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Comelec initiates investigation on ‘faulty’ vote counting machines

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has initiated the conduct of a probe into defective vote counting machines (VCMs) following the May 9 national and local elections and even before President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement.“Even before the pronouncement of the President, we already initiated the investigation of the VCMs. In fact, the national tech support center was […]

What a priest told Bongbong Marcos

ON OCT. 22, 2021, a picture of then presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos being anointed by a well-known priest in Cebu went viral on social media.Msgr. Roberto Alesna, parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish in Talisay City, received heavy criticism for the act from people he knew and didn’t know, […]

Yee wins sprint finish, 5K crown

FRANKLIN Ferdie Yee edged out Mark Mahinay in a dashing neck-to-neck finish in the 2022 Cebu City Summer Run at the Cebu City Sports Center on Sunday, May 15, 2022.Yee crossed the finish line in 16 minutes and 39 seconds, just a step ahead of Mahinay to win the men’s 5-kilometer crown in a thrilling […]

Two men caught for stealing telco wire

TWO men were arrested for allegedly stealing the cable wire of a telecommunications company in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Calajoan in Minglanilla town, Cebu on Sunday morning, May 15, 2022.Minglanilla police chief Maj. William Homoc identified the suspects as Jovel Laila Codera, who is 21 and a resident of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, and Jesthier Anog […]

Police nabs 2 pushers, seizes P800K shabu

OVER P800,000 worth of illegal drugs was seized during anti-narcotics operations in Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday, May 14, 2022.At 12:48 a.m., e-bike driver Junjie Labuca Cabuenas, 26, yielded 80 grams of shabu in Barangay Cansojong. The contraband’s value was pegged at P544,000.Talisay police chief Lt. Col. Randy Caballes said Cabuenas had been included in […]

Late Santander VM’s daughter makes substitution, wins as new town VM

THE daughter of the late Santander Vice Mayor Marilyn “Bebe” Wenceslao was able to substitute her just before the May 9, 2022 elections in the town.Lawyer Honorito Flores, Santander town’s election supervisor, and Wenceslao’s son, town councilor-elect Wilson Wenceslao, confirmed to SunStar Cebu the late vice mayor’s daughter, Julie, was able to substitute her just […]

Topnotcher follows older brother’s footsteps

MATHEMATICS will always be a difficult subject if you ask any student.But for Angelo Hinayas Sigue, a graduate of the Cebu Technological University (CTU), his fear of the subject didn’t stop him from claiming success during the recently concluded May 2022 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination.Sigue, who hails from Lapu-Lapu City, ranked sixth in the exams […]

PH bags 6 more gold medals in SEA Games

THE Philippines had a very productive weekend in the 31st Southeast Asian Games after grabbing its seventh gold medal on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Vietnam.The Philippines’ sixth and seventh gold medals came from the Triathlon event at the Sunset Bay in Tuan Chau.Fernando Casares bagged the gold medal in the Men’s Individual event. Casares […]

6 things Lapu mayor will do in first 100 days

Chan and the rest of the candidates of Team Ahong-Team Libre won decisively in the May 9, 2022 elections, completely shutting out their opponents from Team Deretso led by Rep. Paz Radaza, who had challenged Chan for the mayorship.Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy was reelected, First Lady Ma. Cynthia “Cindi” King-Chan was elected Lapu-Lapu City […]

Frasco: Sara will bring solution-oriented leadership to DepEd

OUTGOING Davao City Mayor and presumptive vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio is “more than qualified” to assume the post of Department of Education (DepEd) secretary.This was what Liloan, Cebu Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco said in response to the comment of Sen. Risa Hontiveros that DepEd should be led by an “education expert.”“Vice President-elect Sara Duterte possesses vast […]

Election Results for Local Positions in Cebu May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections

Governor: Gwendolyn GarciaVice Governor: Hilario Davide III1st district Representative: Rhea Mae GullasProvincial Board Members:Yolanda DaanRaul BacaltosCarcar CityMayor: Mario Patricio “Patrick” BarcenasVice Mayor: Efren QuijanoMinglanillaMayor: Rajiv EnadVice Mayor: Elanito “Lani” PeñaNaga CityMayor: Valdemar ChiongVice Mayor: Virgilio ChiongSan FernandoMayor: Mytha Ann CanoyVice Mayor: Ricci Regen ReluyaSibongaMayor: Lionel BacaltosVice Mayor: Mariano “Dotis” LaudeTalisay CityMayor: Gerald Anthony“Samsam” Gullas Jr.Vice […]

Cabaero: Marcos, not BBM

It was effective as a campaign strategy but now that Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is about to assume the post of President he should be called by his name, not as “BBM.”“BBM” came from “Bongbong Marcos” because these are not his initials from his full name of Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. “Bongbong,” his nickname, sounded childish […]

Lim: Heartbreak

The first time I broke my heart, I was inconsolable. I cried buckets, slept little, was lost and listless for a while. It wasn’t the rejection; it was the betrayal.Many more heartbreaks would come in my life but I would learn through time to forfeit fantasy and reconcile with reality. So, the last heartbreak caused […]