Saturday, July 28th, 2018


Transition cost to new government ‘P2.2 trillion’

THE national government is ready to allocate more than P2 trillion in preparation for the transition to a federal form of government. Some members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to amend the 1987 Constitution made the announcement during one of their regional information drives held in Cebu City last Friday. Wendell Adrian Tamayo, head of the ConCom’s technical working group, said that the national government has set aside P2.2 trillion that will be used to spend for the changes that are dictated by the draftRead More

Police zero in on 2 men riding in tandem caught on CCTV

THE police have identified two persons of interest who may have been involved in the fatal ambush of an anti-drug enforcer in Cebu City past 5 p.m. Friday. Maria Theresa Macatangay, chief of the Abellana Police Station in Cebu City, yesterday said they have obtained a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage that showed two men riding on a black motorcycle speeding off toward Barangay Kalunasan right after the shooting of Baby Earl Rallos, assistant operations chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7, on Villalon Drive in Barangay Capitol Site.Read More

Criminals ‘emboldened’ by human rights: Tomas

WITH the spate of killings in Cebu, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said criminals are no longer afraid to kill people because their human rights protect them. “The victim has no human rights, only criminals have human rights that’s where we are today,” he said. Osmeña, who earlier announced that Cebu was no longer safe, said the City Government can only help the police by providing them with information since he has no control over the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO). “I have no control over CCPO, we’re just tryingRead More

LTFRB 7 warns of stiff fines for colorum vehicles

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has warned colorum vehicle owners to stop their illegal operation otherwise they will be penalized heavily. LTFRB 7 Director Ahmed Cuizon said they imposed a total of P1.2 million to a taxi, two passenger jeepneys (PUJs) and a passenger mini bus for operating as a colorum. Cuizon said these vehicles will remain impounded for three months and may only be redeemed after payment of appropriate fines. “If not, then we will auction them off after six months,” Cuizon said. He said thatRead More

Bomb post on social media lands woman in detention

A 33-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested for allegedly posting yesterday morning on Facebook that a bomb would explode at the Cebu City Health Department. Mabolo Police Station Chief Dindo Alaras identified the suspect as Carmelinda Caballero Dumagpi, a resident of Kawit, Barangay Ermita. The health department, represented by Dr. Alice Marie Aycardo, reported to the police after reading Dumagpi’s post, which read: “Wag kayong mag trabaho may bomba ang city health. Hahahaaha sasabog ito ika ugma sa buntag (Don’t work as there is a bomb in the city health. It willRead More

Jail officers undergo surprise drug test

MORE than 100 personnel of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 7 underwent a surprise drug test last Friday afternoon as part of its internal cleansing. Supt. Reyman Tolentin, the information office chief, said BJMP 7 tapped the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 to help them find and get rid of jail officers who are hooked on illegal drugs. The Regional Crime Laboratory Office 7 conducted the drug test. Tolentin said those who submitted samples were 124 officers from Cebu City Jail and four from the regional office, includingRead More

Limited importation of pork, chicken allowed

THE National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) yesterday clarified that businessmen can import chicken and pork meat with the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) issued by the Department of Agriculture (DA). Dr. Alvin Leal, NMIS chief of the accreditation and registration division, and NMIS 7 Assistant Director Roseller Manalo said only beef can be imported without MAV quota because of low supply in the market. They said Filipino meat dealers can import meat from any country because the Philippines is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). “Pork and chicken meatRead More

Metafit to field 16 athletes in Ironman

THE Metafit Triathlon Team goes full swing as it partnered with Air Spencer for its stint in the Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships on Aug.5 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City. This will be the fifth straight year that the team will be joining the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90K bike and 21K run race in Cebu. This year, the team will field 16 triathletes, the most number in five years. “The goal is to compete, have fun and a podium finish is only a bonus. WeRead More

Gin Kings draw first blood

JUSTINE Brownlee sent a statement to the star-studded San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals with an impressive 42-point performance to lead the Brgy. Ginebra Gin Kings to a dominant 127-99 win last Friday night at the Araneta Coliseum. It was a very efficient night for Brownlee. He scored 42 points from 17 of 19 shooting, a perfect five of five from beyond the arc and also flawless from the freethrow line, hitting all three of his attempts. The 30-year-old Brownlee, who once played forRead More

Sorongon, Agustin Jr. win

RUFFA Sorongon and Ychon Agustin Jr. conquered the first edition of the Rose Pharmacy Cancer Wa rriors Run 2018, winning the women’s and men’s 10-kilometer titles at the Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu yesterday. The Cebu-based Sorongon who hails from Sultan Kudarat clocked 41 minutes and 15 seconds to rule the women’s division in a race conducted for the benefit of children with cancer. Evamie Villarin of Spectrum Runners Club came in second with a time of 41:36 and Angel Estillore finished at 48:45 for third place. Agustin finished the raceRead More