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House bill allowing Duterte to appoint barangay execs needs more scrutiny — Cebu leaders

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A bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to 2020 and to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint all the country’s village officials must be met with careful scrutiny, even as it is expected to breeze through Congress. “Appointing leaders is controversial. On whether the President or any other person should choose the captains, that […]

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

Camotes town mulls own rehab center

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    Town Mayor Luciano Rama Jr. is planning to construct a drug rehabilitation center in Barangay Western Poblacion, Poro town, Camotes Islands this year. Rama said they have already prepared a 1,000-square-meter lot, which is owned by the government, on which to erect the building. The center is designed to accommodate 500 drug surrenderers […]

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

Pagasa Mactan: Prepare for more heat

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BRACE for a summer of sweltering heat as the country’s weather bureau – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) -Mactan expects hotter temperatures in the coming days. Pagasa is predicting weather temperature this week to average 25 to 32 degrees Celsius with a heat index that will be from 36 to 38 degrees. […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Transport network, colorum units nabbed

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TWO Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units and two colorum vans were caught by personnel of the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) last Friday and Saturday. Jun Tumulak, precision specialist of LTFRB-7, said they caught the drivers of one Kia Picanto and one Toyota Vios at J. Ouano Street in Barangay Opaw […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Earth Hour draws more support from Cebuanos

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CEBU CITY—More Cebuanos have switched their lights off during this year’s annual Earth Hour celebration. The Visayan Electric Company (Veco), the second largest electric utility in the country, recorded an increase in the power demand drop from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday when many parts of the world went dark for an hour […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

SHIFTING ALLIANCE

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They did not know what hit them. Cebu City’s Team Rama lost one of their members to the administration camp yesterday morning while most of them were in Manila attending a lawyers’ convention. The recent development will now give Bando Osmeña–Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) the upper hand in the City Council, with BO-PK now holding a […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

‘Lower emissions past one Earth Hour’

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Reducing carbon emissions should not just be limited to one Earth hour but every hour to help mitigate climate change. Environmental and militant groups pitched this call in yesterday’s annual observance of Earth Hour in Cebu City held this year at the Plaza Independencia. The call came as the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) recorded a […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Erwin Valmoria Macua: BEEd, Cum Laude

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Now an instant celebrity, security guard Erwin Valmoria Macua was all smile amid the applause as he marched on stage yesterday during his graduation rites at St. Theresa’s College (STC) in Cebu City. He was one of the college’s 97 graduates who received their diploma for a baccalaureate degree in elementary education (BEEd), cum laude, […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

From ‘Best in Math’ to board topnotcher

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UC Mechanical Engineering graduate shares his journey to the board exams When Brylle Pahimutang Gilbuena graduated at Gun-ob Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City in 2007, he received a “Best in Math” award aside from being the first honorable mention in their class. But Gilbuena wondered why he was recognized as the “Best in Math” when […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Security guard is still on duty hours before he graduates, cum laude, at Saint Theresa’s College in Cebu

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  It is just hours before he graduates, and with honors at that, but Erwin Valmoria Macua. 38, is still on duty – working the night shift – as a security guard at the Catholic-run St. Theresa’s College (STC) in Cebu City. Macua, who is assigned at the entrance gate of STC, could not keep […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »