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Aquino tears up in his 5th Sona

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:53
          MANILA, Philippines---President Aquino choked up, surprising his audience, and left not a dry eye in the house as he wrapped up his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) talking about his parents who fought for democracy, the legacy they left, and how he would not let his administration's detractors take away the gains his presidency had achieved the past four years.   Aquino's celebrity sister, Kris Aquino, was seen crying in the VIP gallery and wiping away her tears.   The President was optimistic that his program, dubbed "daang matuwid," could extend far beyond his six-year term so long as the public would ...

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NBI 7 nabs cop for ‘bribe’ try

Cebu Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:45

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 arrested yesterday a 52-year-old police officer for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for a pregnant suspect’s freedom.

An NBI 7 team, led by agent Teddy Saavedra, conducted an entrapment operation for PO2 Joselito Laspiñas past 4 p.m. yesterday at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.

Michael Detuya, a catering service worker, said he was talking with Laspiñas about letting his live-in partner, Jennifer Lantaca, go free.

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Friends offer sympathy to dead guide’s family

Cebu Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:43

NETIZENS who knew canyoneering guide Aldrin “Ya Man” Carba expressed sympathy to the 26-year-old outdoor enthusiast’s family.
Carba died after going under the strong current of Kanlaob River in Alegria, Cebu.

Friends of Carba remembered him as a great outdoor enthusiast who kept them safe during their tours in the mountains, rivers and peaks in southern Cebu.

On her Facebook page, his sister Rachel wrote Aldrin will be buried on Aug. 3 in Moalboal.

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Aquino recalls major disasters in fifth Sona

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:42
          MANILA, Philippines---The supposed speedy response to disaster and crisis took a huge bite in President Benigno Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), as he boasted of the country's achievements in the aftermath of the three major disasters - an earthquake, a monster typhoon, and a rebel siege - that rocked the country the past year.   Aquino cited the government's speedy rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of the Zamboanga City siege on September, the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol in October, and the Super Typhoon "Yolanda" that flattened coastal towns in November.   Zamboanga crisis ...

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Alleged Paolo Bediones sex video filmed years ago—source

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:13
MANILA, Philippines---The alleged sex video of TV host Paolo Bediones was filmed years ago, a source of an entertainment website said.   In a report by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), a source said that "Lumang video na 'yan ng consenting adults noong nasa GMA-7 pa si Paolo (That is an old video of consenting adults when Paolo was still with GMA-7)."   Bediones used to be a TV host for GMA-7 before establishing a career as a news anchor for rival station TV5 in 2009.   The almost seven-minute video went viral Sunday, but rumors about its existence have circulated a week earlier.   "One blogger said that in a past interview, Paolo ...

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Kris Aquino cries during SONA

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:12
        MANILA, Philippines---Kris Aquino was tearful when her brother, President Benigno III, mentioned their parents in his State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon. The President is the only son while Kris is the youngest daughter of the late President Corazon Aquino and martyred Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.. Kris was seen holding back her tears when President Aquino said, "The Filipino is worth dying for," the famous last words of Senator "Ninoy" Aquino before he was gunned down in 1983 during the Marcos dictatorship. As shown by television cameras of various stations, Kris finally shed tears when the President followed it up with his...

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9-year-old Lyca Gairanod is first “The Voice Kids” grand champion

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:11
      MANILA, Philippines--Not only did nine-year-old Lyca Gairanod's performance of "Basang Basa sa Ulan" with the pop rock band Aegis earned for her a standing ovation during "The Voice Kids" Finale on Sunday night, but also a whopping P1 million in cash prize. The young belter from Tanza, Cavite, was proclaimed grand champion of the ABS-CBN reality show "The Voice Kids" after garnering the highest votes from viewers during the two-night finale, which concluded on Sunday night. Gairanod also bagged a P1-million trust fund, a recording contract with MCA Universal, a house and lot, a home appliance showcase and a musical instrument showcase. Placing ...

