Monday, August 14th, 2017


Mier ready for third Seag

<p>CEBUANO cyclist John Mier is all set to represent the country in the team time trial event of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which opens on Aug. 19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.</p> <p>Mier will compete with Roland Oranza, George Oconer and Mark John Lexer Galedo in his third SEA Games stint. The cycling team will leave for Malaysia on Thursday. </p> <p>“We’re all set now. The team is targeting to race within 50 kph and above. (Our speed) will really depend on the strength of the wind on raceRead More

Editorial: Can’t be licked during his term?

<p>PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that the drug problem in the country can’t be solved by one president in one term (that’s six years) can be considered a turnaround from his previous promise to lick it in three months, later changed to six months, early in his term. No, it wasn’t just the President going around the country preaching the 3-6 months gospel. His running mate in last year’s elections, now Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, was even more vociferous.</p> Source: Local News

Briones: Repercussions

<p>IN a span of four days, news of jilted lovers posting nude photos of their exes have hogged the headlines.</p> <p>Last Friday, a man in Talamban was arrested after he allegedly created a fake Facebook account using his ex’s name and photo where he posted pictures of them having sex.</p> <p>And then there were the two boys, one 17 the other 18, who were charged after they allegedly spread a photo of a 16-year-old with her breasts exposed. The girl happened to be the ex-girlfriend of the 18-year-old.</p> <p>I foundRead More

Malilong: Attracting investors is a mayor’s duty

<p>ATTRACTING investors is one of the most important responsibilities of the head of a local government unit. How ironic then that former Naga City Mayor Val Chiong should be penalized for doing his job.</p> <p>The facts are simple. A company applied for a business permit. Chiong welcomed its entry but another company apparently did not because both were engaged in the same business. Before the newcomer’s entry, the old one had been operating in Naga exclusively for some time.</p> Source: Local News

Cabaero: Precedents for action against cyber offenses

<p>BEWARE those who want to test the law on cybercrimes. There are criminal cases now on internet shaming to serve as precedence for court action to stop this illegal practice.</p> <p>Take the case of the two boys who were named in criminal complaints filed with the Mandaue City Prosecutor’s Office. The complaint filed by the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office 7 said the two boys were responsible for spreading on social media and on mobile phones a photo of a girl with her breasts exposed.</p> Source: Local News

Seares: Protests of innocence

<p>TWO high-profile persons accused of major crimes have made protests of innocence, from blanket denial to specific arguments why they couldn’t be guilty. </p> <p>At this stage they are only suspects as they are still being investigated: </p> <p>■ Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, by the NBI and BIR, on allegations that some P1 billion of his wealth wasn’t reported in his SALN or net-worth statement. Allegations of his estranged wife Patricia who “stole” the documents from his files, have made the running story riveting. </p> Source: Local News

Tell it to SunStar: Free tuition will benefit the rich

<p>A WEEK ago, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. The reaction was mostly positive coming from the students who did not think of its consequences on the poor and indigent families and the limited resources of State-Owned Universities and Colleges (SUCs). </p> <p>Those who celebrated the passage of RA 10931 said that every college and university student would not be burdened with exorbitant tuition and miscellaneous fees. For me, we have nothing to celebrate for long-term economic and socialRead More

How did Sabalones raise P350M in 12 years?

<p>HOW did Franz Sabalones rise from a lowly traffic enforcer, earning minimum wage, to a millionaire drug trafficker with an estimated P350 million worth of assets in 12 years?</p> <p>Sabalones has three bank accounts and eight real properties in Cebu worth millions of pesos, court records showed.</p> <p>The Philippine Government is seeking to forfeit all of his assets on suspicions that these were acquired through “covered transactions” such as drug trafficking.</p> Source: Local News

Club to operate while under investigation

<p>LIV Super Club will continue to operate while the Mandaue City Government’s investigation on the establishment’s compliance with city requirements is ongoing, City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing said.</p> <p>The City Government has been doing the investigation to determine if Liv has permits and has regularly paid taxes, following a report that one of Liv’s owners was tagged as the middleman for the shipment of several kilos of shabu from China.</p> Source: Local News

PB okays budget for 2017

<p>THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has approved on first, second and third (final) reading the P111.2-million supplemental budget for the 2017 Annual Investment Program (AIP) during its session yesterday.</p> <p>Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III yesterday said he signed the supplemental budget for various projects/activities (operational expenditures) for the efficient delivery of basic services.</p> <p>“Subject to your rules, I respectfully request that the Supplementary Annual Investment Program 2 be adopted and approved by your honorable selves,” Davide said in his letter to the PB.</p> Source: Local News