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Trump calls Duterte, affirms PH-US alliance

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In a phone call to President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday evening, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed America’s longtime alliance with the Philippines and mentioned his upcoming visit to Manila in November, Malacañang said Sunday. Trump’s phone call came at the close of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila, where regional leaders […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Minglanilla mayor calls for review of contract after Sugat stage collapse


  MINGLANILLA town Mayor Elanito Peña wants to determine if the contractor hired to set up the stage for the annual Sugat Kabanhawan followed specifications of the contract. The stage, which was made of steel frames, was built on the quadrangle of the Minglanilla Central School. The rain deposit on the tarpaulin became so heavy […]

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

Priest calls on leaders to stop extrajudicial killings


A Quezon City-based priest on Friday called on those in power to put an end to deaths due to the government’s aggressive war on drugs as he reflected on one of Jesus Christ’s final words. Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario, dean of studies at the St. Vincent School of Theology in Quezon City, expounded on Jesus […]

Posted: April 14th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Palma calls for reflection on rising HIV cases in jails


THE rising number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases inside the Cebu City Jail and the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) should be a cause for reflection, said Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as he called on everyone to be conscious of the consequences of their actions. “First, I hope that individually, we should […]

Posted: April 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

NBI 7 calls on skimming victims

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THE National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) is calling on victims of ATM skimming to visit the NBI office to issue sworn statements against the three Romanian nationals earlier arrested by NBI agents. Although physical evidence against the Romanians which include card reader microchips, laptops and “cloned” ATM cards were found inside the […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »



WEEKEND CALLS SINCE it was the weekend, the reporter expected it to be tough securing a statement from a regional director of a government agency. After repeated calls, the regional director texted him that he would call but didn’t specify when he would do so. A whole afternoon passed and night came and still no […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte calls on Filipinos to stand up against corruption


CEBU CITY–Assert yourselves. Hoping to eradicate or lessen corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos not to remain silent and to instead stand up against irregularities in government. “The thing about corruption is that Filipinos are not assertive. He knows his rights, and complains about it (corruption) but does nothing,” he said in a speech […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

COA calls on Capitol heads to explain audit findings


AN exit conference was conducted yesterday by the Commission on Audit to give the department heads of the Cebu provincial government the opportunity to explain their side on COA’s audit findings as well as present their management reports. Audit team leader Lolita Mercedes of COA Cebu Province explained that they called the meeting in order […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Family of missing Chinese tourist calls for help


The family of a female Chinese tourist who went missing in Cebu since Saturday morning is asking for help from everyone who could give them information and help them locate her. Weiying Gu, 72, who was in Cebu with a group of other Chinese tourists including her husband Guoqiang Wu, was reported missing since Saturday […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Breaking,Headlines | Read More »

Authorities appeal to pranksters: Stop calling to disrupt operations

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The heightened police and military alert after the Davao City bombing last Friday had gotten many people vigilant; unfortunately, including eager pranksters actively jumping at every opportunity to play a joke. The pranks have caused undue alarm, aside from a complete waste of government resources that would have otherwise been put to better use. Yesterday […]

Posted: September 6th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »