Stormy talk over a tunnel

Ricky Poca 05/31/2015

The latest political issue between Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama and Congressman Bebot Abellanosa is the proposed construction of a road tunnel that would  double as storm water passage in the intersection of Natalio Bacalso Avenue  and…

Finding my Zippo

Radel Paredes 05/31/2015

Except for those very rare times when friends hand out a really good cigar, I don’t smoke. I grew up with weak lungs so I took seriously the doctor’s advice to never smoke. Yet somehow, I have…

Gil Maningo: Art and passion

Bai Hayde Quiñanola 05/31/2015

The comical display of enlarged faces with exaggerated features that somehow have identifiable likeness to those of public figures and personalities around the room is a clue as to the type of artist that resides there. They…

JVR’s ‘Island in the Sky’

Doris C. Bongcac 05/31/2015

Pine trees line  the walkway of the Island in the Sky, a 15-hectare mountain resort  owned by Talisay City Mayor Johnny delos Reyes in barangay Gaas, Balamban town in midwestern Cebu. The resort is located a few…

Alegria working scholar graduates with college honors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/31/2015

Aileen Glinogo was bullied in grade school in a mountain barangay in Alegria town, southern Cebu. It didn’t get better when she transferred to another school about three kilometers away. “Because I was shy, my classmates would…

Taiwanese’s attempt to sneak guns into Mactan airport foiled

Norman V. Mendoza 05/31/2015

A 27-year-old Taiwanese man was arrested after he tried to bring in firearms at the Mactan-Cebu International Aiport (MCIA) last Friday afternoon. Seized from Yuan-He Chao were an Ingram sub-machine pistol, a 9mm pistol, a black widow…

DOE: NO OUTAGES IN CEBU

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/31/2015

Naga plant damaged by fire; repairs to last days Fire yesterday struck part of the coal-fired power plant in Naga City  causing damage which would take a few days to repair. An official of the Department of…

State auditors serve second disallowance notice to MCWD

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/31/2015

The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will receive a second notice of disallowance from the Commission on Audit (COA) for giving their employees P86.15 million worth of allowances and benefits. Online news website Rappler.com reported that  the…

More scholars enrolling in ACT despite payment dispute

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/31/2015

Over a thousand scholars chose to study at the Asian College of Technology International Educational Foundation, Inc. (ACTIEF) despite the ongoing dispute  between the school and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama over unpaid scholarship vouchers. ACTIEF lawyer…

ON A TIGHT ROPE

Jonas N. Panerio 05/30/2015

SWU in danger of missing playoffs in FilOil hoop after losing to San Beda Red Lions The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras started off right but lost steam at the finish to bow to the powerhouse San Beda…

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