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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).
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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.