Cebu City courts to remain open for ‘urgent’ matters

Rosalie Abatayo 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Courts in Cebu City will continue to be open to “act on urgent matters” despite the suspension of all hearings from March 16 to April 15, 2020. Cebu City Regional Trial Court Executive…

All court hearings suspended during quarantine

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While Metro Manila is under community quarantine, court hearings will be suspended until April 15 except for “urgent” matters that involve the release or temporary liberty of detainees. All courts, from the Supreme Court…

Cebuana beauty queens agree with decision to suspend MUP activities

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/16/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuana beauty queens expressed their support to Miss Universe Philippines’ decision to suspend all pageant activities due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Lou Dominique Piczon, who wears the sash of Mandaue City, said what is…

3 dioceses suspend Masses, weddings, baptisms, ‘Pahalik’

Delfin Mallari, Jovic Yee, Julie Aurelio 03/14/2020

At least three Catholic dioceses in Metro Manila have decided to suspend the holding of Masses, weddings, baptisms and other religious activities as the National Capital Region goes into a “community quarantine” starting this Sunday to contain…

Classes in entire NegOr province suspended due to COVID-19

Florence A. Baesa 03/12/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- Classes in all levels in the entire province of Negros Oriental have been suspended. Governor Roel Degamo signed on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Executive Order No. 17 series of 2020 suspending classes in…

Southern Cebu now under Signal no. 1; Pagasa warns against floods, landslides

Rosalie Abatayo 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The state weather bureau warns the public against possible flooding and landslides in high-risk areas due to the rainfall brought by Typhoon Tisoy. The entire Cebu province is expected to experience the effects of…

Air, sea travels suspended due to Typhoon Tisoy

Rosalie Abatayo 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The effects of Typhoon Tisoy has prompted airline companies and the Coast Guard to suspend air and sea trips Monday, December 2, 2019. Coast Guard District Central Visayas announced the suspension of all…

CIDG-7 to monitor freed GCTA convicts who did not surrender within 15-day grace period

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) will continue to monitor convicts who were released with the help of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law and did not surrender within the…

Duterte starts major revamp at BuCor

DJ Yap, Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2019

MANILA, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered next-in-rank employees to temporarily assume the duties of prison officials who were suspended for the controversial early release of heinous crime convicts. Malacañang said the President issued the directive as the…

Mayor of Naga, Cebu suspended by Sandiganbayan for 90 days

08/14/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Incumbent Mayor Valdemar Chiong of Naga town in Cebu has been ordered suspended for 90 days by Sandiganbayan for graft charges. According to a resolution from the Sixth Division dated July 25, Chiong’s suspension…

Duterte renews push for death penalty on drug-related crimes

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has made another push for the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines. In his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, Duterte recounted the May 2017 Marawi…

PRO-7’s internal cleansing: 10 cops dismissed, 40 under investigation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has already filed a total of 52 cases against 68 erring policemen since his assumption on June 4, 2018, said Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas.…

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