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ABU LEADER KILLED

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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 the man believed to be a key leader of the Islamic militant group. Top officials of the Armed […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

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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 Inabanga town. “Business as usual. There are no cancellations. Kayang-kaya natin yan. (We can secure the delegates),” said […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory

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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 issuance of the advisory shortly before Bohol province will host the multi-sectoral forums as part of the country’s […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cebu City rounds up street dwellers

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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 roundup, called “rescue,” was done last Sunday and Monday night, just before the Asean summit started their meetings […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Asean Summit meetings: Lapu officials bare preps

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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 Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Marcial Ycong announced that several beautification projects are underway, and barangays which would be part […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘WE ARE READY’

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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 can pull off yet another feat. Judy Gabato, officer in charge of the Department of Tourism in Central […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

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

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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 are Bon-ace Fashion Tools Inc.’s “Wave Vase” and Arden Classic Inc.’s “Brass Tarsier,” made in Minglanilla town in […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

RETURN P43.95M

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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 they paid to the contractor of the allegedly overpriced lampposts installed in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Chan is new CV tourism chief

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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 Wanda Corazon Teo in her office in Makati on Tuesday. Chan’s appointment as the DOT-7 chief came a […]

Posted: November 29th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Drug war: Backlash on investors

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By Amando Canberra — When President Duterte flew to Laos last week to attend the Asean summit on his first foreign policy trip, he had a fearsome international reputation as the emerging butcher of Asia in the wake of his bloody war on drugs in the Philippines. He departed after declaring a national emergency following […]

Posted: September 12th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »