Man killed while sleeping in his shanty

Benjie B. Talisic 03/30/2018

Police investigators believed that personal grudge is the motive behind the killing of a 49-year-old male at past 1 a.m. on Good Friday. The victim was identified as Sammy Traña, who lived in a small shanty near…

Shabu, gambling machines seized in drug ops

Chris A. Ligan 02/08/2018

CEBU CITY- A youth leader who is actively involved in sports activities in Barangay Ermita was arrested by police authorities during an anti-illegal drug operation on Wednesday night. Ivis Marrion Tude, 28, a resident of Sitio Ermita…

Not inutile

Editorial 11/09/2017

In lieu of partisan politics, officials of Barangay Ermita only have themselves to blame for the demolition of their barangay outposts that the local administration said had been useless for its intended purpose and instead allegedly reinforced…

Carbon market laborer stabbed to death

Benjie B. Talisic 10/17/2017

A laborer at Carbon Public Market was stabbed to death on Tuesday afternoon. Gilmar Villegas, a resident of Barangay Ermita, died after he was stabbed by another market laborer, Reynante Vicen. According to the investigation of Carbon…

MORE BRGYS WANT ‘DRUG-FREE’ DRIVE

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/08/2017

Barangay Ermita has gained a supporter in its campaign of labeling households which they have identified as “drug-free.” The Association of Barangay Council (ABC) in Cebu City is pushing for a dialogue with the Commission on Human…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 10/08/2017

ERMITA’S ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN Netizens were questioning Barangay Ermita’s reverse labeling campaign against drugs, saying the officials should focus on cracking down on drug users and pushers. Jonathan Hobley posted on Facebook, “If the house contains drug dealers…

Elderly woman, son, two men nabbed in Pasil; P100K shabu seized

USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/15/2017

NEARLY P100,000 worth of drugs were seized by police from an elderly woman, her son and two others in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Pasil, Cebu City Friday morning. The 64-year-old suspect identified as Evangeline Oyao admitted that she…

Alleged carnapper gunned down in Ermita

Benjie B. Talisic 08/26/2017

An alleged carnapper was shot to death in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City at around 7:30 PM on Friday, August 25. The victim, nicknamed “Bunso” was shot by an unidentified assailant in his home in Sitio Bato Carbon…

Two-year window

08/04/2017

Having served his six-month suspension, Barangay Ermita Chairman Felicisimo Rupinta’s newfound enthusiasm for the war against illegal drugs will hopefully translate to Ermita’s inclusion in that coveted list of “drug-free” barangays in Cebu. That would be quite…

Ermita village chief back after suspension

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/30/2017

Ermita Barangay Chairman Felicisimo Rupinta will hold a press conference at the barangay hall at 11 a.m. today or one hour before his six-month preventive suspension officially ends. “He submitted to us a letter informing our office…

Osmeña pushes through with deployment of soldiers in Ermita

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/28/2017

Despite the recent arrest of three soldiers who were caught in a drug den last Saturday, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said they will still push through with plans of deploying soldiers in Barangay Ermita. “Why should…

Ermita to house soldiers for anti-crime, drug drive

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza 02/23/2017

Soldiers will be deployed to Barangay Ermita to help fight criminality and illegal drugs in tandem with the police. From now on, personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be helping monitor the crime…

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