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In bid to unclog Cebu roads, planners offer channel’s waters

SIQUIJOR — Have you ever been stuck for hours in traffic to get from Mandaue City to Mactan Island, a distance of 6.3 kilometers? Imagine skipping that by riding ferry boats from different points in mainland Cebu to areas in Lapu-Lapu City through the Mactan Channel. This was what the Regional Development Council (RDC) in […]

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Easing Cebu road woes: BRT to LRT

CEBU CITY — The implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu City has been put on hold pending review of other alternatives in easing Metro Cebu’s road congestion. One of the alternatives that Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia is studying was a Light Rail Transit (LRT)-subway proposal being pushed by Michael Dino, […]

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Traffic as usual after Piston rally vs jeepney phaseout in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — At least 60 members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) here held a rally on Monday morning to protest against the plan to phase out jeepney units that were at least 15 years old. The demonstration outside the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas […]

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Cebu braces for heavy traffic as underpass construction starts

CEBU CITY—Expect traffic to be heavy along N. Bacalso Avenue and F. Llamas Street here next month when the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) starts the construction of an underpass projected to cut travel time to the south by half. Ador Canlas, DPWH director for Central Visayas, said a portion of the road […]

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Cebu Judge OKs road rage suspect’s bid to travel abroad

CEBU CITY – A Cebu City judge has granted the request of Cebu road rage shooting suspect David Lim Jr. to travel abroad for a weeklong cruise with his family in the United States and Canada. In his order dated May 10, 2016, Judge Alexander Acosta of the Regional Trial Court Branch 9 found no […]

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‘Build, build, build’ mantra in Cebu, too

CEBU CITY—Cebuanos are in for an infrastructure boom as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to start rolling out big-ticket projects to solve two of Cebu province’s biggest development headaches—traffic and flooding. On top of the list is the P50-billion Metro Cebu Expressway that will connect Naga City in the south […]

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Cebu road rage shooter allowed to post P144k bail

CEBU CITY — After spending two nights in jail, road rage shooting suspect David Lim Jr. can now go home. The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office set the bail for his temporary liberty at P144,000 for two criminal charges in relation to the shooting and wounding of nurse Ephraim Nuñal following a traffic altercation last Sunday. […]

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Car abandoned in mall by Romanians yields bag with P3M

CEBU CITY—The continuing investigation by police into a group of Romanians suspected of hacking automated teller machines (ATM) at a government-owned bank here led police to an abandoned car that had carried at least P3 million and laptops that probers are now checking for links to the ATM hacking. Members of the police Regional Intelligence […]

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Prosecutor asks David Jr.’s camp to wait

“Please wait.” This was the response of Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Casiño to requests from David Lim Jr.’s camp to expedite and prioritize the resolution of the charges filed against the road rage shooting suspect. In an interview past 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Casiño said she doesn’t want to give any party special […]

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Men in civilian clothes block media from going near David Jr.

At least seven private individuals in civilian clothes have restricted the media from going near the detention cell, and taking photographs and videos of David Lim Jr. at the Cebu City Police Office stockade on Wednesday afternoon. Upon learning about it at around 7 p.m., Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the CCPO, immediately went […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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