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Stiffer penalties eyed on road obstructionists

CEBU, Philippines — The Mandaue City Council has recently approved on first reading an ordinance that seeks to increase the penalty on sidewalk obstruction, revoking business permits of establishments using the sidewalk, clamping of vehicles illegally parked, among others. City Councilor Jimmy Lumapas, who authored the Anti-Abuse of Roads and Sidewalks Ordinance of 2019, said that this proposed measure is …

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Woman arrested for hitting salesgirl

Woman arrested for hitting salesgirl Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A 33-year-old woman was arrested by the Mabolo Police for hitting a promodiser with a humidifier at a mall in Cebu City Saturday night. Mabolo Police chief Dindo Juanito Alaras said the incident occurred at the height of an …

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Police reopen probe into boy’s death

Police reopen probe into boy’s death Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – October 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Expressing dissatisfaction with the outcome of the investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who allegedly died of suffocation inside a fireman’s car in Balamban town over the weekend, Police Regional Office-7 director Debold Sinas has ordered …

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Capitol gets BPO towers

Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Two towers have been added to the Province of Cebu’s list of assets yesterday morning. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has signed a Deed of Conveyance with Tristan Las Marias, Cyberzone Properties Inc. representative, to transfer the ownership of two Cyberzone Towers constructed by Filinvest on a prime …

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Jail sans parole

CEBU, Philippines — Amid furor over heinous crime convicts getting out of prison early under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, Congress should consider passing new legislation that would give trial courts the leeway to render “life sentences without parole” to extremely ruthless criminals, said Cebu Representative Eduardo Gullas. Gullas said that America, for one, has more than 50,000 …

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Abby “Gabmal” Malagar writes 30

Abby “Gabmal” Malagar writes 30 (The Freeman) – September 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu sportswriting community has lost one of its pillars with the passing of veteran sportscribe Gabriel “Gabby” G. Malagar. He was 63. Known as “Gabmal” to his close friends and associates, Malagar spent over three decades of his life chronicling Cebu sports …

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WRATH AND LOVE Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24 “H…

WRATH AND LOVE Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.” While Jesus hung on the cross, darkness came over the land from noon until three o’clock. During those awful three hours, Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath in our place—the cup that we should have drunk. He drained it to …

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3 “performing” anti-drug cops at risk of dismissal

3 “performing” anti-drug cops at risk of dismissal CEBU, Philippines — Another batch of policemen was subjected to a surprise drug test in Cebu City yesterday as part of the ongoing internal cleansing of the police organization few days after three anti-drug cops tested positive of illegal drug use. Police Regional Office-7 director Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas earlier …

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