ABU LEADER KILLED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/12/2017

Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including…

Davide asks netizens: Be extra careful with posts

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/12/2017

WHILE social media has been a helpful platform when it comes to real-time updates, it is undeniably a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. In light of the clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group…

Travelers told: Stay safe

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Norman V. Mendoza, Rene Alima 04/12/2017

Stay at home, or if you insist on traveling, don’t post your whereabouts online. Also verify every “advisory” and “alert” you read in social media. These were some of the tips given by Cebu City officials to…

Moro raids and the Japanese occupation

Jobers R. Bersales 04/12/2017

The clash in Inabanga, Bohol, the other day between government forces and the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf brings to mind the dreadful centuries of Moro slave raids that decimated the coastal towns of the Visayas and Luzon…

PRO-7 on full alert, activates ‘Oplan SumVac’

Benjie Talisic 04/10/2017

The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas has activated Oplan SumVac or “Summer Vacation” on Monday following a recent travel advisory released by the US Embassy in Manila. PRO-7 Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño said that Oplan…

Tumulak: Stay calm but alert

Nestle L. Semilla 04/10/2017

Following the issuance of a travel advisory by the United States Embassy in Manila warning American citizens about possible “kidnappings” by terrorist groups, Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak assured Cebuanos of “tightened” security in the city. In…

Russia subway blast kills 11

04/04/2017

St. Petersburg, Russia — The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday’s deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. A bomb blast tore…

Reign of terror

Editorial 02/08/2017

The recent debate between the Catholic Church and the Duterte administration in the war against illegal drugs came amid two major developments: one, an Amnesty International report that accused the government of tolerating not only a culture…

Trump orders strict refugee screening, citing terrorists

01/28/2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely — declaring the ban necessary to prevent “radical Islamic terrorists” from entering…

Better safe than sorry – Davide

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/26/2017

Despite the inconvenience brought by the shutting down of cellphone signals during the last two major events held in Cebu, it is still always better to be safe than sorry. This was the sentiment expressed by Governor…

Terrorists don’t have to kill anyone to win

Ryan Macasero 01/21/2017

Thankfully, our fears of a follow-up bombing after the bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, did not happen during the Sinulog and the Miss Universe pageant’s swimsuit competition. One of the biggest security measures never done in the past,…

Taliño defends move to shut down mobile phone signals

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, John Carlo Villaruel, Norman V. Mendoza 01/18/2017

Better safe than sorry.” Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), yesterday defended his decision to shut down mobile phone signals during the Sto. Niño processions, the Sinulog Grand Parade…

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