SECURITY. At least 2,000 security personnel will be deployed to ensure the security of the 20 confirmed Miss Universe candidates who will arrive in the city Thursday, January 19, for their ancillary event.

SHOT DEAD. A 32-year-old man was shot dead Thursday morning in Sitio Naba, Barangay Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City.

STATE OF CALAMITY. A state of calamity has been declared in Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte, Tuesday, January 17, in the wake of the destruction wrought on the town by Monday’s heavy rains brought by a low pressure system hovering over Visayas and Mindanao.