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Almost 100 families left homeless: Girl killed in fire

Almost 100 families left homeless: Girl killed in fire Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) – October 20, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A 14-year-old girl perished in a fire that hit a small cluster of houses right beside the Cebu City Sports Center in Barangay Sambag 1 dawn Saturday. Senior Fire Officer 3 Oliver Tautho identified the girl …

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Toledo coal plant warned over stench

Toledo coal plant warned over stench Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 20, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has warned the management of a coal plant in Toledo City to address the leaking of gas that has reportedly caused foul smell in the area or risk facing consequences. The spontaneous combustion portion of Therma …

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16 Others also acquitted:

16 Others also acquitted: Cebu,Philippines – After over a decade, the Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo Radaza and 16 others of graft charges over the alleged purchase of substandard and overpriced computers in February 2005.     In a 47-page decision dated October 18, the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond …

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Council OKs purchase of anti-rabies vaccines

Council OKs purchase of anti-rabies vaccines Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – October 19, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has approved the purchase of 8,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines amounting to P4.4 million to be charged against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) funds. The Cebu City Government, through the help of …

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DOLE sees telecommuting a solution to traffic woe

DOLE sees telecommuting a solution to traffic woe Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – October 18, 2019 – 12:00pm Amid the worsening traffic problem and the challenging daily commutes that people have to endure every single day, DOLE-7 director Salome Siaton sees telecommuting as a way to help lessen road congestion especially in the urban center where the economic …

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PB: Allowing cops to prosecute cases illegal

PB: Allowing cops to prosecute cases illegal Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board has opposed the move of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of tapping the assistance of the members of the Philippine National Police in prosecuting criminal cases in municipal courts. Provincial Prosecutor Ludivico Vistal Cutaran has …

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Labella to realize more projects: Over 1 million jobs eyed at SRP

Labella to realize more projects: Over 1 million jobs eyed at SRP CEBU, Philippines — A brighter future for Cebu City where all projects implemented will remain relevant for many years is what Mayor Labella said he envisions for the city as he moves past his first 100 days in office. In a speech at the IEC Convention Center …

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21 nabbed for gambling, drugs in Talisay

21 nabbed for gambling, drugs in Talisay Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – October 17, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — At least 21 individuals were arrested for committing different alleged violations during the fiesta celebration in Talisay City, police said. The arrests were made during the first two days of Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare in office. Pelare …

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