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Contempt for rights


While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights groups have been trying to elevate the issue of human rights violations to the upcoming Association of Southeast […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

De Lima and Nobleza’s frailties


Recently, there are two high-ranking government officials who were once perceived as strong women and fighters but have failed badly in their respective careers because of the so-called “frailties of a woman.” First is Senator Leila de Lima who admitted to having an illicit affair with her driver, bodyguard and lover Ronnie Dayan. Second is […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Police find bomb components in Nobleza-Dongon apt in Panglao, Bohol


CEBU CITY–The police recovered components of an improvised explosive device inside an apartment allegedly rented by Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza and Reneirlou Dongon on Panglao Island Bohol. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said the owner of the apartment identified as Paulino Apduhan, turned over to the […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Tumulak to commuters: Don’t leave luggage at the terminal


An unattended bag left in one of the food stalls at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) caused a stir early morning on Thursday. The indigo-colored travelling bag was left in a “lugawan” (porridge store) inside CSBT at around 6:32 a.m. by two men and a woman. Joy Tumulak, security operations head of CSBT, said […]

Posted: April 6th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Russia subway blast kills 11


St. Petersburg, Russia — The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday’s deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. A bomb blast tore through a subway train under Russia’s second-largest city on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding more than 40. […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in World | Read More »

White House boosts security after bomb threat arrest


WASHINGTON — The US Secret Service bolstered security at the White House after a man was arrested after making threats at one its checkpoints, an official said. CNN reported that the man made a threat claiming he had a bomb in his car and that he was immediately arrested and the car in which he […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in World | Read More »



SNIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON (BALL Z) Passersby were distracted by two street kids playing as characters in the popular anime Dragon Ball Z, each of them circling one another and trying to gain a tactical advantage. When the man stopped near them, they called his attention and one of them asked, “Kinsa’y mas kusog og […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

75,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse 227-kilo WWII bomb


Thessaloniki, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki were evacuating an estimated 75,000 people Sunday in order to defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT, noon PHT) but three hours later it was still continuing, delaying the […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Mall bomb threat a hoax


Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) director Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño and the management of the country’s leading malls have refuted rumors being circulated through text messages and the internet of a bomb threat in its malls in Cebu. This after a memorandum of the supposed bomb threat on SM malls that was […]

Posted: February 5th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Better safe than sorry – Davide


Despite the inconvenience brought by the shutting down of cellphone signals during the last two major events held in Cebu, it is still always better to be safe than sorry. This was the sentiment expressed by Governor Hilario Davide III when asked if he was in favor of resorting to future signal shutdown when it […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »