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Fallen tree ties up traffic on major Cebu provincial artery

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Fallen century-old tree blocks the national road in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu. No one was hurt in the incident Saturday, July 26, 2014. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A century-old tree Acacia fell in the middle of a road that runs through the length of Cebu province on Saturday morning, tying up traffic in Barangay (village) Perrelos on the outskirts of Carcar City, about 40 kilometers south of here.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Two senators of two minds on DAP

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Alan Peter Cayetano and Teofisto Guingona III INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

“Where are the projects purportedly funded through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) for the survivors of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda?’”

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

3 Cebu City dads return calamity funds

THE SAMBOAN church is one of the structures in Cebu province that suffered minor damage following the October quake last year. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Three councilors have returned the P20,000 calamity assistance each of them received from the city government in the wake of public criticisms and a Commission on Audit (COA) report questioning the allocation.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace probes Cebu mayor for giving self quake funds

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama (in sunglasses) plays with children during Good Friday rites in the city this year. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Office of the President is investigating Mayor Michael Rama and 13 other officials for giving themselves and over 4,000 employees calamity funds totaling P84.5 million following two disasters that struck the city last year.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu village folk convert trash into cash

BAGS made from woven tetra packs by the women of Barangay Luz are sold at P150 to P200 each. Doris C. Bongcac/CDN

From old magazines and newspapers into fashion accessories, baskets and even rosary beads.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »