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

December 15, 2012


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


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 […]

CHR 7 probes death of Compostela rape suspect

November 7, 2012


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Centraly Visayas yesterday started investigating the police chief of Compostela town to determine if excessive force was used against a rape suspect last Thursday. Leo Villarino, special investigator of the CHR – 7, said they are looking into complaints from the family of the suspect who claims he […]

‘No to (new) Ivory’

September 27, 2012


by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said the Catholic church supports the ban on ivory  and would cooperate with a government inquiry into the alleged role of Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in the illegal trade. At the same time, he criticized the National Geographic magazine for its October cover story “Ivory Worship”. […]

Media ‘Better irresponsible and noisy than suppressed’

September 20, 2012


Have Filipinos forgotten about the dark era of Martial Law? “There is a great danger that we will forget the horrors and atrocities of martial law,” said lawyer Democrito Barcenas, a former detainee, in yesterday’s forum commemorating the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. Despite the downfall of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 […]

Lapu demolition leaves 70 settlers homeless

May 18, 2012


Barricades set up by residents of sitio St. Joseph of barangay Marigondon in Lapu-Lapu City didn’t stop a demolition crew from tearing down at least 32 houses yesterday morning. Tension was high but the clearing operation, escorted by about 100 shield-bearing anti-riot policemen, went peacefully. “I instructed my men to apply maximum tolerance. They were […]


March 2, 2012


Boy drowns after being chased into the sea by punks     Joshua Veloso was doing well in school. His grade 1 adviser told his mother Alma yesterday that the quiet 7-year-old pupil in Lapu-Lapu City would be promoted to grade 2 in June. Help Joshua study well because he needs more coaching, she was […]

CIDG-7 wants to keep Pajero in murder case

April 8, 2011


Despite a court order, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) refused to release the Pajero owned by kidnap-murder suspect Bella Ruby Santos. Instead, the CIDG-7 filed a motion for reconsideration before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 13 seeking custody of the Pajero bearing suspected tampered plate number LHJ-382. RTC Executive […]