Residents living near coastlines urged: Help PDEA-7 monitor areas for illegal activities

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents living near the vast shorelines in the region are encouraged monitor their respective areas and report to authorities any possible suspicious activities there. Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, made the appeal because this…

Aussie firemen rush to ‘gas leak,’ get smelly surprise

Agence France Presse 10/17/2021

SYDNEY—Canberra firefighters rushed to a store in Australia’s capital on Friday after reports of a gas leak—only to find the smell was caused by the penetrating waft of durian fruit. Emergency responders instructed the public to avoid…

Alcantara: Cavite’s P1.6-B drug haul to cause drop in local supply

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recent confiscation of P1.6 billion worth of suspected shabu in Cavite is expected to affect the supply of illegal drugs in Central Visayas and other parts of the country since many of…

240 kilos of ‘shabu’ worth P1.6B seized from 2 suspects in Cavite

John Eric Mendoza 10/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More than P1.6 billion worth of suspected crystal meth, locally known as shabu, was seized from two suspects in a buy-bust operation in Cavite on Saturday afternoon. The suspects were identified as Wilfredo Blanco…

Pardo police chief urges residents to visit cemeteries before or after Nov 1 and 2

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The chief of police of Pardo Police Station has appealed to residents under their areas of jurisdiction to visit cemeteries before or after November 1 and 2 to avoid overcrowding.  Police Major Jose…

Samsam: It is not true that I didn’t endorse VM Alan Bucao as Alayon’s mayoralty candidate

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Talisay City Mayor Gerard Anthony “Samsam” Gullas denied allegations that he did not endorse Vice Mayor Alan Bucao to be their party’s mayoralty bet for the 2022 elections. Gullas, who is running as…

Robbery eyed in car rental coordinator’s killing in Lapu-Lapu as gunman took bag with P1.5M

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu policemen are not discounting the possibility of robbery as the motive in the killing on Friday evening, October 15, of a car rental coordinator, especially since the gunman took the red bag…

Capitol recognizes Top 10 entrepreneurs, extends cash aid to their localities

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Cebu provincial government recognized on Thursday, October 14, ten entrepreneurs who excelled during the Sugbo Negosyo Expo that was opened in a mall in Cebu City from October 1 to 3. Called…

Sari-sari store owner, 4 others nabbed in Subangdaku buy-bust

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sari-sari store owner who allegedly uses her business as a front for her illegal drugs activity was arrested together with four others during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lower Nawanao, Barangay Subangdaku…

Comelec gets IATF nod to simulate voting in pandemic scenario

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise Chiu 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 pandemic task force has allowed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct a voting simulation exercise in San Juan City on October 23, calling it an essential activity in preparation for the…

Move on or fight on? Isko, Pacman differ on Marcos issue

DJ Yap 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Like it or not, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos remains an important issue for those seeking election as president. While presenting himself as the unifying presidential candidate, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Friday…

Terrifying gush of water at Tinisig-uwang Falls caught on cam, 2 campers rescued

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/15/2021

CEBU, Philippines—A scary gush of floodwater was captured on video in Tinisig-uwang Falls, Barangay Budlaan, Cebu City on Friday afternoon, October 15, 2021.  Ramil Ayuman, head of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, posted…

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