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/ 09:46 AM September 11, 2013

MAHIGA CREEK SETTLERS TOLD TO LEAVE

A NOTICE to vacate will be issued to settlers occupying 142 illegal structures along Mahiga Creek tomorrow, Cebu City Hall officials said yesterday.

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“There is already no impediment, according to our city legal officer, to remove these illegal structures because we already won our case,” said Joey Daluz, head of Project REDZ (Reduction of Danger Zones). “We want to inform them that they need to vacate and ask them how the city can help them vacate. It will be a case-to-case basis,” he added. / Correspondent Jose Santino S. Bunachita

DANAO TO EXTEND HELP TO STUDENT’S FAMILY

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BURIAL assistance will be given by the Danao City government to the family of a 14-year-old student who died after a soccer goal post fell on his head in barangay Sabang, Danao City last Monday morning.

Principal Jionisita Pepito of the Sabang National High School said the death of 14-year-old student Almark Penas was accidental. Penas, a resident of Sto. Nino, Looc, Danao City sustained bruises on the back of his head after a 16-foot goal post fell on him while he was tying his shoes inside the Ramon Durano Sports Center. Pepito said the school will also give financial assistance to Penas’ family. / Correspondent Christine Emily L. Pantaleon

AUTHORITIES TO INSPECT BOARDING HOUSES

AN administrative search in Cebu City’s boarding houses near universities will be done to flush out drug users, the city’s anti-drugs czar said yesterday.

In yesterday’s 888 News Forum, lawyer Paul Oaminal said the search will be used to determine the presence of drug dens in these boarding houses.

He said boarding houses near Southwestern Unviversity (SWU), University of Cebu (UC), University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) will be randomly checked.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will also join the search to verify if the landlords comply with building and fire safety codes. Oaminal said he received reports of uniformed students using drugs in barangays Pasil and Sawang Calero.  / Correspondent Christine Emily L. Pantaleon

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