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Senior prom

Breaking News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:57
  Like all trips down memory lane, this glitzy reunion held at the Sampaguita Gardens left most guests waxing nostalgic.   Marichu Maceda---the woman behind the party that gathered silver screen luminaries from the 1930s to the 1980s---prepared an audio-visual presentation that left even feisty celebs like Celia Rodriguez, Divina Valencia and Annabelle Rama in tears.   According to Maceda, the ladies wept upon seeing the late Fernando Poe Jr. onscreen. "Through the magic of technology, the editors were able to splice footage of FPJ and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada singing a duet ('Doon Lang')," Maceda recounted.   The video consisted of clips f...

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Aquino: Levy is for farmers

Breaking News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:09
  Their long walk to Malacaang did not exactly go to waste.   Assuring coconut farmers that the government was "on your side," President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.   The President also gave the group Kilus Magniniyog his word that he would look into its proposal for an executive order putting up a Coconut Farmers' Trust Fund.   "I hope it's clear: You have our full support and we are on your side," he told coconut farmers in Filipino in a meeting in Malacaang. "May you continue to trust [the gov...

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Alden in Hanoi fest

Breaking News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:06
Heartthrob Alden Richards' heart throbbed uncontrollably as he walked down the red carpet during the opening of the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival on Sunday.   With filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr., the GMA 7 star is representing the short film "Kinabukasan (The Day After)," which is competing in the shorts section of the fest that concludes today.   "I was nervous," he recalled his heady, glittery red-carpet moment. "Then I saw Filipinos in the gallery cheering for me."   This is his first time in an international film event. "A lot of young actors dream of this," he told the Inquirer via e-mail. "It makes me proud to be Filipino."   Durin...

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Sex deal for P900 ends in jail for 3 adults

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:36

CEBU -- Regional Trial Court Judge Bienvenido Saniel Jr. convicted of human trafficking on Wednesday two women who sold three persons for sex in 2009, not knowing that their supposed client was a policeman.

The judge found Marilyn Buhisan and Marichu Tawi guilty of violating Republic Act 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act) and sentenced them to life imprisonment. He also ordered them to pay a fine of P2 million each.

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Trafficking

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:28
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Classes called off

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:22

CLASSES are suspended in all levels today in Cebu City and Province, as a precaution against floods and other risks that tropical depression Queenie may spawn.

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III also encouraged private schools to cancel classes today, said Provincial Information Officer Ethel Natera.

The tropical depression is expected to hover over the southern parts of Central and Western Visayas this morning and then head west-northwest until it exits the
Philippine area of responsibility on Friday night.

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Veco mulls passing on cost of P78-M underground cabling project

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:12

THE Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) plans to pass on to consumers the cost of its P78-million underground cabling project in Cebu City.

Theresa Sederiosa, Veco reputation management manager, told the Cebu City Council yesterday that the utility firm will file before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) next year a petition seeking to recover their investment in the project, which is considered as a capital expenditure.

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Council creates monitoring body

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:11

THE Cebu City Council yesterday formed an ad hoc oversight committee that will monitor the implementation of ordinances.

The legislative body made the decision in response to Councilor Alvin Dizon’s statement that some ordinances were not enforced.

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Erco tops futsal tilt

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:04

NOT only is Erco FC a force to be reckoned with on the grass pitch but also on the hard court as the Cebuano team brought home the crown in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) National Futsal Governor’s Cup 2014 at the Iloilo Sports Center last Nov. 21 to 23.

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After Indonesia, PH faces Vietnam next

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00

AFTER becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the semifinals, the Philippine Azkals will go for a top finish in Group A when they take on dangerous host Vietnam in the final game of the Suzuki Cup group stage at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.

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Limpag: That thing of beauty that is the Azkals

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:58

FOUR-ZERO! That’s the unbelievable scoreline of the Philippines against our Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia in the Suzuki Cup, and if you tell me that you expected such score before the game, you’d be dragged to the sanitarium for being delusional.

And that came after that impressive 4-1 win over Laos, when we trailed by a goal, in the first game in Vietnam. Then, we all wondered, when was the last time we scored
four goals in the Suzuki Cup? The answer, never! And now this!

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CTU dominates tracks

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:55

AFTER two days of track and field action, the Cebu Technological University (CTU) emerged as the virtual overall champion in the athletics competition of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) Region 7 yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.

In the unofficial medal tally, CTU harvested a total of 16 gold, 13 silver, and 5 bronze medals from the athletics men’s and women’s divisions. Bohol Island State University (Bisu) garnered 7-8-9 medals, while Cebu Normal University got a total of 7-7-7 medal haul.

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PSC to PVF: recognition lies in compliance

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:53

THE Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) could hold tournaments and other means of talent identification to find the best players of the land, but if they will not vote on a new set of officers, these will all be useless as the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will not recognize these players as members of the national team.

PSC chairman Richie Garcia backs PVF’s plan to hold a national beach volleyball circuit in 2015, to help the PVF identify the top players in the country. They plan to hold the ciruit in the key cities of the country.

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SCSIT beats Mcdrillings, retains Mayor’s Softball Cup title

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:52

THE Enerzone Salazar Colleges of Science Institute and Technology (SCSIT) defended its crown after routing Team Mcdrillings, 8-1, via regulation in the finals of the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup last weekend in the Labangon Elementary School.

Enerzone SCSIT, who finished the tournament without tasting any defeat from elimination to the final rounds, clinched the title with a regulation in the fifth inning.

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Weather devices set in 16 LGUs, firms

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:34

SIXTEEN local government units and six private firms in the Province can now access a local weather update through the automated weather stations (AWS) distributed by the Weather Philippines Foundation Inc (WPFI).

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MMDA trains Lapu workers on disaster response, rescue

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:32

A TEAM from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is training selected Lapu-Lapu City Hall employees how to respond to earthquake and floods.

The 11-day training, which started last Monday, aims to equip members of the City’s disaster action response teams with search and rescue skills in water and collapsed buildings.

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NGO to push Cebu policy to other LGUs

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:31

THE International Organization for Migration (IOM) praised Cebu for its 2014 Anti-Child Sex Tourism Ordinance, which they wished to share with other local government units (LGUs) to prevent human trafficking.

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‘City Hall has to obey 2011 pact on cemetery’

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:31

THE development of the Doña Pepang Cemetery into a public park is in compliance with the provisions of a 2011 agreement between the Cebu Archdiocese and the Cebu City Government.

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Hospital probes death of boy, 7

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:30

THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) is investigating the death of a seven-year-old boy whose parents complained that their son did not get proper treatment at the hospital.

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