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Special barangay polls on today

All is set for today’s special barangay elections in earthquake-devastated Bohol and battle-scarred and flood-ravaged Zamboanga City, according to the Commission on Elections. The Comelec expressed confidence the elections would be “peaceful and orderly” in the two localities with a total of 1.2 million registered voters. At the same time, Comelec urged the voters in [...]

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

2 major roads, 3 bridges in Bohol still closed

Two of four major roads and three of the more than a dozen bridges that were severely damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol last Oct. 15 are still closed to vehicular traffic while undergoing emergency rehabilitation, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. In a statement, the DPWH said the [...]

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Iloilo paper owner sued over retrenchment

A newspaper owner and defeated mayoral candidate of Iloilo City is facing an illegal termination complaint filed by seven dismissed newspaper employees. Seven employees of the Iloilo-based newspaper The News Today have accused businessman Rommel Ynion of illegal termination and are demanding, among others, separation pay, back wages and damages. In a complaint filed in [...]

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

UV squads off to sizzling start


Games today: Cebu Coliseum 1 p.m. – CEC vs. Don Bosco (Juniors) 2:30 p.m. – CIT vs. USJ-R (Juniors) 4 p.m. – SHS-J vs. UC (Juniors)5:30 p.m. – SWU vs. USC (Seniors) The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers took the first step in their quest for redemption as they posted a dominant, 81-62 [...]

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Rains, strong winds to make life harder for IronMan racers


Organizers yesterday warned participants of the Ironman 70.3 Philippines of strong crosswinds and rough seas brought about by a low pressure area (LPA) hovering over the Visayas and Mindanao. During the final race briefing at the Mactan Ballroom of Shangri-La Resort and Spa, organizers advised swimmers to seek immediate help from safety personnel spread in [...]

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Survivors still haunted by tragedy


Lehz Ledesma still dreads traveling by boat. When she has to, she goes with a companion or with her family. She also gets scared during brownouts and upon hearing loud thuds.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Huaning’ to bring rains in Cebu

Expect heavy rains in Cebu today and tomorrow. Huaning, internationally known as Soulik, entered the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday morning. No storm warnings were issued yet by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as it was too far to directly affect the country. But Pagasa Mactan weather bureau chief Oscar Tabada [...]

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

One-island region for Negros provinces revived

Local officials of two provinces on Negros island are reviving moves to create a one-island region to hasten growth and step up their thrust on organic food production. Negros Oriental Representatives Pryde Henry Teves and George Arnaiz met with Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Rep. Alfredo Marañon III and former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Police raid nets large shabu haul on Boracay

The police on Tuesday confiscated a large volume of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” estimated to be worth P250,000 on Boracay Island, one of the biggest drug busts in Western Visayas in recent years.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Tuition fees to go up in 38 W. Visayas colleges

Thirty-eight colleges and universities in Western Visayas plan to increase tuition and other fees next school year, according to a report of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Korean company eyes power plant in Iloilo

A South Korean power company is eyeing to build a $22-million (P895.84 million) biomass power plant in Iloilo that is expected to boost the supply of energy on Panay Island.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Quinta damage reaches P136M

West Visayas — The amount of damage to crops and infrastructure brought by typhoon “Quinta” in Western Visayas has reached at least P136 million. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas reported that the damage to agriculture reached P63,751,909 and P72,559,000 to infrastructure. The typhoon, which hit the region on Dec. 26, left [...]

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coast Guard says fuel leak from ship stopped

ORMOC CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard said it has stopped an oil leak from a container vessel that listed in this city’s port on Saturday. Capt. Pablo Gonzales Jr., Ormoc Coast Guard station commander, said on Monday that he ordered the deployment of a spill boom around cargo vessel MV Ocean Legacy to prevent [...]

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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