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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.