Two farmers nabbed for allegedly raping mentally-challenged girl

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 07/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two farmers, who were wanted for raping a mentally challenged 12-year-old girl on March this year, were arrested today, July 16, in their house in one of the towns in northern Cebu. Noriel…

Spanish priest accused of abusing minors sought

05/29/2020

A Vatican diplomat has sought the help of Filipino bishops for information about a Spanish priest accused of abusing minors and believed to have been hiding in the Philippines. Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Pope Francis’ envoy to…

Central Visayas police nab Chinese nationals accused of kidnapping

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police in Central Visayas arrested two Chinese nationals accused of kidnapping three fellow Chinese men in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday dawn, March 5, 2020.  The suspects were identified as A Gui and Xiao Fan, based…

Rape suspect denies allegations, asks complainants to drop charges

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A construction worker from Daanbantayan, Cebu who was arrested on Thursday, February 20, 2020, for allegedly raping a minor in 2017 denied the accusations hurled against him. Ariel Arriesgado Cuyos, 23, insisted he was innocent and…

Pinoy waiters in Dubai accused of trying to kill countryman

Inquirer.net 10/30/2018

TWO Filipino men working as waiters in Dubai are accused of trying to kill their countryman last May after the victim was stabbed twice. The man had been visited at his residence by three Filipino friends consisting…

Judge resets arraignment of kidnapping charge vs. Boniel, two others

Jessa Mae Sotto 10/25/2018

  The trial court in Cebu City has ordered a reset of the arraignment and pre-trial of the kidnapping and serious illegal detention cases against former Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel and two others. Judge…

Victim’s mother: Accused tried to settle trafficking case

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/25/2018

A detained Russian national and two others are now in hot water after their attempt to influence a complainant to settle a child trafficking case. Empee (not her real name) is the mother of one of the…

Accused killed in police shootout in Mandaue City

Benjie B. Talisic, Norman V. Mendoza 09/16/2018

A 41-year-old man subject of an arrest warrant for murder was killed in a police shootout at past 6 p.m. on Saturday in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City, Cebu The accused was identified as Alejandro Briones, a resident…

Accused pleads not guilty to Maxi slay

Delta Dyrecka Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/11/2018

THE primary suspect in the killing of radio disk-jockey, Marie Alexi “Maxi” Bolongaita pleaded not guilty during the arraignment procedures at the Regional Trial Court 14 (RTC-14) on Tuesday. Renante Mendador Mambiar, 37, entered a plea of…

Accused of drug charges arrested in Danao City

Benjie B. Talisic, Ray Charlie Diaz 09/10/2018

The Danao City police station arrested a 34-year old man by virtue of a bench warrant of arrest at past 11 a.m. on Monday (September 10). The accused, Frank Montes Magallano, a resident of Barangay Tuburan Sur,…

Cops accused of purposely burning house; pension house damaged by fire

Gerard Vincent Francisco 09/05/2018

  The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) is looking into reports that some policemen set a house on fire in Barangay Tangke in Talisay City on Wednesday (September 5). Chief Inspector Janet Rafter of CPPO said there…

Sinas gives green light to sue Tomas

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/27/2018

GO ahead. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, director of the Central Visayas police, on Monday gave the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) the authority to file criminal and administrative charges against Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for purportedly…

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