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CHRISTINA AND LEILA Cebuanos were intrigued by the fate of Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza, the police official arrested with a suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit at a checkpoint in Clarin town, Bohol province. Siloy’s pal noted that were it not for her alleged romantic involvement with the Abu Sayyaf bandit, her career would have taken off […]

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



Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Duterte to AFP: Drop bombs on NPA rebels, flatten hills


BANSALAN, Davao del Sur — President Duterte has ruled out peace talks with the communist rebels and declared that the police and the military can now pursue them. He lamented on Thursday that the NPA targeted non-combatants when they shot dead four members of the Scene of the Crime operatives of the local police in […]

Posted: March 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

A safe Sinulog


In the run-up to tomorrow’s Sinulog Grand Parade and Dance presentation, some personal sacrifices have to be made to ensure public safety, and these are quite small when ranged against the scope and scale of the event which brings together both city residents and visitors in one day of revelry. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) […]

Posted: January 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

No social media posts on bomb threats, netizens told

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NETIZENS were urged not to spread bomb threats and terror attacks for the duration of the Sinulog. The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) made the public appeal in response to a Facebook post by a certain Luijie Gurrea which went viral. “I understand his concerns. His tips are valid. But it […]

Posted: January 9th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

100 cops, civilians receive bomb detection training


MORE than 100 police officers and selected barangay personnel in Mandaue City are now equipped to handle situations involving suspected improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Senior Supt. Roberto Alanas, Mandaue City Police Office chief, said that with the present threat of terrorism nowadays, it would be crucial not only for the police and military but also […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Boat passengers advised to keep watch


Passengers heading to Cebu’s ports were advised to be on guard in light of the bombing incident in Davao City last Friday evening. Glenn Sarador, chief for port of police at Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) said they raised the security in all ports in the province. “If they noticed suspected personalities, luggage and baggage please inform […]

Posted: September 3rd, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Vintage bombs to be detonated this week


MORE than a dozen vintage bombs will be detonated on Thursday this week, four days after they were nearly razed by a fire last Sunday. Senior Supt. Benjamin Santos, Cebu City police chief, said the vintage bombs are scheduled to be detonated by the military’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Division at a mining lot in […]

Posted: April 4th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Bomb-detecting robots to help cops secure summit


ROBOTS that can detect bombs and explosives will help policemen protect world leaders and foreign delegates during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Metro Manila on Nov. 17 and 20. The “new recruits” of the PNP–three MK3 explosives ordnance disposal robots–will help the cops ensure that all venues that will be used for […]

Posted: November 10th, 2015 in Nation | Read More »