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Mandaue PWDs get cash gift

December 29, 2012

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A blind 7-year-old boy was one of 2,000 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who received a P500 cash incentive from the Mandaue City government. Mayor Jonas Cortes handed out the cash gifts yesterday morning in the Mandaue City Sports Complex. Daniel Go, 7, of sitio Sudlon in barangay Maguikay went to the sports complex to receive […]

Gwen’s ‘lifestyle change’ after nine days in Capitol

December 28, 2012

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IT’S been a ‘major’ lifestyle change for suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, who has been living in her Capitol office for over a week in defiance of an order by the Office of the President to step down for six months. “Never for so long have I been confined in such a small space,” she said. […]

15 injured by firecracker blast

December 27, 2012

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A 13-year-old boy in Talisay City lost three of his fingers when a whistle bomb went off in his hand on Christmas Day. A man walking home in the same barangay of Tabunok, Talisay was hit in the waist by a lighted “kwitis” thrown by a reveler. Both were among 15 persons in Cebu injured […]

44 hurt by firecrackers on Christmas eve – DOH

December 27, 2012

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Manila – Forty-four people were reported to have suffered firecracker-related injuries on Christmas Eve, and the number included a 22-year-old man from Compostella Valley who lost three fingers when he picked up a “Super Lolo,” the Department of Health said on Tuesday. The DOH said 44 fireworks-related injuries were reported as of 6 a.m. on […]

Emotional noche buena for the Garcias

December 27, 2012

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She called it “the most unique Christmas celebration in my entire life.” Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia stuck to her word about not leaving the Capitol, and spent her noche buena with family and supporters in her second floor office. They also celebrated the 31st birthday of her elder daughter and lawyer, Christina, who turned 31 […]

Cebu Gov Garcia spends Christmas at the Capitol

December 26, 2012

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Christmas songs filled the room. Food and wine were served. Children were running around as family members and friends were engaged in conversation. It looked like a typical Filipino Christmas eve celebration but it wasn’t. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her family members spent Christmas inside her office at the capitol as she continued to […]

Have fun Christmas in Olango Island

December 24, 2012

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Do you want to spend Christmas with your family biking, discovering the food and culture of a place, and enjoying nature? Then Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City is the place to go. For a family of bikers, the place is a perfect place to tour even for a day. The island is 25 kilometers from […]

Business still good as Mandaue Plaza spruced up for Christmas

December 24, 2012

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Parking space at daytime, food court at night – the Mandaue City Park is now spruced up for Christmas. As soon as the cars pull out of the park, food vendors – those selling peanuts, tempura, fishball, popcorn, eggs and balut, siomai, sweet corn and that ubiquitous “pongko-pongko” (hanging rice) get ready to cater to […]

Officials talk of peace, giving and missing Christmas lights

December 24, 2012

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  CEBU City south district Rep. Tomas Osmeña may be the family’s cook this Christmas, but political issues cannot seem to escape him as he touched on alleged missing Christmas lights. “Margot, Miguel and I share the hope that our city will be brighter in our hearts even though the P10 million in Christmas lights […]

It’s Christmas at the office for Garcia family

December 24, 2012

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PENDING the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Court of Appeals, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her family will spend Christmas at her Capitol office where she stayed in since Wednesday after being suspended. “Well, I said, I will stay here, so I am still here,” the governor told reporters yesterday. Garcia […]

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