• Investigation Bureau seeks to reverse decision to release suspect in Silawan case
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    Investigation Bureau seeks to reverse decision to release suspect in Silawan case

    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said today that they will file a motion for reconsideration that will seek to reverse prosecutors' decision to release the suspect in the brutal killing of teenager Christine Silawan. In an interview with radio station DZMM this morning, NBI Region 7 Regional

  • Not again!: TV show ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ slammed for blackface in upcoming episode
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    Not again!: TV show ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ slammed for blackface in upcoming episode

    This really isn't a good look. Fresh from backlash from a fat-shaming episode, long-running Filipino drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya (aka Memories or MMK) once again stoked the anger of woke netizens who are calling them out for their use of blackface. It all started yesterday, when actress Maymay

  • Student, 18, arrested in dawn bust, yields shabu worth P6.8M
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    Student, 18, arrested in dawn bust, yields shabu worth P6.8M

    A GRADE 11 student of the Gothong National High School in Cebu City was wounded in a drug bust conducted by the Regional Special Operations Group (Rsog) 7 on B. Aranas Ext. in Barangay San Nicolas Proper

  • Pollution containment stepped up at site of Yancheng chemical factory blast in China
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    Pollution containment stepped up at site of Yancheng chemical factory blast in China

    Pollution containment has been stepped up and rescue operations expanded in response to Thursday’s deadly pesticide plant explosion in the city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province, with officials reporting leakage from chemical storage tanks on site. The blast killed at least 64 people and injured 604 others

  • Murder rap against 17-year-old boy stands: NBI 7
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    Murder rap against 17-year-old boy stands: NBI 7

    FOLLOWING the release of the 17-year-old accused in the murder of Christine Lee Silawan, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 will file a motion for reconsideration on Monday, March 25.In a phone

  • P2P routes ‘won’t affect’ small transport players
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    P2P routes ‘won’t affect’ small transport players

    THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 has clarified that small transport operators who formed cooperatives can still operate within any point of Cebu despite the entry of three

  • Former Chinese, US officials joust over China’s role on the world stage
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    Former Chinese, US officials joust over China’s role on the world stage

    Former officials from China and the United States jousted on Sunday over China’s role on the world stage and how it should get there. Veteran Chinese diplomat Fu Ying said Washington should not dictate what part China played and that the US should accept Beijing taking a more prominent role. Speaking

  • Police in NegOr on full alert
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    Police in NegOr on full alert

    THE police in Negros Oriental will be on full alert starting Monday, March 25, as part of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7’s security preparations for the founding anniversary of the New People’s

  • Survey to determine where dams are needed
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    Survey to determine where dams are needed

    THE Department of Agriculture (DA) 7 has started using a drone to monitor places affected by the weak El Niño and to locate appropriate places for the construction of dams.DA 7 Technical Director Joel

  • Disqualified councilor to challenge decision
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    Disqualified councilor to challenge decision

    THE camp of Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla will ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reverse its decision disqualifying him from the midterm elections in May.Arcilla, who is running for councilor

  • ‘Iconic’ 4th bridge will be called the New Cebu Mactan Bridge
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    ‘Iconic’ 4th bridge will be called the New Cebu Mactan Bridge

    IF PLANS push through, the fourth bridge that will connect Mactan Island and Mandaue City will be a steel box girder type bridge and will be different from the existing bridges in Cebu.The Japan International

  • Man dies after being thrown out of truck in collision with stationary car in Hong Kong
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    Man dies after being thrown out of truck in collision with stationary car in Hong Kong

    A delivery man in the passenger seat of a truck was killed on Sunday morning after he was thrown from the vehicle, which had rammed into a stationary car in the middle of a road in Tai Po. Police said the car was not moving on Tolo Highway because it had run into a kerb near Science Park at about 2.50am

  • Quarry Bay residents in Hong Kong form protest group to resist reported subsidised housing plan on nearby Mount Parker
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    South China Morning Post

