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UCLM grad tops mechanical engineers exam

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A graduate of the University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM) topped the March 2017 Mechanical Engineering board exam. UCLM’s Brylle Pahimutang Gilbuena earned a score of 88.10% followed by Nino Rey Jacoba Caraig of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) with 87.80%. Gilbuena is the only Cebuano who made it to the […]

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

SKIMMING HITS LANDBANK

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The number of skimming victims of holders of Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) automated teller machine (ATM) accounts rose yesterday with dozens of government personnel, including a ranking police officer, a Cebu Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge, a retired RTC judge and a Cebu City prosecutor, reported having lost thousands of pesos in salaries […]

Posted: March 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Anti-graft office orders reinstatement of Gica

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A month after he was told to step down from his post on charges of dishonesty, Efren Gica has been ordered to return as mayor of Dumanjug town, southern Cebu. The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas took back the dismissal order issued on Oct. 18, 2016 and implemented on Feb. 15, 2017 after […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ombudsman reinstates Gica as Dumanjug Mayor

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CEBU CITY—A month after he was told to step down as mayor on charges of dishonesty, Efren Gica has been ordered to return to his elective position in Dumanjug town, southern Cebu. The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas took back the dismissal order issued on Oct. 18 and implemented on Feb. 15 after […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Tom to push opening of road access in Camp Lapu-Lapu

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As President Rodrigo Duterte arrives today to grace the groundbreaking of the proposed toll bridge that would connect mainland Cebu to Cordova town on Mactan Island, local government officials are also preparing to bring to him their own concerns. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he will strongly push for the opening of the Camp […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Tight security in place for Duterte visit

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CEBU CITY—Security was expected to be tight in Metro Cebu for the scheduled visit of President Duterte on Thursday. “The security preparations are there. We will provide the President with the highest level of security,” said Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, head of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7). Mr. Duterte was scheduled to […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘Low impact’ transport strike

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Not a few of them may have reported to work late, but employees still managed to get a ride from buses whose numbers negated yesterday’s Metro Cebu-wide transport strike. And traffic remained heavy along the national highway in Mandaue City due to the presence of privately owned cars and and trucks. While the militant transport […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Suspension of classes forced drivers not to ply routes

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NOT every jeepney driver who didn’t ply his usual route yesterday joined the transport strike, at least according to some of them. The scarcity of passengers in some parts of Cebu City after some schools suspended their classes also forced some drivers not to go to work, said Rudy Laconza of the Alliance of Transport […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Buses fill vacuum left by PUJs

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WITH no passenger jeepneys in sight, Mandaue City commuters had to spend extra to ride buses to work. Buses charged a fix fee of P10 per commuter. One of them, 23-year-old Myra Flores, waited 30 minutes before boarding a passing Ceres bus at 10:30 a.m. along SB Cabahug Street near Mandaue City Hall. Flores, a […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Commuters take bus rides as PUJs hold nationwide strike

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For a fee of P10, several Mandaue City commuters took a bus ride to their work places today. Myra Flores, 23, said she had been waiting for a PUJ ride near the Mandaue City hall for about 30 minutes already but failed to get a ride. When a Ceres bus passed. She took the ride […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »