‘Drug dealer’ uses son as shield, fires at cops, escapes by jumping off cliff

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 07/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A suspected drug dealer used his six-year-old son as a shield as he fired at policemen during a buy-bust operation on Thursday night in Talisay City, and jumped off a cliff to make…

Mandaue shootout: Cops kill armed man who took kid hostage

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An armed man, who tried to evade a checkpoint by taking a boy hostage, was killed in a running shootout with policemen in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City at past 1 p.m. of April…

One dead, one wounded in Bulacao hostage taking incident

Benjie B. Talisic 06/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An armed man, who held hostage his cousin and his cousin’s friend inside his house, was killed in a shootout with police officers. Benjie Dela Rosa died after he sustained gunshot wounds in…

Hostages rescued in a 4-hour hostage drama in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City

Benjie B. Talisic 11/17/2018

After four hours of negotiation, the hostage-taking incident in Sitio Caduloy Riverside, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City ended peacefully with the arrest of the suspect. The four hostages – the mother, wife and two sons of hostage taker…

Jail visits limited after hostage threat

Benjie B. Talisic, Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Futch Anthony Inso 08/24/2017

OFFICIALS of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology limited jail visitors at the Cebu City Jail after receiving a phone call at around 4 a.m. that inmates planned to take hostage visitors yesterday, a scheduled “dalaw”…

Holding people hostage

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 07/20/2017

The bomb scares that victimized students of seven schools in Cebu City reminded me of that 2002 movie “Phone Booth” in which the film’s central character, a smarmy and arrogant publicist named Stuart Shepard, was held hostage…

Abu Sayaff remnant in Bohol shot dead, another escaped

Leo Udtohan 05/15/2017

  CALAPE, Bohol—One of the two remaining Abu Sayyaf members was killed after taking hostage a resident of  Barangay Cahayag on Pangangan Island, Calape town about 1 p.m. on Monday. Insp. Cresente Gurrea, chief of Calape Police…

Man takes hostage patients in Lapu hospital

Norman V. Mendoza 12/16/2016

SEVERAL patients and their watchers and some medical personnel of a private hospital in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, were taken hostage by a man who was under the influence of drugs past 9 a.m. yesterday morning. The…

Man high on drugs holds hostage 50 people in Lapu-Lapu hospital

Norman V. Mendoza 12/16/2016

At least 50 individuals including patients, guardians and some medical personnel of a private hospital in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City were taken hostage by a man who was believed to be high on drugs past 9 a.m.…

Somali pirates release 26 Asian hostages

10/25/2016

NAIROBI, Kenya — Following more than four years in captivity, 26 Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been rescued from their captors, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday. The sailors arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday,…

Drug suspect takes son hostage in raid

Rene F. Alima 10/20/2016

A suspected drug pusher who already surrendered to the police through Oplan Tokhang but allegedly returned to his illegal drug activities was arrested yesterday morning in Barangay Jubay, Liloan town, northern Cebu. Prior to his arrest, Julfran…

Woman rescued from hostage taker

Norman V. Mendoza 09/28/2016

POLICE rescued a woman who was held hostage by her neighbor at Barangay Punta Engaño at past 8 pm Tuesday. Jessica Llait, a 44-year-old resident of Sitio Kalipayan, Barangay Punta Engaño had to endure more than an…

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