Mandaue shootout: Cops kill armed man who took kid hostage

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An armed man, who tried to evade a checkpoint by taking a boy hostage, was killed in a running shootout with policemen in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City at past 1 p.m. of April…

Task force eyes new route plan to get tricycles off national roads

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/24/2020

CEBU, Philippines — A tricycle task force has been formed in Mandaue City to develop a new route that will get tricycles off the national roads. In his Executive Order No. 60, Mayor Jonas Cortes created the…

Police chief vows faster response to ‘reported crimes’ with their 11 new patrol cars

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in Mandaue City promise a faster response time to reported crime incidents in the city. Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) chief, said this after they received from the…

Checkpoints, intel monitoring lead to 29 Cebu City-based ‘drug dealers’ arrests in Mandaue 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The arrest of 29 drug personalities from Cebu City this month in Mandaue City is proof of the effective intensified campaign against illegal drugs of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO). Police Colonel…

Four Cebu girls in NU women’s basketball head coach’s list

Marsante G. Alison 01/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four girls from Cebu have made it to the list of National University (NU) women’s basketball head coach Pat Aquino after a two-day tryout that ended this morning, Sunday, January 26, 2020 at…

Gallery: Scenes from Duljo-Fatima fire

01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 70 houses were destroyed by a late afternoon fire in Sitio Cepadol,  Barangay Duljo-Fatima in Cebu City on January 2, 2020. According to Senior Fire Inspector Arnel Abella that the fire…

Mandaue police chief: More ‘motorcycle stops’ to deter motorcycle-riding criminals

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police will implement “motorcycle stops,” more checkpoints and foot patrols in Mandaue City as deterrents to motorcycle-riding robbers especially during the holiday season. Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) chief,…

Our Lady of Guadalupe on her 86th fiesta: Bigger church, stronger faith

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Librada Abella, 63, witnessed how the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe has changed in the past three decades. Abella, a native of Carcar City, travels to Cebu City every December in…

Mayor Cortes considers putting up bounty for at-large J Centre Mall robbers

Norman V. Mendoza 10/25/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue city government may also give a reward money for the capture of the remaining suspects of the J Centre Mall heist last Sarurday October 19. Mayor Jonas Cortes said in an…

Mayor Cortes, police, mall owners meet, discuss malls’ security measures

Norman V. Mendoza 10/21/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes met with the Mandaue City Police Office chief and mall owners in Mandaue City during an emergency meeting on Monday, October 21, to discuss security in malls amid…

J Centre Mall robbers, Ozamis Group, linked to Liloan, Consolacion robberies

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police have linked the slain alleged leader of the J Centre Mall robbers to several robberies inside and outside Cebu in the past two years. Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Mandaue City Police Office…

Cop chief: Search on for 3 Ozamis rob group members carrying stolen loot from Mandaue mall heist

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are still looking for three or four more members of the robbery group, who robbed the JCentre Mall in Mandaue City on Saturday night, October 19. Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Mandaue City…

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