Police: More minors getting involved in crime

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

THE number of cases involving juvenile delinquents in Central Visayas increased from 2010 to 2013, data from the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 showed.

Youth offenders ‘tend to steal, rob’

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:18 a.m.

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy is the youngest person the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has rescued so far this year, while the police try to deal with a rising number of children and teenagers who violate the law.

‘No confirmed meningo case’ in Cebu

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:17 a.m.

ONE of the patients from Danao City suspected of suffering from meningococcemia is confined in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.

Anti-pork bill launched

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

CEBU CITY -- Close to 2,000 delegates from various sectors nationwide attended the National People’s Congress Saturday, where a proposal to abolish the pork barrel through a people’s initiative was introduced.

5 tons of shark fins seized, freed

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- A team from the Capitol and Lapu-Lapu City confiscated on Saturday dried shark fins inside a 20-foot cargo container, but had to release the shipment, estimated to be worth P15 million, hours later.

Zamboanga lawmaker opposes Aquino impeachment

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

SECOND district Representative Lilia Nuño, a Nacionalista Party (NP) stalwart, said she is not in favor to impeach President Benigno Aquino III.

Nuño made the announcement Saturday during the Issues in the News, a weekend public affairs program of the Zamboanga Press Club Incorporated (ZPCI) carried live over DXVP of the Catholic Media Network (CMN) radio program.

Agri office completes road projects

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

THE Department of Agriculture recently completed the concreting of two farm-to-market-roads worth P10 million boosting the livelihood of farmers in two municipalities in Zamboanga Peninsula region.

2 die in highway collision

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

TWO people died in a highway collision involving a motorcycle and a car in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police said Saturday.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula’s information officer-in-charge Dahlan Samuddin said the incident took place around 9 p.m. Thursday along the highway in the village of San Nicolas, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.

9 people face raps on drug offense

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

THE police have filed charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against nine people, including four minors, who were arrested Tuesday in anti-illegal drugs operation in Zamboanga City.

Arrest of IP leader hit

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

A TRIBAL group based in Mindanao hit the Aquino administration on Friday for the arrest on Friday of a Manobo tribal leader, who is facing three counts of frustrated murder, in Surigao City.

Indigenous People's (IP) alliance Kalumaran said Genasque Enriquez was about to leave after a press conference on their campaign against pork barrel, when members of the Surigao City Police Office, Army's 30th Infantry Division, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrived to arrest him.

Man shot dead in Tugbok District

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at sitio Kawayan in Barangay Manambulan, Tugbok District in Davao City on Friday evening.

Police identified the victim as Leonard Bansag Paguirigan, alias Enad, 27, a motorcycle driver, resident of the same place.

Davao City bizman hacked

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

A 40-YEAR-OLD businessman was hacked along the road of Purok 3, Mahayag, Davao City at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 21.

The victim was identified as Almer Lamudoc Mejias, married and a resident of the said area.

Official optimistic in pushing for Mindanao road corridor

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL from the Foreign Chamber of Commerce said they are courageous in pushing for the Southern Mindanao Road Corridor, because they know that there will be a surplus of power in 2016.

Japanese national faces raps vs trafficking

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

A 65-YEAR-OLD Japanese national is facing charges before the Davao City Prosecution Office after he was arrested inside a hotel on Magallanes street last August 19 as he allegedly offered cash and gadgets to minors in exchange for sex.

Man pleads not guilty to arson

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

THE suspect accused of trying to burn down the house of a former Davao City councilor pleaded not guilty during his arraignment before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 Friday.

4 teens sued for robbery, violence

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecution Office against four teenagers arrested in an armed robbery along Magallanes Street in Davao City on August 19.

Facing robbery with violence and intimidation are Jonalyn Tormis, 19; Jessa Aspren, 18; Mikaela Atuel, 18 and John Mark Aspiren, 18, all residents of Lubogan, Toril.

P.5M worth of shabu seized in raid

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

ANTI-narcotics operatives arrested three people, including an alleged drug pusher, in a raid in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City at dawn yesterday.

Seized by the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Caidsotg) from the trio were packs of a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth almost P500,000.

Should minors face trial or not? Social workers’ judgment crucial

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

THE Cebu City police charged a 14-year-old girl before the prosecutor’s office after they caught the latter carrying about P5.9 million worth of suspected shabu last Aug. 9.

Assistant Cebu City Prosecutor Alex Gabud dismissed the complaint, pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9344, or The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006.

PRO 7: ‘Be cautious at all times’

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

THE fatal shooting of a policeman and the wounding of three other police officers in Tagbilaran City, Bohol during last Friday’s drug operation prompted the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 to remind its personnel to be “extra” cautious at all times.

Chief Supt. Prudencio Bañas, PRO 7 director, said it was a painful reminder that they should always be prepared.

3 people wounded in Consolacion shooting

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

A COUPLE and their son were shot and injured by a 17-year-old boy outside their house in Barangay Pulpogan, Consolacion, Cebu last Friday morning.

Revenge was eyed as the motive of the attack after the boy’s father was arrested last month.

Cops nab man, 39, tagged in killing of minor in Lapu-Lapu

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City at dawn yesterday.

Police arrested Jowe Kadil, 39, who was seen by witnesses stabbing Juan Apa, reportedly a high school student, several times at 1:45 a.m.

Porac mayor’s allies on Soma: ‘A mirror of himself’

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

PORAC -- Loyal allies of Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz said that the content of his speech and the way he delivered his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) on Friday “is a very kind one and a reflection of himself.”

Vice Mayor Dexter David and Councilor Mark Valencia said Dela Cruz “had opted not to hit his political detractors and mention their names” during the Soma at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center.

Aeta group wants dialogue with CDC on disputed land

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:20 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are requesting for a dialogue with officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to talk about the recent unauthorized use of their ancestral land by a Clark Freeport locator.

According to Ruvielane Margarito, a tribal chieftain of Sitio Bilad in Barangay Marcos Village, the said locator of Clark Freeport conducted fencing operations within the bounds of their ancestral domain without their permission.

World-class Clark hospital set to open in December

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:18 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City Clark is on track for a grand opening in December this year, which will provide Central Luzon with a world-class healthcare facility.

First ever PH museum of social history to open in Angeles

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The historic Pamintuan Mansion will soon be opened to the public as a newly converted museum of social heritage, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the facility will be managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

FatBoy10s charity to benefit Angeles kids

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) fully supports the upcoming charity Golf and Rugby tournament of the Pot Bellied Pigs set next month, which will benefit 500 children from six barangays in Angeles City.

NGO conducts disaster, climate change seminar

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

MASANTOL -- A non-government group has conducted a three-day seminar for some 90 local leaders and residents of Minalin and Masantol towns on weekend.

Save the Children, the lead organizer of the event, said that the event is in preparation for incoming typhoons and monsoon rains.

Pinoy seaman negative for Ebola

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 07:28 p.m.

MANILA -- The Filipino seaman suspected of acquiring the dreaded Ebola virus has been found negative of the disease.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), results of the medical examination done on the Filipino indicated that he is not suffering from the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Bill filed allowing gov’t agencies to retain, use savings

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 07:20 p.m.

A BILL that will enable the local government units (LGUs) as well as agencies, departments, bureaus and commissions of the national government to retain their savings and use these for other unprogrammed capital outlay projects has been filed in the House of Representatives.

Bill raises personal exemption for individual taxpayers

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 06:53 p.m.

By John Carlo Cahinhinan

A BILL seeking to increase the personal exemption for individual taxpayers to P100,000 from the present P50,000 has been filed in the House of Representatives.

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 43.783

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