Mayors and their bodyguards

Editorial 07/09/2018

Should mayors consider hiring bodyguards for their own security or should they simply content themselves with the security detail provided by the police and paid for by taxpayers? If you ask Daanbantayan Mayor Vic Loot then he…

PRO-7 to replace cops assigned to mayors

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 07/09/2018

Except for Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said they will only replace police officers that were assigned as security detail for mayors in Cebu. “(Most of the bodyguards) have ranks of PO1 and…

Bohol mayors push Bong Go to run for the Senate

Inquirer.net 07/08/2018

TAGBILARAN CITY – Supporters of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gathered at Holy Name University (HNU) on Saturday to launch “Bayan for Bong Go” Bohol Movement which aims to encourage him to…

Mayors urged: Don’t rely on police to provide security

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/06/2018

MAYORS should not rely on the police for security but rather should get private armed security personnel, if necessary to ensure their safety. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III made this pronouncement after the recent killings of Tanauan…

DILG tells mayors who want to hire armed guards: Follow procedure

Futch Anthony Inso 07/05/2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) yesterday urged local chief executives in the region to conform to the procedure in hiring or acquiring additional armed security personnel and asking for police escorts.…

Rama worries safety amid killings of mayors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram, USJ-R Intern 07/05/2018

Former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama fears for his life once again after two mayors were killed in separate shooting incidents in Luzon this week. “Really, it’s not a joke seeing all of these occurring. I’ve long…

Cebu mayors told to bring own bodyguards

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/04/2018

MAYORS of Cebu’s towns and cities were reminded to “be vigilant” in securing themselves in the wake of the murders of two mayors in Luzon in recent weeks. “Ang ako lang ikatambag nga be vigilant lang gyod…

Tomas not OK to replace mayors with police chiefs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2018

IN AREAS WITH HIGH CRIME VOLUME Although he welcomed past initiatives by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb criminality, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña expressed reservations on the former’s plan to replace local chief executives with police chiefs…

Two suspects in mayor’s murder eyed for witness protection program

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/20/2018

The Department of Justice asked the court to admit two of nine suspects in the murder of Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido town, Bohol province under the government’s witness protection program (WPP). Asst. Regional Prosecutor Llena…

Lady Jaguars on a roll in Mayor’s Cup

Ray Charlie Diaz 05/09/2018

THE UNIVERSITY of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) logged its second straight win in the Women’s Division of the Cebu City Mayor’s Cup Open Volleyball Tournament 2018 on Wednesday at the University of San Carlos (USC) gym in Sanciangko…

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