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May 21, 2009 Major News Stories


Lawak saringan kulang


Pabiling nagkuwang ang mga lawak saringan sa nagkadaiyang mga publikong tunghaan sa dakbayan sa Sugbu alang sa sunod tuig-tingtungha sumala ni City Hall Education Consultant Joy Augustus Young.


Kiha andam na batok Plantation Bay


Giandam na sa kapolisan ang kasong ipasaka batok sa tagdumala sa Plantation Bay Resort and Spa sa barangay Marigondon, dakbayan sa Lapulapu.

SC asked: act on Ecleo case


Imbestigasyon sa paglungag sa eskuylahan


Gipaabot nga makaduso na sa ilang report ang Fact-Finding Committee nga gitukod sa Cebu City Schools Division nga maoy gitahasan sa pag-imbistigar sa paglungag og lawom diha sa Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School.


Towing susihon sa Ombudsman


Mopahigayon og imbestigasyon ang Ombudsman Visayas labot sa gikatahong abuso sa duha ka mga towing services nga gitugotan sa  kagamhanan sa siyudad sa Sugbo alang sa ilang towing operation.

CH creates committee to look into towing


Sale of impounded vehicles approved


The committee on laws of the Cebu City Council yesterday approved the proposal to sell the unclaimed apprehended vehicles now being impounded at the North Reclamation Area.


Baquerfo stays as Tudela mayor


The Commission on Elections en banc upheld an earlier decision of the First Division that supports the legality of Mayor Rogelio Baquerfo's hanging on to his position despite a Regional Trial Court decision that declared his political rival Demetrio Granada as the real victor in May 2007.


City Hall to release bonuses to employees


City Hall employees were all smiles yesterday after the approval of the P40 million allocation for their midyear bonus and half of their "extra" bonus.


Council okays sale of SRP lot to NPC


The City Council yesterday gave its go signal to finalize the sale of a 3,002 square-meter lot at the South Road Properties to the National Power Corporation.


US service men nia sa Cebu


Miabot sa Sugbo ang 533 ka mga U.S servicemen nga nagbase sa Okinawa, Japan alang sa usa ka medical mission ug Balikatan Exercise dinhi sa Sugbo gisugat sila sa mga sakop sa Bureau of Quarantine o BOQ sa Cebu International Port (CIP) kagahapon sa buntag.

US ship in Cebu for naval exercise with local forces; official allays virus fears

Envoy axed over missed Obama photo moment

Philippine Ambassador to Washington Willy Gaa reportedly missed three opportunities to take a photo of President Arroyo with US President Barack Obama...


Man burns own house in Daanbantayan 


A 63-year-old man attempted to commit suicide by burning their house and stabbing himself in barangay Bateria, Daanbantayan town around 3 p.m. last Monday afternoon.


VSMMC hold free check-up for cervical cancer


The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center will hold a free check-up for women this coming Saturday in line with the observance of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month dubbed as "Scarlet May".


Palace unruffled by Erap re-election bid


Minaliit lang ng Malacañang ang mga pahaging ni dating presidente Estrada na balak niya uling kumandidato bilang pangulo. Malalakas daw ang mga pambato ng Malacañang. At, hindi pa tiyak kung puwede pa uling kumandidato ang pangulong napatalsik ng EDSA dos.


Tamano: Villar can take Erap's place


United Opposition spokesman Adel Tamano believes that Senator Manuel Villar is the best candidate for president for the opposition should former president Joseph Estrada decides to forego his plan for the presidency.


Villar: C-5 project passes thru his property


Inamin ni Senador Manny Villar na dumaan nga sa kanyang ari-arian ang C-5 road extension. Ang sabi niya, maliit na bahagi lang naman. Para naman kay Senador Ping Lacson, sapat na ang pag-amin ni Villar para sabihing nakinabang nga ang negosyo niya sa proyektong kinukuwestiyon ngayon sa Senado.



Excess gov't execs cost taxpayers P58M 


The Office of the President has the most number of excess undersecretaries and assistant secretaries The government could save as much as P58 million a year if it would remove all the redundant executives from the bureaucracy, a study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) showed.


Mobile phone sales fall 9.4 percent in 1st Q


The global mobile phone sales fell by 9.4 percent to 269 million units in the first quarter of 2009, the largest recorded decline in the period, said the Gartner institute yesterday, citing French sources.


Indonesian military plane crash kills 98


An Indonesian military transport plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed into homes and erupted in flames on Wednesday, killing at least 98 people, the air force spokesman said.


Egypt:  Post-hajj swine flu quarantine


Egyptians who perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca risk being quarantined upon their return to ensure the country remains free of swine flu, the health minister warned.


Pacquiao to visit Cebu on May 27


Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will visit Cebu City on May 27, a day after the arrival of Mayor Tomas Osmeña.


Katrina: My fight is also for other women


Actress Katrina Halili on Wednesday vowed to face all the humiliations after her sex video with former lover Hayden Kho spread all over the Net and underground markets. Her battle cry: to prevent other women from suffering the same fate.


"Hayden cam" spurs gov't to eye Web porn


The sex video controversy involving actress Katrina Halili and cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho may simply look like a hot affair between two celebrities turned sour. But on Wednesday, the issue opened doors for the government and concerned groups to revive moves to address sexual abuse and the pornography menace swamping the Internet.


OMB chair bares 'distributor' of 'sex video'


Kinilala na ni Optical Media Board chairman Edu Manzano ang nagpakalat ng sex video nina Hayden Kho at Katrina Halili. Pero, hindi lang ang nagpakalat ng sex video ang pwedeng makasuhan kundi pati si Kho.

2 infected with AIDS in city in first quarter


Piolo Pascual, Sid Lucero shine in Cannes


Piolo Pascual at Sid Lucero, dumalo sa Cannes Film Festival.

P. J. O'Rourke  - "Never fight an inanimate object."


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