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Most wanted man in CV nabbed

January 8, 2013

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Central Visayas policemen scored last Friday after they caught the No. 1 Most Wanted Person in Region 7 in Lanao del Norte. Fernando “Boy Sanoy” Dorimon, 44, surrendered after PRO- 7 policemen led by Chief Insp. George Ylanan, Regional Special Operations group chief, and Lanao del Norte policemen served Dorimon the warrant of arrest against […]

Tropical depression Auring hits Visayas, Northern Mindanao

January 3, 2013

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A low pressure area spotted over Northern Mindanao has intensified into a tropical depression now named “Auring” by the state weather bureau Pagasa. Sea vessels bound for Bohol in Pier 1, 3 and 4 and ships in Naga City, north of Cebu that were bound for east and south are grounded, said Cebu Coast Guard […]

Low Pressure Area coming in PAR

January 2, 2013

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A low pressure area is coming into the Philippine Area of Responsibility and will possibly turn into a tropical depression which will be named Auring. Oscar Tabada in a radio dyAB interview said that there is a 30 to 50 percent possibility that this LPA would turn to be the first tropical depression in our […]

No typhoon, only rains on Christmas Day: Pagasa

December 23, 2012

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There won’t be any typhoon that would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the holiday season since the low pressure area dissolved, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said. Pagasa Mactan senior weather specialist Al Quiblat said the low pressure area was unable to maintain the temperature of 26 degrees […]

Abellanosa faces graft probe over scholarships

December 14, 2012

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DOES being a city legislator and a school owner pose a conflict of interest for Cebu City Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa? The Ombdusman in the Visayas was asked to investigate Abellanosa because his school, the Asian College of Technology, is the biggest recipient of the city’s scholarship program. A complaint was filed yesterday by Phillip Banguiran, […]

Displaced persons in C. Visayas at 11-T after Pablo

December 6, 2012

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THREE persons were killed in Cebu, part of the six fatalities of typhoon Pablo in Central Visayas. The storm displaced 11,000 individuals in the region, said local officials. “Our overall assessment is while the southern part of Cebu was affected, we didn’t suffer the same fate as the other places,” Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia told […]

Aman scam is ‘biggest’ in PH

November 16, 2012

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The pyramid racket of Aman Futures in the Visayas and Mindanao could be the biggest scam the country has seen so far, bigger than the bank scam perpetrated by the Legacy Group, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said yesterday. About 15,000 investors were duped out of P12 billion, she said. She confirmed that the company’s […]

Over 4,000-T passengers stranded because of ‘Ofel’

October 25, 2012

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Manila—Over 4,000 passengers bound for Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao were stranded at several ports yesterday after the Coast Guard grounded their vessels due to Tropical Storm “Ofel,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said. In its latest advisory issued yesterday noon, the NDRRMC said 1,346 passengers were stranded at the Coast Guard Pier […]

Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact

October 15, 2012

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International peace advocates and Muslim community leaders in Cebu hailed this afternoon’s signing of the preliminary framework agreement between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A member of the International Contact Group assisting the peace process between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said today’s signing of the […]

Storm Lawin dumps heavy rains in E. Visayas

September 23, 2012

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MANILA—Public storm warnings went up in six provinces yesterday as Tropical Storm Lawin slowed and changed its course, affecting large parts of eastern Visayas. Lawin is seen to bring heavy to intense rains, from 10 to 25 mm per hour, across an area within 300 km of its center. Signal No. 2 was up over […]