Police expect increase of pickpockets, snatchers during Holy Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here anticipate an increase in pickpockets and snatchers during the Holy Week as lawless individuals may take advantage of the expected influx of people. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for…

Cebu City Police to intensify visibility near establishments following street brawl

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City police will start intensifying visibility near establishments following a fight that broke out in front of a resto-bar along Salinas Drive in Barangay Lahug here on Sunday dawn, March 13, 2022.…

CCPO anticipate rise in crime incidents after lifting of curfew

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) anticipates a possible rise in crime incidents in the city following the lifting of curfew for adults on February 24. “Possible nga dunay pagtaas considering nga duna…

CCPO exec: Lesser crowd movement, fewer crimes

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here said they intend to keep the low crime rate they recorded from December 15, 2021, to January 1, 2022, by controlling the movement of people. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy…

CCPO exec notes drop in crimes in Cebu City in 2021

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reported crimes in Cebu City were fewer in 2021, the second year of the pandemic, as compared to 2020 , when the pandemic started. This despite the easing of restrictions of preventing COVID-19…

With easing of restrictions, Ligan warns Cebuanos of snatching, other crimes

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is asking Cebuanos to always be vigilant now that most of them are already going outside of their homes due to eased quarantine…

Police to intensify patrolling amid eased restrictions

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Police assigned in quarantine control points (QCP) here are expected to intensify their patrolling within their respective areas of jurisdiction as they observed a more relaxed public these past days.  Police Lieutenant Colonel…

CCPO exec: Community cooperation speeds up crime solution

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said that strong police-community coordination is crucial in solving crime cases in Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the CCPO, said…

As Cebu tourism reopens, police asks public to follow health protocols

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –As Cebu gets ready to reopen its tourism industry, the police in the province is also gearing up to watch over tourist sites and make sure health protocols will be followed at all times.…

Eleazar: Police visibility is not militarization

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, clarifies that his visit in Cebu City is not to enforce militarization. During the rounds of Eleazar in the checkpoint…

Pelare to Talisaynons: Smile at policemen who are deployed on city streets

Doris C. Bongcac 02/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Uniformed policemen have started roaming the streets of Talisay City. “We are bringing them to the street, below the bridge and everywhere to make you safe,” Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare, chief of…

CCPO intensifies police visibility, checkpoints amid kidnapping scares

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Intensified police visibility, constant checkpoints and regular patrolling are the solutions of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) to the “kidnapping scares” that have been circulating online. Despite their earlier statement that there…

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