US embassy warns Americans of terrorist threat in Cebu, Bohol

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The US Embassy has issued a travel advisory on travel to Cebu and Bohol, which are among the country’s top tourism destinations.

Terrorist groups may attempt kidnapping in Central Visayas, which includes Cebu and Bohol, according to “unsubstantiated yet credible information,” the US Embassy in the Philippines said in a travel advisory posted on its website. “US citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans,…

No classes in Cebu tomorrow, January 17

CLOGGED CATCH BASIN. Members of the Argao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office clear a tree trunk that clogged a catch basin, causing water to overflow and flood the national highway. (Photo from Argao MDRRMO Facebook page)

The Cebu Provincial Government has declared no classes tomorrow, January 17, in both elementary and high school in the entire Cebu province. The suspension is in anticipation of heavy rainfall. Capitol asked private schools to make “precautionary announcement.” Mayor Luigi Quisumbing also announced suspension of classes in elementary and high school in both public and…

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Safety during Sinulog is our priority: Mayor Osmeña

PARKING. Mayor Tomas Osmeña orders guards to reopen the parking area of this establishment. He said such closures are illegal and the city will go after establishments that will padlock their parking areas to make space for dining tables or parties.

Organizers will prioritize safety in today’s Sinulog, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced when he formally opened the Sinulog grand parade after this morning’s mass at the Cebu City Sports Center. Osmeña said that this year, organizers will be extremely strict in enforcing laws and regulations. “We are interested in quality and not quantity,” he…

Melindo wins IBF interim belt in Pinoy Pride 39

ON TARGET. Milan Milendo (right) hits Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. with a left in their 12-round fight (Photo by Albert Flores)

AFTER two failed tries and a disastrous comeback that had him woefully overweight, Milan “El Metodico” Melindo finally captured a world title after beating Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. by unanimous decision for the interim IBF world lightflyweight title at the Cebu Coliseum. Melindo, who lost to Javier Mendoza on May 30, 2015 for the IBF light…

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Accident ends laborer’s dream for family; Karen leaves thousands stranded; Cops vet complaint vs. Ronda VM–Cebu News Digest for October 17, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 17, 2016. Death ends family’s dream The family of the 42-year-old laborer who died when the wall in a construction site collapsed, is mourning the death of the family bread winner. Elvin Bongo died 25 hours after he was rushed to…

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Cop tag Ronda VM as drug protector; Osmena invites justices to visit landfill; Davide urges DOH to help in fight vs. dengue–Cebu News Digest for October 14, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 14, 2016. Ronda vice mayor tagged as drug lord protector RONDA Vice Mayor John Ungab is in the news again for the wrong reasons, again. Ungab, who figured in a highly-publicized marital spat that resulted to his wife banging the car…

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Pag-asa warns Cebu of more flooding until March; CA urges Cebu City officials to talk over Inayawan issue; Survey shows rampant corruption–Cebu News Digest for October 13, 2016.

ACT NOW. Floods hit downtown Cebu again after a heavy rainfall. Pagasa Mactan is urging LGUs to implement drainage projects because Cebu will experience abnormal rainfall until March.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 13, 2016. Pag-asa warns LGUs, act now vs floods PAG-ASA Mactan officer-in-charge Engr. Alfredo Quiblat is urging LGUs to fast-track their drainage projects as more rains–like the ones that induced flooding in recent days–are expected for the next few months. Heavy rainfall…

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CHR 7 defends Duterte from ‘serial killer’ tag; boy’s family says cops planted gun; Tomas blames Pesquera for P57 million fine–Cebu News Digest for October 11, 2016.

UNFAIR. The Commission on Human Rights 7 says it is unfair and premature for a French newspaper to pin the extra judicial killings on Duterte.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 16, 2016. CHR defends President Duterte; no evidence yet to link president to EJK The Commission on Human Rights, the favorite target of President Rodrigo Duterte and his die-hard supporters, defended the president against the serial killer tag by a French Newspaper.…

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Cebu traffic is bad, but not that bad; Teen injured in police shootout; Tom blocks SRP plan–Cebu News Digest for October 10, 2016.

