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Cebu province declares dengue outbreak; Ex-policeman links de Lima to Jaguar; member sues charity group over P7 million–Cebu News Digest for October 7, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 7, 2016. Provincial health official cites abnormal increase in declaring outbreak AN increase of almost 140…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 7, 2016.

ABNORMAL. The Provincial Health Office cited an abnormal increase in the number of dengue cases in the province in declaring an outbreak.

ABNORMAL. The Provincial Health Office cited an abnormal increase in the number of dengue cases in the province in declaring an outbreak.

Provincial health official cites abnormal increase in declaring outbreak

AN increase of almost 140 percent in Dengue cases has led the Cebu Provincial Health Office to declare a dengue outbreak. Last year, Cebu had 2,834 cases from January to September but this year, the number rose to 6,808, an increase of 140 percent. The number of fatalities also rose to 125 from 36 last year.

We have a dengue outbreak because the number of cases is more than the previous. There is an unusual increase of cases and more people are getting sick…This (140 percent increase) is a relative quantity compared to the previous rate. It is an outbreak and it is abnormal. Dr. Nino Ismael Pastor, PHO chief on public health.

Read: Freeman: Cebu Province health official says dengue outbreak stretching office’s capacity beyond limits.

Cebu Daily News: Provincial doc says sanitary inspectors ‘burn out’ with dengue outbreak.

Convicted ex-cop of Cebu links De Lima to drugs

Convicted Cebu policeman Engelberto Durano linked former Justice Secretary Senator Leila de Lima to the drug trade in the National Bilibid Prison. Durano testified before Congress and said he personally delivered P1.5 million to De Lima. He also said Ronnie Dayan, de Lima’s former driver and alleged lover, offered protection for Cebuano drug lord Jeffery “Jaguar” Diaz.

Sometime in January 2014, I told Jaguar about Ronnie Dayan’s offer for protection in exchange for money and Jaguar was very interested. I gave Ronnie the contact number of Jaguar and that’s how their link started. ronnie told me that if I needed protection in our illegal drug business inside the jail, we just have to help Secretary De Lima win as Senator. Engelberto Durano.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Convicted policeman says De Lima received money from slain Cebu drug lord Jaguar.

Freeman: Ex-cop confirms De Lima’s drug links in testimony

Member sues priest, group for failing to account for P7 million

A member sued 11 officials and priests of a charitable group based in Carcar City and asked them to account for the P7 million the group spent since 2002. Vince Perez of Carcar City filed the case against the foundation, which was established in 2001 but allegedly hasn’t held any elections for the past 10 years.

The acts of respondents in controlling millions of pesos belonging to the foundation are without authority and thus must be declared null and void. Petition of Venus Perez.

Read: Freeman: Member sues charitable group, cites ‘illegal acts’ of officers.

Other Cebu News

 The Freeman: Driver of alleged hitman surrenders to Talisay City cops to clear name

 The Freeman: Osmena offers P35,000 hospital and medicine assistance to cops

 The Freeman: Traffic Office warns of monstrous Mabolo traffic due to Marian visit

 Cebu Daily News: Councilor urges malls to man CCTVs

 Cebu Daily News: Optical Media Bureau seizes P36 million worth of pirated discs

 Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH mulls cutting trees in Cebu City streets

 Sun.Star Cebu: Moalboal police nabs right hand man of drug kingpin

 Sun.Star Cebu: Gaps in Talamban flyover no cause for alarm

 Sun.Star Cebu: PNP, CHR 7 hold forum on human rights issues

Cebu Business News

 The Freeman: PHL Accountants group urges easing of bank secrecy law to fight money laundering

 Sun.Star Cebu: DTI exceeds target for registration

 Sun.Star Cebu: DTI working on road map for start ups

 Cebu Daily News: DOT official urges PH to retain ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippine’ tourism campaign

Cebu Sports News

 The Freeman: CIT-U Wildcats stuns USJ-R in Cesafi quarterfinals

 Cebu Daily News: Cepca to hold cash-rich tournament on Oct. 15

 Sun.Star Cebu: Danao City bids for Palarong Pambansa

Cebu Opinion

 Sun.Star Network Pooled Editorial: Extreme caution ahead after Digong’s 100 days

 The Freeman Editorial: Rama admin erred on garbage deal

 Cebu Daily News Editorial: Put premium on riders’ safety in legalizing habal-habal

 Orlando Carvajal: It seems Malacanang press corps tailors questions for answers it want

 Bong Wenceslao: Government, Reds tackle social, economic reforms in Oslo

 Pachico Seares: Is de Lima a victim or a criminal?

 Frank Malilong: GSIS’ dress code is a disservice

 Fernando Fajardo:The peso’s fall and its impact to economy

 Atty Ruphil Banoc: Duterte’s out-of-the box war

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Cebu City to punish trash violators; Tomas turns down teachers’ allowance on Teachers’ Day; Davide urges CPPO director to stop EJKs–Cebu News Digest for October 6, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 6, 2016. Cebu City warns residents: Segregate or else The Department of Public Services has started…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 6, 2016.

FINE. Aside from those who throw garbage indiscriminately, Cebu City will also punish those who fail to segregate trash. (Photo from Nimrod Quinones' Facebook page)

FINE. Aside from those who throw garbage indiscriminately, Cebu City will also punish those who fail to segregate trash. (Photo from Nimrod Quinones’ Facebook page)

Cebu City warns residents: Segregate or else

The Department of Public Services has started imposing penalties on people who don’t abide by Cebu City’so ordinance on the segregation of garbage. First-time violators have seven days to pay a compromise fee of P500 or undertake community service. Repeat offenders will face a fine ranging from P1,000 to P5,000 or imprisonment between one and six months.

Once and for all, we can set guidelines. Right now, people think that garbage collection is 24 hours. They think they are allowed to dump their garbage on the streets anytime…We have been apprehending violators. We range between 10 and 15 apprehensions in a day. Cebu City environmental consultant Nida Cabrera.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Cebu City goes hard on those who disregard trash ordinance.

Related: Sun.Star Cebu: Starting Oct. 16, Cebu City to collect garbage at night only.

Tomas thumbs down teachers’ allowance on Teachers Day

Cebu City Tomas Osmena said he is not amenable to Cebu CIty providing P4,000 as cost of living allowance to the 5,000 teachers in the City. He made the pronouncement during a press conference on Oct. 6, which is also Teachers Day.

The proposal was raised by Councilor Jose Daluz III, who wanted the P4,000 allowance to be granted starting January next year.

In the plate of money here, they’re last in line. Students come first ,senior citizens come second…Which would you prefer, one teacher gets P4,000 a month or one student can’t go to college? I’m not Santa Claus. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas not amenable to P4,000 allowance for teachers.

New CPPO director urged to probe EJKs in province

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III told newly-appointed CPPO director Supt. Eric Noble that while he supports the campaign against drugs, he doesn’t condone extrajudicial killings.

I told him point blank I don’t condone EJK. If there is EJK dapat imbestigahan sa police. Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Davide warns new CPPO director to probe EJKs.

