CHR forensic team conducts autopsy on remains of drug suspect

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/06/2016

CEBU CITY–A four man-team of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) forensic division from Manila arrived in Cebu City on Monday afternoon to conduct an autopsy on the remains of John Jason Montes who the police claimed…

Loyalty, silence for Banacon’s ‘patron’

Leo Udtohan 06/03/2016

The death of drug lord Rowen Secretaria, alias Yawa, might have been a cause for celebration for the Cebu police, but the residents of Banacon Island in Getafe, Bohol have nothing but tears over the loss of…

Banacon islanders to undergo anti-drugs seminar

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/03/2016

RESIDENTS of Banacon Island need to be educated about the ill effects of prohibited substances, especially with the recent slay of their “patron”, alleged drug lord Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria. Police Regional Director, Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr.…

TOMMY O UPS THE ANTE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/02/2016

“I am here to defend you.” Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña yesterday gave this assurance to members of the Philippine National Police as the fight against illegal drugs heated up and with policemen facing investigation from the…

CHR unfazed by Tommy O’s criticism

Jhunnex Napallacan, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/02/2016

A three-man forensic team from the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) central office would be arriving in Cebu on Monday to conduct the autopsy on the body of John Jason Montes, one of the three alleged drug…

RUNNING SCARED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Norman V. Mendoza 06/02/2016

Price of shabu drops in Central Visayas as drug dealers try to lie low and dump their supply ahead of Duterte’s assumption as president Barely a month before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumes the highest position in the…

Banacon Island: The perfect getaway

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus 06/01/2016

Banacon Island, Getafe in the northern coast of Bohol. Heralded by the Bohol provincial government as an ecotourism destination for what it considers to be the biggest mangrove plantation in the country. The island has 425 hectares…

Not a movie

Editorial 06/01/2016

A child’s account of last Saturday dawn’s police operation that resulted in the deaths of suspected drug lord Rowen Torrefiel Secretaria and his alleged cohorts John Jason Montes and Dario Torremacha in Banacon Island, Gestafe town in…

CHR STARTS PROBE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan 05/31/2016

Comendador insists there was no rubout; orders relief of Getafe police chief The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR 7) has begun to investigate allegations of a “rubout” in the police raid on Banacon Island…

LIKE A MOVIE SCENE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/31/2016

A child describes the police operation in Banacon as a scene from the movies It was like a scene straight out of an action movie with a bloody ending, and a 10-year-old girl who witnessed it and…

Banacon mourns ‘drug lord,’ tempers fiesta celebration

Apple Ta-as 05/30/2016

Banacon Island – Colorful flaglets greet commuters and travelers as soon as they set foot on this island off Getafe town in Bohol while slaughtered hogs await roasting outside some houses as part of preparations for the…

Barangay official promises burial assistance for Montes

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/30/2016

ERMITA barangay captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta yesterday vowed to help the family of John Jason Montes avail of burial assistance from the Cebu City government. Rupinta told Cebu Daily News that the barangay does not have a…

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