Yearly Archives: 2019

Law suit eyed vs illegal structures

Law suit eyed vs illegal structures Grace Melanie I. Lacamiento (The Freeman) – September 20, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido is eyeing to file a writ of continuing mandamus to clear Cebu island’s easement zone of illegal structures. In his Facebook post on Wednesday, Cabrido said a beach resort in Dalaguete town has “blatantly …

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A year after killer landslide Naga: Rising from the rubble

CEBU, Philippines — If there’s one day Constancia Campanilla couldn’t forget, it’s her 80th birthday celebration. Campanilla is not used to extravagant birthday celebrations. But Sept. 19, 2018 was an exception. Food was abundant that day. There was dancing and singing. “Daghan kaayo sila nagda og daghang pagkaon. Di na nako malimtan ako birthday bisag nagpanglimot na ko (My children …

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Odilao: Board creation confuses Cebu’s Sinulog

Odilao: Board creation confuses Cebu’s Sinulog Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – September 20, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The “Father of Sinulog” has spoken over the controversy between the Sinulog Foundation Inc. and the newly created Sinulog Governing Board. In an informal meeting with his fellow members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and some members of …

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City housing project breaks ground in Lorega

City housing project breaks ground in Lorega CEBU, Philippines — Two medium-rise building projects which will serve as housing units for the underprivileged residents of Cebu City broke ground in Barangay Lorega yesterday. Mayor Edgardo Labella led the groundbreaking ceremony. In his speech, Labella said the two buildings will be the template of the more housing projects his administration …

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MCIAA reiterates business support amid expansion

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) reaffirmed its support for the business community despite plans to relocate the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) in Lapu-Lapu City to give way to the construction of a parallel runway. Source: https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2019/09/19/1953014/mciaa-reiterates-business-support-amid-expansion

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CIDG probes molestation video

CIDG probes molestation video Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – September 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-7 will investigate a video that has gone viral on social media, which reportedly shows an unconscious woman getting molested inside a car by a group of men. The suspects allegedly are students of …

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Over 200,000 voters to be deactivated

Over 200,000 voters to be deactivated Lorraine Ecarma (The Freeman) – September 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The over 200,000 voters who failed to cast their ballots for two elections in a row are now being deactivated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu in time for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls. Provincial Election Supervisor …

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Dad: City needs dengue council

Dad: City needs dengue council CEBU, Philippines — To prevent and control the spread of dengue, Cebu City Councilor Eugenio Gabuya, Jr. has proposed an ordinance creating the Cebu City Anti-Dengue Council (CCADC). Gabuya referred his proposed measure to the council’s committee on laws, ordinances, and styling for its comments and recommendations. “In order to lessen the impact of …

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