Greyhound in Mandaue City Jail yields nothing but a broken light bulb

Benjie Talisic 01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A greyhound operation meant to catch inmates of the Mandaue City Jail with contraband turned up nothing but broken light fixtures and another broken bulb. Inspector John Alatraca, the deputy jail warden of…

Bloody night in Talisay City claims 4 lives, including town mayor’s husband

Benjie Talisic 01/23/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — It was a bloody night in Talisay City, Cebu on Tuesday, January 22, as separate ambuscades resulted to the death of four persons. The first ambush happened past 6 p.m. in Barangay…

San Fernando mayor survives ambush

Benjie Talisic 01/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mayor of San Fernando town who was waylaid with five others in Barangay Lino, Talisay City this evening survived the ambush. Superintendent Marlu Conag, the Talisay City police chief, was at the…

1.5M devotees joined foot procession for Señor Sto. Niño; crowd 3 times bigger than last year

Ador Vincent Mayol, Benjie Talisic, Doris Mae Mondragon, Morexette Marie Erram 01/19/2019

  CEBU CITY — Under overcast skies, hundreds of thousands of devotees lined the streets of Cebu City or joined the solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu.…

Former construction worker-turned drug pusher nabbed in Tejero bust; P108K suspected shabu seized

Benjie Talisic 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — Cebu City police confiscated at least P100,000 worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tejero in this city on Wednesday, January 16. Senior Insp. Joemar Pomarejos, Waterfront Police Station chief,…

San Fernando barangay captain shot dead in town’s Poblacion

Benjie Talisic, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The incumbent barangay captain of Magsico of San Fernando town was shot dead in the town’s Barangay South Poblacion in the evening of Wednesday, January 16. San Fernando Mayor Neneth Retuya told…

Two women caught with shabu in Tisa

Benjie Talisic 01/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Two women were collared in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019, in Sitio Mangga, Barangay Tisa here. The police identified the two as Lucia Baculi, 47, and Melona Sarmiento, 31,…

Minor arrested in Mambaling buy-bust

Benjie Talisic 01/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – A 17-year-old boy was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019, in Sitio Cobeta, Barangay Mambaling, here. Chief Inspector Randy Caballes of the Mambaling Police Station, which spearheaded…

Kamputhaw bust: Criminology graduate sells drugs, gets caught with P102K of suspected shabu

Benjie Talisic 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Instead of having a successful career in law enforcement, a Criminology graduate decided to focus on an easier, risky career on the other side of the fence: Selling illegal drugs. At 3 a.m.…

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill e-bike driver in downtown Cebu City

Benjie Talisic 01/14/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — AN electric bike (e-bike) driver was shot dead allegedly by armed motorcycle-riding assailants at past 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, along Magallanes St. in downtown Cebu City near Barangay Pahina Central.…

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