P1M in shabu found

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:04 a.m.

POLICE captured six people, including a former robbery suspect, in separate anti-narcotics operations in Bogo City and Medellin town last Friday and Saturday. A man identified only as “Pedring” died after a shootout during the operation in Medellin last Friday.

Upgrading to cause power cuts, says Veco

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03 a.m.

POWER service will be interrupted for one to 14 hours in different parts of Metro Cebu from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7, while the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) works on its wires and other facilities.

Sitio Warwick Barracks fire victims want permission to rebuild stalls in area

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:43 p.m.

IT HAS been a year and 11 days since a fire devastated Sitio Warwick Barracks in Cebu City, killing a 10-year-old boy and leaving over 2,000 people homeless.

Most of those left homeless used to sell goods in the area. Most of them have yet to find a regular source of income.

Judge asked to allow folks to live in CitiCenter

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:41 p.m.

FORTY residents of Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City want to be allowed to build “whatever temporary structure” inside the CitiCenter Commercial Complex.

Cosap to hire private laboratory

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:37 p.m.

THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) will hire a private drug-testing laboratory to administer random drug tests in the barangays next month.

It was prompted to do this since the City Health Department (CHD) doesn’t have enough medical technicians to conduct the test, said Cosap head Alice Utlang.

Mayor to file raps against councilor

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:35 p.m.

SIBONGA Mayor Lionel Bacaltos is preparing malversation and usurpation of functions complaints, in addition to a falsification charge, against Councilor Jonjie Ponce-Chan.

He accused Chan of distributing rice last month during the “Halad sa Gugma Alang kang Lolo ug Lola” to “ghost” beneficiaries.

Subdivision security guard accused of molesting sibling of goddaughter

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:34 p.m.

A 42-YEAR-OLD security guard was arrested last Wednesday after the mother of a six-year-old girl complained he sexually abused the child.

Personnel of Basak Police Station arrested the suspect, identified by police as Danilo Gerona of Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City, while he was on duty in a subdivision where he was detailed.

Diabetes center for each village

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:32 p.m.

THE Cebu City Government will require all barangays to establish a diabetes care center in their health centers within the year.

The Council approved the ordinance mandating the diabetes care center in each of the city's 80 barangays, drafted by Councilors Lea Japson and Alvin Arcilla.

Fiscal to Joavan: Defense’s evidence is self-serving

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:31 p.m.

AS THE counsel for Joavan Fernandez tries to prove that he was without firearms and ammunition during his arrest in 2013, the prosecution is also calling the defense's ploy “self-serving.”

Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Raul Cristoria said that the documentary exhibit submitted by Fernandez's counsel is contrary to what had been established.

Drivers to roll back trike fare to P7

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:29 p.m.

COMMUTERS in Lapu-Lapu City may soon spend a peso less for tricycle fare after drivers and operators agreed during a consultation with the City Government to implement a rollback because of the decreasing price of fuel.

2 Navy men wounded in accident

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:22 p.m.

A CARGO truck owned by the Philippine Navy met an accident, wounding two of its personnel, while on its way to a wake in Ginatilan, southwest Cebu, last Friday night,.

Petty Officer 3 (PO3) Michael Bayocboc and PO1 Jerick Tejero, who are assigned in Naval Forces Central (Navforcen), sustained slight injuries.

CPPO boosts hunt for crooks, launches PIB task force

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:20 p.m.

THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) launched last Thursday a task force that will go after persons who are wanted for committing heinous crimes.

The unit, named Task Force Hunter, will be headed by Supt. Rodolfo Albotra, head of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB).

'Protecting Internet is everyone's business'

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 01:26 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- Journalists and bloggers from different parts of the world urged the public on Saturday to help protect and defend the open Internet from government crackdown.

JVR asks for Capitol’s help to undo budgetary cuts

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:57 a.m.

TALISAY City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes went to the Capitol yesterday to ask for the Provincial Board’s help with the City’s annual budget.

In an interview, de los Reyes warned he will file abuse of authority and economic sabotage complaints against the City Council, who slashed the 2015 budget from P1 billion to P539 million.

JVR cuts deal to accept Cebu City’s wastes

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:56 a.m.

TALISAY City Mayor Johnny De los Reyes has agreed to accept Cebu City’s garbage in exchange for P700 per ton.

But the Talisay City councilors questioned the decision, saying the mayor did not consult them.

‘Fix it or I close it’

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:19 a.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday warned he might close the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) in the South Road Properties (SRP) if no steps are taken to prevent vehicular accidents.

Simpler clothes for Niño signal end of festivities

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:17 a.m.

A RITUAL that ended with an image of the Sto. Niño getting simpler clothes formally closed yesterday the annual festivities in the Child’s honor.

Fr. Jonas Mejares urged participants of the traditional Hubo mass yesterday to understand the true meaning of the feast of the Santo Niño, Cebu City’s biggest cultural and religious event.

Raids on stores yield expired packed goods

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:16 a.m.

EXPIRED grocery items were seized from two stores in Talisay City during a raid conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 7 yesterday.

Some 15 boxes of goods estimated to be worth P500,000 were confiscated from the stores of Yul Enterprises in Barangay Pooc and Campo Enterprises in Barangay Biasong.

Garbage truck hits, kills boy; driver flees to police station

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:15 a.m.

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy died after he was allegedly run over by a garbage truck in Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City yesterday morning.

The victim, identified by police as Jame Paul Rabor, died on the spot after suffering severe head injuries while driver Rolando Maning, 47, surrendered to the police.

LGU to hold own probe

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:13 a.m.

THE Mandaue City Government promised to help investigate the death of a mother at the City Hospital on Jan. 2.

This, as the Department of Health (DOH) 7 and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) 7 will conduct separate investigations on the death of Jocelyn Coliflores, 40.

Rainbow pedestrian lane

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:47 p.m.

A MULTI-COLORED pedestrian lane was unveiled last Thursday in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City to promote respect for members of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders) community.

The “rainbow pedestrian lane” symbolizes the gender-sensitive governance of Mandaue City’s largest barangay, said Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad.

Cosap to barangays: Pass reso on mandatory drug testing

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:46 p.m.

BARANGAY Zapatera passed a resolution requiring all its employees to submit themselves to a drug test before the renewal of their employment contract.

The Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap), through its head Dr. Alice Utlang, encouraged all barangays to follow suit.

You’ll get allowance: PRO 7 to cops

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:45 p.m.

POLICEMEN from the Central Visayas who helped secure the visit of Pope Francis in Tacloban City and Palo will get their meal allowance, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 assured.

Chief Supt. Prudencio Tom Bañas, PRO 7 director, yesterday said they are just waiting for the directive from Camp Crame to release the funds.

‘Congress has until Feb. 20 to postpone SK elections’

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:43 p.m.

BOTH houses of Congress have only until Feb. 20 to postpone the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections, said Provincial Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde.

The SK election is set on Feb. 21.

Ex-town VM says Fuente cop forced him into detention cell

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:42 p.m.

A POLICE officer assigned at Fuente Police Station in Cebu City is facing a frustrated murder complaint for allegedly dragging a former Sogod vice mayor into a detention cell in December 2014.

Former Sogod vice mayor Dean Severo Dosado yesterday filed the complaint against SPO2 Philip Plasus before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. He was accompanied by his lawyer Junjie Manda.

Man faces rape rap for molesting girl, 15

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:41 p.m.

A 45-YEAR-OLD man will be facing trial for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl last Christmas.

Assistant Cebu City Prosecutor Maria Theresa Casiño found enough evidence to indict Vicente dela Cruz for violating the Anti-Rape Law of 1997. Bail was set at P100,000 for the accused, whose case was resolved after he failed to submit his counter-affidavit.

‘Drunk’ man shoots self, hits girlfriend

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:39 p.m.

A MAN shot himself in the head following a marital fight in Daanbantayan, northern Cebu last Thursday afternoon.

His common-law wife was also injured when the bullet hit her on the waist.

Police nabs ‘killer’ of lending collector in karaoke bar

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:38 p.m.

THE suspect in the killing of a lending collector in Argao, Cebu was arrested by police late Thursday night.

Rhime Jimenez, 28, was caught drinking beer with a woman inside Secret Dreams videoke bar in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City.

Buzz: Fuente Osmeña traffic woes

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:36 p.m.

IN LESS than a month, Cebu City Hall has twice changed the roadside parking scheme at Fuente Osmeña in an effort to address traffic congestion in the area.

The old parking scheme required vehicles to park at an angle (diagonal parking) to the road. City Hall changed it to parallel with the outermost lane reserved for vehicles dropping off and picking up passengers.

5 nabbed in anti-drug busts

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:58 a.m.

THE police arrested five suspected drug pushers in separate anti-narcotics operations in Danao City and Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday.

Recovered by the intelligence and special operatives were almost P500,000 worth of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.

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