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THE barangay captain of General Climaco, Toledo City in southwestern Cebu is in police custody after his arrest in the early hours of Tuesday morning, November 29, 2022.The operation against 43-year-old Richard Dejoras Candilada was led by Major Nazarino Emia, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Cebu Provincial Field Unit.Emia was accompanied by members of the Provincial Mobile Force Company and the Toledo City Police Station, among others, during the raid.Emia was armed with
THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has called on the contractor to speed up the implementation of the P115-million project to bury 487 giant pipes from Barangay Busay to Barangay Lahug, both in Cebu City.Acting MCWD general manager Edgar Donoso, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, said he wrote a letter to Joseph Frederick Pepito, authorized managing officer of JFAP Construction/Optimus Engineering and Construction, informing him that they want the project completed by December 4 so they c
AN ANTI-ILLEGAL drugs operation on Logarta Street in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City resulted in the arrest of a couple past midnight Tuesday, November 29, 2022.Captain Emmanuel Rabaya, chief of the Mandaue City Police Office Station 3, identified the suspects as James Anthony Paunil, 31, and his live-in partner Riza Languido Melorin Riza, 27, both residents of Sitio Kawayan, Barangay Lagtang in the same city.Rabaya said they seized 310 grams of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu
NEARLY 37 kilos of illegal drugs worth around P256 million that were confiscated during the drug raids conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) were burned at the thermal facility of Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes along Junquera Street in downtown Cebu City on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.The drugs composed of shabu, marijuana and ecstasy were first presented to members of the media and other witnesses before these were “crema
WHEN one thinks of a savory pick-me-up treat, French fries immediately come to mind. The potato snack peppered with your choice of flavor is a crowd-favorite. From children to grown-ups alike, nothing beats the hearty goodness of a perfectly cooked French fries.On Nov. 25, 2022, Mr. Potato finally expanded to One Paseo in Banilad, Cebu City. The kiosk is right at the entrance.Mr. Potato offers beyond just fries. It has an extensive menu that caters to just about anyone’s fancy. If one is into ot
AS THE World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) opens its 22nd Global Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a new global consumer survey has revealed that the appetite for international travel is now at its highest point since the start of the pandemic.According to the survey of more than 26,000 consumers from 25 countries, conducted by YouGov for WTTC, 63 percent are planning a leisure trip in the next 12 months.The survey reveals that the appetite to travel shows no signs of slowing, with more than a
VENDORS beside the Sta. Teresa de Avila Church in Barangay Poblacion, Talisay City have to transfer to the newly finished multi-purpose building across the plaza in the same barangay if they want to continue selling.The area that they currently occupy is subject to a road clearing on Thursday, December 1, 2022, upon orders of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.Poblacion Barangay Captain Edward Alesna has been facilitating the move with the assistance of Jane Enrile of the City L
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Lapu-Lapu City Government turned over more than P6 million worth of financial assistance that can be used to provide aid to poor and vulnerable families in the city.Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, DSWD assistant secretary Maria Evelyn Macapobre, and DSWD Central Visayas Director Shalaine Marie Lucero led the distribution Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at the Hoops Dome Arena in Barangay Gun-ob.A total of 429 beneficiaries received financial ass
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) turned over more than P6 million worth of financial assistance to beneficiaries of its Sustainable Livelihood Program in Lapu-Lapu City.DSWD Assistant Secretary Maria Evelyn Macapobre, and DSWD Central Visayas Director Shalaine Marie Lucero led the distribution at the Hoops Dome Arena in Barangay Gun-ob on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.Mayor Junard Chan was also in attendance.A total of 429 beneficiaries were expected to receive the financial
