2 PRO-7 generals, 28 colonels submit courtesy resignation

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 30 police generals and colonels in Central Visayas tendered their courtesy resignation on Friday, January 6, 2023. Police Brigadier General Jerry Bearis, director of the Police Regional Office in Central…

War against illegal drugs: ‘Big announcement’ soon from DILG, PNP

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A ‘big announcement’ is expected early next year as authorities, including the DILG and PNP, step up their war against illegal drugs. This was what Atty. Benjamin Abalos Jr., secretary of the Department…

Dapitan of Cordova declared as drug-cleared barangay 

Futch Anthony Inso 12/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program has declared Barangay Dapitan in Cordova town as a drug-cleared barangay. In a letter signed by Lawyer Ian Kenneth Lucero, provincial director of the…

Gov’t launches new drug war campaign

Dexter Cabalza 11/26/2022

Law enforcement agencies will have to take a step back under the Marcos administration’s new anti-illegal drugs campaign that focuses on demand reduction and drug user rehabilitation, instead of the killing of drug users, Interior Secretary Benhur…

DILG Sec: Suroy-Suroy can be template for other provinces to follow

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. said Cebu province’s Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo can serve as a template for other provinces in the country to promote its tourism industry. Abalos made this…

‘Victory for Oponganons’: Lapu-Lapu LGU receives five awards from DILG

Futch Anthony Inso 11/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government bagged five awards from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for its efficient anti-illegal drugs campaign and functional peace and order council. Among the…

Lawmakers tell BFP to buy more fire trucks, not guns

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) was grilled during a Senate sub-panel hearing Friday where it pitched to use nearly half of its unspent P94-million fund for fire trucks to buy more than 2,000…

CLOSAP holds Anti-Drug Summit to boost war vs illegal drugs

Futch Anthony Inso 10/06/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government through its anti-drug office initiated an Anti-Drug Summit in Panglao Island, Bohol. The activity which was supervised by the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP), started…

La Trinidad wants to learn and adopt Mandaue’s climate change programs

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet wants to learn Mandaue City’s programs regarding climate change. On Wednesday, September 21, officials of the municipality including councilors and barangay captains visited Mandaue City to learn…

No ‘luxury vehicles’ allowed for local gov’t operations, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza 09/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units are not allowed to acquire or use “luxury vehicles” for their operations, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos said on Wednesday. Abalos made the reminder as he…

Non-obligatory wearing of face masks in Cebu City stays

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The wearing of face masks in open spaces in Cebu City is still ‘non-obligatory’ starting Thursday, September 1, 2022. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama told CDN Digital in a phone interview on Thursday…

Rama signs EO making use of face masks non obligatory in the City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is giving its constituents the discretion whether to still wear their face masks or not in open spaces, except for those inside hospitals and those with flu-like symptoms. Cebu…

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