Carmen, Cebu: Family outing ends in tragedy after flashfloods sweep pickup truck

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 07/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family outing in Carmen town, northern Cebu ended in tragedy after flashfloods swept away their pickup truck last Monday, July 8. The pickup truck was carrying a total of 17 passengers and…

Pick-up truck with 17 passengers washed away by river overflow

Futch Anthony Inso 07/08/2024

An Isuzu D-Max carrying 17 passengers, including the driver, was washed away by water that overflowed from a river in Barangay Cantumog, Carmen town at around 5 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2024. Of the 17 passengers,…

Man shot outside fiesta disco in Minglanilla, Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 07/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines- A 24-year-old man landed in the hospital after he was reportedly shot on his nape with the use of an unlicensed revolver. The shooting incident happened at around 1:48 a.m. on Sunday, July 7,…

Woman, 33, found lifeless on shoreline of Asturias, Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 07/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Joan, 33, left their home in Sitio Bung-aw, Brgy. Pondol in Balamban town in midwestern Cebu at around 8 a.m. on Saturday and no longer returned. Her common-law partner, who was beginning to…

Lapu-Lapu City fire: 4 families displaced

Futch Anthony Inso 07/06/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — A total of four families, consisting of 12 individuals, were left homeless in a fire that broke out in a residential area in Sitio San Roque, Upper Kagudoy in Brgy. Basak in Lapu-Lapu…

Ex-church volunteer arrested in Cebu City buy-bust; P7.1M worth of shabu seized

Futch Anthony Inso 07/05/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – A former church volunteer was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lumboy, Barangay San Roque, Cebu City, on Friday, July 5, 2024, at around 3:50 a.m. The suspect, identified as 48-year-old Amparo…

Cebu town shootout: Man killed after firing at cops

Futch Anthony Inso 07/04/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — A 34-year-old man died in a shootout with policemen at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, in Purok Mangga, Barangay Panangban, Compostela town in northern Cebu. The suspect was identified as…

Lapu-Lapu City uses mobile app to collect payments, taxes

Futch Anthony Inso 07/03/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Paying taxes in Lapu-Lapu City has now become hassle-free after the city government partnered with a mobile wallet app to modernize and streamline the collection of payments for traffic violations, taxes, and environmental…

Love triangle eyed in shooting of tricycle driver in south Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 07/03/2024

LAPU-LAPU City, Philippines — A love triangle was a possible motive in the shooting and wounding of a tricycle driver in Dalaguete town on Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 2024. Police Staff Sergeant Rex Pelonio, investigator of Dalaguete…

Lapu-Lapu City unveils mascot symbolizing disaster resilience, preparedness

Futch Anthony Inso 07/02/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has introduced a mascot named “Opong Andam,” short for Opanganon Andam, as the city celebrates National Disaster Resilience Month 2024. This year’s celebration…

Cebu City drug bust: Jeepney driver caught with P6.8M shabu

Futch Anthony Inso 07/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A jeepney driver, who allegedly moonlights as a drug peddler, landed in jail after he was caught with P6.8 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation at past 12 midnight today,…

Cebu City drowning: 4-year-old tragically dies in Inayawan river

Futch Anthony Inso 07/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 4-year-old boy died when he drowned in a river at Sitio Tal-ot, Barangay Inayawan in Cebu City on Sunday, June 30, 2024, around 1 p.m. According to Police Corporal Jaymos Tordias of…

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