DOH confident of China action vs bubonic plague

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 04:30 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) expressed confidence over the steps taken by the Chinese government in preventing the spread abroad of the bubonic plague that hit one of its cities last week.

DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said the decision of China to seal off the affected city is already enough to ensure that the disease will not spread further, including the possibility of reaching the Philippines.

Valdez camp acts vs graft raps

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

LAWYER Adoniram Pamplona, counsel for former Bacolod City Mayor Luzviminda Valdez, said they filed a motion to remand before the Sandiganbayan pertaining to the indictment if his client for multiple counts of graft.

Guv wears yellow ribbon pin to show support for President

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

IN A show of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III amid the controversy on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. wore a yellow ribbon Tuesday.

I’ll protect youth welfare, Puentevella vows to church

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:17 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella has promised the Diocese of Bacolod through Rev. Fr. Ernie Larida, director of the Diocese’s Social Action Center that he will not support nor tolerate activities that encourage decadent behavior among the youth.

VG Lacson opposes filing of counter charges vs SM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:17 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he is not amenable to the filing of counter charges against SM Prime Holdings Inc., a position contrary to the stand of some members of the Provincial Board.

American found dead

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:53 a.m.

AN AMERICAN was found dead inside his room in a budget motel at Yacapin-Aguinaldo streets in Cagayan de Oro around 11:30 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Oro council approves slashed P2.3-B investment plan

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:50 a.m.

AFTER many months of deliberating the annual investment plan for approval, the city council approved on Monday’s session the AIP budget but not without slashing P1.9 billion from the proposed P3.3 billion.

The city’s AIP, formulated by the City Development Council (CDC), for this year has been reduced to P2.3 billion.

Climate change campaign launched

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:49 a.m.

FOR the concerns of climate change and its effects to the environment to reach far and wide, concerned government line agencies and other stakeholders launched the country’s Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC) Tuesday here.

In the strengthened collaboration between the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in northern Mindanao, the campaign was designed to vigorously disseminate information aimed at educating Filipinos on the current trends in weather pattern–effects of the changing climate.

American found dead

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:48 a.m.

AN AMERICAN was found dead inside his room in a budget motel at Yacapin-Aguinaldo streets in Cagayan de Oro around 11:30 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Cogon police identified the victim as Thomas Woodward, 63, of Florida, USA.

Fewer children in Central Visayas underweight

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:18 a.m.

MALNUTRITION among pre-school children in Central Visayas has steadily decreased in the last 10 years, from a rate of 13.77 percent in 2004 to 5.54 percent last year.

But gains in the campaign to eradicate malnutrition should not make government and families complacent, an official of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) 7 said.

NBI 7 faked proof on Archival ambush: highway patrol officers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

FIVE former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 officials hit back at five National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 officers for allegedly fabricating evidence to make it appear they conspired to ambush lawyer Noel Archival and his two aides last February.

Long road ahead for Mananga Water Park

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 yesterday said they will evaluate the feasibility study on Talisay City Mayor Johnny V. delos Reyes's plan to convert Mananga River into a "Mananga Water Park" once they receive it.

Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 spokesman and public information officer, said they'll only do this provided that all environmental laws, rules and regulations are fully complied with.

Gov. Davide gets update on Apec summit preparations

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

SOME 2,000 delegates are expected to converge in Cebu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit next year.

Ma. Angelina Sta. Catalina, deputy director general for conference management services under the Office of the President, said four of the 21 meetings will be held in Cebu in August, September.

Jeepney drivers accuse enforcers of extortion

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:13 a.m.

TRAFFIC Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) Chief Edwin Ermac yesterday urged jeepney drivers to report traffic enforcers who collect bribes.

Reacting to allegations that some traffic enforcers collect P20 daily from jeepney drivers, Ermac said formal complaints should be made so Team can investigate.

Authorities on lookout for a new street drug

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 is joining other law enforcement agencies in the crackdown on a new drug called "Green Apple," which is reportedly sold to students and party-goers.

Atty. Max Salvador, NBI 7 director, told reporters yesterday that his office received reports about the sale of the drug here in Cebu City.

Bisdak launches 2nd Bangga

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:11 a.m.

REGISTRATION for Cebu's biggest dance competition is now open.

Bangga sa Sayaw: Metro Cebu Edition challenges all aspiring hip-hop dance groups to vie for the grand prize of P50,000 and a feature in Sun.Star Bisdak Magasin.

Cutting of trees responsibility of DPHW: mayor

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:10 a.m.

TWO years after the permit to cut the trees was issued, seven century-old acacia trees on the highway in the City of Naga have yet to be cut.

City of Naga Mayor Valdemar Chiong yesterday urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 to remove the trees, saying it is their job to do so.

Cebu policeman is Metrobank awardee

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:09 a.m.

IN his 18 years in the police service, SPO1 Reynaldo Solante had his fair share of troubles and bad luck.

He almost died, sanctioned and got estranged with his wife.

"Illegal" recruitment firm under probe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 is looking into the allegations against a recruitment agency accused of duping about a hundred jobseekers.

Atty. Max Salvador, NBI 7 director, said they received the first complaint last July 15 against the agency, which he refused to divulge pending the result of the investigation.

NBI probes 2 firms for hoarding

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:07 a.m.

TWO establishments in Cebu City are being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 for allegedly hoarding rice.

NBI 7 Director Max Salvador did not reveal to reporters the names of the business firms pending the outcome of the inquiry.

Fight drug war in coastal areas: PCAC

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:07 a.m.

THE coastal barangays in Cebu City will now be the focus of the Police Coordinating Advisory Council's (PCAC) campaign against illegal drugs.

This is because the coastal areas are possibly used as transition points for illegal drugs from one local government unit to another, said PCAC chairperson and Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella.

2 houses lost in Looc fire

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

AN early afternoon fire gutted two houses in an interior portion of Barangay Looc, Mandaue City yesterday.

No one was reported injured.

Alayon members sign pro-Roxas manifesto

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Cebu first district's Alayon Party confirmed yesterday that they are supporting Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Mar Roxas for president in 2016.

They said they are also supporting the reelection bid of Cebu Gov. Hilario "Junjun" Davide III.

Labella wants mandatory wearing of vests, gloves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

TRAFFIC enforcers in Cebu City as well as street sweepers and employees of the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will soon be donning reflectorized vests and gloves.

Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella ordered the General Services Office (GSO) yesterday to buy 500 reflectorized vest and gloves for the workers so they will be visible while at work.

City prunes, habagat looms

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:03 a.m.

THE Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CCDRRMC) received more requests for pruning of trees with the weather disturbances expected to hit the country.

The disaster council is closely monitoring upland barangays identified to be susceptible to landslides following heavy rains and strong winds experienced the past days due to the southwest monsoon (habagat).

Manifesto: Remove engineer as Talisay college president

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:02 a.m.

MORE than 600 students, faculty members and alumni of the Talisay City College (TCC) opposed the appointment of City Engineer Gamaliel Vicente Jr. as acting college president.

Based on the manifesto they signed last July 19, representatives of the local college called upon Talisay City Mayor Johnny delos Reyes to replace Vicente as acting president.

Fresh term forgives past

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:02 a.m.

TALISAY City Councilor Socrates Fernandez asked the anti-graft office to reverse its decision suspending him for three months for simple neglect of duty.

In his motion for reconsideration, Fernandez cited the Aguinaldo Doctrine as his basis in asking the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas to lift the order suspending him for 90 days without pay.

P11.8-M palay lost to ‘Glenda’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The recent onslaught of Typhoon Glenda here has left some P11.8 million in palay damages in Pampanga placing it on top of the four provinces affected by the most powerful typhoon to hit the country since super typhoon Yolanda.

The Department of Agriculture (DA), in its Summary of Progress Damage Report on Rice as of July 21, reported that some 695.47 metric tons of palay have been affected in Pampanga with some 762 hectares of rice farmlands registered as partially damaged. Most of the damaged palay crops are within their maturity stage, according to the report.

No more parties in Davao City?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

DAVAO CITY – After more than an hour of grilling, the 17th City Council recommended Tuesday for the revocation of the business permit issued to an event organizer for alleged violations committed under the 2005 Davao City Revenue Code.

Some members of the Council interrogated Katrina Mae “Kat” Dalisay, who during the one-hour grilling turned emotional, for allegedly not paying the right taxes, but she insisted that she complied the necessary obligations after the event and even asked for their consideration.

Village chief takes oath

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

AMID the interrogation of an event organizer during the privilege hour, the newly-appointed village chief of Tibungco took her oath of office Tuesday.

Merjade Calvo, former first kagawad of Barangay Tibungco, was sworn in by Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte.

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