CPPO chief: Deaths cannot be avoided in war against drugs

Nestle L. Semilla 06/27/2018

CASUALTIES cannot be avoided in an intensified campaign against illegal drugs, said a top official of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO). Senior Supt. Manuel Abrugena, CPPO director, said that casualties are a natural occurrence especially when…

Don’t be onion-skinned, Palace tells Catholic Church

Inquirer 06/27/2018

The Catholic Church should stop being onion-skinned, Malacañang said on Wednesday, following the scathing remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte against the church. “So ang sabi ko nga, ‘wag naman balat sibuyas [ang simbahang Katolika] at ‘di naman…

Trade chief: Wage hike must be kept ‘minimal’

Inquirer.net 06/20/2018

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Wednesday said wage hikes should be “minimal” to avoid the rise in production costs and consumer prices. “If you ask me, there can be a minimal adjustment but that should not be…

Rama vows to eradicate illegal drugs if he will be mayor again

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2018

Former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is determined to challenge his political rival, incumbent Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, in the May 2019 local elections. And this time, Rama said he will anchor his bid for the…

Slain cop to be buried next week

Norman V. Mendoza 06/14/2018

The body of Senior Insp. Raymond Hortezuela will be buried on June 23, Saturday. His father Wilfredo said a Mass is set to be held at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City at 1…

Solons: Arming brgy chiefs will be ‘recipe for disaster’

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

Opposition lawmakers have expressed fear that arming barangay (village) captains would be a “recipe for disaster” and could only lead to more abuse and violence in local villages in the country. At the oath-taking of newly elected…

Parent-traffickers should be counseled

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/07/2018

THE mother who pleaded guilty to trafficking her children and other minors, is a success story for those who advocate the protection of women and children. “To me it is a success… Kanang 20 years kadyot ra,”…

‘If it’s too good to be true, it’s not true’

Benjie B. Talisic and Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/07/2018

THE Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office (RACO) warned the public about falling prey to online scams. “If it’s too good to be true, it’s not true,” said Chief Insp. Leo Dofiles, head of the RACO. Last Saturday, immigration officers…

Ungab’s gunman could be dead—police

Benjie B. Talisic 06/01/2018

Is the assailant who killed lawyer Jonnah John Ungab dead? The Cebu City Police Office said the empty shells recovered in the crime scene and those from the gun of a person shot dead in a police…

Erik Matti’s ‘Buy Bust’ to be shown August 1

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/31/2018

TWO more months to go and Erik Matti’s most awaited action film this year will finally be shown in Philippine cinemas. Based on the full trailer shown in cinemas, the movie will start its commercial release on…

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