Caindec appeals to barangays, parents to regulate minors driving motorcycles

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The regional director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) appeals to barangays and parents to coordinate with them in regulating minors who drive motorcycles in mountain barangays. This follows after at least three…

Three motorcycles collide in Bonbon: 1 boy dead, 4 other minors injured

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philipppines — Five minors, 4 boys and a girl, whose ages range from 12 to 17, were involved in a deadly three-motorcycle collision in a mountain barangay in Cebu City on Sunday, Sept. 19. The…

CCPO to brgy officials: No more rescue of minors in net cafes or we’ll send report to DILG

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City Police Office or CCPO has warned barangay officials in the city that they will turn to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) if they will still continue to rescue…

Mandaue to check on kids at city’s welfare center for COVID-19

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center will be visiting the city’s orphanage, the Hope of Mandaue (HOME) Children’s Center at the City’s Social Welfare Services building to check on the health status of…

Oplan Bulabog nets 579 Cebu City violators

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen apprehended 579 quarantine violators in three days of Oplan Bulabog, majority of which were curfew violators. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of Cebu City Police Office…

Cebu City police focus on net cafes amid increase of rescued minors

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen are focusing on internet cafes in interior areas of Cebu City after most of the minors rescued here in three days for violating quarantine protocols were caught inside these establishments. Police Lieutenant…

Vaccination of minors vs COVID-19 seen as urgent

DJ Yap 08/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s vaccination program for children and teens should commence soonest as the Delta variant quickly spreads through communities, the chair of the Senate basic education committee said on Sunday. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian cited…

NBI-7 issues subpoena against live-in partner of at-large drug maintainer

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) issued a subpoena to the live-in partner of a still at-large drug den maintainer in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City on Tuesday, July…

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…

Dead people, minors, Filipinos abroad on list of ‘ECQ aid’ recipients – lawmaker

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Dead persons, minors, and Filipinos already living abroad were among those listed as beneficiaries in the government’s cash assistance for people affected by lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble. Puwersa ng…

Let the children go outdoors

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2021

For over a year now, minors—especially young children—have borne the brunt of the Philippines’ draconian quarantine policies. Indeed, since the original “expanded community quarantine” declaration in March 2020, children have been forbidden to go out of their…

Cebu City police apprehend nearly 900 violators in first week of February

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City cops apprehended 867 violators, 149 of whom were minors, in the first week of February in the continuous implementation of Oplan Bulabog here. Most of the arrested individuals violated the curfew,…

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