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    Former Senate President Nene Pimentel passes away at 85

    Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel passed away on Sunday morning. He was 85. His son, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III made the announcement on Twitter. Last week, Pimentel was admitted to the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital after falling “very ill” according to his family

  • 15 robbers hit 4 shops in mall
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    15 robbers hit 4 shops in mall

    AROUND 15 men armed with long firearms and hammers barged inside a mall in Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 and robbed two jewelry stores, a money changer and a pawnshop.But barely

  • Court of Appeals junks Torres motion to stop City from using P8.35B lot sale proceeds
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    Court of Appeals junks Torres motion to stop City from using P8.35B lot sale proceeds

    THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the Motion for Reconsideration filed by lawyer Romulo Torres on the earlier decision of the court that allows the Cebu City Government to spend the P8.35 billion proceeds

  • Capitol to lease 2 ‘social welfare’ bldgs to firms
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    Capitol to lease 2 ‘social welfare’ bldgs to firms

    TO GENERATE more income, the Cebu Provincial Government will open for lease two of its social welfare and development facilities to be used for private means.Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, Oct. 16,

  • Governing board to promote ‘fun but socially relevant’ Sinulog 2020
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    Governing board to promote ‘fun but socially relevant’ Sinulog 2020

    THE Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board (CCSGB) vowed to promote a fun-filled, yet “socially relevant” celebration of the Sinulog Festival next year.Barney Borja, CCSGB executive director, promised that

  • Cut trees if needed: Palma
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    Cut trees if needed: Palma

    CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma is against the cutting of trees but understands the need to do so if necessary development calls for it.“The way I see it, the matter of trees should be dealt with on a case-to-case

  • Coal plant urged to install system to check air quality
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    Coal plant urged to install system to check air quality

    THE management of a private coal-fired power plant in Toledo City has until Monday, Oct. 22, 2019, to install an online emission data transmission system to improve its air quality monitoring.The development

  • Paglaum scholars no longer entitled to monthly allowance
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    Paglaum scholars no longer entitled to monthly allowance

    SCHOLARS of the Paglaum Scholarship Program of the Cebu Provincial Government will no longer be entitled to tuition assistance and the P1,500 monthly cash allowance.This after Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in

  • Bill to extend probationary employment to 2 years garners mixed reactions
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    Bill to extend probationary employment to 2 years garners mixed reactions

    SOME Cebuanos expressed mixed opinions on a proposed House bill that would extend the maximum prescribed period of probationary employment from six months to two years.House Bill 4802, authored by Probinsyano

  • City needs 8,000 anti-rabies vials
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    City needs 8,000 anti-rabies vials

    ONLY 700 anti-rabies vials are currently available at the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) to help cover the remaining months of the year, an official disclosed on Friday,

  • Sunday Essay: Veep
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    Sunday Essay: Veep

    IF WE read only the posts from the more partisan corners of Facebook or Twitter, we might be misled into believing that either Vice President Leni Robredo or the man she defeated, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.,

  • Tabada: Washi
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    Tabada: Washi

    SHE thought of herself as a washi housewife. Washi is the fancy paper favored by hobbyists decorating their journals in the YouTube videos she had been watching frequently.In these scrapbooks, the washi

  • Malilong: Labella’s keeping score
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    Malilong: Labella’s keeping score

    IT PAID that he had a plan as early as during the election campaign. When Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella reported on his first 100 days in office last Wednesday, he had the 10-point agenda that he said

  • Cabaero: Of cars, mall parking, ro-ro vessels and drugs
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    Cabaero: Of cars, mall parking, ro-ro vessels and drugs

    DRUG mules used to refer to individuals who cross borders bringing with them illegal drugs placed in or on their bodies.The shabu delivery caught by the police in Samar Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, showed

  • Tell it to SunStar: A year, still no justice for Sagay massacre
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    Tell it to SunStar: A year, still no justice for Sagay massacre

    ON OCT. 20, 2018, nine members of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), including three women and two minors, were killed on the night they cultivated a disputed land in Sagay City.The NFSW

  • Briones: Getting to know Publio
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    Briones: Getting to know Publio

    SOMEONE must have read my column earlier this week.I mean, how else do you explain the sudden appearance of many men working on the road-concreting project on V. Urgello St. in Barangay Sambag 1?But if

  • Lim: Camma
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    Lim: Camma

    I RECEIVED my first Camma (Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award) for Best Column Writing in the year 2000. Then, I was living in the People’s Republic of China.My dear mother told me she beamed with pride

  • Revisiting ‘Little Amsterdam’ in Cebu
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    Revisiting ‘Little Amsterdam’ in Cebu

    FOUR years ago, the celosia blooms in Elena Sy-Chua’s Sirao Garden became an online sensation. People flocked to it to see a whole field of these flowers—nicknamed the Sto. Niño flowers, because of

  • Palmares & Moises: Barely legal
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    Palmares & Moises: Barely legal

    MICHELLE: Renan is 19 and is with his first girlfriend. Christmas is fast approaching and he wants to make his first base in time for the occasion. But he wants to be good at “it” first. Any tips?

  • Solon: Are you happy with your sleep?
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    Solon: Are you happy with your sleep?

    THIS is the second part of my series on better sleep. We discussed how important it is to sleep last week, and how sleep actually helps our health. A lot of people, nowadays ,do not get good sleep and

  • Meet Jimmy: Your inner child at a whimsical train station and a hotel in Taiwan
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    Meet Jimmy: Your inner child at a whimsical train station and a hotel in Taiwan

    A FEW months ago I took a trip to Taiwan and it was there I discovered the wonders of being a child again through art installations and sculptures based on the work of Taiwanese illustrator and picture

  • Not-so-scary: Scary movies for kids to watch this Halloween
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    Not-so-scary: Scary movies for kids to watch this Halloween

    WELL into the month of October, Halloween is almost around the corner. This day of tricks, treats and spooks is one of the biggest highlights of every year. Children walk around dressed in their favorite

  • Uy: Master
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    Uy: Master

    I HAVE to confess that, even at my age, I am still a sucker for animé. It was something I picked up in grade school that never left me. So if someone manages to steal my laptop, they would probably stumble

  • About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday
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    About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday

    Hong Kong marked a rare Saturday afternoon without any violent protest but about 1,000 residents gathered as night fell in Central to call for international humanitarian aid, as the city geared up for an unauthorised march on Sunday.With Hong Kong entering its 20th consecutive weekend of anti-government

  • Man turns himself in at police station after attacking teenager with knife near Hong Kong Lennon Wall
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    Man turns himself in at police station after attacking teenager with knife near Hong Kong Lennon Wall

    A man surrendered himself to Hong Kong police after slashing a teenager in the neck and abdomen near a “Lennon Wall” in Tai Po on Saturday evening.A police spokesman said the attack took place outside Tai Po Market MTR station at around 5.42pm. The victim, aged 19, was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital