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In Daanbantayan: Drug dependents ink commitment to reform

CEBU, Philippines — More than 500 drug surrenderers in Daanbantayan, Cebu have joined the ‘Pirma Kontra Druga’ program organized by the police and the local government unit (LGU). The program started last Sept. 9 and is held every Saturdays. Daanbantayan Police Chief Irish Delim said the main objective of the program is to strengthen the defense of their rehabilitation for …

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Couple found dead inside their room in Lahug, Cebu City

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Romeo Marantal of dyRC) A COUPLE was found dead inside their rented room in Maracas, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, on Sunday afternoon, September 24. Senior Inspector Samson Go, deputy chief of the Mabolo Police Station, said the couple, identified as Jerson Lawas, 28, and Pruana Apole, 48, who were live-in partners, were discovered …

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Ex-rebel, 4 others arrested in Consolacion drug busts

Sunday, September 24, 2017 A FORMER communist rebel was among four suspects arrested in separate drug busts in Consolacion town in northern Cebu on Saturday, September 23. Luciano Gaco Poro, allegedly a former member of the communist New People’s Army, was apprehended by police in a drug bust in Sitio Pandayan, Barangay Poblacion Occidental at 11 p.m. Saturday. Superintendent Mina …

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COULD THIS BE TRUE OF ME? “But none of these thin…

COULD THIS BE TRUE OF ME? “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself.” Acts 20:24 It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment. …

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An invasive beauty gains ground, fast

WHO would have thought that two boys’ curiosity and admiration for flowers would end up transforming a slough filled with swamp cabbages (tangkong) into a field of wildflowers? Not the residents of Barangay Looc in Danao City, and most definitely not Karl Mark Avila, 15, and his friend Miles Banilad, 14. It was last year when Karl and Miles happened …

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SC suspends lawyer over notarial error

CEBU, Philippines — The Supreme Court has suspended Cebu-based lawyer Christopher Ruiz for notarizing an incomplete document, a violation under the 2004 Rules in Notarial Practice. “We stress that a notary public carries with him a duty imbued with public interest. At all times, a notary public must be wary of the duties pertaining to his office. Thus, those who …

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Husband caught cheating shoots wife

CEBU, Philippines — A woman was shot by her husband after she caught him with his mistress in Barangay Don Virgilio Gonzales, Medellin on Friday evening. Jocelyn Quijano, 44, a resident of Barangay Lamintak Sur, Medellin, was hit in the left chest and is still in recovery. Investigation showed that the victim along with her young son arrived at the …

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JESUS’ TESTIMONY OF A CENTURION’S FAITH “Jesus sa…

JESUS’ TESTIMONY OF A CENTURION’S FAITH “Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ But the centurion said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.’ . . . Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, …

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