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Policemen visit newspaper office in Cebu, too

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Two policemen drop by the SunStar Cebu office to take photos of its reporters and editors on October 4

SUNSTAR CEBU. The SunStar Cebu office at P. del Rosario Street in Cebu City. Photo by Marchel Espina

Journalists slam PNP over door-to-door bid for good coverage

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'Government forces must never harass, intimidate, or attack journalists who are just doing their jobs,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FOR GOOD COVERAGE. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police visit newspaper office in Bacolod to ask for favorable coverage

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:24 PM

SunStar Bacolod editor-in-chief Marchel Espina says the visit – directed by the PNP national headquarters – is 'bordering on intimidation'

Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:24 PM

At Move Cebu, journalist Sol Amante says Cebuanos should take posts from anonymous Facebook pages with a 'handful' of salt

Duterte: Why wouldn't you cooperate? What would you get?

May 21, 2016 - 6:53 PM

In a pre dawn interview with Sun Star Rodrigo Duterte gives a glimpse of his presidency: commercial flights less provincial trips and the declaration of Lapu Lapu as a national hero

PRESIDENT-ELECT. Rodrigo Duterte faces  some executives and editors of the Sun.Star Media Group in an interview. Screenshot from SunStar

Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmeña stops fund releases

May 17, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Osmeña stopped all check payments and told barangay captains and department heads to return all vehicles issued by the City Government

Suspension order vs Cebu City mayor, 13 others served

May 17, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Councilor Margot Osmeña wife of mayor elect Tomas Osmeña will serve as acting mayor while Councilor James Cuenco will be the acting vice mayor

SUSPENSION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella address city hall members during a morning flag raising ceremony after Malacañang announced they were suspending the mayor, vice mayor and 12 city councilors over the distribution of calamity funds to city hall employees in 2013. File photo by Rappler

In Cebu, barangay chiefs who are LP allies back Duterte

May 06, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan to which the barangay chiefs belong is officially supporting Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas

Cebu execs ask Comelec: Allow us to distribute relief goods

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Cebu province is under a state of calamity due to El Niño but it s an election offense when politicians distribute relief goods during the campaign period

Another suspension? Cebu City mayor says it's 'highly condemnable'

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM

This is Rama s second suspension in 4 months – during the campaign period at that when suspending officials is prohibited

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION. Cebu City Mike Rama has yet to receive a copy of his supposed second suspension by Malacañang, but says he will appeal it. His first suspension was ordered in December 2015. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

Davao City: Duterte party to expel disloyal village chiefs

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Some 70 barangay chairpersons are reportedly supporting the congressional bet of Abet Ungab instead of Hugpong Sa Tawong Lungsod s Karlo Bello

Korina Sanchez to kabalens: Mar needs Pampanga's vote

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng numero para kay Mar ang kulang na lang talaga ay Pampanga the broadcast journalist wife of the LP standard bearer tells SunStar Pampanga in an exclusive interview

SUBSTITUTE CAMPAIGNER. Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez says one of the plans of her husband, Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, is to decongest the city by developing the countryside. Photo from Korina Sanchez's Facebook page

Selfies not allowed in polling precincts

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Mandaue City Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde says those who bring their voters receipts out of the polling place will face up to 6 years imprisonment

Chiz Escudero is Lito Osmeña's VP bet

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The former Cebu governor also endorses One Cebu candidates Winston Garcia for governor and Nerissa Soon Ruiz for vice governor of his province

GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. Emilio 'Lito' Osmeña reveals on March 31, 2016, that he is endorsing vice presidential candidate Chiz Escudero because he is better that the good candidates. The former Cebu governor earlier endorsed Rodrigo Duterte for president. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook page

Old rivalries reopen in Cebu’s newest congressional district

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Vying for the congressional seat in the newly created 7th district are provincial board member Peter John Calderon of LP and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu

NEW DISTRICT. LP provincial board member Peter John Calderon (left) and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu battle it out for newly created 7th congressional seat. Calderon's photo from Cebu government website; Garcia photo from Rappler files

How to win Cebu: Will Santiago’s social media clout translate into votes?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

About one in every 5 registered voters in Cebu is 24 years old or younger based on Comelec records The province has 2 7 million voters in 2016

STUDENTS' FAVORITE. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who has topped university polls, visits the University of Cebu in San Carlos in February 2016. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: Roxas leans on mayors, Aquino allies

Mar 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Although Mar Roxas has not topped the surveys his wife broadcaster Korina Sanchez says that he remains a formidable candidate because of several factors

ALLIES. Manuel Roxas II goes to Cebu City shortly after announcing his presidential bid, for a Gathering of Friends of the Liberal Party. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: Poe seeks mileage, both on air and on ground

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Aside from the Duranos of the 5th district the Espinosa family in Toledo City in the 3rd district has also announced its support for Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero

COURTING THE YOUTH. Presidential candidate Grace Poe greets students of the Univeristy of Visayas in Toledo City, Cebu, on February 10, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen

How to win Cebu: Bisaya kinship, social networks in Duterte campaign

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This opportunity to elect a president who wouldn’t be indebted to traditional politicians and big businesses is something that we can’t afford to pass up says Cebu for Duterte coordinator Dr Rowena Burden

HOMETOWN HERO? Thousands cheer presidential candidate in a February 2016 rally in Danao City, Cebu, where he spent his childhood before moving to Davao City. Rappler photo

How to win Cebu: For Binay, it’s a mix of power blocs, grassroots

Mar 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How exactly does Binay plan to win in Cebu where he lost in his vice presidential campaign in 2010? Just hard work says Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama

CEBUANOS FOR BINAY. Thousands attend a rally for Vice President Jejomar Binay at the at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City on March 21, 2016, even after local party One Cebu dissolved its alliance with the VP's United Nationalist Alliance. Photo courtesy of UNA

Cebu businessmen say debate didn't tackle big issues

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Business owners say they wanted a more detailed discussion on various platforms but saw that candidates just wanted to do demolition jobs on each other

Lito Osmeña endorses Duterte for president

Mar 19, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The former Cebu governor cites the mayor of Davao City s advocacy for decentralizing power from Metro Manila and successfully fighting illegal drugs

Comelec in Northern Mindanao to allow voting time extension

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Voters queuing 30 meters from the polling precincts by closing time at 5 pm on May 9 will be allowed to cast their votes says Comelec’s regional lawyer Gina Luna Zayas Sabio

NEW VOTING HOURS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista has announced that the voting hours on May 9, 2016, will be up to 5 pm only, 2 hours shorter than in previous elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Poll: 34% Filipinos to vote for bets from political dynasties

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Pulse Asia asks if respondents should not vote for candidates who have children spouses siblings or parents who are current or former elected government official

BOC to probe customs police in Cebu football brawl

Mar 21, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Enrico Mongaya a customs police was caught in photos stabbing the neck of a teenage football player but says he was only breaking up the fight

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