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As 1,700 fire victims appeal for help, a mom struggles to find her missing daughter As they set aside their worries of the possibility of not being allowed to rebuild their houses razed by Sunday’s fires in Cebu and Lapu-Lapu cities, the at least 1,700 fire victims turned to their immediate concerns and appealed to […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »


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For 12 years, Buenaventura Obatay worked his heart out as a security guard to earn money for his family. All the fruits of his labor, except for the few clothes he and his family wore, instantly vanished from their sight following a fire that devoured at least 33 houses in Sitio Kamanggahan, Barangay Labangon, in […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Slain supporter’s family can pursue case at DOJ: fiscal


  CEBU Provincial Prosecutor Pepita Jane Petralba said her office has nothing against the family of a slain political supporter in Sta. Fe town, north Cebu who recently requested a review of their findings. “That is part of the process and they have the right to do so,” Petralba said in a phone interview yesterday. […]

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

Fire destroys 30 houses in Labangon


CEBU CITY—Fire of still unknown origin destroyed at least 30 houses at Sitio Kamangahan, Barangay Labangon in Cebu City on Sunday dawn. Senior Fire Officer 2 Ramon Molina of the Cebu City Fire Department said they received the fire alarm at 1:28 a.m. It was placed under control at 2:02 a.m. No one was seriously […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Victim’s mom asks DOJ to implead mayor’s son


Santa Fe May 2016 killing More than a year after a political campaigner was brutally shot to death in the dead of night, two days before the May 9, 2016 elections in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, the matter remains in limbo as the victim’s family now seeks a review of the case by Justice Secretary […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Langob Shrine: A cave to calm the heart, heal the soul


Amid Cebu City’s fast-paced lifestyle, one would never imagine there is still a place so close to the urban center that allows one to commune with nature. Until you get to this cave in the heart of Barangay Kalunasan. Nestled in the hills of the Queen City of the South, the Guadalupe Cave or commonly […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories | Read More »

Surprise jail inspection yields mobile phones, Nubain, weapons


Personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) conducted a surprise inspection inside the Cebu City Jail and seized a number of contraband on Friday dawn. Among those recovered by jail personnel were at least five mobile phones, bottles of Nubain, assorted drug paraphernalia, and bladed weapons. No shabu (methamphetamine) were found. Cebu […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Fugitive Ecleo gives conditions for his surrender

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After six years of hiding from authorities, cult leader and former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. has expressed willingness to surrender to authorities on two conditions. His two former lawyers — Orlando Salatandre Jr. and Giovanni Mata — must be stripped of their license to practice law, and the Supreme Court shall reopen the […]

Posted: May 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

IBP Cebu launches ‘Trial Academy’


As newcomers, they are often considered as inexperienced and a good target of “bullies” during court trial. But newbie lawyers need not be intimidated. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu Chapter yesterday launched the “Trial Academy” which aims to prepare new lawyers and to equip them with the necessary trainings on the actual […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Village execs: Vehicle used on ‘official business’

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  OFFICIALS of Barangay Babag, Cebu City reiterated yesterday that a service vehicle issued to them wasn’t used for personal and family affairs. They issued the clarification after photos of the Toyota Hilux service vehicle with its windshield bearing the label “Babag” were posted on Facebook. “Just wanted to share to you this pic we […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »