Island-barangay shines with solar power system from Vivant

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/15/2018

OFF GRID NO MORE Before their boat could even dock on the shores of Barangay Hilotongan, Bantayan Island, already — students and teachers in pink, green, red and white uniforms were clapping and cheering for the team…

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

AP 08/15/2018

WELLINGTON — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. The government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes as it attempts…

READ: Official Statement of Congresswoman Gwen Garcia on Ombudsman’s decision to dismiss her from public service

08/14/2018

I have frequently said that former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was incapable of rendering a fair and just decision against me, owing to her personal closeness to Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr, whose son I am running…

Osmeña: Killer Boys from Negros Oriental now in Cebu

08/13/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña disclosed that he has the names of the “killer boys” or alleged police-hitmen from Negros Oriental who are recently assigned in Cebu. The names, however, are withheld for verification. “I have no…

Demi Lovato released from hospital

AP 08/07/2018

NEW YORK—Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose. A person close to Lovato said she was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over…

Revolvers seized from two men bound for Ormoc

Benjie B. Talisic 07/20/2018

About 14 revolvers were seized by Cebu City port police from two men on board a bus on Wednesday, July 19. Senior Insp.Joema Pamarejos, Waterfront Police Precinct chief, said the two men were reportedly bound for Ormoc…

Contraband seized from CPDRC destroyed

Intern 07/10/2018

A total of 1,634 contrabands were destroyed this morning, July 10 at the Cebu Provincial Drug Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) this morning. The contrabands were confiscated during a greyhound operation at CPDRC. Confiscated items include 1,519 packs of…

Davide’s running mate may come from north

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/04/2018

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III’s running mate in next year’s elections will come from the north, Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said yesterday. Magpale, who declined reelection and announced her retirement from politics after her second term…

Still no permit from the NHCP

Jobers R. Bersales 07/04/2018

I received word from someone who late last week wrote the chair of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) that the NHCP has not issued any permit to allow the Cebu provincial government to proceed…

Woman rides paddleboard from Cuba to Florida Keys

AP 06/28/2018

Key West, Florida — A Florida woman has completed a more than 100-mile (160-kilometer) voyage from Cuba to the Florida Keys on a standup paddleboard. Victoria Burgess arrived in Key West on Wednesday, paddling across the Florida…

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