Gigi Sanchez ‘saddened’ by Prosecutor Castro’s death

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Despite their differences and disagreements in the past, Grecilda “Gigi” Sanchez , the older sister of Fiscal Mary Ann Castro’s estranged husband, Leodegreco Sanchez, has expressed her condolences to the family of former Cebu…

Traslacion: Prelate says Sto. Niño truly the magnet of love as thousands welcome Holy Child in Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — “The Child Jesus is truly the ‘batobalani sa gugma’ or the magnet of love.” Msgr. Daniel Sanico, team moderator of the National Shrine of St. Joseph, said this during his homily of the…

DSWD-7 to house ‘lost children’ during Sinulog festivities

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas field office of the Department of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7) has formed a skeletal force that will monitor the Sinulog activities from the Solemn Foot Procession…

Metro Cebu has new hospital waste hauling service provider

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the controversy involving hospital wastes found floating in the water off Mactan Island,  a new hospital waste hauling service provider has stepped in and has promised it can safely dispose of the…

Davide echoes Osmeña’s call to legalize habal-habal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dependency on habal-habal operations is evident, even more, among residents of the less developed towns of the province. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III echoed Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s call for lawmakers…

Davide to Capitol employees: Leave politics to the politicians

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Leave politics to the politicians. This is the stern warning of Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III to all employees of the provincial government who plan to help in the campaign of any candidate…

Hospitals may still be held accountable for hazardous waste in Mactan Channel

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The hospitals’ accountability on their biohazard wastes does not end with contracting a third party firm to dispose of their trash. Gilbert Gonzales, Central Visayas director of the Department of Environment and Natural…

Quisumbing: Expect more cases on city hall irregularities soon

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/16/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — There will be more cases to be filed over alleged irregularities in Mandaue City Hall transactions in the coming days. This was the stern warning of Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing, who,…

Pagasa: This year’s first weather disturbance may greet the Sinulog grand parade

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/15/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — This year’s first tropical depression may greet the Fiesta Señor, more popularly known as the Sinulog Festival,  the state weather bureau said Tuesday. Netherlen Seletrero, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical…

Mandaue City files suit to recover Looc lot from Ecodemcor

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/15/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue city government will petition the court to nullify the sale of the 35,821-square meter lot in Barangay Looc that was sold to a private firm in 2015 for P50 per…

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