Other Cebu News

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops arrest Albuera town mayor who has been staying at police station

 Sun.Star Cebu: Jail officials suspect female visitors as source of drugs in jail

 Sun.Star Cebu: Stalled truck worsens already horrific Bantal traffic

 Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City Police probe official over drug payola

 Sun.Star Cebu: BIR to check businessman over ‘illegal gold bar trade’

 SunStar Cebu: Abellana teacher faces charges over illegal collection

 The Freeman: Cops kill 2 suspected hit men in Talisay City shootout

 The Freeman: DENR warns Cebu Flowerpecker may be extinct, cites absence of sighting in 15 years

 Cebu Daily News: Cebu City urges Barangay officials to submit promissary notes on disallowed incentives

 Cebu Daily News: Cops urges inmates to help stop drug trade in jails

 Cebu Daily News: Irate Davide dares critics to attend bidding on P250 million heavy equipment

 Cebu Daily News: Ombuds urges DILG to enforce suspension of Tudela mayor

 

Cebu Business News

 The Freeman: Oppo offers new phone for ‘selfie-loving’ Pinoys

 The Freeman: Despite warnings, clients still fall for phising scams

 Sun.Star Cebu: SWU announces new developments

 Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH eyes new road conecting new port and Marcelo Fernan bridge

 

Cebu Sports News.

 The Freeman: PCBL board approve inaugural games in Cebu

 Cebu Daily News: USJ-R faces CIT-U for final semis slot in Cesafi basketball

 Sun.Star Cebu: PSC to drop regional eliminations for Batang Pinoy

 

Cebu Opinion

 Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Mayor Osmena’s ‘sue me’ dare

 The Freeman Editorial: Police gets unfair potrayal in media

 Cebu Daily News Editorial: Uncertainty in the time of Duterte

 Bong Wenceslao: In fairness to Duterte

 Pachico Seares: Shame on all that public shaming stance

 Frank Malilong: Duterte should show restraint

 Publio Briones: Mandaue PUV drivers show selfish stance

 Bobit Avila: Why we should discipline motorists

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Alcoy mayor suspended over P21,000; Osmena dares landfill owner to sue City Hall; Councilors want cash aid distribution probed–Cebu News Digest

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 5, 2016. Ombudsman clears Rama, suspends Alcoy mayor over cash advance BELEAGUERED former Cebu City mayor…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 5, 2016.

NO MERIT. The Ombudsman dismissed a complaint against Mike Rama over a rally staged at City Hall for lack of merit. (Photo from Mike Rama's Facebook page)

NO MERIT. The Ombudsman dismissed a complaint against Mike Rama over a rally staged at City Hall for lack of merit. (Photo from Mike Rama’s Facebook page)

Ombudsman clears Rama, suspends Alcoy mayor over cash advance

BELEAGUERED former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama got a break after the Ombudsman cleared him and two other officials over an allegedly illegal protest held in City Hall last year. The office dismissed the complaints filed by Patricio Salado, retired Col. Felix Mangyao against Rama, Joel Garganera and ABC president Philip Zafra for lack of merit. On the other hand, the Ombudsman ordered Alcoy mayor Michael Angelo Sestoso for one month and one day over his failure to liquidate the P21,078 in travel expenses for a trip to Boracay in 2010 yet.

Respondent’s failure to liquidate his cash advance for a period of over five years is a clear display of carelessness and failure to give proper attention to the task expected of him. Eleanor Tayad-de Mira, graft investigation and prosecution officer.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Rama gets a break, Alcoy mayor faces suspension for 2010 expenses

Sun.Star Cebu: Mayor says his documents went missing in treasurer’s office.

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Viral post leads to DPWH action; BF of slain woman linked to 2 drug lords seek protection; Lastimosa seeks reversal of libel conviction–Cebu News Digest for October 3, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 3, 2016. DPWH inspects SRP viaduct after FB photo goes viral DPWH began working on the…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 3, 2016.

DPWH inspects SRP viaduct after FB photo goes viral

DPWH began working on the viaduct “gaps” after a Facebook post by a citizen went viral. DPWH 7 director Ador Canlas told Sun.Star Cebu that he had the gap investigated to allay fears and ordered another round of inspection.

ACTION. This Facebook post showing "gaps" at the SRP led to an inspection by the DPWH. (Photo from the Facebook account of Darrs Diaz)

ACTION. This Facebook post showing “gaps” at the SRP led to an inspection by the DPWH. (Photo from the Facebook account of Darrs Diaz)

It is our initial assessment that the existing expansion joints are in serviceable condition. Nothing alarming. The section concerned is still very much passable to all types of vehicles. Engr. Nonie Paylado, DPWH 7 design department chief.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH acts on viral post to allay fears of motorists passing SRP.

Freeman: DPWH confirms gaps at viaduct have loosened, but says bridge still safe.

Boyfriend of slain woman linked to Jaguar, Kerwin seeks police protection

The 21-year-old boyfriend of Annalou Llaguno, who was shot dead last Friday, wants the protection of the Cebu City police. Llaguno, 30, has been linked to the groups of both Jaguar Diaz and Kerwin Espinosa. She is also the nephew of Cresotomo “Tata Negro” Llaguno, a suspected drug lord killed in 2010.

Nabalaka ko sa akong security. Igo ra sad ko nakig relasyon niya. Wla sad ko nag sunod-sunod niya. Wala sad ko kahibaw unsa sad siya. John Joseph Romarate.

Read: Cebu Daily News: BF of woman linked to two drug lords seeks protection.

Sun.Star Cebu: Kin says slain woman had bag with P200,000 during ambush

Leo Lastimosa seeks reversal on libel conviction

Broadcaster Leo Lastimosa wants his libel conviction reversed, contending that the character in his column on ‘Si Doling Kawatan’ did not refer to then governor Gwendolyn Garcia. His lawyer also argued that convicting Lastimosa for satire will discourage citizens from questioning authorities through literary works in the likes of Jose Rizal’s El Filibustirismo and Noli me Tangere.

I am sincerely hoping that the Court of Appeals can see beyond the might and influence of the complainant and the helplessness of the respondent and consider the implication of curtailing the right to freedom of expression. If they sustain the lower court, they will discourage citizens from challenging the powers by writing another Noli (Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Leo Lastimosa.

Read: Freeman: Broadcaster cites Jose Rizal’s works in defense of column against Garcia

Other Cebu News

 Sun.Star Cebu: Miriam’s supporters hold mass at Cathedral

 Sun.Star Cebu: New Cebu port only needs one more approval for go-ahead

 Sun.Star Cebu: Teachers urged to catch up with tech developments to keep in touch with students

 Sun.Star Cebu: Gov. Davide OKs plan to conduct drug tests for teachers, students

 Sun.Star Cebu: Business rivalry eyed in death of trader in Sibugay

 Cebu Daily News: Mandaue Chamber president calls for sobriety, says it’s business as usual

 Cebu Daily News: City Council eyes new P4,000 allowance for public school teachers

 Cebu Daily News: Political colors shine anew in distribution of cash aid to Cebu City seniors

 The Freeman: Loan sharks make a business out of council’s aid to senior citizens

 The Freeman: Osmena dares Rama anew to take lie detector test on drug links

 The Freeman: Provincial jail seeks religious groups help in rehabilitating inmates

 

Cebu Business News

 Sun.Star Cebu: Consultant says PHL steel industry has huge untapped potential

 Sun.Star Cebu: Lapu-Lapu city honors 25 top taxpayers

 Cebu Daily News: Merger of two hotel firms to benefit tourism industry

 The Freeman: Regional Development Council bats for power grid interconnection

Cebu Sports News

 Sun.Star Cebu: PWDs join dragon boat competition in Argao

 Cebu Daily News: USC rules athletics competition in Cesafi

 The Freeman: East teams beat West rivals in Cesafi All-Star contest

Cebu Opinion

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Aloguinsan shows community support is secret to sustainability

Cebu Daily News: Duterte’s Hitler remarks uncalled for

 The Freeman Editorial: Addressing Habal-habal

 Bong Wenceslao: US rethinks military strategy in Asia

Bobby Nalzaro: Let’s not pick a fight with the US

 Atty. Pachico Seares: What’s our foreign policy end game?

 Anol Mongaya: Duterte still enjoys solid support from mass base

 Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos: Advocacy and democracy

 Gerard Pareja: Words on words

 Bobit Avila: Duterte should stop arming his detractors with more weapons

 Korina Sanchez: Why would Duterte even compare himself to Hitler?

 Jerry S. Tundag: To be lectured by Obama, a supposed ally, is something Duterte cannot take

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3-year-old dies in fire a week before birthday; Private schools to lose P150B due to K12; Free coffee samples down 29 students–Cebu News Roundup for September 29, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 29, 2016. 3-month-old, 3-year-old perish in noon blaze Kimberly Llorga, 27, left for work so she…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 29, 2016.

DEADLY. The bodies of the two children were found pinned under GI sheets. (Photo from CCTN Facebook page)

DEADLY. The bodies of the two children were found pinned under GI sheets. (Photo from CCTN Facebook page)

3-month-old, 3-year-old perish in noon blaze

Kimberly Llorga, 27, left for work so she could save for her son’s birthday on Oct. 5, but there won’t be any celebration as three-year-old Terrence John and three-month-old Bryle Cedric were trapped and killed in a noon blaze at Sitio Hillside in Barangay Talamban at noon yesterday.

Kato si Terrence sweet kaayo to na bata. Suod kaayo na sa akong mama. Ang katapusang nasulti niya nako kay, ‘Ma, ig-birthday nako dad-i ko’g pizza ha. Wa ko ga-expect nga ing-ani ang mahitabo…Nagkurog ko didto sa akong trabahoan kay akong gihuna-huna ang akong mga anak. Niulo ko diritso aron ma-secure ilang safet ba. Wa na ko’y naabtan. Pagmahay nako wa nako na-save akong anak. Wa nako sila masalbar. Kimberly Llorga.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Ma regrets failing to save two kids from deadly fire

Freeman: Narrow roads prevent firetrucks from reaching fire scene quickly.

Cebu Daily News: Toll from deadly fires in Cebu rises to 26 after Talamban blaze.

Private schools to lose P150 billion due to K12

The Catholic Education Association of the Philippines says its members will lose more than P18 billion per year–or P150 billion in eight years–due to the implementation of the K to 12 program. The losses are due to the absence of the first-year college enrollees this year and next year. In turn, there would be no sophomores in the succeeding years, and no juniors in the year after that. The first graduates of the K12 program will be in college in 2019, a year where universities will have no juniors and senior students in college.

We are ready for the challenges. I just down’t know how long we can survive given the limited support given by the government. Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, CEAP legal counsel.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Private schools want gov’t to recognize problem on K12

Free coffee samples get students ill

Twenty-nine students of Concord Technical Institute were hospitalized after experieince stomach pains caused by drinking free samples of Kopiko 78C coffee. The samples were reportedly only for college students and most of those hospitalized were high schoolers.

Wala man mi kahibalo dili diay mi pwede, mao to niinom ko apan pipila ka gutlo kay naglain ako pamati, nalipong ko ug kasukaon. Pero ang uban mga classmate nako kay gikalibang ra nila human sila nakainom. Tami-is siya pirmero imno, per madugay kay pait kaayo. 14-year-old victim.

Read: Freeman: Free coffee samples down 29 students.

Other Cebu Stories

Sun.Star Cebu: RTC judge orders Capitol to answer losing bidders’ charges

 Sun.Star Cebu: PB hears charges vs. Minglanilla, Tabogon mayors

 Sun.Star Cebu: Eight houses in relocation site face danger of collapse due to soil erosion

 Sun.Star Cebu: Trucks haul less trash due to new segration policy

 Sun.Star Cebu: Fiscal office employee nabbed for theft of CPU

 The Freeman: Police prepares for Simala’s miraculous Mary’s visit to IEC

 The Freeman: Lack of open spaces a hindrance to evacuation

 The Freeman: Half of Cebu City households fail to segregate garbage

 Cebu Daily News: Lawyer says Peter Lim is in Cebu, hasn’t left the Philippines

 Cebu Daily News: LGUs uge to set up reliable early warning system

 Cebu Daily News: Lumber store owner, truck driver among casualties in drug war

 

Cebu Business News

 The Freeman: PHL Russia-Business Assembly backs Digong’s plan to ally with Russia, China

 The Freeman: ECCP says clean energy is vital for economic growth

 Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu business community wants Dole to stop implementation of P125 wage increase

 Cebu Daily News: Business group pins hope on Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda

 

Cebu Sports News

 Sun.Star Cebu: Coach Duenas recalls tough 13-year journey in running

 The Freeman: Tabal gets payback in Milo marathon

 Cebu Daily News: Former junkie finds new light, life in running

 

Cebu Opinion

 Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Inclusion in list validates Aloguinsan’s approach

 The Freeman Editorial: No real reform in tax package

 Cebu Daily News: Duterte apology casts doubt on watch list

 Bong Wenceslao: If we want to duel with US, get advice from people who battled US imperialism

 Pachico Seares: Clinton won, but did Trump lose?

 Frank Malilong: Angry Digong flirts with the reds

 Publio Briones: What’s wrong with kids these days?

 Elias Espinosa: Are we ready to align with the reds?

 Fr. Roy Cimagala: How to tackle addiction spiritually

 Ligaya Rabago-Visaya: Let’s support Bisaya films

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Cebu makes it to list of world’s best tourist sites; Accused cops face hearing; 4 docs face charges for infant’s death–Cebu News Digest for September 28, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 28, 2016. Cebu river in one of world’s best FINALLY, some good news for Cebu. Aloguinsan…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 28, 2016.

WORLD'S BEST. The Bojo River in Aloguinsan is the only tourist site from the Philippines to make it to the prestigious list. (Photo from cebu.gov.ph)

WORLD’S BEST. The Bojo River in Aloguinsan is the only tourist site from the Philippines to make it to the prestigious list. (Photo from cebu.gov.ph)

Cebu river in one of world’s best

FINALLY, some good news for Cebu. Aloguinsan was included as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations, the only entry from the Philippines. The endorsement was given by Green Destination, an online partnership endrosed by the United Nations World TOurism Organization, National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund.

We are a fourth-class municipality. Sa among kagamay, we are recognized in the world. Nindot sa feeling. The recognition given to us can boost our tourism industry as well as our economy…the recognition will have a tremendous impact on us. Aloguinsan tourism officer Shane Manigos Navarro.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Aloguinsan makes it to world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations.

Freeman: Bojo river in Aloguinsan makes elite list of tourism destinations.

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Gunmen kill 2 in Cebu; After death of cousin, Yawa’s younger brother surrender to cops; Fire hits Cebu Pacific plane–Cebu News Digest for September 27, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 27, 2016 ‘He only went down to pick up his shirt’ Three more men were killed…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 27, 2016

AND ANOTHER ONE. Another victim to the spate of killings attracts curious onlookers in Cebu City.

AND ANOTHER ONE. Another victim to the spate of killings attracts curious onlookers in Cebu City.

‘He only went down to pick up his shirt’

Three more men were killed by unidentified gun men in Cebu, including one who only went down to the street to pick up a shirt. The two killed were a 19-year-old furniture maker and a 35-year-old woman who was killed at 9 a.m. in Punta Princesa.

The victim was working on the second floor when his shirt fell on the road. He went down to retrive it. A few seconds later, his co-workers heard gunshots. When they went down to check, he was already lying on the ground. PO1 Winston Ybanez.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Death toll in Region 7 rises to 131

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Drug lord tags Derilo, Ylanan as protectors; CPPO reports 10 percent drop in crime; accident kills 1 in Toledo City–Cebu News Digest for September 26, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 26, 2016. Sabalones name 2 former Cebu City police officers, ex Carcar police chief as protectors…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 26, 2016.

Sabalones name 2 former Cebu City police officers, ex Carcar police chief as protectors

A self-confessed drug lord who surrendered to police after getting tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte has named two former Cebu-based high-ranking police officials among his protectors. Franz Sabalones, a level 2 drug lord who operates in the Visayas, named former Regional Intelligence Division chief Rex Derilo and former Regional Special Operations Group head George Ylanan as among the 18 policemen who received protection money from him.

Derilo was assigned in Zamboanga, while Ylanan was sent to Northern Mindanao. Their reassignment last July was what prompted Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena to withdraw his support from the police as the two were active in his war against drugs.

During my stint as (intelligence division head), I arrested and neutralized a significant number of drug personalities. Most of them were under Franz. I can’t afford to destroy the reputation and respect I established by serving the people. Rex Derilo.

We are still validating their level of involvement. But obviously, they are involved in the drug trade. Internal Affairs service deputy Inspector General Leo Angelo Leuterio.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Drug lord tags Derilo, Ylanan as protectors.

Freeman: PDEA 7 among those named by drug lord as protectors.

Cebu Daily News: Former Carcar City chief of police named as drug lord’s protector.

Cebu province reports 10 percent drop in crime

SUPT. Brindo Nacario, the Cebu Province Police Office chief of operations and plans, said crimes in the first eight months of the province dropped to 11,424 from 12,858 last year. Nacario also said index crimes (crimes against persons and properties) dropped by 17 percent to 3,444 from 4,152 last year and non-index crimes dropped by 8.34 percent to 7,980 from 8,706 last year. He attributed the decrease to the aggressive anti-drug drive of the police.

Addicts wo are high on drugs are bold enough to commit crimes against persons such as homicide, murder and physical injury. Supt. Brindo Nacario.

Read: Freeman: Cebu Province says anti-drug drive has led to 10 percent decrease in crimes.

Bus accident claims 1 in Toledo city

ONE person died while five others were injured as a speeding bus hit a truck in Magdugo, Toledo City on Saturday. Eduardo Llogan, 48, was pronounced dead on arrival on the hospital, while five others were injured after a Calvo Bus Liner bouned for Cebu City hit a mini dump truck at 4 p.m. The dump truck was on reverse and on its way to unload sand and gravel when it was hit by the bus driven by Apolinario Bacarro.

There was ongoing construction of the drainage beside the road so when the truck moved backward to unload the sand and gravel, instead of stopping, the bus ran through it. The bus driver should ahve stopped to let the dump truck through but instead, he pushed on, which caused the accident. PO3 Julius Sanchez, Toledo Police Station traffic investigator.

Read: Freeman: Bus accident kills 1 in Toledo City.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cop blames bus driver in fatal accident

Other Cebu News Stories

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: 3 gun men kills high school student in Pasil

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: COA disallows P.5M road works due to officials failure to submit workers’ IDs

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: DENR 7 asks animal lovers to adopt animals in Cebu City zoo

➤ The Freeman: Councilor Guardo eyes incentives for Cebu City athletes in international meets

➤ The Freeman: DOJ junks Osmena’s libel case vs. Bobby Nalzaro

➤ Cebu Daily News: One of Oyao brothers killed in his own store

➤ Cebu Daily News: Pagasa warns of floods, landslides in Cebu

Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: DTI teams up with Cebu Chamber for mentorship program

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Local pastry chain goes gluten-free to attract health-conscious customers

➤ The Freeman: Local seafood exporters bear brunt of Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii

➤ Cebu Daily News: MCWD urges real estate sector to cooperate to conserve water

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cebu Creative Council head encourages designers to innovate

 

Cebu Sports News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: First-time participant wins Milo marathon Cebu elims

➤ Cebu Daily News: Nietes wins flyweight debut in US

Cebu Opinion

➤ The Freeman Editorial: Failure to act on dumspite led to Writ of Kalikasan filing

➤ Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Media-literate citizenship

➤ Cebu Daily News Editorial: Drug war has attracted international attention to PH

➤ Bong Wenceslao: Taking community service seriously

➤ Pachico Seares: Would SC appease victims of Martial Law?

➤ Jerry Tundag: Traffic is not a school problem

➤ Atty. Josephus Jimenez: double talk on endo

No Comments on Drug lord tags Derilo, Ylanan as protectors; CPPO reports 10 percent drop in crime; accident kills 1 in Toledo City–Cebu News Digest for September 26, 2016.

3 peopled killed daily in Region 7 since July 1; Pushers getting tech-savvy; Workers in non-BOPK allied barangays fail to get paid–Cebu News Digest for September 23, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 23, 2016. Region 7 kill toll hits 232 since July 1, almost 3 per day PRO…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 23, 2016.

ANOTHER ONE. Cebu recorded 12 dead in 24 hours in the battle against drugs. Late last night, another pusher was found dead in Basak Pardo. This guy wasn't included in the previous tally of 12. (Photo from Wang Wang Cebu's Facebook page)

THREE PER DAY. Since July 1, Region 7 has reported 232 deaths in the drug war, an average of three deaths per day.

Region 7 kill toll hits 232 since July 1, almost 3 per day

PRO 7 reported 232 deaths since July 1, or a day after President Rodrigo Duterte took office. Of the 232, more than half of the deaths are under investigation. PRO 7 also said 2,032 drug personalities have been arrested, 989 of whom are pushers. Close to 75,000 have also surrendered under Oplan Tokhang.

One hundred six were killed in action, while 126 were killed under investigation. PRO 7 regional director Noli Talino.

Read: Freeman: PRO 7 reports 232 deaths in drug war since July 1

Cebu Daily News: Jeep dispatcher is latest victim in drug war

Pushers using Viber, banks for drug deals

PDEA 7 revealed that new players have joined the drug trade in Cebu, using banks and social media apps to avoid getting busted by police. Instead of face-to-face payment, PDEA 7 said pushers now have buyers pay through banks.

We deposit the payment in the bank, take photo of the deposit slip and send the photo to the supplier via Viber. PDEA 7 regional director Yogi Ruiz on new style of buy-bust operation.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: New players step in as Bilibid drug supply is crippled.

Freeman: Dealers now demand 50 percent payment via bank for drug deals.

Conflict with City Hall leaves barangay workers unpaid

A change in the administration has led to the delays of honorarium for barangay workers from Tisa and Apas, whose barangay captains are allied with losing mayoraly bet Michael Rama. Tisa barangay captain Philip Zafra said they have complied with all requirements but the workers in his barangay still haven’t been paid for almost four months. He also said only barangays whose leaders are allied with Mayor Tomas Osmena got their honoraria released on time.

