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House bill allowing Duterte to appoint barangay execs needs more scrutiny — Cebu leaders

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A bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to 2020 and to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint all the country’s village officials must be met with careful scrutiny, even as it is expected to breeze through Congress. “Appointing leaders is controversial. On whether the President or any other person should choose the captains, that […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Team proposes opening of Mandaue truck corridor


  The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) is proposing the establishment of a truck corridor in the city to allow the continuous movement of trucks to and from the port area, without fear of its driver being fined for violation of the city’s truck ban. The operation of a truck corridor is also seen […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘Gun pointing’ leads to suspension of Cubacub Barangay Captain Bihag


CONTROVERSIAL Cubacub Barangay Captain Almario Bihag of Mandaue City will be served with a two-month suspension order this week after he was found guilty of an administrative charge for misconduct in office. In a six-page committee report, Mandaue City Council Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability chairperson, Councilor Nenita Layese, recommended that Bihag should […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Man shot dead in front of son


A MAN was shot down in front of his four-year-old son near his home in Sitio Malinao, Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City at 9:30 p.m. last Saturday. Aldwin Requilme was headed home with his son on board a motorcycle driven by Rommel Pinero when they were flagged down by one of the suspects. PO3 Joseph Rouel […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Lapu cops seize P1.6M shabu

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A total of P1.6 million worth of shabu was confiscated by the police in two separate operations in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday dawn. The elements of City Drug Enforcement Unit headed by Senior Insp. Joey Bicoy conducted a buy-bust operation around 4:50 a.m. yesterday in Sitio Mahusay, Barangay Punta Engaño, resulting in the arrest of Daren […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Man mauled to death in Lapu-Lapu bar


A 30-year-old man was declared dead on arrival at the hospital after he was mauled by another man inside a bar in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City past 2:00 a.m. Saturday. Cesar Estoquia, a native of Panglao in Bohol, who is temporarily residing at Sitio Saac 1 in Barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City was with his cousin […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

12 arrested in Lapu drug busts


  Twelve individuals including a minor were arrested in separate police operations in Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Police confiscated around P100, 000 worth of drugs and a pistol during their anti-drugs operation. At around 10 p.m. on Thursday, elements of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) arrested three persons in sitio Bukid-Bukid, […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

VM Radaza’s office used by Lapu swindlers


IT all started with a pizza order. A cellphone shop owner and a pizza delivery boy both found themselves in the office of Lapu-Lapu City Acting Vice Mayor Harry Don Radaza, Wednesday, to collect payment for goods which they thought were ordered by Radaza. Mylene Barrios, owner of EKJ Cellshoppe located in Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Shabu courier arrested inside Lapu-Lapu City Jail


ABOUT a week after Danao City police intelligence reports pointed to the Lapu-Lapu City Jail as a major source of the city’s illegal drug supply, a search on one of the jail’s visitors on Wednesday yielded a stash of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) that was intended for a prisoner. The suspected drug mule was a young […]

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

Settlers yield, dismantle homes


After preventing the demolition team from dismantling their homes last Tuesday, about 33 settlers agreed to voluntarily demolish their homes at Sitio Ihawan, Barangay Mantuyong in Mandaue City yesterday. The settlers even helped the demolition team take down their homes after securing assurance from the Mandaue City government that they can return to their area […]

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