More activities lined up for Mandaue’s 53rd Charter Anniversary

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/09/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — More activities will be conducted by the Mandaue City government for its 53rd Charter Anniversary on August 30. Among the activities that were presented during the media launching on Tuesday, August 9, was…

PDEA-7: No revoked drug-cleared status among barangays in Central Visayas

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Out of more or less 1,400 drug-cleared barangays in Central Visayas, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said that none of these barangays’ status were revoked. Leia…

Theft case filed against barber caught shoplifting in Talisay City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police have filed a theft case against a man who was caught shoplifting in a mall last Monday, August 8, 2022, in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of…

Lapu dad wants tricycle fare rate in the city reduced

Futch Anthony Inso 08/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Marciano “Jun” Alforque hopes that the city council will approve his proposed ordinance adjusting the fare rate for tricycles plying in the city. On Monday, August 8, 2022, the city,…

MECO: Expect increase in monthly bills

Futch Anthony Inso 08/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Mactan Electric Company (MECO) customers can expect an increase in their monthly bills. Engineer Gilbert Pagobo, the senior vice-president and general manager of MECO, said that the increase would be up to 25 percent compared…

Man found dead in Mandaue 3 days after he was last seen

Mary Rose Sagarino, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 23-year-old man, who was last seen on Saturday, August 6, 2022, was found dead in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City on Tuesday morning, August 9. Police Corporal Glenn Bordalba, chief investigator of the…

Dumanjug mayor dangles P100k cash prize for thieves’ capture

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Dumanjug Mayor Efren ‘Gungun’ Gica has dangled a cash reward to help authorities in their municipality solve a recent burglary in their town, and arrest the suspects behind it. Gica, in a video…

‘Shabu’ remains top abused dangerous drug in Central Visayas — PDEA-7 official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ‘Shabu’ remains the top abused dangerous drug in Central Visayas followed by marijuana, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7). Based on the agency’s actual operation in the region,…

Cebu City Disaster Council chief pushes for establishment of rainwater catchments

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Gerry Carillo, who also heads the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC), is pushing for the establishment of rainwater catchments, as one of the infrastructure-related solutions to the City’s…

Minors’ involvement in illegal drugs is a ‘serious problem,’ says PDEA-7 official

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) considers minors’ involvement in illegal drugs here as a serious problem. Leia Alcantara, the spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that although it isn’t rampant, the…

Explainer: Trump says FBI is raiding his Florida estate. What legal woes does he face?

Reuters 08/09/2022

Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Law enforcement officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Trump’s claims. The focus of the…

DOLE-7 to conduct monthly, free labor education seminars

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To empower micro-businesses in the region, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) will conduct free monthly labor education seminar beginning this month. In a statement, DOLE-7 said the priority…

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