July, 2018

 

Basilan blast 'looks like a suicide bombing' – Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the blast in Basilan that killed at least 10 people , including the driver of the van that exploded, appeared to have been a “suicide bombing.”  In a text message to Rappler on Tuesday, July 31, hours after the blast, Lorenzana said, “It … Source: Politics


Apple quarterly profit leaps in 'best June quarter ever'

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Apple said Tuesday that its profit had jumped more than 30% to $11.5 billion in the recently ended quarter, besting market expectations despite selling fewer iPhones than analysts projected. The news boosted shares in the tech giant in after-hours trading, putting it ever closer to … Source: Politics


Cebu City mayor unfazed by threats to his life

DESPITE the threat to his life, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he has no plans to beef up his security and told Cebuanos not to worry about him. “I have to do my job. The people of Cebu voted for me and the protection of the people of Cebu is paramount, not mine. The important thing here is the safety of the people of the City of Cebu. I put that ahead of my safety and it’s very important to me that the people of Cebu know what’s happening,”Read More


Police seek proof their man pulled out firearm

INVESTIGATORS are still in search of security camera footage that captured the moment when a police anti-drug operative was shot by the bodyguard of Tejero, Cebu City Barangay Councilor Jessielou Cadungog. Senior Insp. Jomar Pomarejos, the Waterfront Police Station chief, said he sent his personnel yesterday to check establishments in the area in Tejero where the shooting took place past 8 a.m. last Monday. The video, Pomarejos said, will either prove or disprove the claim of Cadungog’s bodyguard that he shot PO3 Eugene Calumba after he saw the man pullRead More


Mayor Tomas unfazed by threats to his life

DESPITE the threat to his life, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he has no plans to beef up his security and told Cebuanos not to worry about him. “I have to do my job. The people of Cebu voted for me and the protection of the people of Cebu is paramount, not mine. The important thing here is the safety of the people of the City of Cebu. I put that ahead of my safety and it’s very important to me that the people of Cebu know what’s happening,”Read More


11 fall in separate drug operations

SYNCHRONIZED anti-illegal drug operations by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) for half a day last Monday resulted in the arrest of 11 suspects and the confiscation of shabu worth P245,000. LCPO Chief Limuel Obon said the operations were part of the security preparations for the Ironman triathlon on Sunday. LCPO said it wanted to avoid a scenario where criminals might mar the Regent Aguila Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific event. Those arrested were in the drug watch list of LCPO. Two of them were surrenderers while one isRead More


‘PNP needs youth ambassadors’

TO ENCOURAGE the youth to help the police, the Cebu City Police Advisory Council will launch the first Search for the PNP Youth Ambassador. Cebu City Police Station 4 Chairman Afredo Tan said the search aims to encourage the youth to be participative and to help maintain peace and order. “When it comes to peace and order, the youth sector is easily affected. Sad to say they’re also not well-represented in the community, that’s why we created this so we can hear their voice and they can voice out theirRead More


NGO shows best practices, programs to int’l guests

REPRESENTATIVES of Feed the Children-US in Oklahoma City visited the Philippines last July 16-20 to meet the children and other beneficiaries. The representatives, namely, Dr. Scott Killough, the vice president for International Operations; and Pamela Vanias, senior program officer for Education and Livelihood, together with new country director Kennedy B. Tuazon, went to communities and schools where Feed the Children implemented its programs. It was a remarkable event for Feed the Children-Philippines whose outcome of the visit affirmed their efforts in program implementation in the communities and schools where theyRead More


Transport plan to be ready in Oct.

THE study for Metro Cebu’s transport master plan, which is being undertaken by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), will be completed by October 2018, a representative of the Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) said yesterday. Speaking during the 888 News Forum in Marco Polo Plaza, Engr. Lynn Madrona said that MCDCB, in partnership with Jica, is working on an Urban Transport Master Plan (UTMP) for Metro Cebu. Madrona said the UTMP is one of the flagship projects identified in the Roadmap for Sustainable Urban Development of Metro Cebu.Read More


Tomas to pursue projects junked by council

NOW that the addition of newly elected Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Franklyn Ong in the Cebu City Council has tipped the scales in favor of the administration, are there projects Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants to pursue? Topping his list, Osmeña said, is the revival of the P18-billion joint venture agreement (JVA) that was junked last May by the council. “We’re going to push for the immediate approval of the Kawit Island project and some other resolutions that have been blocked by the council,” he said. The mayor hasRead More