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PCMC's P1.15-B Dengvaxia funds remain intact, says COA

Philippines Star - 1 hour 52 min ago
MANILA, Philippines — A portion of the funds allocated by the
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FDA should not be under DOH — expert

Philippines Star - 1 hour 57 min ago
MANILA, Philippines — A health expert from the National Academy of Science and Technology on Wednesday suggested that the Food and Drug Administration should
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No classes from elementary to high school in Mandaue City

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 11 min ago

MANDAUE City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing announced on Thursday the suspension of classes in all public schools from elementary to high school.

Quisumbing said, "In light of information from Pagasa that we are expecting between 50-100mm of rainfall over the next 24 hours, I have decided to cancel public school classes up to the high school level."

He said private schools are encouraged to cancel classes as management deems appropriate.

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Bizman wanted for rape of 13-year-old caught

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 40 min ago

A 37-YEAR-OLD businessman, who is wanted for rape, was arrested on Thursday afternoon, December 14, in Sitio Ages, Barangay Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu.

Suspect Glenn Perales Dizon was caught by the joint tracker team of Liloan Police Station and Compostela Police Station led by their respective commanders, Chief Inspector Randy Korret and Senior Inspector Jonafe Vergara.

Dizon has pending rape case before Mandaue City Regional Trial Court Branch 86. The warrant of arrest was signed by Assisting Judge Fruto Teodorico III.

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Palace: Gov't work suspended on December 26, January 2

Philippines Star - 6 hours 37 min ago
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday announced the suspension of government work nationwide on Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan.
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Compromise deal between City Government, ACT approved

Cebu Sun.Star - 6 hours 45 min ago

THE court has approved the compromise agreement between the Cebu City Government and Asian College of Technology International Education Foundation Inc. (Actief) to settle the case the City had filed against the school to determine if it would be legal to pay what it owed in scholars’ tuition.

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posted on his Facebook account the decision of the court penned by Judge Ricky Jones Macabaya of the Regional Trial Court Branch 5 and issued on November 17.

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Sea travel suspended due to 'Urduja'

Cebu Sun.Star - 8 hours 49 min ago

SEVERAL shipping firms suspended sea travels to areas affected by Tropical Depression Urduja, while classes in the elementary level in Ormoc City, Leyte, have been cancelled.

Lite Shipping, Gabisan Shipping, Wessam and fastcraft services have suspended travel to Ormoc City, Hilongos, and Maasin in Leyte.

Lite Shipping, for instance, suspended its 11 a.m. schedule, while the 2:30 p.m. schedule from Cebu to Hilongos was cancelled, an advisory from the Cebu Port Authority stated.

The Philippine Coast Guard-Ormoc has also suspended sea travels from Ormoc to Cebu.

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WHO to release report on Phl dengue vaccine program

Philippines Star - 9 hours 8 min ago
MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization is preparing a new position paper to address the dengue vaccine controversy in the Philippines.
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Aquino: No one objected to Dengvaxia use

Philippines Star - 9 hours 15 min ago
MANILA, Philippines — No one came forward to express their objection against dengue vaccine Dengvaxia when the previous administration decided to roll out it
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Suspected drug lord's relative, 4 others nabbed in drug busts

Cebu Sun.Star - 11 hours 8 min ago

FIVE suspected pushers, including the relative of detained "drug lord" Alvaro "Barok" Alvaro, were caught past midnight Thursday, December 14, in a series of drug busts in the villages of Looc and Poblacion in Danao City, Cebu.

Alvaro's relative is identified as Christian Alvaro Sanchez, said Chief Inspector Gerard Ace Pelare, the city police commander.

On Tuesday dawn, December 12, Alvaro's other relative, Charles Alvaro Murillo, was arrested in a drug bust in Looc.

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Dutch, 5 others caught in possession of loose firearms

Cebu Sun.Star - 11 hours 56 min ago

SIX people, including a Dutch national, were arrested under the virtue of five search warrants in San Francisco, Camotes last Wednesday morning.

Operatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Central Visayas caught Dutch national Niklaas Vondeling and his common-law wife, Maria Liza Fernandez with a shotgun, two caliber .45 pistol and a 9mm with an expired license.

Also arrested were Allan Otadoy, Hanzel Bensig and Jimmy Ibot who all yielded caliber .45 pistols.

The sixth person is yet to be identified as of Thursday.

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Woman shot dead by boyfriend

Cebu Sun.Star - 12 hours 31 min ago

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman was shot dead by her alleged boyfriend following an argument on Thursday dawn, December 14, inside a lodge in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City, Cebu.

Police identified the fatality as Ronabeb Cabuenas, who succumbed to a gunshot wound in the chest.

Suspect Jary Parba fled the lodge after the incident.

Before the shooting happened around 3 a.m., Parba and Cabuenas argued after they had checked in.

The cashier told the police that the suspect was possibly expressing his jealousy to Cabuenas.

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Pagara hopes to boost career with WBO regional belt

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 46 min ago

IT wasn’t too long ago when Jason Pagara was considered as one of the most promising fighters in this side of the world. At one point he was one of the top contenders in his weight division and even caught the eye of Top Rank, who considered signing him up.

But after a layoff and a disappointing performance in his last fight, Pagara has somehow slipped and is in dire need of a convincing win to return to where he used to be.

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Limpag: Samsam’s vision

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 47 min ago

I USUALLY scoff at basketball tournaments organized by politicians because these are often haphazardly organized come election time. They do these for grassroots development kuno--participants are voters--but in reality, these are just for name recall.

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6 teams join Sinulog Cup caging

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 48 min ago

SIX teams will battle it out in the Cebu City Invitational Basketball Tournament - Sinulog Cup on Jan. 7 to 12 at the Cebu Coliseum.

The six-day invitational features four Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate teams and two visiting teams from Manila.

Defending Cesafi champion University of the Visayas (UV), runner-up University of Cebu (UC), University of San Jose-Recoletos and University of Southern Philippines Foundation comprise the Cebu squads. The visiting Manila teams are UAAP’s National University Bulldogs and PBA D-League’s Marinerong Filipino.

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PSC’s Visayas Open Cebu leg to start in January

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 48 min ago

THE up-and-coming runners in Visayas region will have something exciting to look forward to as the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will start the Visayas Open Tournament in January next year.

The Visayas Open Tournament will have two legs every year. This is part of PSC’s talent identification program in the Visayas area.

“We’re determining athletes within the Visayas. Twice a year, the PSC will sponsor a fun run as part of the Visayas Open Tournament,” PSC’s Noonie Lopez told SunStar Cebu yesterday.

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Two aces highlight Alta Vista Fun golf

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 49 min ago

BALTAIRE Balangauan and Mark Guanzon took the top honors in the Alta Vista Fun Golf 2017 played over the weekend at the AVGCC course in Pardo, Cebu City, but the spotlight shone brighter on Japanese Eiichi Kitamura and Roger Lo, who scored aces.

Balangauan scored the tournament’s best gross with an even-par 72 while Guanzon, who plays with a handicap of 28, had a spectacular game, finishing with a net score of 14-under 58 off a gross 86.

Kitamura aced the tough par-3 hole No. 8 on Saturday nailing the hole-in-one from 150 yards.

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23 countries to join 11th Cebu Marathon

Cebu Sun.Star - 20 hours 50 min ago

TWENTY-THREE countries will be represented when the 11th Cebu Marathon takes place on Jan. 14 next year at the Cebu Business Park.

The countries represented will be Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Hongkong, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, and Philippines.

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Osmeña defends Angkas before transport execs

Cebu Freeman - 21 hours 9 min ago
CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, for several instances in the past, has been vocal about his position to support Angkas, an online motorcycl
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