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Tomas to fight for BRT, SRP cost

Tomas to fight for BRT, SRP cost CEBU, Philippines — For now, former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña has no plans of running for any public office in the next elections. Osmeña was seen paying his respects to his grandfather, Don Sergio Osmeña, Sr., whose 141st birth anniversary was commemorated by the Cebu City government yesterday. “I’m not thinking …

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Province thanks city for role in Pasigarbo

Province thanks city for role in Pasigarbo Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – September 10, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Province of Cebu extended its gratitude to the City of Cebu for its pivotal role in ensuring the success of the recent Pasigarbo sa Sugbo. In a resolution passed by the Provincial Board, the Province of Cebu …

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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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Chiong walks out during Duterte speech

Chiong walks out during Duterte speech Lorraine Ecarma (The Freeman) – September 8, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Despite being axed from the post, former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon still has the president’s support after all. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Naga Permanent Housing project, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spared minutes of his speech …

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No more business taxes

Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) – September 7, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  All small and home-based businesses in Cebu City may soon be exempted from paying business taxes if the proposed measure for this purpose will be approved. City Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. said those that will be exempted are those with a P10,000 start-up capital or …

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Immigration told to monitor convicts: Lookout order out

Immigration told to monitor convicts: Lookout order out CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Justice has issued a lookout bulletin for all the heinous crimes convicts, including three of the seven men convicted in the kidnapping, rape, and murder of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu in 1997 that were prematurely released amid the implementation of the Good …

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Rep. Frasco seeks House inquiry

Rep. Frasco seeks House inquiry CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Fifth District Representative Vincent “Duke” Frasco seeks to launch a congressional inquiry to determine the legality of the P20 lounge fee collected by Sands Gateway Mall in Danao City from Camotes-bound passengers. In a statement, Frasco said he received numerous complaints from residents of the Camotes group of islands frequently …

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