Sunday, September 16th, 2018


[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paghuhubad sa pasista

Walang ‘sing husay ang unos magpalitaw ng tunay na kulay.  Sa kalagitnaan ng agam-agam sa banta ng pananalanta ni Ompong, naupo ang Presidente sa isang panayam kaharap ang kanyang legal counsel. Walang bago sa kanilang kwentuhan at nakita natin ang dati na nating alam. Una, na … Source: Politics

Spain prime minister defends weapons sale to Saudis

MADRID, Spain – Spain’s prime minister on … Source: Politics

Gwen Garcia named 'most influential Filipina in the world'

CEBU Representative Gwendolyn Garcia was named the "most influential Filipina in the world," as she received on September 15 (Philippine time) the highest award given by the Filipina Women's Network (FWN). FWN, founded in 2001, is a US-based non-profit organization that "seeks to increase the power and influence of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in corporate, government, institutions and community organizations to achieve economic and social justice and women’s rights." Garcia received the 2018 Nicole Award during the 15th FWN Filipina Leadership Global Summit inRead More

Thousands attend Blanco’s burial

THOUSANDS attended the burial of slain Ronda Mayor Mariano “Nonie” Blanco III at the Ronda Catholic Cemetery yesterday. Some towsfolk were emotional during the necrological service held in front of Ronda Municipal Hall at noon. In her message, the mayor’s sister, Haydee Blanco-Razon, hit at the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, which she described as judgemental. “This administration of Duterte is very judgemental. I want you all people to be mindful of that,” she told the crowd. Also speaking at the service was Ronda first Councilor and now Ronda MayorRead More

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe – The death toll in Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, September 16, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside … Source: Politics

To do what is right ‘is the essense of Press Freedom’

YOU do not make the truth, you are only witnesses of the truth as it unfolds. This was the reminder Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo gave to local media workers in a mass that opened the 26th Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration yesterday. “Truth alone can transform belief into power. This is the reason, why, you, my dear friends in the media, are powerful. People believe in what you say. You have credibility, you are trustworthy but do not let this power get into your head,” he said. When the truthRead More

DWUP: Better to deal with 93-1 homeowners’ associations

WOULD it be more efficient to let the Cebu City Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) handle the 5,000 beneficiaries of the 93-1 land swap deal individually instead of by homeowners association? According to DWUP operations head Genevieve Alcoseba, the former might create chaos and conflict between the City Government and the beneficiaries. “We’re doing the dirty job on the ground, we don’t see that it’s applicable. Why? Dapat naay baseline na sakto usa ka mu-deal sa tanan. Once final na ang guidelines sa 93-1, mao naRead More

Up to 7 more cyclones before the year ends

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (Pagasa) said there are five to seven coming tropical cyclones towards the end of the year, mostly in November and December. Pagasa Mactan Chief Alberto Quiblat said there is a possibility that most of these weather disturbances are strong typhoons, and there is a 60 to 70 percent chance that these will make landfall in the Visayas. He cited typhoon Ruping on Nov. 13, 1990; super typhoon Yolanda on Nov. 8, 2013; and typhoon Senyang on Dec. 30, 2015 as among those thatRead More

17-year-old yields 2T marijuana sticks; buy-bust nets P1.1M worth of 'shabu'

TWO thousand marijuana sticks were seized from a 17-year-old boy and a man during a buy-bust on Echavez St. in Barangay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City last Saturday night. The man was identified as Emanuel Trajano, a resident of Belgium St. in Barangay Pasil. The subject of the operation was the minor (name withheld), whom authorities identified as the supplier of marijuana in the area and in neighboring barangays. Chief Insp. Kenneth Paul Albotra said the minor was placed under surveillance for two weeks. He admitted to authorities that heRead More

1.5T Toledo City workers not paid for 5 months now

TOLEDO City officials are still waiting for the memorandum from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 that will release the salaries and wages of more than 1,500 regular and job-order employees at City Hall. Acting Toledo City Mayor Antonio Yapha told SunStar Cebu that he hopes the DILG 7 will act on the memorandum soon as their employees have not been paid their salaries for five months now starting May this year. Last week, DILG 7 Director Leocardio Trovela held a meeting with Yapha and ToledoRead More