My appeal to the concerned departments is that they should work on this and really pay attention on the honorarium of our barangay workers because they are not playing around, they are working. They have families to feed. What would they do when they haven’t received their honorarium for how many months? They might not want to work anymore, it can really affect our services. Tisa barangay captain Philip Zafra.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Workers in barangays allied with Rama fail to get salary for four months.

Sun.Star Cebu: Officials, workers of non-BOPK barangays unpaid since Tomas took over City Hall

 

Other Cebu News.

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: After pissing contest with Napolcom, Tomas regains control over city police

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Cops nab 8 in latest anti-drug operations

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Talisay City police collars seven, including a minor, in drug bust

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Duterte supporters to launch caravan, want de Lima to resign

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: PIA urges local media to help government spread information in grassroots level

➤ The Freeman: Zika victim in Cebu is five months pregnant

➤ The Freeman: Working student falls in Tejero drug bust

➤ The Freeman: Painter arrested after making bomb joke in first day of work

➤ Cebu Daily News: Shabu prices in Cebu double

➤ Cebu Daily News: Davide follows Digong’s cue, issues EO on FOI in Capitol

Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Architect opens showroom for high-end brands

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Author Solutions eye expansion in Cagayan de Oro, Davao

➤ The Freeman: SM Seaside opens Sky Park

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cafe Laguna eyes expansion in US

➤ Cebu Daily News: DTI urges consumers to report retailers that violate price ceiling

 

Cebu Sports News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Argao to hold 2nd Dragon boat competition

➤ Cebu Daily News: SWU Cobras win 11th straight game in Cesafi

➤ The Freeman: Hundreds join 25th Jawad Cup

Cebu Opinion

➤ Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: More information on Zika should be relayed to avoid panic

➤ The Freeman Editorial: Jail congestion a result of slow justice system

➤ Orlando Carvajal: Why PHL needs federalism

➤ Bong Wenceslao: Turn zoo over to private sector, don’t close it

➤ Atty. Checking Seares: Contrasing probes in Congress, Senate

➤ Frank Malilong: Interesting tales from Bilibid, gambling and bribery

➤ Bobit Avila: Why can’t we put an end to war on drugs?

➤ Korina Sanchez: Resolve issue with China first before purchasing arms

➤ Jerry Tundag: Tables turn on Leila de Lima

No Comments on 3 peopled killed daily in Region 7 since July 1; Pushers getting tech-savvy; Workers in non-BOPK allied barangays fail to get paid–Cebu News Digest for September 23, 2016.

Flush out trolls; Governor urges residents to help fight against mosquitoes; MCDB wants school for traffic cops–Cebu News Digest for September 22, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 22, 2016. Flush out trolls In a forum on How to deal with online trolls, one…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 22, 2016.

BURN THEIR HABITAT. A media official suggested that to eliminate trolls, media companies may eliminate comment section.

DON’T FEED THE TROLLS. A media official suggested that to eliminate trolls, media companies may eliminate comment section.

Flush out trolls

In a forum on How to deal with online trolls, one of the activities of the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration, a speaker said dealing with vicious comments by online trolls is a key challenge for news outlets. To deal with trolls, companies can consider retiring the comments section and shifting discussions to social platforms.

Trolls have become part of the conversation, whether we like it or not. People on social media deserve to air their comments, to be heard. Criticism is encouraged, but not to the point of hurting others. Nini Cabero, Sun.Star Network Exchange editor-in-chief.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Let online media be a sphere for consensus, not a toilet bowl for excrement.

Cebu Daily News: Trolls a challenge to true freedom of speech.

Worry about dengue, not Zika

After DOH confirmed the first case of the local transmission of the Zika virus, Gov. Hilario Davide III ordered a clean up drive against chikungunya, dengue fever and Zika, which is all carried by the same mosquito type. Though a DOH official clarified that the Zika virus is only dangerous to pregnant women as it has an effect on the fetus, the agency is still pushing for a clean-up drive to battle the diseases, including dengue, which remains the most dangerous form of mosquito-born disease.

Dengue remains the most dangerous. For quite a long time, we did not have a panic or scare. Don’t be scared of Zika because it’s mild. Dengue has a vaccine…We’re asking everyone, especially in our homes, to please throw away empty containers that may accumulate water. Include in your cleaning all your downspouts, kitchen pit traps and restrooms...DOH Region 7 director Dr. Jaime Bernadas.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu Province, DOH to conduct clean-up drive vs. mosquitoes.

Cebu Daily News: Cebu City Health department to put up preventive measures vs. Zika.

Metro Cebu Board wants school for traffic enforcers

The Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board and Tesda 7 will create the Metro Cebu Traffic Enforcement Academy, an agency that hopes to professionalize traffic enforcement in Metro Cebu. The MCTEA is expected to start with its first batch next year and unlike the present job-order traffic enforcers, the graduates of the school will have benefits and will have a chance of becoming regular employees of the LGU.

We all know that most traffic enforcers in Metro Cebu are job order employees and they do not enjoy the full benefits required by law. We want to make sure that as we move forward, our efforts on traffic regulations and enforcements are well-coordinated. People don’t see boundaries anymore, whether it’s Mandaue, Cebu City or Lapu-Lapu. Everybody considers it as one Cebu in terms of traffic problems. Lynn GLoria Madrona of the MCDCCB.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Metro Cebu hopes to improve standard of traffic management with school for enforcers.

Freeman: School for traffic enforcers sought for Metro Cebu

Other Cebu News.

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Government officials urges local media to report on ‘poor brothers and sisters’

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Labella urges executive branch to include welfare of animals in closure plan for zoo

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Seek Council OK before dealing with CPA

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Big-time pusher falls in shootout with Toledo police

➤ The Freeman: Task force nab ship with sharks

➤ The Freeman: Private individuals who are Tomas allies and issue public documents may be guilty of usurpation of authority

➤ Cebu Daily News: Only registered Mandaue City residents can avail of relocation

➤ Cebu Daily News: Students revisit Martial Law era to avoid revisionism

➤ Cebu Daily News: Ombudsman dismisses sea marshalls’ complaint vs. Sta. Fe mayor

➤ Cebu Daily News: Alcover urges Mining Board to probe quarrying in city barangays

 

Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: DTI official assures latest Duterte tirade won’t affect EU-PH relations

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Tsunieshi unveils hybrid cars in Balamban

➤ Cebu Daily News: Demand grows for innovative architectural designs

 

Cebu Sports News

➤ The Freeman: Emils ball club boosts Macrohon fiesta

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuana confident of winning medal in world poomsae event

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cebu press workers hold Press Freedom Run

 

Cebu Opinion

➤ The Freeman Editorial: Most workshops are nothing but junkets

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Zoos may be a prison but animals shouldn’t be treated as junk yard items

➤ Cebu Daily News: Why is it necessary to rebuild Cebu Medical Center

➤ Cherry Ballescas: Never forget what happened in Martial Law

➤ Josephus Jimenez: US-PH relations not perfect, but US stood by us

➤ Bobit Avila: De Lima exposed as a narco-politician

➤ Jojo Bersales: Why the Marcos dictatorship failed

➤ Publio Briones: Closure may bode well for Cebu City zoo

➤ Bong Wenceslao: What caused de Lima’s downfall?

➤ Pachico Seares: Recognize and act on danger of ‘recurring Martial Law’

➤ Frank Malilong: Despite numerous arrests, why do people still make bomb jokes?

No Comments on Flush out trolls; Governor urges residents to help fight against mosquitoes; MCDB wants school for traffic cops–Cebu News Digest for September 22, 2016.

Gunmen hits 3-year-old in the leg in shooting attempt at pusher; DOH confirms Zika case in Cebu; Cebu City implements new garbage scheme–Cebu News Digest for September 21, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 21, 2016. Gunmen hits 3-year-old in Consolacion drive by shooting Three assailants on a motorcycle hit…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 21, 2016.

POLICE PROMISE.  This file foto shows police checking on a victim of one of the shooting incidents in Cebu. The police has promised to probe the case of a 3-year-old girl in Consolacion, who was hit when gunmen opened fire on a suspected pusher.

POLICE PROMISE. This file foto shows police checking on a victim of one of the shooting incidents in Cebu. The police has promised to probe the case of a 3-year-old girl in Consolacion, who was hit when gunmen opened fire on a suspected pusher.

Gunmen hits 3-year-old in Consolacion drive by shooting

Three assailants on a motorcycle hit a suspected drug pusher and a three-year-old during a shooting incident in Consolacion. Michael Molina was hit several times while standing near a barbecue stand during the assualt and is now in critical condition during the Monday night assault. The three-year-old girl was hit in the leg and was admitted to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, where the slug was removed.

There are no vigilantes in town…His relatives told me that he went back to the illegal drug trade. He did not listen to their advice. Consolacion police chief Senior Insp. William Homoc.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: 3 assailants hit confessed pusher, 3-year-old in Consolacion.

Cebu Daily News: Child gets hit in the leg in drive-by shooting in Consolacion

No Comments on Gunmen hits 3-year-old in the leg in shooting attempt at pusher; DOH confirms Zika case in Cebu; Cebu City implements new garbage scheme–Cebu News Digest for September 21, 2016.

TV5 Cebu workers lose jobs; Cebuana Olympian loses spot in national team; Another family-run cyberporn operation discovered in Cordova–Cebu News Digest for September 9, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 9, 2016. Cebu journalists mull case after Aksyon Bisaya closure AKSYON Bisaya aired their last episode…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 9, 2016.

GOODBYE. TV5 journalists surprise their viewers after announcing the telecast last September 8 was to be their last. (Photo from Glen Soco's Facebook page)

GOODBYE. TV5 journalists surprise their viewers after announcing the telecast last September 8 was to be their last. (Photo from Glen Soco’s Facebook page)

Cebu journalists mull case after Aksyon Bisaya closure

AKSYON Bisaya aired their last episode yesterday due to cost-cutting measures of TV 5. Reporter LEsley Caminade-Vestil said Aksyon Bisaya was dissolved but the reporters will still gather breaking news for their national broadcast. There was also no termination of services but an offer of separation of benefits.

Another TV5 staff, who requested anonymity, told Sun.Star Cebu they are thinking of filing a complaint against the management before the Department of Labore and Employment as they suspect the move of the management was done to avoid complying with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to end contractualization. Downsizing meant TV5 management won’t have to hire them as regular employees.

It was so sudden that I feel for the employees. Glen Soco, TV 5 news anchor.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: TV5 staff mulls labor case against management.

No Comments on TV5 Cebu workers lose jobs; Cebuana Olympian loses spot in national team; Another family-run cyberporn operation discovered in Cordova–Cebu News Digest for September 9, 2016.

Sue Stinky Cebu City; Reporter accuses Lapu police of threatening him; USC eyes rehab of Tejero creek

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 8, 2016. Stinky Cebu? Sue City Hall AN official of the Department of Environment nad Natural…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 8, 2016.

Stinky Cebu? Sue City Hall

AN official of the Department of Environment nad Natural Resources told residents and businessmen affected by the stench of the Inayawan landfill that they can sue the CEbu City government for violating Republict Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management ACt of 2001.

Engr. Marco Andrew Silveron, chief of the Solid Waste Management Section of EMB 7, said RA 9003 requires LGUs to implement solid waste management programs and the closure of open dumpsites.

If residents living there are affected by the dumpsite’s operations, they have the right to file a complaint against the LGU if they fail to implement the law. Engr. Marco Andrew Silveron.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu:  DENR says residents can sue Cebu City for violating law on open dumpsite.

Related: Freeman: Cebu City lawyer says Mayor Osmena has final say on Inayawan closure.

Cebu Daily News: Labella to seek new, cheaper deal with private landfill in Consolacion.

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Cebu now Stinky City of the South; Dawn fire kills 3 in Mandaue; Davide, Garcia exchange charges over provincial jail–Cebu News Digest for September 2, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today September 2, 2016. Stinky dumpsite leads to 60 percent drop in sales RESIDENTS, students and workers near…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today September 2, 2016.

WELCOME TO THE STINKY CITY OF THE SOUTH.  Students of UC use face mask to ward off the foul stench of the Inayawan dumpsite.  (Foto from Nuel Crucio's Facebook page)

WELCOME TO THE STINKY CITY OF THE SOUTH. Students of UC use face mask to ward off the foul stench of the Inayawan dumpsite. (Foto from Nuel Crucio’s Facebook page)

Stinky dumpsite leads to 60 percent drop in sales

RESIDENTS, students and workers near the reopened Inayawan landfill are complaining of the foul smell of the dumpsite. With Cebu City councilors still debating on the dump site operations, members of the business community have sought the help of Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, who will raise the matter with the Department of Environment. Businessmen reported a 60 percent slide in sales when the dumpsite reopened.

I know it’s really bad. But you know, the anapog (limestone) will help. But the council is sitting on that because the council wants us to spend P20 million a month to help the Consolacion dumpsite. I will not help them. We’re not going to clsoe it. We’re going to try to mitigate the smell. They will spray it. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.

I will probably deliver a privilege speech or I will file a reso immediate closure of the landfill but I’ll give them 15 days to look for another alternative kung aha ilabay. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Tomas blames Council for sitting on ‘anti-stench’ solution for stinky dumpsite.

Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena cites P20 million monthly expenses in reopening of Inayawan dumpsite.

Freeman: UC students wear masks to battle Inayawan stench.

No Comments on Cebu now Stinky City of the South; Dawn fire kills 3 in Mandaue; Davide, Garcia exchange charges over provincial jail–Cebu News Digest for September 2, 2016.

War on crime a boost for tourism; BPI says sorry for confusing notice; Bully cop finally surrenders–Cebu News Digest for August 31, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 31. Reduced crime rate a boost to tourism industry THOUGH the Philippines maybe getting mixed reviews…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 31.

SAFE DESTINATION. While acknowledging that the war on drugs has led to mixed reviews abroad, local tourism players say it also promotes the Philippines as a safe destination.

SAFE DESTINATION. While acknowledging that the war on drugs has led to mixed reviews abroad, local tourism players say it also promotes the Philippines as a safe destination.

Reduced crime rate a boost to tourism industry

THOUGH the Philippines maybe getting mixed reviews on its intensified war on drugs, tourism stakeholders say the reduction of the crime rate will boost the country’s image as a safe destination.

Efren Belarmino of Plantation Bay and Jonathan Aldeguer of the Island Groups say tourists put a premium on safety when they choose their destinations and an intensified campaign by the police force will make the tourists feel secured. However, another industry player says the killings will leave a negative impression on the country.

The fact that crime rate is down by at least 40 percent should be reassuring enough that the Philippines today is becoming safer and safer to visit. Now how the local and international media interprets drug-related killings will be critical. Right now, we are getting mixed reviews abroad. Generally however, I feel that peace and order will be more evident under this administration in the next few months and will surely be a big boost to tourism. Jonathan Jay Aldeguer of the Islands Group.

Somehow, these extrajudicial killings have an impact on international tourism. Killings, no matter how good the intention, always leave a negative impression. Cebu Association Tour Operators president Edilberto Mendoza Jr.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Reduced crime rate a big boost to local tourism industry.

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Son of former Maasin City mayor nabbed in Cebu drug bust; Alcover files 4 charges vs. Tomas; Lapu-Lapu puts up jobs program for drug users–Cebu News Digest for August 25, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories and columns that came out in local publications today, August 25, 2016. Son of former Maasin City mayor brags about Kerwin connection, gets nabbed…

This is the roundup of stories and columns that came out in local publications today, August 25, 2016.

NEW TUNE. Roderic Espina, who reportedly bragged to hotel staff of his connection to Kerwin Espinosa, cries and cites marital differences as his reason for staying in a pension inn, where he was arrested for drugs. (Photo from Kevin Lagunda's twitter account)

NEW TUNE. Roderic Espina, who reportedly bragged to hotel staff of his connection to Kerwin Espinosa, cries and cites marital differences as his reason for staying in a pension inn, where he was arrested for drugs. (Photo from Kevin Lagunda’s twitter account)

Son of former Maasin City mayor brags about Kerwin connection, gets nabbed

Cebu cops scored another big time pusher after nabbing Roderic James Palermo Espina, the son of former Maasin City mayor Edgarino Espina and a suspected cohort of drug lordo n the run KErwin Espinsoa. Kerwin is the son of current Albuera Leyte mayor Rolando. Chief Supt. Noli Talino of the PRO 7 said Espina reportedly smuggled drugs into Cebu and has been paying P20,000 a month since February to stay in a pension house.

Management at the inn started suspecting Espina after he refused staff to clean his room and after he bragged that he knew Espinosa, who has been on the run since being named by Duterte.

The police got information from someone and we verified it. And then Bingo! We got him…Kerwin’s cohorts transfer from one place to another so that the police would have a hard time tracking their whereabouts. It’s possible some of them are hiding in Cebu from Leytel;. WE were supposed to conduct a drug bust operation. But he opened the door and there were contraband found inside his room. Of course, the police can arrest him. PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Noli Talino.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Loose lip lands son of former mayor in jail.

Sun.Star Cebu: Suspicious management seeks help of cops on client who bragged about Kerwin connection

Freeman: Careless pusher falls in drug bust in Lorega inn.

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Look: huge discounts on luggage, bags, shoes, shirts in Primer Group bodega sale

From Delsey, World Traveler and Victorinox luggage sold at more than 50% off to casual, sports and running shoes and even backpacks and messenger bags sold at the same discounted…

From Delsey, World Traveler and Victorinox luggage sold at more than 50% off to casual, sports and running shoes and even backpacks and messenger bags sold at the same discounted rate, the Primer Group bodega sale offers huge discounts to shoppers.

The Primer Group of Companies, a distributor of top consumer brands, is holding a bodega sale at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino starting today and until August 28. The sale offers discounts of up to 80% off on such brands as Timbuk2, Delsey, Fitflop, Flossy, Tumi, JanSport, Columbia, Herschel, DC, The North Face, Hedgren, Quiksilver, Roxy, O’neill, Volcom and many more.

Primer bodega sale

BAGS, SHOES, SHIRTS. The Primer Group of Companies is offering huge discounts on their products in a bodega sale that opens today, August 25.

Yesterday, the bodega sale was opened to media, partners and other guests of the company. The MyCebu.ph team was among those invited to the early sale and boy did we spot some great bargains. We got a family-sized World Traveler luggage (good for 20 kilos, the attendant told us) for P3,600 from the original price of P7,990. There was a great looking Delsey luggage for P7,000 from the original price of P12,000.

One of the boxes placed on the floor contains a trove of Timbuk2 laptop bags, messenger bags and backpacks. Most are discounted 50% or even higher. There were also great finds among the Hedgren bags. Shirts, shorts and other athletic apparel are sold with a huge slash of the prices, some up to 80% off.

In footwear, there are great deals among the displayed pairs of The North Face, Salomon and Fitflops. Although the sale is on until August 28, you are better off heading there as soon as it opens today at 10 a.m., the bargains are such that people are sure to flock to the place, what with word about the huge discounts spreading quickly.

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Primer bodega sale

BODEGA SALE. The Primer Group of Companies bodega sale is located in Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.

 

Primer bodega sale

LUGGAGE. From Delsey to Victorinox to World Traveler, you can spot items sold up to half the price at the bodega sale.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Luggage options.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Sakroots bags on sale.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Beautiful leather pouch by Tumi.

 

Primer bodega sale.

TIMBUK2 BAGS. If you’re looking for a laptop bag, backpack or even a messenger bag, head to this pile of Timbuk2 bags first. These stocks won’t be there long.

 

Runners would love this hydration belt on sale.

Runners would love this hydration belt on sale.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Outdoor backpacks. These are padded.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Footwear options.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Discounted The North Face shoes.

 

These luggage are sold at a discounted price of P3,000.

These luggage are sold at a discounted price of P3,000.

 

Bags, carry-ons on sale.

Bags, carry-ons on sale.

 

Primer bodega sale

Water bottles.

 

Primer bodega sale

Fitflop pairs.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Ladies’ bags.

 

Primer bodega sale

More bags.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Timbuk2 laptop bags.

 

Timbuk2 backpacks sold at a huge discount.

Timbuk2 backpacks sold at a huge discount.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Messenger bags. Hedgren and Timbuk2 messenger bags.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Bags, trolleys, carry-ons.

 

Primer bodega sale.

Shirts, rash guards, t-shirts, shorts, bikinis, and sportswear.

 

Primer Group bodega sale

BODEGA SALE. Top Primer Group consumer brands sold on discounts of up to 80% off.

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Tomas visits PNP; Soldiers needed in Cebu; Two ex-department heads reassigned to City jail–Cebu News Digest for August 23, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 23, 2016. Is Tomas rift with PNP over? There seems to be a thawing in the…

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 23, 2016.

TOMAS AND HIS COLONELS. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena with Colonels Red Derilo and George Ylanan, whose transfers led to a souring of his relationship with the PNP heirarchy. (Photo from Tomas Osmena's FB page)

TOMAS AND HIS COLONELS. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena with Colonels Red Derilo and George Ylanan, whose transfers led to a souring of his relationship with the PNP heirarchy. (Photo from Tomas Osmena’s FB page)

Is Tomas rift with PNP over?

There seems to be a thawing in the testy relationship between the local police and the Cebu City mayor after Tomas Osmena dropped by the regional headquarters for a brief visit during the 115th Police Service Anniversary celebration.
Osmena withdrew his support from the local police after some personnel were reassigned without him getting informed and in return, the National Police Commission stripped him of his authority over police matters.

I consider him as a friend. It’s a good sign na nagpunta siya dito. Kahit ako imbitahin niya ako pupunta naman ako. PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Noli Talino.

Osmena did not stay for the speech of Presidential Assistant Michael Dino, who said President Duterte is aware of the conflict between the local police and Tomas.

You are worried because more than 50 firearms were withdrawn. Worry no more as President Duterte has instructed to give Cebu City’s police force a number of firearms. President Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas drops by PNP 7 office but misses Dino’s speech on DU30 giving local cop more firearms

Cebu Daily News: Tomas visits PRO 7 HQ but informs Talino he can’t attend ceremony at PRO 7 HQ

Freeman: Presidential assistant assures Cebu cops that Duterte will take care of their needs

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Cebu Gov. Davide in “honor” list of governors helping government fight drugs

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is among the 10 governors to be recognized by the Duterte administration for helping the government in the fight against drugs. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno…

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is among the 10 governors to be recognized by the Duterte administration for helping the government in the fight against drugs.

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno submitted the list to President Duterte, according to a Philippine Daily Inquirer report. The list was submitted “ahead of President Duterte’s plan to name in public the second batch of elected officials, judges and policemen with alleged links to the narcotics trade,” the report said.

Gov. Hilario Davide III

RECOGNIZED. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III during one of Capitol’s medical missions. According to a report, Davide will be recognized as among the governors in the country helping the government fight drugs. (Photo from the Cebu Provincial Government Facebook page)

The governors who will be recognized along with Davide are Governors Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte, Faustino Dy III of Isabela, Junie Cua of Quirino, Jose Alvarez of Palawan, Eduardo Firmalo of Romblon, Alfredo Marañon of Negros Occidental, Edgardo Chatto of Bohol, Daisy Avance-Fuentes of South Cotabato and Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba of Agusan del Norte.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer that Sueno had submitted the list to Malacañang.

Sueno said the governors were chosen by the DILG in a 3-stage screening process that started with 41 names that were trimmed to 25 before the 10 were picked. In choosing the 10, an official told the screeners, “When in doubt, don’t give any recommendation at all.”

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Inayawan dumpsite raises health alarm; LTFRB 7, LTO 7 heads hope to keep jobs; Some PWDs fail to get cash aid–Cebu News Digest for August 22, 2016.

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 22, 2016. Inayawan dumpsite brings trouble to residents Residents in Inayawan have reported the unusual presence of large flies…

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 22, 2016.

Inayawan dumpsite brings trouble to residents

Residents in Inayawan have reported the unusual presence of large flies and repulsive smell since the dumpsite was reopened. The smell, the residents suspect, may be due to the reaction of the garbage to the chemicals dumped in the area.

It is extremely unpleasant and hurts my nostrils every time I breath. It was like someone poured painful acid through my nose and throat. It really hurts and sometimes, it can trigger headaches. Inayawan resident Cheryl Oquimas.

We all know that the landfill has reached its maximum capacity, so why still throw our garbage there? I’m really worried about the halth of people living nearby, especially the children. Angie, Inayawan resident.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Residents cite health hazards in reopening of Inayawan dumpsite.

CASE. Cebu City councilor Joel Garganera plans to file a case against DENR officials for failing to act on the complaints of residents of Inayawan. (Photo from Joel Garganera's FB account)

CASE. Cebu City councilor Joel Garganera plans to file a case against DENR officials for failing to act on the complaints of residents of Inayawan. (Photo from Joel Garganera’s FB account)

Cebu Daily News: Inayawan odor drives away clients of restaurant in SRP

Despite blanket dismissal, regional heads of LTFRB, LTO want to stay

AFTER President Rodrigo Duterte issued a blanket dismissal on all presidential appointees, especially in the LTFRB and LTO, the regional heads are hoping the steps they have undertaken to fight corruption is enough to keep them in their jobs. Duterte called out the two agencies as the most corrupt and said all appointees should consider themselves fired.

For transactions like franchise renewal, we now strictly require the operators themselves to personally file their applications. If they are unable to do so, only their immediate family members or legal counsel may represent them. Lastly, we are tightly monitoring the individual performance of our personnel to ensure that they comply with office rules and regulations on punctuality and efficiency. LTFRB 7 head Ahmed Cuizon.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: LTO and LTRFB regional heads hope to keep jobs.

Cebu Daily News: Defiant ‘corrupt’ agencies earn Digong’s ire.

Freeman: LTFRB 7 head waits for order regarding relief.

Confusion leads to delayed cash aid

Confusion over the distribution of cash aid led to 160 PWDs failing to get their cash aid from City Hall during the distribution last Sunday. Duljo-Fatima Gender and Development officer Reynate Langi said most of the PWDs in their barangay lined up as early as 5:30 a.m. but failed to get their cash aid.

If it weren’t for the news, we’d never know. We were told that the barangay mayor’s office is in charge now. Duljo-Fatima GAD point person Reynante Langi.

It’s the barangay personnel who told the PWDs that the activity was cancelled. They misled the PWDs because the point person is no longer incumbent. You already know why. DSWS officer-in-charge Lea Japson.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Change in distribution delays cash aid to PWDs.

Cebu Daily News: DSWS head accused Duljo Fatima official of sabotaging aid for PWDs

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: San Nicolas fire destroys homes of 32 families

» Sun.Star Cebu: PUJ drivers who will be displaced by BRT to get free training from Tesda

» Sun.Star Cebu: Local congressmen differ on postponement of SK elections

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuanos differ on Ninoy’s legacy

» Sun.Star Cebu: Lapu-Lapu cops nab 4 with P2.3M shabu in bust

» Sun.Star Cebu: Minglanilla warns of heavy traffic in fiesta celebration

» The Freeman: Residents discover headless corpse in Lapu-Lapu

» The Freeman: Peter Lim denies link to Kerwin Espinosa, blasts Albuerta cop chief

» The Freeman: DOH 7 to open drug rehab program in September

» Cebu Daily News: Lapu cop hunts shabu supplier who escaped bust

» Cebu Daily News: Rough sea delays vessel’s docking by 3 hours

» Cebu Daily News: Slain drug lord, partner laid to rest

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: DOLE hopes half of contractual laborers in PHL will become regular employees at the end of 2016

» Sun.Star Cebu: Montebello eyes P100 million expansion

» The Freeman: Expert say PHL stock exchange to trade near 8,000 this week

» Cebu Daily News: Presidential assistant says Visayas flights’ transfer to Clark is certain

» Cebu Daily News: Cargo forwarders see growth with more flights to Cebu

 

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Traya falls short in international debut, loses WBC title shot

» The Freeman: Nietes, Magsayo arrive in US for Pinoy Pride

» Cebu Daily News: SWU, UV stay unbeaten in Cesafi after weekend matches

Cebu Opinion

» The Freeman Editorial: How about presuming regularity in favor of Cops?

» Cebu Daily News Editorial: Duterte and De Lima; down and downright dirty

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Let’s promote breastfeeding

» Gloria Estenzo Ramos: DENR secretary involves constituents in decision making

» Bong Wenceslao: Book traces history of Cebuano cinema

» Atty. Pachico Seares: Decency and the presidency

» Bobby Nalzaro: MCIAA lot deal claimant shows she is not fictitious

» Anol Mongaya: Tomas fires back at Bato

» Korina Sanchez: Let’s all take a deep breath

» Jerry Tundag: De Lima gets a dose of her own medicine

» Atty. Josephus Jimenez: Death penalty, yes, but not divorce

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