The President’s challenge

Editorial 09/18/2018

It remains to be seen just how far President Rodrigo Duterte would push and challenge the military to remove him from office after he ordered the revocation of the amnesty given to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and…

President’s accusation a challenge to PDEA to do better – Albaño

Benjie B. Talisic 08/25/2018

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents in Central Visayas did not feel bad when President Rodrigo Duterte collectively tagged them as drug addicts and involved in the trade of illegal drugs. Instead, they are taking it as a challenge to do…

The path ahead

Jessa Mae Sotto and Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2018

ABC Presidents The five-year reign of two of Cebu’s most influential political figures is about to end as the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections draw near. As a new set of barangay officials will be elected…

Township project launched in Liloan

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/07/2017

  A township development has risen in the town of Liloan strengthening its place as a premier residential and commercial enclave in northern Cebu. Duros Land Properties Inc. (DLPI) launched Northside Beacon, a 200-hectare integrated masterplanned development…

WHO IS JUNJUN OSMEÑA?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/05/2017

RENATO “Junjun” Osmeña Jr., 53, is the eldest son of former Vice Mayor Renato Osmeña Sr. He has three siblings including former City Councilor Richard Osmeña, who started as an ally of BO-PK but later on transferred…

Two presidents and a cardinal

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morixette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2017

He brokered peace between two presidents after one was ousted by the other in a people power revolt. Within hours from each other, former Philippine presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited the wake of Cebu Archbishop…

Extortionists name-dropping President Duterte: Dino

Morexette B. Erram 10/10/2017

  The Office of the Presidential Assistant in the Visayas (OPAV) asked both the regional offices of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) to arrest extortionists supposedly name-dropping President…

ABC presidents stay as ex-officio sanggunian members

Chris A. Ligan, Morexette B. Erram 09/27/2017

DILG CLARIFIES After the “confusion” wrought by the September 6, 2017 memorandum issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) directing the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) to hold an election not later than November…

Lapu council questions President’s choice for councilor

Norman V. Mendoza 09/27/2017

THE Lapu-Lapu City Council filed a resolution asking the Liberal Party (LP) to verify the status of lawyer Jennifer Tan Dungog who was appointed City Councilor by President Rodrigo Duterte. Councilor Gregorio Paquibot Jr. filed the resolution,…

Duterte’s martial law

Ricky Poca 06/05/2017

Two weeks into the Marawi City siege and opposition lawmakers and militant groups are still making noise and pursuing their bid to end the government’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao. This despite the public seeing for…

By the numbers

Editorial 03/09/2017

They may have the numbers, but even with the passage of the death penalty bill on third and final reading by the Lower House, the Senate version may serve to further dilute or augment the existing bill…

Veering away from Edsa

Editorial 02/24/2017

This year’s observance of the 1986 People Power Revolution in Edsa is unlike anything in the past decade or so when past presidents, especially the latest, professed a commitment to the ideals and aspirations set by the…

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