Gordon seeks probe of gov’t officials in right-of-way scam

Inquirer.net 09/30/2018

SENATOR Richard Gordon called on the Office of the Ombudsman, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) to conduct a lifestyle check on some government officials who might be involved in the…

Ex-Quirino gov charged with graft in fertilizer fund scam

Inquirer.net 04/23/2017

STATE prosecutors have formally charged former Quirino governor Pedro Bacani before the Sandiganbayan for the anomalous purchase of P4.999-million worth of fertilizers in 2004. Bacani faces two counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and…

Woman accused of duping vendors falls

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/01/2017

A 35-year-old woman accused of duping small-time businessmen into a livelihood scam was arrested in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City on Wednesday evening. Analie Yu, also known as Insik, was tricking businessmen into availing of a livelihood…

NTC warns public anew: Beware of text scammers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/25/2017

While more people have become aware of text message scams, more people have also taken advantage of convenient mobile services to swindle others. The National Telecommunications Commission in Central Visayas (NTC-7) warned the public anew of this…

MAO BA?

Editorial 11/23/2016

BRAZEN THIEF A correspondent was interviewing a fish vendor in a public market when a man walked beside her and tried to calmly grab her phone. The man, who was bare chested and appeared to be drunk,…

Tumulak holds banks accountable, Bankers’ Club assures victims of help

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Mejia 11/21/2016

Following a string of unauthorized automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals in Cebu by still unidentified scam artists, a member of the Cebu City Council, who was himself a victim, is now drafting a law that will require…

Cebu City dad to pass measure to help prevent ATM scams

Inna Mejia 11/21/2016

A Cebu City Councilor, who was one of the victims of recent automated teller machine (ATM) scam, plans to pass a legislative measure at the Cebu City Council to help prevent this kind of scam from happening…

Police now after ATM scam suspect

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/18/2016

CEBU CITY–A man who looks like a foreigner is now being hunted by the police over his alleged involvement in the automated teller machine (ATM) scams. “We’re looking into the rogues gallery of the the anti-cybercrime unit…

ATM SCAM HITS CEBU

Inna Mejia, Morexette Erram, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/17/2016

Over P400,000 lost by 8 victims, including Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak Eight persons, including Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, have fallen victim to automated teller machine (ATM) scams by foreign-looking nationals who withdraw more than P400,000…

MAO BA? HOODWINKED

Editorial 11/17/2016

HOODWINKED Residents of Barangay Sillon, Bantayan town in Bantayan Island were looking for a woman who took money from them and assured them that they will get paid back. They said the woman, whose identity is being…

Ombudsman links Cuenco and Yapha to pork scam

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/14/2016

Former Cebu City south district representative Antonio Cuenco and former representative Antonio Yapha Jr. of Cebu’s third district may face trial after the Ombudsman found that they endorsed an unqualified non-government organization (NGO) to undertake a government…

Deguito admits lying to conceal people involved in money laundering scheme

04/20/2016

MAIA Santos-Deguito, the former branch manager of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), has admitted lying just to conceal the personalities involved in the alleged $81-million money laundering scheme. Testifying at the ongoing investigation of the Senate blue…

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