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‘Tornado’ strikes; 13 injured

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – At least 13 persons were injured while 20 houses were damaged when strong winds toppled trees and lifted roofs in some areas in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu Monday night. Southern Cebu was placed under storm signal No. 1 due to tropical depression Wilma. Incoming search terms:bagyong yolanda (31)tornado (13)  Read More »

Cebuanos to Asian beach

For the first time, four Cebuano players will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball championship slated July 18 in Ratchaburi, Thailand. From Mandaue City, Jonrey Sasing, Howard Ybanez, Jusabelle Brillo and Apple Saraum will fly to Thailand accompanied by American coach Eric Lecain fully equipped against their rivals in the region. Incoming search terms:nestea beach volley... 

Merida reunion

Philippines – Merida Institute (MI) alumni will hold a grand reunion on April 7 at Bayview Beach Resort in Lamanoc, Merida, Leyte, the first to be held since the school was established in the early 1950s. Its humble beginning was rewarded with alumni who have been successful in their professional and business careers here and abroad. Incoming search terms:Atty Dulcisimo Alkuino (1)  Read More »

UNA bets woo Cebu voters

By MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuanos went out of their homes and trooped to the major roads in Cebu City to see the senatorial candidates of the United Nationalists Alliance (UNA) in two separate motorcades that officially kicked-off UNA’s first day of campaign yesterday morning.  Read More »

Woman nabbed over Facebook comment

By MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge here ordered the arrest of a woman over alleged libelous comment she posted on Facebook four years. Caroline Jane Yongco-Po posted P10,000 bail just moments after elements of the Mabolo Police Station served her arrest warrant while she was inside her hardware in Mandaue City. Incoming search terms:caroline yongco... 

18 drivers fail drug test

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 18 public utility vehicle drivers initially tested positive for shabu use in random roadside tests done by the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) since last week. Roadside tests were done along the national highway in Minglanilla town and in Basak, Mandaue City, yesterday afternoon as part of Oplan Ligtas Cuaresma (Holy Week). Buses, taxis... 

12 men caught in huge shabu lab get life term

By MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has handed down a guilty verdict on 12 men who were arrested in September 2004 for operating the mega shabu laboratory in Mandaue City. RTC Judge Marilyn Yap sentenced to life imprisonment Calvin Tan, the alleged financier of the controversial shabu laboratory, and the 11 others who were caught during a raid in 2004 inside... 

Bago City pugs overall champs

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines – Seventeen-year-old James Palicte displayed the form that once made him a member of the national pool to shut down a wild local crowd cheering for Jonathan Ramirez and cap Bago City’s dominating performance at the close of the PLDT-ABAP Visayas Area Boxing Championships Sunday at the Robinson’s Mall. A total of ten finals bouts were disputed, including one in... 

Mandaue sends 6 to semis

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines – Newcomer Rolan Servania and Ronald Bryan Remedio took different routes but produced similar results as defending champion Mandaue City upped to six the number of its boxers seeing action in the semifinals of the 2012 PLDT-ABAP Visayas Area Championships at Robinson’s Mall. In his only second tournament, the 16-year old, 5foot-5 Servania displayed his power... 

Big start for Mandaue pugs

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City began its title-retention bid on a high note when two of its boxers won their opening bouts Thursday in the 2012 PLDT-ABAP Visayas Area Championships at Robinson’s Mall here. Kevin Jake Cataraja, who last year ruled the Youth boys flyweight division (52kg), survived bouts with cramps on both legs and a two-point deduction for excessive clinging...