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‘Bato’ confirms CV terror threat

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But describes police intelligence reports as ‘generic’   Following Sunday’s travel advisory from the US Embassy for American citizens to review travel plans in Central Visayas, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, on Monday, confirmed that terror groups were indeed planning to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas. In a press […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | 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 »

White House boosts security after bomb threat arrest


WASHINGTON — The US Secret Service bolstered security at the White House after a man was arrested after making threats at one its checkpoints, an official said. CNN reported that the man made a threat claiming he had a bomb in his car and that he was immediately arrested and the car in which he […]

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

Regulating cell site shutdown


In the event of yet another cell site shutdown, the regional PNP office should make sure that it would only be limited to the venue of the major event being secured rather than the whole Metro Cebu area. That is the sentiment of a lot of Cebuanos who were inconvenienced by yet another cell site […]

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

Cell signals to be turned off to secure Miss Universe events


CEBU CITY—Cellular phone signal will be shut down in some parts of Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Cebu on Tuesday and Wednesday for Miss Universe swimwear competition. The National Telecommunications Commission approved the request of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) to turn off the telecommunication signals in Lapu-Lapu at certain hours on Jan. […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

No social media posts on bomb threats, netizens told

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NETIZENS were urged not to spread bomb threats and terror attacks for the duration of the Sinulog. The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) made the public appeal in response to a Facebook post by a certain Luijie Gurrea which went viral. “I understand his concerns. His tips are valid. But it […]

Posted: January 9th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DEATH BECOMES HER: Why the crossroads town of Carcar is the perfect ghoulish stopover


NOTE: In the aftermath of a well-meaning travel advisory against the South of Cebu, I’m publishing this belated Halloween-themed, impromptu trip to just that area in question. I acknowledge that the threat is always present, always real, but that I have faith in my government to provide the necessary protection to both its visitors and […]

Posted: November 8th, 2016 in Delicious,Life | Read More »

Noble warns against false FB reports on kidnappings in southern Cebu


The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) denied reports currently circulating on social media that there were kidnapping incidents in two towns in the south. CPPO director Senior Insp. Eric Noble, speaking to reporters during his visit to the southern Cebu towns, stressed they never received reports and responded to any kidnapping incidents in Santander or […]

Posted: November 6th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Police, military discuss Cebu’s security situation


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) were holding a meeting with tourism officials on Saturday morning to discuss Cebu’s security situation in the wake of the travel advisory issued by the United States Embassy. Lt. General Raul del Rosario, Armed Forces Central Command chief, said the military were working […]

Posted: November 5th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »


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US Embassy alerts Americans of kidnap threats in southern Cebu Cebu officials were caught by surprise by the advisory of the United States Embassy in Manila to its citizens to avoid going to southern Cebu to avoid the risk of being kidnapped. Government and Philippine National Police (PNP) officials in Cebu and the business sector […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »