160 cops to secure Independence Day activities in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 160 policemen will be deployed to secure the activities related to this Sunday’s commemoration of the country’s 124th Independence Day. Police Major Jose Angelo Acupinpin, chief of operations of the Cebu City…

PNP to exercise ‘maximum restraint and tolerance’ on 2022 poll protesters

Daphne Galvez 05/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s police force on Thursday said it would “exercise maximum restraint and tolerance” as groups stage rallies to register their protest over the conduct of the 2022 national and local elections. According to…

Labor Day rally in Cebu City peaceful as 300 cops secure route of 700 protesters

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Some 300 policemen secured the streets in Cebu City and monitored 700 protesters as they held their Labor Day march today, May 1, from Fuente Osmeña Circle to downtown Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel…

In Photos: Protesters call for wage increases, free COVID-19 vaccines for workers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the arrest of some of their colleagues, protesters went on with their Labor Day march this Saturday, May 1, 2021. READ: 14 cause-oriented group members detained for ‘quarantine violations’ Around 300 sectoral…

Myanmar protesters take up Easter eggs; junta hunts celebrities

Reuters 04/04/2021

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar made the Easter egg a symbol of defiance on Sunday, posting pictures of eggs with slogans after a night of candle-lit vigils across the country to remember those killed since the…

Myanmar forces fire tear gas, stun grenades at protesters as UN envoy calls for action

Reuters 03/07/2021

Myanmar security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to break up a protest in Yangon on Saturday, just hours after a United Nations special envoy called on the Security Council to take action against the ruling…

Protesters in Lapu apprehended for violating health protocols

Futch Anthony Inso 11/30/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–Five individuals who participated in a protest rally on Monday morning, November 30, 2020, near the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in barangay Pusok here were apprehended by policemen for violating health and safety protocols. Police…

A tale of two mass gatherings

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 11/30/2020

In June 2020 at the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu, police arrested eight individuals who were participating in a rally against the anti-terrorism bill. There was no long, drawn-out investigation prior to the arrests. Authorities…

UP protesters safe, others warned

Dexter Cabalza, Jeanette I. Andrade, JHESSET O. ENANO 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Only protesters on the University of the Philippines (UP) campus at Diliman will be safe from arrest as President Rodrigo Duterte addresses a joint session of Congress on Monday, July 27, 2020. As long…

Labella sad over protest arrests, urges public to stay calm

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella urged the public to stay calm after the heated encounter of the police and cause-oriented groups during a protest outside the University of the Philippines-Cebu in Barangay Lahug…

Arrested 7 protesters and 1 bystander’s case forwarded to prosecutor’s office

Alven Marie Timtim and Morexette Marie Erram 06/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The case of the seven protesters and one bystander who were arrested in the University of the Philippines Cebu on Friday, June 5, 2020, were already forwarded to the City Prosecutor’s office. In…

Police ready charges against 7 arrested protesters

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The seven arrested persons, who were among the groups of cause-oriented  protesters holding a rally against the Anti-Terror Bill outside the University of Cebu Campus on Friday morning, June 5, 2020, violated several…

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