March, 2018


Drug pushing suspect who name-dropped PDEA officer caught in PDEA bust

A SUSPECTED drug pusher who claimed to be the brother of a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 agent was arrested in a drug bust by the City Drug Enforcement Unit of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) yesterday afternoon. Source: Local News

Yes, Kawit is ours, TRO tells council

THE Cebu City Government owns Kawit Island in the South Road Properties (SRP) and is allowed to undertake whatever development in the area, Mayor Tomas Osmeña said yesterday. In a hearing of an ad hoc committee, Osmeña said that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order (EO) 1505 in 2008, which amended Executive Order 43. Issued in 1904, the latter had declared Kawit Island solely for use as a quarantine zone and maritime hospital by the Chief Quarantine Officer of the health department. Source: Local News

3 sisters caught in online porn ring; 5 minors rescued

FIVE girls were rescued from three sisters who allegedly used the minors in an online pornography racket in Lapu-Lapu City. Of the minors rescued in separate operations, one was the daughter of one of the suspects. In the first operation, 16-year-old Jill (not her real name) and 18-year-old Megan (also not her real name) were caught inside a mall in Barangay Pusok at 4:30 p.m. last Thursday. Source: Local News

3 killed in Mactan could be hitmen: Cops

THE Lapu-Lapu City Police Office-Homicide Section was looking at the possibility that the three persons killed in Barangay Mactan last Thursday night were hitmen after four guns were found in their possession. Police Insp. Wilfredo Rodriguez, chief of the Homicide Section, said the motive of the killing was either one of the victims’ involvement in illegal drugs or they were gunned down by their fellow hitmen. The Homicide Section identified the victims as Reno Egos, 27, who lived in Barangay Looc in Lapu-Lapu; and Orbel Inihao, 29, who lived inRead More

Supporters to Bong Go: Run for senator

SUPPORTERS of President Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu are urging his assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go to run for the Senate in next year’s midterm elections. The “Cebu is Go” movement, which is being initiated by Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino, will soon start launching in other areas in the Visayas such as Tacloban, Iloilo and Bacolod. Aside from Dino, some city and town officials in Cebu were present to state their intention to support Go’s candidacy, should he decide to run for senator. Source: Local News

Asturias vice mayor dies of cancer at 57

FORMER Asturias mayor and incumbent vice mayor Alan Adlawan died yesterday morning after a long bout with lung cancer. He was 57. Adlawan was admitted at the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital in Cebu City just before he died. Incumbent Asturias Mayor Jose Antonio “Anto” Pintor told SunStar Cebu that their town lost a great man who brought prosperity to their town in his stint as chief executive. Source: Local News

Gwen thinking of giving Capitol another shot

CITING clamor from her supporters, Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia (Cebu Province, 3rd district) is “seriously considering” running for governor in next year’s elections. This, despite a dismissal order issued against her by the Ombudsman in connection with a supply contract for materials intended for the former Balili property in the City of Naga. Garcia told reporters she wants to run for governor again as she believes that her successor, Gov. Hilario Davide III, is afraid of her. Source: Local News

Buhing Kalbaryo still no aid from city

DESPITE still not having the financial support of the Cebu City Government, organizers of this year’s Buhing Kalbaryo promised to stage a good show. Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama, Buhing Kalbaryo overall chairman, said the stage play will push through despite the absence of financial support from the City Government. “It might not be the same kay wala na may City Hall, but what is important is the spirit of volunteerism, prudence and sound management,” he told reporters. Buhing Kalbaryo is a stage play that depicts Christ’s crucifixion andRead More

Viaduct to be closed starting March 30

MOTORISTS are reminded of the temporary closure of a viaduct at the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on March 30, as the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) will conduct a general survey on the third bridge project. The CLJV, composed of Spain-based Acciona SA and Philippines-based First Balfour Inc. and DM Consunji Inc., is the consortium selected to build the 8.5-km. expressway that will link mainland Cebu from Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova in Mactan Island. Source: Local News

Help spread word on pre-natal care: NGO

JUDITH Abella, 23, witnessed her sister die in childbirth in a public hospital. Her sister wasn’t aware of pre-natal care services that she should have availed herself of. Abella said she and her sibling supported themselves by scavenging in garbage heaps for something to sell or eat. Abella was one of the speakers in a press conference organized by the Glory Reborn organization called “What Women Can,” a campaign to end maternal mortality. Source: Local News