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Lahug’s all male choir makes it to finals

January 7, 2013

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An all male choral group called the “Cebu Male Singers” of St. Therese Parish from Lahug, Cebu City is one of the top 5 groups in the first Sinulog Choral Elimination at the Plaza Sugbu last Saturday. “Our group was created to have a common goal to sing, to promote different genres of songs, and […]

Man accused of raping daughter

December 17, 2012

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A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter in barangay Bago, Asturias town, western Cebu. The father was drunk when the alleged abuse took place inside their house around 4 a.m. last Saturday, PO2 Cesar Climaco of Asturias police said. Police said the victim was sleeping with her siblings in their room […]

Private sector to help build Mandaue children’s center

December 17, 2012

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SITE development of Children’s Center of Mandaue City dubbed Home of Positive Encouragement was already done. The 1.2-hectare lot now has access roads and depressed portions now filled. The Home of Positive Encouragement (HOPE), a P100-million facility in sitio Dungguan in barangay Basak is set to be finished in 2016. The first phase which is […]

Aquino certifies RH bill ‘urgent’

December 15, 2012

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MANILA—President Aquino certified as urgent the reproductive health (RH) bill, after it passed on second reading at the House of Representatives despite a spirited opposition mounted by the influential Catholic Church. The President’s move signals the formal shift of the battle over the RH bill to the Senate, which was still stuck in the period […]

‘Pablo’ victims badly need food

December 13, 2012

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Scenes of sick children and adults in search for food or their missing family members greeted an official of the Cebu City government who went to Compostela Valley last week to assess what help is needed for the victims of typhoon Pablo. Food and water were scarce or unfit for human consumption, said Alvin Santillana, […]

Graveyard cleaners get second Jollibee treat this time it’s a party

December 3, 2012

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THE Ewican family of Consolacion town experienced another Jollibee party courtesy of a senior citizen from Mandaue – this time with party hats, balloons, and a cake. Tessie Vasquez told Cebu Daily News during the lunch at Jollibee Fooda, Consolacion that she responded to the article “Dreaming of Jollibee” that was published on Nov. 2. […]

Cervical cancer vaccine too expensive for the poor

November 26, 2012

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ONCE it’s made affordable to indigent women, a mother of three children from barangay Casili, Mandaue City wants to avail of cervical cancer vaccine to keep her health in check. Jeilla Murcilla, a 29-year-old housewife, was cuddling her three year old child while attending the program of Mandaue Women’s Summit held in Mandaue City Sports […]

School children deserve a bridge

November 25, 2012

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To get to school, children of barangay Bonbon and Buot Taup in the uplands of Cebu City get their feet wet. They roll up their pants when the river rises or slosh through ankle deep water when the weather is good. Crossing the river on foot or taking a raft for P10 per person are […]

Crackdown on street, passenger jeepney carolers

November 13, 2012

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THE anti-mendicancy task force vowed to go after carolers on board jeepneys to enforce a Cebu City ordinance prohibiting caroling on the streets. “But we’ll only catch minors. Those over 18 with tattoos – we’re afraid of them. We’ll have to ask for police assistance,” said Betty Ganub, head of the anti-mendicancy task force. Ganub […]

Children’s dream of Jollibee fulfilled

November 6, 2012

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Five children who cleaned tombs in Consolacion town to earn P5 per job to contribute to their daily meals of rice, water and ginamos (fish paste), got their wish – a family meal in Jollibee. They didn’t spend their hard earned coins. An SM Cebu mall official read the story in Cebu Daily News about […]