Monday, September 10th, 2018


Rama says narco tag won’t affect his bid

WHETHER or not former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama is cleared by President Rodrigo Duterte of drug allegations, it won’t affect Barug Team Rama’s decision to field him in the 2019 elections. This, amid speculations that the opposition bloc is easing Rama out. In an interview yesterday, Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella belied reports that they are reconsidering Rama as their candidate for vice mayor. “That is not true. It has been decided by the group that it’s going to be Mike (Rama); he’s a formidable choice,” he said. Labella, whoRead More

Cabaero: Friends

THE bulk of what Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV presented to respond to the revocation of his amnesty had been provided by his friends in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). These documents include, according to him, his ipso facto resignation dated May 2007, his statement of service and service clearance issued in July 2007, his certificate of last payment in August 2007, a resolution affirming his application for amnesty, and a standard amnesty application form that included his admission of guilt. He said he didn’t have copies of theseRead More

Family gives back, to build snowy resort

DO YOU want to build a snowman? If you live in tropical Cebu, the closest place you can go to is Japan. But if you’re on a tight budget, snow is readily available for you at Star City in Pasay, which is approximately 828 kilometers from Cebu. But if you’re on a tighter budget, grab your bonnet and long sleeves, and hop on a jeepney ride to the southern town of Minglanilla. A theme park boasting an ice haven and what would become the second tallest ferris wheel in theRead More

Typhoon Mangkhut intensifies, slows down outside PAR

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Mangkhut, located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), strengthened further and slowed down on Monday evening, September 10. In a Facebook Live video past 11 pm … Source: Politics

Typhoon to bring rains in Cebu; downpour uproots trees in Sibonga

CEBU will experience light to moderate rains as Typhoon Mangkhut (international name) enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Mactan chief Alberto Quiblat said that the typhoon, which is about 2,440 kilometers east of northern Luzon, will be named Ompong once it enters the country. Quiblat said that the typhoon has winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 170 kph. Aside from rain, Quiblat also said that a gale warning is expectedRead More

Dispute between City, Asian Energy over unpaid garbage services continues

THE Cebu City Government and a private company specializing in solid waste management failed to reach an amicable settlement over the latter’s demand for a P32-million payment for its garbage disposal services in 2016. Regional Trial Court Branch 195 Judge Aida Estrella Macapagal decided then to proceed with the hearing of the case. Asian Energy filed a civil suit for breach of contract and sum of money with damages in November 2017 against Mayor Tomas Osmeña for unpaid waste disposal services that totaled P31,991,148. This already includes litigation expenses andRead More

DOE endorses safer LPG containers

THE Department of Energy (DOE) endorsed yesterday the stainless steel cylinders designed for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to solve the proliferation of illegal butane canisters filled with LPG. DOE Visayas Field Office Director Saul Gonzales said the agency will be issuing a mandated standard compliance certificate to Phoenix fuel company, Philippine Eco-Gas Producers Cooperative (PEPC) and its accredited stores. PEPC has signed a 25-year memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DOE as the LPG refiller of these stainless steel cylinders. PEPC will also be its producer and marketer that will accreditRead More

Ridding prisons in Cebu of all contraband

POLICE Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Debold Sinas said that they are working in coordination with the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) and other jail facilities for the Joint Intel Project Cerberus. The project is named after the mythical three-headed dog that guards Hades. “The first head is our joint coordination for the internal cleansing both with the PNP and their personnel. We conducted regular drug tests. Second, we are trying to neutralize contacts sa loob (inside), that’s why we have regular greyhounds similar in Mandaue and provincialRead More

Will Osmeña lose his police powers?

WILL Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña lose his police powers for the second time in two years? National Police Commission (Napolcom) Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao said they still have to review the complaints filed by the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) against the local chief executive before stripping him of his supervisory powers. Osmeña is facing multiple complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for releasing three men allegedly involved in refilling butane canisters with liquefied petroleum gas last month. “This is an adverse report but again we have aRead More

Solons want to postpone COC filing

THE House of Representatives, in its session yesterday, passed a resolution urging the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to postpone the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 2019 elections. The Comelec has scheduled the filing of COCs on Oct. 1 to 5, 2018. House Concurrent Resolution 20, filed by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, proposed that the filing of COCs be reset to Oct. 11 to 17. “Resolved by the House of Representatives the Senate Concurring, to urge the Commission on Elections toRead More