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Three faces of a winner

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:20

IN 2001, The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) launched an economic empowerment initiative for women from the grassroots. The project, dubbed Winners or Women In Need Now Entrepreneurs and Role Models, is the search for hard-working women who are engaged in small businesses in the barangays of Mandaue City.

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BC team brings home the bacon

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:19

THE Benedicto College (BC) culinary students team were the happy recipients of the prizes offered by Julie’s Bakeshop to the winners of the Julie’s Chief Baker Show, student edition. The turn-over ceremony took place recently at the BC Artist Hall.   

The BC team of Ralph Lambo, Tricia Hopia and Christina Zapatalo, with coach Dave Ponce came up with the winning concoction: a sweetish bread topped with a slice of caramelized banana, mango slices, ube jam and diced jelly. The group called their winning concoction as Pinas Pride.    

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Ibiza awarded one of the country’s ‘best restaurants’

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:18

THE Ibiza Beach Club of the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu was recently honored in the Philippine Best Restaurants for 2014. Recognized as one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the country, this cutting-edge dining, entertainment and lifestyle outlet, has received high scores for its setting, food, wine and service according to Philippine Tatler.

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is Hotel of the Year

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:13

CEBU City’s finest, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, was recently awarded as the 2013 Hotel of Year, besting all other Marco Polo Hotels.

In the recently held 2014 General Managers Conference in Hong Kong, Marco Polo Area general manager for the Philippines Hans Hauri received the award from MPH president Eric Waldburger.

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With Sumang benched, Mammie shows UE the way in big win over NU

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:09
  MANILA, Philippines ---Roi Sumang was benched but University of the East found a way to upset National University, 64-55, and breathe life into its flatlining Final Four bid in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Sumang, UE's court general, was a no show during practice Saturday and was given a disciplinary action but the Red Warriors on Sunday came to play. Charles Mammie, the 6-foot-8 center, imposed his size and wound up with 22 points and 10 rebounds apart from his presence at the defensive end of the floor. "We wanna stay alive. This game is very important to us. We were fighting for our lives tonight," said UE head co...

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Jollibee reopens newly renovated store

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:04

AFTER undergoing nearly three months of renovations, the Jollibee store at the upper ground floor of SM City Cebu finally reopened its doors on August 14 for a thanksgiving and blessing ceremony.

Honored guests in attendance were Mabolo Barangay Captain, Reynaldo Ompoc; Jollibee Regional Business Unit head for Visayas, Shing Llanos; SM City Cebu assistant mall manager, Kristine Seno; and operations manager for Jollibee Foods Corp. Nelia Sasil.

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Modern dining at Brique

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:00

THE Creative Cuisine Gourmet Group have been recognized for their excellence in the culinary industry, having brought some of the most well-received and well-loved ventures to Cebu like the Creative Cuisine catering services, Big Daddy Food Truck, Kaffee Alde, Big Mao and Chika-an sa Cebu.

With a bevy of experience under their belt, the Creative Cuisine Gourmet Group now bring to Cebu something new, rustic and modern.

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Costanilla: Local talents waiting to be tapped for film

Cebu Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:59

REACTION. Our article last week on the production of a Cebuano/Visayan film elicited a reaction from a certain Jojen who claims to be an aspiring actress. We wrote here that Don Gerardo Frasco who comes from Liloan has a directorial debut titled Waves. This film will have its exclusive screening for the local media on Sept. 5 at Ayala Center Cebu. Jojen suggested that the movie should have Cebuano/Visayan subtitles for the masa crowd to easily understand the entire production.

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Crime complainants reminded to keep copy of incident report

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:41
MANILA, Philippines -- After reporting a crime to the police, don't forget to ask for your copy of the official record.   The Philippine National Police advised the public to always secure a copy of the incident record form (IRF) after reporting a crime or filing a complaint with the local police.   In a statement, PNP Director General Alan Purisima stressed the importance of the IRF to both the citizen reporting the crime, and the police unit handling it.   The IRF is a document that is accomplished by the complainant and which is supposed to contain data about the complainant, the victim or the suspect, and the narration of the crime.   O...

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Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:14
  REYKJAVIK, Iceland --- Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.   The country's meteorological agency described the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometers (three miles) north of the vast Dyngjujoekull glacier, as a "very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers."   Sunday morning's eruption was the third eruption in the area since Aug. 23. On Friday, a smaller eruption also prompted authorities to briefly raise the aviation warning code to restrict flights around the eruption site.   Th...

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf man shot dead after trying to snatch guard’s gun

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:05
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit who was reportedly involved in at least one deadly raid in Sabah and who was arrested by police authorities in Tawi-Tawi on August 26, had died after trying to wrestle a gun from a security personnel.   Chief Superintendent Noel delos Reyes, the police chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer via text message on Saturday night that Mobin Sahibudin Hailil, alias Apo Kahumbo, was shot dead in the process.   He said Hailil was being brought back to the Tawi-Tawi provincial jail in Bongao town when he suddenly tried to wrestle the gun of one of the escorts around ...

