Mayor Osmeña wants Garma out, Doria as PRO-7 chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s tirades against Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director, Colonel Royina Garma, is far from over. Osmeña said that he would like Garma to be replaced as the city…

Garma sets rules on naming politicians frequenting raided illegal poker house

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police will only reveal the names of public officials and employees who allegedly frequented the illegal poker house that was raided earlier today, February 1, when they can obtain photos and videos showing…

Duljo resident, who served time for illegal gambling, back in jail for illegal drugs

Benjie Talisic 01/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — He spent a month in jail in 2017 after he was arrested for illegal gambling when he was caught playing a card game called “Tong-Its.” This year, Nestor Garsano Jr., 43, of Barangay…

-Gambling as a ground for dismissal

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/03/2018

Gambling is one of the twenty one (21) offenses which are considered valid grounds for dismissal under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Standard Employment Contract (POEA-SEC), which covers any of the following acts: a. gambling which results in…

13 arrested in Dumlog drugs, gambling den

Benjie B. Talisic, Chris A. Ligan 08/17/2018

A joint team consisting of Talisay City policemen and elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) raided a house in Sitio San Jose, Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City that was used as a drugs…

Two cops face probe, relief for gambling in cockpits

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/17/2018

The recently installed Cebu City police chief warned police officers not to patronize nor visit cockpits and other gambling places lest they be relieved from service. “SPO1 Felipe Alfeche and PO2 Jansen Caña will be relieved of…

Owners surrender illegal gambling machines

Benjie Talisic 06/26/2018

At least ten illegal gambling machines were surrendered to the regional office of the Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG-7) on Tuesday (June 26) morning. Chief Insp. Chuck Barandog, CIDG-7 chief, said the owner coordinated with the village…

CIDG-7 destroys 300 illegal gambling machines

Nestle L. Semilla 06/25/2018

At least 300 illegal gambling machines were destroyed by operatives of the CIDG-7 on Monday. These machines were confiscated in the cities of Cebu and Talisay in the past months. CIDG-7 Director Royina Garma expressed hopes that…

Cebu: Offshore gambling hot spot

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/06/2018

DEMAND FOR OFFICE SPACES UP Next to Metro Manila, Cebu is becoming the alternative choice for offshore gambling companies to set up shop, according to property management and research firm Colliers International Philippines. Offshore gambling is emerging…

Cebu governor tells officials to avoid gambling

Morexette B. Erram 01/29/2018

  Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III reminds government officials, both elected and appointed, to avoid engaging in gambling activities. The reminder came three days after Cordova councilor Lemuel Pogoy and PO2 Cyrelle Bayate were arrested in separate…

Man arrested for illegal gambling in Liloan

Benjie B. Talisic 12/14/2017

An illegal gambler was arrested via warrant of arrest in Liloan town, Cebu on December 14, Thursday morning. Police operatives served an arrest warrant against Micheal Pepito, 43, at his home in Barangay Tayud for illegal gambling.…

Woman nabbed on gambling raps

Benjie B. Talisic 11/21/2017

  Carcar City police arrested a woman facing charges of illegal gambling at Barangay Guadalupe, Carcar City in southern Cebu last Monday evening, Nov. 20. Gretchen Gentapan, a 21-year-old resident of the area, had a pending arrest…

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