November, 2016

 

'Viva Fidel!': Castro takes final voyage across Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba – A military jeep carrying the ashes of late communist leader Fidel Castro left Havana on a 4-day journey across Cuba on Wednesday, November 30, with hundreds of thousands of flag-waving islanders bidding farewell along the route. After two days of tributes to Castro in Cuba’s capital, the … Source: Politics


US House Democrats reelect Nancy Pelosi as leader

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, November 30, swept aside a challenge to her Democratic leadership in the US House of Representatives by a congressman from a blue-collar district who warned the party has lost touch with working-class Americans. Pelosi, 76, retained her post as minority leader after … Source: Politics


Trump vows to put aside doubts over business empire

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Donald Trump tried Wednesday, November 30, to head off criticism that his vast business empire poses an unprecedented conflict of interest for an incoming US president, even as he comes under attack for packing his cabinet with fellow billionaires. In one of his trademark pre-dawn … Source: Politics


Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel – tape

MEDELLIN, Colombia (UPDATED) – Fans mourned Wednesday, November 30, for a Brazilian football team decimated in a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia, as a recording emerged of the panicked pilot reporting he was out of fuel. Authorities are still investigating what caused the charter flight to crash in the mountains … Source: Politics


Boxing: Haye swings punch at rival Bellew during press-con

LONDON, USA – There were ugly scenes at a press conference to promote their 2017 heavyweight showdown as David Haye threw a punch at Tony Bellew on Wednesday, November 30. The British rivals, who will go head to head in London on March 4, … Source: Politics


Protests mock ‘real Macoy’

PROTESTS against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. took place in four Cebu City locations yesterday, starting with a noise barrage on Colon St. and ending with a similar activity near Fuente Osmeña. Two different coalitions organized the activities, but they made similar appeals: for people to continue to demand justice for Martial Law victims and to stay vigilant against a rebirth of tyranny. Source: Local News


Opposing rally groups meet in Plaza

A GROUP that was protesting the burial of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in the national heroes’ cemetery was still in the midst of its protest yesterday when a convoy arrived, intending to hold its own rally. The new arrivals belonged to the Katawhang Alyansa Alang sa Kauswagan ug Pederalismo (KA-AKAP) and arrived in Plaza Independencia with a permit to hold their own rally, showing support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Local News


Second drug test clears Cebu village chief

A VILLAGE chief in Cebu City who had tested positive for illegal drug use last October tested negative during the confirmatory test administered recently.  A private drug testing laboratory found no trace of any illegal substance when they tested Busay Barangay Captain Amilo Lopez. The Cebu City Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) sent Lopez’s urine sample to Manila for the confirmatory test.  Source: Local News


Second drug test clears chief

A VILLAGE chief in Cebu City who had tested positive for illegal drug use last October tested negative during the confirmatory test administered recently.  A private drug testing laboratory found no trace of any illegal substance when they tested Busay Barangay Captain Amilo Lopez. The Cebu City Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) sent Lopez’s urine sample to Manila for the confirmatory test.  Source: Local News


Bonifacio, power

ANDRES Bonifacio was a hero and Ferdinand Marcos was not and never will be. This was the message of Rep. Tomasito Villarin (Akbayan Partylist) to the hundreds of attendees who joined the Cebu City Government’s commemoration of the 153rd birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Plaza Indepencia yesterday. “Some say Bonifacio had a penchant for amulets, but it was clear to me that the power he wielded was not his, but was drawn by the people who believed as he did and fought as he did. It was whatRead More