Five, including a minor, caught in ‘spider derby’ in Borbon town

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 10/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Borbon town of northern Cebu on Thursday, October 1, 2020 rounded up five individuals, including a minor, for violating quarantine protocols after playing spider (kaka in Cebuano) derby. In a report,…

Former village chief who escaped Medellin jail killed in shootout with police in Negros Occ.

Alven Marie Timtim, Paul Lauro 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jennifer Mercader, a high-risk inmate and former Barangay Captain of Lugo in Borbon town, Cebu, was killed in a police operation in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia town, Negros Occidental on Monday morning, September 28,…

Ursula damages Daanbantayan’s LDRRM office, causes power interruption in northern Cebu towns

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Not even the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of the Municipality of Daanbantayan escaped the wrath of Typhoon Ursula.  As of 11 p.m., the Cebu Provincial DRRM Office reported that the Daanbantayan…

Task group checks hitman’s case for links to Yape’s murder

Alven Marie O. Timtim 11/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The arrest of self-confessed hitman, Jennifer Mercader, is one of the cases the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) for the killing of Police Lieutenant Colonel Joie Yape is looking into. Mercader, a former…

High-risk inmate from Borbon escapes Medellin Jail

Benjie B. Talisic, Paul Lauro 03/05/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A high-risk inmate has escaped from his jailguard escorts from the Medellin District Jail as they were about to attend court hearing in the morning of Tuesday, March 5 in Medellin town…

Globe expands mobile signal to mountain barangays

Doris C. Bongcac 01/08/2019

Celirina Belena, 50, used to climb their window so she can  send a text message. But with the establishment of a Globe cellsite in the mountain Barangay of Bonbon, Cebu City on Thursday (January 3), Belena said…

Firm donates school bags, slippers to Borbon students

PR 07/02/2018

THE METROPC Technologies, Inc. donated school bags and slippers to students of Cajel Elementary School and Bili Elementary School in Borbon town, northern Cebu. The company, which is based in Mandaue City, turned over a total of…

Brother of Catmon mayor nabbed for unlicensed gun

Benjie B. Talisic 10/03/2017

CEBU CITY–The brother of the municipal mayor in northern Cebu was arrested for illegal possession of firearm early morning on Tuesday . Jover Jusay, a resident of Barangay Flores, Catmon, yielded one .45 caliber pistol with one…

BINIBINING CEBU 2017: Miss Alcantara and Miss Borbon

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/21/2017

THE FIRST ever Binibining Cebu will be crowned on Oct. 28. Among the ladies vying for the title are Ethel T. Elic of Alcantara and Jarred Lou Mangubat of Borbon. Get to know more of these lovely…

Hitman’s confession

Editorial 09/04/2017

The arrest of two barangay officials in Danao City and Borbon town, as well as the arrest of a Tuburan town councilor’s son in the past few days, casts the spotlight anew on President Rodrigo Duterte’s call…

Hitman says he was a ‘hero’

Benjie Talisic 09/03/2017

Barangay Captain Jinnefer Mercader of Lugo, Borbon, was not only an unrepentant hitman but described himself a “hero” for slaying some 30 “criminals” in Cebu City in the early 2000. Mercader, speaking to Cebu Daily News at…

Village chief arrested in Borbon

Benjie B. Talisic 09/02/2017

  Another village chief linked to illegal drugs was arrested by police operatives in Borbon Town, 77 kilometers north of Cebu City, early today, September 2. Police operatives swooped down on the house of Jinnefer Mercader, 42,…

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