Family feud leads to shooting incident in Tuburan, Cebu

Paul Lauro 05/25/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Three men were arrested and will face charges of frustrated murder after being involved in a shooting incident in Sitio Laylayan, Barangay Maghan-ay, Tuburan town, northern Cebu. Brothers Noel and Ronilo Mahinay, together with their father…

World leaders condemn violence at US Capitol

01/07/2021

PARIS–World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. Britain British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter condemned the “disgraceful scenes…

CCPO reminds cops: Don’t resort to violence

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police officers here were reminded not to resort to violence and use their service firearms unless threats to their lives are present and imminent. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the…

Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban

Associated Press 09/16/2019

HONG KONG — Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown…

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

08/23/2019

BANGKOK — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and…

San Fernando violence: Feliciano denies keeping goons

Doris C. Bongcac 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Businessman Ruben Feliciano admitted that the four men who were arrested in the mountain barangay of Bugho, San Fernando town were among the supporters and volunteers who joined his political sortie in the…

Police, soldiers to secure San Fernando’s hinterland barangays on election day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/05/2019

SAN FERNANDO, Cebu — The police in San Fernando town in southern Cebu will put up an advanced command post in Barangay Magsico starting on May 10 to cover the security needs of the town’s hinterland barangays…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Associated Press 04/22/2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed…

Christians, Muslims, police join walk in Toledo against terrorism, violence

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Christians, Muslims, civic organization members, religious groups and the local police in Toledo City, a western city in Cebu, joined a solidarity walk against terrorism and violence on Sunday, March 24. Dubbed as “Lakad…

Philippines ranks 73rd in worldwide freedom index

Inquirer.net 12/11/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked 73rd out of 162 countries in the Human Freedom Index (HFI), a study by Canada’s Fraser Institute, Germany’s Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and the Cato Institute in the United States…

60 SAF troops arrive in Samar to battle ‘lawless violence’

Inquirer.net 12/05/2018

TACLOBAN CITY – About 60 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have arrived in Samar. Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, Eastern Visayas police director, said the SAF members were housed at…

Duterte sends more troops in Bicol, Samar, Negros vs ‘lawless violence’

Inquirer.net 11/23/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the deployment of additional troops to different provinces around the country to suppress “sporadic acts of violence” allegedly committed by lawless groups. Upon Duterte’s directive, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Memorandum Order…

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