Two buy busts in Cebu City yield P4M worth of illegal drugs 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Around P4 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in two separate buy-and-bust operations by members of the Carbon Police Station on Thursday night, August 1, 2019. Police first arrested Giovannie “Dodong” Marnilo Mancao, 18…

Night market in downtown Cebu City temporarily suspended 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Public Restoration, Order, and Beautification (Probe) team temporarily suspended the night market operations around Barangay Ermita, including in Colon Street, here. According to Racquel Arce, head of the Probe team, Mayor Edgardo…

70-year-old businesswoman shot dead in Ermita, Cebu City

Benjie Talisic 06/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Police are looking at two possible angles in the killing of a businesswoman in a retail store along Manalili Street corner Lincoln Street in Barangay Ermita here on Tuesday night, June 25, 2019.  Police identified…

With only 2 officials, Barangay Ermita cannot access calamity fund to help fire victims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With just two officials left to run Barangay Ermita in Cebu City, the barangay government has been having problem accessing its calamity fund to assist the victims of the huge fire that hit the…

Shooting victim dies on his 25th birthday

Benjie Talisic 02/02/2019

  CEBU CITY,  Phillipines- A young man died within the hour that he turned 25 years old after he was shot on the eve of his birthday in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Friday, February 1. The…

Fish vendor ends up in jail for violating election gun ban

Benjie B. Talisic 01/16/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – A fish vendor landed in jail after being caught carrying a gun in a lodging house along Leon Kilat Street in Barangay Kalubihan here on Tuesday night, January 15,  two days since…

Police collar widow from Barangay Ermita for selling shabu

Benjie Talisic 12/17/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Rosel Cosep, 40, used to rely on the money that her seaman husband would send to support her needs and that of their two children. When her husband died, Cosep started to sell…

Only 2 village officials run Barangay Ermita

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2018

There are now only two barangay officials in Barangay Ermita who will ensure the delivery of basic services in the village. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-Cebu City) served a one year suspension last Thursday…

Ermita village chief disappointed over suspension

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2018

Ermita Barangay Captain Mark Miral described the suspension order meted against him and six other barangay councilmen as unfair. The suspension order stemmed from a complaint filed by former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – 7 Director…

At least 90 houses razed in Ermita fire

Ador Vincent Mayol 05/07/2018

  At least 10 persons were injured while at least 90 houses were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Sitio Kawit, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City past 5 a.m. on Monday (May 7). Fire…

Siblings arrested for selling drugs in Talisay City

Benjie B. Talisic 04/14/2018

  Two siblings were arrested by the drug enforcement unit of Talisay City Police Office in Lower Candulawan, Barangay Candulawan, Talisay City on Thursday evening. The police operatives collared Alexander Cartagenas, 59, a resident of the same…

Quiet, solemn Holy Week for Cebu City

Nestle L. Semilla 03/31/2018

ASIDE from being generally peaceful, Cebu City celebrated a solemn observance of the Holy Week especially with Cebu City residents complying with the city government’s order against disturbing sights and loud noise during Holy Week. The implementation…

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