While Pacquiao flops, Nietes shops in 2015

Glendale G. Rosal 12/31/2015

When Manny Pacquiao, the country’s undisputed sports superstar, lost to arch nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr., in their much awaited yet routinely scorned matchup last May, Filipino sports fans were left with no choice but scout for a…

CITY STOPS LOT FENCING

Apple Ta-as, Nestle L. Semilla 12/31/2015

The fire-ravaged area in barangay Lahug is now a  bone of contention between City Hall officials and the land owner, the University of the Philippines Cebu. By the afternoon, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III stepped in, saying…

Making things right

Editorial 12/31/2015

The first line of dialog in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie was spoken by legendary actor Max Von Syndow, who plays the ill-fated character Lor San Tekka.  His statement provides a useful reminder to everyone…

2016 city budget ‘not valid’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/31/2015

Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella returns annual budget ordinance to  Cebu City Council The Cebu city government may  have to operate on a reenacted budget this year. Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella returned to the Cebu City Council the…

Nivel relocation site ‘livable’ with water, power

Juli Ann M. Sibi 12/31/2015

ELECTRICITY, water and even Internet connections are available at the two-hectare Nivel Hills property that the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu is offering as a relocation site for fire victims from sitio Avocado, Lahug. It  is…

Bleak New Year for fire victims

Nestle L. Semilla 12/31/2015

SOME of the fire victims from sitio Avocado, barangay Lahug stayed with relatives on New Year’s eve, hoping to ease their sadness over the loss of their homes. Cristina Rustia, a teacher in Mabolo National High School,…

Pyrotechnics, firecrackers selling well in Cebu malls

Vanessa Claire Lucero 12/31/2015

SELECTED firecrackers and pyrotechnics sold in some malls in Cebu have been selling well especially in the days leading to New Year’s eve. Nova Agusto, Dragon Fireworks Inc. (DFI) products seller, said the goods sold out fairly…

Fewer bus passengers in Cebu terminal

Mary Claire U. Catado 12/31/2015

FEWER bus passengers were observed going out of town  on New Year’s Eve compared to the Christmas holiday in south Cebu. During  peak dates last December 23 to 25 there about 118,000 passengers at the Cebu South…

Target killed in Camotes island drug raid

Apple Ta-as 12/31/2015

A suspected drug pusher was killed while a police officer was wounded in a shootout during a drug raid in  San Francisco town in  Camotes Island, north Cebu on Wednesday afternoon. One target, identified as Alex Otida,…

Head guard shot dead in Minglanilla

Apple Ta-as 12/31/2015

A 49-year-old head security guard  was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Anami Homes Subdivision in barangay Tungkil, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu Wednesday afternoon. Police said the subdivision guard, Renato Montejo Labandero,  succumbed to four gunshot wounds.…

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