Ex-convict killed in a buy-bust-turned-shootout in Dumanjug 

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police from Dumanjug town in southwestern Cebu killed an ex-convict in a shootout that stemmed from a buy bust operation late Wednesday evening, February 19, 2020. Alvin Dinopol, who was said to be in his…

Drug peddler killed in Talisay City buy-bust

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) killed a drug peddler who resisted arrest during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Bliss, Barangay Lawaan III, Talisay City, Cebu around 1:13…

Search for missing boy in Mandaue fire continues

Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Over 24 hours since the Monday dawn fire that hit Barangay Centro here, members of the Mandaue City Fire Station continue their search for Gerick Gestopa, the 21-year-old special child who was believed…

Retired judge and wife reportedly among those killed in Mandaue fire

Norman Mendoza, Rosalie Abatayo 02/17/2020

Mandaue City, Cebu—A retired judge and his wife were reportedly among those who perished in a fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Centro here on Monday dawn, February 17, 2020.  Charred remains of a woman…

Drug suspect killed outside of restaurant in Maasin City

Jani Arnaiz 02/12/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Joseph Salvador Siega visited a restaurant located along the national highway in downtown Maasin City with his common-law partner and younger sister at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. While…

Angkas says rider killed in Mandaue accident not from them

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Motorcycle taxi company Angkas has cleared rumors that the rider involved in a deadly accident in Mandaue, Cebu was not registered with them, contrary to reports from news organizations. According to Angkas’ chief transport…

Joint military, police operation leads to killing of top rebel leader in Butuan City

Froilan Gallardo 02/06/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental—An alleged top communist rebel was killed in a joint military and police operation in Butuan City on Wednesday morning, Febryaru 5, 2020.  Major Francisco Garello Jr., civil military officer of the…

Policewoman in Bohol killed by husband

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 01/27/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—A policewoman was allegedly shot dead by her husband who is also a policeman inside their home in Sitio Ingod, Barangay Centro, Tubigon, Bohol on Monday morning, January 27, 2020. The couple were identified as…

One killed, one in critical condition in Consolacion shooting

Norman V. Mendoza 01/02/2020

CONSOLACION, Cebu—One person was killed while another is in critical condition after a shooting incident in Poblacion Oriental in Consolacion town, northern Cebu on Wednesday evening, January 1, 2020. Investigator-on-case Police Chief Master Sargeant Brent Pulmaran identified…

Suspected NPA killed in encounter with government troops in Agusan del Norte

Florence Baesa 12/05/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A suspected member of the New People’s Army ( NPA) was killed during an encounter between troops of the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) and suspected rebels in Sitio San Jose, Barangay Durian, Las Nieves,…

New LNB national president promises to address San Fernando town’s leadership vacuum

Rosalie Abatayo 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —— The position of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) president in San Fernando town has remained unfilled since the death of former Councilor Ricardo “Nonoy” Reluya Jr. in January 2019. Former LNB  national…

6 persons of interests in Pinamungajan killing submit DNA samples

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–There are now six persons of interest (POI)  in the killing of a 14-year-old girl in Pinamungajan town, southwestern Cebu on Monday afternoon, October 14, 2019. The Pinamungajan town police have earlier nabbed a POI in…

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