Talisay City resident, who posted unverified report online, to be charged – cop

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 08/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City police will file a complaint on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, against a city resident, who posted an unverified report on her Facebook account last August 25, 2022, about an incident…

Public urged: Don’t post unverified ‘kidnapping’ reports online

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay police are calling on the public not to post unverified reports online about alleged attempted kidnapping incidents in the city as this may cause panic here. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes,…

Mayor Gica: No abduction, kidnapping in Dumanjug

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Dumanjug Mayor Efren ‘Gungun’ Gica clarified that there are no incidents of abduction, kidnapping, and other related crimes that took place in their locality. Gica made this statement on his personal Facebook page…

Balamban police debunks abduction reports

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu struck down another unofficial report of an alleged abduction. The Balamban Police Station on Wednesday, August 24, debunked claims that a student was allegedly abducted in Barangay Buanoy last Tuesday,…

Cordova mayor wants more security personnel in schools

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cordova Mayor Cesar Suan has vowed to strengthen security within the vicinity of schools amid reports of kidnapping here in Cebu. Suan said he plans to deploy additional enforcers near schools in their…

LTFRB-7 tells public to avoid patronizing colorum vehicles

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –With reports of ‘kidnapping’ incidents circulating on social media, the top official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) said it would do no harm if people take precaution.…

Cordova police: Please don’t spread unverified kidnapping stories

Futch Anthony Inso 08/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Police Station is appealing to the public not to spread wrong information and unvalidated reports regarding kidnapping incidents. Police Major Michael Gingoyon, chief of Cordova Police Station, made the appeal after…

Students in Dumanjug urged to be wary of strangers offering free rides 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Students in Dumanjug town, southern Cebu are urged to practice caution and stay alert amid reports of alleged kidnapping here.  The municipal government of Dumanjug took to social media to warn students in…

AKG-VFU: No reports of kidnapping in the region so far

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Anti-Kidnapping Group Visayas Field Unit (AKG-VFU) said there have been no reports of kidnapping in the Visayas even as this has become a concern lately due to the incidents being shared online. …

Chan: Lapu remains safe amid kidnapping cases

Futch Anthony Inso 05/31/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — (UPDATED) Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan assured residents and foreign visitors that his city is still safe despite the two recent kidnapping cases in the island city. The most recent one happened…

Second Ukraine mayor abducted by Russian troops

Agence France Presse 03/14/2022

KYIV — A Ukraine mayor was abducted by invading Russian forces on Sunday, the second such kidnapping in days, bringing strong condemnation from the European Union. “The army of the Russian Federation captured the mayor of the…

Former Bohol Board Member Rey Niño Boniel pleads guilty to killing wife

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Justice has been served. This was the statement of Julius Bendong, the brother of slain Bien Unido, Bohol Mayor Gisela Boniel, on February 8, 2022, almost five years since she was shot…

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