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Cebu’s vanishing ‘Ili Rock’ mountain

Fisherfolks are worried they might lose their beachfront area, their access to the sea and where young children learn to swim after DPWH dumped limestones to the sea. (CDN PHOTO/ TONEE DESPOJO)

Driving south to the heritage town of Boljoon, Cebu, visitors and residents are greeted by the scenic white limestone cliff called Ili Rock.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group notes declining fish harvest in PH

Rocky Sanchez-Tirona, Vice President for Rare Philippines, explains the "Fish Forever," an initiative to protect and conserve marine species, at the Quest Hotel in Cebu City. NESTOR CORRALES

Jojo de Lima used to go out to the shore and gather shrimps, fish, sting rays, and crabs within less than half an hour. But today, he can no longer do that.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bohol rehabilitation plans: 85 OKd, 981 more to go


Eighty-five down. Around a thousand more to go. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has approved a total of 85 programs of work out of 1,066 that need to be approved for the rehabilitation of government infrastructure destroyed by last year’s 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

59 fallen trees in oval site to be replaced by 2,950 saplings


Workers on Tuesday started cutting down trees at Naga City Central Elementary School in Naga City, Cebu province, to clear the way for the construction of a 400-meter track-and-field oval costing P60 million.

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

7 ex-village officials in Cebu City face trial over ‘pork scam’

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Seven former officials of barangay (village) Guadalupe in Cebu City are facing a trial over the alleged misuse of about P6.5 million in pork barrel funds.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »