Taliño: One of five Abu Sayyaf killed in firefight resembles Abu Rami

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris C. Bongcac, Nestle L. Semilla 04/12/2017

CEBU CITY–The leader of the armed group who entered Inabanga town, Bohol on Monday was reportedly killed in an ongoing firefight with government troopers in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. Chief Supt. Noli…

Armed presence

Editorial 04/11/2017

Yesterday’s confrontation between armed men believed to be Abu Sayyaf bandits and government troops in Barangay Napo, Inabanga town in Bohol province came on the heels of a US travel advisory to its citizens and the successful…

Taliño: Traffic is security nightmare for the police

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/05/2017

  “SO far, so good.” This was how Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño described the first three days of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in Cebu. Since Monday, he said they…

All set for Asean meetings

Nestle L. Semilla 04/02/2017

Police, military and other law enforcement units in Cebu have gone on full alert status and set in motion security measures as about 250 ranking delegates from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) begin…

Taliño: A number of barangay captains in the region involved in illegal drugs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 03/24/2017

Police Regional Office director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, on Friday, disclosed that a number of barangay captains in Central Visayas are under his “watch list” for their involvement in illegal drugs. Of the number, Taliño said that…

Taliño: Use of minors as couriers alarming

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/13/2017

  POLICE regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño expressed concern over the arrest of minors who were allegedly used as drug couriers. “Nakakatakot yan. Napakabata pa nila pero ginagamit na (That’s fearsome. They are still very young,…

PNP appeals for help in decongesting jails

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/06/2017

WHILE the tight congestion of jails across the country poses a huge problem, detained suspects will just have to squeeze into cells that are filled way beyond capacity as moving them elsewhere could pose an even bigger…

Special police unit to back PDEA in war against drugs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/01/2017

With President Rodrigo Duterte confirming the reinstatement of the police’s role in the war on illegal drugs, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is set to create a drug enforcement unit to take on illegal…

Napolcom: Police need to regroup, rethink role in war on drugs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/20/2017

THE country’s police force should not be discouraged by their withdrawal from the government’s anti-drug operations, the regional chief of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said yesterday. Rather, Napolcom regional director Homer Cabaral told the police during…

‘Shoot down suspects if they resist’

Edison Delos Angeles, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 02/20/2017

Police were given the green light to shoot down the suspects in the murder of a Bohol-based ecology advocate “if they decide to fight back.” “(They are wanted) dead or alive kung lalaban sila (if they will…

TALIÑO AFFIRMS: KMAFIA EXISTS

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 02/07/2017

The recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte tagging Cebu as the seat of “Korean mafia” in the country got everyone talking about how something so big and serious had remained undetected for years. After initially saying there…

Osmeña to designate Carbon market administrator as Ermita caretaker

Inna Mejia 02/07/2017

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will be designating Carbon Market administrator lawyer Winifredo A. Orcullo Jr. to act as Barangay Ermita caretaker. Osmeña made this announcement after Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) Director Chief…

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