Rep. Durano named new education committee head

Doris C. Bongcac 03/24/2017

  Rep. Ramon “Red” H. Durano VI of Cebu 5th District was named as the new chairperson of the Committee on Basic Education and Culture of the House of Representatives on March 15 this year. With his…

Of drugs and renewal

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/30/2016

I t was Christmas Eve. I left the house telling my husband Jeff that I will come back before 10 p.m. “I really just need to do these interviews. Dinner is prepared. Please feed the children,” I…

A different kind of surrender

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2016

(A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pushers) Fe Mantuhac Barino, 59, could not remember a time when her life was not affected by illegal drugs. The chief executive officer of Duros…

Two Tokhang surrenderers caught selling drugs in Cebu town

Norman V. Mendoza 11/29/2016

Two persons in the drug watch list of the Liloan police were arrested in a drug operation past 8 p.m. on Monday at Sitio Tabok Lamak in Barangay Yati, Lilo-an, a town 18.8 kilometers north of Cebu…

LAST DEAL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla, Rene F. Alima 10/31/2016

Second councilman killed in Cebu in four days Despite having surrendered to police and having been warned by Danao City Mayor Ramon Durano III, barangay councilman Amador Capin still reportedly continued dealing in illegal drugs. Capin’s transaction…

Barangay official killed by alleged drug cohorts

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/28/2016

A barangay councilor of Jubay in Liloan town, Cebu was gunned down by two unknown assailants at past 10 p.m. on Thursday. Erwin Sarmiento was driving his motorcycle along the national highway when he was ambushed by…

Deadly compromise

Editorial 10/21/2016

The deaths of three workers due to accidents in the northern Cebu town of Liloan and at a mall in Cebu City are just the latest in a long list of work-related deaths in Cebu that, while…

We will comply, reps tell Dole-7 head

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/17/2016

Paying victims’ burial, hospital expenses among requirements for lifting of stoppage order of warehouse project Representatives of the owner of the Citi Hardware warehouse project, where two workers died and seven others injured in a wall collapse…

Death takes away dream for family to live in one house

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/16/2016

ELVIN Cuba Bongo’s dream was for his family to live in one house. And he worked on his dream every weekend to slowly, but surely, build his house in Barangay Maslog, Danao City, hoping to finish it.…

Nine hurt as wall collapses

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/14/2016

Nine construction workers were hurt when a wall collapsed at a construction site in Lilo-an, northern Cebu yesterday afternoon following incessant rains. PO3 Neil Ryan Talle, desk officer of the Lilo-an Police Station, said that investigation was…

9 hurt as wall collapses in Lilo-an town

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 10/14/2016

Nine construction workers were hurt when a wall, at least 30 meters high, collapsed in the construction site in Barangay Cot-Cot, Liloan town in northern Cebu on Friday afternoon. Foreman Basilio Acebo said that the northside wall…

Barangay dad in drug watchlist surrenders; 3 others arrested

Carmel Loise Matus, Norman V. Mendoza 07/08/2016

A BARANGAY councilor of Jubay in Lilo-an town, northern Cebu surrendered to Mayor Christina Frasco on Thursday afternoon. Erwin Sarmiento, 48, was accompanied by Jubay Barangay Captain Manuel Wagas, whom he sought help after he learned that…

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