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Cebu Protected Landscape needs funds for projects

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THE Central Cebu Protected Landscape-Protected Area Management Board (CCPL-PAMB) has asked the National Economic and Development Authority in Central Visayas (Neda-7) and the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) to lobby to the national government for the release of funds for CCPL. The board members of CCPL-PAMB said that their current budget […]

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 »

New building to address overcrowding in city jail

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TO address congestion in the Cebu City Jail, a four-storey building will be constructed inside the compound of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). In a news briefing yesterday morning, Councilor Dave Tumulak, who heads the committee on public order and safety, said the bidding process for the project will start next month. […]

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

De Lima denies role in Duterte ouster plot

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“It’s called paranoia. Also insecurity,” detained Senator Leila de Lima said of her alleged involvement in an ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. The President himself has accused De Lima, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Vice President Leni Robredo of planning to unseat him. “Pranka tayo (Let’s be frank). They want me ousted,” Duterte said […]

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

TEAM RAMA: THE FIGHT CONTINUES

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Team Rama councilors in Cebu City are gearing to give the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) a fight, refusing to accept they are now in the minority even as one of them, Councilor Jerry Guardo, has joined the party headed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña. The city’s former mayor and Team Rama leader, Michael Rama, said they […]

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

Fire guts thirty homes

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  She was about to go to the Tabunok Public Market to sell fish, but she stopped on her tracks as she heard that fire was razing through their place in Sitio Kilawan, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City. Clad in her apron, 49-year-old Letty Mabanag ran back home. But the blaze was too quick to spread […]

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

‘Gun pointing’ leads to suspension of Cubacub Barangay Captain Bihag

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CONTROVERSIAL Cubacub Barangay Captain Almario Bihag of Mandaue City will be served with a two-month suspension order this week after he was found guilty of an administrative charge for misconduct in office. In a six-page committee report, Mandaue City Council Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability chairperson, Councilor Nenita Layese, recommended that Bihag should […]

Posted: March 26th, 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 »

Rama asks Palma for help

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Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama is not giving up on his plan to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in order to clear his name from Duterte’s so-called drug list. This time, Rama said that he has sought the help of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in requesting Malacañang officials to get him an appointment with […]

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

Bantayan maps out tourism development plan

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Bantayan Island in northern Cebu has always been known for its white sand beaches, perfect for quick getaways with family and friends during the Holy Week. A huge number of domestic and foreign tourists also flock to the island during the Holy Week observance, in time for the foot processions in Bantayan town on Maunday […]

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