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Clear villages of drugs, officials told

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Barangay officials were warned anew by the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) that they will face administrative charges if they fail to clear their areas of drug users and pushers. The warning came amid Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s admission that clearing the barangays of drugs is a “tall order” that can only be […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t officials from Basilan raise alarm bells in hotels

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Employees of a budget hotel in Cebu City were alarmed by the presence of a group of at least 10 persons speaking a “different language,” prompting them to alert the police yesterday. “Naghinala yong nasa hotel. (The hotel employees were suspicious),” said Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the Cebu City Police Office. Operatives of […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Officials bare Holy Week preps

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  Mandaue City Police deputy director for operations Supt. Jimmy Aguisanda announced measures to ensure a peaceful celebration of Holy Week. At the Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT), where around 114 buses will ply northern Cebu towns, a K9 unit and SWAT personnel will be conducting regular inspections. CNBT manager Zosimo Jumao-as said the bulk […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Just drop the fare surge scheme

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Last Wednesday’s public hearing on the proposed passenger jeepney fare rate increase at Cebu Normal University in Cebu City drew little interest from the public who are either resigned to it or simply don’t want to be inconvenienced with having to argue with transport operators determined to raise their fares this year. In fact, one […]

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

MAO BA?

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WRONG NAMES A military official committed a faux pas during a speaking engagement when he mispronounced not one but two names of local officials as he introduced them. Instead of (Vice Gov. Agnes) Magpale, he read out the name as “Magpala” while an official with a family name of Jalad was called “Salad.” SCARED OF […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

JUST IN: Camp Crame orders relief and transfer of high ranking police officials in Central Visayas to Mindanao

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  Tagbilaran City Police chief and a senior police officer as well as former Central Visayas Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG-7) chief where ordered relieved from their posts and transferred to Mindanao by Camp Crame. Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad Jr., Bohol Provincial Police Office Director, confirmed the relief of Supt. Nichomedes Olivar as Tagbilaran City […]

Posted: April 1st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Bribery suspect charged in court

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THE Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office yesterday filed “corruption” charges against a market collector who allegedly tried to buy off policemen in Consolacion town after the arrest of his nephew in an anti-drug operation. Giovanni Pepito, 45, was charged before the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Consolacion and Cordova on Friday afternoon. Bail was recommended at […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Barangay captains told: Support drug war

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THERE appears to be no gray area as far as the administration’s anti-drug campaign is concerned vis-à-vis the support for it expected from barangay captains. According to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapeña, barangay captains who refuse to cooperate in the campaign will be viewed as drug protectors. “I hope our barangay […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Rep. Red Durano says no to appointing barangay officials, Senator Sonny Angara says he is open to the idea

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    While a Cebu congressman showed his disagreement to the plan to appoint barangay officials instead of electing them, a senator adopted an open mind approach to the issue. Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI (Cebu, 5th district) said that appointing barangay officials instead of electing them is undemocratic. “Personally, I don’t think kanang suggestion […]

Posted: March 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

MAO BA?

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STANDARDS FOR OFFICIALS Upon learning that President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint barangay officials and postpone the barangay elections anew, a broadcaster said whoever will be appointed should be people with integrity and no links to illegal drugs. “Di ta mopasar ning standard kay daghan man tang babaye (We won’t qualify because we have lots of […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »