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Death penalty approved on second reading

Just as the country started its celebration of Lent, the House of Representatives on Ash Wednesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to restore the death penalty. This after the House majority on Wednesday’s session approved by voice voting House Bill 4727 which seeks to impose the capital punishment on drug-related offenses. The ayes […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

EJK or death after due process?


Lawmakers in the House of Representatives were made to choose between two types of death – death under summary killings or death under capital punishment? This was the question posed by justice committee chairperson Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali in his sponsorship speech at the resumption of the plenary debate on the death penalty on […]

Posted: February 7th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Roque will not give up House seat unless Congress orders him to


Kabayan Partylist Rep. Herminio “Harry” Roque will continue to refuse to vacate the seat in the House of Representatives after he was ousted as member of the partylist. He said only Congress has the right and power to unseat him. “Ako po ay nananatiling kongresista dahil tanging kongreso lang naman ang makakatanggal sa nakaupong kongresista,” […]

Posted: January 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »



P15.6 million shabu seized Tuesday traced to an inmate inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The new haul is on top of the P194.7 million drugs recovered in CV in 2016 Despite the strict security imposed inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), some inmates may still have found means to call the shots […]

Posted: January 4th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Disgraceful legislative hearings


The testimony of Ronnie Dayan, former bodyguard and boyfriend of Senator Leila de Lima before the House committee on justice probing the proliferation of drug syndicates in the New Bilibid Prison was expected to demolish the senator, but as things turned out, the embattled lawmaker gained sympathy not only from her female colleagues in the […]

Posted: November 28th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

About Ronnie and Kerwin


Last week my good friend and kumpare Arleigh Sitoy succumbed to embolism after his kidney transplant. I knew for a fact that the kidney transplant operation was not easy on Sitoy’s part because a day before the operation the Provincial Board (PB) ethics committee called his attention to their concern about his health. They knew […]

Posted: November 28th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Exempted sa FOI ang prosecution service?


Wa ko kasabot ni Assistant City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Casiño kinsa maoy gi-designate nga spokesperson sa Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office kay gilisod-lisod gyud ko nga maka-access sa mga dokumento sa mga kaso nga may public interest. Nga unta si Presidente Duterte mipatuman baya og hingpit nga transparency sa iyang pang-gobyerno sa executive branch pinaagi sa […]

Posted: November 27th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Mao Ba?


ONLY FROM CEBU Since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed his post, names of suspected drug lords were revealed to the public. Five of them are Cebuanos: Peter Lim, Franz Sabalones, Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria, and Kerwin Espinosa. A teenager posed a valid question. “Nganong pulos ra man taga Cebu ang iladong mga drug lords? […]

Posted: November 27th, 2016 in Mao Ba?,Opinion | Read More »

Councilor pushes for Mandaue lone district

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The Mandaue City Council presented a draft resolution urging Congressman Jonas Cortes to pass a bill for Mandaue City to become a lone congressional district during their regular session last Wednesday. The resolution proposed by Councilor Demetrio Cortes Jr. is requesting Congressman Cortes to pass a bill in the House of Representatives making Mandaue City […]

Posted: October 28th, 2016 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Solon to discuss Metro Cebu’s traffic problem


THE House of Representatives transportation committee headed by Catanduanes Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento will meet with businessmen, including transport industry stakeholders, today at the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Inc. in Lapu-Lapu City for a public hearing. “We are here to find out if Cebu would be included in the emergency powers of the President […]

Posted: October 7th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »