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Group to paddle from Camotes to Lapu-Lapu City in January

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:30

TWELVE stand up paddlers (SUP) will try to cross Camotes Island to Lapu-Lapu City on Jan. 15, covering 45 kilometers.

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Local powers through

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:28

HOMEGROWN junior netter Jake Nelson Dakay banked on a homecourt edge to blank his opponent and advance to the quarterfinal round of the Palawan Pawnshop Age Group tournament in the City of Naga.

Dakay, who studies in Sienna School of Naga, outplayed Miguel Pila, 4-0, 4-0, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Boys 12 division. He will be facing Kenneth Tenepre in the next round.

Tenepre earned a slot to the quarterfinals via a walkover against Dominic Enriquez.

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Gonzales, Martin roll to 2nd round

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:27

THIRD-SEED Cenon Gonzales Jr. and No. 7 Jake Martin stormed past their rivals in straight-sets fashions to roll into the second round of the fifth PSC-Philta National age-group tennis tournament, which got underway yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Gonzales dropped just one game to ease out Noah Ramos, 6-1, 6-0, to set up a clash with the winner of the Jose San Buenaventura-Eric Ogawa duel, which was being played as of press time yesterday.

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Capitol workers get P22T bonus, as some worry over tax deduction

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:08

IT was a happy Christmas party for Capitol employees yesterday after they received a Christmas bonus of P22,000 each.

A total of 1,547 casual and regular Capitol employees received the extra pay.

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With private sector’s help, Naga City opens new library

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:08

AVID readers and students in the City of Naga will no longer have to look far just to enjoy a good book or two.

This, after the City of Naga and SPC Power Corp. inaugurated a new air-conditioned public library and computer laboratory at the St. Francis Ocean Park, just a few meters from City Hall.

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Police chiefs sing carols, give goodies

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:06

POLICEMEN from the San Nicolas Police Station sang Christmas carols to some residents of six barangays yesterday dawn.

CCPO Acting Director Conrad Capa joined the caroling organized by San Nicolas Police Station Commander Chuck Barandog.

Capa, Barandog and about 10 policemen from San Nicolas Police Station visited the slums of Barangays Calamba, Pahina-Central, Pasil, San Nicolas, Sawang Calero and Suba.

Barandog said they coordinated with the different barangay captains.

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DepEd director seeks police assistance

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:05

DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) 7 Director Carmelita Dulangon sought the help of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 after receiving threats through a text message.

PRO 7 Director Prudencio Bañas said that Dulangon last Thursday showed him the threatening message she received.

“She came over to my office after reading the news that we are willing to help her,” said Bañas.

Bañas said they will try to trace who sent the threat to Dulangon.

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Intel cops shoot, kill ‘hired gun’

Cebu Headlines - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:05

AN armed person was shot dead by the operatives of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City Police Office yesterday dawn in Barangay Lorega, Cebu City.

Rosalino Lambo, 32, was allegedly brandishing his .45 pistol, which alarmed residents of the barangay.

CIB was informed of an armed person in a minimart around 1 a.m.

Six CIB operatives—SPO2 Raul Cosido, SPO1 Artesio Monroid, PO3 Alemar Damaolao, PO1 Manuel Paiz III, PO1 Amormio Dikhos and PO1 Nixon Miranda--responded to the alarm and saw Lambo with his firearm.

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Airport upgrade hits snag

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:54

CEBU -- The GMR-Megawide consortium will not be able to start its airport expansion project until the Philippine Air Force (PAF) vacates the 39-acre lot where the second terminal building will be constructed.

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Beermen drown Texters, takes game one in semis series

Breaking News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:51
        MANILA, Philippines---It's a beer run.   Determined to take the hardware this conference, the San Miguel Beermen crushed the Talk N' Text Tropang Texters, 109-86 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday evening.   San Miguel had the opportune chance as they capitalized on the paltry 7 percent shooting of Talk N' Text in the second quarter.   Sensing that Talk N' Text would be down for the count, the Beermen went on a drunken rampage with a 32-6 intoxication across the second and third quarters that put the game at 66-40.   And San Miguel...

