CHR STARTS PROBE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan 05/31/2016

Comendador insists there was no rubout; orders relief of Getafe police chief The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR 7) has begun to investigate allegations of a “rubout” in the police raid on Banacon Island…

Job Order workers reviewed for possible reconsideration

Nestle L. Semilla 05/31/2016

Despite the termination of 700 Job Order (JO) workers, there are still around 1,200 JOs working at the Cebu City government whose employment is in a precarious state. They are now under tight scrutiny to determine whether…

Demolish structures inside Osmeña Shrine

Nestle L. Semilla 05/31/2016

AT first it was just plastic straw tied to the trees to delineate the areas they claimed for themselves. Now illegal structures have sprouted on the 4.2-hectare Osmeña Shrine in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City. But the clincher…

Mandaue wants reroute scheme for jeepneys

Julit C. Jainar 05/31/2016

With the school season a few weeks away, traffic officials in Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City are considering a traffic rerouting scheme for passenger jeepneys passing through Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mandaue-Mactan Bridge. Architect Florentino Nimor, executive…

Comelec thanks police, military for peaceful polls

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/31/2016

EXCEPT for a few technical glitches involving some vote-counting machines (VCMs), the May 9 election in Central Visayas was peaceful and successful, said Commission on Elections (Comelec 7) director Jose Nick Mendros. The voter’s turnout of 86.09…

Capitol sees no need to require return of government vehicles

Carmel Loise Matus 05/31/2016

Only outgoing officials in Cebu province will be asked to turn over and submit their Capitol-issued vehicles to an inventory before the new three-year term for local elective officials starts. Jone Sepe, head of the Provincial General…

Probe on P50-K reward pushed

Doris C. Bongcac, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/31/2016

CEBU City Councilor-elect Jun Alcover yesterday said he wanted Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña investigated for giving cash rewards to policemen who could kill suspected criminals. “If he would continue giving rewards, this will really promote extra-judicial…

Shipping firms urged to set up online ticketing services

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/31/2016

JUST like airports and airlines, shipping companies should set up online ticketing services to cut down on the long lines of people waiting to buy tickets at their offices. The Regional Development Council’s (RDC) economic development committee…

CPA still searching for firm to dispose of rotten meat

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/31/2016

The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) is still looking for a company capable of disposing the rotten meat at the Cebu International Ports (CIP). “We are waiting for a waste disposal plan to be submitted by one of…

Davide not yet sold to federalism

Carmel Loise Matus 05/31/2016

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III is not yet sold to the idea of having a federal form of government in the country. Davide told reporters during yesterday’s press conference that federalism should be further studied as it…

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