The ‘David and Goliath’ battle for seafarers’ claims

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/23/2018

Away from his family and working on board vessels sailing non-stop for weeks or months the world’s oceans, he is mentally and emotionally stressed. Constantly exposed to fluctuating temperatures caused by variant weather changes of extreme hot…

Dubious Certificate of Fitness in disability claims

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/16/2018

The Supreme Court warned companies from issuing dubious Certificate of Fitness which it described as “a ploy that aims to take advantage of the worker’s lack of sufficient legal knowledge and his desperate circumstances.” The Supreme Court…

Police to verify claims of female witness in Ungab slay

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Benjie B. Talisic 03/15/2018

A 32-year-old woman on Thursday claimed she saw the killing of lawyer and Ronda town Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab. She said she took a close video of it. However, Edna (name withheld) said the gunman, after…

Comelec Cebu office open to probing 2016 poll claims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2018

The provincial office of the Commission on Elections said yesterday that they are open to any investigation into allegations of poll fraud that occurred in the May 2016 elections. Provincial Comelec Supervisor Marco Castillano said their office…

Wife claims her husband received death threats from suspects

Norman V. Mendoza 02/03/2018

OBERES SLAY Philippine Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Herbert Oberes allegedly received death threat messages from suspects Joshua Garciano and Edna Cabañog early January this year. Oberes’ wife, Diana, during a press conference, said Edna Cabañog owed…

Villanueva claims second place in Singapore chess tilt

Marlon Bernardino 12/12/2017

  FILIPINO Fide Master (FM) Nelson Villanueva emerged as co-champion in the Cairnhill Chess Festival 2017– Open Section held over the weekend at the Cairnhill Community Center in Singapore. In the final round of the 45-minute format…

PDEA claims successes in drug war

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/07/2017

  Eighteen months into President Rodrigo Duterte’s relentless war on illegal drugs, the price of shabu (methamphetamine) has become extremely high. Director Emerson Margate of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said a gram…

UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

AP 11/29/2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, “I am not a…

TENSION IN TUBURAN

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2017

Lagon claims barricades being set up in front town hall; Not true, says Diamante Is this the calm before the political storm in Tuburan town in northwest Cebu? The supporters of Mayor Democrito Diamante of Tuburan were…

Landslide in upland Cebu City claims life of a boy

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 09/29/2017

An 11-year old boy from Purok 3 of the mountain Barangay of San Jose in Cebu City died after his house was hit by a landslide at almost 9 p.m. on Friday. The boy, identified as Kyle…

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