2 USC law grads in top 10; Martinez questions Salimbangon’s SALN; Talisay City candidate nabbed for large-scale illegal recruiting–Cebu News Digest for May 4, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 4, 2016.

BEST IN 66 YEARS. Athena Plaza's second place finish in the bar is USC's best performance since Pablo Garcia finished third in 1951. (Photo from Athena Plaza's FB account.)
BEST IN 66 YEARS. Athena Plaza’s second place finish in the bar is USC’s best performance since Pablo Garcia finished third in 1951. (Photo from Athena Plaza’s FB account.)

 

USC grads make top 10 in Bar Exams

TWO graduates of the University of San Carlos law school made the top 10 of the bar exams. Athena Plaza placed second with 87.25 percent, the highest-ranking USC law graduate since Pablo Garcia finished third in 1951 with 91.5 percent. Jecca Jacildo scored 85.85 percent for the no. 8 spot. Plaza is also a summa cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

I am so thankful to the lord that He granted my prayers. I hope this owuld inspire more students, especially in what some have called ‘provincial schools,’ to aim for the highest position. I hope that in the near future, a Carolinian would top the Bar. Athena Plaza.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Bar top-notcher deactived FB account while waiting for results.

Cebu Daily News: Bar results catch USC student by surprise.

Rival questions Salimbangon’s net worth

Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr. said the huge increase in the net worth of Cebu 4th district Rep. Benhur Salimbangon is questionable. Martinez said Salimbangon only had P3.4 million in 1991 but declared a net worth of P49.2 million in 2014.
Salimbangon said when he left politics in 1991, he focused on their family-owned real estate business and denied any wrongdoing.

This huge increase in his wealth requires an explanation, and as a public officer, he is under legal and moral obligation to explain how he was ble to amass such huge wealth while most of his constituents in the fourth district of Cebu plunged into a mere hand-to-mouth existence since he entered office as congressman. Celestino Martinez Jr.

I don’t think I need to explain what my business is. Everything is legitimate. What’s important is that I did not lie in my SALN. I divulged everything. How about Martinez? Rep. Benhur Salimbangon.

Read:Cebu Daily News: Martinez questions Salimbangons wealth.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Rivals throw barbs over SALN.

JVR ally arrested for illegal recruitment

A candidate for Talisay City council under the banner of Mayor Johnny Delos Reyes was arrested for illegal recruitment. Police arrested Ma. Ludina Cania Ceniza for large-scale illegal recruitment, a non-bailable offense, after their rally in San Isidro Talisay.

It’s very suspicious. That warrant has been dormant, why is it being revived now that the elections are close? Mayor Johnny delos Reyes.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Talisay city council bet nabbed for illegal recruitment.

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall says teachers’ election pay will be delayed

» Sun.Star Cebu: Comelec officer urges voters to know precinct number before voting

» Sun.Star Cebu: Liloan VM candidate accused of evading taxes

» Sun.Star Cebu: 18 barangay officials face charges for receiving Capitol funds

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cop linked to strafing incident against Team Rama candidate

» Cebu Daily News: Lighted candles cause fire in San Fernando church

» Cebu Daily News: With 25.97M in SALN, Archival still richest Cebu City councilor

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Advocate urges new admin to review tourism performance

» Sun.Star Cebu: Oro-based coop to venture into property development

» The Freeman: Contractor starts processing permit for 3rd Cebu-Cordova bridge

» The Freeman: Bank deposits in Cebu increases by 15 percent to P425.7 billion

» Cebu Daily News: PLDT reports drop in profit

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: 5 Cebuanos invited to PHU14 camp

» Cebu Daily News: Mom achieves perfect home-sport balance

 

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