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/ 08:59 AM May 15, 2011

TRAFFIC SCHEME EXTENSION

The Cebu City Council has approved a one-month extension of an experimental traffic scheme in a portion of Panganiban Street located along N. Bacalso Avenue and in Sanciangko Street.

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Councilor Ritchie Osmeña, proponent of the extension, said the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) needed more time to “study the effect” of the one-way traffic scheme along the two streets on the economic activities of the affected areas.

The one-way traffic scheme affected passenger jeepneys from Talamban and those that ply routes in southern Cebu City.

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The council first passed a Feb. 23 resolution authorizing a monthlong one-way traffic scheme in the area to enable Citom to determine how to decongest vehicular flow there.

The area houses a school, barangay hall and the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

Citom said last April they needed time to address the complaints of commuters affected by the scheme./CORRESPONDENT EDISON DELOS ANGELES

VEHICULAR ACCIDENT

A rookie policeman and his friend were hit by a 10-wheeler truck while cruising the national highway in barangay Kanduling, Ronda town, southwest Cebu, yesterday morning.

PO1 Ralph Perolino Tabañag, 21 of barangay. Poblacion Badian town, and Neil Gerald Tungcab, a college student and Tabañag’s neighbor, both sustained severe injuries.

The driver of the 10-wheeler truck (YST-835) named Gifford Pasalujan of Toledo City was detained at the Ronda police precinct minicell.

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PO2 Pipo Ansag of Ronda police said the policeman and his friend were headed home when the truck suddenly swerved their way and hit them.

The victims were thrown off the motorcycle they rode on and were then run over by the truck./CORRESPONDENT GABRIEL BONJOC

BURGLARY

About P100,000 worth of gadgets were stolen by unidentified men in a house in H. Cortes Street, barangay Banilad, Cebu City, last Thursday dawn.

Police said the burglars entered the house of 36-year-old John Rupert Dinoro by removing the jalousies of the back and front windows.

Dinoro’s mother discovered the broken windows at 4 a.m. Two iPods valued at P30,000; a Lenovo laptop worth P30,000; three cellular phones worth P15,000; and a Coach wallet worth P5,000 were taken by the burglars./REPORTER JUCELL MARIE CUYOS

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