‘Focus on FOI bill, not impeachment’

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 03:01 p.m.

LAWYER Enrique Tabino said Congress should focus on passing the Freedom of Information Bill instead of prioritizing the impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III.

Tabino, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter, said he believes the impeachment complaints against Aquino will not prosper.

Leonardia pushes for airport expansion anew

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

BACOLOD City Rep. Evelio Leonardia has asked anew the Department of Transportation and Communications to act on the proposed expansion of the Bacolod-Silay Airport.

“While we have started preparing our tourism facilities and roads, we also need to upgrade our gateways to prepare Bacolod and the rest of Negros Occidental for the tourism boom expected in 2016,” Leonardia told Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya in a letter.

Silay police chief, aide injured in road accident

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

THE police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental and his aide were injured in a road accident at Taytay Pedrosa, Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday morning.

Supeintendent Rosauro Francisco and Police Officer 1 Walter Tabilon, who was the driving the vehicle, sustained minor injuries when their Mitsubishi Strada Pick-up hit the bridge across a creek.

Man who shot self in critical condition

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:57 p.m.

A MAN believed to be suffering from depression is in serious condition after he shot himself outside their house at Zone 1, Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Jhunel Yanson alias “Nonoy,” 36.

Lending collector robbed in Vista Alegre

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:56 p.m.

A LENDING collector lost his collection of P5,000 and his personal belongings when three unidentified men robbed him at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Edgardo Mabuti, 28, Purok Villamar, Barangay Estefania.

Silaynon nabbed for gun possession

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:54 p.m.

A MAN from Silay City was arrested for illegal possession of firearms in a checkpoint operation conducted by Police Station 9 at Araneta Street in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City Friday evening.

Arrested was Warlito Nicavera, 36, of Colisap 2, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

TWG to tackle HB 4722

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.

The House committee on local government has formed a Technical Working Group (TWG) to discuss on the details of House Bill 4722 filed by Bacolod City Rep. Evelio Leonardia.

The bill is an act extending scholarship benefits to recognized illegitimate children of barangay officials.

Bomb attack foiled at NAIA

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:39 p.m.

MANILA -- Four people were arrested Monday after they were allegedly caught in the act assembling explosive devices inside a parked car at the compound of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) intercepted at the airport's parking lot B a white Toyota Revo sports utility vehicle (license plate WMK 129) loaded with improvised explosive devices.

Armed group raids guard post in a Bukidnon

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

SUSPECTED members of the New People's Army (NPA) swooped down on the security post of a privately-owned subdivision in Bukidnon and took away their firearms shortly before noon on Saturday, authorities said.

The military said around 40 to 60 Maoist insurgents raided a subdivision in Barangay San Miguel, Manolo Fortich town around 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Bukidnon governor invites Binay, Roxas

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

MALAYBALAY CITY – Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the guest of honor Monday as Bukidnon celebrates the centenary of its foundation as a province.

Binay has confirmed his attendance, provincial administrator lawyer Nestor Cajes said.

Burglars grab Cebu town’s P430,000

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

THE town of Pinamungajan lost about P430,000 in employees’ salaries and taxes after unidentified persons broke into the town hall at dawn Sunday, in what police described as a “copycat” burglary.

Pinamungajan is the fourth town whose treasurer’s office was ransacked within the last seven days, and the crime bore striking similarities to the burglaries in the northern towns of Compostela, Carmen and Sogod, police said.

Workers from 12 countries in Cebu to build houses

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

INSURANCE company Pru Life UK and Prudential Corp. Asia’s charity, the Prudence Foundation, have sent 80 employee-volunteers from 12 countries to build houses in Barangay Maricaban, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.

Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy said this will continue their long-term commitment to contribute to the recovery of the Visayas, which is still rebuilding nearly 10 months after Yolanda struck.

Cosap gets parents’ nod to do random drug tests

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) consulted the parents and guardians of the students from secondary schools in the City and agreed to submit their children to a random drug test.

This, as Cosap named Barangay Banilad as the ninth drug-free workplace after no one tested positive of illegal drug use during a surprise drug test last week.

Construction of medical center stalled

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City, which is located inside the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) here, will not be completed by December in time for a series of meetings in January 2015 in relation to the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) Summit.

This was according to the Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine), the main contractor of the GGLC project, which is being implemented by the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC).

Foundation’s medical mission benefit Lubao folks

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

LUBAO- Some 2,000 indigent individuals here benefitted from a medical mission dubbed "Puso Para Sa Bayan Caravan" sponsored by the J.C. Binay Foundation over the weekend.

