February, 2018


'Pambarangay,' De Jesus says of DLSU performance in loss to Adamson

MANILA, Philippines – Kim Dy was not lying when she said that the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers weren’t back at 100% . Long-time UAAP Women’s Volleyball cellar-dwellers Adamson Lady Falcons – who also finished Season 79 with a 1-13 record – pulled off the biggest upset by far … Source: Politics

P10,000 grant out soon, mayor says

QUALIFIED individuals will get P10,000 each as a livelihood grant, Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced yesterday during the 81st Cebu City Charter Day celebration. In his message, Osmeña said the City will receive around P600 million from the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7, which will be distributed to urban poor families who have signed up for a sustainable livelihood program. Source: Local News

Mike tells Tom: Take care of me as a citizen

FORMER Cebu City mayor Michael Rama is asking Mayor Tomas Osmeña to “do his part” and protect him as a citizen of the city. This came a day after a tarpaulin sheet with Rama’s photo and the words “Ikaw sunod (You’re next)” was seen hanging from a skywalk in Basak Pardo. The tarpaulin was spotted last Friday. In the photo with Rama are Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., who was killed in a detention cell in November 2016, and lawyer Jonnah John Ungab, who was killed in an ambushRead More

Ombud drops cases v. Rama, OBO’s Poblete

FOR lack of merit, the Office of the Ombudsman has cleared former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama and former Office of the Building (OBO) chief Jose Marie Poblete of the criminal complaints a businessman had filed against them. In a consolidated resolution, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer III Katherine Genovesa-Mahawan said there is no evidence that the two respondents are guilty of falsification of public documents and other accusations the businessman had raised. Source: Local News

Korean gunned down by men riding in tandem

A KOREAN national who managed a restaurant in Lapu-Lapu City was killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen on A.S. Fortuna St. in Mandaue City last Friday night. Sang Ho Lee, who resided in Barangay Maribago in Lapu-Lapu, was driving his black Toyota Innova when two men on a motorcycle appeared on the left side of his vehicle and fired several times at 9 p.m. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation brought Lee to the Mandaue City Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. Source: Local News

Cordova shooting left 1 man dead; work angle eyed

A SUPERVISOR of a company that provides desludging services for the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) was killed while on his way to the septage treatment plant in Barangay Pilipog, Cordova. Romano Tecson, 48, was shot in the head and in the body by an unidentified gunman at 8:30 p.m. last Friday. Source: Local News

Inmates want their money back

MORE than 3,600 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) want the jail management to release P377,000 that was allegedly confiscated during surprise inspections. The inmates, through Atty. Erika-Anne Therese de la Cerna, sent a demand letter to Roberto Legaspi, CPDRC acting warden. They also want an inventory of the seized proceeds. “These sums of money are proceeds of bakery and store operations of the inmates, which are consented by the CPDRC,” the letter read. Source: Local News

IBP task force meant to ‘protect’ members

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national chapter has passed a resolution creating a task force to investigate, document and provide support for the prosecution of cases involving members of the Bar. Lawyer Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo, IBP national president, visited the wake of slain lawyer Jonah John Ungab and told the latter’s family members about the task force. Source: Local News

Slain policeman buried

PO2 Evie Espina was a good man and an aggressive operative when it came to anti-illegal drug operations. This was how his older brother, SPO1 Mikee Espina, remembered the slain police officer who was laid to his final rest in a cemetery in Talisay City yesterday afternoon. “I was the one who encouraged him to be a police officer. But what’s done is done and I hope that I will be re-assigned here in Central Visayas so I can continue the battle against drugs. To give justice to his death,”Read More

Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

MANILA, Philippines – Homes have been reduced to houses. This was the sentiment aired by University of the Philippines economics professor Chester Arcilla on Saturday, February 24. Arcilla began his talk by asking the audience how they define a “home.” Participants candidly responded that a home, beyond being any … Source: Politics