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A COMPANY based in Australia has proposed to the Cebu City Government the construction of a US$1 million modular waste-to-energy (WTE) facility that it claims can clean tons of waste that are still stuck in the closed Inayawan Sanitary Landfill.The NRG Group Australia stated in its unsolicited proposal that it will build the WTE facility at no cost to the City Government, but the project will be carried out through a joint venture agreement (JVA).Anthony Aucone, the company’s executive director,
I write this as a rejoinder to Nini Cabaero’s Sunday column, “Retirees Money,” which talks about the creation of Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) through an act of Congress using, among others, contributions from members of the Government Service Insurance System and Social Security System.Accordingly, a bill is now in the House of Representatives, filed by no less than the Speaker of the House and the presidential son. The bill aims to establish the said fund, which will put the Chief Executive
“... I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36In the gospels, Christ specifies that visiting prisoners is one work of mercy that helps one get admitted into the kingdom of heaven. Judging, however, from the notoriously subhuman conditions in our prisons, taking care of prisoners would look to be the least of predominantly Christian Philippine society’s concerns. Not that it cares for the other works of mercy (clothing the naked, healing the sick, feeding the hungry) either.It is this wr
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama sees the impending acquisition of Filipino billionaire businessman Enrique Razon’s firm of a local waste management company as a positive development in the quest to solve the city’s garbage issue.If ever the Razon group would enter a business deal with the City Government, Rama said in a press conference Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that he would endorse the matter to the City Council for its approval.Prime Integrated Waste Solutions Inc. (Piwsi), a Prime Infra subsidiary,
TRADE Secretary Fred Pascual has signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 11904, otherwise known as the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act (PCIDA).The PCIDA, which lapsed into law on July 28, 2022, mandates the development of a vibrant Philippine creative industries by protecting and strengthening the rights and capacities of creative firms, artists, artisans, creators, creative workers, indigenous cultural communities, creative content providers, and
WORLD—RATED Joey Canoy got a huge boost in his goal for a world title shot after winning the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight strap with a seventh round technical knockout of experienced Japanese Kenichi Horikawa on Dec. 4 at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.The 29-year-old Canoy destroyed Horikawa with a vicious left uppercut to the jaw that knocked him out cold. The referee didn’t bother to count and waved off the fight in the 1:01 mark of the seventh stanza.
PUBLIC schools should not require students to participate in the Sinulog 2023 in exchange for extra grades."We should not because it would be unfair to other learners, especially those who are not Roman Catholics. That would be unfair to them. We do not encourage them to join to have extra grades," Department of Education Central Visayas Director Salustiano Jimenez said in a mix of English and Cebuano.Jimenez, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, said they have no objections to students or teachers joi
NO DRUGS, weapons and gadgets were found during the surprise greyhound inspections conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) at the Cebu City Jail Male dormitory and the Medellin District Jail in Medellin town, northern Cebu on Tuesday dawn, December 6, 2022.Unlike the previous operations where narcotic agents seized contraband, PDEA 7 information officer Leia Alcantara said that in Tuesday’s (December 6), operations they had not confiscated any except for a
THE chief of Talamban Police Station admitted having a hard time resolving the case involving six persons from Ozamis City who went missing on September 26, 2022 after checking in at a motel in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City.Police Major Alvin Llamedo, Talamban police chief, said nobody came to their office yet, including the one who sought the help of Senator Raffy Tulfo, to ask their assistance in locating the missing individuals.The group reportedly went to Cebu City to accompany a patient who
THE National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) has filed charges against a woman who allegedly exposed her four-year-old daughter’s lewd photos to a Norwegian national.The whereabouts of Raquel (real name withheld to protect the dignity of the child) was traced in Barangay Suba, Cebu City after Norwegian national Raymond Harper was arrested by the NBI agents on June 28, 2022 for having several Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM) in his gadgets.Upon inspection, some of the lewd p
AT LEAST three persons of interest in the shooting of a policeman in San Remigio town in northern Cebu were subjected to paraffin testing to determine the presence of gunpowder residue.Police Major Wendell Abellana, chief of San Remegio Police Station, said in an interview with SunStar Cebu that they are now waiting for the result of the test to determine who among them had fired a shot.Abellana said they have also three to five witnesses who could give information on the shooting of 38-year-old
MODERN public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) that have been issued a special permit by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) can travel again.Eduardo Montealto Jr., LTFRB 7 director, said he allowed MPUJs to travel under special permits following the request of local government units (LGUs) due to the increased number of passengers especially this holiday season.“We have sent them all back. Some have returned on Friday, but this is only a special permit, not their route,” sa
A CEBU-BASED businessman has been appointed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the new presidential assistant for the Visayas.Terence Calatrava formally took his oath of office before Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin at Malacañang on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.In a statement sent to SunStar Cebu, Calatrava will serve as head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), representing the President in Western, Central and Eastern Visayas regions, and coordinate
The Cavitex Braves scored a 21-13 win over the Platinum Karaoke to capture the crown in Leg 5 of the PBA 3x3 2nd Conference Season 2 on Sunday at the Robinsons Place Novaliches.The Braves set the tone of the Leg 5 finals early on behind the hot shotmaking of Dominick Fajardo and Chester Saldua, who took turns in giving the team a 10-2 lead four minutes into the match.Platinum never recovered from the slow start as the Braves never let up and coasted to their first championship this conference to
Heads up, stargazers! Get ready to wish on falling stars with two meteor showers this month.
CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will hold a design competition for floating cottages that will be built off the coast of Cordova town on Mactan Island.Garcia has formed a group that will look into the rehabilitation of Cordova waters, as the Province and Cordova Municipal Government prepare for the reopening of the town’s floating cottages to tourists.“I’m going to form this group that will lay down the guidelines because we are going to launch a competition for the design and total masterplan of
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MORE than 100 police personnel and force multipliers will be deployed to 35 Catholic churches in Cebu City to ensure security during the Simbang Gabi, which will start on December 16, 2022.Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said they will intensify the security in the city’s churches, as hundreds of people are expected to flock to these areas for the dawn masses.“We have identified 35 big or major churches dito sa area of responsibility namin, and we wil
NO ILLEGAL drugs, weapons and gadgets were found during separate surprise greyhound inspections conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) at the Cebu City Jail Male dormitory and at the Medellin District Jail in Medellin town, northern Cebu on Tuesday dawn, Dec. 6, 2022.Unlike the previous operations where narcotic agents seized contraband, PDEA 7 information officer Leia Alcantara said during the two operations, they had not confiscated any except for a sma
ALMOST P1 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from a woman during a buy-bust in Barangay San Roque, Cebu City at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.Capt. Joffre Grande of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit in Central Visayas (RPDEU 7) headed the operation that led to the arrest of Cynthia Cutamora, 33, and a certain Roderick Mariquit, 26, of Barangay Pangpang, Barili town, southwest Cebu.Cutamora, who was identified as the subject of the buy-bust, yielded at least 135 grams of suspec