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Facebook clue for lifestyle check on cops in C. Visayas

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The social networking site Facebook holds an enormous amount of information about its more than a billion users worldwide, including what authorities say could be leads to the lifestyles of police officers and their families in the Philippines.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fire in Cebu village causes heavy traffic

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VIEW FROM THE TOP. Flames consume homes at Barrio Luz. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Traffic was heavy at a major thoroughfare here after a portion of the road was closed due to a fire that struck Barangay (village) Luz, a densely urban poor village in Cebu City.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P12M in pork unused in Iloilo City–COA

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The Commission on Audit has found a host of “red flags,” like excessive costs and unauthorized signatories, in the contracts of public works projects worth P16.9 billion that 12 contractors cornered in 2009 and 2010. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even as defenders of the pork barrel insist on the necessity of the controversial legislators’ fund, the Commission on Audit (COA) found that the city government failed to implement projects bankrolled by the Priority
Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) amounting to P12 million.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Piston-led PUVs won’t ply routes over stiffer penalties, oil deregulation law

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Drivers under the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) are not plying their routes today, Tuesday, to protest the continued implementation of a joint administrative order that imposes stiffer penalties on operators of colorum or illegal public utility vehicles (PUVs) and erring drivers and the oil deregulation law.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu City’s road-sharing experiment spawns heavy traffic

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Martin Alcover was late for Mass at Sacred Heart Church on D. Jakosalem Street in the city’s uptown district late on Sunday afternoon. He was among hundreds of people caught in heavy traffic congestion during the Green Loop road-sharing experimentation that went on from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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