No proof yet of foul play in Banacon drug raid

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/06/2016

THERE is still no evidence to establish whether there was any foul play involved in the death of John Jason Montes during a police operation on Banacon Island, Bohol last May. Leo Villarino, chief investigator for the…

Cops woo residents, assure their safety

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/10/2016

Two weeks after the anti-illegal drug raid in Banacon Island, the Central Visayas police chief is trying to assure residents in the island of their safety and is seeking their cooperation in the fight against illegal drugs.…

Cops coddling drug lords not exempt from shoot-to-kill order

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/10/2016

Erring policemen across the province are not exempted from the Cebu Provincial Police Office’s (CCPO) anti-drug operations and will be shot dead if they fight back. If it comes down to it, anti-illegal drugs operatives will have…

CHR PROCEEDS WITH PROBE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jhunnex Napallacan 06/07/2016

Although the initial autopsy results showed no signs of close-range firing, the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR 7) will continue its investigation into the death of John Jason Montes, who was slain along with…

Family, friends bid farewell to youth killed in anti-drug operation

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/07/2016

ABOUT 100 people were on hand to pay their respects to John Jason Montes who was finally laid to rest at the Calamba Public Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Before attending the Requiem Mass at the parish church, the…

‘NO OVERKILL’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/07/2016

There were no signs of overkill and close-range firing. These were the initial results of the autopsy conducted yesterday by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) forensic team from Manila on the remains of John Jason Montes.…

CHR forensic team conducts autopsy on remains of drug suspect

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/06/2016

CEBU CITY–A four man-team of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) forensic division from Manila arrived in Cebu City on Monday afternoon to conduct an autopsy on the remains of John Jason Montes who the police claimed…

Loyalty, silence for Banacon’s ‘patron’

Leo Udtohan 06/03/2016

The death of drug lord Rowen Secretaria, alias Yawa, might have been a cause for celebration for the Cebu police, but the residents of Banacon Island in Getafe, Bohol have nothing but tears over the loss of…

Who takes care of the orphaned children?

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/03/2016

THIS 11-year-old boy has just been orphaned along with his four siblings — aged 5, 8, 13 and 17 — their parents’ bodies riddled with gunshot wounds found lying inside the cemetery of Banacon Island a day…

Banacon islanders to undergo anti-drugs seminar

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/03/2016

RESIDENTS of Banacon Island need to be educated about the ill effects of prohibited substances, especially with the recent slay of their “patron”, alleged drug lord Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria. Police Regional Director, Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr.…

TOMMY O UPS THE ANTE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/02/2016

“I am here to defend you.” Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña yesterday gave this assurance to members of the Philippine National Police as the fight against illegal drugs heated up and with policemen facing investigation from the…

CHR unfazed by Tommy O’s criticism

Jhunnex Napallacan, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/02/2016

A three-man forensic team from the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) central office would be arriving in Cebu on Monday to conduct the autopsy on the body of John Jason Montes, one of the three alleged drug…

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