German, accused of taking cop’s phone, charged

Norman V. Mendoza 03/09/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Policemen filed a theft case against a 69-year-old German tourist, who was accused of stealing mobile phones at the Centro Police Station in Mandaue City. Veronica Engle Weisenberg, who was temporarily billeted in…

Cash, drugs, spiders confiscated from cells of Cebu City Jail inmates

Alven Marie Timtim 02/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Law enforcers confiscated sachets of suspected shabu, cellular phones, bladed weapons, a still-undetermined amount of cash placed inside jars and plastic bottles, and some spiders during an early morning greyhound operation at the male…

CPDRC raid nets cellphones, cigarettes but lesser drugs

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Benjie Talisic 04/27/2018

Despite the number of contraband items seized inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) during Friday morning’s greyhound operation, police assured illegal drug activity inside the jail facility has been decreasing. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Three cellphones siezed in another “mini greyhound” operation in CPDRC

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/20/2017

A “mini greyhound” was again conducted inside Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) on Thursday morning, which yielded three cellphones. CPDRC officer-in-charge Bobby Legaspi said that the raid was triggered by a tip that they received…

JAIL RAID YIELDS DRUGS, PHONES

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/28/2017

Inmates were sound asleep when shouts and banging at the iron gates woke them up at around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Clad in full battle gear, agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) raided…

Shabu, cellphones and cash seized in CPDRC raid

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/28/2017

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) raided the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) on Tuesday dawn and seized packs of shabu, assorted drug paraphernalia, cellular phones, peso bills, and coins,…

Smart Public Advisory on the Cebu Sinulog Celebration

PR 01/13/2017

In the interest of public safety and security, and upon the instructions of the National Telecommunications Commission and the Philippine National Police, we are temporarily shutting down mobile phone services of Smart, TNT, and Sun in Cebu…

CPDRC inmates turn over 184 cellphones

Nestle L. Semilla 09/02/2016

Inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) voluntarily turned over 184 cellphones to CPDRC officer-in-charge Bobby Legaspi yesterday after some 50 cellphones and gadgets were confiscated inside the jail during a surprise inspection. After…

No drugs, only cellphones, weapons found in Mandaue City Jail

Norman V. Mendoza 08/20/2016

THERE were no illegal drugs but there were two cell phones and improvised weapons that were discovered in a surprise inspection of the Mandaue City Jail at past 2 a.m. Saturday. The inspection was done by the…

Davide: How do phones, laptops slip past guards?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/04/2016

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III wants both an investigation and an explanation from officials of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) on the continued acquisition of inmates of contraband items like cellphones and laptops. Davide’s…

Inmates caught selling drugs in jail inspection

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/15/2016

TWO tarantulas, one LCD projector, three cellphones and some accessories were confiscated by officials of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in a surprise greyhound operation in the facility yesterday morning. Marco Toral, Capitol consultant…

TV, cellphones leading causes of vision loss

02/18/2016

ISLAMABAD—Half of the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, and one fifth (1 billion) of them will be at the risk of blindness, thanks to excessive television viewing, use of cellphones and…

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