US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa

Christia Marie Ramos 12/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A US Senate panel has approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to free detained Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. US Senator Ed Markey, who filed…

Netizen who posted kidnapping hoax may face charges

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 21-year-old resident of Danao City who posted a hoax kidnapping scare may face charges for alarm and scandal in relation to cybercrime prevention law. The man, whose name is withheld, was invited…

Massage therapist files complaint of physical injuries against mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A massage therapists has filed complaints of physical injuries against a customer who allegedly punched him in the body on Wednesday night, October 23, 2019, in a massage parlor along the Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City.…

Province eyes charges vs MCWD over water supply shortage

Rosalie Abatayo 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the woes on water supply in Metro Cebu, the Cebu Provincial Capitol is asking the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to look into possible charges against officials of the…

Health secretary faces graft, plunder charges

06/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is facing graft and plunder charges in the Office of the Ombudsman over a lease agreement between a company owned by his family and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).…

Cop, Mayor Tom file charges against each other at Ombudsman

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The patrolman, whose motorcycle was impounded by outgoing Mayor Tomas Osmeña outside Camp Sotero Cabahug in Cebu City for violating traffic rules, filed criminal and administrative charges against Osmeña to the Office of…

DTI-7 charges Cebu, Bohol firms for Standards Law violation

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Visayas has issued formal charges against 18 businesses in Cebu and Bohol for violation of the Standards law. DTI-7 seized various products such as construction…

Cabrera warns residents, businesses of penalties for throwing wastes into Cebu City rivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Overwhelmed by the volume of garbage which they collected from this morning’s Guadalupe River clean up, the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources (Cenro) is now considering the possibility of filing charges against anyone…

Loot on admin raps: I’m ready to present evidence to disprove drug protector allegations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is ready to face the administrative cases lodged against him, and 45 other mayors whose names were included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called narcolist or public officials allegedly involved…

Since 2018, 15 police officers in CV dismissed from service, says Sinas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 15 police officers assigned in different parts of Central Visayas were ordered to be dismissed after they were found guilty of the administrative charges lodged against them.  Records from the Police…

NBI files charges against owners and operators of San Fernando piggery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — The owners and operators of a piggery in San Fernando town are now facing formal charges before the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.  The Environmental Crime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…

Police to file charges against suspects in Reluya ambush

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Complaints of multiple murder, and multiple attempted murder will be filed against the primary suspects in the ambush of San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya, who still remain at large.  Jerome Labitad and former…

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