Drug test still partin license issuance

Drug test still partin license issuance Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 24, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Those who want to apply for a driver’s license or renew their existing license in Central Visayas are still required to take a drug test, the only region in the country to be doing so. This despite the reversal …

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Gwen: ‘Canopy trees’ are safe

Gwen: ‘Canopy trees’ are safe Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 23, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has assured that the century-old trees in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City are safe and are not among those marked for cutting by the Department of Public Works and Highways. Garcia made the assurance yesterday in response to …

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MCWD chair quits

CEBU, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District board of directors chairman Joel Mari Yu, whose term was supposed to end on December 31, 2022, has resigned, MCWD confirmed yesterday. This developed as Local Water Utilities Administration announced it has partially taken over the MCWD, saying there is a need to appoint members of the interim board following the termination of …

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Mall guards under fire: CHR to probe robbers’ slay

CEBU, Philippines — Did the police commit lapses in the deaths of four out-of-town men who were among those accused of robbing P136 million worth of cash and jewelry from five establishments inside Mandaue City’s J Centre Mall on Saturday night? The Commission on Human Rights-7 hopes to get an answer as it launches an investigation into the deaths of …

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Capitol, firm inks “profit” deal

Capitol, firm inks “profit” deal Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 22, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Capitol and a coal-fired power plant in Toledo City are set to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would define the sharing of financial benefits from the total electricity sales of the latter. The Provincial Board yesterday passed …

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Ozamis robbery gang hits Mandaue: Four mall heist suspects killed

CEBU, Philippines — Four of 15 suspects of the robbery at J Centre Mall in Mandaue City evening on Saturday, October 19, were killed while five others were arrested during hot pursuit operations by the police. Three of the suspects were killed in Bogo City while another was killed in Sogod located three towns away. Bogo and Sogod are in …

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Public playgrounds hazardous to kids

Public playgrounds hazardous to kids CEBU, Philippines — High levels of lead, a potent neurotoxin, have been discovered on public playground equipment in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue and the municipality of Consolacion. According to the Ecowaste Coalition, the painted play equipment containing dangerous amounts of lead poses a serious lead poisoning risk for young children, prompting …

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Almost 100 families left homeless: Girl killed in fire

Almost 100 families left homeless: Girl killed in fire Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) – October 20, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A 14-year-old girl perished in a fire that hit a small cluster of houses right beside the Cebu City Sports Center in Barangay Sambag 1 dawn Saturday. Senior Fire Officer 3 Oliver Tautho identified the girl …

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