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PMA officials believe cadet died of hazing

Philippines Star - 2 hours 59 sec ago
The Philippine Military Academy on Friday confirmed that the recent death of a cadet was due to hazing.
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Capitol gives Naga P3-M for rehab programs

Cebu Sun.Star - 2 hours 19 min ago

THE Cebu Provincial Government donated P3 million to the City of Naga to assist in its recovery and rehabilitation efforts a year after the deadly landslide in Barangay Tina-an that claimed at least 80 people.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia turned over the P3 million check to acting City of Naga Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong after the commemoration mass for the landslide victims held in City Hall on Friday morning, September 20, 2019.

Chiong said they plan to use the money to continue the site development on an ongoing housing project for landslide victims at the Balili property in Barangay Tina-an.

The money will be used to construct drainage facilities there, Chiong added.

Chiong admitted that the recovery and rehabilitation for the landslide victims continue a year since the incident.

Housing for those affected by the landslide, particularly those shouldered by the city government, is expected to be utilized by next month. The City has shouldered the construction of 50 housing units, Chiong said.

While the City is also awaiting the construction of 192 housing units for the landslide victims which will be shouldered by the National Housing Authority (NHA).

President Rodrigo Duterte was in Cebu last September 6 during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Balili Property, where the NHA-funded housing project will rise.

Chiong said with more than 400 landslide victims still living within the “no habitation zone” near Ground Zero, they are still in the process of convincing them to relocate due to the risk of living near an active landslide-prone area. (SunStar Cebu)

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Re-arrest of heinous crimes convicts suspended, but monitoring continues

Philippines Star - 2 hours 25 min ago
The police were expected to start re-arresting them midnight of September 20, or when President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposed deadline for the released inmates expired, but the DOJ asked them to not implement the re-arrest yet.
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US seeks to expand cooperation with Philippines as China 'undermines' regional peace, stability

Philippines Star - 2 hours 53 min ago
While the United States deems Beijing as a threat to the region, Washington sees an opportunity to strengthen ties with its Southeast Asian partners and allies.
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'Nimfa' slightly gains strength, speed; habagat affecting Luzon

Philippines Star - 3 hours 10 min ago
Tropical Storm Nimfa (Tapah) slightly gained strength but it is the southwest monsoon affecting most of Luzon, weather forecasters said Friday.
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Cabahug leads 2005 Bizol win vs. 2000 Core Pacific

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 27 min ago

ELDDIE Cabahug continued his remarkable string of incredible performances as he led the 2005-Bizol to a thrilling 66-61 victory over the 2000-Core Pacific in Division B of the Sacred Heart Ateneo Alumni Athletic Association (SHAABAA) Cebu Landmasters Cup at the Ateneo de Cebu basketball courts along General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City on Wednesday night, September 18, 2019.

Cabahug, who is the son of former PBA great Elmer Cabahug, racked up 32 points, four rebounds and two steals. More importantly, it was his three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining that sealed the win for Batch 2005.

2000 pulled to a single point, 61-62, as Dave Ting made two free-throws with 26 seconds remaining. However, Cabahug all but shut the door on the opponent as he canned a triple from the corner to raise their lead to four, 65-61, time down to 14 ticks.

Aaron Uy added 13 points while Antonio Datan almost had a double-double with 12 markers and eight boards.

Meanwhile in Division C, the 2013-iPak/Roble Shipping pulverized the 2010-Casino Ethyl Alcohol, 67-51.

Nikki Pimentel led 2013’s assault with 22 points and six rebounds while JJ Ong chipped in 11. (SunStar Cebu)

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Cefbex 2019 to offer gastronomic innovations, B2B opportunities

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 29 min ago

Cebu is known for a lot of things. From its breathtaking natural wonders and remarkable cultural heritage to the sheer accessibility of its urban landscape and the warm hospitality that Cebuanos readily extend to visitors, it’s no wonder that it is hailed as the Queen City of the South. Yet if there’s one thing that truly sets the city apart from the rest, it would be Cebu’s rich and dynamic culinary culture.

Home to a variety of world-class dishes and iconic delicacies, at the heart of Cebu is an enduring passion for tastes and flavors that reflect the ever-evolving identity of Cebuanos. Having committed itself to nurturing the Visayan food and beverage industry, the Cebu Food and Beverage Expo (Cefbex) returns for its 11th edition with an exciting offer to “Experience the Fusion” of gastronomic innovations and limitless business-to-business opportunities.

As remarked by Jill Aithnie Ang, managing director of Worldbex Services International: “Cefbex is a premier venue for the region’s food and beverage players to showcase the latest and freshest food and service innovations to the market. Cefbex not only extends an advantageous opportunity for businesses and companies but also for the local community by encouraging them to exercise an exploratory approach towards their dining experiences.”

Last year, Cefbex collaborated with over 100 companies to showcase over 130 booths; with each one showcasing unique and delightful food and beverage products and services. This year, Cefbex is ready to deliver an even bigger and more impressive display of the freshest and most delectable food and beverage finds from across the country and beyond.

Apart from serving up an extensive product showcase, a significant aspect that makes Cefbex the ultimate food event in the region is its lineup of exciting event highlights. At this year’s show, Cefbex is excited to present the first ever Latte Art Throwdown, which is a friendly competition among local baristas to find out who can free-pour the best latte art.

Attendees are also invited to check out the Cebu Farmers Market, where select exhibitors will be showcasing the freshest organic, vegan food items, as well as non-food organic products throughout the expo. Meanwhile, those who wish to learn more about the food and beverage industry are encouraged to take advantage of the Cefbex Seminars. Free and open to all, the seminars will feature a series of talks that will be led by top industry practitioners.

Those who love a good kitchen battle will surely appreciate the return of this year’s Cefbex Culinary Cup. Back with its two exciting competition categories, the fourth Home Chef edition once again gathers the region’s best home cooks for another epic culinary battle while the Interschool Division invites students from various schools to contend against one other in various categories including Table Setup, Fruit Carving and more.

Also making a much-awaited comeback is this year’s Flair Challenge which will witness the region’s finest student and professional bartenders go head to head with their flairtending skills.

Organized by Worldbex Services International, the Cebu Food and Beverage Expo is happening on Oct. 10 to 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall. Admission to the show is free, simply register at

For more information, call (02) 656-9239 and follow @CebuFoodsAndBeveragesExpo on Facebook and @cefbex on Instagram. SPONSORED CONTENT

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DOJ orders suspension of re-arrest of convicts of heinous crimes

Philippines Star - 4 hours 29 min ago
Perete said that as the deadline lapsed midnight of September 20, 1,950 freed convicts have turned themselves in at the Bureau of Corrections, a number that is higher than BuCor's previously released data.
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Pooc overpowers Lagtang in Mayor's Cup

Cebu Sun.Star - 4 hours 50 min ago

POOC decimated Lagtang, 103-64, in a battle of top teams in the Juniors division of the Talisay City Mayor’s Cup at the Talisay City Sports Complex on Wednesday night, September 18, 2019.

What was initially billed as an exciting clash between two unbeaten squads quickly became a one-sided affair as Pooc raced off to a 54-31 lead at halftime and never looked back.

Hyancinth Balorio led Pooc in scoring with 21 points while Shaundyl Alipio added 18 points and five rebounds. Hans Bolo also played a crucial role in the lopsided rout as he adeptly orchestrated the offense, finishing with 11 assists while also doing his part on defense, logging in six steals, to help Pooc improve to 4-0 and hand Lagtang its first loss in four games.

In the other Juniors game, Bulacao handed Tabunok its first loss, 88-83. John Nepangue starred for Bulacao as he had 26 points, off of eight three-pointers, along with five rebounds and four assists. Bulacao and Tabunok now share similar 3-1 records.

In the Seniors division, Cansojong and Mohon raised their records to 4-0 after claiming wins over their respective opponents.

Cansojong crushed Pooc, 88-71 as Kim Trigue had an incredible outing of 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. Philip Geraldez also helped out with 17 while Christian Sayson and Fernando Nebril chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mohon destroyed Lagtang, 100-71, thanks to Romby Justiniares’ white-hot shooting from beyond the arc. Justiniares sank a whopping nine trifectas en route to 41 points. (SunStar Cebu)

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'10M in 10' partners plant tree seedlings at SU CENTROP

Philippines Times - 4 hours 51 min ago

VALENCIA, Negros Oriental, Sept. 17 (PIA) -- Representatives of various agencies planted around 500 seedlings of narra, tugas, and white lawaan trees inside Silliman University Center for Tropical

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Polio's resurgence in Philippines: The ancient disease was supposed to be extinct last year

Philippines Star - 5 hours 29 min ago
Experts had hoped that polio would be a distant memory by now.
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Polio resurges in Philippines. The ancient disease was supposed to be extinct last year

Philippines Star - 5 hours 29 min ago
Experts had hoped that polio would be a distant memory by now.
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Walang pasok: Class suspensions for September 20

Philippines Star - 6 hours 14 min ago
Some parts of the country will continue to experience rains prompting some local government units to cancel classes for Friday, September 20.
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African Swine Fever to be tackled on DATE 2019

Philippines Times - 6 hours 51 min ago

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA)- The initiatives and updates on current efforts to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) to Mindanao will be tackled during the Davao Agri Trade Expo 2019 (DATE

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'Oplan Tabang' brings gov't services in Sto. Tomas town

Philippines Times - 6 hours 51 min ago

SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte Sept. 19 -A total of 200 residents here coming from several barangays have benefited from the caravan of government services dubbed as "OPLAN TABANG" (Tabang sa Baranga

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750 IPs attend peace warriors reorganization

Philippines Times - 6 hours 51 min ago

DAVAO CITY Sept. 19 (PIA)- A total of 750 Indigenous Peoples came down from the 27 mountain barangays of Paquibato District, Davao City, Santo Tomas and Panabo City, Davao del Norte and parts of Bu

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Davao City establishes ASF quarantine zones in TF checkpoints

Philippines Times - 6 hours 51 min ago

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA)- The City Veterinarian Office has established quarantine zones at Task Force checkpoints in Lasang, Lacson and Sirawan, which are key entry points to the Davao City.

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A year after killer landslide Naga: Rising from the rubble

Cebu Freeman - 13 hours 29 min ago
If there’s one day Constancia Campanilla couldn’t forget, it’s her 80th birthday celebration.
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Law suit eyed vs illegal structures

Cebu Freeman - 13 hours 29 min ago
Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido is eyeing to file a writ of continuing mandamus to clear Cebu island's easement zone of illegal structures.
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Labella to police: Check mountain baragays for weed

Cebu Freeman - 13 hours 29 min ago
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the Cebu City Police Office to check if there are marijuana plantations in the mountain barangays.
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