Police say transport of Lumads was ‘legal’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Regional Intelligence Division of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (RID-PRO7) said there was nothing illegal with the transport of Lumad minors to their hometown in Davao Del Norte. Police Colonel Robert Limbawan,…

‘Oxymoronic’: Most injuries due to legal fireworks–DOH

Jovic Yee 01/02/2020

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday said the Department of Health (DOH) would propose a law that would impose an absolute ban on the use of firecrackers in the country, noting that majority of the injuries…

Cebu City Legal Office to Mayor Labella: Terminate 8 workers, who tested positive for drug use

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY — Eight more  job order (JO) and casual workers at the Cebu City Hall stands to lose their jobs. Lawyer Rey Gealon, head of the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO), said their office had recommended…

Labella tells MCWD Board: Step down or face legal consequences

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has warned the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Board of Directors that if they do not step down from their posts following their termination on October 15, 2019,…

Cebu City Legal Office to withdraw declaratory relief case from court

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office is preparing to withdraw the case of declaratory relief to void the 2015 sale of a 45-hectare South Road Properties (SRP) lot following the approval of the Cebu…

City Legal to COA: Probe Mayor’s Office’s ‘destruction’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The City Legal Office has requested the Commission on Audit (COA) to investigate the “destruction” of the Mayor’s Office by former Mayor Tomas Osmeña on June 28, 2019 or two days before he…

Withdrawal of declaratory relief petition on SRP lot sale to consortium mulled

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal office is considering withdrawing from court the request of the previous administration to void the sale of the 45-hectare South Road Properties (SRP) to the SM-Ayala Consortium. According to…

Lara: PNP autopsy made when Christine’s body was still ‘fresh’

Zena V. Magto 04/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With two opposing autopsy findings on the Christine Lee Silawan murder case, it will now be up to the court to decide which report to consider, said Dr. Benjamin Lara, chief medico legal…

EDSA Day protest incident: PRO-7, militant groups gear up for legal battle

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s going to be a legal battle between law enforcers and militant groups in Cebu.  This after officials of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7)  said they were ready…

Davide insists appointment of Rodas and Catan legal and above board

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Hilario Davide III maintains that the appointment of Provincial Budget Officer Danilo Rodas and Provincial Health Office head, Dr. Rene Catan, in their current positions is valid. Davide said that filling in…

2018 a big year for legal pot

AP 12/27/2018

Portland, Oregon — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the…

Philippines ranks 73rd in worldwide freedom index

Inquirer.net 12/11/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked 73rd out of 162 countries in the Human Freedom Index (HFI), a study by Canada’s Fraser Institute, Germany’s Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and the Cato Institute in the United States…

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