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57 barangay chiefs take drug tests

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They were called to a meeting, but 57 Cebu City barangay captains instead found themselves peeing for urine samples that were to be given in a surprise drug test conducted on them. Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Philip Zafra called the village chiefs to a meeting at the Senior Citizens building at the South […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City barangay captains undergo surprise drug test

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Barangay captains in Cebu City underwent a surprise drug test on Wednesday afternoon at the Senior Citizens building in the South Road Properties (SRP). Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Philip Zafra said he invited all barangay captains for an ABC meeting today to discuss several concerns including their upcoming meeting with Philippine Drug Enforcement […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

SRP sale ordinance stalled

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THE Cebu City Council committee on laws yesterday withdrew a report that it was set to present for deliberation before the council and will instead again “redeliberate” on the matter. The issue at hand concerned a proposed ordinance of Councilor Nendell Hanz Abella which aimed to allow the sale of three hectares of the South […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DILG-7 implements Guardo’s suspension

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The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) has moved to implement a three-month suspension against Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo ordered by the Office of the Ombudsman–Visayas. The suspension came as a surprise to Guardo who believed that the Ombudsman order should have been “moot and academic” considering that he was […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Motorist who recorded video seeks protection; group offers legal aid

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  FEARING for his safety, the owner of the video that supposedly showed the son of a controversial businessman shooting a Cebuano nurse asked for protection from authorities. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said the owner of the video, a motorist who was at the scene of the crime, visited his office yesterday morning to […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City jail warden relieved

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THE warden of the Cebu City Jail has been ordered dismissed from his post after a greyhound operation conducted last Saturday at the jail facility yielded several contraband items. Supt. Jessie Calumpang was ordered relieved by Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 7 Regional Director Dennis Rocamora immediately after the raid. Calumpang will be […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

More skimmers on the loose warns Tumulak

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People beware. The recent arrest of three Romanian nationals believed to be members of a syndicate engaged in ATM skimming, may just be the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Deputy mayor on police matters and Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak believes that there are more ATM skimmers on the loose, waiting to prey on their […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘No letup in Greyhound ops’

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Last Saturday dawn’s Operation Greyhound at the Cebu City Jail may have yielded fewer contraband, but Councilor Dave Tumulak said there should be no letup in the campaign to clear the jail of illegal items. “There was fewer shabu seized, only five grams. It seems that the jail officers are doing their jobs. I’m just […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Tumulak: more ATM skimming suspects on the loose

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Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said he believes there are more suspects of the automated teller machines (ATM) skimming incidents still on the loose. While he welcomes the arrest of three Romanian nationals by the National Bureau pf Investigation (NBI) 7 last Friday, he said none of them matched the suspect he saw in a […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Forum updates PWDs on their rights, benefits

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Groups of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from all over Cebu attended a forum on their rights, privileges and benefits at the Social Hall of Cebu City Hall last Friday. Dubbed “Ang Pagtambayayong Alang Sa Atong Kaigsuonang PWD (Cooperation for our PWD brothers and sisters),” the forum featured speakers from government agencies who explained the rights […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »