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Canadian kills doctor, lawyer in Cebu

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DEADLY RAGE Police probers find an old ID of Canadian John Pope who went into a deadly rage at the Cebu Palace of Justice on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/Cebu Daily News

A lingering dispute in the neighborhood ended in violence Tuesday in a courtroom when a Canadian retiree charged with malicious mischief gunned down his accuser and a lawyer before killing himself, police said.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Canadian kills 2, shoots self in Cebu courthouse

Philippine National Police investigators examine the courtroom at the Regional Trial Court building in Cebu city in central Philippines where a Canadian national identified as John H. Pope  opened fire killing two people and wounding a prosecutor before being fatally shot by police Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. AP

A physician and a lawyer were killed while a female prosecutor was wounded when a Canadian national went on a shooting rampage inside the Palace of Justice about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the authorities said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

3,000 Cebuanos to attend canonization in Vatican


Around 3,000 pilgrims from Cebu will join the Philippine delegation to Rome for the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on Oct. 21.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Cardinal Vidal defends ‘Ivory’ priest, hits writer

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Photo from cbcponline.net

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal now wants the government to declare National Geographic writer Bryan Cristy persona non grata for maligning the name of the Catholic Church and a priest accused of involvement in smuggling ivory to produce religious icons.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Archbishop Palma: NatGeo article biased

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IVORY CHILD One of the prized pieces in the Belen collection of Msgr. Cris Garcia at the Collegium Societatis Angeli Pacis Immaculate Heart of Mary Refuge in Cansojong, Talisay City. Photo taken on Dec. 20, 2008. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has ordered an inventory of all ivory pieces owned by Msgr. Cristobal Garcia, whom National Geographic linked to the illegal ivory trade, to determine if these were acquired before 1981, the year the Philippines became a signatory to an international ban on ivory trade.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cebu school probes death of 2 students in Bataan

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The Cebu International School (CIS) is investigating the accident during a field trip in Morong, Bataan, that resulted in the death of two students, including the grandson of former Cebu Rep. Jose Gullas.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Meet divers from Cebu resort who found Robredo’s plane

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GRIPPING VIDEO All eyes are glued to the computer screen as volunteer diver Matt Reed shows the video of the discovery of the plane wreckage and the body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Among those watching at the command center  were Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The three technical divers from Malapascua Island, a popular diving spot in northern Cebu, succeeded in locating the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane used by Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, because of their training and experience, according to their associate.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nurse killed, 8 injured as truck rams ambulance in Cebu


A Singapore-based Filipino nurse died while eight others were injured when a pickup truck, driven by a man who tested positive for alcohol, hit an ambulance taking a patient to the airport for a flight to Singapore early Tuesday, police said.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japanese woman killed by Filpino spouse in Cebu


A 32-year-old Japanese woman was killed allegedly by her Filipino husband after she berated him for coming home drunk in the wee hours of Monday morning, the police said.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean tourist killed, 2 wounded in banana boat accident in Lapu-Lapu City


A female Korean tourist was killed while two others were wounded on Sunday noon when the banana boat they were riding was hit by a pumpboat in Barangay (village) Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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