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Secretary Abad mobbed by UP students protesting against Aquino’s ‘pork barrel’

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:02
MANILA, Philippines -- Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by protesters Wednesday night after a forum in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.   According to Vencer Crisostomo, chair of Anakbayan, UP students hurled their placards, crumpled papers and coins at Abad when he exited the auditorium of the UP School of Economics.   Abad was a speaker, together with representatives of CODE-NGO, in a forum on the 2015 budget. In a statement, Anakbayan said Abad defended the Disbursement Acceleration Program and President Benigno Aquino III's pork barrel.   "Some who were able to get close hurled paper at his face and said 'ito pa...

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Wenceslao: Saleable presidentiable

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00

A president is actually not a good judge of his achievements. That applies, too, to President Noynoy Aquino, who is so proud of his “daang matuwid” mantra and what his administration has done so far that he wants our choice for the next chief executive to be a clone of himself or even himself (if he succeeds in amending the charter so he could run again).

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Espinoza: Stillbirth or cut to death?

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:57

After the controversy at the Cebu Maternity Hospital wherein a pacifier was taped to a baby’s mouth, the Department of Health (DOH) is now being confronted with a more serious problem – a father complaining to the Department of Health (DOH) that the head of his baby boy was almost severed at birth.

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Seares: PNoy’s ‘pag gusto walang imposible’

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:57

President Noynoy Aquino's explanation why he might seek a second term, given to reporters aboard his Sept. 16 Spain-to-Brussels flight, should tell us he's not serious about holding on beyond 2016.

His cliche that "if you want it, nothing is impossible; if you don't, nothing is possible" is flawed.

Three presidents before him -- Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo -- wanted to extend their stay in office and they failed.

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Chot Reyes ‘disappointed’ with latest Fiba Rankings

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:56
  MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes expressed his disappointment over the latest Fiba Rankings which was released Wednesday. The Philippines climbed three places to No. 31 but as far as Reyes is concerned, the country deserves a higher place than that especially when continental rival Korea improved four places to 27th despite placing lower than Gilas in the previous three Fiba tournaments. "Actually we're happy that we climbed their ranking but to be very honest, I don't know why Korea has a bigger climb than us," Reyes questioned in a press conference held at Max's Restaurant at the Araneta Center in Cubao Wednesday night. "Korea went up...

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Honeyman: Supreme Court unbound

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:55

THE Supreme Court’s loyalty is with the Constitution and it will uphold its independence no matter who is inconvenienced Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s dialogue with the media last month re-emphasized this vital concept.

“It should be clear to everybody that the Supreme Court could only be loyal to the Constitution. The Judiciary is strong if the people believe in it.”

Well said! I am glad that Sereno mentioned the people. Sadly this profoundly democratic statement is not shared by the executive branch.

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Expanded anti-poverty plan launched

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:35

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Visayas yesterday launched a program that will empower barangays and will allow them to participate in planning, implementing and monitoring of projects that they initiated.

The Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) will cover 3.2 million households in 107 municipalities in four provinces in the region.

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Madrigal told: Return guns, equipment

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:33

SUSPENDED Capitol security officer Loy Madrigal has been ordered to return the assorted guns and equipment issued to him. Otherwise, the embattled chief of the Capitol’s Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force will face another complaint, said a notice sent by the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) to Madrigal.

The notice was sent last Sept. 16 by PGSO through Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino.

Madrigal, however, said he will file an appeal to allow him to keep the guns for his safety.

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‘Disaster’ felt in preparedness conference

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:32

SOME Cebu delegates in a two-day national conference and training on Environment Leadership and Disaster Preparedness decided to walk out of the session to look for a place to sleep and eat.

“The training is on disaster preparedness, then ang nag-organize dili prepared,” said Talisay City Councilor Danny Caballero.

The conference is sponsored by government agencies, some private sector groups and DILG. It is being held in Bohol Tropics Resort and Convention Center from Sept. 16 up to 19.

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Cab firm supervisor, 14-year-old found dead

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:30

A 39-YEAR-OLD supervisor of a taxi company allegedly shot himself in the head inside his room where his two sons, ages two and five, were also sleeping yesterday morning.

Albert Angeles, a native of Zamboanga City, was seen by his younger brother, Anthony, with a gunshot wound in his right temple inside their rented house in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City around 6 a.m.

Personnel of the Mandaue City Police Station 4 in Barangay Casuntingan requested the Scene of the Crime Operatives to check the scene.

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Fake priest dupes police, chief

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:29

ARGAO police are still looking for the man who identified himself as the new Argao parish priest and claimed P15,000 worth of cellphone load.

Last Monday morning, Argao Police received a phone call from a man who identified himself as Msgr. Camilo Alia, the new parish priest in Argao.

