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Calida: Hapilon is ISIS leader in PH

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Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, the target of a military operation that developed into a full-scale battle in Marawi City, is the designated leader of the Islamic State or ISIS in the Philippines, a Philippine government official confirmed Friday. Solicitor General Jose Calida, in a press conference in Davao City, admitted that the rebels have […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Former lawyer of PBMA leader Ecleo cries harassment

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HARASSMENT. This was how veteran lawyer Orlando Salatandre Jr. described the accusations leveled against him by a retired policeman and member of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) over how he handled the case of cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. In an interview, Salatandre said he did his best to prove Ecleo’s innocence but to […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ecleo supporter seeks retrial of cult leader

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A RETIRED policeman and member of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) is seeking the reopening of the parricide case filed against PBMA cult leader and former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. Senior Insp. Atilano Fabella will ask the Supreme Court to declare a “mistrial” and to allow the presentation of evidence for and […]

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

GRIEF-STRICKEN MOTHER

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Ma. Norma Melloria, mother of slain Boholano Abu Sayyaf member Joselito Melloria, broke down as she saw for the first time the body of her son laid down on the morgue of the funeral home in the town of Clarin in Bohol. The mother, in the company of relatives, came to claim the body of […]

Posted: April 23rd, 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 »

Aboitiz, malls and corporate social responsibility

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I was supposed to write something about the Inquirer series of articles on malls in the country published last year owing to the caveat that malls are among the most common and favored go-to places of Filipinos in recent years especially when one wants to escape the summer heat but don’t want to dip into […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte ordered bombing of mosques : ‘DDS’ leader

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Then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte paid members of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) P300,000 after the group bombed several mosques in the province in 1993 upon his orders, a former Davao policeman claimed on Monday. SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, who claimed to be one of the leaders of the DDS, said he was confirming Edgardo Matobato’s […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Bending tradition

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Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus Foundation, with the collaboration of its alumni and parents’ associations, brought to the Cebuano audience at the opening of February Disney’s “Mulan” to celebrate its 60th year of existence of educating young girls. And what a most appropriate and relevant way of celebrating education and culture. Elements of Chinese opera […]

Posted: February 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Supporters rally behind their leaders

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As allies of former mayor Michael Rama came to his defense amid accusations by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña that he received P10 million in drug money from slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, the incumbent mayor said he wasn’t threatened by the libel suit his bitter political enemy plans to file against him. “Fine, […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu bizmen: Cebu-Bohol bridge will spur tourism, economic growth

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CEBUANO business leaders are looking forward to the planned Cebu-Bohol Friendship Bridge, a project which they said will help spur the economies of the two neighboring island-provinces. Gordon Alan Joseph, president of the Cebu Business Club (CBC), said that if his project materializes, its benefit to tourism will also be significant as it would create […]

Posted: December 7th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »