• Power outlook bright ‘til 2019

    Sun Star - Sat, Apr 27, 2013

    POWER demand in the next six years in the Visayas grid will be met by existing and committed projects, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) top official said yesterday.Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, in his presentation during the Visayas Power Summit, said the outlook for both the Luzon and Visayas grids remains positive, and existing and upcoming projects will provide enough to meet the demand until 2019 in the Visayas.For the Visayas grid, committed projects will provide a total of 310 megawatts (mw) from this year until 2017. ... More »Power outlook bright ‘til 2019

  • 8 firms behind rice cargo may be fictitious

    Sun Star - Sat, Apr 27, 2013

    THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is investigating whether the consignees of a P600-million shipment of smuggled rice are fictitious or not, amid speculations the grains were brought in as a political fund-raising activity.Customs Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Danilo Lim said that once the smugglers are identified, all the evidence will be sent to the Run After the Smugglers (RATS) unit, which will work with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in filing criminal charges against them. ... More »8 firms behind rice cargo may be fictitious

  • Talisay approves plan to reopen market

    Sun Star - Sat, Apr 27, 2013

    AFTER spending P167 million to build a new market in Barangay Lagtang, the Talisay City Government is heeding the suggestion of Rep. Eduardo Gullas (Cebu, first district) to convert the facility into a technical-vocational school.Vice Mayor Alan Bucao said the City Council will pass a resolution supporting the recommendation of Gullas and Mayor Socrates Fernandez to reopen the old public market.The resolution, he said, is in response to consultative meetings conducted by Gullas with more than 100 vendors last Wednesday. ... More »Talisay approves plan to reopen market

  • Negros making headways in dairy industry

    Sun Star - Fri, Apr 26, 2013

    NEGROS Occidental is making headways in the dairy industry, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said, adding that the province is now Number 4 in dairy production in the country.The governor said the gains in the local dairy industry, particularly in La Carlota City, is one of the achievements of his Negros First program and leadership, which has been engaged in cattle and livestock dispersal programs. ... More »Negros making headways in dairy industry

  • Teacher hits pupil, 6, for singing in class

    Sun Star - Fri, Apr 26, 2013

    WHEN the teacher heard her pupils singing in her class while she was writing the lesson on the chalkboard, she approached them. She did not praise them. Instead, she pulled their hair.Marietta (real name withheld pending her side) went to six-year-old Dorry (real name withheld), pulled her hair and knocked her head on a chair. She was wounded on her head.“She turned her ire on me even if I was not among those who sang,” the first grader at Singsing Elementary School in Balamban, Cebu said in her affidavit. “I shouted in pain. ... More »Teacher hits pupil, 6, for singing in class

  • Alayon ‘using’ 4Ps for its own means

    Sun Star - Fri, Apr 26, 2013

    SOME beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Talisay City are claiming that the ruling administration is using the program as political leverage for next month’s elections.The Alayon Party allegedly threatened to remove them from the list of registered recipients of the National Government’s conditional cash transfer program if they don’t attend its campaign rallies, said May Martinez.Martinez said she was also caught in political crossfire between the city’s major blocs.More complaintsShe said she became 4Ps local government unit coordinator for Talisay in 2010. ... More »Alayon ‘using’ 4Ps for its own means

  • 2 security agencies face probe over death

    Sun Star - Fri, Apr 26, 2013

    POLICE Regional Office 7 Director Marcelo Garbo Jr. yesterday said they will investigate two security agencies, whose guards were accused of mauling to death a suspected shoplifter inside the Metro Gaisano on Colon St., Cebu City.He ordered Supt. Rex Derilo of the Firearms, Explosives, Security Agencies and Guards Supervisory Section 7 to look into the possible liabilities of Golden Sun Security Agency and Negrense Security Agency in the death of 23-year-old Mario Alfie Ducayag. ... More »2 security agencies face probe over death

  • NDFP deplores Guingona incident

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    The negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and its consultants deplore the incident in which a unit of New People's Army (NPA) ambushed the convoy of Gingoog City Mayor Ruthie de Lara Guingona.The NDFP negotiating panel, through its chairperson Luis Jalandoni, expressed its sympathy for Mayor Guingona and her entire family and wishes her the quickest recovery from her wounds and shock. ... More »NDFP deplores Guingona incident

  • Camiguin's Pedro Romualdo dies

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    FLAGS have been flown at half-mast in Camiguin Island as its congressman and 1971 constitutional convention member Pedro Palarca Romualdo died on Wednesday morning at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City. He was 77 years old.The veteran lawmaker succumbed to pneumonia at 2:35 a.m., Camiguin provincial police commander Senior Superintendent Wilfredo Cayat said.Engineer Felicisimo Garcia of the provincial planning and development office said that the people are mourning for their congressman. ... More »Camiguin's Pedro Romualdo dies

  • NPA renews threats vs multinational corporations

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    ILIGAN CITY -- Communist rebels have renewed threats of punitive strikes on multinational corporations (MNCs) in Mindanao as an expression of their “commitment in defending the environment.”Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Mindanao, said the rebels will be “taking decisive action to thwart the wanton destruction caused by big foreign agribusiness and mining operations.”The NDF is the political front of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). It is engaged in on-and-off peace talks with government for two decades now. ... More »NPA renews threats vs multinational corporations

  • Emano lashes at Moreno

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    REELECTIONIST Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano countered the verbal attacks of his political opponent in his campaign rally in Barangay 26 on Tuesday evening.Emano slammed Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno who is running against him for mayor in the city by calling him a “bakbak” (frog), and “panuway” (devil). ... More »Emano lashes at Moreno

  • Man behind slay of Abra LP leader falls

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The police on Saturday arrested one of the killers of Abra Liberal Party (LP) leader Tirso Talledo leaving three suspects at large.  A manhunt is ongoing in Abra to apprehend the trio responsible for the death of the 30-year-old Talledo.Cordillera Police Chief Benjamin Magalong identified the suspect as Ronnie Cagaid Caray, a resident of Barangay Colabaoan, San Juan.  Caray was arrested in Sitio Calading, Barangay Pacac, Dolores and was found with a .45 caliber shooter pistol with two loaded magazines. ... More »Man behind slay of Abra LP leader falls

  • PCOS machines safely arrive in Cordillera

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    PRECINCT Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the May 13 polls have arrived in provincial warehouses in the Cordillera.Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional director Jose Nick Mendros said some 1,828 PCOS machines have arrived and are currently being placed in various warehouses in six provinces in the region. ... More »PCOS machines safely arrive in Cordillera

  • Foundation opens search for best teachers

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    THE search is now on for the best teachers in the country which is initiated by the Bato Balani Foundation Inc. The foundation launched the “Many Faces of the Teacher” search where the advocacy campaign aims to extol the virtues of teaching by providing role models who can inspire excellence. It recognizes leaders in the teaching profession, examples of true heroes who can be a source of inspiration and knowledge for their fellow teachers and students.Submission of nominees for the search is now open but will be due on April 30 only. The nomination form can be downloaded from www. ... More »Foundation opens search for best teachers

  • No bark beetle outbreak in Baguio’s pines

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    A FORESTRY expert recently averred there has been no outbreak of ips calligraphus or bark beetles that has destroyed several Benguet pine trees.Horacio San Valentin of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)–Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau in University of the Philippines-Los Baños said there is however a “local low-level infestation” particularly in Baguio compared to other areas in Benguet.“These are happening every day and it only becomes a problem when the bark beetle population builds up but it is not the situation here. ... More »No bark beetle outbreak in Baguio’s pines

  • Guv to miners: Be responsible

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Governor Nestor Fongwan is reminding small scale miners (SSM) to be responsible and safe. After two accidents the past week involving pocket miners in Itogon and Mankayan towns Fongwan said safety of miners as well as environment must be practiced.  The governor reiterated the halt in illegal small scale mining activities in the province saying the order has been in place but has not been heeded groups operating underground hoping to skip government regulation and earn easy money. ... More »Guv to miners: Be responsible

  • More than 3,000 PCOS machines for Cebu province arrive

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    MORE than 3,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be used for the May 13 elections arrived in Cebu yesterday.Cebu Provincial Election Supevisor Eddie Aba said the PCOS machines are stored at a 2GO Express warehouse in Mandaue City and guarded by the police.Cebu Provincial Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde said the 3,169 PCOS machines are enough for all clustered precincts in Cebu Province.As this developed, the Provincial Board (PB) asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to teach voters, especially those in far-flung areas in the province, how to use the PCOS machine. ... More »More than 3,000 PCOS machines for Cebu province arrive