Msgr. Esteban Binghay, Cebu Archdiocesan episcopal vicar, said that Alia, the team moderator of the St. Michael Archangel Parish in Argao, may have been the victim of a swindler.

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City: Commission made ‘wrong’ call

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:28

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama instructed the City Legal Office to continue the legal battle against the latest Commission on Audit (COA) decision affirming a 2005 land swap deal.

COA reversed the earlier decision denying the deed of exchange between the City's Lot 917 in Barangay Lahug and Felix Gochan and Sons Realty Corp.'s properties in Barangays Guadalupe and Lorega.

"Why too late? It is so unfortunate that COA, after so long, finally released their decision on this," Rama told reporters in his regular press conference yesterday.

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‘No conspiracy’ in lawyer’s death, says police official

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:25

A POLICE officer accused of killing lawyer Nestor Archival asked a state prosecutor to reconsider the resolution indicting him, along with two others.

Senior Insp. Joselito Lerion, through his lawyer Inocencio dela Cerna, filed a motion for reconsideration seeking reversal of Acting Provincial Prosecutor Jesus Rodrigo Taga-an's resolution, arguing that there was no evidence to establish a conspiracy.

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Mayor asks Ombud to review decision

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:24

SIBONGA Mayor Lionel Bacalso asked the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas to reconsider its decision suspending him for three months without pay for simple misconduct.

Bacalso, through lawyer Julius Ceasar Entise, filed a motion for reconsideration seeking to reverse his suspension for lack of factual and legal basis.

Entise argued that Bacaltos “acted well within his authority as the local chief executive.”

In its decision dated June 26, the anti-graft office found Bacalso liable for simple misconduct for removing a tennis net at the public tennis court in the town plaza.

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5 nabbed for P425K of illegal drugs

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:23

FIVE suspected drug dealers were arrested in separate buy-busts in less than 24 hours by anti-illegal drugs operatives of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO).

A combined estimated worth of P425,000 of suspected methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, were allegedly confiscated from Gerrod Albarracin, 32, Juanita Sadili, 39, Joegen Apa, 19, Neil Van Montebon, 36, and Rey Cano Malingin, 42.

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Palace assures Congress: No secret details behind Aquino’s emergency powers

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:05
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang has assured lawmakers that Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla would not keep them in the dark on the details of the special powers requested by President Benigno Aquino III.   "The President is just asking for emergency powers; the details will be filled up by Secretary Petilla. That will have to be discussed by the Department of Energy with both the House and the Senate," said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a briefing   Lacierda clarified that the President sought authority from Congress to invoke Section 71 of Epira (Electric Power Industrial Reform Act) in case of a power shortage between March and May 2015. ...

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Who will face USC?

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:30

No. 2 SEED and heavy title-favorites Southwestern University Cobras will try to get the last ticket to the finals against third seed University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the semifinal match of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball Tournament in the Cebu Coliseum tonight.

The winner will face the University of San Carlos Warriors in the best-of-five championship series after USC booted out defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 67-58, last Tuesday.

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Lux Oriens sweeps Shaabaa All-Star games

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:29

TEAM Lux Oriens survived the fourth quarter blitz of Magis Team, 77-76, in the Division A All-Star Games of The Avenir Shaabaa Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman, Mandaue City.

Lux Oriens completed the sweep after taking Division B, 75-65, over the Magis Eagles.

In Division A, Lux Oriens was controlling the game from the start before getting challenged in the fourth quarter.

Jasper Diaz scored 14 points, Ed Macasling added 13, Ervin Lopena finished with 12 and Jurome Saceda had 11 points for Lux Oriens.

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Donayre faces actor in Malaysia MMA

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:25

DESPITE losing his debut, Dubai-based Cebuano Vaughn Donayre has once again been tapped for next month’s ONE FC – “Roar of the Tigers” in Malayasia.

Donayre will face his toughest opponent to date, Malaysian MMA poster boy Peter Davis, who is also a model and actor, on Oct. 17 in the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

Donayre, who is a product of Yaw-Yan Ardigma and Deftac Cebu, dropped his ONE FC debut. He tapped out to an armbar by Dubai champion Mohammed Walid in the opening round last Aug. 30 in the Dubai World Trade Center. EKA

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Brian Lim: eSports is the modern-day Chess

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:25

I visited SM City Cebu last Friday. Upon arrival, I went straight to witness an event that had intrigued me. It’s called “eSports.” Does the term stand for “Extreme Sports” or “Endurance Sports” or “Exciting Sports?”

Yes, it’s all of the above. It’s those words transformed into one name that’s spelled... Electronic Sports.

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