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NBI seizes P350-T fake cash bills

November 21, 2012

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About P350,000 worth of fake dollar and peso bills were seized by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas in a sting operation done at a meat shop in barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City at past 4 p.m yesterday. The suspect identified as Richard Uy, a resident of the area, was arrested after […]

Del Mar told: Flyovers will not solve jams

November 21, 2012

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THERE are cheaper and better ways to solve traffic congestion than building flyovers. Former transportation undersecretary Aristotle Batuhan made this statement as he said that traffic management is not just an engineering concern that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) should address on its own. “I am not really opposed to having flyovers, […]

Gubernatorial candidate wants more cockfights

November 21, 2012

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IF elected this gubernatorial candidate wants to improve existing cockpits and develop some more around the province of Cebu. “Dili angay ikauwaw nako nga mosulti nga palambuon ang sabung o mga buwangan kay kini tradisyon sa mga Pilipino, dili na ta Pilipino og ato ning tangtangon,” said Boyet Cortes. (I’m not ashamed of this plan. […]

Tomas Osmeña back from US trip: I’m cancer-free

November 15, 2012

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The Cebu City congressman was all smiles yesterday when he met supporters in a homecoming event at the Mariner’s Court at the ALU compound in pier 1. “My oncologist told me that I am still free of cancer,” said Rep. Tomas Osmeña about the results of his medical checkup in Texas. About 40 people, including […]

Unpaid fiscals, P8M power bill for Cebu City

November 14, 2012

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ASIDE from unpaid power bills and a low fuel supply, Cebu City Hall has to scrounge for additional funds to pay for allowances of Cebu City prosecutors. City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete said the allowances were suspended last June because there was no mor fund to support the increased stipend re granted by the mayor […]

Roxas’ comments on local politics ‘leaves bad taste in the mouth’ – Rama

November 13, 2012

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CEBU CITY Mayor Michael Rama said he no longer wants to dwell on why the Liberal Party junked him and endorsed Rep. Tomas Osmeña for the city mayorship. “I no longer find it necessary to answer that issue. I am already comfortable where I am,” Rama said. Last Friday, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar […]

Opinion: Flyover frenzy, Election episode

November 12, 2012

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Window by Malou Guanzon-Apalisok The construction of two flyover projects in Cebu City proposed by Cebu north district Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar will push through. The pronouncement of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas must have hit multi- sectoral groups opposed to the plan like a thunderbolt because after it got stuck in […]

More consultations will be done, Raul del Mar assures Kasambagan flyover critics

November 12, 2012

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Raul del Mar, who’s gunning for reelection in Congress, is a patient man when it comes to his stalled flyover projects in Cebu City. He said he could “wait” for flyovers to be built after the May 2013 elections. “We are just waiting for DPWH (the Department of Public Works and Highways) to implement it. […]

Budget body readies review on 2013 budget

November 12, 2012

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The Cebu City Council’s budget committee began its review of the proposed 2013 budget amounting to P6.7 billion along with a proposed supplemental budget. Councilor Noel Wenceslao, acting budget committee chairman, said they decided to tackle the two proposals at the same time to prevent a re-enactment of the P5.4 billion 2012 budget next year. […]

Roxas: It’s LP Cebu bets all the way

November 11, 2012

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“Nobody, nobody, nobody but Junjun Davide and Agnes Magpale,” said Liberal Party chairman Mar Roxas on Friday. He also said the party’s support for Rep. Tomas Osmeña as mayoral candidate in Cebu City was clear. Roxas, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, said President Aquino would come to Cebu to campaign for these candidates. […]