Parents ‘led cops’ in Duljo drug bust

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:05 a.m.

CONCERNED parents, not barangay officials, gave the information that led to the fall of a drug den, the rescue of five boys in a pot session, and arrest of 11 adults in Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City last Friday night, a police official said.

Supt. Romeo Santander, City Intelligence Branch (CIB) chief, said that no Duljo Fatima official communicated with the police before they received tips from the parents about the illegal activities.

After Earth Hour, what’s next?

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:04 a.m.

WILL you plant more trees, segregate your trash and take shorter showers?

These, some Cebu City Hall Government officials said, are among the things people can do to go beyond Earth Hour, which took place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. last Saturday.

Sta. Fe port's ramp fixed

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:51 p.m.

ONE year and four months after super typhoon Yolanda devastated Bantayan Island, the port in Sta. Fe is once again fully operational and ready to accommodate thousands of visitors expected to spend their vacation on the island during Holy Week.

Sta. Fe Mayor Jose Esgana said one of the port’s two ramps was rehabilitated after it was damaged.

Holy Week a time for renewal, grace: Palma reminds faithful

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:40 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday asked the faithful to participate in all religious activities related to Holy Week during a concelebrated mass for Palm Sunday at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

‘Seize chance to host delegate’

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:37 p.m.

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma invited good Samaritans to be part of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) by hosting a delegate or two in their home, whether foreign or Filipino, for the duration of the event.

In his letter, copies of which were distributed to Roman Catholic church parishes, Palma said the historic event on Jan. 24-31, 2016 will bring to Cebu thousands of foreign delegates from various countries and local delegates from other parts of the Philippines.

Cops get funds to fight drugs

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:36 p.m.

TO STEP up the fight against illegal drugs, the Mandaue City Government intends to help fund police operations.

Supt. Josefino Ligan, chief of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) City Intelligence Branch, said that Mayor Jonas Cortes pledged the City will give P5,000 per month for all six police stations and P10,000 per month for the headquarters.

11 nabbed in Naga, Bogo, Talisay raids

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:36 p.m.

POLICE arrested three suspected drug pushers and eight alleged users in separate anti-narcotics operations in Consolacion and in the cities of Bogo, Talisay, and Naga last Saturday.

At 7:30 a.m., Joseph Mirambel Guevarra, 18, was caught in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sambag, Bogo City.

P58M fund for SRP sought

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:35 p.m.

THE South Road Properties Management Office (SRPMO) seeks to purchase P58.4 million worth of equipment for the upkeep of the facilities inside the 300-hectare property and to ensure security, peace and order in the area.

Among the items that the office wants to purchase are P3.5-million closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, 25 digital handheld radios amounting to P2 million and two patrol cars worth P1.9 million.

Distribution of cash aid for seniors can’t be done every month: Castillo

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:32 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama cannot release the financial assistance for senior citizens on a monthly basis, said the City Legal Office.

In his reply to lawyer Reymelio Delute, City Legal Officer Jerone Castillo said that the provision of the City’s budget ordinance that mandates the monthly release of the financial assistance for senior citizens was vetoed by Rama early this year.

3 pull heist, cart P200T from trader

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:31 p.m.

THREE armed men took away more than P200,000 in cash and jewelry from a businesswoman in Sitio Laray, Barangay Pitogo, Consolacion last Saturday night.

Police identified the victim as Marilou Rombaiz Hiyas, who sells chicken in the town’s public market.

Man in Lapu-Lapu heist a ‘lookout’

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:30 p.m.

AN intelligence officer said one of the eight suspects in robbing a casino financier in Lapu-Lapu City was allegedly involved in robbing bank employees in Northern Mindanao early this month.

Buzz: Boys will be boys

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:28 p.m.

AS THE saying goes, boys will be boys, regardless of their age and occupation. So observers were not surprised about the reaction of male local government officials to a young and pretty woman in their midst. The only question in the observers’ minds was, who would make the first move and how.

After prison, a degree

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:33 a.m.

ONCE a fugitive for three years and a prisoner for seven years, a former political detainee graduated this month from college.

Espina: Find ‘awol’ cops

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:16 a.m.

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina is mulling the creation of a team to find three former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 members tagged in the death of lawyer Noel Archival.

Keep fit, outrun felons, Espina reminds police

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:41 p.m.

HONOR the slain 44 Special Action Force (SAF) policemen by being true to the service, praying, and staying fit, the acting head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) told Region 7’s police.

After prison, a degree

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:13 p.m.

ONCE a fugitive for three years and a prisoner for seven years, a former political detainee graduated this month from college.

Farmers advised: Insure animals

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:11 p.m.

FARMERS and poultry owners need to be on guard against diseases that threaten pigs, goats, chickens and other farm animals during the dry season, said the Cebu Provincial Veterinary Office.

Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy, who heads the office, said heat stroke, pneumonia, and orf or sore mouth infections are among the diseases that might affect these animals.

Fly high, contribute to PH

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:09 p.m.

GEN. Leonardo Espina, acting chief of the Philippine National Police, yesterday urged graduates of an aviation school to "contribute positively to the country."

Harm reduction or drug aid?

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 p.m.

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants to review the harm reduction program implemented in the city's red-light district.

Rama said he wants to sit down with the members of the Cebu City Anti-Drugs Abuse Council (Cadac) to review its position on the program implemented by the City Health Department (CHD) in Barangay Kamagayan.

Barangays report status to constituents

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:59 p.m.

BARANGAYS all over the country held their first barangay assembly for the year yesterday.

Cebu City Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Phillip Zafra said that residents should be well informed about the status of their barangays.

4 born to endemic pig species

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:57 p.m.

FOUR piglets were added to the critically endangered Visayan warty pig (scientific name, Sus cebifrons) at the Negros Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC) in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

The first two of the four piglets were born from breeding pair Julio and Olivia on March 18. The remaining two piglets were born from Amor, also sired by Julio, on March 20, said Dr. Joanne Mae Justo, curator of the center.

Espina: Find ‘awol’ cops

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:46 p.m.

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina is mulling the creation of a team to find three former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 members tagged in the death of lawyer Noel Archival.

Espina said he already gave out the order to locate Senior Supt. Romualdo Iglesia, former HPG 7 director; Insp. Joselito Lerion, former HPG 7 Special Operations Team chief; and PO1 Alex Bacani.

Asturias loses police chief, musician to heart attack

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:45 p.m.

KNOWN to his fellow police officers as a skilled musician, Senior Insp. Glen Devocion, Asturias Police Station chief, died of heart failure yesterday morning. He was 46.

Devocion left behind his nine-month-pregnant wife Irene, 27, and sons aged six and one.

Tighten security, businesses told

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:44 p.m.

CEBU -- Police officials advised operators of businesses that involve large sums of money to be more vigilant because a robbery group from Mindanao has set foot in Cebu, based on intelligence reports.

Minglanilla all set for Kabanhawan on Easter Sunday

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:41 p.m.

ORGANIZERS of the Sugat-Kabanhawan in Minglanilla town are all set for the upcoming festival, which will culminate on Easter Sunday.

Police Chief Insp. Richard Gadingan, Minglanilla town police chief, said they already completed all the preparations needed for the festival.

Group reaches out to gov’t for support

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:40 p.m.

THE Hemophilia Association of the Philippines Inc. of Cebu (Hapi-C) yesterday urged the government and the private sector to support their advocacy to help people who are suffering from the blood disorder.

In a press conference, Dr. Lynda Mae Lepatal said that hemophilia is a hereditary bleeding disorder affecting males that can potentially lead to chronic disability.

5 boys caught sniffing shabu in Cebu

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 03:18 a.m.

FIVE boys were caught having a pot session with adults when the Cebu City Intelligence Branch (CIB) operatives barged inside a drug den in Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City last Friday night.

City Hall to ask BIR for tax refund

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:09 a.m.

CEBU City will ask for an exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to get back the tax that one of its investors in the South Road Properties recently withheld.

City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas and City Legal Officer Jerone Castillo received last Thursday a check for P134 million from Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) Area General Manager Allan Alfon.

3 teens saved from flames in Cebu

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:08 a.m.

FIREFIGHTERS rescued three teenagers during a fire that razed five houses and an eatery on Duterte St., Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City yesterday afternoon.

Collector falls

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:07 a.m.

POLICE arrested last Thursday afternoon a toll collector in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Don Juan Climaco Sr., Toledo City.

Insp. Jovito Labra, Toledo City police deputy chief, identified the suspect as Mercy Gonzales, 43.

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