Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

 

Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead in year of earthquakes, violence

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a festival of colorful costumes, traditions and sweets, but it has a bittersweet flavor this year as the country remembers those killed in two earthquakes and a wave of violent crime. The celebration, which has its roots in ancient Aztec customs, … Source: Politics


P3-B loan will be short-term, mayor Osmeña says

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña assured that the City Government will pay off the P3-billion loan it plans to take out once the sale of a three-hectare lot at the South Road Properties (SRP) is completed. While the property has yet to be sold, Osmeña said the City will take out a loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines to fund the infrastructure projects the city needs. Using the proceeds of the loan, City Hall will implement drainage system repairs, road-asphalting and concreting projects before the year ends. Source:Read More


Police name 1 of 4 suspects in tanod shooting

THE police have identified one of the four men behind the murder of the chief tanod of Barangay Mompeller, Argao. Chief Insp. Cesar Misola Jr., the town police commander, said the daughter of victim Danny Caminero Cutillar told investigators that the man didn’t cover his face. The girl pointed to one of the pictures of possible suspects presented to her. Misola said the man in the picture is Elmer Carillo Egos, a neighbor of Cutillar. A police team was deployed to arrest him. Source: Local News


Police names 1 of 4 suspects in tanod shooting

THE police have identified one of the four men behind the murder of the chief tanod of Barangay Mompeller, Argao. Chief Insp. Cesar Misola Jr., the town police commander, said the daughter of victim Danny Caminero Cutillar told investigators that the man didn’t cover his face. The girl pointed to one of the pictures of possible suspects presented to her. Misola said the man in the picture is Elmer Carillo Egos, a neighbor of Cutillar. A police team was deployed to arrest him. Source: Local News


Hospital’s drug supply okay, but workers needed

AN official of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) assured that the hospital’s P38-million budget for drugs and medicines is enough to last until March. Kenneth Siasar, CCMC administrator, said that the amount, which came from the City Government’s 2017 supplemental budget, is enough until the hospital can bid out the next batch of supplies for next year. “With the help of the City Council and the Office of the Mayor, so far we have enough supplies in the hospital. With our budget coming from the supplemental, we would beRead More


City taps Grab, Uber for CH operations

THE Cebu City Government will enter into and sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with two transport network vehicle services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its services. The City Council recently approved two resolutions allowing Mayor Tomas Osmeña to sign a MOA with Grab and Uber. Under the MOA, the City Government will authorize employees of the City Treasurer’s Office to book official trips with Grab. The same setup will be applied with Uber. However, those who can book official trips are the employees of the City HealthRead More


‘Remember loved ones, not spooky tales’

A CHURCH official urged the faithful to observe All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days by remembering their deceased loved ones and not by scaring others with ghost stories. This is what Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Emilio Bataclan said during the afternoon mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral’s mausoleum yesterday. Bataclan, together with Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo, offered a mass for those interred in the mausoleum, who now include the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Source: Local News


PRO-Central Visayas eyes persons of interest in cop’s ambush-slay

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 said it is now tracing potential persons of interest in the ambush-slay of a policewoman in Barangay Basak, Mandaue City last Tuesday night. PRO 7 Director Jose Espino said that police investigators are looking into a conflict with a neighbor of PO1 Mae Sasing (not Sassy Mae as earlier reported) as a possible motive in the attack. Love triangle and work-related are not among the angles being considered in the killing. “It’s not work-related but we are considering (the possibility) that a gun-for-hire killedRead More


PRO 7 eyes persons of interest in cop’s ambush-slay

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 said it is now tracing potential persons of interest in the ambush-slay of a policewoman in Barangay Basak, Mandaue City last Tuesday night. PRO 7 Director Jose Espino said that police investigators are looking into a conflict with a neighbor of PO1 Mae Sasing (not Sassy Mae as earlier reported) as a possible motive in the attack. Love triangle and work-related are not among the angles being considered in the killing. “It’s not work-related but we are considering (the possibility) that a gun-for-hire killedRead More


PO1 Sasing was a 'good mother, an approachable colleague'

JERALINE Sasing-Diamada, 37, used to call her younger sister, PO1 Mae Sasing, to ask if she got home safe from work. “We were able to talk in the afternoon when I called to ask if she was home already,” said Diamada. When she called the policewoman again last Tuesday night to check if she had arrived home safely, Diamada wondered why another police officer answered her sister’s mobile phone. She said she cannot recall how the police officer on the other line answered her, but she knew that something hadRead More