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Gwen pitches brother’s bid in CICC assembly

December 12, 2012

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YESTERDAY’S general assembly of mayors, vice mayors and barangay captains at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) served as a “passing of the torch” by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to her younger brother, Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district. In her speech, she recalled her first term as governor in 2004 and thanked […]

Army soldier caught with guns at Pier 1

December 11, 2012

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A Philippine Army soldier was arreste d l a s t Sunday night at Cebu City’s Pier One for trying to ship several illegal firearms to Mindanao. Cpl. Richard Francilizo, 37, assigned in Panay Island was arrested after Cebu port security guards, discovered the guns, sought police assistance. Six .45 pistols and a .357 revolver […]

Mandaue needs 205 teachers to man precincts

December 10, 2012

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THE Commission on Election (Comelec) in Mandaue City is asking for 205 teachers to man the voting centers in the city during the 2013 elections. The teachers would serve as Board of Election Inspectors in the city’s precincts in voting centers set up in 26 schools in Mandaue City. Mandaue Election Officer lawyer Anna Fleur […]

Young calls Rama ‘incorrigible liar’ over face on envelope issue

December 10, 2012

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CEBU City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young yesterday called Mayor Michael Rama an “incorrigible liar” for having his face imprinted in the envelopes containing the cash gifts of the senior citizens. Young said this was a sign that the mayor couldn’t be trusted. When asked what actions he would take against Rama, Young said he […]

Political color at Pacman telecast

December 10, 2012

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  YESTERDAY’S live telecast of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight in Cebu City gave contending local parties a chance to campaign among residents ahead of next year’s elections. A free live showing in barangay Tinago hall was sponsored by Team Rama which hung their tarpaulins all over the place. One of Team Rama’s council candidates Bobbi Kintanar […]

Capitol raises allowance of barangay volunteers

November 28, 2012

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ALL 11,355 barangay volunteers in the Cebu province each received a P2,400 allowance from the provincial government during their general assembly at the Cebu International Convention Center yesterday. The amount is P900 higher than last year’s allowance. A total of 200 retired barangay volunteers were give P10,000 each as a token of appreciation for their […]

Brgy captains to sue Rama for ‘unauthorized’ fund use

November 27, 2012

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The Association of Barangay Councils of Cebu City wants Mayor Michael Rama investigated for the “unauthorized” use of their share of P5 million in financial assistance from City Hall. ABC president Michael Ralota said he found out last week that only P500,000 of their P5 million assistance was left after the mayor had the remaining […]

Comelec Cebu’s 4th district needs special attention

November 26, 2012

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) won’t place Bogo City and the rest of the towns in Cebu’s 4th district under its control for now. Comelec Provincial Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano told Cebu Daily News last Friday that placing an area under Comelec control is considered a last resort. “It is the Comelec en banc who […]

Kin of Ampatuan victims decry slow justice

November 23, 2012

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DAVAO CITY — Myrna Reblando, widow of slain journalist Alejandro “Bong” Reblando, said three years have passed since the Maguindanao massacre but their seven children are still grieving and in pain. “This is still one of the things that we are trying to struggle out of everyday,” Reblando said in a recorded video message sent via […]

Ballot key in drive vs dynasties says Pimentel

November 23, 2012

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Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday said it is important to stop political dynasties from dominating the country. But since no law has been passed by Congress to flesh out the 1987 Constitutional prohibition against political dynasties, it’s up to voters to decide through the ballot whether to allow dynasties or not. Pimentel yesterday spoke […]