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Still hurting: Duterte rejects Mar’s offer to meet

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down administration standard bearer Mar Roxas’ request for a meeting following the controversy involving the spread of a nasty cancer rumor. According to a report by the Philippine Star,…

Rivals for Negros guv seat fight for LP endorsement

Who will be the anointed one? Archrivals Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and 2nd District Rep. George Arnaiz are both hoping to be the Liberal Party’s (LP) official candidate for governor in the 2016 elections. Arnaiz, who is in his…

Still holding on: Puentevella remains in office

Re-electionist Bacolod City mayor Monico Puentevella is still clinging to his seat despite the denial of the Supreme Court (SC) of his motion to stop his 90-day preventive suspension over a graft case. Puentevella’s lawyer, Ralph…

Couple wants to run Cebu town all by themselves

Liloan mayor Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco is not about to hand over control of the town to anyone else when he finishes his last term in 2016. So he fielded his wife Christina Garcia-Frasco for the mayoralty seat while he slid to vice…

Cebu mayor urges kids to go online and save the world

Lapu-Lapu City mayor Paz Radaza has advised children to use the social media to become responsible citizens by reporting issues and problems that need the city government’s action. In her State of the Children Report in Hoops Dome,…

Cayetano deserves a Cabinet post – Duterte

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte believes it would be “a big waste” if Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano is not given a seat in the Cabinet in the next administration. Duterte met with Cayetano on October 23 when the senator arrived in the city…

NPA admits killing Otaza, son

The communist New People’s Army (NPA) has admitted executing Loreto, Agusan Del Sur mayor Dario Otaza and his son over the alleged killings of lumads and suspected NPA members in the province. In a statement, NPA Southern Mindanao…

Cebu guv Davide proposes higher budget for 2016

What’s with the increase? Re-electionist Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is proposing a 21.27-percent increase in the provincial government’s budget for 2016, or an increase of P638 million from the 2015 budget of P3 billion. As early as…