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‘Survival vegetable gardens’ sprout in Mindanao

Bong Sarmiento - Inquirer Mindanao 04/27/2020

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines — Combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who were decommissioned under a 2014 peace deal with the government, are now on another front: establishing survival gardens as part of the…

2 jobless men yield P183K worth of illegal drugs in Dumaguete City

Immae Lachica 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Two jobless men in possession of suspected shabu (crystal meth) worth P183, 000 were arrested by anti-drug authorities in Dumaguete City on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The separate buy-bust operations were conducted by the…

Transfer of COVID-19 patients to quarantine facility went well, says CCPO chief

Immae Lachica 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— All went well with the transfer of the positive patients from Sitio Zapatera to the quarantine center at the Barrio Luz National High School on Tuesday night, April 21, 2020, according to Police Colonel Josefino Ligan,…

AFP Central Command backing up PNP in implementing stricter ECQ

Immae Lachica 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Troops from the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Central Visayas are now more visible on the streets since they were tasked to help in the strict implementation of…

BJMP urged: Temporarily free political, elderly prisoners

Froilan Gallardo 04/19/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—A group of human rights lawyers has asked the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  (BJMP) for the temporary release of non-violent prisoners including the elderly and political prisoners. Lawyer Czarina Golda S.…

Minglanilla force multipliers caught violating ‘no back ride policy’ in Talisay

Immae Lachica 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Two force multipliers from Pakigne, Minglanilla were apprehended this morning, April 15, 2020, by the CT-TODA of Talisay City for violating the no-back-ride policy. Patrolman Eliazar Belciña of the Talisay City Police told CDN…

Ferro: Illegal activities in Central Visayas continue even during Holy Week

Immae Lachica 04/15/2020

  Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) chief Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro CEBU CITY, Philippines— Despite the strict implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in the entire Central Visayas, Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius…

Police hunting down 5 inmates who bolted CPPO detention facility

Immae Lachica 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is continuing its manhunt of five persons under police custody (PUPC) who escaped the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) detention facility in Barangay Sudlon here on Tuesday night,…

CCPO conducts simulation exercise in Barangay Mambaling

Immae Lachica 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office together with the Crisis Respond Batallion held a simulation exercise along C. Padilla Street in Barangay Mambaling on Wednesday morning, April 15, 2020. According to Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, director of…

7 more Davao derby aficionados tracked down

Froilan Gallardo 04/13/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Philippines — Seven more cockfighting aficionados, who attended the Davao derby last month, have been tracked down in this city by health officials here. Epidemiologist Dr. Teodolfo Retuya, head of the Cagayan de…

P31 million worth of shabu seized from Grab driver in Carcar City

Immae Lachica 04/08/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Big-time drug peddling continues to flourish in Cebu despite the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 crisis. This after anti-drug operatives seized 4.6 kilograms of suspected shabu (crystal meth) with a dangerous…

Oceana calls for fair distribution of Bayanihan grant, local development fund to fisherfolk

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Amid adverse impact of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on the livelihood of fisherfolk, Oceana calls for their inclusion in the distribution of the Bayanihan grant and the local development fund. The group issued this…

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