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Loss of honorarium means hard times ahead for barangay tanods

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In this photo taken on Feb. 16, 2017, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak (right) talks with the tanods and garbage loaders of Barangay Bulacao headed by Barangay Captain Rodrigo Jabellana (seated left) after the village workers underwent a surprise drug testing, which is part of the internal cleansing being done by the city government in the barangays following the decision of Mayor Tomas Osmeña to cut the honorarium of barangay tanods and garbage loaders.
CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA

Christie Miñoza, 55, has been a tanod (village watchwoman) of Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City for the last ten years. She is single but lives with a sibling’s family, helping her extended family members meet their daily expenses as well as in sending her nieces and nephews to school. She does all of these with […]

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

Newly formed business group to give Minglanilla a boost

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Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas (Cebu 1st district) (right) swears in members of the Minglanilla-Cebu Business Chamber (MCBC) led by its president Filomena Cañedo (4th from left).

A MUNICIPALITY in southern Cebu made history as it inaugurated its own business chamber on Saturday, signaling a strengthened partnership between the private sector and local government. The newly-formed Minglanilla-Cebu Business Chamber (MCBC) was poised not only to attract more investors to the town, but to position the local workforce and match it with the […]

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

Cebu’s business chiefs: We are for responsible mining

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Local traders support DENR’s Lopez’s actions against mining firms Amid criticism thrown at Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for ordering the closure of several mining firms in the country and recently scrapping 75 mining deals as well as trade repercussions seen by the move, business leaders in Cebu stood behind her initiative. Ted Locson Jr., Cebu […]

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SWU Lady Cobras fall short vs BVR-1

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THE Southwestern University (SWU) Lady Cobras pair of Floremel Rodriguez and Therese Ramas came up short in their title bid as they succumbed to the more experienced Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR-1) duo of Bea Tan and Dzi Gervacio in two bruising sets, 20-22, 25-27, in the final round of the 14th Paraw Regatta Women’s National […]

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

USC stays hot in CFFL, pockets third straight victory

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THE defending champions University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors continued to dominate as they posted convincing victories in the Cebu Flag Football League (CFFL) Inter-Collegiate Tournament Season 4 yesterday at the UC-METC field in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City. USC improved to 3-0 (win-loss) after defeating Cebu Aeronautical Technical School (CATS) and University of San Jose-Recoletos […]

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SWU spiker likely to make Nat’l pool

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CEBUANO spiker Alden Dave Cabaron of the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras is likely to make the 20-man pool of the Philippine Men’s Volleyball Team which will compete in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this August. In an exclusive chat with Cebu Daily News, men’s national team head coach Sammy Acaylar said he saw six […]

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

Kitchen worker caught with shabu at city jail

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Roque Lauron is shown to media before being detained at the Guadalupe police precinct. 
CDN Photo/Lito Tecson

The flow of drugs into Metro Cebu’s jails continues unabated with 135 grams of shabu seized on separate occasions at the Cebu City Jail and Talisay City Jail yesterday and last Saturday. At the Cebu City Jail, guards found six sachets of shabu weighing 30 grams under the cap worn by 33-year-old kitchen employee Roque […]

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

Dumanjug mayor told to ‘be his own man’

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DUMANJUG Vice Mayor Rene Asentista said he will continue with building farm-to-market roads and a water supply system for the town after he assumed the mayoral post from Efren Gica last Wednesday. Asentista disclosed this as former Dumanjug mayor Nelson Garcia urged him to “be his own man” and not be dictated on by Gica, […]

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Standing against the tide

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They may not have the numbers, but what the Church and their followers in Metro Cebu lacked in numbers, they made up for with determination and solidarity with the thousands who attended the “Walk For Life” rally in Manila last Saturday. “We are not afraid. Padayon ta. (Let us continue.) If God is with us, […]

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

MAO BA?

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SPECIAL DATE Two reporters asked each other about their dates during Valentine’s Day as they took a pause from writing their stories. One of them replied, “I dated myself. I’ve gotten used to this anyway. After all, I’ve been single for 30 years,” he said. He told the other reporter that “it’s not good to […]

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