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Binay fails to stop probe

Breaking News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:09
They may be close, but President Benigno Aquino III didn't give in to Vice President Jejomar Binay's request to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from investigating alleged irregularities in Makati City, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Friday.   During their meeting on Tuesday night, Binay asked the President to stop the DOJ's investigation, Trillanes said, citing two reliable sources.   "First, he clarified he wasn't hitting the President [when he criticized the administration earlier] but the [people] around him," Trillanes said in a telephone interview.   "Two, he said he was being harassed by the DOJ. So he was trying to persuade the President, u...

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Roads, drains get 25% of budget proposal

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:08

NEW roads and the construction or repair of drainage systems will get the biggest share if Cebu City’s proposed P18.9-billion annual budget for 2015 is approved without changes.

But even with an amount that’s thrice as big as this year’s approved budget of P5.9 billion, the proposal still won’t cover all the “wants and musts” of the city, said Mayor Michael Rama.

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Study will tackle drivers’ woes

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:05

CEBU City Traffic Operations Management executive director Rafael Yap said the concerns of the public transport sector will be addressed when the National Government comes up with a detailed engineering design of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) next year.

Yap said finalizing the design will take eight months, after which the project will be bid out.

He said the design study, which will start within the first quarter of next year, will address the project's social impact, including displacement of jeepney drivers.

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Study will tackle drivers’ woes

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:02

CEBU City Traffic Operations Management executive director Rafael Yap said the concerns of the public transport sector will be addressed when the National Government comes up with a detailed engineering design of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) next year.

Yap said finalizing the design will take eight months, after which the project will be bid out.

He said the design study, which will start within the first quarter of next year, will address the project's social impact, including displacement of jeepney drivers.

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Couple seeks City’s aid for triplets

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:00

SPOUSES Aravasel and Jenefer Ubanan eagerly anticipated the addition to their brood of four a week ago.

But Aravasel got the surprise of her life when she gave birth to three babies.

After overcoming the danger of giving birth to triplets, Aravasel will have a bigger challenge, that of raising seven children while she and her husband do not have jobs.

The family lives in a hut in the mountain barangay in Toong, Cebu City.

Last Tuesday, the 30-year-old housewife and her husband brought their newborns to City Hall to ask for assistance.

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Residents warned vs. landslides

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:55

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 issued a landslide and flood warning in areas in Calamba and Guadalupe that are next to the Guadalupe River.

Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 spokesperson, said landslides that occurred in these areas last Thursday may have been caused by intense rain that loosened the soil when it became oversaturated.

Llamedo made the statement after landslides destroyed a chapel and some houses alongside the Guadalupe River in Barangays Calamba, Guadalupe and Sambag 1 during last Thursday’s heavy downfall.

No one was hurt during the incidents.

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Court metes jail sentence

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:54

A COURT convicted Ahmed Lozano and Alex Hermoso for robbing and threatening a businessman in Cebu City seven years ago.

Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 17 Judge Silvestre Maamo, Jr. sentenced the two former policemen to prison ranging from two years, 10 months and 20 days to six years, one month and 11 days.

He also ordered them to pay Jay Mark Deodoro P41,800.

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Cop who shot sibling to face admin rap

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:52

PO1 LEMUEL Celestial will face an administrative charge of grave misconduct aside from the criminal face filed against him.

Lemuel, assigned in the tourist police of the Lapu-lapu City Police Office, accidentally shot his younger brother Johnrey during an argument last Wednesday.

Lemuel was confronting Junrey over the latter’s alleged drug use when Junrey reportedly tried to get Lemuel’s firearm. While the two were grappling for the Glock pistol, it fired and hit Junrey.

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Sex with animals is a sin: Cebu archdiocese

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:50

THE Archdiocese of Cebu condemned the two alleged cases of bestiality that took place last Sunday and last Tuesday.

Fr. Joseph Tan, Cebu Archdiocesan media liaison officer, told Sun. Star Cebu that bestiality, or having sexual intercourse with animals, is a form of aberration and is
unnatural in the eyes of the church.

“Morally, it is not acceptable for it’s beneath man to have intimate acts with an animal,” he said.

Tan was referring to two incidents that involved a dog and a pig.

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Gossip over drug selling drives man to take his own life on his birthday

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:46

A MALE beautician in Bantayan, Cebu committed suicide on his birthday after he was accused by his neighbors of selling shabu to high school students.

Cesar Mansueto who turned 57 last Thursday was found by his sister hanging under the stairs of his house in Barangay Suba at 4:15 p.m.

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Ombud charges ex-LTO officials

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:45

THE Office of the Ombudsman in Manila charged in court four dismissed Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 officials and another official with strings of criminal cases for allegedly misusing more than P23 million in public funds.

Former LTO 7 chief Alex Leyson, supervising transportation regulation officer Gonzalo Baybay, finance and management division officer-in-charge Corazon Bascon, and former assistant cashier Marissa Abear Veriña will face trial for violations of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and malversation of public funds.

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P100M more for Naga-Carcar road-widening

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:44

REP. Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas (Cebu, 1st district) has raised P100 million for the widening of the road from the City of Naga to Carcar City.

His grandfather and former congressman Eduardo “Eddiegul” Gullas said Samsam will raise P200 million more for the project.

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Father in jail for ‘rape,’ worries about kids

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:42

A 41-YEAR-OLD widower was charged before the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor's Office yesterday for allegedly sexually abusing his three-year-old daughter in Cordova last Thursday morning.

The Cordova police filed the complaint against Rudie (real name withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, a minor) for violating Republic Act 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law.

A neighbor reported to the Cordova Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) that she often heard the victim, Elie (real name withheld), cry at night.

The MSWD then informed the police about it.

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Hospitals in the province to be upgraded next year

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:41

THE Cebu Provincial Government aims to upgrade Level 1 provincial hospitals to Level 2 next year.

In April this year, the Department of Health 7 licensing office confirmed that the provincial hospitals in cities of Bogo, Danao and Carcar and the district hospitals in Tuburan, Argao, Barili, Badian and San Francisco were upgraded to Level 1.

Upgrading to Level 1 means hospitals can perform surgical operations.

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Robber poses as doctor, steals P100T from patient

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:39

A PATIENT from the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital lost P10,000 cash to a lone robber who pretended to be a doctor and went inside the patient’s room last Saturday dawn.

But the incident was reported two days after when Kyle Boholst, the boyfriend of the patient, sought the help of the Fuente Police Station.

Fuente Police Chief Wildemar Tiu said the hospital did not report the incident right away to the police.

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Small coops must merge to be strong

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:37

COOP-Natcco Rep. Cresente Paez urges small cooperatives to merge and become strong, as former National Economic Development Authority (Neda) Secretary Cielito Habito wants them to tap their Asean counterparts as partners.

On the second day of the 12th National Cooperatives Summit, Habito talked about “Preparing the Coops for Asean Economic Integration,” while Paez talked about “Synthesis of Cooperative Blueprints.”

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Police seize ‘shabu’ worth P100T in raids

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:35

POLICE confiscated P83,000 worth of suspected shabu in separate buy-busts last Wednesday and Thursday.

The raids were conducted by the City Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG) and the Waterfront Police.

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2 private abattoirs warned for operating sans permits

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:34

THE Cebu City’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has issued a warning order against two private slaughterhouses in the city.

DVMF chief Pilar Romero said the management of the slaughterhouses failed to secure permits from the City prompting her office to issue the warning.

Torenueva and Helen’s Lechon in Barangay Tisa and Banilad, respectively, Romero said, have no sanitary permits, a basic requirement for them to operate such business.

The two slaughterhouses also failed to pay the inspection fees that the City collects from abattoirs in the city.

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Buzz: What’s with Bohol?

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:32

APPARENTLY, it wasn’t only Secretary Mar Roxas who was in the mood to do some scolding in Bohol.   

After Roxas chided local mayors over delays in the rehabilitation efforts of areas affected by the Oct. 15 earthquake, word quickly spread that the wife also made a show of her own--reportedly in the same resort where Mr. Palengke addressed the local officials.

Word has it that the wife, who was also in town to give out slippers to schoolchildren, got irked when she wasn’t entertained right away.

“You don’t know me?” the wife reportedly asked the resort staff.

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