‘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…

CCPO reminds cops: Don’t resort to violence

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police officers here were reminded not to resort to violence and use their service firearms unless threats to their lives are present and imminent. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the…

Cordova’s chief investigator shot dead, 21 bullets found in crime scene

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The chief investigator of the Cordova Police Station was shot dead along the highway in Cordova town, Cebu on Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020. Initial reports from the Cordova Police Station confirmed that one of…

Barangay secretary to replace slain councilor in Kinasang-an, Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Kinasang-an Barangay Captain Susan Enriquez said their barangay secretary will fill in the position of the late Barangay Councilor Ponciano Villamil, who was shot dead last November 30, 2020. The village chief said barangay secretary…

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