16 Others also acquitted:

16 Others also acquitted: Cebu,Philippines – After over a decade, the Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo Radaza and 16 others of graft charges over the alleged purchase of substandard and overpriced computers in February 2005.     In a 47-page decision dated October 18, the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond …

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Council OKs purchase of anti-rabies vaccines

Council OKs purchase of anti-rabies vaccines Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – October 19, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has approved the purchase of 8,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines amounting to P4.4 million to be charged against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) funds. The Cebu City Government, through the help of …

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DOLE sees telecommuting a solution to traffic woe

DOLE sees telecommuting a solution to traffic woe Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – October 18, 2019 – 12:00pm Amid the worsening traffic problem and the challenging daily commutes that people have to endure every single day, DOLE-7 director Salome Siaton sees telecommuting as a way to help lessen road congestion especially in the urban center where the economic …

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PB: Allowing cops to prosecute cases illegal

PB: Allowing cops to prosecute cases illegal Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board has opposed the move of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of tapping the assistance of the members of the Philippine National Police in prosecuting criminal cases in municipal courts. Provincial Prosecutor Ludivico Vistal Cutaran has …

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Labella to realize more projects: Over 1 million jobs eyed at SRP

Labella to realize more projects: Over 1 million jobs eyed at SRP CEBU, Philippines — A brighter future for Cebu City where all projects implemented will remain relevant for many years is what Mayor Labella said he envisions for the city as he moves past his first 100 days in office. In a speech at the IEC Convention Center …

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21 nabbed for gambling, drugs in Talisay

21 nabbed for gambling, drugs in Talisay Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – October 17, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — At least 21 individuals were arrested for committing different alleged violations during the fiesta celebration in Talisay City, police said. The arrests were made during the first two days of Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare in office. Pelare …

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Paglaum scholars to be assessed

Paglaum scholars to be assessed Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said provincial government will still assess the academic performance of Paglaum Scholars before deciding whether or not the students will continue to receive subsidy from the province. Garcia assured that the province will cover all payables …

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Vice governor ‘uncomfortable’ with outsourcing

Vice governor ‘uncomfortable’ with outsourcing Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Vice Governor Hilario Davide III admitted he is “not comfortable” with the outsourcing scheme for the staffing of district and provincial hospitals in Cebu. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has reintroduced the outsourcing of Capitol personnel which she started during her …

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