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‘Give Duterte a chance to prove he is doing the right thing’

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MSGR. TAN ON DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW LET President Rodrigo Duterte do his thing for now. So was the message conveyed by Msgr. Joseph Tan, media liaison officer of the Archdiocese of Cebu, following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao and plans to possibly extend it throughout the entire country. Tan also called on […]

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

Martial law declaration to affect tourism in Cebu, Bohol

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Tourism players in Cebu and Bohol are already bracing for the impact of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao due to the ongoing gun battle between government troops and combined forces of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. But the blow on the tourism sector would be […]

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

Ramadan begins on May 27

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SINCE they failed to see the crescent moon last night, Muslims in Cebu will formally start the month-long observance of Ramadan tomorrow (May 27). Malo Manonggiring, director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in Central Visayas (NCMF-7), said thick clouds covered the moon yesterday, and so the holy month of daytime fasting will start […]

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

CEBU, CV ON ALERT

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Be ready for the inconvenience. While there are no terror threats to Cebu and other parts of Central Visayas, security blockades have been put up in strategic places in the region to prevent or suppress any attempt to sow terror by any group. Police will flag down vehicles — whether private or public — at […]

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

Davide orders probe, suspension of Minglanilla Hospital chief

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  Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III has ordered the suspension of the chief of the Minglanilla District Hospital because of their failure to aid a hit-and-run victim, who died before reaching the hospital on Wednesday dawn. Davide also directed the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to investigate the incident so that sanctions can be imposed on […]

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

CV’s top drug suspect killed in shootout with police

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A man tagged as the number one “high-value target” in Central Visayas was shot dead by police after he allegedly resisted arrest in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City, past midnight Thursday. Christian Tabanao Aquino succumbed to a gunshot wound in the abdomen while being treated at a private hospital in Cebu […]

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

Task force going after ‘carton girls’

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  CEBU City Hall is cracking down on so-called “carton girls” who engage in prostitution in the city’s red light districts. A routine patrol by police together with the city’s Anti-Mendicancy Task Force in Barangay Carreta last Wednesday evening resulted in a roundup of at least six women, all of legal age, who admitted to […]

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

Leaders of militant groups slam plans to expand martial law to Visayas

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  President Rodrigo Duterte’s previous statement about his plans to expand martial law to the Visayas sparked opposition from militant group leaders in Cebu. Teody Navea, secretary general of Sanlakas-Cebu, said their group does not entertain the idea of expanding martial law to the Visayas. “Expanding the declaration of Martial law to Visayas nor to […]

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

Traffic rerouting set for tonight’s heritage tour

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  GABII SA KABILIN A traffic rerouting will be implemented in Cebu City for today’s “Gabii sa Kabilin,” an annual cultural activity which will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight. The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) advised that all vehicles that traverse from Colon Street coming from Leon Kilat Street will have no access […]

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

Osmeña appoints former officials as consultants

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CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña appointed four former officials to sit as city consultants. He said as soon as he gets the majority in the council, they will start working as consultants. One of the new consultants is former councilor Alvin Dizon who was appointed to handle the city’s Anti-Discrimination Commission, which includes the lesbian, […]

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