Saturday, November 18th, 2017


China to help resolve Rohingya crisis – Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis , Bangladesh said Saturday, November 18, following meetings with Beijing’s top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees. More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after … Source: Politics

Jerwin Ancajas dismantles Jamie Conlan, retains title by sixth round TKO

NEW YORK, USA – Jerwin Ancajas was at his most destructive in his third title defense, dropping Jamie Conlan in the first, third and sixth rounds to retain the IBF junior bantamweight championship on Saturday, November 18 at the SSE Arena in Conlan’s hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. There was … Source: Politics

On this busy city street, various futures await

SITTING on a makeshift chair with a small round table in front of her, 64-year-old Zosima Largo reminisced about the days when people would line up to have her read their palms and tell them what the future would probably bring. Largo, who goes by the name Bebie on the streets of Magallanes, was a famous palm reader or “manghihimalad.” Source: Local News

Locsin to push for PH abstention from UN Rohingya reso

MANILA, Philippines – After the Philippines voted against a United Nations (UN) draft resolution on the human rights situation concerning the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Philippine envoy to the UN said he would push instead for the country’s abstention. In a reply to a tweet on Saturday, November 18, Philippine … Source: Politics

COA chides 2 Bohol LGUs over P30M in unused development funds

BOHOL, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) chided two local government units (LGUs) here for not using nearly P30 million in funds already appropriated for development projects. In separate audit reports, COA rebuked the officials of Ubay and Garcia-Hernandez towns in Bohol for depriving their constituents of the projects … Source: Politics

Palma to married couples: Nurture Your marriage

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma urged everyone, especially married couples, to focus on strengthening married life rather than working to make divorce legal in the Philippines. The prelate also reminded the lawmakers who are in favor of the Dissolution of Marriage Bill to give more importance to counseling married couples who are struggling in their relationship rather than just giving them the option to live separately. Source: Local News

USJ-R inaugurates 6-story building in Basak

THE University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) inaugurated its new six-story senior high school (SHS) building in Barangay Basak, Cebu City last Friday. The inauguration of the new building was held in time for the feast day of the Nuestra De La Salud to whom the building was dedicated. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, together with the Augustinian priests of USJ-R, blessed the 1,700-square-meter building. The construction of Nuestra De La Salud building was meant to address the lack of classrooms and laboratories, following the increasing number of students per year. Source:Read More

Osmena considers raising garbage fees

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña plans to collect bigger fees from those establishments that produce large amounts of garbage in the city. In his news conference last week, Osmeña said about 70 percent of the garbage in the city comes from large producers of garbage (LPG). These LPGs include markets, schools, office buildings, restaurants, malls and subdivisions, among others, while small producers include regular households in the barangays. “We are going to separate and classify garbage producers because there are small and big producers,” said Osmeña. Source: Local News

Court convicts officer of bribery, sends her to jail for at least 10 years

A POLICEWOMAN will spend six to 10 years in jail for bribing her colleagues to reduce the charges filed against a suspected drug trafficker in 2007. This, after Judge Ester Veloso found PO1 Blaire Frances Quezon guilty of violating Section 3 (a) of Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. “As a police officer, her inappropriate conduct in fixing a case between the police and the arrested person is a clear violation of RA 3019,” read Veloso’s 16-page judgment. Source: Local News

Mayor thanks Osmeña for P2M in financial aid

“ON behalf of the people of San Francisco, Anaoaon, Surigao del Norte, we are grateful for your decision in restoring your aid for our municipality.” This was the message of San Francisco Mayor Guia Sabanal to Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, following the latter’s pronouncement that the City Government will restore the P2 million financial assistance it will be extending to the quake-battered area. “Again, thank you Mayor Tommy for your generous donation and for the consideration you have granted on us. God bless,” said Sabanal in a Facebook postRead More