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Construction worker accused of rape nabbed by Cebu City police

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police in Cebu City nabbed a 23-year-old construction worker accused of rape.  The Cebu City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) arrested Ariel Arriesgado Cuyos on Thursday morning, February 20, 2020, here.  A warrant of arrest, penned…

Former school administrator gunned down by unidentified suspects in Danao City

Paul Lauro and Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Danao City Police are now looking for two suspects who shot dead a former school administrator early Thursday morning, February 20. The victim was identified as Gregoretta Manto, 46, a resident of…

Live hogs from Negros seized in Argao town by anti-ASF operatives

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Anti-African Swine Fever Task Force and personnel from the Argao Police Station intercepted a delivery truck containing 23 live hogs in Argao town this afternoon, Feb. 19, 2020. The delivery truck…

Charred body of late Judge Gestopa’s missing grandson found

Doris Mae Mondragon 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Relatives finally found the remains of Gerick Gestopa on Wednesday afternoon, February 19, 2020, or two days after a fire burned their home and at least 14 others that are located at the…

Bayawan City councilor gunned down in daytime ambush 

Florence Baesa 02/18/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–A retired policeman turned politician was shot dead by assailants on board a motorcycle at around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the National Highway in Barangay Villareal, Bayawan City. The victim…

One cop killed, another wounded in a shootout with armed men at a police checkpoint in La Libertad, Misamis Oriental

Froilan Gallardo 02/18/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – A policeman was killed while another police officer was wounded when a group of armed men on board a vehicle fired at a group of policemen manning a checkpoint in the…

AirAsia ‘gradually’ resumes flights to, from Cebu and Taiwan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – AirAsia Philippines, one of the country’s budget carrier, has announced that it is resuming its flights between the Philippines and Taiwan. In a statement issued on February 17, AirAsia said they would…

BREAKING: MCIA among NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal awardees

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s second busiest airport is recognized anew for its unique architectural design. The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is the recipient of the 12th Ani ng Dangal Award in the Architecture…

First antiviral drug approved to fight COVID-19

02/17/2020

BEIJING — Favilavir, formerly known as Fapilavir, an antiviral that has shown efficacy in treating the novel coronavirus, was approved for marketing, the Taizhou government in Zhejiang province announced Sunday. It is the first anti-novel coronavirus drug…

Brgy Tabok fire burns 150 homes

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/17/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Around 150 houses were razed by the fire that hit Barangay Tabok in Mandaue City this afternoon, February 17, 2020. Senior Fire Officer 2 Edgar Vergara of the Mandaue City Fire Department said…

MCWD elects new top officials

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The board of directors from the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has elected a new set of officers on Monday, February 17, 2020.  Former Cebu City Councilor and lawyer Jose Daluz III was…

Charred remains of woman found in burned down Mandaue residential area

Norman V. Mendoza 02/17/2020

Mandaue City, Cebu—Firemen found the charred remains of a woman in the fire scene in Zamora Street, Barangay Centro, Mandaue City on Monday morning, February 17, 2020. The fire broke out at around 2 a.m. and reached…

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