05/03/11 - CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) – Cebu Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., 68, succumbed to lung cancer at 2:40 a.m. Friday in the intensive care unit of Chong Hua Hospital this city.
He died less than two weeks after he was first confirmed suffering from stage four lung cancer.
Provincial Board Member Agnes Magpale, who had been acting Vice Governor since two weeks ago when Sanchez went on sick leave, will succeed the latter as Vice Governor.
The wake for Sanchez will be at the Crystal Palace, a complementary facility of the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City.
Doubts on recall poll move
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo – Former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. is suspicious about the petition for recall election against Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. Gonzalez, who lost the mayoralty race to Mabilog in last year’s election, said he is not encouraging the petition initiated by Atty. Romeo Gerochi.
“It is difficult for me to support it without knowing the real motive,” he said.
The petition is grounded on the alleged loss of public trust and confidence in Mabilog after failing to enforce the demolition of structures along Iloilo River, particularly Barbecue Park, the restaurant owned by Councilor Edward Yee. (Tara Yap)
E. Visayas T.E.S.D.A. graduates
TACLOBAN CITY Leyte (PIA) – About 50,835 Eastern Visayans graduated from TESDA accredited and monitored training programs in 2010.
This is a 155.5 percent accomplishment from the annual target of 32,696, said Director Johnny Sabulao of TESDA 8. During the DoLE RCC-media partners forum last week, Sabulao said TESDA Leyte had the biggest number of graduates with 18,930 with Northern Samar coming in second with 10, 974 actual graduates.
P.N.P. chief cities Pro-7 cops
CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Raul Bacalzo visited the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 office here last week to award policemen for their successful operations against drugs and other illegal activities. The “Medalya ng Kagitingan” was awarded to Lapu-Lapu City police officers who conducted a buy-bust last April 16 which led to the seizure of R20 million-worth of cocaine and arrest of suspected drug pushers.
The Mandaue Police was also given the same award for similar anti-drug operation last March and for rescuing 146 women from Club Jaguar KTV Bar in Barangay Kasambagan last April 11. For their part, police officers in Punta Engano in Lapu-Lapu City were awarded the Medalya ng Papuri” for their recovery of corals worth R1 million last March 30.
O.F.W.S join consultation
NAVAL, Biliran (PIA) – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Biliran will attend a provincial consultation to be conducted by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-8 regional at 8 a.m.. May 3, at the Almeria Multi-Purpose Hall in Almeria, Biliran.
The consultations will assess OWWA’s inputs and outputs to determine issues, concerns and problems affecting OFWs in Biliran. It will also formulate recommendations for OWWA’s program development and policy directions in supporting OFWs in the provinces. (Manila Bulletin)