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MAYOR’S PROTECTION A group of tourists passed by a derelict house on an island in northern Cebu that bore a sign stating that “this house is protected.” When they asked around, some residents told them that the house is under the protection of the town mayor, an alleged drug lord protector. The tourists could not […]

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

DTI: Numbers to go up


Business name registration IN CEBU A local trade official expects business name registration in Cebu to grow further this year as the government is poised to reach out to the informal sector. Zaide Bation, chief of the consumer welfare division at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu, said they are helping local government […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Motorist who recorded video seeks protection; group offers legal aid

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  FEARING for his safety, the owner of the video that supposedly showed the son of a controversial businessman shooting a Cebuano nurse asked for protection from authorities. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said the owner of the video, a motorist who was at the scene of the crime, visited his office yesterday morning to […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Naked inmates issue: PDEA-7 chief says that is for our mutual protection

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  CEBU CITY-The director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Thursday defended its decision to let inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) remove their clothes during a surprise inspection on Tuesday dawn. PDEA-7 Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz said law enforcers had to protect themselves from inmates […]

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

Palawan’s biodiversity and us


Nickelodeon (Viacom International Media Networks as owner), and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts Inc. created quite a stir among advocates and netizens when they announced a grandiose plan to set up a 400-hectare underwater theme park in Coron, Palawan. The announcement mentioned opening in 2020 and with restaurants and lounges 6 meters below sea level. […]

Posted: January 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Mandaue officials call: No ’crackers, use horns


Acting Mandaue City Mayor Carlo Fortuna, together with the members of the local police and the Bureau of Fire Protection, encouraged the public to use horns as he also warned them of the city’s ordinance on the ban of firecrackers in the city. Fortuna said that those who would be caught selling firecrackers would be […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Proposed law pushes ban on full face helmets


AN ordinance requiring the use of half face rather than full face helmets by motorcycle riders underwent first reading in last Monday’s Provincial Board (PB) session. PB Member Sun Shimura, author of the proposed ordinance, said half face helmets should be worn “since road safety is not dependent on the protective equipment worn by a […]

Posted: November 30th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Tomas to attend court hearing on landfill


CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will appear at the Court of Appeals (CA) next Monday in relation to the hearing on the petition for a temporary environmental protection order (TEPO) against the city’s operation of the Inayawan landfill. City Legal Officer Joseph Bernaldez said they already filed their reply to the petition for a Writ […]

Posted: October 19th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cops woo residents, assure their safety


Two weeks after the anti-illegal drug raid in Banacon Island, the Central Visayas police chief is trying to assure residents in the island of their safety and is seeking their cooperation in the fight against illegal drugs. Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Patrocinio Comendador Jr., who visited the Banacon island on Thursday, said they […]

Posted: June 10th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cops coddling drug lords not exempt from shoot-to-kill order


Erring policemen across the province are not exempted from the Cebu Provincial Police Office’s (CCPO) anti-drug operations and will be shot dead if they fight back. If it comes down to it, anti-illegal drugs operatives will have to shoot or “neutralize” their fellow men in uniform if they fight back or resist during operations, said […]

Posted: June 10th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »