City, Province to help quake-stricken LGUs

City, Province to help quake-stricken LGUs CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has assured that the city government will provide aid to the Mindanao earthquake victims, but they need to assess first their primary needs to avoid wastage of public funds. A group led by Councilor David Tumulak went to the local government units affected by the …

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Dizon wants free movies for PWDs

Dizon wants free movies for PWDs Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – November 4, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Councilor Alvin Dizon wants persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Cebu City to be allowed to watch movies for free like the senior citizens here. In a proposal, Dizon wants to amend and rename City Ordinance 2466 to “The …

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Fire hits San Roque, cebu city: 80 houses razed, 1,000 homeless

Fire hits San Roque, cebu city: 80 houses razed, 1,000 homeless CEBU, Philippines — A fire that raged for nearly four hours reduced 80 homes, boarding houses, and other structures to ashes and left nearly a thousand people homeless yesterday afternoon in Sitio Panting, Barangay San Roque, downtown Cebu City. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) received the alarm …

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All Saints’ fire razes 20 homes in San Nicolas

All Saints’ fire razes 20 homes in San Nicolas Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) – November 3, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Twenty houses were reduced to ashes in a fire believed to have started from an unattended candle in Sitio Lusimba, Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City amid the observance of All Saints’ Day on Friday evening. …

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3 nabbed for drugs

Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – November 2, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A civil engineer and his fiancé were arrested Thursday after the police allegedly caught them on the act of having a drug session in Barangay Mohon, Talisay City. Police identified the suspects as Brandon Arbon, 43, and Emily Marilao, 24. Police Captain Mikhail Mallorca, deputy chief …

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Police lapses checked in Navarro’s death: Vinluan axed after ambush

Police lapses checked in Navarro’s death: Vinluan axed after ambush CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Police Office director Colonel Gemma Vinluan has been relieved from her post pending investigation on whether police committed security lapses during the fatal ambush of Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro Friday last week. Navarro was then being transported to the Cebu City Prosecutor’s …

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Xiamen donates fire trucks, thermal cameras to Cebu

Xiamen donates fire trucks, thermal cameras to Cebu Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – November 1, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Xiamen City of the People’s Republic of China has donated two fire trucks, two thermal imaging cameras, and 50 sets of equipment and personal garments to the Cebu City government in celebration of the 35th …

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Tourist buses to augment public utility vehicles

Tourist buses to augment public utility vehicles CEBU, Philippines — Two tourist bus liners have agreed to augment the buses at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) with the anticipated surge of passengers on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said SBM Travel and Tours will field 10 buses while Silverlines has offered two buses. …

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