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Loot, Daanbantayan dad indicted for graft, malversation of public fund

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THE Office of the Ombudsman has indicted former Daanbantayan mayor Ma. Luisa Loot and incumbent Councilor Sammy Moralde for malversation of public fund and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Their indictment stemmed from alleged irregular grant of loan to RBA Quail Raisers Association in 2007 to expand its agro-business. A memorandum of […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ombudsman slaps Loot, Moralde with malversation, corruption charges

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The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted former Mayor of Daanbantayan, Ma. Luisa Loot and councilor Sammy Moralde for malversation of public fund and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. They and are set to face trial before the Sandiganbayan for their violations. Their indictment stemmed from the anomalies that attended the financial […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Ombudsman indicts former Sibonga mayor for corruption

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The former mayor of Sibonga, Lionel Bacaltos, has been indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for “illegally receiving honorarium from PhilHealth”. Back in 2012, PhilHealth sponsored a health care program which provided for honorarium for the municipal health office personnel totaling P280,197.00. In February 2015, […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DIGONG’S PLAN TO APPOINT BRGY. EXECS

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Judge Paredes: It’s a slide to dictatorship Retired Judge Meinrado Paredes called President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to appoint barangay officials instead of electing them as a slide down to dictatorship. “Kaning election and appointment, this is democracy vs. dictatorship (The election and appointment issue, this is democracy vs. dictatorship),” Paredes said. He said that the […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

LGUs told to follow Aloguinsan’s lead

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Local governments in Cebu were told to replicate the Aloguinsan model in crafting sustainable, community-based tourism programs in their respective areas. In yesterday’s Detour 2017 Tourism Summit, Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas said the local governments should strengthen their collaboration with stakeholders to sustain their tourist spots despite limited resources. “If you noticed, Cebu […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Stop using refilled butane canisters

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Public warned after reports initially blamed butane canisters as cause of Punta fire The Department of Energy-Visayas is calling on the public to stop patronizing refilled butane canisters in their homes in cooking food as they are dangerous and can cause fire. Engineer Antonio Labios, DOE Visayas director, said that on top of refilled butane […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu residents told to be ready for quakes

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LAST Tuesday dawn’s 3.6 magnitude earthquake that jolted southwest Cebu is another reminder about the necessity to be prepared whenever it happens, the Capitol’s emergency operations chief said yesterday. “That’s a good reminder that we should not be complacent. We already experienced an earthquake in Cebu and we had warnings that another will happen. The […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Family offers P300K reward for anyone who can give full video

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The family of David Lim Jr. is dangling a P300,000 cash reward to anyone who could present a full video of the road rage incident along F. Sotto St. in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City last Sunday. Lawyer Orlando Salatandre Jr. said they are particularly looking for the dash board camera which captured the incident involving […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

10 destroyed, 3 damaged by fire in Punta Princesa

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CEBU CITY—At least 10 houses were razed to the ground while three others were damaged when a fire hit a compound in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City on Wednesday morning. SFO Roger Dabalos of Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire broke out from Macaraya Apartment, Sacedon Compound in Sitio Caga, Don Bosco Road, […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

3.6 tremor hits Cebu

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A 3.6-magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin jolted parts of Cebu province and Metro Cebu at dawn on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damages from the areas affected by the quake. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the tremor at 3:41 a.m. Its epicenter was six kilometers southwest of the town […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »