- A minute with Mona
EARLIER this year Mona Alcudia was hailed as one of the “Top 10 Talented Cebuano Artists and Illustrators to Follow on Instagram” by online group Hanging Rice—one of the 23-year-old’s accolades to date.
Rightly so, as it shares a fascinating narrative on her life as an artist, whether it’s a preview on her works in visuals, crafts or furniture, or oftentimes just shots of her daily adventures, like a visit to an artsy café or her odd finds hidden in her workplace’s drawers.
- A joint, festive milestone
WE CAN consider Augusto W. Go, at 80, a legend; and the school he founded, the University of Cebu (UC), at 50, the pacesetter in education. The joint celebration of these milestones, prepared by wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Candice, brought almost the entire Cebu together at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. The festive affair had words and music (thanks to Rudy Aviles) amid a sparkling stagecraft, well-chosen menu and meaningful footages. The guests were a stunning showcase of glitz, and the program exuded a mixture of fun and nostalgia.
- Sun.Star Cebu front page for October 20, 2014
- 3 men shoot off-duty cop
AN OFF-DUTY policeman assigned in Minglanilla was shot and killed by three unidentified men in the same town yesterday afternoon.
PO3 Omar Parages, who worked with the Police-Community Relations desk of the Minglanilla Police Station, died after being shot once in his head by three men in Sitio Lower Linao, Barangay Lipata.
The three men remained unidentified as of press time.
Parages, 32, a resident of Barangay Poblacion Ward 2 in Minglanilla, was with his seven-year-old son when he went to the area at 1:30 p.m.
- Big shares for police, hospital in proposed budget
THE construction of a new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) has the biggest share of the proposed P610-million local development fund (LDF) of the City Government for next year.
Of the total LDF, P300 million has been set aside for the CCMC, which the City needs to rebuild after demolishing its quake-damaged old building in 2013.
- Boy arrested
A 14-YEAR-OLD boy, allegedly responsible for a number of street crimes in Cebu City, was again caught by the Theft and Robbery Section last Friday after he broke into a car and stole a camera. But, as always, he was later freed because he is a minor.
Jeff, 14, (real name withheld for being a minor), was pointed out by the different police stations and the Theft and Robbery Section (TRS) as the one responsible for a lot of street crimes, such as burglary and pickpocketing, in the city.
According to Fuente Police Chief Wildemar Tiu, Jeff’s “specialty” is breaking into cars.
- CPPO leads ‘biggest’ raid in years, seizes P500T drugs
THE police seized almost P500,000 worth of suspected shabu and dried marijuana in what they call the force’s biggest action in recent years against criminal groups operating in the hinterland barangays of Alcoy and Dalaguete towns.
Senior Supt. Noel Gillamac, director of Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), said the criminal groups dealt a crippling blow in the simultaneous raids that were planned for one month and involved more than 100 policemen.
- Colon St. to get P5M facelift
TO restore Colon St., Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will start a P5-million revitalization project for the country’s oldest street.
He also wants to make the street a “walking zone,” prohibiting public utility jeepneys and other vehicles from using the street.
Rama has issued Executive Order (EO) 14-7 covering the matter.
- International group to work with police vs. online porn
BY WORKING with local law enforcers, the new head of the International Justice Mission (IJM) in the Philippines is hopeful the organization will achieve the same success in fighting online child prostitution as they did in battling prostitution in the streets and brothels.
Speaking to reporters last Saturday, Jesse Rudy did not go into details on how IJM and local law enforcers go after perpetrators of online child prostitution, but said they take advantage of technology to rescue victims and arrest culprits.
- Cebeco III strikes deal with TPC
IN response to the projected increase in power demand within its franchise area in Toledo City and the municipalities of Asturias, Balamban, Pinamungajan and Aloguinsan, the Cebu Electric Cooperative Inc. (Cebeco) III has signed a supply agreement with Toledo Power Co. (TPC).
Under the Electric Power Purchase Agreement (EPPA), TPC, a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) will supply Cebeco III 17 megawatts of electricity for 25 years starting Feb. 26, 2015.