Provincial Capitol lauds arrest of child trafficker

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/27/2017

The recent arrest of Liezyl Margallo, the alleged human trafficker whose monstrosity appeared to have no bounds, highlights the brutal realities of human trafficking in the Philippines. But Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, a top advocate for…

Ban on crackers, not on pyros

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/03/2017

LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello is pushing for the ban on firecrackers but not on pyrotechnics. Bello, who met with Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday, said he appealed to Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial on her proposal for…

Communities urged to help find three convicted human traffickers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/21/2016

The International Justice Mission is calling on everyone to help in apprehending convicted human traffickers Neopito Dizon, Annie Dizon and Jocelyn Cardona who remain at large. In a press conference on Wednesday morning Atty. Samson Innocencio Jr.,…

Capitol turns over mini ambulances, motorcycles

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/05/2016

The Cebu Provincial Government turned over 12 mini ambulances to different barangays in the province on Friday morning. Recipients were Barangays Casay, Talaga, Balisong and Bulasa in Argao town; Barangays Polog and Tilhaong in Consolacion; Barangay Manlapay…

Davide opens new school buildings, roads in 3rd district

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/04/2016

Eleven-year-old Christine Balogbog walks for more than an hour to get to her school in Barangay Ubogon in the midwestern town of Asturias. But when she starts her classes, she has to squeeze in with around 30…

Officials troubled over fate of young surrenderers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/03/2016

THE Cebu provincial government has sounded off the alarm over the rising number of young drug users and pushers who have joined the rush of self-confessed drug surrenderers across the province. Noting figures from the Philippine National…

PB vows to be independent as Davide asks for support

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/04/2016

Though enjoying cordial working relations with the governor’s office, the Provincial Board (PB) vowed to maintain its independence in its inaugural session yesterday. The PB’s inaugural session included two members from the newly created seventh district. In…

Cebu governor Davide takes oath Gov vows to continue change, transparency

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/30/2016

As he enters his second term, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III vowed to continue the “change” he promised when he first entered office in 2013 and to be more visible to his constituency. “I will continue to…

Outgoing PB members honored

Izobelle T. Pulgo 06/27/2016

Outgoing Cebu Provincial Board (PB) members were honored for their work during their three-year term of office in their last session yesterday. “We came from and belonged to different political fences. But we crossed party lines and…

Capitol officials get new vehicles

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/07/2016

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale were each issued brand-new Isuzu MU-X SUVs yesterday morning. Jone Sepe, Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) head, said the acquisition of the vehicles had been processed in…

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