Cebu News Archive

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Priest now adopted son of Talisay

The Talisay City council has declared Rev. Fr. Joselito Tajanlangit as an adopted son of the Talisaynons for his transformation of the Sta. Teresa de Avila parish in barangay Poblacion into "one of the best" in the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Tajanlangit, who has served as parish priest of Sta. Teresa de Avila for six years now, is the second non-Talisaynon to be accorded the honor.

The first was Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, who was conferred the title of adopted daughter when she won as the first woman governor of the province.

By Garry B. Lao July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Tom calls for better tax takes to cut fiscal bind

Mayor Tomas Osmeña yesterday rallied his people to increase the city's revenues via intensified tax collections as the best way to solve the tight financial situation the city is currently facing amid its mounting loan obligations over the foreign-financed South Reclamation Project.

In his state of the city address, which ran for 12 minutes and 10 seconds, the mayor also assured his constituents that the delivery of basic services will continue while he appealed for their help in tax collection.

By Cristina C. Birondo July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Blood council meets CV's blood demand

The Regional Blood Coordinating Council yesterday announced it had achieved a 97.18 percent compliance of Central Visayas' demand of bags of blood.

Regional Blood Center chief Lydia Bigornia said her center has collected a total of 34,162 bags of blood, only a little short of the yearly demand of 35,000 bags for the region.

But the council did not specify the number of 450cc-unit bags and 250cc-unit bags, or on what types of blood are in its bank.

By Jasmin R. Uy July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Gwen, Tomas, Cuenco welcome ballot recount

To prove that there was no electoral cheating in Cebu City during last year's elections, Mayor Tomas Osmeña and south district Rep. Antonio Cuenco yesterday welcomed the move to recount ballots in the city.

"Fine. The recount will show less than one percent difference. And the opposition had their own watchers during the entire electoral process, otherwise they would have ended up getting zero," Osmeña told The Freeman last night.

By Cristina C. Birondo and Ferliza C. Contratista July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Suspected car thief recaptured

Police recaptured yesterday morning a suspected carnapper who managed to escape when brought to the Cebu City Prosecutor's Office Wednesday afternoon. The man was arrested yesterday for harassing his own parents.

Nanik Nikki Shewakram was arrested by elements of the Parian Police led by SPO1 Adolfo Morales and SPO1 Leo Hortellano after his father called the police when he reportedly went berserk after he was not allowed in his parents' house in Sepulveda Street, barangay Zapatera, past 8 a.m.

A sachet of suspected shabu was recovered from him during his arrest.

By Ryan P. Borinaga July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Inaugural session charts direction of city council

Yesterday's inaugural session of the city council went smoothly for an hour with three amendments carried on the council's rules of procedure and with the council highlighting the direction it want to take in the days ahead.

The city councilors together with Vice Mayor Michael Rama, all belonging to the ruling party Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan, all looked regal in black with uniform neckties.

By Joeberth M. Ocao July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
2 men stab their own brods

A man inadvertently killed his elder brother after the latter went berserk when asked to do an errand and gather firewood to cook supper last Thursday night in barangay Poblacion, Daanbantayan town.

PO3 Henry Lobitania of Daanbantayan police said that the suspect, Marti Gulfan, 19, asked his elder bgrother Marino Gulfan, 25, to gather for firewood while he was preparing chicken for their supper.

By Flor Z. Perolina and Jose P. Sollano July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Lapu-Lapu, Bohol manifest support for Arroyo

The Lapu-Lapu City council has passed a resolution giving unconditional support to President Arroyo and her agenda on economic and political reforms for the stability of the country.

The resolution was approved by the city council in mass motion during last Thursday's special session called by Mayor Arturo Radaza.

Meanwhile, the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region-7 as well as its counterpart aggrupations belonging to the executive department nationwide has issued a statement expressing their support to Arroyo.

By Jose P. Sollano, Wenna A. Berondo and Jasmin R. Uy July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
No order to give Dumpit money

Acting city police director Melvin Gayotin yesterday denied rumors that there is an order for the members of the city police to contribute P1,000 each as financial assistance to suspended policemen Adonis Dumpit.

Gayotin laughed off the rumors saying it cannot be possible because if that were the case Dumpit would instantly become a millionaire as there are close to 1,000 policemen in the city.

But he admitted there is a memorandum asking for voluntary contributions as financial assistance to Dumpit.

By Ryan P. Borinaga July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Talisay government prefers to hire city residents

Contrary to what an opposition councilor claims, the Talisay City government prefers to hire jobless residents in the city, according to city human resource management officer Emily Cabrera yesterday.

Councilor Alan Bucao earlier said that there is a substantial number of non-Talisay City residents who are presently working in City Hall, adding that he wants the management to show the list of City Hall employees and their addresses.

By Garry B. Lao July 2, 2005 - 12:00am