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Senator Lacson claims: Chiong case convicts freed

CEBU, Philippines —  Twenty-two years since the kidnapping, rape, and killing of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu, the men convicted in the case have reportedly been set free under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law, Senator Panfilo Lacson told dzBB yesterday. It is unclear, however, who among Francisco Juan “Paco” Larañaga, Jozman Aznar, Rowen Wesley Adlawan, Alberto …

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1 More day without plastic bags pushed in Cebu City

To minimize plastic wastes, Cebu City Councilor Noel Archival Sr. wants to add one more day to the city’s plastic ban on top of the existing two days in a week. Source: https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2019/08/31/1947914/1-more-day-without-plastic-bags-pushed-cebu-city

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NO PLACE TO HIDE Today’s Scripture: Psalm 51:5 “I…

NO PLACE TO HIDE Today’s Scripture: Psalm 51:5 “I was brought forth in iniquity.” Our fallen sinful nature affects and pollutes everything we do. Our very best deeds are stained with sin. Even our acts of obedience fall so far short of perfection, defiled as they are by remaining sin, that they are but as “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6, NIV) …

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Aboitiz Group to rehab watershed

Aboitiz Group to rehab watershed CEBU, Philippines — Aboitiz business units in Cebu, together with the Aboitiz Foundation and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) yesterday marked the beginning of a five-year multi-million rehabilitation project that covers 150 hectares of the Buhisan Watershed. Dubbed as the Cebu A-Park, the project is an integrated corporate social responsibility initiative of …

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Conflicting figures are just “variance”

Conflicting figures are just “variance” Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – August 30, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The conflicting number of people onboard Lite Ferry 16 when the fire incident happened is considered variance, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-7 Spokesperson Lieutenant JG Michael Encina said. Last Tuesday, the number of people onboard the Lite Ferry 16 that …

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Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith. Behold the…

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith. Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, “they all died in faith.” In faith …

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Chan wins over council majority

Chan wins over council majority Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – August 29, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Lapu-lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is winning over most of the allies of his political rival in the City Council. Chan announced yesterday that he now has the support of eight councilors from the other political fence. Those who …

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City Hall may now use P2.5 billion SRP lot payment

City Hall may now use P2.5 billion SRP lot payment CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City government may now use the P2.5 billion proceeds from the sale of South Road Properties lots after the court has granted the withdrawal of the civil case questioning the sale’s validity. Atty. Rey Gealon, head of the Cebu City Legal Office, said his …

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