Smoke fills Mactan airport arrival area; passengers evacuated

Doris C. Bongcac, Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/31/2015

Mactan airport authorities had to evacuate passengers and occupants of the terminal when thick black smoke filled the international arrival area of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) past noon yesterday. There was no fireoutbreak, however. The smoke…

Lawyer sues airline for flight delay

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/31/2015

A lawyer from Baybay City in Leyte province is demanding compensation for a flight delay of over six hours in  May. Augustin Alo sued low-cost airline Tiger Airways Philippines after his flight was cancelled and he was…

Court freezes takeover plan for Bantay Radyo

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/31/2015

The foundation of Provincial Board (PB) Member Grecilda Sanchez-Zaballero remains in control of  El Nuevo Bantay Radyo for now. The court yesterday issued a temporary restraining order against franchise owner  Sarraga Integration and Management (SIAM) Broadcasting Corp.…

Magpale weighs in on bus terminal transfer

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/31/2015

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale is weighing Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s proposal to transfer the province-owned Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) outside of Cebu City. “If it will just add to the traffic in Minglanilla town and…

Billboard climber may face charges

Apple Ta-as 07/31/2015

The jeepney dispatcher who scaled the steel billboard frame in downtown Cebu City the other day may face a criminal charge for “disturbing the peace”. Unless it’s shown that he was suffering from a psychological disorder, the …

Rama and allies support Binay, gear up for 2016

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/31/2015

Alvin Garcia to run for north district congressional seat Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and his allies yesterday announced their  support for Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 presidential race. In a news conference at City…

Osmeña stands behind Roxas: Bahala na low ratings, support him

Doris C. Bongcac 07/31/2015

YELLOW, blue and white colors filled the ballroom of the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug for the birthday party of former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña and his wife, Councilor Margot Osmeña. Before the night was over, the …

Archival for BO-PK vice mayor candidate?

Doris C. Bongcac 07/31/2015

ENGINEER Nestor Archival is being considered as candidate for Cebu City vice mayor in next year’s comeback  bid of former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña. But the city councilor said nothing is final until the Bando Osmena…

Central Visayas GRDP grows faster at 8.8 percent

Vanessa Claire Lucero 07/30/2015

The Philippine Statistics Authority presented the economic performance of Central Visayas for fiscal year 2014. Central Visayas showed an increase in gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth from 7.4% in 2013 to 8.8% in 2014. Comparatively, the…

Thoughts on P-Noy’s SONA

07/30/2015

Long after his achievements may  be  forgotten – and public memory singles out  the Mamasapano massacre and Luneta bus hostage crisis – Filipinos will recall President Benigno Aquino III’s  use of a Biblical passage in his last…

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