ALL regular and job order employees of Talisay City Hall will have reasons to celebrate this Christmas as they will receive their bonuses before December 25.Talisay City budget officer Edgar Mabunay said around 380 regular employees will each receive a Christmas bonus of P25,000 based on their Collective Negotiable Agreement.On November 15, the employees had also received their year-end bonuses and cash gifts.Mabunay said they also set aside funds for the productivity-based bonus and productivit
Isorep destroyed Bakersfield JAIS by 56 points, 105-49, to move on to the quarterfinals round of the Metro Cebu Basketball League (MCBL) Season 7 last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu in the Cebu Business Park.Harley Osmeña exploded for 45 points in a scintillating show of offensive force to push Isorep to the Sweet 16 round of this league where they will battle the formidable Cooking Kalgas squad of Talisay City.Lyle Osmena added 11 markers, while Korvinian Herz almost had a triple-double wi
CEBU City Second District Representative Eduardo "Edu" Rama Jr. saw the need to require owners of residential buildings or structures to maintain portable fire extinguishers to prevent fire incidents.Data from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) showed that the majority of the fire incidents in the country took place in residential areas.Rama proposed House Bill (HB) 6200, or "An Act Requiring Owners of Residential Building or Structures to Maintain Portable Fire Extinguishers," which requires e
CEBUANO warrior Adonis Sevilleno was crowned the winner of the “Globe Presents ONE Warrior Series Philippines” and earned a $100,000 contract in the ONE Championship.Sevilleno beat 15 other promising Pinoy MMA fighters to win the reality series that was supervised by Team Lakay head Mark Sangiao along with ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio and former ONE flyweight titleholder Geje Eustaquio.“There wasn’t any day that I gave to myself to rest,” Sevilleno said. “That’s because I really wanted
A SOLEMN ceremony and a peaceful protest greeted the 159th birth anniversary of the father of the Philippine revolution and hero Andres Bonifacio in Cebu City Wednesday, November 30, 2022.The Cebu City Government held a wreath laying ceremony together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the statue of Bonifacio in Plaza Independencia.Meanwhile, some cause-oriented groups marched from Freedom Park on Magallanes St. to Colon St. as they aired out their concerns on various societal issues.Th
Ely Buendia is a household name in the Philippine entertainment industry. Being a member of the most popular and influential band during the ‘80s and ‘90s, the lead vocalist of Eraserheads has always been an icon and a legend to so many Filipinos who grew up listening to their songs.Whether you are a Millennial or a Gen Zedder, there is no doubt that the music Eraserheads produced will forever be classics. Timeless and effortlessly catchy, the band will forever remain as one of the Philippines’
TRUE love takes time and effort to grow. Celebrity dads Gary Valenciano and Chito Miranda say their definitions of love and commitment have changed through the years. For them, love also means keeping your loved ones protected from any eventuality. This is why they were chosen by AIA Philippines and BPI AIA to encourage more Filipinos to express their love both in words and in actions. Filipino fans can find videos of their music idols talking about love on the AIA Philippines and BPI AIA Facebo
WORLD-RATED Norj Guro’s world title hopes will have to wait a little longer after suffering a setback on Nov. 27 in Japan.Guro bowed down to Japanese Riyuna Yoshikawa by unanimous decision in their vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific minimumweight title fight at the Sofia Sakai in Osaka, Japan.All three judges saw Yoshikawa ahead on their respective scorecards with identical 78-74 scores.Guro dropped to 12-8-1 with four knockouts, while Yoshikawa moved up to 4-1-1 with a knockout
THE Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) have brought the Project Ligtas Emergency Communication Workshop to several municipalities in Visayas and Mindanao.PLDT and Smart partnered with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) for the conduct of Project Ligtas, an emergency communication workshop that seeks to close the communication gap between the local government units and the private sector through seamless inform
There is one unspoken rule about desserts: if it doesn’t guilt you in indulging then it really isn’t dessert.Some would even think desserts can’t be healthy—with classic sugary staples one would opt for an after-meal treat.Marianne’s Yogurt might just be the exception to this rule.Founded by Marianne Dungog, a health and wellness guru, Marianne’s Yogurt is the first homegrown yogurt brand in Cebu and prides itself as an organic alternative to commercial yogurts that are actually laden with prese