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ARMED MEN SPOTTED ON OLANGO?

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Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 kilometers from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed to have seen two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the place, they heard successive loud bursts believed to have come from long firearms at […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

STAY VIGILANT

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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 »

ABU LEADER KILLED

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Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including the man believed to be a key leader of the Islamic militant group. Top officials of the Armed […]

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

Davide asks netizens: Be extra careful with posts

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WHILE social media has been a helpful platform when it comes to real-time updates, it is undeniably a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. In light of the clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga, Bohol over the last few days and amid travel advisories issued by different embassies warning […]

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

Travelers told: Stay safe

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Stay at home, or if you insist on traveling, don’t post your whereabouts online. Also verify every “advisory” and “alert” you read in social media. These were some of the tips given by Cebu City officials to city residents who will join thousands of Metro Cebu residents in heading to the province and outside Cebu […]

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

Watchful week ahead

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It started as early as last Monday; but we can expect thousands of Metro Cebu residents to troop to bus terminals, seaports and airports for the annual Holy Week break. But this year’s observance would be different in Cebu province owing to last Tuesday’s encounter between government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and also […]

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

Moro raids and the Japanese occupation

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The clash in Inabanga, Bohol, the other day between government forces and the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf brings to mind the dreadful centuries of Moro slave raids that decimated the coastal towns of the Visayas and Luzon between 1599 and the mid-1800s. Inabanga and also Tagbilaran, among other coastal settlements of Bohol, suffered so much […]

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

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory

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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 »

PRO-7 on full alert, activates ‘Oplan SumVac’

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The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas has activated Oplan SumVac or “Summer Vacation” on Monday following a recent travel advisory released by the US Embassy in Manila. PRO-7 Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño said that Oplan SumVac is now activated and fully implemented throughout the region. Taliño added that after the recent hosting of […]

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

Russia subway blast kills 11

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St. Petersburg, Russia — The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday’s deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. A bomb blast tore through a subway train under Russia’s second-largest city on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding more than 40. […]

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