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Davide said House inquiry on strip search ‘enlightening’


  CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III described as “enlightening” a congressional inquiry into the Feb. 28 mass strip search done during a surprise inspection at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC). “It was positive as far as I am concerned,” he said in a press conference at the Governor’s Office a day after […]

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

No stopping jail strip search


A congressional inquiry will not scare drug enforcers into halting the strip searches in jails. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) will continue to implement the strip search during Greyhound operations in jail facilities in the region even if this has been a subject of stern criticisms from human right groups that […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Search for high powered firearms leads to confiscation of only two bullets


Police raided the house of a barangay councilor in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City yesterday on suspicion that he kept unlicensed high powered firearms. Barangay Councilor Ryan Sagulili however eluded arrest when the police team came to serve a search warrant issued by Judge Jerry Dicdican of RTC Branch 29 in Danao City at around 9 […]

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

The search is on for Queen Philippines 2017


PAGEANTS are not just about beauty, it’s also a platform to advance an advocacy, of bringing together different voices calling for love, mutual respect and equality. For Queen Philippines, it’s about fighting for transgender acceptance, continuing the struggle against discrimination and hate that happens not just on the streets but also at the workplace and especially, […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Search for “armed men” in Olango continues


  CEBU CITY– Government troops continue to search for two armed men spotted along the beach lines of Barangay San Vicente on Olango Island on Thursday afternoon. Barangay captain Cyrus Eyas said the sightings and the presence of government troopers created fear especially among residents of Sitios Basdaku and Baskural where the two armed men […]

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

Syrians in frantic search for their children after blast


BAB AL-HAWA, Syria — Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognize her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the border to Turkey for treatment and now Rashid, like many parents caught up […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Invasive search


A photo of prisoners squatting butt naked on the ground during an Operation Greyhound launched by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) that went viral on social media sparked not just a flood of adverse comments but highlighted the difficulty of securing a prison from illegal […]

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

Lapu-Lapu City govt starts search for replacement of the late councilor Gomez


One of the barangay captains from the 30 barangays in Lapu-Lapu City will replace the late councilor Damian Gomez. Acting Vice Mayor Harry Radaza said the 30 barangay captains are among those being considered as replacement for the late councilor Damian Gomez. However, Radaza said, they do not also discount the possibility that a member […]

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


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  A drug suspect who fled during a buy bust operation on Sunday, surrendered hours later to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Visayas, fearing for his life. Rex Sebumit was the subject of the PDEA-7 operation but fled upon sensing that he was transacting with government agents. “Action natog hamag sa ilahang […]

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

President Duterte and Pia Wurtzbach top list of Google’s most searched terms in PH


THE YEAR 2016 has been a very busy one for the Philippines and Google Search has chronicled the names and topics that Filipinos have been talking about for the year. On Wednesday, Google released its most-searched terms in the Philippines, revealing some of the moments that surprised, captivated and moved the Filipinos for the year […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Life | Read More »