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5 nabbed for P425K of illegal drugs

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:23

FIVE suspected drug dealers were arrested in separate buy-busts in less than 24 hours by anti-illegal drugs operatives of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO).

A combined estimated worth of P425,000 of suspected methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, were allegedly confiscated from Gerrod Albarracin, 32, Juanita Sadili, 39, Joegen Apa, 19, Neil Van Montebon, 36, and Rey Cano Malingin, 42.

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Palace assures Congress: No secret details behind Aquino’s emergency powers

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:05
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang has assured lawmakers that Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla would not keep them in the dark on the details of the special powers requested by President Benigno Aquino III.   "The President is just asking for emergency powers; the details will be filled up by Secretary Petilla. That will have to be discussed by the Department of Energy with both the House and the Senate," said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a briefing   Lacierda clarified that the President sought authority from Congress to invoke Section 71 of Epira (Electric Power Industrial Reform Act) in case of a power shortage between March and May 2015. ...

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Who will face USC?

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:30

No. 2 SEED and heavy title-favorites Southwestern University Cobras will try to get the last ticket to the finals against third seed University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the semifinal match of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball Tournament in the Cebu Coliseum tonight.

The winner will face the University of San Carlos Warriors in the best-of-five championship series after USC booted out defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 67-58, last Tuesday.

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Lux Oriens sweeps Shaabaa All-Star games

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:29

TEAM Lux Oriens survived the fourth quarter blitz of Magis Team, 77-76, in the Division A All-Star Games of The Avenir Shaabaa Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman, Mandaue City.

Lux Oriens completed the sweep after taking Division B, 75-65, over the Magis Eagles.

In Division A, Lux Oriens was controlling the game from the start before getting challenged in the fourth quarter.

Jasper Diaz scored 14 points, Ed Macasling added 13, Ervin Lopena finished with 12 and Jurome Saceda had 11 points for Lux Oriens.

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Donayre faces actor in Malaysia MMA

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:25

DESPITE losing his debut, Dubai-based Cebuano Vaughn Donayre has once again been tapped for next month’s ONE FC – “Roar of the Tigers” in Malayasia.

Donayre will face his toughest opponent to date, Malaysian MMA poster boy Peter Davis, who is also a model and actor, on Oct. 17 in the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

Donayre, who is a product of Yaw-Yan Ardigma and Deftac Cebu, dropped his ONE FC debut. He tapped out to an armbar by Dubai champion Mohammed Walid in the opening round last Aug. 30 in the Dubai World Trade Center. EKA

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Brian Lim: eSports is the modern-day Chess

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:25

I visited SM City Cebu last Friday. Upon arrival, I went straight to witness an event that had intrigued me. It’s called “eSports.” Does the term stand for “Extreme Sports” or “Endurance Sports” or “Exciting Sports?”

Yes, it’s all of the above. It’s those words transformed into one name that’s spelled... Electronic Sports.

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Pantino makes ITF debut next month

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:24

CEBU’s Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino will have to work double time in his training as his debut in the ITF will be earlier than expected.

His ITF debut was moved two months early after the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) requested him to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Junior Tournament from Oct. 19-26 in Singapore.

After the junior tournament, he will play in the STA Tanglin Academy ITF Junior Tournament from Oct. 27-Nov. 1 also in Singapore.

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Dear fans: Fill the stands in Cesafi finals

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:21

SEVEN years ago, the University of San Carlos Warriors, long known as the laughing stock in Cesafi basketball, made it all the way to the finals to challenge the mighty University of the Visayas Green Lancers.

The Warriors’ rise was primarily due to Enrico Llanto, a season MVP, and Niño Ramirez but the dynamic duo would fare no better than the six previous challengers to UV’s mighty hold and fell in five games.

It pretty much was the script in the nine years that UV won—the Cesafi tournament merely served to determine who would the Green Lancers beat next for their crowning moment.

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FC Barca to pick lucky 8

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:20

THE FC Barcelona (FCB) Escola Cebu Camp is giving away eight free slots to underprivileged kids in Cebu City.

The FCB Escola, with the help of the Cebu Football Association, will hold a one-day tryout on Oct. 2 in Cebu City for underprivileged children that will be recipients of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train under the football school of one of the best football clubs in the world.

FCB Escola is limiting the trials to 80 children in which there will be 20 footballers each in the Under-9, Under-11 Under-13 and Under-15 divisions.

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Tuñacao walks away with win in Japan

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:18

THOUGH the ending wasn’t picture- perfect, former world champion Malcolm Tuñacao still walked away with the win and is a step closer to another world title shot.

An accidental clash of heads cut short the eight-round bout between Tuñacao and Japanese Ryuta Otsuka at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan last Tuesday night.

