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No Christmas, New Year vacation for Labella

No Christmas, New Year vacation for Labella Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – December 11, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — While most of the people will be spending Christmas away from work, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will be having a working holiday this yuletide season until the Sinulog 2020 celebration on January. He said this is …

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Arnis grandmaster arrested for libel

Arnis grandmaster arrested for libel Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 11, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — After giving up his legal profession two years ago to protest against alleged widespread corruption in the judiciary and the prosecution service, the 82-year-old Arnis grandmaster is again making a statement of protest–this time by giving up his liberty. …

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To pave way for land titling in Bantayan: House removes wilderness tag

To pave way for land titling in Bantayan: House removes wilderness tag CEBU, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved a bill removing Bantayan Island in Cebu from the wilderness protected zone category. This would allow residents in the island, located north of mainland Cebu, to have their lands titled. A separate bill in the Senate is needed, …

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DSWD to celebrate Children’s Month

DSWD to celebrate Children’s Month CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 has signified its support in the launching of the 27th National Children’s Month (NCM) Celebration through the recitation of the “Panatang Makabata.” This year’s NCM celebration carries the theme “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan (Children’s Rights: Uphold, …

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Amid dry spell, defunct suppliers: Water shortagebound to linger

CEBU, Philippines — Cebuanos will have to brace for more lack of water supply as dry spell continues and two of Metropolitan Cebu Water District’s water suppliers are currently out of the distribution system. “Our lack of water to no water is now widespread. Mas widespread siya karon as compared pag summer,” MCWD spokesperson Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara told The FREEMAN. Kara …

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Firm to provide garbage bins

Firm to provide garbage bins Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – October 11, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A local manufacturing company has pledged to provide garbage bins in public places and would support the beautification project, as a support to the city government’s goal to protect the environment. Mandaue Foam Home Store recently sent a letter …

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Professor harassed by “cop”

Professor harassed by “cop” CEBU, Philippines — A professor of the University of the Philippines was allegedly harassed by a policeman for wearing a Mao cap. Professor Noe Santillan, UP faculty and vice president of the All UP Academic Employees Union (APAEU) said he was confronted and later intimidated by a policeman in plainclothes over the cap. Santillan had …

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Talisay eyes setting speed limit for drivers

Talisay eyes setting speed limit for drivers Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – September 11, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — As a way of lessening the number of vehicular accidents involving speedy driving, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas is contemplating on implementing a speed limit in the city. Gullas came up with the proposal following the …

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