Quisumbing, allies tie up with Davao mayor’s party

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/06/2018

MANDAUE City Mayor Gabriel Luis “Luigi” Quisumbing and his allies are forging an alliance with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP). In an interview on Friday, Quisumbing said the principles of HNP…

Tabunok bags 2018 Talisay Mayor’s Cup basketball junior division title

Glendale G. Rosal 09/30/2018

TABUNOK bagged the 2018 Talisay Mayor’s Cup Basketball junior division title via a 96-67 thrashing of Lawaan III last Friday at the Talisay City Sports Complex. Raffy Bacasmas powered Tabunok with his 20-point performance and was honored…

MAYOR’S MURDER

MAO BA? 09/05/2018

The murder of Ronda Mayor Mariano Blanco as carried out by unidentified gunmen at his office at Wednesday dawn shocked and drew vocal reactions from netizens. Avelin Hisola commented, “What happen Cebu sigi nlng lagi patay diha…

Mabatid defies Osmeña, to travel abroad even without the mayor’s approval

Intern 08/25/2018

  Although she didn’t get the nod of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Mabolo Barangay Captain Niña Mabatid will still travel to Australia from August 29 to Sept 6. Mabatid said the DILG allowed her to go…

Mayors and their bodyguards

Editorial 07/09/2018

Should mayors consider hiring bodyguards for their own security or should they simply content themselves with the security detail provided by the police and paid for by taxpayers? If you ask Daanbantayan Mayor Vic Loot then he…

PRO-7 to replace cops assigned to mayors

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 07/09/2018

Except for Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said they will only replace police officers that were assigned as security detail for mayors in Cebu. “(Most of the bodyguards) have ranks of PO1 and…

Bohol mayors push Bong Go to run for the Senate

Inquirer.net 07/08/2018

TAGBILARAN CITY – Supporters of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gathered at Holy Name University (HNU) on Saturday to launch “Bayan for Bong Go” Bohol Movement which aims to encourage him to…

Mayors urged: Don’t rely on police to provide security

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/06/2018

MAYORS should not rely on the police for security but rather should get private armed security personnel, if necessary to ensure their safety. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III made this pronouncement after the recent killings of Tanauan…

DILG tells mayors who want to hire armed guards: Follow procedure

Futch Anthony Inso 07/05/2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) yesterday urged local chief executives in the region to conform to the procedure in hiring or acquiring additional armed security personnel and asking for police escorts.…

Rama worries safety amid killings of mayors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram, USJ-R Intern 07/05/2018

Former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama fears for his life once again after two mayors were killed in separate shooting incidents in Luzon this week. “Really, it’s not a joke seeing all of these occurring. I’ve long…

Cebu mayors told to bring own bodyguards

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/04/2018

MAYORS of Cebu’s towns and cities were reminded to “be vigilant” in securing themselves in the wake of the murders of two mayors in Luzon in recent weeks. “Ang ako lang ikatambag nga be vigilant lang gyod…

Tomas not OK to replace mayors with police chiefs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2018

IN AREAS WITH HIGH CRIME VOLUME Although he welcomed past initiatives by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb criminality, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña expressed reservations on the former’s plan to replace local chief executives with police chiefs…

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