide of Vice President Jejomar Binay described his would-be speech. Floods prompted him to reset the speech at PICC, from Monday to Thursday. Did anyone shed a tear, were hearts tugged by it? Did he sound like the next president of the Republic?

WORLD’S 11 BILLION PEOPLE by century’s end-- two billion people more than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, according to U.N.-led analysts.

“Marriage is not an easy road. It’s sometimes a contentious trip but that’s life."

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

-- Pope Francis to people who were married before and couples who have been living together “in sin” and were married by the pontiff in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican Sept. 14

Top of the Week: Media fell first

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

“On Friday night, Sept. 22, the scenario began to roll. Defense Secretary Enrile car was ambushed... Using the ambush as pretext, Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 and the executive order which implemented it. ... Within two hours of the signing, the military had sealed all newspaper offices and broadcasting stations. By 4 a.m., Sept. 23, 100 of the 400 citizens listed as subversives had been rounded up and detained at Camp Crame.”

-- From “Impossible Dream” by Sandra Burton (1989)

Towns’ league now in MCDCB

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

THE League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter is now a regular member of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB).

LMP can coordinate with the board and apply specific ideas to develop the other towns based on the MCDCB’s prepared plan for Metro Cebu.

School wants to lease SRP lot

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

A PRIVATE school wants to lease an 8,000-square-meter property at the South Road Properties (SRP) where they can build pre-school, grade school and high school facilities.

Sage Prep Schoolhouse Inc. and Cambridge Child Development Centre for Progress Corp. wants to the rent the lot for 25 years, renewable for another 25 years.

Brit claims airport ‘ownership’, detained

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:19 p.m.

A BRITISH national was arrested for allegedly claiming ownership of and fencing the airport of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Christopher Paul Alexander, 44, claimed ownership of the Capitol-owned property and employed workers to fence it, police said.

ABC wants to help Citom, seeks Cebu City Hall’s nod

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

A CEBU City councilor is proposing to authorize the barangays to collect traffic fines from erring drivers in the city.

Councilor Philip Zafra, the Association of Barangay Councils chief and an ex-officio member of the City Council, proposed a resolution that seeks to help the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) collect the fines.

Duterte prefers retirement, death than presidency

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he prefers to "retire and die early" than to live in Malacañang and that he'd love to kill the person who jumpstarted the Duterte for President Movement.

Duterte dismissed anew campaigns insisting him to run for president in 2016, adding that everything just "started with a bad joke."

Rody thumbs down liquor ban leeway

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

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte thumbed down Sunday a petition circulating online asking for reconsideration so as to allow serving of liquor until 3 a.m. during weekends.

Instead of giving lengthy response to the petition posted on the website www.change.org, Duterte just reiterated that the liquor ban was implemented to discipline his constituents, especially the young ones.

Eveready launches disaster preparedness drive

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

EVEREADY Philippines Inc., in collaboration with the Davao City Risk Reduction and Management Council (DCRRMC), launched its nationwide preparedness campaign at Matina Town Square (MTS) in Davao City on Sunday.

Dubbed as "Pamilyang Ready, Ligtas na Community," Eveready brand manager Johanna Emata said the campaign aims to educate the public on what to prepare and what to do when a certain natural crisis arise.

Man shot dead

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

MEMBERS of the Buhangin Police Station are still looking for the four men behind the death of a taxi driver who was shot at Deca Homes, Barangay Tigatto, Buhangin District in Davao City on Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Edwin Lariosa Bituin, 34, driver, resident of Purok 9 at Lapanday in Tigatto. Bituin succumbed to several gunshot wounds. His body was found around 4:45 p.m.

Escaped inmate caught

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:02 p.m.

AN INMATE, who has escaped from Davao City Police Office (DCPO) jail, was arrested Saturday morning in Barangay Pangibiran in Mabini town in Compostela Valley.

Senior Inspector Dionisio Escobañez of DCPO's Investigation and Detection Management Branch (IDMB) identified the suspect as Roberto Gaking Gabini, 61, a resident of Mabini in Boulevard in Davao City.

Kidnapping group leader arrested

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:01 p.m.

COTABATO CITY - The notorious leader of a ransom gang and robbery hold-up group was arrested at 1:20 in the early morning last September 21.

The suspect was identified as Khaddaffy Guiamelon, 41, married and a resident of Mother Barangay Bagua.

Lawmaker wants ‘dike’ removed to avert flooding

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc has appealed to the local government unit here to remove the newly-built transverse dike being used as access road by quarry trucks.

Bondoc said the "road-dike" is reportedly hampering the flow of water at the Sto. Tomas-Minalin tail dike.

Parish conducts waste handling seminar

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Ministry on Service of the Holy Rosary Parish Church recently conducted a seminar on waste segregation and conversion to compost.

Former City Councilor Louie Reyes, head of the Green Youth Brigade, said residents of Hensonville Plaza subdivision attended the seminar facilitated by ministry head Sister Maria May Cano.

Hacienda Dolores residents complete skills training

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

PORAC -- Scores of residents in Barangay Hacienda Dolores completed the livelihood and skills training program conducted by I-Serve Inc. in partnership with the Porac Manpower Training Center.

Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz told Sun.Star Pampanga that the beneficiaries learned skills needed for peanut processing as a means of livelihood.

Kapampangan FB group to continue mission for poor

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Officers of the Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangan on Facebook, vowed to continue its mission of helping the indigents and sick people.

During the group’s third anniversary celebration at the Paskuhan Village here on Sunday, KKPK Founder Jetlee Tiongco said that they will continue to provide social services to the Kapampangan.

Angeles vice mayor speaks up on political plans

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – “I am open to all options except running for city councilor in 2016.”

Thus said last-termer Vice Mayor Ma. Vicenta “Vicky” Vega-Cabigting when asked about her political plans.

4 'most wanted' suspects arrested

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Four men in the "most wanted" list were arrested by members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) over the weekend.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB3 commander, said that suspects were arrested by virtue of arrest warrants.

Man arrested for illegal drugs

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

SANTO TOMAS--The police here arrested a male suspect over the weekend in a buy bust operation at Barangay Poblacion.

Chief Inspector John Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that suspect Ely Canlas, 32, was arrested in the operation after handing to a police poseur buyer a heat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.

Zamboanga inmates start lantern-making livelihood

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said the inmates at the BJMP-administered Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC) have started making lanterns as the Christmas season is around the corner.

ZCRC Warden Chief Inspector Julius Arro said that 10 inmates are involved in lantern-making activity that started last week at the detention facility.

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