Makati Congresswoman Mar-Len Abigail Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said the caravan is aimed to provide health, legal and other social services to poor families in different parts of the country.

LPA affects 300 families in Oro

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO (Updated) – The heavy downpour brought by a low pressure area (LPA) caused flooding in some villages and the inundation caused traffic compelling taxi drivers to stop plying their routes on Sunday.

Several villages like Carmen, Kauswagan, Bulua and Calaanan have been flooded on Sunday. The City Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has reported over 300 families were temporarily sheltered in evacuation centers due to flash floods.

Pedicab driver shot dead in Mexico

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

MEXICO, Pampanga -- A pedicab driver was shot dead by a still unidentified riding-in-tandem at Sitio Centro, Barangay Lagundi, police said on August 28.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Gerald Simbillo, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico, Pampanga.

CPA to install 10 buoys

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

GENERAL Manager Edmund Tan yesterday said the Cebu Port Authority (CPA)appropriated P52 million last Aug. 29 to buy 10 navigational buoys to guide outgoing and incoming vessels in the Mactan Channel in response to the recommendation of the Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI).

The BMI, which is chaired by Rear Admiral Luis Tuazon Jr., reviewed the investigation on the collision of Mv St. Thomas Aquinas and Mv Sulpicio Express 7 and recommended the installation of buoys in Mactan Channel.

Police conducts training on barangay peacekeeping

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- The Police office in Pampanga recently conducted a training for members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) in Apalit town.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police office head, said the training is aimed to create awareness on the role of barangay officials in maintaining peace and order and at the same time to train barangay peacekeepers.

Popular nursery rhymes now in Kapampangan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Holy Angel University (HAU) Center for Kapampangan Studies and Pampanga Tourism Office celebrated the “Aldo ning Amanung Sisuan” last August 29 with the launching of the first album compilation of Kapampangan nursery rhymes at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol.

Kapampangan designs showcased

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— Local fashion designer, stylist, hair and makeup artists here in Pampanga recently showcased their world-class creations and collections through the launching of Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week 2014 at the Plaza Atrium, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.

The Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week is a local version of the prestigious Philippine Fashion Week which aims to flaunt the creativity of Kapampangans.

LMP to give projects to 38 towns

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

IN order to bring development to Cebu, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Cebu created the Municipalities Development Framework to put more projects in the 38 towns.

Arlington Pond fire razes 2-story apartment bldg.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

AN afternoon fire destroyed a two-storey apartment in Arlington Pond, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Cebu City yesterday.

The Cebu City Fire received the fire alarm at 5:25 p.m. and placed it under control at 5:43 p.m.

37 thefts take place every day in region: PRO

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

AN average of 37 thefts and 12 robberies were recorded every day in the region from January to July this year, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 records showed.

Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Regional Intelligence and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) of the PRO 7, said that from the first quarter of this year, they recorded 7,725 theft incidents.

Mandaue’s ‘vision’ gains support

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

MANDAUE City officials and employees celebrated the city’s 45th Charter Day last Saturday with a parade and a “vision rally” where they voiced support for the City’s goal to become the country’s main source of top-quality goods.

Wearing white shirts marked “I Am Mandaue,” hundreds joined the mid-afternoon parade that started at City Hall and ended at the City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Report hospitals that ask for advance payment: group

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

THE Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) is urging the public to report to the hospitals that demand advance payment as pre-requisite for confinement or medical treatment of patients in emergency situations.

CA upholds verdict for 2 frat members

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

THE Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the conviction of two members of the Alpha Kappa Rho (Akrho) fraternity for the death of a 19-year-old business management student they mistook to be a rival group member in 2003.

The CA’s 19th Division upheld the decision of Regional Trial Court Judge Bienvenido Saniel Jr. finding Sherwin Que and Anthony John Apura guilty of murder.

Kamagayan folks seek City’s help

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

AT LEAST 37 families in Sitio Sto. Niño, Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City are seeking financial help from the City Government, as they have been ordered by the court to leave the area where they are residing.

Last Aug. 11, Municipal Trial Courts in Cities (MTCC) Branch 3 Sherrif III Loyd Tagalog served the notice ordering the 37 families to vacate the area. They are to leave the property and remove their structures five days after receipt of the notice.

Firm ‘working fast’ on Tuburan bridge

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

THE contractor of the Suba Bridge of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been working overtime to complete the project on Sept. 9, said Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante.

Man shoots neighbor dead, charged

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 charged the municipal disbursing officer of Borbon, northern Cebu for shooting to death his neighbor who allegedly tried to kill his sister’s live-in partner.

A homicide complaint was filed against Margarito Ornopia Jr. before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor.

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