DSWD-7 refutes custody allegations: We were following standard procedures

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They are just following standard procedure to ensure that the children receive proper care before they are turned over to their guardians or parents. The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central…

Detained man, who attacked boy, in Naga forgiven, freed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The father of the 7-year-old boy, who was allegedly punched by their 19-year-old neighbor, has forgiven the assailant because they are neighbors and “close peers.” Police Corporal Richelle Munalim of the Women and…

BFP-7 goes digital, urges public to be preventive not only responsive

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7 welcomes March 2021 with a theme, ‘Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi ka Nag-iisa’, to encourage everyone to take part not only in responding but also in preventing…

Alleged former cadres claim Bakwit schools formed by CPP-NPA to gain sympathy, funds

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two men from Mindanao, who claim to be former cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), have alleged that the Lumad Bakwit School is a facade of “a large…

Groups accuse DSWD-7 of ‘double standards’ in handling case of ‘rescued’ Lumad children

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Groups here are asking officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) to exercise their independence in the handling of the custodial case of Lumad children who were earlier “rescued’…

19-year-old man nabbed for maltreating 7-year-old boy in Naga City

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2021

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Echavez at the Naga Police Station. | Contributed photo via Paul CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man is facing the prospect of serving time in jail for allegedly maltreating a  7-year-old boy in Purok…

PDEA-PNP ‘misencounter’ won’t happen in Cebu – PDEA-7 chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The misencounter between the agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday in Quezon City will not happen in Cebu and Central Visayas.…

8 more Argao detainees COVID-19 positive; cases now 17

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight more detainees at the Argao Police Station got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bringing the number of infected persons at the station today at 17. Police Major Jeremie Sheila Gurtiza,…

How some of Cebu’s youth leaders see Edsa ‘People Power’ Revolution

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/25/2021

Collective action to bring about change. A bloodless revolution.  Fight for freedom.  This is what the Edsa Revolution also known as the People Power Revolution means to some of the youth leaders of Cebu today, 35 years…

CCPO seizes more than P1 million worth of shabu the past week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City police confiscated 201.73 grams of suspected ‘shabu’ worth P1 million from 32 drug operations conducted the past week. Along with this is the decrease in the average number of quarantine violators…

Pardo Police Station won’t accept new detainees

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CPPO) has temporarily ceased placing new detainees in the Pardo Police Station effective today, February 23, after seven inmates tested positive for COVID-19 on February 22. Police Lieutenant…

62 more TF Kasaligan members to be deployed next week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will now be 180 Task Force Kasaligan members helping police to enforce quarantine and health protocols in Cebu City with 62 more new members expected to join those 118 members who were…

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