Man dead after he was ‘struck by lightning’ in Cordova

Futch Anthony Inso 11/09/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A 38-year-old man died after he was allegedly struck by lightning around 5 p.m. today, November 9, 2020 in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Jenvi Requina, a responder from the Cordova…

324 men arrested in cockpit raid spend another night in Camp Sotero Cabahug

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Antonio Obayad, 48, moved from Manjuyod, Negros Oriental to Barangay Ibabao in Mandaue City to work at the D and C cockpit in 2017. It is a job that has given him the means to…

Men arrested at Mandaue cockpit ask police to go after management, not bettors

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The more than 300 men and women who were arrested in a cockpit in Mandue City have started to complain of hunger and thirst. But they could not be released from detention just…

Drunk hit-and-run driver in fatal Cordova accident: I did not know I hit a trisikad and tricycle

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drunk driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run road accident in the early morning of August 4 in Cordova town in Mactan Island, which resulted into the death of a trisikad driver and…

Ibabao fire destroys apartment, displaces 30 people

Nestle Semilla and Norman Mendoza 06/03/2018

At least 10 families or 30 individuals were given food and temporary shelter by the Mandaue City government after an apartment was destroyed by an early morning fire in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia Mandaue City on Sunday. Jun Veliganio…

Over P2M in shabu seized in separate operations

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Norman V. Mendoza 04/12/2017

POLICE in Cordova seized P1.6 million worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation at past midnight Wednesday in Barangay Ibabao. Cordova police chief Senior Insp. Clemente Ceralde Jr. said they were surprised that the suspect Wilberto Aytona,…

Four destroyed, three damaged by fires

Norman V. Mendoza 03/21/2017

FOUR houses were destroyed while three were damaged by two fires that occurred in separate occasions at a residential area in Cordova town last Monday afternoon and at dawn yesterday. The first fire broke out at Sitio…

American detained on child abuse charges

Jhunnex Napallacan 10/26/2016

CEBU CITY–An American is now behind bars in Cordova town on Mactan Island after he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon to face charges of child abuse. Maurice Bass, 54, didn’t resist arrest when policemen went to his…

Former gov’s house now a rehab center in Mandaue

Norman V. Mendoza 10/23/2016

The house of former Cebu governor and acting Mandaue City mayor Vicente “Tingting” dela Serna in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia in Mandaue City had been converted into a private rehabilitation facility for drug users. The Bridge of Hope (BH)…

Councilor’s nephew shot dead in drug bust

Norman V. Mendoza 09/28/2016

A NEPHEW of Mandaue City Councilor Carmelino Del Mar died in a shootout with police during a drug bust operation in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City at past 4 am Wednesday. Elvin Sison, a 32-year-old resident of the…

Lapu employee nabbed for drugs

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 09/19/2016

A Lapu-Lapu City employee was arrested last Saturday in Cordova town. Rodrigo “Drego” Babatuan Jr., 46, an administrative aide of the Lapu-Lapu City government, who was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town, said…

Sabotaging co-ops, in vain

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 09/19/2016

If the organizers of last Saturday’s protest rally staged by some barangay residents of Barangay Ibabao-Estancia think the disturbance would spoil the inaugural of the Fonus Cebu Federation of Cooperatives building and funeral care facility, they were…

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