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Pacquiao says he won’t take Horn lightly

Homework. Jeff Horn’s trainer says Pacquiao’s loss against Mayweather was one of the fights they studied in coming up with a plan to beat the Filipino. (SunStar File) THOUGH most believe that Manny Pacquiao is in for an easy fight this weekend, the Filipino superstar and his coach Freddie Roach think differently. The 38-year-old Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion …

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Hopes high for Butuanon River’s revival

CEBU, Philippines – The restoration and rehabilitation of the 24-kilometer Butuanon River in Cebu is among the top priorities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas. Engineer William Cuñado, DENR-Environmental Management Bureau-7 regional director, said they want to revive the Butuanon River, a highly contaminated water body which is bordering along densely populated areas in …

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Two Grand Ladies

Beling Go Ching Hai with the Zontians and Nelia Neri. She was very supportive of our ecological and entrepreneurial projects. TWO respectable “Grand Ladies” celebrated their birthdays in June. At their early 90s, kudos to energetic senior citizens Angelina Ong and Beling Go Ching Hai for staying fit! I met Angelina during our active days in the Lions. We spent …

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4 drug suspects nabbed, yield P220,000 shabu

FOUR suspected drug personalities were arrested around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in a drug bust in Barangay Calong-Calong, Toledo City, Cebu. Police identified the suspects as Jomar Arellano Villas, 39; Jeramie Migallen Pasaylo, 28; Julito Polido Quilay, 39; and Adones Manguilimotan Repuesto, 26. The suspects yielded 20 grams of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” …

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Is Grace Cooperative? “The grace of God has appea…

Is Grace Cooperative? “The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.” – Titus 2:11 Every discussion of divine grace must address the issue of how free the human will actually is after the fall of Adam. As we have seen, thinkers who have emphasized the enslavement of the human will to sin—including men such as Augustine, Martin …

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PAGASA: Fair weather in Cebu this week

CEBU, Philippines – Cebu as well as most areas of the country will have a fair weather this week. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration-Cebu head Alfredo Quiblat Jr. said they predicted that the southwest monsoon or Habagat may fully prevail over the country only by July. (Habagat brings rainfall and is commonly associated with the wet season.) “Generally, …

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Over fake rice post: Santa Fe to sue Facebook user

CEBU, Philippines – Reports of the presence of fake rice in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island have reportedly tainted the image of the town and affected it economically. Now, the mayor, Jose Esgana, wants to sue. Esgana said he is eyeing at filing charges against the person who posted a video of alleged fake rice on social media. “Yes, we will,” …

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Woman dies in Daanbantayan road accident

A 77-YEAR-OLD woman died after she was hit by a truck on the national road in Barangay Pajo, Daanbantayan, northern Cebu. Teodula Bacatan Yaun succumbed to severe injuries in the head and other parts of her body. The victim, who had difficulty in hearing, was crossing the highway when she was hit by the truck driven by Juan Regenald Cañete …

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