October, 2016

 

Few exits, no water in toilet in some Cebu City cemeteries

A LACK of entry and exit points, lack of water supply, the presence of fire hazards and flooding were among the observations local authorities made after inspecting some cemeteries Monday. But while there were problems reported, the first day of operations ahead of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observance in Cebu City was “generally peaceful.” In an interview, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRRMO) operations chief Harold Alcotin said most of the concerns raised came from the larger cemeteries in the city. Source: Local News


Few exits, no water in toilet

A LACK of entry and exit points, lack of water supply, the presence of fire hazards and flooding were among the observations local authorities made after inspecting some cemeteries yesterday. But while there were problems reported, the first day of operations ahead of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observance in Cebu City was “generally peaceful.” In an interview, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRRMO) operations chief Harold Alcotin said most of the concerns raised came from the larger cemeteries in the city. Source: Local News


MCWD to start new fee before yearend

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) announced yesterday that water bills of all its customers will increase starting next month. For six months starting in December, the MCWD will collect “guarantee deposits” from their customers, which is meant to help customers if their water service gets disconnected. The fee, which starts at P1,000 for consumption of 10 cubic meters per month, will be spread over six months, said Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara, MCWD corporate communications manager. Source: Local News


Danao barangay councilor killed in drug bust

A BARANGAY councilor in Danao City and two other suspected drug pushers in Samboan were killed in separate drug busts last Sunday. Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Visayas Director Noli Taliño said they have a list of narcopoliticians, barangay councilors, barangay captains and mayors who are allegedly involved in the drug trade. “We have many names that’s why our campaign against illegal drugs is continuous and we’re monitoring their movements so that if they won’t surrender, we’ll subject them all to a police operation,” Taliño said in Tagalog. Source: LocalRead More


Bry. dad killed during shootout shows police ‘will go after all drug personalities’

A BARANGAY councilor in Danao City and two other suspected drug pushers in Samboan were killed in separate drug busts last Sunday. Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Noli Taliño revealed that they have a list of narcopoliticians, barangay councilors, barangay captains and mayors who are allegedly involved in the drug trade. “We have many names that’s why our campaign against illegal drugs is continuous and we’re monitoring their movements so that if they won’t surrender, we’ll subject them all to a police operation,” Taliño said in Tagalog. Source: LocalRead More


13 suspects fall in Cebu City drug busts

A COOK and an inmate of the Cebu City Jail were caught allegedly trying to sneak in a box full of shabu in the facility Monday morning. The suspects were identified as Joseph Oliverio, 28, and Torrefiel Reynaldo, 29. Reynaldo is serving time for drug charges. The two were intercepted by jail officers around 8:30 a.m. Operatives from the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) conducted a follow-up, and arrested Maria Gamao. Gamao, a resident of Yellow Villes, Barangay Kalunasan, allegedly handed the package to Oliverio. Source: Local News


13 suspects fall in metro drug busts

A COOK and an inmate of the Cebu City Jail were caught allegedly trying to sneak in a box full of shabu in the facility yesterday morning. The suspects were identified as Joseph Oliverio, 28, and Torrefiel Reynaldo, 29. Reynaldo is serving time for drug charges. The two were intercepted by jail officers around 8:30 a.m. Operatives from the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) conducted a follow-up, and arrested Maria Gamao. Gamao, a resident of Yellow Villes, Barangay Kalunasan, allegedly handed the package to Oliverio. Source: Local News


Traffic rerouted for ‘kalag-kalag’

THE Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) and the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS) advised the public to take note of road closures and traffic rerouting in the two cities during the observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. In Lapu-Lapu, CTMS will close the roads leading to the Catholic cemetery at the boundary of Barangay Gun-ob and Pajo, starting at 4 a.m. today. It will be opened again once the crowd going to the cemetery has minimized. Source: Local News


Jaguar’s mausoleum stands out in Calamba cemetery

IT is a silent edifice in the middle of Calamba Cemetery, painted in blue and gold with mosaic windows like that of a chapel. It is the mausoleum of Cebu’s biggest drug lord, Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, who was killed by operatives in an alleged shootout in Las Piñas City. Four women visited the grave and left roses there. Diaz was considered in Barangay Duljo-Fatima as a Robin Hood figure, ready to help his neighbors during emergencies, like fires. Source: Local News


Drug lord’s mausoleum stands out in Calamba

IT is a silent edifice in the middle of Calamba Cemetery, painted in blue and gold with mosaic windows like that of a chapel. It is the mausoleum of Cebu’s biggest drug lord, Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, who was killed by operatives in an alleged shootout in Las Piñas City. Four women visited the grave and left roses there. Diaz was considered in Barangay Duljo-Fatima as a Robin Hood figure, ready to help his neighbors during emergencies, like fires. Source: Local News