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Duterte among world leaders who undermined human rights — Amnesty

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MANILA, Philippines — World leaders have abandoned human rights, and some, including President Rodrigo Duterte, have rolled out policies that seek to undermi
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Editorial: Margot vs. Edgar?

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:30

IT’S not just coincidence that when the report that Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella will soon officially head the administration PDP-Laban in Cebu City after undergoing the required party seminar came out, Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced the possibility of his wife Margot running for mayor in his stead and him running for vice mayor. It was the strategist in him blurting out his thoughts.

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Carvajal: Suffocating

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:27

WOULD you believe non-stop farting can ground an airplane? A recent news report has it that passengers were forced to prevail on the pilot to make an unscheduled stop and off-load an obnoxious passenger that would not stop passing gas in spite of their pleas that they were suffocating in his fart.

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Wenceslao: Threat to democracy

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:26

UNITED States President Donald Trump, I think, is not one to micro-manage, so what his subalterns say could virtually end up reflecting his administration’s policy. In this context, what the US Intelligence Community, which is composed of 17 spy agencies, say about the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte could end up as the official assessment of governance in the Philippines.

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Seares: Margot: two for price of one?

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:26

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has just floated an interesting balloon. Instead of Tomas running for reelection, he’d have his wife Margot Osmena, a city councilor now on her last term, lead the BOPK pack in the 2019 elections.

Tomas knows he’ll set off a flurry of speculations, including these:

[1] He’s too tired to go again on a grueling campaign, whoever his opponent may be; he’ll be two months shy of 71 by May next year;

[2] He might not be as illness-free as he has claimed; cancer is infamously known for returning any day with a vengeance;

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Libre: Barred

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:25

MAKE courtrooms safer, judges appeal.

Justice is blind, but judges don’t need to have eyes to see danger.


Biker sans helmet harms Mandaue enforcer.

The law will easily overtake him.


Archdiocese of Cebu connects with drug victims.

Advise to drug users: If you really want to get high, pray to the Higher Being.


“Bantayan, Mactan shouldn’t become a Boracay.”

Bantayan needs guardians of its surroundings.


After operating for two years sans permits, Mandaue restobar closed.

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Tell it to SunStar: Grave violation of press freedom

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:24

WE view the ban on Rappler reporter Pia Ranada as an escalation of an assault against Rappler that started with social media attacks and verbal abuse. This was followed by the decision to revoke Rappler’s registration, which Presidential Communications Office head Martin Andanar acknowledged was aimed at hampering Rappler’s ability to perform its daily news operations.

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Over 30,000 MSME served in Cebu City

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:13

FOR assisting more than 30,000 micro and small enterprises in 2017, the Cebu City Negosyo Center earned the top spot in the Department of Trade and Industry’s Top 50 Negosyo Centers list in the Philippines.

The Negosyo Center in Cebu City has facilitated business-related concerns of the 32,428 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) last year.

After Cebu City, Makati City landed the second spot with 23,592 MSMEs assisted, followed by Pasay City (15,659 MSMEs), General Santos City (13,731 MSMEs) and Trece Martirez (13,239 MSMEs).

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Ng: The growth of Bing

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:11

DO you use Microsoft’s Bing to search? I don’t. And I don’t remember anybody using it either.

That’s why it was surprising to read in some articles that it is doing well. So I went to check.

Google’s market share worldwide is about 74 percent.

The other surprise is that Baidu of China is actually second at around 15 percent. That is not surprising since Google can’t be used in China, and Baidu practically dominates there. Third is Microsoft’s Bing Search with about nine percent. Yahoo also uses mostly Bing technology.

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Infiltration ‘should not be taken lightly’

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:10

WEB application vulnerabilities grew by 212 percent in 2017, a global study showed.

Imperva Incapsula, a global website security company, saw a whopping 212 percent increase in new vulnerabilities last year, with 14,082 recorded vulnerabilities compared to 6,615 logged in 2016.

The study also revealed more than half of these have a public exploit available to hackers, and that more than a third don’t have available solutions.

