PRO-7 director Ferro to criminals: ‘You have no place here’ 

Immae Lachica 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, the chief of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), warned criminals to stay away from the region now that he’s in charge. Ferro said this during a…

Police share Christmas holiday tips on how not to become a robbery victim

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Be vigilant and don’t give thieves and robbers an opportunity to steal from you or rob you.” This is a reminder from police to the public especially with the celebrations being held during…

Peppermint ‘AVENGING ANGEL’ VS CRIMINALS

Jeff Ruffolo 09/27/2018

JENNIFER Garner (“Elektra”) goes on a one-woman rampage against the Mexican drug cartels in “Peppermint.” The set-up is pretty formulaic—much like you would like in a made-for-TV movie—as summed up in the official synopsis: “Riley North (Garner)…

Patay sets aside ‘killer’ tag, warns criminals

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Nestle L. Semilla 08/08/2018

Both his surname and track record indicate death. But on his first day as chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7), Supt. Lito Patay said he’s not up for bloodbath in Cebu.…

Garma: Only criminals are unsafe in Cebu Bizmen: Traffic is a bigger concern than crimes

Nestle L. Semilla and Jose Santino S. Bunachita Reporters 07/12/2018

FOR the police chief of Cebu City, Cebu is only unsafe to criminals. The Cebu business community, likewise, feels safe in Cebu City despite the recent spate of killings. But while they have put their trust and…

THINK TWICE

Inna Gian Mejia, Morexette B. Erram 12/11/2017

CHR to Osmeña: Giving P50K reward to cops who can kill criminals may lead to abuses The director of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) on Monday cautioned Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and…

Doria: Only criminals fear Martial Law implementation

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/27/2017

Police officials in Cebu are willing to allow civilians to carry firearms and help authorities fight terrorists and criminals as long as there is an order from higher-ups allowing it. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the…

San Fran’s purok system, a deterrent against criminals

Nestor Ramirez 05/16/2017

I spent my weekend on the island towns of Camotes, the place where my maternal grandparents came from, but the trip was not meant for vacation or some sort of a reunion. I was brought back to…

Filipinos believe criminals deserve a second chance

04/28/2017

Half of adult Filipinos surveyed agree that a heinous criminal having a chance for reformation is a valid argument against the reimposition of death penalty. In the Social Weather Stations (SWS) first-quarter survey first published in BusinessWorld,…

Slain Boholano Abu Sayyaf was a ‘very good kid’

Nestle L. Semilla 04/23/2017

Boholano Joseliito Melloria, the slain Abu Sayyaf Group member, was not only familiar with the town of Clarin but also studied in high school there. Moreover, he was a “kind and respectful person” that it came as…

Strength, not violence

Editorial 02/23/2017

Leave it to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to make eloquent discourses on spiritual and temporal issues, and last Saturday’s speech at the Luneta rally was no exception. He coined the church’s opposition to the war…

‘THEY ARE KILLING EACH OTHER’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/03/2016

Did Annalou Llaguno squeal on her alleged ex-lovers’ drug operations? This question was raised yesterday as police started to uncover that because she violated omerta, the Sicilian term for the code of silence among criminal elements when…

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