Lapu-Lapu City SWAT, MPU headquarters locked down

Futch Anthony Inso 01/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) chief Police Colonel Arnel Banzon has ordered the lockdown of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU) offices, after two of their personnel tested…

Lapu mayor reveals receiving death threats

Futch Anthony Inso 12/17/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan admitted that he too has been receiving death threats. “Naay nag-ingon nako nga mga reliable sources nga naa ko’y death threats,” Chan revealed. The mayor, however, did…

Security guard caught with P70K shabu nabbed in Pajo

Norman V. Mendoza 02/20/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A security guard, who allegedly moonlights as an illegal drugs peddler, was arrested and was caught with 10 grams of suspected shabu in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City on February 20, 2020. Roy Tojeno,…

CDEU chiefs to be relieved as Garma eyes police unit’s ‘complete overhaul’

Gerard Vincent Francisco 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —After the arrest of Police Corporal Rogelio Atillo during a buy-bust operation on Friday, June 7,  Cebu City’s Drug Enforcement Unit will undergo a major overhaul after one of its police officers was caught…

Gunman shoots, kills drug surrenderer near Mandaue SWAT detachment

Norman V. Mendoza 12/15/2018

A MOTORCYCLE-RIDING gunman shot dead a 36-year-old drug surrenderer, just a few meters away from a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) detachment at a mall in the Mandaue Reclamation Area at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 15).…

PRO-7 team places sixth in nationwide SWAT competition in Davao

Benjie B. Talisic 11/09/2018

A TEAM of Special Weapons and Tactics representing Central Visayas placed sixth in the second nationwide Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Competition Challenge in Davao this week. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas…

LLCPO director: Seven men killed in police operation were members of gun-for-hire, drug syndicate

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/27/2018

The seven men who died in a police operation in Sitio Saint Michael, Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday evening (September 26) were identified as members of a notorious gun-for-hire and drug-syndicate group. This was confirmed by…

Tom O to Garma: Deploy SWAT team to streets or I’ll file a case against you

Morexette Marie B. Erram with USJ-R Intern Delta Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2018

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is considering taking legal action against the Cebu City Police Office director if she will not deploy operatives from the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to patrol the streets with the…

To change Tomas’ decision, let SWAT patrol streets

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/08/2018

UNLESS operatives from the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will be deployed alongside the Mobile Patrol Group (MPG), the Cebu City Government will no longer shoulder the expenses needed for the maintenance of city-owned vehicles used by…

SWAT team to MPG for return of cop cars’ repair aid — Tom

Nestle L. Semilla and Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/07/2018

THREATS, DECISIONS, CONDITIONS Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will reconsider his decision to cut the city government’s allocation of gasoline for Cebu City police vehicles if the team of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) deployed to secure…

Osmeña to Garma: ‘Better deploy SWAT in other areas’

Nestle L. Semilla 08/07/2018

To ensure the mayor’s safety, Senior Supt. Royina Garma, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director, said she will deploy operatives Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) near the house of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. Operatives will also…

Cebu City Government donates SWAT van

Intern 07/16/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña hopes that the performance of the city police Special Weapons and Tactics(SWAT) team will be just like Manny Pacquiao- a knockout to criminals. The mayor made this statement after he lead the…

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