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Taliño orders probe on Talisay armed men report


  POLICE are now securing Sitio Dawis, Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City after the sighting of armed men there on Saturday morning. Police regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño said the presence of the armed men there is related to a land dispute, and the role of the police is merely to secure the area and […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Over 100 houses destroyed in Lapu fire; investigators to confirm report of missing child


More than a hundred houses were destroyed by fire that hit a densely populated area in Sitio Opa Matumbo, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City past 2:00 a.m. Sunday. A child was also reported missing, however SFO1 Climaco Salisid, fire investigator of the Lapu-Lapu City Fire Department, said they have yet to confirm this report. Narrow alleys […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Visitors to Olango Island decrease amid report of armed men


Unverified reports of the presence of two armed men on Olango Island has resulted in tourists canceling their trips to the bird sanctuary and mangrove forest. This was disclosed by PO3 Mark Anthony Zamora of the Olango Island Police Station even as he assured the island is safe and the reports remain unverified. Police and […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Guardo to report back sooner than expected


Suspended Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo is set to report back for work earlier than expected. The Office of the Ombudsman Visayas has ordered Guardo to pay an amount that is equivalent to his salary for three months when he was still Sambag I barangay captain in lieu of his supposed three-months suspension. “I will […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Breaking | 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 »

Cite your (credible) sources


“Cite your sources.” High school and college teachers would repeat this over and over and over again to students writing essays or research papers until they get it right. But many elected officials in the Philippines, including those who have been serving in government for decades still fail to get this very basic concept right. […]

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

Report: Donaire parts ways with Top Rank


FIVE-DIVISION world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. is no longer part of Top Rank Promotions. The separation was confirmed by Donaire’s wife Rachel in a BoxingScene.com report yesterday. “Nonito is a free agent right now,” Rachel said in the report. “We’re no longer under a promotional contract with Top Rank. Nonito still wants to […]

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

‘Conservation should be included’


THE plan to build economic zones (ecozones) in 17 possible sites in Cebu province should be in harmony with the country’s conservation goals. Provincial Tourism Officer Boboi Costas said that the plan is a brilliant idea because it will address the problem of traffic in the city and open employment opportunities in the rural areas. […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Hotel exec: ‘Korean mafia’ report may affect business


An executive of a resort in Lapu-Lapu City expressed concern about the possible decrease in hotel bookings following reports that reached South Korea that an alleged Korean mafia exists in Cebu. Son Byung Cheon, executive director of Mactan Isla Resort and Casino located in Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City, and a member of the Lapu-Lapu City […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Commuters told to report abusive cabbies


COUPLES who get exploited by opportunistic taxi drivers can seek redress through the “Oplan I Love You” launched by the regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) in Cebu today. LTFRB Regional Director Ahmed Cuizon said they will visit motels to encourage passengers to file complaints of overcharging and other abuses committed by taxi […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »