Rama: Catch the ‘big fish’

Chito O. Aragon, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/31/2015

Don’t settle for the small fry, go for the big fish. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama issued the challenge as he urged law enforcement agencies to arrest big-time drug pushers operating in the city. The mayor’s challenge…

Ex-con yields ‘shabu’ worth P2M

Chito O. Aragon 03/31/2015

An ex-convict was arrested with packs of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P2 million in a buy-bust operation in barangay Calamba, Cebu City last night. Arman Jaca, 25, was arrested by operatives of the City…

‘Yolanda’ village for 200 families in Ormoc

03/31/2015

SM Foundation broke ground for another SM Cares Village in Ormoc City last March 18. The two-hectare land donated by Ormoc City Mayor Edward Codilla in barangay Barrio Catmon, barangay Concepcion, Ormoc will soon be home to…

Mayor Rama suspends bike runs, cites safety

Nestle Semilla 03/31/2015

Cebu City  Mayor Mike Rama said he would  no longer allow bike runs in the city after seeing thousands swarm the street during Earth Hour on Saturday night. He said they looked “like ants”. “They were everywhere…

American retiree in trafficking, child abuse charges

Apple Ta-as 03/31/2015

Charges of human trafficking and child abuse were filed in court yesterday against the 73-year-old American national arrested in Bogo city for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old boy inside his car. Jonathan Anderson Buck, a retired special education…

Typhoon Chedeng to be felt on Good Friday

Inquirer 03/31/2015

A Typhoon headed towards Luzon is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, the weather bureau said. The effects of the typhoon with the international name Maysak will start to be felt on…

MCDCB stakeholders renew commitment for Mega Cebu

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/31/2015

Stakeholders of the Mega Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) yesterday entered into an agreement to signify their renewal of commitment and support to the activities laid down by the body. “As we renew our faith during…

Retired judge, coop leader among Siete Palabras speakers

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/31/2015

For the second time, lay persons will share the pulpit with priests in reflecting on the  Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ or the  Siete Palabras on Good Friday at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Retired Judge Simeon…

Passion of Christ from a collector’s eye

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/31/2015

Collecting porcelain and furniture was his first love. About five decades ago, heritage enthusiast Clodoveo “Louie”  Nacorda was so fascinated with these collectibles that he scoffed at the idea of acquiring other things. But one day, he…

Transport terminals beef up security

Apple Ta-as 03/31/2015

Senior Supt. Mariano Batiancela, acting police chief of Cebu City Police Office led the inspection of terminals and ports  yesterday. He said he is deploying more police personnel as travellers continue to flock to transportation terminals for…

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