‘Bumpy ride’

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

SEVERAL kinks need to be ironed out for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) to succeed, according to a Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) consultant on the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board.

Rene Santiago, a transport and traffic specialist, shared his insights after reading the project’s feasibility study prepared by the World Bank.

Cebu lawmakers: Consult more on the Bangsamoro proposal

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

CEBU - Six Cebuanos in Congress said Saturday they support the government’s dream of a lasting peace in Mindanao, but would like to hear what their constituents think of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Shabu worth P105T found inside baby diaper

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:57 p.m.

THREE persons, including two teenagers, were arrested during a raid on an alleged drug pusher’s lair in Barangay Sambag II, Cebu City at dawn last Friday.

Police found seven packs of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P105,000 wrapped inside a baby diaper in the house of Jaime “Amahan” dela Peña.

Osca urged to consult seniors first

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca) to submit its proposal to donate a portion of its annual financial assistance to the elderly for the construction of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

“I will wait for it and I don’t want to dictate (to) them on what they have to do,” the mayor said.

Store owner loses possessions ‘worth P2.5M’ to a blaze

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

A FIRE destroyed a store and damaged two houses on V. Rama Ave. in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City late yesterday afternoon.

FO2 Renato Borres, investigator of the Cebu City Fire Department, said they received the call for help at 5:56 p.m.

Bry. Subangdaku awarded for child-friendly policies

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.

FOR its effort to promote the welfare of children, Barangay Subangdaku received an award from the Mandaue City Government and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7.

It was hailed the most child-friendly barangay among 27 barangays in the city and received P150,000 in cash prize.

Drivers, operators warned of repercussions if they join strike

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

A TRANSPORT strike is a strong ground to cancel the certificate of public convenience (CPC), or franchise, of a public utility jeepney (PUJ).

This was the comment made by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 Director Ahmed Cuizon.

Local films get Council’s support

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

TO promote local films, the Cebu City Council has approved the measure creating the Cebuano Cinema Development Council (CCDC).

In his ordinance, Councilor James Cuenco, who chairs the committee on tourism, said CCDC is tasked to formulate and implement policies and programs to upgrade the art of filmmaking and encourage the production of Bisayan language films.

Ex-HPG cop asks DOJ to reverse decision linking them to killing

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

ONE of three former members of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse the prosecutor’s resolution indicting them for the ambush-slay of lawyer Noel Archival and his two aides in Dalaguete, Cebu earlier this year.

LTFRB 7: Exempt yellow taxis

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 recommended the exemption of all tourist metered taxis from a Cebu City ordinance requiring all public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install an emergency assistance device.

City Ordinance (CO) 1975 mandates all PUV operators to install the device, represented by a small blue bulb, atop the vehicle.

Villarete says bizman’s plaint already answered

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

GENERAL Manager Nigel Paul Villatete refused to comment on the latest complaint filed by businessman Crisologo Saavedra against former Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officials in connection with the unfinished administrative building project.

Villarete said that the Office of the Ombudsman, in 2006, required MCIAA to comment on the complaint against former MCIAA general manager Adelberto Yap and others.

Ex-HPG cop asks DOJ to reverse decision linking them to killing

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 recommended the exemption of all tourist metered taxis from a Cebu City ordinance requiring all public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install an emergency assistance device.

City Ordinance (CO) 1975 mandates all PUV operators to install the device, represented by a small blue bulb, atop the vehicle.

Boy, 1, drowns in excavation

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

A TODDLER drowned after falling into a pool of water while his parents were reportedly busy tending to their stall at a fair in Aloguinsan town, midwest Cebu last Friday.

Kent Narvasa, who was one year and five months old, was found by his mother in an excavated hole with waist-deep water located several meters away from the fair.

Man hunted for killing another

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

POLICE are hunting down an unidentified armed man who allegedly killed a mobile phone technician at Purok 2 Salmonan in Barangay 23-C on Quezon blvd. in Davao City on Friday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Armand Catada Rosas, 46, a cellular phone technician, of Lakandula in Agdao District.

Raps filed vs man who robbed driver

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

POLICE have yet to file charges against a suspect who robbed a jeepney driver at Bankerohan Public Market in Barangay 5-A Davao City on Friday.

Facing theft charges was Roger Amante, 23, a resident of Buhangin District.

Travel clearances pushed to protect kids

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

IN ORDER to protect children from various child abuses when traveling outside the Philippines, an official from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Davao Region stressed the importance of travel clearances.

"It is important to protect them from various forms of child abuse such as human trafficking (that is why) we always ensure that children's rights are protected while on travel and while visiting other countries," DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon, said in an article published on their website.

Sales agent sued for theft

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

A SALES agent of a merchandising company is facing multiple qualified theft charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 17 for failing to return the invoices and trust receipts worth more than P300,000 from 2011 to 2012.

Facing 21 counts of qualified theft charges is Jonathan Basco, sales agent of the JECO Distributors Co.

3 men face homicide charges

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:27 p.m.

THREE men are facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after they were accused of stabbing a taxi driver dead on May 3 at Villapark Subdivision in Cabantian, Davao City.

Facing homicide charges are alias Ric Ric Traya, alias Bon Jovi and alias Amang Babatuan, all residents of the same place of incident accused of killing Midvalley Taxi driver Isidro Juanillo.

Man in gun raps arraigned Friday

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

THE man who was charged for illegal possession of a firearm which was issued to a former police officer is set to appear before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 for his arraignment on Friday.

A source from the RTC Branch 16 who refused to be named for lack of authority to speak told Sun.Star Davao that respondent Raul Altamirano is set to appear next week to determine whether he enters into a guilty or not guilty plea on the charges filed against him for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

9 injured in vehicular accidents

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

NINE people, including a six-month old child, were wounded in two separate vehicular accidents in Zamboanga del Sur, the police ported.

Wounded in the first accident were Arsenio Abellanosa Jr., 46, Ronelio Rego, 27, Ruel Tamba, 19, and, Ignacio Jovita Jr., 34.

Port cargo-handling firm boosts capability

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

THE Zamboanga City Integrated Port Services, Inc. (ZCIPSI) has acquired two new heavy equipments to boost the firm’s cargo handling capability at the local port.

ZCIPSI President Samuel Simon said the new equipment they acquired include two units of Japan-made China-assembled 3.5 tons capacity forklifts.

11 unregistered motorized banca engines seized

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA police and personnel of the City Agriculturist Office have confiscated 11 engines of unregistered motorized banca east of this city, the police reported.

Police Station 1 Commander Senior Inspector Salvador Galvez said the 11 engines and an improvised compressor were confiscated around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday along the coast of Limaong village, 83 kilometers east of Zamboanga City.

BJMP celebrates Nacocow

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have lined up activities in line with the celebration of the 20th National Correctional Consciousness Week (Nacocow).

The celebration, which reeled off Thursday and will end on October 30, is in line with Presidential Proclamation 551 that declared every last week of October as National Correctional Consciousness Week.

P6-M worth of shabu seized in Cotabato City

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 07:24 p.m.

MANILA - Police have intercepted a P6-million worth of suspected shabu and arrested three suspects in a checkpoint operation conducted recently in Cotabato City, an official said Saturday.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. said the illegal drug weighed approximately one kilogram and was placed inside a large transparent plastic sachet.

Gov't prepares vs Ebola for Yuletide season

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 07:24 p.m.

PHILIPPINE health authorities have strengthened the mechanism to fight Ebola virus, especially with the expected arrival of Filipinos returning to the country for the Christmas season, a Palace official said Saturday.

"Pinapalakas pa ng ating pamahalaan ang paglatag ng epektibo at matatag na depensa laban sa Ebola virus," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

LTFRB to discuss issues on Uber

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.

THE Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to tackle issues on the management of high technology application Uber regarding the franchise violation.

Some operators of Uber continue to ferry passengers without a franchise.

Palace hails PH’s tourist destination recognition

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 07:22 p.m.

MALACAÑANG welcomed Saturday another recognition for the Philippines' tourism sector after it was named "a must-see destination in 2015" by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.

"Ikinagagalak natin ‘yan sapagkat talaga namang ikinararangal ng ating bansa ang pagkakaroon ng pinakamagagandang isla at magagandang natural endowments kaya naman dinarayo ito ng mga mamamayan mula sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a radio interview.

Aquino to inspect terminals, ports for All Saints' Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 07:21 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will inspect bus terminals, seaports, and airports this week in preparation for the All Saints' Day, a Palace official said Saturday.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that all government agencies are already doing the necessary preparations.

US Marine's Filipino guard to receive award

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 05:15 p.m.

MANILA - A soldier tasked to secure a United States Marine accused of killing of a transgender Filipino will receive an award for showing restraint and professionalism when the victim's camp forcibly entered the compound that he guarded.

Cayetano uncertain whether to run for president

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 02:04 p.m.

SENATE Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano is having second thoughts on running for presidency in 2016 after his ratings slid down in the latest survey on presidential preferences.

"All politicians want to run but whether I'm running in 2016, I don't know. With the present ratings, who would run?" he said.

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