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Sabalones no longer under CIDG custody


Self-confessed Cebuano drug lord Franz Sabalones is no longer in the custody of the Philippine National Police. According to his lawyer, Louie Arma, there is no basis to hold Sabalones in Camp Crame. Arma declined to reveal the whereabouts of his client for security purposes. “He’s not in the custody of Camp Crame because there […]

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

Refining Tokhang 2.0


Oplan Tokhang 2.0 or whatever they call this campaign to go after illegal drug users and peddlers has adopted changes, but whether it will be more successful or not depends largely on how the government enforces it. The most interesting facet is the recruitment of priests into the campaign since the official reasoning is that […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Osmeña welcomes back PNP in city’s anti-drug operations


CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña welcomed the resumption of the Philippine National Police (PNP) war on drugs after the President announced that he was calling back the PNP to rejoin efforts to rid the country of illegal drugs. “It is absolutely needed. Drugs will destroy this country. As emotional and as dirty his mouth was, […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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Palma: Statement untrue We forgive him. This was the res-ponse of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma to the latest profanity-laced tirades thrown by President Rodrigo Duterte against Catholic bishops and priests. Answering queries from reporters, the 66-year-old prelate said he is not hurt by the President’s new round of criticism against Catholic Church leaders, because they […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Less violent, more surgical


The discovery of nearly half a million pesos’ worth of cash along with shabu and other contraband items at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) could not have come at an opportune time for the Philippine National Police (PNP) after they had been reinstated by President Rodrigo Duterte in the war against illegal […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

TODDLER ABUSE DSWD: 7 takes over probe on parents, siblings for kid’s injury

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region (DSWD-7) has taken full custody of a two-year-old girl who was rescued from her home in Sangi, Toledo City, after she was found with burn wounds on her thighs, her ears bloodied and her vagina swollen. While Toledo City’s Social Welfare and Development Office tends […]

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

CCPO: No drug deaths since January


Months before Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa yanked the police out of the war on drugs, there has been no death related to police anti-drug operations in Cebu City. Since late last year, no drug-related killing occurred during operations by the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said Senior Supt. […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

16 Cebu ‘rogue’ cops put on floating status


As part of the internal cleansing, at least 16 policemen in the province of Cebu were relieved from their posts over their alleged involvement in illegal activities. Senior Supt. Eric Noble, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, said they received reports that the 16 policemen with ranks ranging from police officer 1 (PO1) to […]

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

Police investigates members of prominent families in Mandaue linked to illegal drugs


The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) is validating reports on the alleged involvement of some members of prominent families in the city in illegal drugs activities . Senior Supt. Roberto Alanas, MCPO chief, said they will soon share their validated information with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7). “As of now, […]

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

Senate starts death penalty talks today


At least eight of 24 senators have openly expressed their opposition to the proposed revival of the death penalty in the country even before a joint panel in the Senate starts its deliberations on Tuesday. Six were either supportive or “open” to the proposal. The Senate committees on justice and human rights, and on constitutional […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »