Metro roundup

80 brgys. submit drug list

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 completed their list of drug personalities in all 80 barangays of Cebu City yesterday. Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz said that the 76 barangays endorsed their lists last Wednesday, which is the deadline for the submission. Ruiz received the drug lists of Barangays Tabonan, Sto. Niño, Kasambagan and Ermita yesterday. The lists will then be endorsed to PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña. Ruiz said that PDEA 7 will get next the drug list of the villages in Cebu Province and Bohol. KAL

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Shooting, stabbing kills 3

Three persons were killed in separate shooting and stabbing incidents in Cebu City last Thursday. Police identified the first victim as Jose Tatoy, 51, who was killed by an unidentified gunman while walking on Plaridel St., Barangay Ermita at around 6:30 p.m. Four hours later, 28-year-old Virginia Tabornal was stabbed to death by her neighbor in Barangay Tisa. She was was stabbed several times by Giovanni Rabaca, who allegedly threatened to kill their family. At 2 a.m. yesterday dawn, a scavenger was shot dead on C. Padilla St. Police identified the fatality as Jose Jurick Pruit, 47. JOB

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Liloan buy-bust yields 2 men

Two brothers who are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Sambag, Barangay San Vicente, Liloan yesterday. Suspects Jed and Lester Quinaod yielded 15 small packs of suspected shabu. The suspects were detained at the Liloan Police Station’s detention cell. That, pending the filing of complaints against them for violating Section 5 in relation to Section 26 and Section 11 of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. KAL

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Tom against poll deferment

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is not in favor of the plan to postpone again the barangay elections. He believes that the drug problem is not enough to postpone the polls. “They should realize that it’s really up to the people. It’s true that there are places where drugs can strongly influence the election like (Barangays) Duljo Fatima, Ermita, Lorega, Calamba but should it be postponed because of these few cases? I don’t think so,” he said. He said delaying the polls for a month or two is enough but deferring it again is not good. RVC
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