Labella on Duterte’s order to intensify operations against criminality: ‘It’s a new challenge for me’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to intensify operations against criminality as Labella was named as the chairperson of the Regional Peace and Order Council in Central Visayas on October 28,…

Cebu City Police deploys 434 cops for Kalag-kalag 2019

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has deployed 434 police officers to facilitate peace and order around the city during Kalag-kalag 2019. The officers from the headquarters composed of the City Mobile Force Company (CMFC),…

Coast Guard Central Visayas intensifies security in all ports in the region

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) has intensified its security in all ports in the region for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, 2019. In an interview…

Labella assures security of cemeteries despite sudden change in police chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —The sudden administrative relief of Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, the director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), surprised Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Thursday morning, October 31, 2019. The relief order…

PRO-7 to deploy 7K cops to secure cemeteries, terminals

Alven Marie Timtim 10/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Uniformed policemen will be everywhere during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day celebrations. Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that he…

After mall heist, Gwen wants port, terminal security tightened

Rosalie Abatayo 10/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol has encouraged law enforcement units in the province to institute stricter security measures in ports following the daring mall robbery in Mandaue City last Saturday evening, October 19. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Mayor Cortes, police, mall owners meet, discuss malls’ security measures

Norman V. Mendoza 10/21/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes met with the Mandaue City Police Office chief and mall owners in Mandaue City during an emergency meeting on Monday, October 21, to discuss security in malls amid…

De la Cerna seeks police security; Vinluan says decision is up to PNP chief

Rosalie Abatayo 09/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Inocencio de la Cerna Jr. has formally requested police protection following the ambush against him on Monday, September 2. In September 5 letter to Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, chief of the Cebu…

Hadjirasul tells police: Secure the Cebu City Hall of Justice

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recent attempt on the life of lawyer Innocencio Dela Cerna has raised a concern on the safety of people working and those who are visiting the Cebu City Hall of Justice located…

PNP won’t renew operating license of security agencies with high-powered guns

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) warned on Thursday that it will not allow the renewal of licenses of security agencies that will not surrender high-powered firearms being used by its security guards. Brig. Gen.…

Two NegOr mayors back martial law plan, cite residents’ security

Benjie Talisic 08/02/2019

NEGROS ORIENTAL —To address the killings and to assuage the residents fear brought about by the deadly attacks on the residents of their cities, two mayors of Negros Oriental  will back President Rodrigo Duterte if he will…

Netizen tells Cebuanos: For your security, lock your car doors

Immae Lachica 07/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Make sure to always lock your car doors. Lady Jane, 25, said that the simple habit of locking car doors could already save lives. She shared a traumatic experience which happened at around 9:50…

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