PROBE fears rise in quarantine violators with reduced penalty

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) team is concerned that the number of quarantine violators may increase once the reduced penalty of quarantine violators will be implemented. The City…

Alaska, Mambaling residents’ cry: Food, security

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Mandaue City Hall of Justice worker is trapped inside Sitio Ypi-ypil in Alaska, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City since the area has been locked down by Mayor Edgardo Labella on May 6, 2020.…

Dismissal from service order of ex-Argao police chief signed

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The dismissal from service order of Police Major Ildefonso Miranda, former Argao police chief, was signed by Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director, on Monday,…

NegOr gov orders stricter border control 

Florence Baesa 04/17/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—Governor Roel Degamo ordered stricter border control in the province due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19)  cases in the neighboring province of Cebu. In an interview with reporters after the meeting with…

Stay at home order for Cebu City minors, elderly inked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has ordered minors and senior citizens to stay at home as a means to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella issued…

Raquel Arce, the woman behind Cebu City’s PROBE

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The name Arce has become a taboo among street vendors in Cebu City. A 25-year-old woman vendor, who refused to be named, selling mangoes at the Carbon Market Unit III told CDN Digital…

Deny heavy passengers? We didn’t order that to Angkas, TWG says

Krissy Aguilar 01/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The interagency technical working group (TWG) heading the Motorcycle Taxi Service Pilot Implementation Run clarified Friday it did not order Angkas to deny rides to “heavy passengers.” TWG consultant Alberto Suansing stressed that what…

Duterte declares ceasefire with communist rebels

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental—Malacañang on Sunday night, December 22, 2019, said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared a ceasefire with communist rebels for the Christmas season. Malacañang said Duterte declared the unilateral and reciprocal ceasefire…

RPOC tackles insurgency, crimes for last quarterly meeting in 2019

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Peace and Order Council in Central Visayas (RPOC-7) discussed issues about insurgency in the region for its last quarterly meeting in 2019. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, RPOC chairman, who presided…

Court junks Tomas O’s TRO bid against sale of 45 hectare SRP lot

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY , Philippines —The Regional Trial Court Branch 10 has denied the application for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña against the sale of a 45-hectare lot at the…

Typhoon Tisoy: Daanbantayan Mayor orders evacuation of coastal residents

Doris C. Bongcac 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura has ordered for the preventive evacuation of coastal residents and those who are located in high-risk areas in preparation for the heavy rainfall and strong winds of Typhoon Tisoy. An advisory…

Labella forms City Peace and Order Council

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the formation of the Cebu City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) to ensure the coordination of agencies for the general security of the city. Labella signed…

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