P150M worth of drugs confiscated in Lapu-Lapu City bust

Paul Lauro 10/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A joint operation by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) resulted to the arrest of a high-value individual (HVI) and confiscation of 22.1 kilos of…

Lapu jeepneys may start serving Cebu, Mandaue routes soon

Futch Anthony Inso 10/21/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Public utility jeepneys (PUJs) operating from Lapu-Lapu City may already be granted to ply routes in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue possibly next month. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that the Land…

Three drug dealers nabbed, one 14-year old cohort rescued in Lapu-Lapu City

Norman V. Mendoza 11/18/2019

LAPU-LAPU City, Cebu—Three alleged drug dealers and one 14-year old cohort were nabbed by police in three separate drug operations here on Sunday evening, November 17, 2019. Elements of the Mactan Police Station led by Police Major…

Probe clears illegal sidewalk structures along V. Rama Avenue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) Team cleared 29 structures along the sidewalk in V. Rama Avenue in Barangay Guadalupe on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. According to Jonathan Villa, the…

Putin says Turkish operation in Syria threatens to revive IS threat

10/11/2019

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that jailed Islamic State militants could escape as a result of Turkey’s military operation in Syria, leading to the resurgence of the IS in the region. Putin said Kurds…

Cebu City plans to revive ‘Operation Decongestion’ for City Jail

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is considering reviving the “Operation Decongestion” of the Cebu City Jail by helping the inmates apply for probation and help them in their cases. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella…

Three fall in drug operation in Carreta, Cebu City

Norman V. Mendoza 10/08/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Three persons were nabbed by police in a drug operation in Ponce 1, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City, past 6 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019. The arrested persons were identified as Archie Tolentino, 31, from Carreta;…

CICL escapees down to 7; cops to be stationed at Operation Second Chance

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police continue to look for and to rescue 7 of the 11 children in conflict of the law (CICL), who escaped from Operation Second Chance in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City on Friday afternoon,  October…

Young teacher sells artworks to help save a friend’s life

Immae Lachica 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Regine Joy Ganut, 22, is helping sell a close friend’s personalized cartoon drawings to raise money for the operation of another friend and college buddy. The Talisay City native said that her friend Hannie…

DSWS: Operation Second Chance needs more social workers, psychologists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) said that the Operation Second Chance would need additional social workers and psychologists to handle the children in conflict with the law (CICL).…

CHR 7: Martial law won’t solve killings in Negros Oriental

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imposing martial law in Negros Oriental will not solve the killings there. Leo R. Villarin, Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas chief investigator, said this amid the warnings of President Rodrigo Duterte…

Bam Aquino celebrates 42nd birthday with 80 children in conflict with the law

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A happy birthday song, a dance number and a song number greeted reelectionist Senator Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino as he visited the over 80 children in conflict with the Law (CICL) residents in…

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