    Quarry Bay residents in Hong Kong form protest group to resist reported subsidised housing plan on nearby Mount Parker

    Residents in the Hong Kong Island neighbourhood of Quarry Bay on Sunday formed a concern group to counter a reported government study to build subsidised housing on a two-hectare site at scenic Mount Parker. The group collected about 350 signatures in one week through an online petition to Chief Executive

  • Editorial: Liberating the faith
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    Editorial: Liberating the faith

    BLACK can become white when the pagan is cleansed by the Catholic faith.In stark terms, this was the major insight gleaned from the journals of Catholic missionaries accompanying the French forces colonizing

  • Wenceslao: Imee and irony
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    Wenceslao: Imee and irony

    IMEE Marcos, the daughter of Ferdinand Marcos and who is running for senator in the coming elections in May, is currently on the defensive in social media for her academic record claims. What has become

  • Nalzaro: The “last seen theory”
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    Nalzaro: The “last seen theory”

    IF THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 cannot produce more evidence, especially corroborative statements from supposed witnesses against the 17-year-old they arrested and charged in connection

  • 11 rescued after boat capsizes in Olango Island
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    11 rescued after boat capsizes in Olango Island

    (UPDATED) -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-7 confirmed to SunStar Cebu that the 11 (not 12 as earlier reported) passengers and crew of a fishing banca that capsized in the waters of Olango Island were

  • Couple shot dead in Talisay City
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    Couple shot dead in Talisay City

    A COUPLE was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding gunmen on Rabaya Street, Sitio Matinagdanon, Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City Sunday dawn, March 24.The police are looking in the alleged illegal drug involvement

  • Seares: Remember the Ella Joy murder? Christine case could go same way
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    Seares: Remember the Ella Joy murder? Christine case could go same way

    LOURDES Pardillo, mother of Christine Lee Silawan, was “confused” when last Saturday, March 23, she learned that DSWD, on order of the Lapu-Lapu City prosecutor, released from its custody the teenaged

  • Tell it to SunStar: Free Eugene Garcia
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    Tell it to SunStar: Free Eugene Garcia

    THE Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) denounces the illegal arrest and calls for the immediate release of Eugene Garcia, union president of Pioneer Float Glass Manufacturing Inc. (PFGMI),

  • Ateneo de Manila's Cervini, Eliazo dormers reunite in Bohol
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    Ateneo de Manila's Cervini, Eliazo dormers reunite in Bohol

    IT WAS a family reunion for eagles who had shared a nest at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Cervini and Eliazo residence halls.Last Feb. 22-25, some 70 dormers from Batches 1982 to 1989 converged at

  • USP Batch ‘99 holds reunion
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    USP Batch ‘99 holds reunion

    THE Batch 1999 of the University of Southern Philippines (USP), known as USP99ers, celebrated their homecoming last March 16, exactly the same day of their graduation 20 years ago.The ‘90s-themed event,

  • Not ‘typical foreigners’, says Raffles chairman as Singapore hospital operator bets big on China market
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    South China Morning Post

    Not ‘typical foreigners’, says Raffles chairman as Singapore hospital operator bets big on China market

    Patience is key to international companies cracking China’s health care market, the world’s second-largest, Dr. Loo Choon Yong, chairman of Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group, said on Saturday. Singapore’s largest private medical services operator, Raffles is betting on mainland China to drive growth

  • Kadaugan sa Mactan Eagles Club inducts new officials, members
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    Kadaugan sa Mactan Eagles Club inducts new officials, members

    THE new officials and members of Kadaugan sa Mactan Eagles Club, which is part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles-Philippines, took oath in Lapu-Lapu City last March 16.The group’s national president,

  • Gutsy Madridejos keeps perfect run
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    Sunstar

    Gutsy Madridejos keeps perfect run

    IT WAS a perfect Saturday night for basketball fans in Madridejos, a municipality in Bantayan Island which is more than 150 kilometers away from Cebu City.The Madridejos basketball team beat Tabogon, 102-90,