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Legal aid for Joavan

January 9, 2013

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LEGAL assistance will be provided to Joavan Fernandez, adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez to defend him in criminal charges filed against him and two companions by a sand and gravel operator. Joavan faces charges of carnapping and usurpation of authority filed by hauler Julius Abad. The mayor said Joavan and his companions […]

Joavan plays eco-warden; truck owner to file carnapping raps

January 6, 2013

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Joavan Fernandez is back in the limelight after a businessman complained that the adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez, illegally confiscated his truck loaded with sand for the second time. The apprehension was made Friday evening in barangay Lagtang where the truck was stopped on the road about 6:30 p.m. The driver, Leandro […]

Opinion: A time for healing

December 24, 2012

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Mindfully Greenie by Atty. Golly Ramos   The ongoing drama at the Provincial Capitol unfolded when the defiant Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, true to form, stuck to her guts and disregarded the suspension order from the Office of the President. As a local chief executive, she was expected to set the example and be the […]

Hot lumber falls in Lapu

December 19, 2012

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A ten-wheeler truck loaded with assorted lumber was apprehended by Task Force Kalikasan in Lapu-Lapu City last Monday. The truck driver failed to present a certificate of transport permit for the forest products. Authorities turned over the truck and its load to the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in pier 3. The 16,533 […]

City asked to study privatizing garbage collection system

December 16, 2012

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THE Department of Public Services in Cebu City is asked to study privatizing the garbage collection system so that the city government could reduce its garbage management cost. Councilor Nida Cabrera, the environment committee chairperson, said that privatization might save the city millions that it’s now spending on the acquisition of garbage trucks and gasoline […]

Frat men go nude in UP Oblation Run fun tradition also raises social issues

December 15, 2012

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WEARING nothing but face masks with shades of blue and orange, 49 members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity ran around nude in the campus of the University of the Philippines-Cebu yesterday. The annual Oblation Run, a fraternity tradition, never fails to draw spectators and shrieks from female students. APO members held up placards […]

Turn off generator, hotel told

November 22, 2012

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The Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 23 ordered the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino to switch off one of its power generators whose continued operation endangered the health of residents in nearby areas. RTC branch 23 Judge Generosa Labra issued a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and directed Waterfront Hotel and Casino […]

EMB Naga plant mishandled stockpiling of coal

November 15, 2012

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THE Environment Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) said it noted violations by the Korean Electric Power Corp.-Salcon (Kepco-SPC) plant in the stockpiling of its coal stocks in Naga City. The agency said the coal dust pollution experienced by residents in barangay Colon was a result of “poor management in the unloading of coal deliveries” […]

Police seize truck carrying gravel

November 15, 2012

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POLICE seized a truckload of sand and gravel reportedly hauled from the Mananga watershed in Cebu City. The confiscation was made by the Cebu City Public Safety Company ( CCPSC) in a checkpoint in Transcentral Highway in barangay Busay, Cebu City at 3: 30 a. m. last We dnesday. Police said Mario Callino, the truck […]

Excess coal stocks, wind caused pollution–Kepco

November 14, 2012

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An excess stockpile of coal and strong winds resulted in thick, black coal specks being blown to houses near the coal yard of Kepco-SPC Power Corp. in Naga City. That was the explanation yesterday of the power plant management In a press statement. Victorio Naval, general manager of the Korean Electric Power Co.-Salcon Power Corp. […]