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Drivers, operators urged to invest in new jeepneys

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:09

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña encouraged drivers and transportation operators to invest in the new type of public utility jeepneys.

In his news conference yesterday, Osmeña said drivers and operators can start investing in the new ones as there are several transportation providers that are offering their products with low interest rates.

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CCCI, DOST sponsor training on industrial calibration, HACCP

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:08

TO leverage the capabalities not just of its members but also the business community in Cebu, CCCI will hold a training on industrial calibration on March 7 to 9 at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 7 Office, in Sudlon, Lahug.

In partnership with DOST, the training program aims to introduce its participants the laws on metrology in the Philippines and the method on the calibration of the common measuring instruments for mass, temperature, pressure and length.

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MB member Valentin Araneta passes away

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:05

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced that Monetary Board (MB) Member Valentin A. Araneta passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69.

Araneta served as president of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) from 2011 to 2014 before his appointment as MB member in July 2014. Before PDIC, he was an independent director at Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company.

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BDO leasing nets P570 million in 2017

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:05

BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc. (BDO Leasing) registered a net income of P570 million in 2017, marking a steady performance versus the previous year.

Gross revenues went up by 11 percent to P3.2 billion, with gross lease and loan portfolio rising by nine percent to P34.3 billion.

However, higher funding and operating costs tempered bottom line performance.

BDO Leasing ended last year with an asset base of P42.8 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

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Aussies rout Gilas in Fiba qualifiers

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:44

THE Gilas Pilipinas put up a gallant stand against Australia in the first half before losing steam and losing to Australian, 84-68, in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne last night.

Gilas Pilipinas started strong and led by as much as five in the second quarter after Cebuano big man Jun Mar Fajardo converted a layup with 5:03 left in the second quarter.

However, the Aussies, started to impose their strength—size and heft—towards the end of the second quarter and used a 12-2 blast to take a five-point lead at the half, 30-25.

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Play hard, have fun

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:42

THE Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) reminded the Cebu Province athletes to enjoy the game amidst their quest for medals in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (Cviraa).

“Good luck to all our athletes. Enjoy the game, have fun and be safe,” the CPSC executive director Atty. Ramil Abing said when asked for his message to Cebu Province’s 538 athletes.

The 850-man team of Cebu Province – including the staff, coaches and officials – are billeted at the Bohol Island State University after arriving in Bohol last Sunday.

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Yawyan’s Rosauro eyes upset in ONE FC debut tonight

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:41

YAW-YAN Ardigma’s Roel Rosauro relishes his underdog role and vows to give his all to win his ONE Championship debut tonight.

“I’m ready,” said the 29-year-old Rosauro. “I’ll focus on my task at hand and do everything in my power to win even though I’m just a replacement.”

Rosauro is up against Kai Wen Li in the undercard of ONE Championship - “Quest for Gold” Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

Rosauro came in as a last-minute replacement for fellow Filipino Rodian Menchavez just two weeks ago.

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Villaflor: Peping must go

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:38

THE embattled Philippine Olympic Committee will hold its elections today. No, let’s rephrase that: the POC was forced to hold elections today after the International Olympic Committee demanded that local officials resolve a leadership mess.

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Servania signs promotional agreement with Top Rank

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:37

FILIPINO fan favorite and top featherweight contender Genesis “Kashimi” Servania has agreed to a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Servania (30-1, 13 KOs) opened the collective eyes of the boxing world in his American debut last September in Tucson, Arizona, when he challenged World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion, Oscar Valdez. In one of the best fights of 2017, Servania knocked down Valdez in the fourth round but ultimately lost a unanimous decision.

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As NBA returns, will Warriors’ dominance come back, too?

Cebu Sun.Star - Thu, 2018-02-22 22:35

THE Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr.

They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break.

The Warriors who return Thursday night aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions sputtered into their week off with four losses in their final eight games, falling into second place in the Western Conference behind Houston — ending a three-year run of taking the league’s best record into the break.

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