JAIL RAID YIELDS DRUGS, PHONES

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/28/2017

Inmates were sound asleep when shouts and banging at the iron gates woke them up at around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Clad in full battle gear, agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) raided…

3 Cebu City Jail guards relieved

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/28/2017

THREE jail guards of the Cebu City Jail had been relieved after they were found to have allowed inmates to use mobile phones inside the jail. The jail guards, whose names were withheld from the media, are…

Official: Soldiers’ arrest has no effect on Army’s role in drug war

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/28/2017

THE ARREST of the three soldiers inside a suspected drug den would not affect plans to have Army personnel assist the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in curbing illegal drugs. 1st Lt. Roger Abitria, acting spokesperson of…

Season of Lent starts as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday today

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/28/2017

ASHES will be marked on the foreheads of the faithful who attend Mass today as Catholics all over the world start the 40-day season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Fr. Zenon Guanzon, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s private…

Osmeña eyes habal-habal terminals in Lahug, Apas

Inna Mejia, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/28/2017

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is eyeing to construct two motorcycle-for-hire (habal-habal) terminals as part of regulating the operation. In his press conference yesterday, Osmeña said he plans to establish two terminals in two pilot areas. The…

Duterte to dine with local execs after 3rd bridge launch

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/28/2017

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be having a private dinner with local officials and other stakeholders after the groundbreaking ceremony of the third bridge that will connect Cebu City to Mactan Island via Cordova town tomorrow. But the…

12-foot-long python captured in Lapu

Norman V. Mendoza 02/28/2017

A PYTHON measuring 12 feet was captured by residents of Sitio Mangga, Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City on Monday evening. An employee of a commercial establishment in the area saw the snake through the CCTV monitor creeping at…

Of charms and crystals

Mia B. Zamora 02/28/2017

IT’S ONLY been a recent interest of mine—this fascination with crystals and what they can do. To be honest, I was never a new age kind of girl. I’ve been very conservative with my beliefs, and always…

Labor task force eyed to handle pending ‘endo’ cases in CV

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/28/2017

Will the estimated 9,000 employees affected by the 291 “end of contract” or endo cases become regular employees or not? The affected employees of these pending endo cases at the Department of Labor in Central Visayas (DOLE-7)…

After French pitch, exec of hotel in Hong Kong woos Cebuanos

Aileen Garcia-Yap 02/28/2017

WITH the strong performance of its economy this year and in the last couple of years, the Philippines has not only become a tourism destination but also a lucrative tourism market for other countries as well. A…

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