Friday, August 10th, 2018


Next on kill list? Mayor Osmeña shrugs off death threats

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña said on Friday, August 10, that just like any other sane person, he fears he would be the next local chief gunned down under the Duterte administration but this never made him consider leaving his post. The outspoken mayor made the statement … Source: Politics

Guiao: Ricci Rivero can dominate college basketball

MANILA, Philippines – Even though he got bumped off from the 2018 Asian Games lineup, Ricci Rivero earned huge praise from national team head coach Yeng Guiao.  “I’m very impressed, I think he (Rivero) can dominate college basketball with his talent and with his skills. He actually almost made … Source: Politics

SPO1 Balili didn’t shoot PDEA 7 agent Tecson: PRO 7 director

THE Central Visayas police director admitted that an operative was wounded past noon last Wednesday, the same day Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 officer Von Rian Tecson was killed in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, in a press conference, identified the cop as SPO1 Roderick Balili of the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG), a unit under the Regional Intelligence Division (RID). Sinas said the operative was not involved in the agent’s death and that the latter was a victim of accidental firing. Balili, he said, wasRead More

Proposal to arm tanods, give them uniform gets ABC Chief Ong’s support

CEBU City’s Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President and Kasambagan Barangay Captain Franklyn Ong supported the proposal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña to train barangay tanods and provide them with firearms. After the ABC elections last July 30, Osmeña proposed to train the barangay tanods in handling firearms and eventually let them carry one as an additional security measure. “It’s a very good plan, but di na sa ingon nga dali dali,” said Ong. He said it needs further discussion and it has to go through the process, such as checksRead More

Lim, Espinosa indicted for conspiracy to trade drugs

A CRIMINAL charge for conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading will be filed against Cebuano businessman Peter Go Lim, alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and two others before the Makati Regional Trial Court. A statement issued by the Office of the General Prosecutor on Friday, Aug. 10, identified Lim as “aka Jaguar.” Others facing charges are Marcelo Adorco and Ruel Malindangan. The new panel of government prosecutors tasked to reinvestigate the drug-related complaint against Lim and the others released its resolution indicting Lim and the others on Friday. The panelRead More

BIR shuts down resort in Mactan for underpayment of taxes

FOR under-declaring its income, EGI Resort and Hotel in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City was shut down by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 13 yesterday morning. BIR 13 Director Eduardo Pagulayan Jr. said they discovered that the resort did not declare its total income to the agency. “Gross receipt is underdeclared by more than 30 percent. That’s the violation,” said Pagulayan. He said the resort management was given sufficient time to explain their alleged violation. The BIR sent a 48-hour notice of violation and notice of compliance but EGI didRead More

Quota, reward system for police? Gov. Imee Marcos raises questions

THE series of killings in Cebu had Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos wondering if reports that the police are implementing a quota and reward system are true. She also questioned the basis of a police officer’s “under-performance” and what the parameters are in identifying the under-performers. “Is it true that the quota and reward system in the police is in place? And the “underperformance” (of our police officers) is now defined?” Marcos said in an interview with Superbalita Cebu. She did not elaborate. Police officials in Camp Crame have deniedRead More

Councilor Dave Tumulak’s woes

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is thinking about filing an obstruction of justice case against Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak aside from the three cases the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 filed against him last Thursday. PRO 7 Director Debold Sinas said that Tumulak allegedly took evidence from the crime scene. “We are also studying if the case for obstruction of justice could apply to Dave Tumulak because he entered the crime scene. He took an ID and other things that he did not turn over toRead More

‘EJKs’ in Cebu might scare away investors: Davide

GOV. Hilario Davide III is worried that investors might think twice about setting up shop here if the rumors that policemen are involved in the spate of unsolved killings are proven true. Davide told reporters he will not make any conclusions until there is already a result of the investigations concerning the unsolved murders, particularly those of two operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7. But he admitted that the reports circulating that policemen masterminded the murders, particularly that of PDEA 7 agent Von Rian Tecson, alarmed him.Read More

LCPO launches ‘Clean Riders’ program

AROUND 1,200 stickers were distributed during the launching of the “Clean Riders” program at the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Complex yesterday. The Philippine National Police (PNP) came up with the program, which was spearheaded by PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, in the bid to curb crimes perpetrated by motorcycle-riding suspects. “This is our way to address our problem with motorcycle-riding suspects and to minimize complaints of motorists who are delayed when we conduct checkpoints,” said Senior Supt. Lemuel Obon, Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) director. The aim of “Clean Riders” is toRead More