Fistfight over land dispute leads to shooting, suspect surrenders

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fistfight over a land dispute led to a shooting incident that wounded one of the men in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City, shortly before 6:00 p.m. today, July 27. Police said the shooting…

Woman killed in attack over ‘land dispute,’ husband injured

Mae Fhel Gom-os, Paul Lauro 06/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen are investigating the attack on a couple in Consolacion town Tuesday afternoon, June 29. Two still unidentified men barged into a roadside residence in Sitio Dagundong in Barangay Panas and fired…

Mandaue police build up security amid spate of shooting incidents

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) would strengthen their security measures not just in Barangay Canduman but all over Mandaue City in light of Thursday’s shooting incidents that shocked city residents. Police Lieutenant…

Man in Barili arrested for hacking mother and son

Paul Lauro 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A man in Barili town in southwestern Cebu was arrested for allegedly hacking a mother and her son on Wednesday morning, March 31. Reports from the Barili Police Station identified the suspect as…

Pajac residents “threatened” by group of men  

08/10/2017

  AT LEAST 20 families from a barangay in Lapu-lapu City complained of harassment and verbal threats by a group of men who are forcing them to move out of their homes. The residents of Barangay Pajac,…

US senator: Duterte won’t trade PH’s territorial rights to China

07/21/2016

A US senator who was part of the congressional delegation that met with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said the Chief Executive assured them that the Philippines will not trade its rights to China over maritime disputes,…

United front

07/17/2016

By this time the euphoria has died down but the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal (UN) ruling that vindicated the Philippines’ claim to parts of the Spratlys should be followed up with renewed efforts by the national government…

Discourse of peace

Jason A. Baguia 07/15/2016

Media reports in light of the ruling, based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that upheld the Philippine case against China over territory in the West Philippine or South China Sea constitutes…

A premature surrender?

Rina Jimenez-David 07/15/2016

Does anyone have a jet ski to spare? Remember the campaign boast of President Rody that the way to solve the Spratlys dispute with China was for him to take a jet ski to the nearest shoreline…

UP Cebu’s land woes

Editorial 01/05/2016

Political undercurrents complicate a solution for the fate of victims of the post-Christmas fire in barangay Lahug. It shouldn’t. In an ideal world, a win-win solution would be the first priority of government leaders working for social…

Labella wants barangays to resolve land dispute

Nestle L. Semilla 06/09/2015

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the barangay chairpersons of Mambaling and Basak San Nicolas to resolve their land dispute amicably. Barangay Mambaling passed a resolution to the City Council asking them to resolve the dispute…

Politics, land dispute considered motives in village chief ambush

Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan 05/05/2015

The family of slain Agus barangay captain Jovencio Lauron said politics was  behind the ambush Sunday morning in Clarin town, Bohol. Lauron’s family confirmed that he had received  death threats before his  murder. P03 Roderick Maglangit, investigator…

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