WHAT IN A WORD. Business leaders say reports of Cebu having a traffic crisis may lead to loss of investments.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 10, 2016. Traffic problem yes, but no traffic crisis BUSINESS leaders in Cebu support multi-sectoral solutions to the traffic situation in Metro Cebu but cautioned government against calling it a “traffic crisis” as it could lead to a loss of potential…

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Cebu province declares dengue outbreak; Ex-policeman links de Lima to Jaguar; member sues charity group over P7 million–Cebu News Digest for October 7, 2016.

ABNORMAL. The Provincial Health Office cited an abnormal increase in the number of dengue cases in the province in declaring an outbreak.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 7, 2016. Provincial health official cites abnormal increase in declaring outbreak AN increase of almost 140 percent in Dengue cases has led the Cebu Provincial Health Office to declare a dengue outbreak. Last year, Cebu had 2,834 cases from January to…

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Cebu City to punish trash violators; Tomas turns down teachers’ allowance on Teachers’ Day; Davide urges CPPO director to stop EJKs–Cebu News Digest for October 6, 2016.

FINE. Aside from those who throw garbage indiscriminately, Cebu City will also punish those who fail to segregate trash. (Photo from Nimrod Quinones' Facebook page)

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 6, 2016. Cebu City warns residents: Segregate or else The Department of Public Services has started imposing penalties on people who don’t abide by Cebu City’so ordinance on the segregation of garbage. First-time violators have seven days to pay a compromise…

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Alcoy mayor suspended over P21,000; Osmena dares landfill owner to sue City Hall; Councilors want cash aid distribution probed–Cebu News Digest

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 5, 2016. Ombudsman clears Rama, suspends Alcoy mayor over cash advance BELEAGUERED former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama got a break after the Ombudsman cleared him and two other officials over an allegedly illegal protest held in City Hall last year.…

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Viral post leads to DPWH action; BF of slain woman linked to 2 drug lords seek protection; Lastimosa seeks reversal of libel conviction–Cebu News Digest for October 3, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 3, 2016. DPWH inspects SRP viaduct after FB photo goes viral DPWH began working on the viaduct “gaps” after a Facebook post by a citizen went viral. DPWH 7 director Ador Canlas told Sun.Star Cebu that he had the gap investigated…

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3-year-old dies in fire a week before birthday; Private schools to lose P150B due to K12; Free coffee samples down 29 students–Cebu News Roundup for September 29, 2016.

DEADLY. The bodies of the two children were found pinned under GI sheets. (Photo from CCTN Facebook page)

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 29, 2016. 3-month-old, 3-year-old perish in noon blaze Kimberly Llorga, 27, left for work so she could save for her son’s birthday on Oct. 5, but there won’t be any celebration as three-year-old Terrence John and three-month-old Bryle Cedric were trapped…

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Cebu makes it to list of world’s best tourist sites; Accused cops face hearing; 4 docs face charges for infant’s death–Cebu News Digest for September 28, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 28, 2016. Cebu river in one of world’s best FINALLY, some good news for Cebu. Aloguinsan was included as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations, the only entry from the Philippines. The endorsement was given by Green Destination,…

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Gunmen kill 2 in Cebu; After death of cousin, Yawa’s younger brother surrender to cops; Fire hits Cebu Pacific plane–Cebu News Digest for September 27, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 27, 2016 ‘He only went down to pick up his shirt’ Three more men were killed by unidentified gun men in Cebu, including one who only went down to the street to pick up a shirt. The two killed were a…

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Drug lord tags Derilo, Ylanan as protectors; CPPO reports 10 percent drop in crime; accident kills 1 in Toledo City–Cebu News Digest for September 26, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 26, 2016. Sabalones name 2 former Cebu City police officers, ex Carcar police chief as protectors A self-confessed drug lord who surrendered to police after getting tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte has named two former Cebu-based high-ranking police officials among his…

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3 peopled killed daily in Region 7 since July 1; Pushers getting tech-savvy; Workers in non-BOPK allied barangays fail to get paid–Cebu News Digest for September 23, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 23, 2016. Region 7 kill toll hits 232 since July 1, almost 3 per day PRO 7 reported 232 deaths since July 1, or a day after President Rodrigo Duterte took office. Of the 232, more than half of the deaths…

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Flush out trolls; Governor urges residents to help fight against mosquitoes; MCDB wants school for traffic cops–Cebu News Digest for September 22, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 22, 2016. Flush out trolls In a forum on How to deal with online trolls, one of the activities of the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration, a speaker said dealing with vicious comments by online trolls is a key challenge for…

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