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New police deputy director appointed

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The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has a new deputy director for operations. Senior Supt. Dennis Agustin, chief of the directorial staff of the PRO-7, has taken over the second top position in the regional police, replacing Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas who has been assigned to Camp Crame. Lawas was appointed by […]

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

DepEd among top gov’t agencies in Visayas with several workers facing Ombud complaints in 2016

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  Aside from local government units (LGUs), the Department of Education (DepEd) is one of the top agencies in the Visayas area to have the most number of employees named as respondents before the Office of the Ombudsman – Visayas for 2016. According to the Central Records Management Office of the Visayas Ombudsman, the LGUs […]

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

CHR hopes end to EJKs with new Oplan Tokhang

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WITH the Philippine National Police resuming its Oplan Tokhang, the regional Commission on Human Rights (CHR-7) said it hopes that it would also mark the end of extrajudicial killings in the country. “I hope there will be a shift to non-lethal force,” CHR-7 chief investigator Leo Villarino said. He said the suspension of Oplan Tokhang […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

DOT-7 chief passes on

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Tourism stakeholders in Cebu were one in mourning the passing of Department of Tourism Central Visayas (DOT-7) Director Catalino “Butch” Chan III, considered as one of the pillars of the Philippine tourism industry. Joselito “Boboi” Costas, Cebu provincial tourism officer, said it was a sad day for the industry because Chan was known as a […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Sports development in PH looking good

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A STEP in the right direction. Yesterday’s meeting between the officials of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and various local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas was warmly welcomed as they plotted out the country’s sports development program. “We’re happy with the turnout, we were happy that mayors and governors from the Visayas attended this […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

FIRE HITS DENR

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Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an early dawn blaze which struck the old DENR compound in Banilad, Mandaue City on Monday. The fire department […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Central Visayas has a new Cebu-based top drug lord

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We have a new top drug lord along with nine other drugs lords in our list.” This statement came from Police regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, who said they updated the list of drug personalities in the region following the death of alleged top drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz in June 2016. Taliño, however, […]

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

Rains to persist in Cebu this week: Pagasa

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ISOLATED rain showers and thunderstorms will continue to prevail over Cebu this week due to the tail-end of a cold front in the Visayas, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. “The presence of northeast monsoon (amihan) which can bring cold winds and rains continues to prevail,” Pagasa Mactan weather specialist […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Drug rate

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Whether or not Cebu has the highest incidence of drug cases in the country or the highest number of drug users, coddlers and peddlers—it was reported that President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that Cebu has the highest rate of drug abuse in the country at 60 to 70 percent—the latest anti-drug operation showed that the illegal […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

CFA sends 4 teams to Festival of Footballs

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THE Cebu Football Association (CFA) will be fielding in four teams squads for the three-day Festival of Footballs (FOF)-Visayas Leg which unfolds today San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. CFA will be competing in the boys under-13, boys under-15, girls under-13 and girls under-15. “Despite their regular schedules, we are thankful to all teams for making […]

Posted: March 10th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »