CEBU CITY -- Joavan Fernandez, the number one public enemy in Cebu province, was arrested early Monday morning in a resort in Moalboal, southwest of Cebu City.
Joavan was in a resort in Barangay Saavedra, Moalboal when police arrested him.
ECONOMIC losses in Mindanao could reach P65 billion if the Mindanao grid will continue to experience power deficiency in most areas in the island.
Engr. Cerael Donggay, Greenergy Development Corp. chief executive officer and project director of Bulanog-Batang and Pulangi 5 hydro projects, said production losses due to machinery breakdowns, export revenue losses, employment curtailments, net profit and taxes reduction will result to billions of economic losses if the Mindanao grid will sustain the 100-megawatt (MW) power deficiency.
WHILE saying that he respects the decision of the people in the latest elections, Mayor Vicente Emano on Sunday said he is considering filing election protest against mayor-elect Oscar Moreno.
But, he would study first the legality and basis for the filing of his election protest.
IN LESS than six weeks, before he could formally sit as the new mayor, Oscar Moreno has already found a critic -- his own wife, Arlene.
In a television interview last week, Arlene said she will be the first to criticize Moreno if he fails to perform his task as the city’s new chief executive.
THE Cebu City Government filed a criminal case against 21 residents in Sitio Bato in Barangay Ermita, for allegedly blocking the City’s efforts to clear an area that fire struck last month.
The case was filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor last Friday, three days after the proclamation of Michael Rama as the reelected mayor of Cebu City.
FOR three years now, government has been trying to get a P580-million loan to dredge and deepen the sea near Cebu City’s port, so that larger cargo vessels and cruise ships can dock there.
But the loan application of the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) remains on hold, said General Manager Dennis Villamor.
A ROBBERY suspect from Masbate was collared by the police in Mandaue City yesterday dawn, one of two men caught in the city during the weekend for allegedly violating the gun ban.
Helario Sollano, alias Ondo, 43, a native of Placer, Masbate was arrested for alleged illegal possession of a firearm and violation of the election gun ban past 1 a.m. in Barangay Labogon.
USA ka ginang ang patay human naligsan sa usa ka motorsiklo sa dan F. Paras, Barangay Poblacion, lungsod sa Barili, Sugbo niadtong Sabado.
Ang biktima mao si Carmelita M. Manto, 65, minyo, ug lumad nga molupyo sa Barangay Malolos, Barili.
KRITIKAL ang kondisyon sa usa ka ulitawo human girakrakan sa duha ka mga lalaking nanagsakay sa motorsiklo sa Barangay Tal-ot, lungsod sa Barili, Sugbo niadtong Sabado, alas 2:00 sa hapon.
Si Jimboy Sanchez, 22, ulitawo ug molupyo sa nahisgutang lugar, kritikal human ang bala nga niigo sa iyang tiyan milapos sa likod nga bahin sa iyang lawas.
APUHAN nagpusil sa kaugalingon human napakyas sa pagbaligya sa iyang yuta nga gamiton unta niya sa piyansa sa apo nga adis-adis nga nabilango tungod sa kaso sa gidiling drugas.
Si Rolando Tabotabo, 75, minyo, ug nailang kuwartahan sa ilang lugar nagpusil sa iyang kaugalingong tumong suwang sulod sa ilang panimalay sa miaging buntag sa Barangay 8, lungsod sa Tuburan.
DAGHAN ang nakugang sa mga text message nga gipakatap nga gipusil ang bag-o lang nidaog nga mayor sa dakbayan sa Talisay nga si Johnny V. delos Reyes.
Gitawgan sa Sun.Star Superbalita ang cellphone ni delos Reyes ug ang iyang asawa ang
unang nakatubag ug nakakatawa sa text messages.
MANILA -- A 25-year-old marketing head from Olongapo City won this year's Miss Philippines Earth, besting 46 other candidates in the prestigious pageant held Sunday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Angelee Claudett delos Reyes, who is said to be a beauty pageant veteran, wowed the judges not just with how she carried herself during the competition, but with her answer to the final question: “If you could add another criteria to pick a beauty queen, what would it be?”
APART from encouraging the parents to enroll their children early, the Department of Education (DepEd) is also encouraging the parents and the whole community to participate in the Brigada Eskwela which will start today, Monday.
