Mandaue shooting: While playing mobile game, sales agent shot dead

Paul Lauro 09/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A still unidentified gunman killed a 36-year-old sales agent while he was playing a multiplayer battle arena game on his smartphone with his friends in Mandaue City on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Police…

TIMELINE: The tragic ending of Reah Mae Tocmo

Emmariel Ares, Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 08/15/2023

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines – As far as the local police are concerned, the case of the killing of Reah Mae Tocmo, whose brutal death has gripped Cebu for nearly a month, has been solved. On Thursday,…

Reah Mae Tocmo Update: Police urge those with info regarding killing to report directly to them and not on social media

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police here have urged individuals with information that may shed light on the brutal killing of Reah Mae Tocmo to report them immediately to authorities and not on social media. The Cebu City…

Land dispute seen as motive behind attack on lawyer, partner in Compostela, Cebu

Paul Lauro 08/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A land dispute may have motivated a 75-year-old suspect to attack a lawyer and two others in Compostela town, northern Cebu last Monday, August 7, 2023. As of Tuesday, August 8, the lawyer,…

Reah Mae Tocmo’s friend, Jewel Smith, denies knowledge on killing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jewel Smith, one of Reah Mae Tocmo’s closest friends, denied that she had any knowledge of her brutal death. Smith went to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) on Monday, August 7, 2023,…

Suspected drug pusher killed in Inayawan for allegedly failing to remit proceeds

Paul Lauro 08/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police are now conducting a hot pursuit operation against a gunman believed to be responsible for the killing of a suspected drug pusher who allegedly failed to remit proceeds from the illegal drugs…

Curfew for minors, more checkpoints as Mingla tackles robberies

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Minglanilla has reinstated its curfew policy for minors as part of its measures to address the multiple robberies in the town. Since Monday, July 31, 2023, the municipal government…

Farmer accused of killing cows shot dead in Pung-ol Sibugay, Cebu City

Paul Lauro 07/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police are now investigating the killing of a farmer in a mountain barangay in Cebu City who was accused of slaying cows. The victim was identified as Cecilio Dabuco. The 50-year-old man was…

Barangay councilor nabbed in San Fernando buy bust

Paul Lauro 07/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A barangay councilor from San Fernando town, southern Cebu was among those arrested in a drug bust last Wednesday, July 19. The San Fernando Police Station confirmed that they arrested two men during…

Family cries for justice for Reah Tocmo; police continue to pursue leads

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 07/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Kung makakita man ka, kadungog unta ka, patyon (unta) ka (sa imong konsensya). Di ka patulgon sa imong konsensya. Di ka patulgon.” Rochie Tocmo Poblacion did not mince words in addressing the perpetrators…

Man in Cebu goes amok in wake, punches casket

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 07/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A commotion erupted in what started out as a peaceful and ordinary wake in Cebu City after a man suddenly went amok and even punched a dead woman inside her casket last Monday,…

Pa, son shot dead in Carcar

Emmariel Ares, Paul Lauro 07/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Carcar City are now in pursuit of riding-in-tandem suspects believed to be the gunmen behind the killing of a father and his son last Tuesday, July 18. Carcar City Police Station…

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