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“Santo Niño at 500” launching today

“Santo Niño at 500” launching today Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – November 13, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Vehicular traffic will be rerouted temporarily in some parts of Cebu City today for the grand launch of the Quincentennial celebration of the arrival of the image of Señor Santo Niño in Cebu.  The city’s traffic group said …

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Commercial fishing banned for 3 months: Visayan Sea closed

Commercial fishing banned for 3 months: Visayan Sea closed Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – November 13, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-7 has closed for three months – from November 15, 2019 to February 2020 – a portion of the Visayan Sea from commercial fishing for sardines, mackerel, and herring to …

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Santa Fe mayor accused of threats

Santa Fe mayor accused of threats CEBU, Philippines — A councilor of Sante Fe town has filed a complaint before the Ombudsman against Sante Fe mayor Ithamar Espinosa, saying the mayor allegedly threatened and humiliated her in public. Councilor Joan Gay Nepangue said this happened after Espinosa’s nephew was detained at the Bantayan Police Station for his involvement in …

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Sinulog Festival: All events to go thru new board

Sinulog Festival: All events to go thru new board CEBU, Philippines — All activities that Cebu City will undertake in the upcoming Sinulog Festival will go through the newly-created Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board (CCSGB), this according to the group’s officers yesterday. “Tanang mga coordination sa Sinulog goes to the governing board… All activities are under the governing board …

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MCWD gives free water to fire victims

MCWD gives free water to fire victims Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – November 12, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District has provided free water supply to the residents of the three Cebu City barangays that were recently affected by fire. The water district had installed water faucets in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak San …

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To pave way for land titling in Bantayan: House removes wilderness tag

To pave way for land titling in Bantayan: House removes wilderness tag CEBU, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved a bill removing Bantayan Island in Cebu from the wilderness protected zone category. This would allow residents in the island, located north of mainland Cebu, to have their lands titled. A separate bill in the Senate is needed, …

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DSWD to celebrate Children’s Month

DSWD to celebrate Children’s Month CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 has signified its support in the launching of the 27th National Children’s Month (NCM) Celebration through the recitation of the “Panatang Makabata.” This year’s NCM celebration carries the theme “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan (Children’s Rights: Uphold, …

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Cebu centenarians to receive P100,000 from provincial government

Cebu centenarians to receive P100,000 from provincial government Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – November 10, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A heftier cash gift from the Cebu provincial government awaits centenarians in the province. According to a report from Sugbo TV, the official public information site of the provincial government, cash gift for residents who have reached …

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