‘Reporter’ with gun nabbed in hotel where Asean guests are staying

Inquirer.net 10/23/2017

A man who introduced himself as a freelance journalist was arrested Saturday night for carrying an unlicensed handgun inside the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila hotel, a five-star hotel in Pasay where guests for the 31st Asean Summit…

ABU LEADER KILLED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/12/2017

Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including…

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/12/2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in…

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2017

Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino is asking the US Embassy to clarify an advisory, which they issued against travels to Cebu and Bohol, to prevent ill effects especially on local tourism. Dino said that the…

Cebu City rounds up street dwellers

Benjie Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2017

WITH the ongoing summit meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), around 100 street dwellers were rounded up by the Cebu City government and placed in the old building of the Cebu City abattoir. The…

Asean Summit meetings: Lapu officials bare preps

Norman V. Mendoza 03/30/2017

ALL is set for a grand welcome of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders and their spouses who will begin to arrive in Lapu-Lapu City on Monday, April 3. In a news conference on Thursday, Acting…

‘WE ARE READY’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

Banking on Cebu’s experience in hosting big international events in the past, organizers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings to be held in Cebu and Bohol next month are confident the two provinces…

World-class tokens, ‘Best of Visayas’ products readied for delegates

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

TWO world-class Cebuano-made works of art will take the spotlight as delegates of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in Cebu and Bohol next month will receive the items as special tokens. Taking center stage…

RETURN P43.95M

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer 02/15/2017

A controversy of the past continues to haunt government officers in Cebu. The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) to return the P43.95 million…

Chan is new CV tourism chief

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/29/2016

The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) finally has a new regional director. Catalino Chan, who was the Tourism director of Northern Mindanao (Region 10), was sworn in as the new DOT-7 director by Tourism Secretary…