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Asian stocks up ahead of US jobs data

Breaking News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:06
        HONG KONG---Asian markets mostly rose Monday as investors await the release of key US data at the end of the week, while Shanghai and Hong Kong surged after China approved three private banks as part of an economic reform drive.   The euro struggled to break out from multi-month lows against the dollar and yen following another weak set of data that raised concerns about the eurozone.   Tokyo rose 0.46 percent, or 71.53 points, to 15,529.40--its highest close since January--while Seoul closed 0.74 percent, or 14.96 points, higher at 2,048.81 but Sydney dipped 0.11 percent, or 6.1 points, to close at 5,577.4.   S...

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More cops ‘coddling’ drug suspects

Cebu Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:05

SEVEN policemen assigned in Talisay City are under investigation over allegations that they are coddling illegal drug operators.

Supt. Reycel Carmelo Dayon, Talisay City Police Station chief, told reporters they’ve already submitted the names of the policemen to the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).

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Newly formed Swat team performs hostage simulation

Cebu Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:04

THE Talisay City Government launched its own Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) team yesterday morning.

The eight-man team showed off their skills before Mayor Johnny delos Reyes and local police officials during an exhibition around 10 a.m., following a month-long training.

They performed a hostage simulation.

Supt. Reycel Carmelo Dayon, Talisay City Police Station chief, said they can now handle cases, such as hostage taking and terrorist situations, among others.

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Sona rally

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:19
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Rehab plan for Cebu, Yolanda-hit areas signed

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:15

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III announced in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) Monday the approval of rehabilitation and recovery plans for Cebu and five other areas that suffered from last year’s calamities.

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Permit to construct a new Cebu City hospital issued

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:13

THE Department of Health (DOH) has given the Cebu City Government a license to operate and a permit to construct the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

This was disclosed yesterday by Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella.

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DPWH shuns condition to cut, replace century-old acacia

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:12

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 has refused to cut seven diseased acacia trees along the national highway in the City of Naga despite an extended special cutting permit issued to it.

In a letter to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 Executive Director Isabelo Montejo, DPWH 7 Director Ador Canlas said they would not cut the trees because they cannot comply with the permit’s condition that they plant 100 tree seedlings for every tree they cut.

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Protest greets P-Noy’s Sona

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:11

SEVERAL cause-oriented groups held a protest yesterday before President Benigno Aquion III delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Among the groups that participated were the Pinagkaisang Samahan nga mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), Anak Pawis, Bayan Muna, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Bayan.

Around 200 of their members marched from Fuente Osmeña Circle to Colon St. in Cebu City at 10 a.m.

They converged at the rotunda an hour before.

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Public high school teacher rapped for ‘pimping’ minors

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:10

A FEMALE official of the Compostela National High School was surprised when she learned yesterday morning that a faculty member allegedly pimped four girls to foreigners.

The official, who requested anonymity, said they will investigate the teacher, who handles music, arts, physical education and health.

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Facebook post lands woman a libel plaint

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:09

ANOTHER Facebook user from Cebu City is facing trial for allegedly maligning the reputation of another woman on the social network site.

Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Ricky Jones Macabaya found evidence to indict Maryjell Truscott of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City for libel.

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Aquino: Not even a bomb can stop reform

Breaking News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:01
          MANILA, Philippines --- An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.   Aquino said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress that he could not avoid thinking somebody may make an attempt on his life because of the kind of people he has crossed in his effort to fight corruption and reform his poor Southeast Asian nation.   Aquino's father, an opposition senator who fought dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was assassinated at Manila's international airport while...

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Editorial: Approved rehab plan

Cebu Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:53

THE provincial government and local government units (LGUs) in Yolanda-hit northern Cebu got what they wanted from President Noynoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) yesterday. The President mentioned his approval of the rehabilitation plans for Cebu, Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Tacloban City and Iloilo.

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