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Checkpoint in Talibon bags culprit who's on the way to Cebu City

One of the suspects in the celebrated Unitop and First Consolidated Bank (FCB) hold-ups was arrested while fleeing the scene of another hold-up in Talibon. The suspect was identified as one Joseph Moraga alias Barodog, 23, single, jobless and a native of San Isidro , San Miguel town. Moraga was arrested in San Jose , Talibon town. The suspect, who was riding a motorcycle, was nabbed near a gasoline station that was just victimized by hold-uppers. According to Senior Insp. Alex de la Serna, responding policemen had monitored the presence of Moraga from San Miguel to Tubigon town.--- Full story

Fuertes asks CA to lift Dumaluan TRO

Panglao Vice Mayor Pedro Fuertes has petitioned the Court of Appeals (CA) to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued to Mayor Doloreich Dumaluan after he was suspended for six months by Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. In a motion for reconsideration filed before the CA in Cebu City , Fuertes also asked the appellate court to deny the prayer for a writ of preliminary injunction and affirm the execution of the decision suspending Dumaluan. Fuertes, assisted by lawyer Urbano Lagunay, argued that the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dated March 3 was “already received, executed and implemented” on Jan. 23. Full story

House asks GSIS to review E-card policy

THE House of Representatives Plenary adopted during the special session called by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Feb. 20, House Resolution No. 1505 urging Government Service Insurance System General Manager Winston Garcia, to grant all GSIS pensioners an option to use their e-cards or avail of the mailing system to secure their monthly pensions, amid mounting complaints that in Bohol and in many provinces, government retirees, most of them old, disabled and can even hardly walk, are compelled to queue for long grueling hours at the Union Bank, as well as other GSIS-accredited banking institutions before they can secure their much needed monthly retirement benefits. Full story

Nuncio Filoni to see Bohol “killings” in its investigations
BOHOL initiated investigations into the extra-judicial killings would soon get to Papal Nuncio Fernando Filoni and his team of 15 ambassadors responding to the government's invitation to investigate. This as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaped criticism over apparent inaction to stop alleged extrajudicial killings. The reported killings here, which were personally handed by Governor Erico Aumentado to the Melo Commission would then be scrutinized again by the independent team. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita also said the envoys would be given a copy of what he called the preliminary findings of the Palace-formed Melo Commission into the extra-judicial killings. Full story

Yap invites Bohol businessmen to “be suppliers” for his ‘bagsakan'

“I CAN bulk buy your products at a good price and still sell at reasonable rates at the bagsakan and barangay food terminals in Manila .” Thus Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap the other day urged Boholano businessmen to “be suppliers” of products and goods. Yap was the keynote speaker during the general membership assembly of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) headed by Norris Oculam held at the Le Eng Hall of the Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City. Gov. Erico Aumentado welcomed Yap 's challenge, saying that he himself is also tasked by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to energize and improve agriculture in the country. Full story

PITC holds briefing on Botika ng Bayan
PHILIPPINE International Trade Corporation (PITC) Undersecretary Teddy Rivera lately held a seminar on Botika ng Bayan at JJ's Seafood Village. With big disparity, prices of medicines in the Philippines are much higher than those in India and Pakistan. Rivera blamed this disparity to a drug cartel. Executive Order 442 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signifies a breakthrough fight against unreasonable high prices of medicines. EO 442 assigns P.I.T.C. as the lead agency tasked to acquire quality medicines which will be available, affordable and accessible to the great masses of our people. Full story
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