2 brothers face rape charge; where are 5 others?

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:58 p.m.

TWO men who allegedly attacked a pregnant woman in the City of Naga, Cebu were charged with rape.

Supt. Brindo Nacario, City of Naga police cahief, said that Leonardo Labrado, 38, and his brother Nelson, 26, remained with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Naga.

Police search for ex-con in Alcoy

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:57 p.m.

A WOMAN was found buried inside the house of her rumored boyfriend in the coastal village of Pugalo in Alcoy, Cebu last Saturday morning.

Ma. Lovely Fajardo, 27, a mother of two from Barangay Poblacion, Dalaguete, bore a stab wound in the left side.

Lone biker shoots, kills girl, 15, leaves her mother critically hurt in Mandaue

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:48 p.m.

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl died while her 54-year-old mother was wounded after an unidentified assailant shot them while they were riding a passenger multicab in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City last Saturday afternoon.

Info drive on clean, safe water launched

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:45 p.m.

THERE are 2,032 out of the 5,255 families living in 12 barangays in Pinamungajan, Cebu that still do not have sanitary toilets, the town’s health officer reported.

Dr. Shiela Faciol, Pinamungajan municipal health officer, said that these include a mountain barangay, Camugao, where two people died and more than 40 others were hospitalized after contracting typhoid fever, which was blamed for drinking contaminated water.

De Lima to cops, prosecutors: Coordinate to strengthen case

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:44 p.m.

TWO proposed laws were filed in Congress to give public prosecutors a larger role in strengthening cases against suspected criminals.

Senate Bill (SB) 2670 and House Bill (HB) 2032 are intended for both the police and the investigating prosecutor to coordinate in gathering evidence and building a case.

Cops nab man who ‘robbed, raped’ 4 women

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:43 p.m.

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was arrested last Saturday afternoon after he allegedly raped and robbed a girl and three other women in Mandaue City.

The suspect, identified as Roy Cellona, a resident of Barangay Lamac, Consolacion allegedly entered a house in Sitio Sector 2, Barangay Pagsabungan past 10 a.m. last Saturday and raped a 13-year-old girl.

Council OKs cash grant for scholars

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:41 p.m.

SCHOLARS of the Cebu City Government who will graduate with honors will start receiving cash incentives after the City Council recently approved the “Cebu City Scholar Honor Graduate Incentive Program” ordinance authored by Councilors Alvin Dizon and Lea Japson.

“The incentives must be provided to the city scholars in order to recognize and reward their academic achievement and to encourage others to excel in their studies,” said Dizon and Japson.

Tejero chief asks Rama for updates on cash assistance

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:40 p.m.

BARANGAY Captain Jessielou Cadungog of Tejero, Cebu City again asked the City Government about the status of the release of cash aid for residents affected by the road-widening and opening of Uldarico St.

“This is the second follow-up on the issue of the financial assistance to those who have been affected by the road widening and opening of Uldarico St., Tejero, Cebu City. Your so-called financial assistance has not reached our end to date,” Cadungog said in his letter to Mayor Michael Rama.

Jagmoc’s accomplishments raise questions in Council

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:38 p.m.

FORMER Cebu City Councilor Edwin Jagmoc’s contract as a consultant of the Department of Public Services (DPS) will not be approved just yet.

During its regular session last week, the City Council deferred the renewal of his consultancy contract for Januarty to June this year pending his comment on his accomplishment report.

Buzz: Integrated planning works

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:37 p.m.

TRAFFIC problems in Metro Cebu have become worse and many Cebuanos know why. Among the reasons, they say, are an increase in the number of motorized vehicles, road construction, lack of management, narrow roads, bad driving and lack of alternative routes.

Many Cebuanos have ideas on how to address the problem. Citom tried three schemes to address the traffic jams in the North Reclamation Area before seeing some results.

Five drug ‘users’ fall, two of them during a pot session inside a cave

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:36 p.m.

FIVE suspected drug users were arrested by police in separate anti-drug operations in Cebu last Saturday.

The first operation took place in Sitio Mountain Breeze, Barangay Pandan in Bogo City, where two men were caught sniffing shabu inside a cave.

After rape, more peril

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:36 p.m.

CEBU -- The husband and four-year-old son of a woman who was allegedly gang-raped in the City of Naga earlier this week have sought refuge with the Cebu Capitol.

For Earth Hour, are you ready or in the dark?

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:35 p.m.

CEBU -- Supporters of the Earth Hour Movement urged Cebuanos to switch off all lights and electrical devices for an hour starting at 7:30 p.m. on March 28, whether at home or at work.

Case still ‘slight’

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:04 p.m.

STATE prosecutors struck down the attempt of lawyer Jiecel Tiu to have Ronda Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab’s wife indicted for frustrated murder, instead of only slight physical injuries.

House asks drivers, 2 departments: Speak up in oil deregulation review

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:03 p.m.

