In Compostela, 2 families from mountain brgy evacuated after ground cracks show

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around eight to nine individuals residing in a hinterland village in Compostela town, north Cebu were temporarily evacuated after cracks appeared on the ground where their houses stood. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction…

Work, personal grudge eyed in killing of Asturias brgy captain — cop

Mae Fhel Gom-os and Paul Lauro 09/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines —Police are focusing on work and personal grudge as the possible motives behind the killing of an Asturias barangay captain in Compostela town in northern Cebu on Sept. 16, 2021. Police Staff Sergeant Daryl…

Compostela Mayor: Only family members are allowed during fiesta celebration

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Compostela town residents are discouraged from inviting non-family members as they celebrate the annual feast of their patron saint, St. James the Apostle, this weekend. Mayor Froilan Quiño issued Executive Order No. 10-2021…

Compostela police: Victim’s dash cam functional but SD card missing

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are now looking for more witnesses to help them solve the shooting to death of a taxi driver on Monday morning, July 19 in Barangay Canamucan II in Compostela town. This was…

Lapu-Lapu taxi driver gunned down in Compostela

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A taxi driver was gunned down in Barangay Canamucan II in the town of Compostela, northern Cebu on Monday morning, July 19, 2021.  Police Lieutenant Samuel Negro, chief of the Compostela Police Station,…

P2.7M shabu seized; 4 persons nabbed in Cebu, Bohol buy-bust operations

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities confiscated at least P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu, arrested 4 persons and rescued a minor during separate buy-bust operations in Bohol and Cebu on April 3 or Black Saturday. The biggest…

TD Vicky: No casualties in Cebu but people evacuated, properties damaged

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province was not left unscarred of Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky when it passed by southern and central Cebu on the dawn of Saturday, December 19, 2020. The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction…

Netizens see bright future for boy studying under streetlamp in Cebu

Immae Lachica 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— For a boy with a dream there is no room for excuses. Just like Justine Calderon, the viral student seen studying under a streetlamp in Compostela, Cebu, on October 10, 2020. It was through…

One of four bodies found buried in Compostela identified as ex-convict

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—One of the four bodies found buried on a lot in Sitio Bago, Barangay Cogon in Compostela town northern Cebu was identified by family members on Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020. According to Police Captain…

Cebuanos with ‘missing’ relatives told to visit Compostela Police Station

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bodies that were excavated from a vacant lot in Compostela town will be subjected to an autopsy this Wednesday, October 7, in an effort by the police to identify these individuals and determine…

13 ‘tigbakay,’ ‘hantak’ gamblers charged

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Compostela Police Station, filed this morning, September 14, 2020, illegal gambling charges against 13 individuals, who were caught playing “tigbakay” and “hantak” in three separate police operations on Sunday, September 13. Police…

12 more tigbakay gamblers nabbed in Compostela

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police arrest 12 tigbakay or illegal cockfighting gamblers in Compostela town in northern Cebu at around 2:30 p.m. this Friday, August 14, 2020. Most of those arrested were also from Danao City, a…

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