Three brothers wanted for pastor’s murder are reunited behind bars in Dumanjug, Cebu

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

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three brothers wanted for murdering a pastor in 2020 are reunited behind bars in Dumanjug town, southwestern Cebu. The three were together again, only this time in jail, when 30-year-old Abito Lañojan was…

Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes allegedly arrested over unsanctioned pool game

Bong Lozada 03/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Billiards legend Efren “Bata” Reyes was allegedly apprehended for violating COVID-19 lockdown protocols when police caught him playing pool. Several videos that have been shared through social media show police and local barangay officials…

Supermarket promodiser who lost job during pandemic, taxi driver nabbed with shabu worth P408K

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jes Kevin Labaya, 26, started selling illegal drugs in April after he lost his job as a supermarket promodiser in one of the malls in Cebu City as a result of the pandemic. Labaya…

Couple, niece nabbed in Liloan buy-bust

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Three members of a family in Liloan town in northern Cebu were arrested in a buy-bust operation late night on Friday, September 11, for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade. Arrested were…

Founder of investment scam nabbed in Surigao del Sur

Erwin Mascariñas - Inquirer Mindanao 07/21/2020

BUTUAN CITY –– Police authorities arrested on Tuesday morning Joel A. Apolinario, founder of Kapa Ministries, which ran an investment scam that duped thousands of unsuspecting investors. In a report forwarded by police sources, the operation was…

Six more men arrested for illegal gambling in Danao City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six men in Danao City are facing illegal gambling charges after they were caught playing poker outside their residence along Juan Luna Street in Barangay Poblacion on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020. Police…

PDEA-7 nabs HVT in Cebu City

Immae Lachica 06/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A high-value target was nabbed by personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas  (PDEA-7) Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2020, along Leon Kilat Street in Barangay Pahina Central here. The HVT was…

Men in possession with illegal drugs, firearms, grenade arrested in Naga City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three men who were found in possession of illegal drugs, firearms, and grenade were arrested by the Second Provincial Mobile Force Company (2ndPMFC) in Barangay Colon, Naga City, Cebu at around 9:30 a.m.…

Buy-bust yields P340K worth of suspected illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 32-year-old man was caught with P340,000 worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) along Magallanes Street in Barangay Ermita, Cebu…

‘Fake’ policeman arrested in Toledo City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man who pretended to be a policeman was arrested in Barangay Lutopan, Toledo City, Cebu on Sunday evening, May 24, 2020. The suspect, identified as Ruel Abella, claimed he was a policeman…

6 individuals, some SAP and UCT beneficiaries, arrested for illegal gambling in Cordova

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the Cordova Police arrested six individuals for illegal gambling activities on Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, in Barangay Gabi, Cordova town, Cebu. According to Cordova Police chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel Jan Ace…

Another netizen from Cebu in question for allegedly posting threats against President Duterte

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) has placed under custody another netizen from Cebu on Thursday, May 14, 2020, for allegedly posting threats and offering a bounty to anyone who…

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