Thursday, February 1st, 2018

 

Garganera questions Osmeña for ‘lying’ about being a college dropout

CEBU City Councilor Joel Garganera criticized Mayor Tomas Osmeña for being dishonest with the youth. The councilor said he received a report that the mayor told some students during his “Talk to Tom” program about a heated argument with members of Barug Team Rama inside his office. “The program is a very laudable effort from the mayor to talk directly to the young ones. Personally, I was hurt when he told them that we were having a heated argument, that’s a complete lie. That never happened,” Garganera said. Source: LocalRead More


Body of PAF staff sergeant found dead inside burnt car in Carcar

THE dead man found inside a burnt vehicle in Sitio Tal-ot, Barangay Valencia, Carcar City yesterday morning was identified as Philippine Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Herbert Oberes. Two of six the people who were allegedly involved in his death were arrested in Talisay City. Suspects Resamie Cabañog, 20, and her boyfriend Joshua Garciano, 22, were caught during a hot pursuit operation. Cabañog was allegedly the victim’s ex-lover. Talisay City police are looking at a love triangle as the main motive for the murder. Source: Local News


Body of PAF staff Sgt. found dead inside burnt car in Carcar

THE dead man found inside a burnt vehicle in Sitio Tal-ot, Barangay Valencia, Carcar City yesterday morning was identified as Philippine Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Herbert Oberes. Two of six the people who were allegedly involved in his death were arrested in Talisay City. Suspects Resamie Cabanog, 20, and her boyfriend Joshua Garciano, 22, were caught during a hot pursuit operation. Cabanog was allegedly the victim’s ex-lover. Talisay City police are looking at a love triangle as the main motive for the murder. Source: Local News


City puts on hold giving of biz permits

THE issuance of business permits to all establishments in City Time Square (CTS) and some establishments along A. S. Fortuna St. in Mandaue City is being held for having a “defective contract of lease.” Despite this, City Treasurer Regal Oliva said they can still continue to operate as the City is giving them 90 days from the day of their business permit renewal to comply with the requirements. In a press conference yesterday, Oliva received instructions that some business permits will be held as the establishments committed violations. Source: LocalRead More


Duterte to visit Cebu, meet local executives

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be in Cebu on Feb. 12 to meet local officials in Visayas and Mindanao. In an urgent memorandum issued by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 Director Rene Burdeos, all city and provincial directors are directed to ensure that local chief executives will attend. According to an advisory issued by DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero, the president will meet all provincial governors, city mayors and municipal mayors in Visayas and Mindanao on Feb. 12 in Radisson Blu. Source: Local News


Students, enthusiasts gather to witness rare lunar event

SINCE it was a rare celestial phenomenon, more than 800 students and enthusiasts witnessed the super blue blood moon at the Indiana Aerospance University (IAU) arena in Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday night. Grade 8 student Frisiane Lumen, 14, traveled from the University of San Carlos-North Campus in Cebu City together with her father to watch the moon. “It was a very nice experience for me especially when I saw the moon turn red. This is just once in a lifetime so we went here right after my classes,” Lumen toldRead More


Illegal gambling center busted

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 raided an alleged illegal gambling game center and arrested 26 persons in Barangay Estancia-Ibabao, Mandaue City last Wednesday afternoon. Special Agent Arnel Pura, the team leader, said that the deed of agreement between Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and Globaltech, which hosted the “Peryahan ng Cebu” engaged in small town lottery, was terminated in 2016. Source: Local News


Educate kids, not regulate spray paint

EDUCATE the public, especially the youth, instead of regulating the sale of aerosol spray paint in Cebu City. This is the response of some members of the opposition to Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s pronouncement that he will ask Councilor Dave Tumulak to draft a legislation requiring consumers to secure a special permit from the City Office on Substance Abuse Prevention before buying aerosol spray paint. Earlier, the mayor said this promotes gang activity among minors. Source: Local News


Solons consult public on bills on health care

THREE senators conducted the first public hearing yesterday at the Capitol Social Hall to get the Cebuano sentiments on how to treat the three bills aimed to institutionalize the Universal Health Care (UHC) program. Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III; Senator Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography; and Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Finance, said they will pass the bills into laws this year. Source: Local News


Civic group gives out health aid

SENATOR Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito yesterday graced the free medical mission to indigents of six Cebu City barangays at Visayas Community Medical Center (VCMC). The activity is in collaboration with JCI Metro Cebu Uptown. “As a former JCI member, I know that JCI Metro Cebu Uptown and United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) have helped poor families who need medical services, but cannot afford to go to the hospital,” Ejercito said. Source: Local News