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BO-PK GAINS

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Tumulak sets the record straight: He is no longer  ‘independent’ CEBU City Councilor Dave Tumulak has confirmed that he plans to join the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) party yesterday, months after he left Team Rama to become an independent councilor. He made the announcement as BO-PK’s ranks may soon be bolstered with another councilor joining […]

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

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 […]

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Crame orders forty cops probed for lavish lifestyles

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  The national police headquarters in Camp Crame has ordered a lifestyle investigation on forty policemen in Central Visayas for their unexplained wealth. Among other things, investigators will look into their houses, cars and businesses as these were incommensurate to their earnings as policemen. Senior Supt. Jose Carumba, chief of the Regional Internal Affairs Service […]

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Rains ahead for Cebu

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  CEBU residents can expect rains ahead this week with a low pressure area projected to enter the country by April, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. Pagasa Mactan office chief Alfredo Quiblat Jr. said they noted a convergence of northeasterly and easterly winds which resulted in cloudy skies and […]

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Dad says no to plea not to fire drug-using tanod

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LABANGON BRGY CHIEF’S REQUEST Should a barangay tanod who has been using drugs be saved from sanctions just because he said he only did so during undercover operations as a police asset? Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, deputy mayor on police matters, does not think so. He said this reason is “unacceptable.” “The barangay tanods […]

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185 Talisay fire victims to get financial help

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FOOD packs from the Talisay City Department of Social Welfare and Services were distributed to the 56 families or 185 individuals displaced by last Sunday afternoon’s fire in Sitio Kilawan, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City. Barangay Captain Perla Cabanes said that they would extend financial assistance to the fire victims, however, they would still validate the […]

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LTFRB holds talks on PUV franchise moratorium lifting

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THE Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board would only grant a franchise for public utility vehicles if the Local Government Unit could submit their Local public transport route plan and which would be approved by department of transportation. Director Martin Delgra, LTFRB chairman, said that this would be the process in granting franchises if the 18-year […]

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Ombuds asked to probe Tom O on V-hire terminal

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  A CEBU City councilor is asking the Visayas Ombudsman to investigate Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and City Treasurer Tessie Camarillo for corrupt practices for the alleged illegal operation of the V-hire terminal in Barangay Kamagayan. Councilor Alvin Raymond Garcia filed the complaint yesterday where he cited the opening of the terminal last September […]

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New police deputy director appointed

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The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has a new deputy director for operations. Senior Supt. Dennis Agustin, chief of the directorial staff of the PRO-7, has taken over the second top position in the regional police, replacing Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas who has been assigned to Camp Crame. Lawas was appointed by […]

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PH cities suffer ‘dangerous’ weekend heat

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It was hardly a chill Sunday for some cities, as the highest heat indices nationwide was recorded for the month so far. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) station in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija registered a heat index of 47.8°C at 2 p.m. on Sunday, The station at Sangley Point, Cavite also documented […]

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