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Bohol gov says P1M reward was not the informant’s motive

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  Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto did not believe that the P1 million reward for information that could lead to the capture of Abu Sayyaf Group members in Bohol motivated the habal habal driver to alert authorities of the suspicious men who boarded his motorcycle on Saturday in Barangay Bacani, Clarin. Chatto said the informant only […]

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

Bohol Governor confirms death of ASG Leader Melloria

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Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto has confirmed that Joselito Meloria is dead. His confirmation came after Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas, earlier told Cebu Daily News that Melloria was one of the two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members who were killed by government troops in Clarin, Bohol but […]

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

Villagers evacuated from two Clarin barangays

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An undetermined number of residents of the villages of Nahawan and Bacani in the town of Clarin in Bohol were evacuated by the municipal government amid a fierce firefight in Bacani between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. SPO4 Romel Petecio, the deputy chief of the Clarin police, said personnel from the […]

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

Habal habal driver led authorities to ASG in Clarin town of Bohol

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  It was thanks to a habal habal (motorcycle for hire) driver that the police and the military got to learn of the presence of two Abu Sayyaf Group members in Clarin, the town that adjoined Inabanga in Bohol. The two were among the eight fighters of the bandit group who managed to escape from […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | 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 »

Aloguinsan mayor resigns

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Barely two weeks after he filed a motion for reconsideration to contest the order of dismissal from service meted against him by the Office of the Ombudsman, Mayor Augustus Caesar Moreno of Aloguinsan tendered his resignation as mayor of the town, citing “personal problems” as his reason why he is giving up his position. “Due […]

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

DAILY WAGE HIKE: P13 FOR METRO CEBU WORKERS

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) approved yesterday a P13 daily wage increase in Metro Cebu for workers in the private sector. The amount, which raises to P366 the minimum wage in Metro Cebu, was reached by the wage board following hours of deliberation yesterday that brought down the daily […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City’s kasambahay to get P3K

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Household service workers in Cebu City and in other parts of Central Visayas can now expect a P1,000 increase of their monthly minimum rate. Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) regional director Exequiel Sarcauga, who also sits as chairman of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7), said the minimum monthly […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Wage board approves P13 wage hike for Metro Cebu workers

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CEBU CITY—Workers in the private sector in Metro Cebu will enjoy a P13 increase in minimum wage. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) agreed to adjust the minimum pay of workers in Metro Cebu following a deliberation that started at 9 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. on Monday. Once […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Vessel towed back to Cebu City

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CEBU CITY–An Oceanjet vessel was towed on Tuesday by its sister vessel after it experienced engine trouble while sailing from Poro town on Camotes Island to Cebu City. Cebu Coast Guard Station Commander Agapito Bibat said OceanJet 15 first encountered engine problem when it reached waters off Liloan town, northern Cebu. Because the vessel had […]

Posted: November 15th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »