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…

Probe on for fake PDEA-7 agents — Director Ortiz

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is investigating reports of suspicious groups or individuals, claiming to be PDEA-7 agents Director Levi Ortiz of PDEA-7 told CDN Digital on Thursday, October…

KUWENTONG PEYUPS: Memoirs as  a  kidnap victim

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 08/24/2021

If Tokhang was already a sensational word in the 1990s, I could have been considered a tokhang survivor. Tokhang is  a term that blends the Visayan words “toktok (knock)” and “hangyo” (persuade) – government forces knocking on the…

Charges filed against 7 arrested in Lumad ‘rescue’ ops

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Seven individuals, including three indigenous people who were arrested during the ‘rescue’ operation involving Lumads last Monday, February 15 in Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City are now facing charges. This after the Police Regional…

Central Visayas police nab Chinese nationals accused of kidnapping

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police in Central Visayas arrested two Chinese nationals accused of kidnapping three fellow Chinese men in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday dawn, March 5, 2020.  The suspects were identified as A Gui and Xiao Fan, based…

An Abu Sayyaf in the city

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A suspected member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, past 11 this morning, February 4, 2020. Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, director of Police…

‘Abducted’ Chinese woman safely home, husband claims

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 12/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Chinese woman who was abducted along Paseo de Roxas Avenue in Makati City has already returned her residence, police said Monday, quoting the victim’s partner. Maj. Gideon Ines Jr., chief of the investigation…

Here’s a great idea for white vans affected by fake abduction story

Immae Lachica 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Heard of the recent fake abduction story that went viral recently? Read: Netizen who posted kidnapping hoax may face charges In that viral post, a netizen alleged that there was a white van roaming the…

Amid reports of fake abductions, schools urged to implement preventive measures to protect kids

Futch Anthony Inso 12/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid reports about a white van abducting children that turned out to be hoax abductions and have proliferated in social media, the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is encouraging school heads…

Labella to parents: Monitor your children’s activities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking parents to always watch over their children to especially monitor their activities. He said that the recent death of an 18-year from Barangay Kalunasan, who was…

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