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Asean leaders wrestle over China at summit


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit over his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said. Duterte was due to release a chairman’s statement at the end of the one-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders meeting that ignored […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Over P2.3 million in shabu seized in separate anti-drug operations

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War against drugs At least 58 drug suspects were arrested in separate operations in the city and province of Cebu since Thursday. Over P2.3 million worth of shabu were confiscated during these operations. Forty-one of the 58 suspects were arrested in yet another “One Time, Big Time” operation throughout Cebu City on Thursday morning. Senior […]

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

Policewoman tied to Abu Sayyaf faces more raps over guns, explosives

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — More charges are being prepared against alleged Abu Sayyaf conduit, Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, following the discovery of firearms, ammunition and bomb-making components inside her house in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon. The Northern Mindanao Police Office said in a report that a composite team of policemen and soldiers raided Nobleza’s […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Window dressing for Asean is over


Less than two weeks after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meetings here in Cebu, streets dwellers who were hauled by government men to keep them away from the eyes of foreign delegates are back on the streets and in their favorite abode—the skywalks. While driving to the office early Monday morning, I could […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Over P1M worth of drugs seized in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova buy-bust ops


More than a million worth of suspected shabu was confiscated by Cordova Police during a buy-bust operation at past 12:00 midnight Wednesday in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town. Police arrested Wilberto Aytona, 44, a resident of Barangay Ibabao of Cordova town. He is currently detained at Cordova Police Station pending the filing of appropriate case against […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Lording it over life


Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao tried to wear the theologian’s gown in his campaign for the return of capital punishment to the Philippine penal code. In August 2016, addressing opponents, he asked, “Are we greater than God because God is allowing death penalty in every nation and country?” In January 2017, he said, “Even Jesus Christ was […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Gov dismayed over Sueno’s exit


CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said the dismissal of former Interior and Local Government secretary Ismael Sueno was caused by politics. “It saddens me because in the very, very short time that I’ve known Secretary Sueno, I’ve seen his sincerity as he did his job, that he is really a decent man. Perhaps he was […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Lording it over life


(First of two parts) On the first Sunday of Lent, priests usually explain to their congregations the meaning of the three temptations of Jesus Christ in the desert where he fasted for 40 days between his baptism and public ministry. This is right and just. The lure of turning stones into bread, jumping off a […]

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

Public extra vigilant over kidnapping reports


  Alarmed over the series of alleged kidnapping cases, residents in some parts of Cebu have been vigilant as suspicious activities happening in the neighborhoods are quickly being reported to the police. At around 6 p.m. on Friday, Cordova Police intercepted a black Hyundai Starrex van in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town after a concern citizen […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses


Building homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the tragic Super Typhoon Yolanda, the people of Tacloban City have opened new chapters in their lives. Exhibiting the resiliency of the Filipino spirit, they have held on to light and optimism despite chaos and grief. […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »