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40k troops to thwart terror threats to Asean summit

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Manila — The government will deploy 40,000 security and emergency personnel to thwart terror threats to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila this coming week, according to government officials. Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor Jr., director general for operations of the Asean 2017 National Organizing Council, said the government did not want […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Cornered

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Leave it to a motorela driver to tip off government forces into the lair of the elusive Abu Sayyaf bandits who dropped by Inabanga town, Bohol province two days before Holy Week to victimize foreign tourists and visitors to the province. As per latest count, there were four Sayyaf bandits that died in another firefight […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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NO NOISE A public official’s office draws a lot of people wishing to ask for help. The official’s secretary is always tolerant of the big shots who visit her boss but is temperamental when it comes to common folk. On one such occasion, while a small group of indigent residents were talking among themselves, the […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

City’s loss

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Animal lovers in Cebu City may want to mark May 15 on their calendars as this was the date set by the Cebu City government to transfer all of the more than 70 animals staying in the Cebu City Zoo to their new home at the Amlan Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park in Amlan town, […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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HONEST TEENS There are still a lot of honest people in the world. A group of teenagers approached members of the media who covered the Good Friday procession in Bantayan town last week to show a red smartphone which they found. The teens were advised to turn over the item to the policemen stationed across […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

STILL CLEAN

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SMB dismantles Mahindra to improve to 4-0 in PBA San Miguel Beer, the powerhouse that it is, is looking more and more dangerous as the PBA Commissioner’s Cup wears on. The obvious reason lies on the Beermen having the best all-Filipino crew that is learning more and more to play sweet music with import Charles […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Cebu City property

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It’s probably for the best that all ambulances and other equipment intended for emergency use are under the direct supervision and control of the designated department in Cebu City Hall. Last Monday, Nagiel Bañacia, chief of Cebu City Hall’s City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, categorically stated that all ambulances are listed under his […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA!

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FAITH AMID FLOODS The Gethsemane Parish in Mandaue City wasn’t spared by the Easter Sunday downpour with floodwaters reaching ankle deep. But it did not stop people from attending the Mass, prompting one parishioner to remark, “That is what faith and love means.” SURE TICKET Unknown to many, the Sunday after Easter Sunday is the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Taggart, Belasco fined after post-game scuffle

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Rain or Shine import Shawn Taggart and Phoenix Petroleum assistant coach Nic Belasco have been fined by the Office of the PBA Commissioner for the scuffle they were involved in before the Holy Week break in a game won in come-from-behind style by the Elasto Painters. Figures of the fines will be revealed only on […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

FLOOD KILLS 9 ON EASTER SUNDAY

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  Matters related to security and fear of terrorist attacks have momentarily taken a back seat as heavy rainfall spawned by tropical depression “Crising” caused widespread flooding in Cebu, leaving at least nine persons dead, half of them children. The flood also left two persons missing, injured ten others while displacing at least 60 families […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »