Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:54 a.m.
“THE people have spoken. I respect that.”
Mayor Vicente Emano says this in television news report when asked how he takes the big blow on his political career after he loses the mayoralty bid in the city against Misamis Oriental governor Oscar Moreno in the May 13 elections.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:53 a.m.
TOPPING the recent 2013 Criminologist Board exam never crossed Xian Hilot Gaje’s mind. She is the first woman to top from her school in this male dominated program.
Xian along with Roland Bayangan tied up in the top spot garnering a rating of 90.85 percent.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:35 a.m.
CEBU CITY -- Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Gregorio Larazabal will review and analyze records on the May 13 elections to help determine what next step Representative Pablo John Garcia will take.
Garcia, outgoing congressman of Cebu Province’s third district, lost by 163,906 votes to lawyer and former Cebu City councilor Hilario Davide III.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:29 a.m.
THE outcome from last Monday’s election shows there is a Catholic vote, said one of the most vocal campaigners against the Reproductive Health (RH) law.
Of the candidates endorsed and campaigned for by the Lay Initiative for Elections 2013 (Life), six out of 12 made it to the Senate and seven out of eight in Cebu will be joining the Lower House.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:10 a.m.
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) 7 has ordered an investigation on the hiring of 17 nurses for the Cebu City Medical Center who were not interviewed by the Personnel Selection Board.
The Human Resource and Development Office, through acting head Evangeline Abatayo, confirmed that only three of the nurses were interviewed.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:08 a.m.
PROVINCIAL Board Member Wilfredo Caminero attributed his recent victory in the second district congressional race to the farmers and fisherfolk in the province.
“Kay kining mga tawhana sleeping giant, nga maoy makatampo pag-irog ug pagdasig sa economiya sa lungsod (They are the sleeping giant who can move and stimulate a town’s economy),” he said.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:06 a.m.
FRESH off a reelection victory, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will leave for a 22-day vacation today. However, he’s not saying where he’s going.
For his equally successful runningmate, Vice Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella, he will hold a victory party tonight and a thanksgiving mass.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:05 a.m.
IRINE Cantal dressed up and went to the Benedicto College carrying a brown envelope filled with copies of her resume.
She has been looking for work for the past six weeks, handing out copies of her resume and taking tests in one hotel after another.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:03 a.m.
A GROUP of journalists from Thailand met with the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) yesterday. They’re here because they want to write something good about the Philippines.
Anucha Charoenpo, vice president of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA), said members of their media organizations were divided into groups.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:02 a.m.
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has saved a man from Cebu City from spending his entire life in prison for an illegal drugs sale.
The appellate court’s Special 12th Division reversed the lower court’s decision finding Solomon Dequitos guilty of violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:00 a.m.
THE MV Maria Angelica Grace was removed from the Cabahug private wharf in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City last week, allowing the facility to operate again more than two months after the vessel capsized.
Philippine Coast Guard Cebu Station Commander Weniel Azcuna said the Uni Orient Pearl Venture Inc., the firm hired to salvage the vessel, was able to tow the vessel some 200 meters away, after a failed attempt last month.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:59 p.m.
A FAMILY of 14 from Cebu City was injured after the sports utility vehicle they were riding fell into a ditch in Barangay Poblacion West in the southern town of Moalboal last Saturday night.
PO2 Romeo Legaspi Jr. of the Moalboal Police Station said the accident happened at 7 p.m. when the white Galloper (MDX-554) driven by Edwardo Badayos lost control.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:58 p.m.
THE police arrested last Friday night three men who were allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a policeman in Barangay Looc, Danao City.
Supt. Resty Santos, Danao City police chief, identified the suspects as Ronstel Casas, 27; Rollie Capin, 31; and Brave Alvaro, 19.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:56 p.m.
AN unknown man shot and killed a woman in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City last Friday night.
Jovelyn Pepito Casida, 28, died after being shot in the eye allegedly by the driver of a motorcycle she was riding at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:49 p.m.
THE police are eyeing family dispute as most likely the motive behind the killing of a 33-year-old man in Dipolog City, although they have yet to identify the suspects.
Killed was Chris Paul Carillaga, a resident of Locsin Street, Taclobo village, Dumaguete City, and temporarily residing in the village of Usocan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:48 p.m.
A 60-YEAR-OLD died while five others, including an eight-year-old boy, survived although wounded in a road accident in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) said the accident happened around 10 a.m. Friday along the national highway in the village of Lourmah, Mahayag town.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:48 p.m.
THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has required its 38 new scholars to attend a one-month Science and Technology Learning Assistance Program--Summer Enrichment Class to prepare them to become competitive in college.
The one-month program, which started last May 8 and is set to end on the 29th of this month, is being held at the Western Mindanao State University’s (WMSU) College of Science and Mathematics.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:47 p.m.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- At least 75 percent of the whole service areas of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) in North Cotabato province experienced brownouts that lasted for 13 hours on Thursday, starting 11 p.m.
Officials said it was not yet part of the rotating load curtailment imposed by the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:46 p.m.
REELECTED Davao City Representative Karlo B. Nograles called on Saturday for unity "among all sectors," which "should begin right now" to effectively serve the people of Davao City.
He said: “As we begin anew, I extend my hand of friendship and cooperation to all persons and sectors. I believe that the people elected us to perform a service for the community and that must begin right now, with us united in our common cause to serve.”
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:45 p.m.
KIDAPAWAN CITY – Cotabato Governor Manny Pinol filed a petition before the Cotabato Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) to exclude in the canvassing the towns of Pikit and Carmen due to alleged "high improbability of the voters' turnout."
Pinol, in a radio interview, said the two towns, based on the latest tally from Commission on Elections (Comelec), have a voters' turnout from 95 to 96 percent, which, according to him, "was highly improbable."
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:44 p.m.
POLICE are hunting down three suspects who shot a 19-year-old man at Samantha Homes in Lizada, Toril in Davao City Friday evening.
Chief Inspector Angel Sumagaysay, Toril police chief, identified the victim as Jovele Venoya Aluvalang, resident of Babisa in Lizada.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:44 p.m.
SOME P55,000 worth of valuables were taken in two separate robbery incidents in Davao City on Friday and Saturday morning.
The first incident happened at Holy Infant Jesus of Prague at Shrine Hills in Matina at 3 a.m. where a total of P15,000 valuables were missing after unidentified men broke inside a souvenir shop and an office in the area.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:11 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Former President and now re-elected Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (second district, Pampanga) expressed gratitude to Kapampangans for another term.
Arroyo, who will serve the towns of Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan and Guagua, was proclaimed winner by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) on Thursday evening, after she garnered 168,718 votes against former Provincial Administrator Vivian Dabu with 18,547.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:11 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Re-elected board members Ric Yabut, Nestor Tolentino, Salvador Dimson Jr., successful comebackers Dinan Labung and Rosve Henson, together with newcomers Cherry Manalo and outgoing Mexico Mayor Teddy Tumang recently professed to “move in unison for a greater Pampanga” and pass more beneficial legislative measures which will benefit Kapampangans.
The local legislators, who expressed excitement over their first session together with Vice Governor-elect Dennis Pineda, said they are optimistic that the “new complexion” of the august body will not, in any way, affect their objectives for the bigger development of the province of Pampanga.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:10 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Congressman-elect Juan Pablo Bondoc has called for political unity in his district following his win against congressional rivals here, adding there is much to do in terms of infrastructure, tourism and agricultural development of the district.
Bondoc was proclaimed winner of the congressional race for the fourth district of Pampanga after garnering 105,610 votes or 55.58 percent of the 207,749 of voters.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:09 p.m.
SANTA RITA — The Butil Farmers Party reigned as the top party-list choice in Central Luzon region after gaining 257,009 votes or 9.03 percent of the total voters who voted in the region, said the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Butil was followed by Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) with 162,470 or 5.71 percent at 2nd place in the regional ranking. Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) followed close at third place and Binhi at 4th place.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:07 p.m.
REELECTED Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III wants to have lunch with his political nemesis, former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who failed to make it to the top 12 of the 2013 senatorial race.
"Wala akong problema with Migz Zubiri and after everything has settled, I want to schedule a lunch or dinner with my friend, Migz Zubiri," Pimentel told reporters in an interview.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 08:32 p.m.
MANILA -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) has formed a team that will handle reported cases of harassment against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, Malacañang said Saturday.
In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte reiterated the call to the Taiwanese people for calm and to spare from any harassment the Filipinos there who have nothing to do with the killing of 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng off Batanes last May 9.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 08:30 p.m.
THERE is no reason for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to delay the honoraria of the teachers who served in the midterm elections last Monday as funds are already available, a Palace official said Saturday.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released early this year P960 million for the poll body.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 08:28 p.m.
METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino explained Saturday the significant increase on his net worth in 2012 compared to 2011.
Tolentino was the biggest gainer among the Cabinet members of President Benigno Aquino III whose net worth climbed by over P21 million to P43.77 million last year from P22.54 million in 2011.