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Survivors: We were lucky it was a holiday

Rescuers try to uncover an unidentified man under slabs of cement in Cebu City, Philippines after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013. At least 20 people were killed on October 15 when the earthquake tore down buildings across three islands that are among the Philippines' most popular tourist attractions, authorities said. AFP PHOTO / Chester Baldicanto

Elsie Ygay thought she would die. Several people fell on top of her while others stepped on her back and left leg.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100 sacks of smuggled rice stolen

Cebu Daily News FILE PHOTO

At least 100 sacks of smuggled rice that had been seized and kept in container vans at the Cebu International Port (CIP) container yard have been lost to pilferage.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

100 sacks of smuggled rice stolen at Cebu port


Around 100 sacks of smuggled rice kept in container vans at the Cebu International Port container yard have been stolen.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor stops submarine tour off Mactan after undersea vessel smashes coral reef

yellow submarine

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza issued on Monday a cease and desist order against the operation of the Yellow Submarine and suspended the business permit of its operator, the Cebu Yellow Submarine Undersea Tour Corp, after its undersea vessel smashed a coral reef off Mactan.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino announces new testing of Metro bus scheme

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After the first experiment was marred by problems, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will again be tested in Metro Manila, according to President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino pours P27B into vote-rich Cebu

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Taking his relentless campaigning for his chosen candidates to opposition-held Cebu, President Benigno Aquino III announced on Friday P27 billion worth of good news for the vote-rich province.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay says Visayas, Mindanao to pull UNA bets up

SENATORIAL candidates of the UNA, like Nancy Binay (right) shown here dancing with comedian Tiya Pusit in a Pampanga rally, are going to get a boost from the Visayas and Mindanao, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Vice President Jejomar Binay said here that vote-rich areas in the Visayas and Mindanao will prove surveys wrong in their projection that only up to five candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will make it to the so-called magic 12 in the senatorial race.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sulpicio gone; owners change name

Doña Paz

Technically, Sulpicio Lines Inc. ceased to exist after it changed its name.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Architect points to Cebu model on good reclamation effects


CEBU CITY—A 300-hectare reclaimed area owned by the Cebu City government has been cited by a top urban planner as a successful model for reclamation projects outside Metro Manila.   Felino Palafox Jr., world renowned architect, said the South Road Properties (SRP) has even been drawing big businesses into the country.   These include SM [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu Customs sees no steel smuggling


Cebu Customs District Collector Ronnie Silvestre has come to the defense of a Cebu-based steel importer accused of smuggling of steel products in Cebu.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mactan waste plant to produce ‘green coal’


Garbage disposal will no longer be a problem in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island in Cebu. A P1.2-billion state-of-the-art facility for trash recycling and treatment will be put up in the 4-hectare city dump in Sitio Soong, Barangay Mactan, by yearend. It will convert garbage into pellets to fuel coal-fired power plants.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 dead, 5 minors hurt as wall collapses in Cebu

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Two persons died while five children were injured when a portion of the retaining wall of a subdivision project in this city collapsed on four houses at past 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino vows government support for ailing electronics sector

Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday lauded the electronics industry for its contribution to the economy despite declining demand for its exports, and promised his administration’s “active support” for the industry that has been severely affected by the global slowdown and the effects of the disaster that hit Japan last year.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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