- Child, 5, sees parents killed in robbery in Cordova Town
TWO men shot and killed a couple in front of their five-year-old daughter in Barangay Day-as, Cordova last Sunday night, then fled.
As she played Temple Run on a tablet inside the Cordova Police Station yesterday morning, keeping the game’s lead character safe from demonic monkeys, Leanna Nicole Tampus showed no signs of her ordeal.
Her aunts, who surrounded her, said she was the couple’s only child.
- ‘Never again’ pops up again
THE group that put up the “Never Again” streamer outside the Cebu International Convention Center is at it again.
This time, the Cebuanos for Good Governance and Development put up a billboard in the South Road Properties (SRP) in Barangay Tanke, Talisay City.
The yellow billboard was marked “Never Again....Underwater Balili Property. 100 Million Pesos of the People’s Money Wasted !!!”
- Special Report: Prison Exchange (first of three parts)
Joel (not his real name) did not react when a health professional told him he had tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids).
The injecting drug user just casually returned to his cell at the Cebu City Jail.
More than 16 percent of male inmates and three percent of female inmates in the Cebu City Jail had HIV, according to a Department of Health study conducted in October 2014.
- Lapu Mayor Radaza to ask DPWH 7 to start bridge repair only after IEC event
WHILE Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes gave the go-signal for the repair of the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza prefers that the work start after next month’s huge religious gathering in Cebu.
Radaza expressed worry over the repair, saying it may cause monstrous traffic during the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), which includes a gathering of youth in Lapu-Lapu City.
“I hope it can be delayed. The work takes time and there are a lot of events lined up next year,” she said yesterday.
- Much to do after Yolanda: 28% of projects still idle
MORE than half of the Yolanda rehabilitation projects in Central Visayas remain unfinished two years after the super typhoon devastated the region.
There were supposed to be 2,766 projects in the Yolanda rehabilitation program worth P11.99 billion.
But only P1.918 billion of the amount was spent for the 997 projects (or 36 percent of the 2,766 projects).
- 6 Cebu graduates top LET
CHRISTOPHER Cabañog celebrated his 28th birthday three days ago but the celebration has not stopped.
He learned that he is one of six Cebuano graduates who topped the 2015 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) held last September.
Cabañog, a graduate of the Cebu Normal University (CNU), ranked ninth in LET’s Secondary Education level, with a rating of 88 percent.
His fellow CNU alumna Anna Maria Ingcog ranked eighth in the same category, with a rating of 88.20 percent.
- ‘Cop accuser’ goes to station to apologize
TWO weeks since she posted on Facebook that three cops left a makeshift stall on Colon St. without paying for their lunch, Junali Relampago went to the police station yesterday and asked them for forgiveness.
Escorted by her mother and father inside the Waterfront Police Station, the 23-year-old civil engineering graduate sobbed, while she sat in front of Chief Insp. Jose Gesto.
Her mother Liza, 46, spoke for her.
- Duterte needs to remedy image problem: Pimentel
THE co-founder of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) said over the weekend that if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants all the drug lords dead, he should not resort to summary execution but restore the death penalty. That is, if he wins the presidential race.
Former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said Duterte, who is running under PDP-Laban, is a good presidential material but his current image is associated with extra-judicial killing of criminals.
- Brgy. officials reaffirm loyalty to Liberal Party
SOME 540 barangay officials in Tuburan yesterday took their oath to reaffirm their allegiance to the Liberal Party (LP).
The activity coincided with the 54th birthday celebration of Mayor Democrito Diamante.
Gov. Hilario Davide III lead the oath-taking. With him were Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and several national officials. The event took place on the grounds of Diamante’s residence.
Before the program, a concelebrated mass was done inside the Last Supper Chapel in the Diamante compound.
- Cebu City gets anti-drug award
THE Cebu City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) was recognized by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 as the most outstanding anti-drug abuse council in Central Visayas.
Barangay Labangon also received the same recognition in the barangay category.
For the municipality category, Tubigon in Bohol got the award.
The award was given to the City during the culmination activity of the Anti-Drug Abuse Prevention Week by PRO 7 last Friday.