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Alcoy councilor dismissed for unliquidated funds

CEBU, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas has dismissed from service a Sangguniang Bayan member of the municipality of Alcoy after he was found guilty of failure to liquidate his outstanding cash advances. Investigation showed that Richard Gonzales had outstanding unliquidated cash advances amounting P50,528, all granted before December 31, 2011. “Respondent, however, deliberately failed to liquidate and render …

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Cops ready to assist LTO in implementing ADDA

CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu City Police Office is ready to help implement the Anti-Distracted Driving Act which will take effect today. Chief Inspector Ramoncelio Sawan, CCPO spokesperson, said the police will also help in the information dissemination to alert the public about the implementation of the new law. Sawan, however, said that not all of them can help in …

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Matteo invites runners to join charity race, help kids

TRIATHLETE and TV actor Matteo Guidicelli has invited running enthusiasts on Wednesday to join the World Vision charity race on July 16, in Cebu City, in a bid to help poor children. Guidicelli, a World Vision ambassador, invited fellow Cebuano runners to support the activity that aims to provide livelihood projects in Sogod, Cebu. “World Vision supports very, very good …

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You can gaze over the fence and covet another pers…

You can gaze over the fence and covet another person’s life or tell yourself that God has blessed you in ways you never could have earned. Do you ever battle with envy? Have you ever wondered why someone else’s life seems easier than yours? Have you ever struggled to celebrate the blessings of someone else who had what you thought …

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Osmeña warns of charges to be filed vs Rama admin

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña delivered his first State of the City Address (Soca) since 2016 yesterday, with a warning that he will be filing charges against those involved in allegedly dubious transactions in the past administration. Sought for comment, former mayor Michael Rama said Osmeña failed to move on, and all of the issues thrown against him were rehashed. …

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Boniel camp eyes hiring private firm for DNA test

CEBU, Philippines – The camp of Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel is considering hiring a private firm to conduct anew a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test of the samples found on the blood-stained boat recovered in Bien Unido town. The motorized boat was believed to have been used in transporting the body of Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel. She …

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Use of P328M SEF irregular

CEBU, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has questioned the move of the Cebu City government to use P328.3 million last year to pay for allowances and incentives for employees. In its Annual Audit Report for 2016, COA said the disbursements were “not in conformity” with the provisions of existing laws and regulations on the utilization of the Special …

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A special brew

IT takes so many hands to make one perfect cup of specialty coffee. That’s what Lanz Mirondo of Linear Coffee Roasters shared on a rainy afternoon, perfect for a hot brew. His passion and drive to push the local coffee industry to greater heights is evident in the way he talks about these special little beans. But as it always …

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