Espinosa: Sta Fe now COVID-free

Doris C. Bongcac 11/25/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – All of the 20 Sta Fe town residents, who earlier tested positive for the coronavirus disease, already recovered from their infection. Mayor Ithamar Espinosa said that his town that is located in Bantayan…

‘Stricter’ border controls up in Bantayan Island

Rosalie Abatayo 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Although sea travel from mainland Cebu to Bantayan Island in the north continues, both local and foreign travelers arriving via Santa Fe port will have to undergo stringent measures first before they will…

Santa Fe mayor on complaint filed at Ombudsman: No truth to councilor’s allegations

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “All Santa Fe-hanon knows wala gyud na sa akong batasan mag ingana (its’ not my attitude to do that).” This was the reply of Santa Fe Mayor Ithamar Espinosa after Councilor Joan Gay Nepangue…

Taking notes in school in high resolution

Immae Lachica 08/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Everything is always better with a high resolution. Gone are the days when students would just write super fast just to follow through the discussion and to take down notes. Today, students are seen…

DOJ wants state witness discharged from Espinosa drug case

Inquirer 12/11/2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the Manila Regional Trial Court to discharge Marcelo Adorco, former security escort and driver of self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa as state witness. In a motion submitted on Monday to…

DOJ reverses earlier ruling, orders filing of case vs Espinosa, 5 others

Inquirer.net 07/19/2018

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the filing of drug charges against self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co and four others. In its resolution, the DOJ panel of prosecutors reversed last year…

New DOJ panel summons Lim, Espinosa to probe

Inquirer.net 03/28/2018

The new panel of prosecutors tasked to review the drug complaint against alleged drug personalities Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Co and several others has issued summons to all parties in the case for a preliminary investigation…

Aguirre apologizes in Espinosa, Lim case dismissal

Inquirer.net 03/26/2018

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday said that it was “not correct” to investigate prosecutors who dismissed the case against drug personalities led by Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Co but “extraordinary times need…

DISMISSAL ‘VACATED’

Leila B. Salaverria and Jeannette I. Andrade 03/21/2018

Duterte among those unhappy with dismissal of drug cases vs Lim, Espinosa; asks Aguirre to consider pulse of people Because of public outrage, and it seems, also the President’s dismay, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II issued an…

With Lim, Espinosa off the hook, drug war clearly targets poor – Bam

Inquirer.net 03/13/2018

Senator Bam Aquino on Tuesday slammed the dismissal of illegal drugs charges against Cebu businessman and self-confessed drug trafficker Kerwin Espinosa as proof that the war on drugs only targets the poor. In a resolution dated on…

PETER LIM: A NO-SHOW

Inquirer, Nestle L. Semilla 08/14/2017

Businessman wants accuser to appear before prosecutors Cebu businessman Peter Lim skipped on Monday the start of the preliminary hearing of the drug trafficking charges filed against him at the Department of Justice (DOJ). But his no-show…

‘STAGGERING AMOUNTS’

/INQ.net, Benjie B. Talisic, Inna Gian Mejia, Nestle L. Semilla 08/02/2017

Complaint filed by CIDG says Peter Lim supplied kilos of shabu to Kerwin Espinosa Cebu businessman Peter Lim supplied narcotics in “staggering amounts” to alleged drug kingpin Kerwin Espinosa for more than two years. This was according…

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