Nenita Divinagracia of DepEd Bacolod City said they are appealing for the parents’ cooperation in terms of early enrollment. In January 26, she said, DepEd have conducted an early registration for the convenience of both parents and students as well as for teachers.
AS PART of its forthcoming 25th anniversary celebration in July, a “Sugarcane Producers Encounter” was held recently by Alter Trade Corporation (ATC) for its producer communities at the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) center in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Agrarian reform beneficiaries and marginalized farmers who attended the activity belong to farm communities assisted by ATC and Alter Trade Manufacturing Corporation (ATMC).
OUTGOING Bacolod City lone district Representative Anthony Rolando Golez, Jr. thanked Bacolodnons who gave him the opportunity to serve them for a three-year term but pointed out that a single defeat does not mean a final defeat.
"If it is in boxing, the May 13 election was just the first round. There are still more rounds coming," he said.
MANILA -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) issued an advisory to Filipinos in Taiwan to avoid going out for their safety amid the anger by some Taiwanese nationals over the killing of their compatriot by the Philippine Coast Guard personnel.
In an interview over Radyo ng Bayan on Sunday, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that Meco Executive Director Antonio Basilio has been in touch with the Filipino communities in Taiwan.
A TRICYCLE driver was killed while his one-year-old son survived although wounded in a gun attack in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Sunday.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman, said the incident took place around 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the village of Kayok, Liloy town.
THE Zamboanga City Government will inaugurate today, Monday, the rehabilitated and improved City Council building after it was closed to the public for more than a year for repairs.
Mayor Celso Lobregat will spearhead the inauguration after the blessing ceremony to be led by Fr. Maximo Rodriguez at 10 a.m.
THE City Government spearheaded by Mayor Celso Lobregat paid homage to the heroism and valor of General Vicente Alvarez and his men under the revolutionary forces during the 5th Dia de General Alvarez celebration Saturday.
A number of organizations and offices offered flowers and wreaths at the Plaza Vicente Alvarez, while a simple program served to recount the significant contribution of General Alvarez and his men to this city and history also followed after a commemorative mass was held at the Fort Pilar shrine.
THE law that will penalize those who own structures without septic tanks and that are not regularly desludged has already been signed even before Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio went on maternity leave.
The Davao City Septage and Sewerage Ordinance was approved by the City Council in February 2010, but without its implementing rules and regulations (IRR), it was nothing but paper.
THE proposed first supplemental budget (SB1) of Davao City for 2013 is P173 million, or 37.85 percent lower than last year's approved SB1.
The City Council approved the amount under first reading on May 10 and was referred to the committee on finance, ways and means headed by Councilor Myrna Dalodo Ortiz for discussion.
AMONG the 15 councilors who submitted their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for 2012, Vice Mayor-elect Paolo Duterte has the highest net worth at P20.4 million.
A copy of the summary of SALN for the City Council members showed that Duterte has a net worth of P20,411,800 with total assets worth P21,911,800 and P1,500,000 liabilities.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Third district Representative-elect Oscar Rodriguez said recently that he is not keen on becoming speaker of the House of Representatives in the 16th Congress.
The speaker of the house is the fourth highest political official in the country who is elected by a majority vote of the estimated 287 members at the commencement of each Congress. He or she presides over sessions and decides on all questions of order (subject to appeal by any member), including signing of all acts, resolutions, memorials, writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by or upon order of the House, plus appointing, suspending, dismissing or disciplining House personnel and exercising administrative functions.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A 70-year-old senior citizen admitted at a private hospital here sought the help of health officials as to why his complaint has not been acted upon for nearly a year.
Manuel Bautista of Pilar Village in Barangay San Isidro told Sun.Star Pampanga over the weekend that he lodged a complaint against Mother Theresa of Calcutta for alleged overpricing of medicines at its pharmacy on July 13, 2012 before the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon.
MABALACAT CITY -- A retired police officer was killed in a broad daylight ambush along MacArthur Highway in the commercial district of Barangay Dau on Sunday.
Senior Police Officer 2 Rodrigo Rodriguez, a retired cop formerly assigned at the Angeles City police office, died on the scene after sustaining three gunshot wounds on the head.
A VENUE for many public gatherings, political rallies, concerts and programs, the Malcolm Square will be rehabilitated next month to cater to more activities and other public gatherings in the heart of Baguio City.
Councilor Elmer Datuin, Committee on Tourism, Special Events, Parks and Playgrounds chairman, said some P7.8 million fund is available for the renovation of Malcolm Square.
PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma urged Filipinos who have relatives working in Taiwan to calm down and let the government do its job.
“We will protect our citizens because that is our duty and obligation. We will not just stand idly and allow our citizens to be harmed. Our government is committed to ensure that our citizens are safe; they are protected from harm, injury or from any threat to their well–being. The government is doing everything for the protection of all Filipino workers abroad,” he said.
CAMP DANGWA -- Cordillera policemen and drug agents destroyed millions in illegal drugs here.
Marijuana plantations were destroyed in 16 plantation sites with a land area of 2,658 square meters in the villages of Tacadang, Kibungan and Kayapa, Bakun, both in Benguet.
DUHA ka Koreano ang gihatud sa Sta. Ana police station tungod kay wala na sila kahinumdom sa lugar nga ilang gipuy-an alas 2:00 kagahapon sa kaadlawon, Dominggo.
Ang duha mao sila Lee Kyang Young, 25, ug Lee Ha Nuel, 22, pulos kasamtangang nagpuyo sa Airport View Hotel, Buhangin.
MALITA, Davao del Sur -- Pormal nang giduso sa kapulisan ang tukmang kaso batok sa mga armadong nadakpan nga misulod sa lugar ug wala mohunong sa gipatumang checkpoint sa kapulisan, kasundaluhan, ug Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Gidemanda mao sila Abunaif Omar Alam, 23; Wahab Sarno Daban, 25; Motalib Dula Gani, 23, Haris Daban Sapak, 21; Limboy Dao-aw, 33; Ricky Saguidan, 34; Zemar Jul, 35; Ryn Saripa, 33; Junjet Sansawe, 25; Musa Ampunga, 43; Mervic Ayot, 26; Willie Baguil, 43; Benjie Abubakar, 30; Jerwin Guindulan, 29; Helvin Reyes, 38; Alhacer Turao, 24; Mohammadjed Sapac, 32; ug Jabar Eraham, 20, pulos molupyo sa maong lungsod.
DAVAO DEL NORTE - Nasikop gyud sa mga sakop sa Tagum City police station (TCPS) ang usa ka suspetsadong carnapper human mangarnap og kotse didto sa Davao International Airport niaging Mayo 19.
Giila ang nadakpan nga si Joseph Ramie Cortez, 47, minyo, molupyo sa Rizal Street, Tagum City.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- President Benigno Aquino III twice came to the province to endorse or campaign for Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza, gubernatorial candidate of the Liberal Party (LP).
But it did not at all help Braganza get the upperhand as re-elected Governor Amado Espino Jr. of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) routed him with an overwhelming lead of 554,351.
MALACANANG congratulated Sunday the 12 winning senatorial candidates for the 2013 midterm elections, as it hoped that they could perform well the mandate given to them by the people.
"Their mandate is a bit heavy, so let's all wish them well," said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte in an interview over Radyo ng Bayan.
IT ISN’T the end of the road for Richard Gordon, who lost the presidential and senatorial elections in a span of three years.
Gregorio Honasan II, who won a fourth term in the Senate at the expense of his friend Gordon, said he can still work with six other members of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) who failed to land a spot in the top 12.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave a self-imposed deadline of 10 days to finish the canvassing and proclamation of the 58 duly-elected party-list representatives.
But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body, which is also acting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), must settle what to do with the votes received by the 12 party-list groups that they disqualified under the new accreditation guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
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."
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.
NAILHANG usa sa mga drug lord ang usa sa mga ningpusil patay kang SPO3 Jose Relampagos, imbestigador sa Tuburan Police, niadtong Biyernes sa hapon sa Sitio Pulangyuta, Barangay Looc, dakbayan sa Danao.
Kini maoy gibutyag ni Supt. Resty Santos, hepe sa Danao Police Station dihang nahinabi sa dySS/Sun.Star Superbalita, kalabot kang Alvaro Alvaro, alias “Barok.”
USA ka babaye giunay pagpatay sa driver sa motorsiklo nga iyang giangkasan niadtong Biyernes sa gabii.
Drugas ang gidudahang motibo samtang nagtuo ang kapulisan nga ang biktima ug gunman managkaila ra.