  • Pharmacy grad gets medal

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    A SUMMA cum laude graduate from the University of San Carlos was this year’s recipient of the Justice Sotero Cabahug Medal for Academic Excellence.Anne Mae Camingao Sarra, a 20-year-old pharmacy graduate, received the medal during the awarding ceremony at the Mandaue City Sports Complex last Monday night.Sarra described the award as a “priceless distinction of a lifetime.”In an interview, the 70th Cabahug Medalist said the award will encourage her to work harder to achieve her goals.“This title is empty and futile if I do not give it justice. ... More »Pharmacy grad gets medal

  • Doc stands by asphyxia findings

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    DR. NESTOR SATOR, medico legal officer of the PNP Regional Crime Laboratory, stands by his autopsy findings that one man’s death inside the Gaisano Metro was caused by asphyxia.The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) re-autopsied Mario Alfie Ducayag, 23, and found that the latter’s cervical vertebrae were dislocated, which contradicted Sator’s first autopsy report.Sator, in his autopsy, said Ducayag’s death may have been caused by asphyxia due to pulmonary tuberculosis. Asphyxia is the lack of oxygen or excess of carbon dioxide in the body. Sator did not rule out foul play. ... More »Doc stands by asphyxia findings

  • Team Rama denies reports it tweaked survey

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    TEAM Rama yesterday denied planting the survey that was released last Tuesday showing Mayor Michael Rama leading over Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) in the mayoral race for the upcoming May 13 polls.The survey, which was supposedly commissioned by the Liberal Party (LP) and conducted by the University of San Carlos (USC) College of Advance Studies, was said to be released to counter the results of a survey done by the USC Political Science (Polsci) Department. USC, however, has pointed out it does not have a “College of Advanced Studies. ... More »Team Rama denies reports it tweaked survey

  • Reelectionist mayor charged

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has indicted Madridejos Mayor Salvador dela Fuente and his supporters for allegedly intimidating allies of his rival politician prior to the election day in 2010.The Comelec en banc directed its law department to file the case against dela Fuente and his supporters for violating Sec. 261 (e) of the Omnibus Election Code. ... More »Reelectionist mayor charged

  • Councilor wants COA to check P2M uniforms

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    COUNCILOR Margarita Osmeña asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to review a transaction worth P2 million reportedly used to purchase basketball uniforms.Sun.Star Cebu acquired a letter that Osmeña wrote to COA Cebu City State Auditor Cymbeline Celia Uy.Annabeth Cuizon, the councilor's chief of staff, said Osmeña saw basketball uniforms being distributed to the barangays.“It has come to my attention that the Office of the Mayor purchased 5,000 basketball uniforms last year charged against Account 1011-1-765-023,” read Osmeña’s letter. ... More »Councilor wants COA to check P2M uniforms

  • Cargo vans held at port to be opened

    Sun Star - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

    THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu will open today the unclaimed cargo containers that have been held at the Cebu International Port (CIP) for more than 30 days to determine if these contain smuggled rice.Customs Commissioner Rodolfo Biazon earlier said 1,074 cargo containers, believed to contain rice from China, are being held at the Port of Cebu. He said the rice shipment arrived in Cebu between March 22 and April 3. ... More »Cargo vans held at port to be opened

  • ‘Diarrhea’ downs 38 more Palaro delegates

    Sun Star - Wed, Apr 24, 2013

    DUMAGUETE CITY -- Suspected diarrhea once again downed participants of this year’s Palarong Pambansa, this time affecting members of the Cotabato Regional Athletic Association (CRAA).Dr. Sylvia Galang, chief of CRAA’s medical team, said 38 members of the delegation were sick since Tuesday due to suspected diarrhea, adding that the delegates underwent medical treatment for various diarrheal symptoms that include loose bowel movement and severe stomachache. ... More »‘Diarrhea’ downs 38 more Palaro delegates

  • Summit to tackle power issues

    Sun Star - Wed, Apr 24, 2013

    THE high cost of power and other issues affecting the sector will be discussed by energy stakeholders in the Visayas in a summit this Friday.The Visayas Power Summit aims to update participants on the current reforms and future scenario of the power industry, discuss policy issues and concerns on the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) and its implementation, encourage the sharing of ideas related to power issues raised by stakeholders, and gain collective action towards resolving issues affecting them. ... More »Summit to tackle power issues

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