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ARMED CIVILIANS VS TERRORISTS?

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Osmeña favors Duterte’s plan to arm civilians in fight vs terrorists, but CHR warns this could create  a ‘very dangerous situation’ Let civilians bring their own firearms to help fight terrorists and criminals. Although the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte is primarily intended for Mindanao, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has expressed his desire to […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

More volunteers needed for relief efforts for Marawi City

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Jamil Faisal Adiong was deeply saddened when he learned about the clash between government forces and the Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, his home province. “Right now, I’m speechless. As much as I wanted to go there (Marawi), dili madala,” he told Cebu Daily News. He said he has friends and relatives […]

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

Collaboration between gov’t and community key in fight vs terrorism

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  THERE are yet no reports of people from Marawi City taking refuge in Cebu City. There are also no reports of the presence of terrorists. According to Chief Insp. Ramoncelio Sawan, information officer of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), in the fight against terrorism, collaboration is key. He appealed to the public to […]

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

Flights continue to and from Mindanao amid martial law

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Major airlines continue to service commercial flights to and from Mindanao despite the ongoing military offensive in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province. But airline companies like AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and its subsidiary, Cebgo gave their passengers headed to and from Mindanao the option to rebook or place the cost of tickets in a travel […]

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

Anti-drug operations result in arrest of 21 persons in Cebu

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Over a million pesos’ worth of illegal drugs were confiscated by the agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in separate drug busts in Cebu Friday morning. The separate operations in Cebu City led to the arrest of 11 persons. Five drug suspects were arrested in […]

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

Arrival of 13 robe-wearing Muslims alarms Bohol cops

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TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — The arrival of 13 men clad in thobe, the traditional robe attire for Muslim men, from Cagayan de Oro City created a stir in Jagna town, Bohol, in view of the tension in Marawi City. It turned out that these “suspicious-looking” men were Muslim missionaries who were preparing for the start […]

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

Gabii sa Kabilin offers 26 sites

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The 11th year of Gabii sa Kabilin officially opened at 5:45 p.m. yesterday at the Cebu Provincial Capitol grounds. Florencio Moreño, curator of Casa Gorordo Museum and one of the organizers, said they wanted this year’s activity to be more fun. The theme for this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage is “Fun […]

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

House approves bill on Mandaue’s lone congressional district bid

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Proponents of Mandaue City’s lone district bid are one step closer to realizing their dream after the House committee on local government approved House Bill 4117 authored by Rep. Jonas Cortes of Cebu’s 6th district. “This bill affords the city and its constituents the right to enjoy the privileges appurtenant to a legally declared congressional […]

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

Lapu fire victims move out from school, relocate to gym

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FIRE victims of Sitio Upa Matumbo, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City already left the Pusok National High School in which they were temporarily relocated after last Sunday dawn’s fire. Andy Berame, chief of Lapu-Lapu City’s Disaster Risk Reduction Office, said the fire victims were transferred to the Barangay Pusok gymnasium yesterday. “The barangay gymnasium is bigger […]

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

Cebuanos asked to be vigilant amid Marawi siege

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Stay alert and vigilant. Cebuanos are advised to be on guard as government troopers go after members of the Maute Group in Marawi City that started on Tuesday afternoon. While there are no direct threats to Cebu, Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said it is better […]

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