PDEA: HIGH-LEVEL TARGETS FIRST

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Dominic D. Yasay, Inna Mejia, Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/31/2017

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is ready to take on the drug war that was let go by the Philippine National Police (PNP) but admitted it only has enough manpower to handle “high-value…

DILG withholds signing of documents sans caretaker

Edison Delos Angeles, Inna Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 01/31/2017

After all the elective officials of Barangay Ermita were served their preventive suspension, there is no one authorized to sign any official documents, which could include the payroll of barangay employees. Emma Joyevelyn Calvo, acting Department of…

Police radio frequencies tapped by drug operators

Nestle L. Semilla 01/31/2017

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) confirmed that suspected drug pushers Manuel and Janice Godinez tapped the frequency of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) and other police stations in neighboring cities. PDEA 7 director Yogi Filemon…

The garbage swap

Inna Mejia 01/31/2017

Turn your garbage into gold, or in this case, turn it into a can of sardines. Agapita “Pita” Eking, a 54-year-old mother of six, received a pleasant surprise from the city’s garbage collectors yesterday when they handed…

‘Stop bashing Maxine’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/31/2017

AT least two Cebu mayors and a Catholic parish priest were among those who defended Binibing Pilipinas Universe Maxine Medina a day after she lost her bid to win the international pageant. Fr. Jonas Mejares, former rector…

Faithful urged: Reach out to addicts, oppose EJKs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/31/2017

ONE year after the 51st International Eucharistic Congess (IEC), Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma challenged the faithful to perpetuate the memory of the event by reaching out to those in need and to stand for what is right.…

Clustering landfills may ease garbage problems

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/31/2017

Cebu’s local governments should cluster their landfills to resolve common garbage problems, a top official of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) said yesterday. “This has been discussed by the Cebu province for a long time. This needs…

Cash aid for slain cop chief’s family

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/31/2017

THE Provincial Board approved a resolution granting P200,000 in financial aid to the family of slain Catmon town police chief Supt. Alexander Nuñez. The resolution sponsored by PB Member Miguel Magpale asked Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III…

Smart’s Batibot mobile app nominated for GSMA award

01/31/2017

The Batibot mobile application co-developed by Smart Communications was recently shortlisted for the Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning citation of the prestigious Global Mobile Awards. The digital version of the Filipino children’s show is the…

DSWD delivers food packs to Cagayan de Oro

01/31/2017

TO augment the need for more food assistance to calamity victims in northern Mindanao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) delivered 3,750 food packs to the DSWD Field Office X in Cagayan…

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