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DIFFERENCES IN WITHSTANDING THE STORM “‘The rain …

DIFFERENCES IN WITHSTANDING THE STORM “‘The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. . . . The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against the house; and it fell—and great was its …

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San Fernando municipal engineer suspended for neglect of duty

CEBU, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas has suspended a municipal engineer of San Fernando, Cebu for one month and one day without pay after he was found guilty of neglect of duty on the complaint filed by the Field Investigation Office (FIO) Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer II Luanne Ivy Cabatingan found substantial evidence to hold Simeon Lauronal …

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Palma: Drug war killings cheapen value of life

CEBU, Philippines – Reacting to the numerous deaths in the campaign against illegal drugs in Luzon the past few days, Cebu Archbishop José Palma lamented that regard for the dignity of the human person has lessened. He said the deaths are giving the impression that life has become “cheap.” Saying his words are in no way meant to justify involvement …

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For lack of permits, City shuts down Rico’s, Chuva-Chuva

TWO more establishments were ordered closed yesterday for not having a business permit. A team from the Cebu City Government led by Councilor Dave Tumulak first served the closure order on Rico’s Lechon Commissary Division on Highway 77 in Barangay Talamban. The commissary is the third branch of Rico’s Lechon that the City shut down. The failure to secure a …

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10 suspects nabbed in separate drug busts in Danao

TEN drug personalities were caught in a series of drug busts in three villages of Danao City, Cebu, on Friday morning, August 18. Arrested pushers were Orly Hermosilla Marquez, Ramonito Nabua Almagro, Virgillo Calleno, Rachell Ann Abarquez Casas, Abarty Lupo Cortes, and Marwin Parahinog Gomez. The persons who were caught having pot session were Crusito Matugas Toring, John Nino Enriquez …

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UNQUESTIONABLE LOVE Today’s Scripture: Psalm 145:…

UNQUESTIONABLE LOVE Today’s Scripture: Psalm 145:17 “The Lord is . . . kind in all his works.” The apostle John said, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). This succinct statement, along with its parallel one, “God is light” (1 John 1:5; that is, God is holy), sums up the essential character of God, as revealed to us in the Scriptures. …

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Rico’s lechon: Revenge prompts closure?

CEBU, Philippines – Personal vendetta allegedly prompted Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to shut down two branches – one in partnership with his daughter-in-law – of the famous Rico’s Lechon owned by his political supporter. The mayor vehemently denied the allegations in his Facebook post. Enrico Dionson, chief executive officer and owner of the popular Rico’s Lechon, said the city …

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To operate license centers: LTO-7 chief denies endorsing bizmen

CEBU, Philippines – The chief of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas has denied endorsing any group of stakeholders to operate the driver’s license renewal offices (DLROs) in commercial centers like malls. Alita Pulga, LTO-7 acting chief, said the establishment of DLROs in malls does not need publication and competitive bidding. Pulga was responding to the queries of the …

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