Nine ‘ninja cops’ in Central Visayas sacked

Nine ‘ninja cops’ in Central Visayas sacked Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – October 5, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  At least nine alleged “ninja cops” in Central Visayas have been dismissed from the service since last year after they were tested positive of illegal drug use and found to have recycled their confiscated drugs for personal …

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Voices vs “modern market” to be heard

Voices vs “modern market” to be heard Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – October 5, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella assured the Carbon Public Market vendors that their stand about the proposal of a private firm to modernize the market will be heard. This after the Cebu Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Cemvedco), …

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Frasco pushing for Liloan cityhood

Cebu Fifth District Congressman Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco is pushing for the cityhood of his home municipality of Liloan. Source: https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2019/10/05/1957628/frasco-pushing-liloan-cityhood

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Argao town doctors ‘quit’ amid outsourcing

Argao town doctors ‘quit’ amid outsourcing CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered to investigate the alleged resignation of doctors at a province-run hospital in the southern Argao town following the move of the Capitol to outsource all entry-level personnel. Garcia made the remarks after receiving reports that doctors at Isidro C. Kintanar Memorial Hospital have allegedly …

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Environmental lawyer asks CA: ‘Stop tree cutting’

Environmental lawyer asks CA: ‘Stop tree cutting’ CEBU, Philippines — Lawyer and environmental professor Benjamin Cabrido Jr. has asked the Court of Appeals in Cebu City to direct the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Public Works and Highways to cease and desist from implementing all tree cutting permits nationwide and to stop the ongoing cutting, …

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“Squadding” to help cops face problems

“Squadding” to help cops face problems Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – October 4, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office launched yesterday morning a program they hope will address problems encountered by policemen when it comes to their moral and spiritual recovery; squadding. CCPO launched this restorative and preventive program part of the …

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Displaced by road clearing: Street vendors can’t go back

Displaced by road clearing: Street vendors can’t go back Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – October 3, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Vendors in Cebu City who were removed from the streets following a clearing operation mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer go back to their original locations. This was clarified by Raquel Arce, head …

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Yolanda housing in Sta. Fe: Revalidation of beneficiaries on

Yolanda housing in Sta. Fe: Revalidation of beneficiaries on Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – October 3, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Despite opposition, the revalidation of beneficiaries of 1,000 units of Yolanda housing project in Santa Fe in Bantayan Island will push through. Councilor Jayson Repaso said the Beneficiary Selection, Awards and Arbitration Committee (BSAAC) and Local …

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