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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama is finally pushing for what can be considered a paradigm shift in “restoring the grandeur” of the country’s oldest street. This is contained in his Executive Order 14-7, which pushes further the limits of his revitalization plan for the area.
A YEAR after it was closed due to earthquake damage, the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño may be reopened to churchgoers next month, if the Augustinian community’s plans proceed on schedule.
Until now, the restoration of the church’s facade and belfry, including Magellan’s Cross, have yet to take place.
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A TOWN police chief was wounded while two suspects got killed in a shootout between the police and seven armed persons in Barangay San Antonio, Boljoon, Cebu yesterday afternoon.
The two civilians who were shot dead were believed to have been among the four who escaped simultaneous raids by the police in Alcoy and Dalaguete towns last Saturday.
Hours after the shootout yesterday, Chief Insp. Dexter Basirgo, Boljoon Police Station chief, was declared out of danger despite the gunshot wounds on his shoulder and stomach.
THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 has convened administrators of all public and private health facilities in the region to discuss appropriate responses to the risk that someone infected with the Ebola virus would enter the country.
One of the preparations by health and quarantine officials is to raise a “Code White” alert, which signals all public and private hospitals to make available their facilities when there are reported cases in the country.
A FLORIST was robbed and stabbed to death before dawn yesterday inside his shop in Sitio Sikatuna, Barangay Day-as in Cebu City.
The body of Daniel “Jun” Cañete, owner of JMC Wedding Creations, was found by a female employee who arrived around 7 a.m. in his rented studio-type apartment, which also served as his flower shop. Ivy Medalle was the one who called the police.
THE Augustinian community that runs the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño hopes that Pope Francis would grant its invitation to visit Cebu next year.
Basilica rector Fr. Jonas Mejares said they sent two letters to the Pope, inviting him to visit Cebu and the Sto. Niño church, which was damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake last year.
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