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Metro mayors urged to require establishments to install spy cams

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:16
MANILA, Philippines---Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II met with Metro Manila mayors on Wednesday to urge them to require owners of business establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) units in a bid to reduce criminality in the region.   Except for Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito-Estrada, Roxas and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino discussed with the 15 mayors the new memorandum circular from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the installation of spy cameras.   In a press briefing at Camp Crame, Roxas said that primarily, banks and fastfood chains will be required by the DILG to a...

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USPF looks for 3rd win

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:16

THE University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers and the University of San Jose Recoletos look to breaking the tie this Saturday when they take on each other in the girls secondary division action of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. volleyball tournament in the Aznar Coliseum.

USPF and the Milo Little Olympics-Visayas Leg champion team of USJR both have 2-1 win-loss records.

The game will be followed by the game between the University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department and the University of Cebu. ISL

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JPark to expand to Luzon

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:59

ONE of the big tourism players in Cebu, the JPark Island Resort Cebu, formerly known as Imperial Palace, will be bringing its water park facilities to Luzon in 2015.

JPark Island Resort president Justin S. Uy said the P1.2 billion project will sit in an eight-hectare property in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and will retain the name JPark Island Resort.

“We’re still in the drawing stage now. We are planning to have it early next year but the completion will probably take 18 months,” Uy told Sun.Star Cebu on the sidelines of JPark’s grand launching on Tuesday.

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Singapore company to develop retirement village in Balamban

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:58

SINGAPORE-based property developer Syntech Properties, Inc. announced the development of a 37-hectare retirement village in Balamban, Cebu.

Syntech Properties, led by director Janice Ngiam-Chong, paid a courtesy call to Balamban Mayor Ace Binghay to discuss the project, which is now in the documentary and ground work stages.

Syntech Properties is the developer the City Lights Garden Condominiums in Busay.

The company said it will initially develop the phase-one of the active retirement community which will have 66 house and lot units and an organic farm.

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Cebuano team creates selfie chat app

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:57

THOUGH he is more known for winning the Pinoy Big Brother challenge in 2011, Jan Slater Young has been busy doing other things.

Aside from working in their family business, Young and his small team of three have been developing a chat app that he hopes will take off globally.

Being a celebrity, he’s experienced challenges proving his identity on social media. With many fake accounts under his name, his actual account on Facebook got canceled.

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Johndorf to unveil masterplan for new township in Lapu-Lapu

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:56

A NEW township will rise in the southern part of Mactan Island.

Johndorf Ventures Corp. (JVC) has consolidated its properties in Barangays Babag and Calawisan in Lapu-Lapu City into a masterplan for a consolidated township.

Named “Johndorf Communities,” the township includes Astana, the current three-hectare development in the area for 413 Asian-themed townhouses for the middle class where at least 40 percent of the units have been sold since its launch last month.

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Interior designers group joins Realty Fair 2014

Cebu Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:55

THE Philippine Institute of Interior Design will be joining for the first time a real estate firm in Cebu.

“The Cebuano market is a good niche for design and every Filipino deserves a really good space. That is why we create trendy and functional space for all – from low end to high end,” said Hermie Ray Oplado, president of the Philippine Institute of Interior Design (PIID)-Cebu Chapter.

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Asean integration does not bode well for PH agriculture, says exec

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:43
DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- Asean economic integration might have dire consequences for Philippine agriculture, which remains largely underdeveloped and "un-mechanized" and is, therefore, ill-equipped to compete in the free market, an undersecretary in the Department of Labor and Employment said here Tuesday.   Speaking at a forum here, Dr. Rene Ofreneo, a former dean of the school of labor and industrial relations at the University of the Philippines, said the failure to mechanize the agriculture sector and poor farm-to-market linkages render Philippine agriculture vulnerable to unfair trade practices when the Asean market finally opens up.   Ofreneo, who guest...

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Swedish king involved in car crash, unhurt

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:37
STOCKHOLM---Sweden's royal palace says King Carl XVI Gustaf was involved in a car crash on his way to an airport in Stockholm but was unhurt. Palace spokeswoman Annika Sonnerberg says the 68-year-old king was in the back seat Wednesday when his car collided with an oncoming vehicle making a left turn. Tabloid Aftonbladet published a photo on its website showing the palace's dark-colored Mercedes with damage to the front and the driver's side air bag deployed. The palace said the king, his driver and an aide were all fine. Sonnerberg said she didn't know whether anyone was injured in the other car or whether there would be any legal aftermath. Sonnerberg said the king was t...

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GSIS expects P1.7B from auction of 3 lots

Breaking News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:24
MANILA, Philippines---The state-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) expects to generate at least P1.7 billion from next week's auction of three prime properties in the cities of Muntinlupa and Taguig, according to its top executive.   GSIS president and general manager Robert G. Vergara told a press conference on Wednesday that the state pension fund has scheduled a bidding of the following assets for Sept. 23: two adjacent lots at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) located at the corner of 25th Street and 6th Avenue and the corner of the 25th Street and 7th Avenue, with a combined area of 3,200 square meters; and the two-hectare former Water Fun resort property in...

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