Former Rep. Martinez, 7 others convicted of graft, malversation of funds

Futch Anthony Inso 05/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Eight personalities, who were involved in the alleged misappropriation of the P24.4 million priority development assistance fund (PDAF) of former Cebu 4th District Representative Clavel Martinez, which was intended for the Girl Scouts…

Martinez takes IBF super fly belt from champ Ancajas via unanimous decision

Glendale G. Rosal 02/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The six-year reign of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas came to an end after losing the title to underdog Fernando Martinez of Argentina via unanimous…

Roxas City Vanguards trip Iligan Archangels, notch 2nd win in VisMin Super Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Roxas City Vanguards trounced the Iligan City Archangels,89-79, in the ongoing Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge at the Pagadian City Gymnasium on Friday evening, November 26, 2021.   Eugene Torres…

Martinez to DSWD: Start the distribution of SAP cards

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) Cebu Chapter President Celestino Martinez III has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) to already facilitate the distribution of Special Amelioration Program…

Martinez, San Remigio mayor, under self-quarantine

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Mariano Martinez of San Remigio town in northern Cebu will undergo a self-quarantine for 14 days for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  In a statement, the San Remigio municipal government said that…

DILG eyes barangays to take lead on gov’t’s road clearing efforts

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — Removing obstructions in public roads and walkways will soon be upon the barangay government units. This as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) plans to task the barangays to take lead…

Two police officers wounded in an ambush in Iloilo hours after declaration of ceasefire

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines —Two police officers were wounded after communist rebels ambushed their vehicle on Monday, December 23, 2019, only hours after the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) declared a 15-day ceasefire for the…

Cop, 3-year-old boy killed, 8 others wounded in NPA ambush in Samar

Froilan Gallardo 12/13/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines— A policeman and a three-year-old boy were killed while eight other police officers and residents were wounded when New People’s Army rebels ambushed a police patrol in Borongan, Samar on Friday afternoon,…

Four Capitol offices’ downgrading draws near after PB passes reorganization measure

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Board has passed on third and final reading the reorganization ordinance that will downgrade four Capitol departments into divisions under the Office of the Governor. Without any discussion and objection from…

Duterte to Congress: Postpone 2020 barangay polls to 2022

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Should incumbent barangay and SK officials have their terms extended until October 2022? President Rodrigo Duterte has called on Congress to closely study the postponement of the next Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections…

Martinez wants infra dev’t to cover whole province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/13/2018

FORMER Bogo City Mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr. has expressed concern that the towns and cities outside Metro Cebu may be lagging behind in terms of infrastructure development. Martinez bared this during a regular news forum which…

Martinez retains ABC Cebu presidency

Jessa Mae Sotto, USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

Celestino “Tining” Martinez III retains his position as president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) Cebu Provincial Chapter after he was re-elected today (July 30). All positions were uncontested in the election. Out of 50 chapter…

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