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January 18, 2013 Headlines:


  • PNoy denies any standoff in Cebu province
  • Feature: Priest expresses environmental advocacy through music
  • Free seminar on employees compensation program slated
  • PNoy: Filipinos are world-class shipbuilders
  • PNoy calls on Cebuanos to support admin senatorial slate

[PHOTO] Q&A with PNoy in Mandaue City, Cebu

Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III answering questions from Cebu media during his visit in Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex on Jan. 16, 2013. The President downplayed the so-called "political crisis" in Cebu, saying there is no such thing as a “standoff” at the Provincial Capitol. (LJD/PIA-7)
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PNoy denies any standoff in Cebu province

Situation at the Provincial Capitol remains normal

By Ferliza C. Contratista


CEBU CITY, Jan 16 (PIA) --- President Aquino today downplayed the so-called "political crisis" in Cebu, saying there is no such thing as a “standoff” at the Provincial Capitol.


Aquino, in his first visit to the province of Cebu this year, said that everything is functioning normally at the Provincial Capitol under the leadership of acting Governor Agnes Magpale.


Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has refused to vacate her office at the executive building of the Capitol since December 19 last year when she was served an order from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) putting her under a six-month suspension. READ MORE

Feature: Priest expresses environmental advocacy through music


By Ferliza C. Contratista


“The environment is a gift, let’s put our minds together and we can still save it.” This is the direct message of the song composed by a Cebuano priest, his offering to the patron of Cebu, Sr. Sto. Nino.


For so long and even in his homilies, Rev. Father Charles Louis Jayme has always been passionate in encouraging the public to act on the urgency of the call of nature. And there is no other opportune time than to make the call by means of a song in time for the Holy Child’s - the Sto. Nino - feast celebrated by Cebuanos worldwide every January.


It has been told that all forms of prayers of thanks, worship, and even pleadings are most welcomed and heard by the Sto. Nino specially within the time his presence is celebrated. READ MORE


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[PHOTO] Fr. Charles

Rev. Fr. Charles Louis Jayme on board a helicopter bringing the icon of newly-canonized saint Pedro Calungsod to one of the Duaw Lungsod destinations. Fr. Charles has penned a song expressing his environmental advocacy entitle "Magkuyog ta, Panalipdan Kita". (FCC/Photo from Fr. Charles)

Free seminar on employees compensation program slated


By Rachelle M. Nessia


CEBU CITY, Jan 16 (PIA) --- The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) will gather employers in Cebu for a one-day seminar on the Employees Compensation Program (ECP).


Around 150 employers and human resource officers from the private and public sectors are expected to attend the free seminar on Jan. 24 at the Waterfront Hotel, said Ingrid Zafra Yumang of the ECC in Cebu. READ MORE


PNoy: Filipinos are world-class shipbuilders


'Phils 4th largest shipbuilding nation worldwide'

By Rachelle M. Nessia


CEBU CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The opening of the shipyard operations of a global defence prime contractor in Balamban town, Cebu today highlighted the growing reputation of Filipino workers as world-class ship builders.


President Benigno S. Aquino III, who graced the grand opening of Austal Philippines’ shipyard facility in Brgy. Arpili, Balamban, said the Philippines is now the fourth largest shipbuilding country in the world.


“In 2011, our ship exports reached $638 million,” said Aquino, adding that this is 57.9 percent higher from the previous year. READ MORE


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[PHOTO] Sinulog souvenir items

Popular among the Sinulog Festival visitors, the must-see "tiangges" along Osmena Blvd., Cebu City selling Cebu-made souvenir goods such as baskets, bags, eyeglasses, sandals, slippers, and multi-colored t-shirts. (VVV/PIA-CEBU)

PNoy calls on Cebuanos to support admin senatorial slate

Call aims to support his ‘Tuwid Na Daan’ governance

By Fayette C. Ri�en


CEBU CITY, Jan 16 (PIA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III called on Cebuanos to support the administration’s senatorial slate to continue the economic gains steadily achieved under his administration.


Aquino, who spoke before over 5,000 crowd at the Mandaue City Sports Complex noontime today, said that in two years and six months time since he was installed into office, Philippine stock exchange index rose to its highest, resulting to increased investors’ confidence.


Other programs of his administration that posted positive gains were on tourism as he stressed its popular slogan, “It’s More Fun to be in the Philippines” and the increased collection revenues of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. READ MORE

COMELEC Checkpoints: Your rights and some reminders

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Weekly Info Blast Roundup:

  • Devotee City Chairman Committee Councilor Bob Cabarubias said that most of the dwellers are sellers of candles, hats, Sinulog souvenir items from as far as Zamboanga and far towns of Cebu.
  • Search for 10 Outstanding Students of the Philippines in Central Visayas is now open for youths who are exemplary in academic and leadership skills.
  • Metro Cebu Water District will continue to provide free potable water starting Saturday for the solemn grand procession and Sunday the Sinulog Festival day.
  • Cebu City Police Office releases guidelines to curb criminality during Sinulog weekend Jan. 19-20. Hotline nos. 2336075; 2330762; TEXT 09173057699
  • Comelec has declared 9 candidates in Cebu to be nuisance candidates.
  • TESDA has certified 45,000 welders that could be employed by shipbuilding companies like Austal.

"Sinisimulan na nga po natin ang makabuluhang siklo ng pag-unlad. Sa paglago ng ekonomiya, umaangat din ang kapasidad nating tutukan at tugunan ang inyong mga pangangailangan."

President Benigno S. Aquino III
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