Vinluan pledges to help drug using cops dismissed from service

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) more than halfway into completing its internal drug cleansing among its 1,104 personnel, CCPO chief Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan vowed to help those officers found positive…

Habal-habal driver shot dead in front home in Toledo City

Alven Marie A. Timtim, by Paul Lauro 08/20/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—A habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) driver was shot dead at the doorstep of his house in Sitio Kamanggahan, Barangay Poog, Toledo City, Cebu around 8 p.m. on August 19, 2019. The victim, identified by the police…

PB member Glenn Soco passes ordinance to increase incentives of barangay workers

Futch Anthony Inso 08/19/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines—Board member Glenn Anthony Soco wants to double the financial incentives that the barangay workers are receiving starting this year. Soco, who chairs the committee on budget and appropriations, passed a proposed ordinance in…

Seaman nabbed for allegedly selling illegal drugs in Bohol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard in Jagna, together with the Police force and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency of Bohol, arrested on Sunday, August 18, 2019, a boatswain of a ferry for possession of illegal drugs. Around 8:15…

Noted members of LGBT community in Cebu speak out on Gretchen Diez controversy

Michelle Joy Padayhag 08/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Some noted members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Cebu came to the rescue of Gretchen Diez, the transgender woman who was barred from entering the female restroom in a mall…

P2M worth of drugs seized from two separate operations in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police confiscated P2 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested a high-value target and another member of a big-time drug group in Cebu in two separate buy-bust operations here in a span of less than…

Vice Mayor’s League in Cebu eyes training program to improve quality of legislation

Rosalie Abatayo 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Improving the quality of legislation in Cebu will be one of the priorities of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP) in Cebu as they start their fresh term for 2019 to…

Caohagan Island in Lapu-Lapu on the way to being ‘drug free’

Rosalie Abatayo 08/14/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Barangay Caohagan, an island village of Lapu-Lapu City, is en route to being the city’s first “drug free” village. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, city officials along with officials from the Lapu-Lapu City…

Fishermen-recipients in Bohol receive P2.8M worth of assistance from BFAR-7

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/13/2019

CEBU CITY—Around 100 marginal fishermen from three municipalities in Bohol are expected to increase their income after they received P2.8 million worth of assistance from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources  in Central Visayas (BFAR-7). The…

CIDG 7: The bettors were cooperative during detention

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The more than 300 persons who were arrested for an alleged illegal cockfighting activity and detained at the Cebu City Police Office in Camp Sotero Cabahug, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City were cooperative and…

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