Unaccounted Voter Registration Verification Machines opened nine months after elections

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unaccounted Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVM) from Barangays Mabolo, Capitol Site, and Apas, have been opened nine months after the May 13, 2019 elections. Lawyer Marchel Sarno, the Cebu City North District election…

Penro’s P8.9M plastic shredder project, a ‘white elephant’?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  At least 19 units of shredding machines worth P8.9 million may be rendered useless as these pieces of equipment do not match the electrical service types of the recipient towns and cities. The…

Owners surrender illegal gambling machines

Benjie Talisic 06/26/2018

At least ten illegal gambling machines were surrendered to the regional office of the Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG-7) on Tuesday (June 26) morning. Chief Insp. Chuck Barandog, CIDG-7 chief, said the owner coordinated with the village…

CIDG-7 destroys 300 illegal gambling machines

Nestle L. Semilla 06/25/2018

At least 300 illegal gambling machines were destroyed by operatives of the CIDG-7 on Monday. These machines were confiscated in the cities of Cebu and Talisay in the past months. CIDG-7 Director Royina Garma expressed hopes that…

Official: Install x-ray machines to deter entry of contraband into jails

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 06/22/2018

TO PREVENT the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband into jails, a police official has suggested to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP-7) to put x-ray machines in all detention facilities especially those which…

DFA orders add’l machines to fast track applications

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/12/2018

Cebu-based residents and those from other parts of the Visayas can expect more appointment slots for passport applications and renewals to be opened “in a few weeks.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said five new data…

Companies may invest more in machines than in people

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/02/2018

ECONOMIST TAKE ON CONTRACTUALIZATION BAN President Rodrigo Duterte’s new executive order (EO) against illegal contractualization may dampen anti-poverty efforts by putting pressure on companies to regularize all its employees, an economics expert said. According to Dr. Raul…

Butane refilling machines: Who stands to benefit from its release?

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 04/03/2018

In his explanation submitted to Gov. Hilario P. Davide III in reaction to this column dated March 7, 2018, questioning the release of confiscated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilling machines among other items that served as evidence…

Butane refilling machines also find their way out of Balili

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 03/06/2018

If you think that only concrete culverts are illegally brought out of the Balili property, think again. That’s because two sets of refilling machines for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), delivery trucks, canisters and LPG tanks also find…

Police seize karera, moli machines in two barangays

Benjie Talisic, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/31/2017

ABOUT 44 video karera and 13 “moli-moli” machines were confiscated while five persons were arrested by police in their “Oplan Pokemon” in Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita, and Magsaysay Street, Barangay Suba in Cebu City yesterday morning. Chief…

Illegal gambling machines confiscated in Talisay City

Miguel Ernest Ermac 07/25/2017

Six units of gambling machines were confiscated after a raid by Talisay City Police Office at Sitio Riverside, Barangay Tanke, Talisay Monday afternoon. According to SPO4 Frederick Larrobis, a concerned citizen personally came to their office and…

Mining today

Raymund Fernandez 05/30/2017

Mining today to build tomorrow seems immediately like sound logic. Building the future will always require the sacrifice of something. But we should qualify the true meanings of the words “sacrifice” and “future” in the light of…

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