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No politics involved, just work — PNP

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BARANGAY CAPTAIN BAS’ ARREST INSTEAD of throwing issues against the police, local government units (LGUs) should support them in their campaign against illegal drugs, said Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) director Eric Noble. Noble was reacting to reports that some LGU officials in Talisay City were angry over the arrest of Lagtang Barangay Captain Mark […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

The Philippines and ‘bad’ feng shui

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If national and local politics are so tumultuous nowadays, I would not fault you if you wonder whether this country is always doomed forever to drift aimlessly or that just when we are about to rise, things backtrack quicker than it can forward. I remember about two decades or so back when some feng shui […]

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

Terminal dispute

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Aside from noncompliance with a city ordinance, what other issues does Team Rama have to raise against the continued operation of the jeepney and van-for-hire (V-hire) terminal in Junquera Street, Barangay Kamagayan in Cebu City? In filing a resolution asking Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to cease the terminal operations in the area, the council […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Should people support Du30’s appointment of village officials?

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The recent plan of President Rodrigo Duterte in postponing again the baranggay election and suggesting that he himself would instead appoint baranggay officials drew mixed reactions. There are those who totally agree with the President. Others are totally opposed, and there are also those who agree with the postponement but frown on the idea of […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Politics is personal

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We all lament all these deaths and turn emotional at photographs of poor people getting killed or caught in the crossfire of the continuing and relentless drug war in our midst. But I heard neither sigh nor whimper at another evidence of the death of democracy when two Cebu City councilors shifted allegiance to the […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Tumulak expresses interest to join BO-PK

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Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak has officially expressed his intent to join the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswaga (BO-PK) party. In an interview on Monday morning, Tumulak set the record straight and clarified that he no longer wants to be an independent councilor in the Cebu City Council. “I decided to join BO-PK if BO-PK will accept […]

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

SHIFTING ALLIANCE

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They did not know what hit them. Cebu City’s Team Rama lost one of their members to the administration camp yesterday morning while most of them were in Manila attending a lawyers’ convention. The recent development will now give Bando Osmeña–Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) the upper hand in the City Council, with BO-PK now holding a […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Duterte mulls postponement of barangay elections anew

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants the barangay elections postponed again. In a speech before the first general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at the Manila Hotel on Tuesday, the President said he did not want the barangay elections held this year due to the purported influence of drug money in the […]

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

7 Cebu City barangay officials face criminal raps

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Seven Cebu City barangay officials were formally charged before the Metropolitan Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) for violation of Article 221 of the RPC or the failure to make delivery of public funds or property. In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Apas Barangay Captain Ramil Ayuman showed to the members of the media a […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

MAO BA?

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MAO BA The city councilors who were rumored to leave their once dominant party for the administration party resorted to joking about it to reporters. At one event, one of these councilors went inside the session hall and was greeted by a councilor from the other party who jokingly asked him, “When man ta magka-uban, […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »