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White House boosts security after bomb threat arrest

WASHINGTON — The US Secret Service bolstered security at the White House after a man was arrested after making threats at one its checkpoints, an official said. CNN reported that the man made a threat claiming he had a bomb in his car and that he was immediately arrested and the car in which he […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in World | Read More »

MAO BA?

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SNIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON (BALL Z) Passersby were distracted by two street kids playing as characters in the popular anime Dragon Ball Z, each of them circling one another and trying to gain a tactical advantage. When the man stopped near them, they called his attention and one of them asked, “Kinsa’y mas kusog og […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

75,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse 227-kilo WWII bomb

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Thessaloniki, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki were evacuating an estimated 75,000 people Sunday in order to defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT, noon PHT) but three hours later it was still continuing, delaying the […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Mall bomb threat a hoax

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Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) director Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño and the management of the country’s leading malls have refuted rumors being circulated through text messages and the internet of a bomb threat in its malls in Cebu. This after a memorandum of the supposed bomb threat on SM malls that was […]

Posted: February 5th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Better safe than sorry – Davide

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Despite the inconvenience brought by the shutting down of cellphone signals during the last two major events held in Cebu, it is still always better to be safe than sorry. This was the sentiment expressed by Governor Hilario Davide III when asked if he was in favor of resorting to future signal shutdown when it […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Regulating cell site shutdown

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In the event of yet another cell site shutdown, the regional PNP office should make sure that it would only be limited to the venue of the major event being secured rather than the whole Metro Cebu area. That is the sentiment of a lot of Cebuanos who were inconvenienced by yet another cell site […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

AirAsia PH CEO recalls the 1994 bombing of Philippine Airline’s Flight 434

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(First part) Just before sunrise in Manila, Dexter Comendador, a systems engineer for Philippine Airlines reported for work. He, along with pilots Captain Eduardo Reyes and First Officer Jaime Herrera were scheduled to command Philippine Airlines Flight 434 to Narita, Japan from Manila via Cebu. The three arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) […]

Posted: January 21st, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Terrorists don’t have to kill anyone to win

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Thankfully, our fears of a follow-up bombing after the bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, did not happen during the Sinulog and the Miss Universe pageant’s swimsuit competition. One of the biggest security measures never done in the past, in response to potential terrorist threats, was disabling cell phone signal. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and regional […]

Posted: January 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Tourist jailed for bomb joke

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A 25-YEAR-OLD tourist was arrested by police for allegedly making a bomb joke at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) at past 10 a.m. yesterday. Joel Guillena, who was headed home to Dipolog City after attending the Sinulog with friends, allegedly told the security guard at CSBT’s entrance during inspection that his backpack contained five […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Tumulak urges public to stop spreading hoaxes, bomb jokes during Sinulog

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With the celebration of the Sinulog Festival only a few days away, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak urged the public to refrain from creating and spreading fake news , make bomb jokes and hoaxes that can adversely affect public order and safety. “Any calls received by the command center is considered as official. So if […]

Posted: January 5th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »