Lapu-Lapu City police arrest 69 individuals for ‘tigbakay’ during Holy Week

Futch Anthony Inso 04/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Sixty-nine individuals were apprehended by the Lapu-Lapu City Police (LCPO) during the Holy Week or from April 1-4, 2021, for being involved in illegal cockfighting, locally called “tigbakay.” Police Lieutenant Colonel Resty Santos, deputy director…

Cops from Station 5 in Lapu-Lapu test positive for COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 03/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Six personnel from Police Station 5 in Barangay Pusok here have tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This development was confirmed by Police Major Aibert Jay Samson, police station 5 chief, who…

Drug suspect killed in Capitol Site buy-bust operation

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man, who is said to be on the drug watchlist of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO), was killed during a buy-bust operation Saturday night, March 13. The incident happened at about…

Lapu police chief back at work after beating COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) director Police Colonel Arnel Banzon has returned to his work on Monday, February 22, 2021, or 18 days after he tested positive for COVID-19. On February 4, 2021,…

Traffic violation leads to arrest in Lapu-Lapu of 12 alleged MNLF recruits

Futch Anthony Inso 02/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A traffic violation led to the arrest in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City on Sunday, February 14, of 12 men, who claimed to be members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) . The…

Lapu-Lapu City police chief tests positive for COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The City Director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by the deputy director for administration of the LCPO, Police…

Lapu-Lapu police on alert for non-residents swimming in city’s public beaches

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) will be monitoring beaches to make sure that they only cater to residents of Lapu-Lapu City. Police Colonel Clarito Baja, chief of LLCPO, told reporters on Monday,…

Cop who survived Marigondon ambush may be involved in illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here are looking into illegal drugs as the motive in the ambush attempt on Police Senior Master Sergeant Artemio Tumakay III in Barangay Marigondon on Monday afternoon, August 31, 2020. Police Brigadier…

Lapu police prepares for influx of local tourist

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) is preparing for an influx of tourists as the city gears up for the reopening of its tourism industry for domestic clients. Police Colonel Clarito Baja, chief…

Lapu police chief assures public safety amid three consecutive shooting incidents

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With three reported shootings in the first three days of the month, the public may start to worry about the safety in the highly urbanized city of Lapu-Lapu. But Police Colonel Clarito Baja,…

3 men arrested in Lapu for selling overpriced alcohol

Futch Anthony Inso 04/02/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Three men who were allegedly selling overpriced alcohol with sanitizer solution were arrested by the Lapu-Lapu City police in an entrapment operation in a parking area of a mall in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu…

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…

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