6 persons of interests in Pinamungajan killing submit DNA samples

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–There are now six persons of interest (POI)  in the killing of a 14-year-old girl in Pinamungajan town, southwestern Cebu on Monday afternoon, October 14, 2019. The Pinamungajan town police have earlier nabbed a POI in…

Seven contingents participate in Buglasan Festival

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/18/2019

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental—Seven dance contingents showed off their prowess Friday morning, October 18, 2019, during the Buglasan Festival of Festivals Showdown at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, here. The contingents include the Sandurot Festival of Dumaguete…

CCTO earns P21 million in 100 days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) earned P21 million in 100 days of apprehending violators and issuing citation tickets in the city. According to Ronnie Nadera, the spokesperson of CCTO, at least 23,171 violators have…

Duterte injured in bike accident

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet, Leila B. Salaverria - Inquirer.net 10/18/2019

President Rodrigo Duterte was slightly injured in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night, but the 74-year-old fan of big bikes was all right, senior officials reported on Thursday. Mr. Duterte’s lifelong passion for motorcycles has left him…

Close to P600 million worth of drugs confiscated from Cebuanos in Samar

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/18/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Eastern Visayas (PDEA-8) arrested five men from Cebu after confiscating from them at least 80 kilos of suspected shabu in a checkpoint in Barangay Buñagan, Gandara, Samar at around…

Gamboa directs police regional chiefs to focus on big drug personalities 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa, officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has one marching order to all police regional directors following his assumption: Focus on big time drug lords in the…

CA Cebu, voting 4-1, dismisses Cabrido’s petition for Writ of Kalikasan to save Cebu trees

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) Special Division of Five in Cebu City has voted to junk the petition of environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan to stop…

5 persons killed by 6.3 magnitude quake in Mindanao

10/17/2019

DAVAO CITY –– The 6.3-magnitude quake that jolted Mindanao Wednesday night has killed five people, three of them children, in Magsaysay town in Davao del Sur; Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao, and Mlang town in Cotabato province.…

PROBE postpones demolition of Sto. Niño vendors for a week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, and Beautification Enhancement (PROBE) team has postponed the demolition of the Sto. Niño vendors in D. Jakosalem Street from October 17, 2019 to October 22, 2019. According to…

Political names among candidates for MCWD Board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella confirmed on Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2019, that at least 25 names–including some prominent political names–have been recommended for the new Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu…

Pagasa Mactan says peak dates of ’October Orionids’ meteor shower on Oct. 21 and 22

Gresheen Gift Libby 10/17/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines—Time to pack up and head straight to the mountains!  Starting Thursday night, October 17, 2019, to next Friday, October 25, 2019, a meteor phenomenon called “October Orionids” will light up the night sky…

‘Running priest’ is in Naga City, Cebu to help fight against ‘EJK of trees’

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmentalist priest Fr. Roberto Reyes will run along the national highway of Naga City, Cebu on Thursday, October 17, 2019, to protest against the scheduled cutting of 32 century-old trees. Reyes said the…

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