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Provincial government to pay for bills

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
The miscellaneous medical services and hospital bills of marginalized patients admitted to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) will soon be subsidized by the Cebu provincial government through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS).
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Carmen residents laud halt of landfill

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
Residents of the municipality of Carmen said they are ecstatic over the provincial government’s order to halt the development of the Carmen Landfill Project.
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20 ex-junkies start road to recovery

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
About 20 former drug dependents from different areas in Central Visayas graduated from the Surrender to God Recovery and Renewal Program of the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Love of God Community in Liloan town yesterday.
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21,000 kilos of trash fetched in 4 hours

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
Volunteers from the Cebu City government collected at least 21 tons of garbage during the first river cleanup of the new administration in Guadalupe River yesterday.
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Labella endorses P80-billion proposal: Cebu rail backed

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has vowed to endorse the Cebu Rail Project (CRP) once it is submitted to the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC).
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To fund SB-2: City set to use SRP payment

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
The Cebu City’s executive department has decided to use the “down payment” from the giant firms that bought 45.5 hectares of lot at the South Road Properties (SRP) to fund the P2.5-billion proposed Supplemental Budget (SB)-2.
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PolPhil vows to shun drug protectors

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
A group of political operators who include national government has vowed never to “lend their talents and time to public officials” known to be drug lord protectors.
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More insurance cards for 6th district drivers

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
Cebu 6th District Emmarie "Lolypop" Ouano Dizon plans to expand the distribution of "Ouanocare" cards to drivers of motorcycles-for-hire (habal-habal) and tricycles in the entire district.
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20 ‘illegal’ structures cleared

Cebu Freeman - 9 hours 39 min ago
After three hours of clearing, the demolition team had torn down 20 illegal structures along the sidewalks near the Tabunok market in Talisay City yesterday.
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Deployment of Pinoy workers to Hong Kong continues

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Despite the intensifying protest actions in Hong Kong, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday deployment of Filipino workers to the special administrative region continues.
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2 BOC officers survive Makati ambush

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Two Bureau of Customs officials were wounded after they were shot by unidentified men Friday night in Makati City.
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Plan to boost police visibility in universities opposed

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
An administration lawmaker yesterday opposed the plan of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to increase police visibility in universities and colleges.
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Palace, DILG chief back expanded wiretap law

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Malacañang supports the defense department’s call for amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007 or Republic Act 9372, aimed at expanding the government’s wiretapping powers in fighting terrorism and other threats to national security.
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PhilHealth justifies reshuffling of execs

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales has justified the reshuffling of executives of the state insurer implemented by his predecessors.
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Another lawmaker pushes SOGIE bill

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Another lawmaker is now pushing for the passage of a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Orientation Equality (SOGIE) bill amid the controversy over the alleged discrimination experienced by transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez in a shopping mall in Quezon City last Tuesday.
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‘Up to Duterte to discuss Chinese incursions with Xi’

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
While Chinese warships’ incursions into Philippine waters have now become irritating to the defense department, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said it’s up to President Duterte to bring the matter to Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing late this month.
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Panelo on Duterte’s absence: He’s strong as a horse

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
After the Chief Executive’s absence in public’s eye for over a week, a top Malacañang official yesterday said President Duterte is “as strong as a horse.”
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Philippines, US troops install artificial habitat reefs

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
Filipino and American servicemen have successfully installed 30 artificial reefs that will serve as fish sanctuaries and breeding grounds in the waters of Calatagan in Batangas, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) reported yesterday.
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Palace, DOJ not alarmed over POGO location fears

Philippines Star - 9 hours 39 min ago
While the security concern raised by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is legitimate, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo seem to agree more to the logic of Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua who intimated to him an observation that Philippine officials tend to be very serious about security issues.
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Wetter months ahead with end of weak El Niño

Cebu Sun.Star - Sat, 2019-08-17 22:16

EXPECT more rain this month after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced the end of the weak El Niño, which has affected many parts of the country, including Cebu, since the latter part of last year.

Al Quiblat, Pagasa Visayas acting director, told SunStar Cebu that the announcement of the weather phenomenon’s dispersal came following the issuance of a final El Niño advisory by their agency last Aug. 9, 2019.

“Pagasa has already issued a final advisory telling us El Niño has ended. Expect more rains for the remaining months of the rainy season. But we will wait for the detailed rainfall forecast, which will be issued by the end of the month,” Quiblat said in Cebuano.

But Quiblat cannot say yet if the rainfall rate in the next few months will be above normal.

“The weak El Niño, which started since the last quarter of 2018, has ended. The warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean has weakened and transitioned into neutral levels in July. It is expected that Enso-neutral conditions will likely persist through the remainder of the year,” the advisory stated.

Pagasa earlier assessed that starting last July, rainfall in the Visayas would be above normal.

According to the weather bureau, two to four typhoons are expected to enter the country this month. (FROM HBL OF SUPERBALITA CEBU/ JKV)

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