Compostela cops focusing on gang-related violence as motive in driver’s killing

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are veering away from the jealousy angle and focusing on the gang-related violence angle in the August 10 killing of a habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) driver in Compostela town in northern Cebu. Police Corporal…

Jealousy eyed in habal-habal driver’s killing in Compostela town

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Work-related jealousy or envy. This is one of the possible motives that Compostela Police is exploring in the killing of habal-habal driver (motorcycle-for-hire) Lenie Ochea Noval, 35, of Barangay Basak, Compostela town by…

Cebuano bettors saddened by lotto outlets’ closure, but they back Duterte’s move

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/27/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some Cebuano lotto and small town lottery bettors in Cebu were saddened by the temporary closure of gaming activities under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the country. However, they also…

Habal-habal driver, two cohorts jailed for possession of shabu worth P1M

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police arrested a habal-habal driver and two of his cohorts for the possession of suspected shabu weighing 155 grams and worth at least P1 million in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Sidlakan in…

Spat over parking space may have started deadly Basak shooting incident

Zena V. Magto 05/24/2019

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — A spat over parking space for habal-habal drivers or motorcycle-for-hire drivers may have started the tragic events leading to the fatal shootings on Friday, May 24, in Tamiya Road, Barangay Basak,…

Police arrest habal-habal driver for allegedly molesting minor

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 45-year-old habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) driver from Cebu City was arrested after he was accused of molesting a five-year-old child. Police Staff Sergeant Merlinda Ferrer, Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) officer of Punta…

Habal-habal driver arrested for selling drugs

Benjie Talisic and King Anthony Perez 03/31/2018

A habal-habal driver identified as a high-value street level drug pusher was arrested by operatives of Fuente police station at F. Gochan St., Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Police arrested Reychillo Valdez, 26,…

Habal-habal driver linked to rape of woman left in Naga

Apple Ta-as 11/17/2015

THE body of a 22-year-old woman, believed to have been raped, was found in a grassy area in  Naga City, southern Cebu Sunday morning. Police later arrested Eliazar Adjaman, 22, a motorcycle-for-hire driver, after witnesses pointed to…

HABAL DRIVER STABBED

Apple Ta-as 06/11/2015

A 30-YEAR-OLD habal-habal driver was stabbed by his passenger in barangay Quisol, Danao City, northern Cebu. Juren Laurito Batucan sustained a stab wound in the hip. Police said Batucan was driving with the still-unidentified assailant as his…

Habal driver gunned down

Apple Ta-as, Rene Alima 08/15/2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD habal-habal driver was waylaid by motorcycle-riding gunmen in barangay Gunting, Barili town, southwest Cebu. Jemar Alegado was transporting a female passenger when he was attacked at around 8 a.m. Thursday. Police said two men onboard…

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