Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas yesterday sought the support of Cebuanos for his 2016 bid, telling a group of farmers gathered at the first Farmers’ Day at the Cebu Capitol to help continue the advocacy by President Benigno Aquino III to stamp out corruption.

Roxas also pushed for unity among local supporters saying it is important for Daang Matuwid to continue. Supporters and members of the party are set to face off with each other in next year’s elections. Roxas is supporting the reelection bid of Rep. Gerald Anthony V. Gullas, who is a member of the Alayon Party despite the fact that LP member and San Fernando Mayor Antonio Canoy is expected to run against him next year.

In Talisay City, Talisay City Vice Mayor Romeo Villarante is reportedly planning to run against LP partymate and incumbent Mayor Johnny de los Reyes next year. De los Reyes asked Roxas and Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III to say whom they will support next year.

“Malayo na ang ating narating…mas malayo pa ang mararating natin… Patuloy tayo sa Daang Matuwid para tayo magtagumpay di lang sa agrikultura, but to build a better life for each one of you.” — Mar Roxas during the Farmers’ Day at the Cebu Capitol, according to The Freeman.



Traffic dry run for APEC scheduled today

There won’t be road closures but public utility jeepneys won’t be allowed to pass certain roads in Cebu City today as authorities try out traffic measures for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Cebu.

A mock VIP convoy will leave Shangri-la Mactan Resort in Lapu-Lapu City and head to the Radisson Blu Hotel and Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City. Authorities said vehicles on the road will have to give way to the convoy because they want to test travel time and motorists’s response to APEC vehicles.

“People should expect sudden changes in traffic flow during the actual APEC meetings. Why? Because that’s part of the security plan.” — Cebu City Transportation Office (CTTO) operations chief Joy Tumulak, according to Cebu Daily News

“Keep up-to-date with traffic announcements as we can mostly determine ahead of time when to close the roads to clear the way for APEC delegates.” — LTO 7 Director Arnel Tancinco. He suggested that people check schedules and advisories posted on the Cebu Province’s official site at as well as its social media accounts: and @cebugovph on Twitter.


7 Cebu graduates top Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy licensure test

Two students of Velez College topped the recent Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Licensure Examination.

Kevin Velasco of Velez College placed 1st in the PT exam while schoolmate John Amber Abellanida was second.

Cesar Llanto III, also a Velez College graduate, topped the OT licensure exam. Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) graduates Jose Miguel Escanuela and Beatriz Marie Castaño placed second and third, respectively.

“I couldn’t believe it at all.” — Kevin Velasco told Sun.Star Cebu. His brother Jon Karl placed second in the February 2012 Physician Licensure Examination.

Romel Cabazor, dean of Velez’s PT/OT department, said this is the 2nd time that Velez students topped the exam for both fields. The first one happened 20 years ago, he said.


Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu graduates take first place in PT, OT exams
The Freeman: 7 Cebu grads in top 10 of OT, PT board exams
Cebu Daily News: Three Cebuano grads land in top 10 of nat’l PT exams

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