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3rd most wanted person accused of rape nabbed in Bogo

THE third most wanted person in Cebu accused of raping a minor was arrested by the operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Cebu City Field Unit at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Barangay Bungtod, Bogo City, northern Cebu. Police identified the suspect as Renz Rogel Jugan Lampitao, 20, single, a […]

Briones: Answer the questions

If the pigs that were supposed to be culled in Carcar City are still alive right now, then the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7 has a lot of explaining to do. You see, if indeed the African swine fever (ASF) was detected among the city’s pig population on March 1, 2023, then all the pigs […]

Cabaero: Your everyday internet user

Almost all of those on the internet in the Philippines are users of social media where they connect with friends and family, read the news, and watch video content. They have more than one mobile connection, and they stay online for nine hours daily. The number of internet users in the Philippines at the start […]

Gwen to gov’t agencies: No Capitol permission, no national projects

GOV. Gwendolyn Garcia has barred all national agencies and offices from planning or implementing projects in the Province of Cebu without first consulting the Provincial Government and obtaining approval from the local legislature. “No national agency and/or office shall plan and implement any project within the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Cebu without prior […]

Central Visayas still without a government-owned cold storage facility

NOT a single government-owned cold storage facility is operating in Central Visayas, which could help address fish spoilage across the country. Only private cold storage facilities are currently operating in the region, according to the list from the Fisheries Inspection and Quarantine Division of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) 7 office. There […]

‘Plastic use still regulated in Consolacion’

A FINE of up to P2,500 or imprisonment still await individuals who violate Consolacion town’s Plastic Regulation Ordinance. The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (Menro) reminded the public in an advisory posted on social media on Friday, March 17, 2023, that the ordinance is still in effect. This, after the Menro apprehended several individuals […]

Quijano: UFC 286: Exciting rubber match

In a previous column, I referred to it as a thing of beauty — that perfectly timed high head kick unleashed by Leon Edwards which separated Kamaru Usman from his senses with the clock ticking down at the final round at UFC 278. Before that, Usman had been winning the fight on the cards until […]

PRO 7 gets new chief

BRIG. Gen. Jerry Fornalez Bearis has been relieved from his post as chief of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) after serving for nearly three months. Camp Crame reassigned Bearis as director of the Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) effective Friday, March 17, 2023. Though the relief […]

Capitol fences off NIA office in Banilad over lot dispute

THREE institutions occupying lots owned by the Cebu Provincial Government on Gov. M. Cuenco Ave. in Banilad, Cebu City agreed to Capitol’s offer of relocation Thursday, but the National Irrigation Administration in Central Visayas (NIA 7), which did not, found its property promptly fenced off by the Capitol on Friday, March 17, 2023. A portion […]

Cebu City still free of ASF

CEBU City is still free from African swine fever (ASF), a veterinary official said days after the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA 7) confirmed that the contagious viral disease in pigs had been detected in other parts of Cebu province aside from Carcar City. Dr. Jessica Maribojoc, head of Cebu City’s Department of […]

Tricycle drivers warned vs. fake matrix

THE Cordova Traffic Management (CTM) has warned tricycle drivers that they will face a penalty of around P500 if they are caught using a fake fare matrix. This after several drivers were caught using “duplicates.” CTM Head Erwin Restauro told SunStar Cebu Friday, March 17, 2023, that they started their operations against the illegal use […]

New restaurant serves Cebuano favorites

Kape Tano is a hard-to-miss Filipino restaurant that serves heirloom recipes located at City Time Square in Mandaue City, Cebu. While the saturated market chooses to distinguish itself with a unique restaurant concept, Kape Tano is a straightforward family eatery in honor of the owner’s father, who is fondly referred to as “Tano.” The restaurant […]

Quibranza: That savory side trip

There are fast food chains that most of us frequent because of their food items, akin to our favorite blankets when we sleep in on lazy days. They are nothing surprising and are everything we expect them to be, and more. There are the sophisticated culinary stopovers that may be intimidating for the uninitiated but […]

Letigio: The POWER of kindness

Recently, I had the privilege to converse with Visayan Electric’s chief operation officer, Raul Lucero, as Aboitiz Power launched its new transformative vision of “empowering the evolution of cities.” One of the most striking statements he told me was how the company has always put the welfare of its consumers at the forefront of its […]