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THE K-pop artists who will hold a concert in Lapu-Lapu City received a warm welcome from their Cebuano fans upon their arrival at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Wednesday, December 7, 2022.This was according to Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Public Affairs Office head Mary Ann Dimabayao on Thursday, December 8.Dimabayao told SunStar Cebu that she was impressed with the cooperation and discipline of the fans as they kept their composure when K-pop artists Chen and Xium
A POLICEMAN who was shot while trying to break up a fight in Purok Tambis, Barangay Lawis, San Remigio town, northern Cebu, has expired in a private hospital in Cebu City on Wednesday at 1:22 p.m.. December 7, after several days of fighting for his life. Staff Sergeant Jade Carabuena, a 38-year-old resident of the area, was responding to a trouble between his neighbors that erupted at a disco party just across his house on Sunday dawn, December 4, 2022, when he was shot in the head. The bullet a
A POLICEMAN who was shot while trying to break up a fight in Purok Tambis, Barangay Lawis, San Remigio town, northern Cebu, has expired in a private hospital in Cebu City on Wednesday morning. December 7, after several days of fighting for his life.Staff Sergeant Jade Carabuena, a 38-year-old resident of the area, succumbed to a gunshot wound at the back of his head.Police Colonel Rommel Ochave, chief of the Cebu Police Provincial Office, said they already filed a case of frustrated murder on Tu
A VENDOR died while 10 others were injured when the bus they were riding crashed into a hill in Bilar, Bohol Province on Thursday morning, December 8, 2022.The victim was identified as 69-year-old Erlinda Anob, who was on her way to Tagbilaran City to sell pork rinds, banana chips and fish crackers.She suffered multiple fractures as a result of the impact.Police have yet to get the names of the 10 who were hurt as they were rushed to different hospitals.According to Staff Sergeant Mark Cabusao,
A TOTAL of 154 casual employees of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) will be unemployed by January 1, 2023.CCTO head Raquel Arce told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, that the CCTO’s personnel services allocation has already breached the limit set by the Department of Budget and Management.Currently, there are 554 casual employees under CCTO and most of them are deployed to the field for traffic duties.Because of this, Arce said the CCTO will have fewer manpower on the road
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WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental super featherweight king Virgel Vitor is looking for an impressive win in his first title defense against challenger Dong Kwan Lee on Dec. 8 at the Calape Coliseum in Calape, Bohol.“I’m excited because this is my first title defense. Whatever he brings to this fight, I’ll do it better,” Vitor said. “There’s a huge possibility of a knockout because I’m really aiming for an impressive win. But I won’t take him lightly.”The 25-year-old Vitor is on a six-figh
The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars pulled off an incredible 80-78 win over the top-seeded University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers on Thursday evening to send their Final Four showdown to a rubbermatch in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) Season 22 collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.USJ-R was down by as much as 11, 55-66, in the fourth period but pulled to within one, 75-76, after a layup by veteran forward Elmer Echavez with two minutes
PROVINCIAL Election Supervisor (PES) Lionel Marco Castillano has been appointed as the acting regional director of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Central Visayas office.Castillano replaced lawyer Rafael Olaño.Castillano promised on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that with his new appointment, he can now bring their services closer to the people.From Dec. 12 until Jan. 31, 2023, election officers will be conducting a voter’s education apart from the satellite registration as part of their prepar
THE implementation of local ordinances in Lapu-Lapu City is seen to have contributed to the prevention of crimes in the city.This was what Police Colonel Elmer Lim, director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), said as he noted their one week accomplishments in terms of the implementation of city ordinances.LCPO’s records showed that around 1,079 individuals have violated different local ordinances in the city from November 28 to December 4, 2022.Of the number, 762 were issued citation ti
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
SOME vendors have been moved back 1.5 meters from the sidewalk along the stretch of barangays Tabunok and Bulacao on Tuesday, December 6, to give more space to pedestrians and to ease the traffic congestion in the area.Around 50 vendors would be affected by the order of the City Government which is in preparation for the influx of passengers this holiday season.Jonathan Tumulak, chief of City of Talisay-Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-Toda), said people had to walk along the roa
THE legislative and executive departments of the Cebu City Government will hold a bicameral conference to achieve a common ground on the proposed tax increase and P50-billion budget for 2023. Councilor Noel Wenceslao told SunStar Cebu on Thursday, December 8, 2022, that the meeting between the two branches hopes to yield a united direction amid the council’s ongoing public hearing for the tax code revision and next year’s funds. Wenceslao, who chairs the committee on budget and finance, said the
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu City is ready for the upcoming registration of new voters, which will start on December 12, 2022, and end on January 31, 2023.That way they can vote during the Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections on October 30, according to lawyer Marchel Sarno, north district election officer.Sarno said those who are 15 years old and above can register.He said they must present their identification card, birth certificate and barangay certificate when doing so.
THIRTEEN government agencies and nongovernment organizations signed a memorandum of agreement on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, as part of the Provincial Government’s fight against illegal drugs, criminality and terrorism throughout Cebu.They included the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Central Visayas (PDEA 7), National Bureau of Investigation, Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Central Visayas, Mactan-Ce
THE expansion of renewable power generation picked up sharply in 2022 and within three years it could pass coal as the top source of electricity, the International Energy Agency said in a new report published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.The Paris-based agency said the global energy crisis stoked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered an unprecedented surge in renewables as countries look to wind and solar power to bolster their energy security.More than 90 percent of global electricity expansio
Lawmakers from the House of Representatives who authored the proposed P275-billion Maharlika Wealth Fund have changed tune—they have decided to remove the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as funding sources in the bill.This came after the bill attracted criticisms, specifically from SSS and GSIS pensioners who said they were not consulted.Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo, one of the bill’s authors, said on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 that they decided to ame
Patrolman Horton Ansa Sr. refused to believe his colleagues’ insistence that his son shot back at authorities after being held at a checkpoint.
THE Lapu-Lapu City resident who placed first in the December 2022 Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination will soon receive P100,000 from the City Government.“Usa ka Oponganon ang malampusong nakab-ot ang pinakataas nga puntos sa bag-o lang gipahigayon nga December 2022 Occupational Therapist Licensure Exam (OTLE). Siya si Lindy Zalan Jimenez Aviles, 22 anyos, ug lumad nga taga-Lapu-Lapu nga mi-graduate isip cum laude sa Velez College,” said Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan in a Facebook po
THE JE Hydro and Bio-Energy Corporation has completed the P1.2-billion Lusaran Bulk Water Project that can deliver 20 million liters of water daily to the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD).Officials of JE Hyrdo, MCWD and invited guests attended the formal inauguration and blessing of the water treatment plant in the mountain barangay of Lusaran, Cebu City, which is the source of the water, on Thursday, December 8, 2022.Jose Daluz III, chairman of the board of directors of MCWD, thanked JE