INSURANCE company Pru Life UK and Prudential Corp. Asia’s charity, the Prudence Foundation, have sent 80 employee-volunteers from 12 countries to build houses in Barangay Maricaban, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.
Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy said this will continue their long-term commitment to contribute to the recovery of the Visayas, which is still rebuilding nearly 10 months after Yolanda struck.
THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) consulted the parents and guardians of the students from secondary schools in the City and agreed to submit their children to a random drug test.
This, as Cosap named Barangay Banilad as the ninth drug-free workplace after no one tested positive of illegal drug use during a surprise drug test last week.
Cosap Chief Alice Utlang said parents were made to understand the purpose of the drug test during the consultative meeting.
“This is just a preparatory stage before we give the random testing,” Utlang told Sun.Star Cebu.
GENERAL Manager Edmund Tan yesterday said the Cebu Port Authority (CPA)appropriated P52 million last Aug. 29 to buy 10 navigational buoys to guide outgoing and incoming vessels in the Mactan Channel in response to the recommendation of the Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI).
The BMI, which is chaired by Rear Admiral Luis Tuazon Jr., reviewed the investigation on the collision of Mv St. Thomas Aquinas and Mv Sulpicio Express 7 and recommended the installation of buoys in Mactan Channel.
IN order to bring development to Cebu, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Cebu created the Municipalities Development Framework to put more projects in the 38 towns.
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AN afternoon fire destroyed a two-storey apartment in Arlington Pond, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Cebu City yesterday.
The Cebu City Fire received the fire alarm at 5:25 p.m. and placed it under control at 5:43 p.m.
AN average of 37 thefts and 12 robberies were recorded every day in the region from January to July this year, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 records showed.
Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Regional Intelligence and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) of the PRO 7, said that from the first quarter of this year, they recorded 7,725 theft incidents.
This is lower compared to that of the same period last year, which was 7,783.
This, as personnel of a pawnshop in Minglanilla town foiled an attempt by four armed men to rob them yesterday noon.
MANDAUE City officials and employees celebrated the city’s 45th Charter Day last Saturday with a parade and a “vision rally” where they voiced support for the City’s goal to become the country’s main source of top-quality goods.
Wearing white shirts marked “I Am Mandaue,” hundreds joined the mid-afternoon parade that started at City Hall and ended at the City Sports and Cultural Complex.
Mayor Jonas Cortes, in a speech at the “vision rally”, urged the city’s constituents
to do their share in “building the city of our dreams.”
THE Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) is urging the public to report to the hospitals that demand advance payment as pre-requisite for confinement or medical treatment of patients in emergency situations.
THE Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the conviction of two members of the Alpha Kappa Rho (Akrho) fraternity for the death of a 19-year-old business management student they mistook to be a rival group member in 2003.
The CA’s 19th Division upheld the decision of Regional Trial Court Judge Bienvenido Saniel Jr. finding Sherwin Que and Anthony John Apura guilty of murder.
AT LEAST 37 families in Sitio Sto. Niño, Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City are seeking financial help from the City Government, as they have been ordered by the court to leave the area where they are residing.
Last Aug. 11, Municipal Trial Courts in Cities (MTCC) Branch 3 Sherrif III Loyd Tagalog served the notice ordering the 37 families to vacate the area. They are to leave the property and remove their structures five days after receipt of the notice.
THE contractor of the Suba Bridge of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been working overtime to complete the project on Sept. 9, said Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 charged the municipal disbursing officer of Borbon, northern Cebu for shooting to death his neighbor who allegedly tried to kill his sister’s live-in partner.
A homicide complaint was filed against Margarito Ornopia Jr. before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor.
“WHEN does flirtation become harassment?” a Bzzzzz source asked after seeing a Filipina girl of about 16 getting a lot of attention from an older male foreigner at a mall.
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THE streaking University of San Carlos Warriors are putting their six-game winning run on the line against the University of the Visayas Green Lancers in the resumption of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) College Basketball Tournament at 6:45 tonight in the Cebu Coliseum.
In the opening game, the UV Baby Lancers (5-1) will shoot for the solo second place in the high school division against the USC Baby Warriors (4-1) at 5:15 pm.
THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters proved they are the force to reckon with when it comes to table tennis of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).
This after winning for the 14 straight time the secondary and collegiate titles of Cesafi table tennis yesterday at the UC campus.
EMILIO Mangubat Jr. bagged two titles in the conclusion of the 3-day Visayas Leg of the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament in the Racquet Zone Badminton Center in Apas yesterday.
JUST after that third-quarter stretch against Croatia, I took a break from watching TV and went on a quick stroll along the street our office is located.
And what did I notice? All the TV sets in our neighborhood were tuned in to the Gilas game. PBA games and even the finals don’t attract such following as some would be watching their favorite shows.
SUBSTITUTE John Dexter Espiritu rose to the occasion and struck in the nick of time to save the day of University of San Carlos (USC), 1-0, over the Don Bosco College in the opening day of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football tournament yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch.