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Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Penitent nailed to cross in front of tourists in Tuburan


Tuburan town – Gilbert Bargayo had himself nailed on the cross on Good Friday for the fifth time in Tuburan town and in front of local and foreign tourists. Bargayo’s act impressed foreign tourists, who offered to pay P500 each for the nails used on his hands and feet, for souvenir. “It was amazing and […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga town. “Business as usual. There are no cancellations. Kayang-kaya natin yan. (We can secure the delegates),” said […]

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

Nine killed in firefight between govt forces and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf


CEBU CITY—Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), three soldiers and one policeman were reported to have been killed in the ongoing firefight in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. This was contained in a joint statement issued by Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, head of the Police Regional Office in […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory


Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino is asking the US Embassy to clarify an advisory, which they issued against travels to Cebu and Bohol, to prevent ill effects especially on local tourism. Dino said that the issuance of the advisory shortly before Bohol province will host the multi-sectoral forums as part of the country’s […]

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

Three police officials shipped to Mindanao


THE Police Regional Office had yet to verify whether the transfer of the three top officials in Central Visayas was part of Camp Crame’s rotation of assignments or came as penalty for various offenses. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, PRO-7 chief, said he was ordered by Camp Crame to enforce the transfer of Supts. Nechomedes Olivar, […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Police told to verify drug inventory


THE Police Regional Office (PRO-7) asked the PNP’s crime laboratory to conduct an inventory of all illegal drugs stored in their facility. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, PRO-7 chief, said he was ordered by PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa to inspect the drugs seized from their operations in the region to ensure that no police […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Agustin replaces Lawas as PRO-7 deputy director

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CEBU CITY–The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has a new deputy director for operations. Senior Supt. Dennis Agustin, chief of the directorial staff of the PRO-7, assumed the second top position in the regional police, replacing Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas who was transferred to Camp Crame. Philippine National Police chief Director General […]

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


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Road rage shooting victim fears for his safety; suspect still stays in jail The life of the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Cebu is not the only one changed by Sunday’s road rage shooting. It also disrupted the once peaceful and private life of the nurse as well as of his loved […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Drug dealers now braver, more daring — PR0-7

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Illegal drug personalities in Central Visayas have become more dangerous and heavily armed. According to the head of the Police Regional Office (PRO), Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, drug dealers now have high-powered firearms in some areas of the region as they will do anything to protect their illegal drug business. Taliño added that drug dealers […]

Posted: March 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »