Abaya campaigns for Mar, Leni in RDC meeting

Carmel Loise Matus 03/31/2016

SINCE he’s not covered by the election ban, Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya openly campaigned for Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo during yesterday’s DOTC Regional Management Council meeting in…

No water terrorism in Moalboal, mayor insists

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/31/2016

MOALBOAL Mayor Inocentes Cabaron denied allegations that his administration is involved in “water terrorism” in two barangays in the town. The mayor’s response came amid a radio report in which a “concerned resident” who requested anonymity complained…

AI dismayed over govt’s rights record

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/31/2016

THE local chapter of the human rights group Amnesty International railed against President Benigno Aquino III’s alleged failures to deal with extra-judicial killings and help victims of natural calamities. “We feel that the present administration’s performance is…

BRT may be awarded before P-Noy exits

Carmel Loise Matus 03/31/2016

THE awarding of the winning bidder of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project may be done before President Benigno Aquino III leaves office, Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said yesterday. In yesterday’s press conference,…

Cebuano, pals face raps for causing fire

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/31/2016

A Cebuano trekker may face charges after he and four companions were suspected to have triggered the grass fire on Mt. Kanlaon, an active volcano located on Negros Island. Negros Occidental Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer…

Diversify products, streamline processes to hit goals — exec

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/31/2016

Exporters need to diversify their products, and government agencies should address bureaucratic bottlenecks in the export industry to achieve the country’s export targets in the next two years. Export Development Council (EDC) Executive Director Senen Perlada said…

April release of PNP-controlled chemicals list expected

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/31/2016

IF PLANS will push through, the Philippine National Police (PNP) memorandum on the list of controlled chemicals will be implemented in May. This new schedule for the implementation has been given after the plan to release the…

Misusing government resources

03/31/2016

When the Ombudsman-Visayas warned elective local officials in Cebu not to use government service vehicles for their campaigns, we were reminded of their so-called “Oplan Red Plate” program in which they were supposed to monitor any misuse…

Lies and deceptions in Philippine elections

Fernando Fajardo 03/31/2016

Reflections from Paseo de Coro The Philippine Internet is abuzz with accusation and counter accusation about who among the presidentiables and/or their supporters are attacking who and using deceptive means to mislead the indiscriminating large section of…

Overloading

03/31/2016

Despite traffic laws prohibiting overloading of public utility vehicles, scenes like this where commuters hitch on a passenger jeepney as it passes by A. Soriano Street, North Reclamation Area are all too common. (Contributed) Attention: Cebu City…

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