SMART: Ursula affected cell sites now fully operational

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 12/26/2019

The signal is back! Which means, the internet is back too! In this digital world, who can survive without the Internet or network service for a day? This is because most of the things we do now…

Boy caught handing over suspected shabu to detainee-pal inside police precinct detention cell

Benjie B. Talisic 02/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 16-year-old boy, who was visiting a friend detained at the San Nicolas Police Precinct detention cell, was allegedly caught handing over a wallet containing suspected shabu to his friend at past 2…

Globe Telecom setting up 5 cell sites in Cebu City mountain barangays

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Upland barangay Bonbon residents once found it difficult to get a cellphone signal until three days ago. Now, they enjoy improved network coverage because Globe Telecom started operations of its cell site located…

SMART’s bid to build cell sites in Binaliw, Guba, Bonbon okayed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/25/2018

WANTING to address “dead spots” in the mountain areas of Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña has announced the approval of the construction of cell sites in Barangays Guba, Binaliw, and Bonbon by telecommunication giant Smart. In a…

20-year-olds caught with cell phone, shabu

Benjie B. Talisic 09/02/2018

A young man had the misfortune of facing a SWAT team who learned of his alleged theft of a cell phone owned by a woman along MJ Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City Sunday morning, Sept. 2. Senior Insp.…

Drugs, paraphernalia found inside high-profile CPDRC inmate’s cell

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/05/2018

Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were found inside the cell of one of the high-profile inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) on Saturday (August 4). CPDRC Warden Reynaldo Valmoria said they found medium packs…

Osmeña to allow more cell sites if telcos improve signal

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/31/2018

Unless they get rid off of black spots in the mountain barangays, the Cebu City Government will not lift the suspension imposed on pending application permits from telecommunication companies to put up more cell sites in the…

No drugs, fewer contraband in jail

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris Mae Mondragon 12/07/2017

There were no drugs, only fewer drug paraphernalia and other contraband seized in another Operation Greyhound done at one of the buildings of the Cebu City Jail in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City, at 5 a.m. yesterday. “The…

Detained American, facing human trafficking case, found dead inside NBI-7 cell

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/05/2017

  A 42-year-old American national, who is facing a human trafficking case, was found dead inside the detention cell of the the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) on Tuesday morning. NBI-7 Regional Director Patricio…

Sinulog Foundation executive okays shutdown of cell sites

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 11/14/2017

  THE plan of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to again shut down cellular phone signals during the Sinulog festivities next year as part of security measures has gained the support of festival organizers. Sinulog Foundation Inc.…

Shabu, cell phone, Nubain found in inmate’s cell

Miguel Ermac, Nestle L. Semilla 08/03/2017

  TRACES of shabu, several capsules of the illegal drug Nubain and one cell phone were discovered inside the cell of an inmate with alleged connections to drug dealing detainees at the New Bilibid Prison. Senior Supt.…

Duterte vows to investigate Manila secret cell

04/28/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed to investigate the secret detention in a police station in Tondo, Manila, where arrested drug suspects were held. “I will look into this after (the event) this afternoon. I will call…

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