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DILG gives P4.29M livelihood aid to 66 ex-communist rebels

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:02
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of the Interior and Local Government distributed on Sunday P4.29 million in livelihood assistance to rebel returnees and their families living in Bukidnon.   Each of the 66 rebels got a P65,000 package under the government's Comprehensive Local Integration Program, spearheaded by the DILG.   Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II led the distribution of the checks to the former rebels from the communist New People's Army at Camp Osito Bahian in Malaybalay, Bukidnon. The camp is home to the 403rd Infantry Brigade, also known as the Peacemaker Brigade of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division.   Forty of the rebels ...

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Army sweeps Cagayan, wins V-League title

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:48
[caption id="attachment_162745" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Shakey's V League MVP Jovelyn Gonzaga of the Philippine Army at the San Juan Arena Sunday. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZ [/caption] MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Army braced for a Cagayan Valley fightback in Game 2. But there was little resistance Sunday and the Lady Troopers needed only three sets to close the Lady Rising Suns out, 25-14, 25-7, 25-23, and capture the Shakey's V-League Season 11 Open Conference title Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan. Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Ann Daquis stood at the forefront of Army's attack and wound up with 13 points apiece. Last year's season MVP Gon...

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Filipino teacher, 5 others receive Ramon Magsaysay Award

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:34
  MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino teacher, four other individuals and an organization each bagged a Ramon Magsaysay Award on Sunday for their leadership and selfless service to others.   Hu Shuli of China, Saur Marlina Marunong of Indonesia, Omara Khan Masoudi of Afghanistan, Wang Canfa of China, and The Citizens Foundation were among those who received Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.   The sixth awardee was Randy Halasan who received aRamon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership for his work as ateacher in the hinterlands of Davao City.   President Benigno Aquino III was present at the event t...

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World Bank grants PH $500-M loan

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:23
MANILA, Philippines - World Bank has granted the Philippines a $508.25-million loan and grant package, which will finance the implementation of rural infrastructure and livelihood projects for farmers and fisherfolk in the country.   The grant package, which will be called Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), seeks to improve the productivity of farmers and fisherfolk through funding construction of infrastructure projects such as farm-to-market roads, bridges, tire tracks, communal irrigation systems, potable water systems, and other projects.   "Given that a significant number of poor people are in the rural areas, successful implementation of this project...

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No suspects yet in slay of village chief in Tagum

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:10
TAGUM CITY, Philippines -- Police are still facing a blank wall as to the motive and possible suspects in the shooting to death of a barangay (village) chairman here over the weekend.   Follow-up investigations have been going on to locate possible witnesses to the murder of Magugpo West barangay (village) chair Nio Cutin who was shot in broad daylight last Saturday, said Inspector Anjanette Tirador, Tagum City police investigation officer.   The 32-year-old Cutin was onboard his motorcycle on his way to the barangay hall when attacked by one of two motorcycle-riding men at a street at Purok (Community) Vipatil, Magugpo West around 10:45 a.m., said SPO1 Brigido Lagu...

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Sayyaf men kill Army officer in Basilan

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:58
MANILA, Philippines - An Army officer was killed in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan on Saturday night.   A military report said Captain Mark Gamboa, company commander of the 14th Special Forces Company of the 4th Special Forces Battalion, was killed by Abu Sayyaf members as clashes erupted while the troops were patrolling sitio (sub-village) Basak Tiki, Calagusan village in Lantawan town past 6 p.m.   The militants were led by a certain Halang (aka Commander Jeck).   Although the incident is still under investigation, a police report said the soldiers battled about 10 Abu Sayyaf members.   Gamboa was a member of Philippine Mi...

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All 75 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now safe – AFP

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:42
  MANILA, Philippines -- Under the cover of darkness, Filipino peacekeepers locked in a firefight with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights escaped at around Sunday midnight Syrian time (around 5 am Philippine time), ending a three-day standoff.   The top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines called it "the greatest escape," with all 75 soldiers serving under the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force unharmed.   The daring feat happened while the 100 Syrian rebels - who surrounded the Filipino troops' encampments at Position 68 and 69 in Golan Heights - were sleeping.   "They had to leave in the middle of the night, they escaped while t...

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Remains of OFW beheaded by Libyan militias arrive in Manila

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:43
MANILA, Philippines - The remains of Antonio Espares, the construction worker abducted and beheaded by a Libyan armed militia group last July, have arrived in Manila Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.   According to DFA, the remains of Espares were repatriated via land route from Tripoli, arrived in Tunisia last week and was flown to Manila. The remains of Espares arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Saturday at 10:30 p.m.   Relatives of Espares, along with representatives from DFA, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Office of the Vice President, Migrante partylist, and Taguig City government, were at the airport to me...

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Aquino extols Gilas despite heart-breaking loss to Croatia

Breaking News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:39
  MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III was among the well-wishers of Gilas Pilipinas despite its loss to Croatia by a slim margin during its first FIBA World Cup game in Spain.   "Nakikiisa ang Pangulo sa buong sambayanan sa paghahatid ng pagbati sa ipinakitang galing at determinasyon ng ating mga manlalaro ng Gilas Pilipinas sa kanilang laban kontra Croatia," Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a press briefing on Sunday.   (The President is one with the nation in lauding the players of Gilas Pilipinas for the skill and determination they showed while playing against Croatia.)   "Sa kabila ng matinding pagsubok a...

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