Land dispute in Compostela turns bloody, tricycle driver killed

Paul Lauro 08/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another bloody land dispute in Cebu ended in tragedy.  Police in Compostela town, northern Cebu confirmed that they arrested a certain Rolando Quimbo in Sitio Mabini, Poblacion, Liloan, Cebu last Tuesday afternoon, August…

Dela Rosa, Escudero hope Bongbong Marcos’ Sona will touch on drugs, economy

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines —  Two senators on Saturday said they hope to hear President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. tackle the issues of illegal drugs, crime, terrorism, and economic recovery in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona). Senator Ronald…

Central Visayas police notes 66% drop in cases of violence against women, children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Central Visayas has noted a drop in the number of cases of violence against women and children during the first five months of 2022. The Police Regional Office here (PRO-7), said…

‘Faith healer’ accused of rape arrested in Asturias

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 05/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A self-proclaimed faith healer from Asturias town, western Cebu, who was wanted for at least two counts of rape, is now behind bars. Agents from the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas…

Woman found dead inside Carcar motel

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 05/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Carcar City, southern Cebu are now investigating the death of a woman inside a motel on Thursday, May 5.  Carcar City Police Station chief, Police Lt. Col. Ardioleto Cabagnot, confirmed that…

Merciful killing? Son in jail for allegedly killing own mom in Sibonga

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 05/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 19-year-old man is now detained at the Sibonga Police Station after he reportedly confessed to killing his own mother.  Local police in Sibonga town, southern Cebu said they considered the death of…

CIDG-7 chief: No need to worry about private armed groups 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) assures the public that there is nothing to be worried about when it comes to the presence of private…

Catfight 120 years ago

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/18/2022

Reading my students’ papers on what the Philippines was like on the day they were born can be quite depressing. Using the Inquirer archive, they traveled back in time 17, 18 years to discover a world that…

Valentine’s Day gone awry: ‘Jealous’ man shoots wife in San Fernando town

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 02/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It was a bloody Valentine’s Day for a couple from San Fernando town in southern Cebu when the husband was arrested for allegedly trying to kill his wife.  Police in San Fernando confirmed…

San Fernando kagawad, husband killed; witnesses saw 5 gunmen in bonnets

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 02/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least five suspects were believed to have a hand in the killing of a barangay councilor (kagawad in Cebuano) and her husband in San Fernando town, southern Cebu on Sunday evening, February…

Cebu City Police reassures public: Peace and order in the city is still ‘manageable’

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Despite 18 shooting incidents recorded in the month of July, police here said the peace and order situation in the city is “still manageable.” This is what Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy…

Jail officer shot dead in Danao City

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least eight still unidentified individuals are being considered as suspects behind the killing of a jail officer in Danao City on Thursday evening, January 14, 2021. The Danao City Police Station said Jail Officer…

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