Coast Guard personnel’s warning shots kill ‘illegal fisher’ in Daanbantayan

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 03/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Warning shots fired by two Coast Guard personnel on two fleeing fishing boats that they were trying to apprehend for illegal fishing off the waters of Daanbantayan town on Friday, March 26, allegedly…

British nurse charged with murders of eight babies

11/12/2020

Londres, United Kingdom—Police in the northwestern English city Chester said Wednesday, November 11, 2020, they had charged a nurse with eight counts of murder and ten of attempted murder against babies at a local hospital. A 30-year-old…

Teasing about Silawan’s death may have triggered Llenes – BJMP investigator

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death of Renato Llenes, the suspect in the killing of Christine Lee Silawan, could be suicide as some of his behaviors showed signs of distress, an investigator assigned to the case said.…

Liburon tragedy: Hubby facing parricide rap for killing, burning wife inside house

Alven Marie Timtim, Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What authorities believed was a fire incident turned into a murder case when they found out that the burnt woman inside a house in Carcar City was killed first allegedly by her own…

Man accused of causing Panagdait fire faces homicide and arson charges

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The alleged drug addict who confessed to having set his own home on fire that later razed several other houses and killed one person in Sitio Panagdait, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City, on Sunday,…

18-year-old student facing homicide case after hitting classmate who died later

Alven Marie Timtim, Paul Lauro 01/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—An 18-year-old high school student is now detained at the Talisay City police station  after he allegedly punched a classmate that possibly caused his death in a basketball court in Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City on…

Raps filed against truck driver in fatal Boljoon accident

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Pogoy 07/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Charges have been filed against job-order employee, who was the driver of the mini dump truck that was involved in a fatal accident in Boljoon town last July 19 where 9 individuals mostly…

Prosecutor: Downgrading murder case vs self-confessed teen killer not an option

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/07/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The killing of Christine Lee Silawan is so heinous that considering a plea bargain for self-confessed killer Renato Llenes is not an option for the prosecution. Prosecutor Sheilamar Saliganan-Abadia, handling prosecutor of the…

Self-confessed killer of Lapu-Lapu teen pleads not guilty to murder charges

Rosalie Abatayo 06/07/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY — Renato Llenes, the self-confessed killer of Christine Lee Silawan, has entered a not guilty plea to the murder charges  he is facing for the brutal death of 16-year-old teen from Lapu-Lapu City. Llenes was…

Bacaltos’s bid to raise suspect’s homicide case to murder hits another snag

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another attempt of the family of slain Edwin and Shaun Bacaltos to raise the case of the alleged perpetrator of their deaths, Vincent Navales, from homicide to murder has been denied by a…

Bacaltos family still hoping for justice despite junking of motion for reinvestigation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Immae Lachica 04/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Alma Bacaltos, the matriarch of the Bacaltoses, is still hopeful that justice will be served for her late husband and late son despite their petition for reinvestigation being denied by a court in Cebu City.…

Duljo resident nabbed for snatching, drug possession tagged as suspect in rob-slay of student

Benjie B. Talisic 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Duljo Fatima resident, who was previously arrested for snatching and possession of illegal drugs in the Barangay Mambaling area, has been identified as the man who robbed and killed a student at…

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