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Fire kills 86-year-old, granddaughter


An octogenarian and her teenage granddaughter died in a fire that hit Purok Kapayas, Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City at 2:18 p.m. yesterday which ate up 16 houses. The burned remains of Aurea Jumao-as, 86, and her granddaughter Jane Ycong, 14, were recovered at the second floor of the two-storey house where they both lived. Jumao-as, […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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  Matters related to security and fear of terrorist attacks have momentarily taken a back seat as heavy rainfall spawned by tropical depression “Crising” caused widespread flooding in Cebu, leaving at least nine persons dead, half of them children. The flood also left two persons missing, injured ten others while displacing at least 60 families […]

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

Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria


BEIRUT, Lebanon— A chemical weapons attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens of people on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. The Trump administration blamed the Syrian government for the attack, one of the deadliest in years, and said Syria’s patrons, Russia and Iran, […]

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

Cebuano skateboarder kills 2 in Siquijor


CEBU CITY— A skateboarder from Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu was arrested by the police shortly after he allegedly stabbed to death two women in a beach resort in Barangay Solangon, San Juan town in Siquijor province at 11 p.m. on Sunday. Michael Malayo, 34, tried to escape but was collared by the operatives of the […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan avalanche kills 8


TOKYO – An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture, with television footage showing rescuers climbing mountains as ambulances stood by. […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in AFP,World | Read More »

Grenade blast kills habal-habal driver

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EXPLOSIVE FOUND IN PRIVATE LOT A 32-year-old “habal-habal” (motorcycle-for-hire) driver was killed after a rifle grenade he found on a vacant lot exploded past 9 a.m. in Sitio Tambisan, Barangay Tisa in Cebu City. Ruben Genterone, the youngest of six children, didn’t know that what he found was a grenade, said his mother, Loreta. She […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cold spell kills 150 in Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days. Temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, Taipei. Taiwan’s Liberty Times newspaper […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in World | Read More »