Stricter rules on hogs: Lechon makers feel the brunt

Stricter rules on hogs: Lechon makers feel the brunt CEBU, Philippines — Small-time pork suppliers in Cebu are already feeling the impact of the heightened regulations on pork and pork products from outside the province, which is reputed to be the lechon capital of the Philippines. Last week, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed Executive Order 15, which bans live hogs …

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Fire hits Brgy Duljo-Fatima

Fire hits Brgy Duljo-Fatima Decemay Padilla (The Freeman) – September 15, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A morning fire along 2nd Street, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City razed four houses yesterday and injured the owner of the residence where the blaze originated. Fire Senior Inspector Arnel Abella, Chief of Operations Section at the Cebu City Fire Station, said that …

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Labella to rename street after Xiamen

Labella to rename street after Xiamen Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) – September 14, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is hoping a “long overdue” ordinance to rename a street near the North Reclamation Area as Xiamen Street will be passed in time for next month’s scheduled visit of officials from China’s Xiamen …

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Tom on P25 billion investment:‘CH gets nothing’

Tom on P25 billion investment:‘CH gets nothing’ CEBU, Philippines — Former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña believes that Universal Hotel and Resorts Inc., developer of a resorts and casino project at the South Road Properties, may have agreed to increase its investment from P18 billion to P25 billion so its building permit won’t be blocked by the present administration. …

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Eight arrested, 2 girls rescued in buy-busts

Eight arrested, 2 girls rescued in buy-busts CEBU, Philippines — Eight individuals were arrested and two minor girls were rescued in different drug operations yesterday morning in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City. Those arrested later said their drugs came from people inside the New Bilibid Prisons. At around 11:05 a.m., operatives led by Police Captain Nazarino Emia, deputy chief of …

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Drainage masterplan needs P8.2B

Drainage masterplan needs P8.2B CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has asked the Regional Development Council and the Office of the Presidential Assistant of the Visayas to lobby for the P8.2 billion budgetary requirement for various infrastructure projects in the Integrated Drainage Masterplan in the city. Last Tuesday, Councilor Jerry Guardo delivered a privilege speech on the status …

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Bank depositors hit by online card fraud

Bank depositors hit by online card fraud Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) – September 12, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Several depositors of the United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) have complained of the unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts. Most of the victims are employees of the Cebu provincial government whose payroll accounts are with UCPB. The bank management, …

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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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