Keep on reading: Beermen drown Texters, takes game one in semis series
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Council takes a break with banter, #M&M

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:47

DESPITE their political differences, members of the Cebu City Council took the time to have a get-together and celebrate Christmas.

Photos of last Thursday’s party circulated on social media after Councilor Alvin Dizon posted these, with the caption “One team for a better Cebu” and the hashtag #M&M.

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Enforcers to spend holidays on streets

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:44

TRAFFIC enforcers in Cebu City will work during the holidays as Mayor Michael Rama expects the traffic congestion to get worse.

Rama said traffic enforcers and other personnel who will defy his order may lose their jobs.

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Council defers budget approval

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:44

THE Cebu City Council has again deferred the approval of the reduced proposed annual budget of the City Government for 2015 amounting to P13.4 billion.

This, since Councilor Noel Wenceslao wants to know what items have been deleted in the budget, while Councilor Gerardo Carillo wants to read first the entire budget.

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HPG officials must explain why suspects disappeared

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:42

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said Camp Crame officials have to explain why Highway Patrol Group (HPG) officials who were accused of killing lawyer Noel Archival and his two aides are no longer in their custody.

Davide said he would like to request police authorities to cooperate with the prosecution for the speedy resolution of the case.

“Atty. Archival was a friend. I knew him. The officials of Camp Crame should explain.

The HPG officers involved in the case were assigned there. How come they disappeared
when the warrant was served?,” said Davide.

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Capitol: We will not pay

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:40

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III reiterated that the Capitol will not pay the contractors of the previous administration whose contracts were not authorized by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB).

Davide referred to one of the past administration’s contractors, Duros Development Corp. (DDC), who filed a complaint to claim their unpaid dues.

DDC is among the 31 contractors that were not paid after Davide’s administration decided not to pay them because they did not have the PB’s authorization.

DDC raised their complaint to the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC).

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Mayor wants another bidding

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:35

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday declared the bidding for the first phase of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) a failure and ordered the City Legal Office to review the composition of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

In a Dec. 18 order, Rama required another competitive bidding for the first phase of the CCMC.

He also ordered City Hall lawyers to review bidding documents submitted by bidders of the project.

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Group throws party for urban poor kids

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:33

A NON-government organization will host today a Christmas party for about 3,000 children from underprivileged families in Cebu City.

The Cebu City Progressive Uptown Movement (CC-PUM) will prepare food and distribute
gifts to some families in 49 urban barangays in Cebu City.

Veronica Jimenez, program coordinator of CC-PUM, said the group has been hosting Christmas parties for the poorest of poor kids in the city for seven years under its feeding program.

This year, she said CC-PUM chose 55 kids from each of the 49 urban barangays.

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Police chiefs sing carols, give goodies

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:28

POLICEMEN from the San Nicolas Police Station sang Christmas carols to some residents of six barangays yesterday dawn.

CCPO Acting Director Conrad Capa joined the caroling organized by San Nicolas Police Station Commander Chuck Barandog.

Capa, Barandog and about 10 policemen from San Nicolas Police Station visited the slums of Barangays Calamba, Pahina-Central, Pasil, San Nicolas, Sawang Calero and Suba.

Barandog said they coordinated with the different barangay captains.

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Buzz: Monopoly

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:22

THE owner of a taxi fleet in Cebu gets his profit from two sources: from the rent that drivers pay for the units assigned to them and from selling LPG (liquefied petroleum
gas) to taxi drivers.

There is nothing wrong with the practice, except that the LPG that the taxi company sells to its drivers is more costly than those of regular pump stations. The difference, said one driver, is P2 per kilo.

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Editorial: Colon plan shot down

Cebu Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:55

IT LOOKS like Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s Colon St. revitalization plan is headed for failure, that is, if the mayor won’t go back to the drawing board. This after his Executive Order 14-7 signed by the mayor in October was shot down by stakeholders during a public hearing called recently by the Cebu City Council.

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