THE House committee on energy has deferred deliberations on bills to repeal the Oil Deregulation Law, while waiting to hear from two executive departments and an association of operators and drivers.

‘User’ shoots ‘snitch’ neighbor

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:02 p.m.

A MAN was shot to death allegedly by his neighbor in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City at dawn yesterday.

Women—empowered but not quite enough

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:01 p.m.

GENDER equality is still far from the country's reach but a lot of steps have been taken to empower women, which is a step in the right direction.

As the country celebrates National Women's Month, the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu Gender and Development (GAD) Office and Sidlak Gender Resource Center 7 organized the “conversation on women's leadership toward sustainable development” yesterday.

Magpale offers support to kin, psych session

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:00 p.m.

THE mother of one of the two cousins who committed suicide in Daanbantayan, northern Cebu, is contemplating filing a case against the person allegedly behind her son's suicide.

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said that the mother “expressed willingness to seek justice” for her son.

Enrol ‘poor’ PWDs in PhilHealth

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:44 p.m.

THE Cebu City Council is asking the two representatives of the City to push for a bill that would mandate Philippine Health (PhilHealth) insurance coverage for indigent persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Councilor Alvin Dizon, who authored the resolution approved by the Council, said that the bill will allow PWDs to avail themselves of free health services.

5 groups named finalists in youth awards

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:43 p.m.

THEIR materials range from simple to abstract, from recycled paper and two-liter plastic bottles, to lessons about leadership and disaster preparedness.

Out of these materials, five groups of students and young professionals implemented projects in their universities, neighborhoods and entire provinces.

US veterans to attend landing reenactment

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:41 p.m.

NINE members of the American Division Veterans Association will be in Cebu today until March 27 to tour different World War II battle sites, particularly those in Cebu City, Talisay City and Tabogon town.

At the height of World War II, warring Japanese and American soldiers stationed in Cebu City hid in dark tunnels and caves, where they often slept and planned their tactical moves.

Man, son wounded in hacking

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:41 p.m.

A CHIEF tanod and his son were wounded after they were allegedly hacked by a neighbor in Sibonga, Cebu last Friday afternoon.

The local police said that at 5:30 p.m., Joel Villafuerte Sr., 48, and his 17-year-old son, Joel Villafuerte Jr. went to a store near the site where Joel Sr. was hired as a construction worker to claim his salary.

Flames cover 120 hectares

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:02 a.m.

A FIRE swept across 120 hectares of a reforestation project in Barangay Canangcaan, Oslob town last Sunday, and authorities are verifying reports that a 14-year-old boy may have caused it.

The fire department in Oslob admitted they were not able to respond because no one told them about the fire, which broke out in steep terrain.

Central Visayas asks for P108.6B

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:01 a.m.

CENTRAL Visayas is asking for P108.86 billion in projects, including roads, in the national budget for 2016 but the amount is expected to rise.

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 approved a total of P108.86 billion in proposed programs and projects during its full council meeting yesterday.

‘Say sorry’

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:49 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III should own up responsibility for the Mamasapano incident and apologize to the nation.

This was former senator and former PNP chief Panfilo Lacson’s advice to the President.

VP Binay asks for support in 2016 from fire victims

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:48 p.m.

VICE President Jejomar Binay and his daughter, Sen. Nancy Binay, yesterday distributed relief assistance to Cebu City fire victims and met with women and the elderly.

In the meeting held at the Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School, the vice president asked Cebu City residents to support him in 2016.

SC to set up systems to hasten work in courts

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:46 p.m.

THE Supreme Court will transform all lower courts in the country into an electronic court system, or e-Court system,  as part of its effort to institute judicial and legal reforms to reduce backlogs of cases.

In her speech during the 15th Integrated Bar of the Philippines national convention, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said the e-Court system aims to improve court processes and reduce litigation cost.

Movement at CCPO irks Cebu City mayor

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:45 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama is questioning movements of police officials in the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).

Rama, who just arrived from his trip in Japan, wants to know why Senior Supt. Mariano Batiancela was designated as officer-in-charge (OIC) of CCPO, replacing Senior Supt. Conrad Capa, when he was informed that there will be no movements in the hierarchy of the Philippine National Police (PNP) until a new PNP chief is appointed.

Cop, neighbor shoot each other over water spat

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:43 p.m.

AN argument over water ended in a shooting between a police officer and the acting president of a homeowners’ association in a subdivision in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday dawn.

PO3 Dennis Camonay, 34, and Ruben Rafols, 47, were both wounded. The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. inside Corinthians Subdivision in Sitio Suba Masulog, where they both live.

Cops ‘shoot, bribe’ ex-marine son

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:59 p.m.

A RETIRED policeman filed a complaint yesterday against two police officers for allegedly shooting his son, a former member of the Marine Corps.

Severino Chavez, 70, also claimed that two policemen fabricated evidence to bolster his son's alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade in Bantayan, northern Cebu.


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