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10 bricks found negative for cocaine

Tacloban City — The 10 bricks of suspected cocaine found by a group of teenagers in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, and turned over to the police on May 6 were not cocaine after all, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, said yesterday. Liza Baoy, information officer of PDEA in Eastern Visayas, said that [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

Aquino urged to stop offshore mining in Negros

Bacolod City — Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and the mayors of Negros Occidental are asking President Aquino to stop offshore mining of magnetite-laden sand, citing irreversible damage to the province’s coastal areas and marine ecosystems. They also asked Aquino to direct the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) to stop accepting [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

FDA: Eat fruits, veggies rich in glutathione

WANT whiter skin? Better stick to natural methods like eating lots of watermelon, avocado, broccoli, spinach and tomatoes to boost natural glutathione levels in your body, said the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA gave this bit of advice to complexion-conscious Filipinos, warning that high doses of glutathione administered intravenously as a skin whitening agent [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

SM eyes convention center in Bacolod

Bacolod City — SM Prime Holdings Inc. is offering to buy or lease a 6.5-hectare property owned by the Negros Occidental provincial government on Gatuslao Street where it plans to build a convention center and hotel. Hans Sy, SM Prime Holdings Inc. president, said his company also planned to expand its present SM City Mall [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

Solon questions high oil prices in Negros

BACOLOD CITY — A congressman in Negros Occidental has drafted a resolution asking the House committee on energy to investigate disparities between the prices of oil products sold in Metro Manila and prices of gasoline and other petroleum products sold in the province. House Resolution 1218 filed by Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

GSIS stops housing loans

Bacolod City — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has put its housing loan program on hold as it is faced with total unpaid loans of P11 billion for 17,000 house-and-lot packages nationwide. “The GSIS means business in protecting the resources of its stakeholders, which may have been abused in the past,” said its chairman, [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Visayas | Read More »

Mother’s Day luncheon feasts in Visayas delayed for Pacquiao fight

CEBU CITY—Mother’s Day celebrations and fiesta meals in the Visayas were delayed as fans watched and cheered for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Traffic dropped in the cities of Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo as most residents were glued to their television and radio sets and kept tabs of the match. As in previous matches, police [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Visayas | Read More »

Solon wants huge disparity in oil prices in Manila, provinces probed

ILOILO CITY — Party-list groups will push for an investigation of the significant disparity between oil prices in the provinces and Metro Manila, according to Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño. “We will not only address the complaints of transport groups in (Western Visayas) with regard to the disparities in pump prices that are much [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Visayas | Read More »

Man drowns in Leyte town

1,730 families displaced by floods, landslide brought by ‘Bebeng’ in Eastern Visayas Ormoc City — A man drowned while at least 1,730 families were temporarily displaced when floods and landslide hit a town and a city in Leyte and two towns in Northern Samar due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Bebeng.” Luis Bengcol, [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Visayas | Read More »

Negros cops on alert for Pacquiao tiff

Bacolod City — The police in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City will be on heightened alert today as Negrenses flock to different venues in the province and in the city to watch the match between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Sugar Shane Mosley. Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, Bacolod city police [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Visayas | Read More »

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