Senator Gatchalian backs Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Futch Anthony Inso 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another lawmaker, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, expressed his support to the Cebu Provincial government’s swab-upon-arrival policy for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Gatchalian, in a statement, said that the policy…

Police: P68M shabu came from Luzon-based Cebuano drug lord

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are tracking down a suspected big-time Cebuano drug lord based in Luzon after the police have linked him to the 10 kilos of shabu seized during the bloody June 10 buy-bust operation…

521 CV cops complete COVID-19 jabs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 521 policemen in Central Visayas already completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of this Sunday, June 13. But this only represents about five percent of the 12, 250 cops who are…

Negros Occidental governor’s office shut down due to COVID scare

Carla Gomez 06/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Governor’s Office has been temporarily shut down after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said on Friday. The two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 are in…

Soriano to Cebu cops: Register for vaccination with your LGUs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, director of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), has directed all policemen in Cebu province to already register for vaccination with their respective local government units (LGUs). Soriano said…

Whale of a tale: US fisherman says he was swallowed by Humpback

Reuters 06/13/2021

NEW YORK – It sounds like a real-life take on “Pinocchio” — a US lobster fisherman says he was scooped into the mouth of a humpback whale Friday and yet lived to tell the story. “I was…

Senate confirms first Muslim judge in U.S. history

INQUIRER.net US Bureau, Reuters 06/13/2021

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Zahid Quraishi, a magistrate judge in New Jersey, to the federal bench, making him the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted…

Dalaguete police tap netizens, social media to help identify dead person

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dalaguete police are turning to netizens and the social media to help them identify the dead person that they found on a grassy area in Sitio Pantao, Barangay Banhigan, Dalaguete town in southern…

Flaming stone falls from sky in Bacolod

Carla Gomez 06/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY – A flaming stone which reportedly fell from the sky landed at the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) campus in this city on Friday. According to NOHS principal Mario Amaca, he and other persons in…

Roque claims diversion of flights was Garcia’s idea

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the idea to divert inbound international flights from Cebu to Manila came from Cebu itself. He said Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia actually recommended the diversion because she…

Early morning rain causes flooding in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ankle to knee-deep flooding were experienced in some urban barangays in Cebu City due to the early morning rain on Saturday, June 12. This after rivers located in Barangays Kamputhaw, Tejero, Tinago, and…

Cebu City residents told: Celebrate freedom with responsibility this Independence Day

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Freedom is never absolute. This should be exercised with responsibility especially now that we are faced with the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was the content of the message which…

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