BAROK ‘AIDE’ SLAIN

Benjie B. Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla, Rene F. Alima 07/15/2017

Just as President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Cebu is a hot spot for illegal drugs, 50 suspected drug personalities were arrested and an alleged trusted aide of a jailed drug lord was killed in simultaneous operations in…

Warden: No to Barok

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/13/2017

‘Drug suspect too high profile, ill-suited to be deputy inmate chief’ With the “bosyo” or leader of inmates being shipped off to the National Penitentiary in Muntinlupa along with 14 others, a vacancy for the leadership now…

Barok transferred to cell near signal jammers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/12/2017

HIGH profile drug personality Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro is now out of isolation and transferred to a regular cell immediately after the signal jammers were installed last month. CPDRC officer in charge Bobby Legaspi said they transferred Alvaro…

CPDRC to install signal jammers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/16/2016

NOT even solitary confinement in an isolation cell at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) could stop alleged big-time drug personality Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro from communicating with the world outside. There is always the cellular…

Include Cebu as rehab site

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/28/2016

WITH over 37,000 drug surrenderers recorded, the provincial government urged the Department of Health to include Cebu as a site for building a drug rehabilitation and treatment center. During the inauguration of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical…

Jail woes

Editorial 09/07/2016

The provincial government’s decision to reinstate visitation privileges for inmates, while cautiously commendable, comes amid the ultimately unproductive tit-for-tat between Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III and his predecessor, Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu’s third district. The reinstatement…

BAROK HITMAN SHOT DEAD

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Rene F. Alima 08/27/2016

An alleged hitman of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro is dead. Police gunned down Christian Baton in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Guisok, Barangay Tuburan, Danao City, on Friday evening. Senior Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, the police…

Suspect linked to Danao precinct strafing killed in drug bust

Rene F. Alima 08/27/2016

ONE of the suspected gang members of detained drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro linked to the strafing of a Danao City police precinct was killed in a drug bust operation in Sitio Guisok, Barangay Tuburan Danao City…

Barok’s brother, partner laid to rest

Carmel Loise Matus 08/21/2016

More than a week after being killed in a shootout with police in an aborted drug bust operation in Danao City, the younger brother of alleged drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro was laid to rest at past…

‘Barok’ cries foul, issues official statement from jail

Izobelle T. Pulgo 08/19/2016

ALLEGED big-time drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro yesterday denied that he continued to be in touch with his cohorts in the underworld and dared police authorities to present the SIM card which they claimed was confiscated from…