On separate occasions: CH exec accused of sexual abuse

On separate occasions: CH exec accused of sexual abuse CEBU, Philippines — Three female employees of the Cebu City Hall have claimed they were sexually harassed by a division head under the Department of General Services. The employees have executed affidavits saying that Lorenzo Basamot, head of the Records and Archives Management Division (RAMD), allegedly sexually harassed them in …

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P8 million marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban

P8 million marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – November 15, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Police uprooted Thursday morning an estimated P8 million worth of marijuana plants in Sitio Capyoan Barangay Sunog, Balamban, Cebu. Three suspected cultivators were also arrested by the operatives of Balamban Police Station during the operation. Police Maj. …

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‘Uncooperative’ cops won’t stop CHR probe into Navarro slay

‘Uncooperative’ cops won’t stop CHR probe into Navarro slay Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – November 13, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas will proceed with the full-blown investigation into the possible security lapses committed by the police personnel escorting the late Clarin, Misamis Occidental mayor David Navarro when he …

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“Santo Niño at 500” launching today

“Santo Niño at 500” launching today Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – November 13, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Vehicular traffic will be rerouted temporarily in some parts of Cebu City today for the grand launch of the Quincentennial celebration of the arrival of the image of Señor Santo Niño in Cebu.  The city’s traffic group said …

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Commercial fishing banned for 3 months: Visayan Sea closed

Commercial fishing banned for 3 months: Visayan Sea closed Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – November 13, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-7 has closed for three months – from November 15, 2019 to February 2020 – a portion of the Visayan Sea from commercial fishing for sardines, mackerel, and herring to …

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Santa Fe mayor accused of threats

Santa Fe mayor accused of threats CEBU, Philippines — A councilor of Sante Fe town has filed a complaint before the Ombudsman against Sante Fe mayor Ithamar Espinosa, saying the mayor allegedly threatened and humiliated her in public. Councilor Joan Gay Nepangue said this happened after Espinosa’s nephew was detained at the Bantayan Police Station for his involvement in …

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Sinulog Festival: All events to go thru new board

Sinulog Festival: All events to go thru new board CEBU, Philippines — All activities that Cebu City will undertake in the upcoming Sinulog Festival will go through the newly-created Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board (CCSGB), this according to the group’s officers yesterday. “Tanang mga coordination sa Sinulog goes to the governing board… All activities are under the governing board …

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MCWD gives free water to fire victims

MCWD gives free water to fire victims Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – November 12, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District has provided free water supply to the residents of the three Cebu City barangays that were recently affected by fire. The water district had installed water faucets in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak San …

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