Garcia supports law moving SK, barangay polls

Garcia supports law moving SK, barangay polls Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – December 10, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has thrown her full support to the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections. In an interview yesterday, Garcia said the postponement would divert officials from implementing projects for the sake of re-election. …

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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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45 guns, 2 grenades surrendered

45 guns, 2 grenades surrendered Sheriza Mae Uy (The Freeman) – December 8, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  At least 45 unlicensed firearms, two grenades and assorted ammunition have been turned over to the police by various individuals living in the upland barangays of Cebu City, authorities said. The guns were turned over to the City Mobile Force …

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33 couples tie knot in Talisay mass wedding

33 couples tie knot in Talisay mass wedding Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – December 8, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  More than 30 couples took advantage of the free mass wedding at the Sto. Niño Parish in Barangay Mohon, Talisay City last Friday. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. said that since he started his …

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Cebu grads in Top 10 of nursing board exam

Cebu grads in Top 10 of nursing board exam Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 7, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Four graduates from two schools in Cebu landed in the Top 10 of the recent licensure examination for nurses, the result of which was released yesterday, December 6, 2019. Artemis Maries Cinco of Velez College …

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Talisay’s ‘chalk ordinance’ junked

Talisay’s ‘chalk ordinance’ junked Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – December 6, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — In the wake of negative review from the public, Talisay City’s controversial sketch ordinance has been withdrawn by no less than its proponent. Pushed by Councilor Ferdie Rabaya, chairman of the committee on traffic, the measure seeks to oblige motorists to …

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Duterte to grace 5th centennial countdown

Duterte to grace 5th centennial countdown Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – December 6, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected in Cebu on December 14 for the launching of the 500 days countdown to the quincentennial celebration of the historic battle of Mactan in 2021. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said the president …

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