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Death and betrayal

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One feels both grief and outrage over the death of PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) who got killed during the April 11 encounter between government troops and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Inabanga, Bohol province. If anything, at least Nazareno’s family can realistically expect some compensation from the […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Two men found dead in Lapu

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The remains of two men whose heads were riddled with bullet wounds were found by residents of Fuentes road in Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City at past 2 am Tuesday. One of the men was identified as Avelino Celocia, a 37-year-old resident of Ka Juan Fuentes road of Barangay Pajac. The other one remains unidentified. PO2 […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Bohol Governor confirms death of ASG Leader Melloria

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Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto has confirmed that Joselito Meloria is dead. His confirmation came after Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas, earlier told Cebu Daily News that Melloria was one of the two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members who were killed by government troops in Clarin, Bohol but […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Crising death toll now 10

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Cebu official says Crising was downgraded to LPA, so no state of calamity was declared This year’s Easter Sunday, despite its message of birth and renewal, had taken on a tragic turn in the island of Cebu as 10 lost their lives as a result of the incessant rain that battered the area overnight. Provincial […]

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

Death came as they were sleeping

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ROWENA Sencio, 38, was sleeping with her sons Ivan, 11, and Jade, 13, in her old house in Barangay Ipil, Carmen, Cebu at 4 a.m. on Easter Sunday when suddenly the water from the nearby river overflowed and washed away their house. No one now will ever know what went through the minds of Rowena […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Floods claim six in Carmen, Danao City

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CEBU CITY—Six persons were killed in floods in Danao City and Carmen town in northern Cebu on Sunday following heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Crising.” According to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) spokesperson Julius Regner, the five were washed away by floodwaters in Carmen town. They were Rowena Asenicion, 38, and her […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

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COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Easter and women

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Easter is the time when we commemorate the death of Jesus and celebrate His resurrection. It is also a time when we reflect on what it means to be a Christian. Traditional Easter stories and pageants celebrated in churches remember the male disciples and their supporting roles as in the all-male Last Supper, Judas’ betrayal, […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Inabanga village chief claims 2 killed in clash were villagers, not Abu Sayyaf

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INABANGA, Bohol-Do the five bodies recovered by the military really belong to members of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf? Not all, according to residents of remote village of Napo, Inabanga where alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf entered on Monday afternoon and engaged the joint military and police team in heavy gunfight that lasted for […]

Posted: April 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

The ‘RightMED’ to stopping crime

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My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody. —Steve Earle, American folk singer When the 17th Congress approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 1, or the […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »