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Archive for the 'Cebu' Category

PNB seeks to foreclose Waterfront hotels

Posted by Mai on 11th November 2008

Sun.Star Network Online
PNB seeks to foreclose Waterfront hotels

By Katrina A. Balmaceda

CEBU CITY — The Philippine National Bank (PNB) is seeking the foreclosure and sale of two of Cebu’s major hotels due to a debt of about P740 million.

These are Waterfront Cebu City Casino Hotel Inc. and Waterfront Mactan Casino Hotel Inc., which are owned by Waterfront Philippines Inc. (WPI).

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23 Cebuano workers jailed abroad

Posted by Mai on 25th September 2008

Sun.Star Cebu
23 Cebuano workers jailed abroad
By Katrina A. Balmaceda Sun.Star Correspondent
With Oscar C. Pineda

TWENTY-THREE overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now behind bars for allegedly using fake working permits in the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago.But the workers’ families insist that their kin left the country with authentic papers in hand, as assured by their recruitment agency.

It was the employer of the group who reportedly alerted the police to detain the 22 construction workers and electricians, plus an engineer, when they arrived at the Trinidad port from Tobago last Sept. 20.

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Sulpicio vessel figures in another accident in C. Visayas

Posted by Mai on 22nd September 2008

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Sulpicio vessel figures in another accident in C. Visayas
09/23/2008 | 01:37 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A beleaguered shipping firm figured anew in an accident Monday at a Cebu port.

A passenger-cargo vessel of Sulpicio Lines, Inc. was damaged after it hit a Superferry of Aboitiz Transport System Corp. at the Cebu Port.

Sulpicio’s M/V Princess of the South was set to dock at the Cebu International Port at about 10 a.m. Monday when Superferry 12, which was maneuvering out of the harbor, swept the former’s starboard side.

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Councilor admits lapses in hospital waste disposal

Posted by Mai on 16th September 2008

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Sun-Star Cebu: Councilor admits lapses in hospital waste disposal
09/16/2008 | 10:46 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The reported dumping of hospital waste, which included body parts, at the Inayawan landfill last Friday afternoon has invited the attention of the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 7.

“We will conduct an investigation because part of hospital licensing is checking if the hospital has a proper disposal system of hospital waste,”Dr. Angelita Salarda, chief of the regional health and regulations division, said.

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Body parts found in landfill

Posted by Mai on 13th September 2008

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Body parts found in landfill

CEBU CITY — Officials of Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) will be on the hot seat again after body parts and hospital wastes from the city hospital were found dumped at the Inayawan sanitary landfill.

At 9 p.m. Friday, scavengers at the landfill found a pile of rubbish that sent them calling on the police.

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2 die in septic tank while draining waste

Posted by Mai on 13th August 2008

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2 die in septic tank while draining waste
By Allan I. Varquez

CEBU CITY — Two men died after saving a co-worker who passed out inside an old septic tank in Barangay Punta Engaño, where a commercial building is being constructed.

The man they saved remains confined in a hospital in Lapu-Lapu City, where he is being treated for inhaling hazardous gases like the methane that had accumulated in the tank.

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