How a female teacher became a firefighter in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It must have been fate. That was one way to describe how Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Novie Dagcuta found herself in the male-dominated business of putting out fires and saving lives. Dagcuta, 32,…

Killing in Cebu City barangay? Man with gaping wound on shoulder found dead in Mambaling

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are still trying to identify the dead man with a deep gaping wound on the shoulder, who was found dead in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City at past 5 p.m. today,…

Rama orders forced evacuation in coastal barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the forced evacuation of residents in coastal barangays and other hazard-prone areas. This was, he said, after inspecting various sitios in Barangays Mambaling, Ermita, Pasil, and…

Mambaling drug busts yield 2 kilos of shabu worth close to P14M

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to P14 million worth of shabu (local term for methamphetamine hydrochloride) was seized in two separate drug busts last Wednesday evening, December 8 in Brgy. Mambaling here. Both operations occurred in one…

Cebu City Council told: Declare state of calamity in fire-struck Mambaling sitios

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking the  City Council to declare a state of calamity in Mambaling sitios hit by Friday night’s fire. Rama said in a press conference on Saturday that…

18-year-old man nabbed with almost P1.5M worth of ‘shabu’ in brgy. Mambaling bust

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An 18-year-old man was arrested with P1,496,000 worth of ‘shabu’ during a buy-bust operation on Thursday afternoon, October 21, 2021, in Sitio Puntod, Barangay Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes,…

34 riverside structures in Mambaling to be cleared — Guardo

Dyrecka Letigio 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rains in the past week has caused an increase in the number of high-risk areas around riversides and mountainsides in Cebu City. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the chairperson of the committee on infrastructure…

Cebu City police baffled by radioman’s autopsy results

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Police are still trying to find clues that might lead them to the killer of the late radio blocktimer Reynante Cortes after the result of the autopsy on the victim’s body also baffled investigators.…

Police: Cebu City jail detainee could be behind Brgy Mambaling shootings

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are looking at the possibility that a Cebu City Jail detainee could be the mastermind behind the series of shooting incidents in Barangay Mambaling after he was allegedly tagged as one of…

P2.3M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Mambaling drug bust

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man who would source his supply of illegal drugs with the help of a detainee at the Cebu City Jail was arrested Monday night, July 19, with P2.3 million worth of suspected…

CCPO: Fewer drugs expected in Cebu City streets after P30M drug haul

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen of the Cebu City Police Office or CCPO are expecting fewer illegal drugs in the city after they confiscated P30 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mambaling,…

NBI-7 alarmed by presence of toddlers in Punta Princesa drug den

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 06/29/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) operatives have expressed alarm over the presence of minors in drug dens that they have recently busted. NBI-7 director, Attorney Renan Oliva said they are prioritizing the…

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