Personal grudge eyed behind killing of refilling station worker in Lacion

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 07/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Investigators in Consolacion town in northern Cebu are eyeing personal grudge as the possible motive behind the killing of a refilling station worker that took place in broad daylight. A still unidentified gunman…

Retired Army Colonel tagged in killing of Cebu lawyer, wounding of another lawyer

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another retired Philippine Army official was arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of a lawyer in Cebu City. The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) accused Retired Colonel Edwin…

NUPL Cebu condemns spate of attacks and killings of Cebuano lawyers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A group of lawyers has expressed concern over the spate of attacks and killings of their colleagues in Cebu. The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NULP) Cebu expressed condemnation in “strongest terms” the…

June starts with 6 killings, drug busts yielding P1.1M shabu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Killings and illegal drug trading are slowly coming back after the first week of June saw six killings and the confiscation of at least P1.1 million worth of suspected shabu in two buy-bust…

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

Associated Press 05/27/2020

GENEVA — Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine government’s drug war that has left thousands dead, pointing in particular to its harmful effects…

Rise Up – Cebu offers help to Cebuanos who lost kin to the gov’t’s anti-drugs war

Alven Marie Timtim 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A non-government organization is offering its assistance to individuals who lost their family members to the government’s anti-drugs war. Rise Up – Cebu provides counselling to help some Cebuanos overcome the tragedy caused…

MCPO chief: More police checkpoints, roving patrols in Mandaue City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police officers in Mandaue City will conduct more checkpoints and more “Oplan Bakal Sita” operations to address the recent killings and dumping of bodies in certain areas around the city. Police Colonel Jonathan…

Canlaon mayor’s request nixed: No deadline for cops investigating killings

Benjie Talisic 08/02/2019

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Philippines — “We will not put a deadline on the police officers investigating the killings.” This was the answer of Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas director, on the request…

CHR 7: Martial law won’t solve killings in Negros Oriental

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imposing martial law in Negros Oriental will not solve the killings there. Leo R. Villarin, Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas chief investigator, said this amid the warnings of President Rodrigo Duterte…

Sinas to NegOr cops: Don’t tag NPAs in killings unless there is proof

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police in Negros Oriental are warned about conveniently tagging the New People’s Army (NPA) as the ones responsible for the killings in their province. Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office…

Sinas to public: Help stop Negros Or. killings, be vigilant, coordinate with police

Benjie Talisic 07/28/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Police are calling on the public to be vigilant against suspicious persons and to coordinate with authorities to prevent any more killings in Negros Oriental. Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas made this call…

PRO-7: Talisay deaths part of internal squabble of drug group

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that the recent deaths in Talisay City, Cebu, which seemed like summary killings, are interrelated and may be caused…

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