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25 tons of ‘Mad Cow’ meat from Ireland sold in Cebu
by by Freeman News Service - February 23, 2001 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY — At least one shipment of frozen boneless beef from Ireland managed to enter Cebu and hit the market even after the ban on European meat products came...
2 Cebu firms to close if Estrada is exonerated
by by Freeman News Service - November 25, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY — At least two big companies at the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ), one British the other Japanese, have threatened...
Cops scrambling for Kosovo, Timor duty
by by Freeman News Service - June 2, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY -- Despite the potential risks, policemen in Cebu are scrambling to join the Philippine contingents to be deployed as part of peacekeeping efforts in Kosovo and in East Timor. A team from Camp Crame...
Cops, soldiers eyed in rash of Cebu robberies
by by Freeman News Service - June 1, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY - Aside from the Kuratong Baleleng Gang, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) are now suspecting that a group of former policemen...
Kuratong gang now in Cebu?
by by Freeman News Service - May 31, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU -- Police are now linking remnants of the notorious Kuratong Baleleng gang to the string of robberies here. Intelligence operatives have reportedly discovered that the robbery suspects hail from Ozamiz...
Cebu mayor files graft raps vs solon, 8 others
by by Freeman News Service - May 29, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - The mayor of Madridejos town has filed graft charges against Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez, her son - the mayor of Bogo town - and seven other town officials for alleged irregularities in the construction...
Most security guards can't identify bombs?
by by Freeman News Service - May 26, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY - They poke into bags and sometimes frisk customers but could security guards really identify bombs? The chief of the security agency and guard supervision section of the regional police office yesterday...
Cebu hotels adopt tighter security measures
by by Freeman News Service - May 24, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - After the malls, increasing anxiety on security has spread to hotels here. The series of bombing incidents in the country has prompted the hotels to tighten security and keep a close watch on suspicious-looking...
SC to conduct new audit of Cebu courts
by by Freeman News Service - May 23, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - The Supreme Court is expected to conduct another judicial audit of the regional trial courts in Cebu following the discovery of a backlog of 94 unresolved cases pending with one of the judges.
Condo unit of Malacañang exec in Cebu City strafed
by by Freeman News Service - May 22, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY - Gunmen harassed a Malacañang official assigned in the province by firing shots at his home in Guadalupe district here the other day. Strafed was the condominium unit belonging to Paul Vincent...
Cebu City malls adopt tighter security measures
by by Freeman News Service - May 20, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY - The bomb explosion at the Glorietta shopping mall in Makati City has prompted similar establishments here to tighten their own security and seek the assistance of the police. Malls here even became...
Muslims in Cebu seek police protection
by by Freeman News Service - May 18, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - Muslim leaders in the province are turning to the police for protection for fear that those who hate their brother Muslims in Mindanao might retaliate and attack their peaceful communities here. Members...
Automated vote count to be tried in Cebu City
by by Freeman News Service - May 17, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - The city of Cebu has been chosen by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as one of the pilot areas where automated vote-counting machines will be used for the 2001 elections. But this is not quite a...
Customs exec rapped over radio transceiver
by by Freeman News Service - May 16, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - A ranking Customs official may soon find himself in hot water. He allegedly imported an item with insufficient documents, consigned it to himself, and asked his subordinates to allow the importation without...
Cebu City mayor faces new raps over Pagcor funds
by by Freeman News Service - May 13, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY -- Just a day after basking in his victory in the city council's takeover, Mayor Alvin Garcia now finds himself facing another problem. The Office of the Ombudsman has upgraded its probe of the mayor...
'Dagdag-bawas,' Cebu City police style
by by Freeman News Service - May 11, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY -- Are Cebu City police officials tampering with crime statistics to hide the real peace and order situation and avoid embarrassment? The city police's operations division reported that there were only...
Cebu policemen keeping close watch on mosques
by by Freeman News Service - May 10, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU -- Police are keeping a close watch on three Muslim mosques and an Islamic center in Lapu-Lapu City after receiving reports that some suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf have turned up in these places. Senior...
Ferry boat sinks at Leyte wharf
by by Freeman News Service - May 9, 2000 - 12:00am
A passenger-cargo vessel sank at the wharf of Isabel, Leyte last Saturday afternoon as 79 people on board were about to disembark from the ship. The M/V Melrivic 3 of the E.B. Aznar Shipping Corp., which left...
Cebu mayors
by by Freeman News Service - May 8, 2000 - 12:00am
probed on increase in net worth CEBU - The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas is now probing mayors in the province and other government officials whose net worth has allegedly suddenly increased, Ombudsman director...
COA raps Cebu City mayor, 8 executives
by by Freeman News Service - May 5, 2000 - 12:00am
CEBU - The Commission on Audit (COA) has given Mayor Alvin Garcia, eight other city officials and F.E. Zuellig Inc. until June 3 to settle the P10.6-million payment made in advance for 600 metric tons of bitumen,...
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