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Gwen LP won’t gain from move vs Soco protest

July 25, 2011

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THE Liberal Party won’t stand to gain in its bid to intervene in the election protest filed by businessman Glenn Anthony Soco against the late Cebu vice gov. Gregorio Sanchez Jr. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, who was Soco’s running mate in the 2010 elections, said that the Liberal Party’s representative, the late vice governor Sanchez […]

‘Arroyo really won in Cebu’ –Provincial Comelec

July 25, 2011

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Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo won the 2004 presidential elections in Cebu fair and square. “You could not do poll fraud” in the province, said Lionel Marco Castillano, provincial supervisor who served as election officer in Daanbantayan in 2004. “You could see that in the voting and in the canvassing of votes in the precinct, all parties were […]

100 DOWN IN ALEGRIA Water supply causes next wave of ‘typhoid’ cases

July 20, 2011

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  Contaminated water supply in a mountain barangay in Alegria town, Cebu, has downed almost 100 persons, many of them children. Dr. Cristina Giango, Cebu provincial health officer, said the cases were “alarming” because of a previous typhoid outbreak in Alegria in December last year. Patients started showing up last week at the town’s Reinheart […]

‘Rich’ Cebu province favors negosyo – critics

July 17, 2011

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Richest and strongest province – from whose point of view? That was the comment of ecology lawyer Gloria Estenzo Ramos on the State of the Province Address (Sopa) of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Friday. She said the accomplishments listed were based on the business sector’s point of view. “There’s nothing new in her Sopa. That’s […]

Mayor Durano eyes recall of Danao vice mayor, dads

July 9, 2011

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Another recall petition will be filed next week with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Danao City. City Attorney Gloria Lastimosa-Dalawampu told reporters she will finalize a recall petition against Vice Mayor Vice Mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III and the city’s councilors on behalf ofMayor Ramon “Boy” Durano Jr. Dalawampu said they will cite as […]

Carcar to ask for P273-M in ‘back IRA’

July 8, 2011

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    After the Supreme Court ruled with finality that Carcar in southern Cebu is a city, Mayor Nicepuro Apura announced that he will write to Budget Secretary Francisco Abad to ask for Internal Revenue Allotments (IRA) dating back to 2007 when Carcar was declared a city. Carcar City has a total “back IRA” of […]

Gwen tells Tom: Don’t interfere; you’re not city mayor anymore

July 8, 2011

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  CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday called on Cebu City South Rep. Tomas Osmeña not to interfere anymore in the 93-1 lot issue. “He shouldn’t interfere in things that don’t involve him. He’s no longer the mayor. These affected settlers are not under his district,” she said in an interview in Carcar City. Garcia said […]

Capitol for Dialogue on Ban-Tal

June 30, 2011

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by Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Cebu Daily News THE Capitol is open to dialogue with the Cebu City Council on abandoning a city ordinance that restricts lands covered by the Friar Lands Act in the Banilad-Talamban area to public use. “The ordinance we are referring to is presuming that lands acquired in the Friar Lands […]

Buyers howl over fake BIR deposit slips used by local assessor; Where did their payments of P3 million go?

June 30, 2011

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by Dale G. Israel, Reporter Cebu Daily News A case of mass swindling was uncovered in Balamban town where individuals in at least 100 transactions had bought land only to find out that fake receipts were issued for their capital gains tax payments. Some victims identified the municipal assessor Tita Yray and two of her […]

NO TRANSFER TO TALISAY MARKET

June 29, 2011

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by Gabriel Bonjoc, Correspondent Cebu Daily News Talisay City vendors opposing their transfer to a new public market in barangay Lagtang won the first round. Their transfer was put on hold after a court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) based on a petition by the vendors association. Talisay City Administrator Ritchel Bacaltos said they […]