This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 4, 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)

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)

12 drug personalities die 24 hours.

The killing spree continues in Cebu with as much as 12 people killed in the anti-drug operations all over the province. The three papers have three different counts–12 in 24 hours for the Freeman, 8 in one day for Cebu Daily News and 9 in 12 hours for Sun.Star Cebu–proof that even the media can’t keep up with the deadly tally. Among those killed was a former policeman in Naga, whose wife is also a cop assigned in the Naga City Police Office.

They’re supposed to conduct a buy-bust operation, the normal buy-bust operation that we are conducting but accordingly, it resulted into a shootout with a group. Provincial Police Director Jose Macanas on the death of four pushers in Toledo City.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cops kill 6, unidentified gunmen kill 3 in latest drug war

Cebu Daily News: Pusher who threatened to kill cops in Operation Tokhang dies in police shootout.

Freeman: Man who surrendered to cops killed by unknown gunman.

Two ex-generals in Cebu linked to drug lord.

Retired police generals Marcelino Garbo and Vicente Loot, now the Daanbantayan mayor, were linked in an intelligence report to Kerwin Espinosa, the son of Albuerta, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. The May 31 intelligence report tagged Loot as the handler of Kerwin, the no. 1 drug lord in Eastern Visayas who has reportedly left the country last June. The ex-general denied the report.

I don’t know Kerwin from Adam. I don’t know the guy or had seen his face. I only heard about him, but never in my life did I personally meet nor communicated with him. Ex. Gen Vicente Loot.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Intel report tags Loot as Kerwin protector; General denies visiting suspect in jail.

Related: Sun.Star Cebu: 5 men nabbed in Lapu-Lapu drug bust

Freeman: 6 Espinosa men killed in shootout with cops

Cebu Daily News: Former cop dies in shootout in Naga

Cebu Daily News: Leyte drug lord on the run grew up in Cebu City

Ironman boosts Lapu-Lapu City tourism.

Close to 5,000 rooms in 79 hotels in Lapu-Lapu City are booked for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 2016 Asia-Pacific Championships, which starts Sunday at the Shangrila Mactan Resort and Spa. Tourism Officer Hembler Mendoza says hotels in Mandaue City and Cebu City will also have visitors for the Ironman, which will also pass by Mandaue, Cebu and Talisay City.

These hotels will earn in three nights what they usually earn in 15 days. Hembler Mendoza.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Ironman boosts tourism in host city.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Rama’s former consultant wants Tomas suspended for appointing two acting mayors

Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas, Davide come up with agreement to solve 93-1 issue

Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas simplifies conditions for senior citizens, says only those who voted in May will get cash aid

Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena changes mind, appoints Labella as sole acting mayor.

Sun.Star Cebu: BHWs who lost jobs in Osmena purge seek reconsideration.

Sun.Star Cebu: Delos Santos says City willing to renew contracts of 60 nurses assigned in CCMC

Sun.Star Cebu: DENR 7 sees nothing wrong with City Hall’s plan to re-open Inayawan landfill

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops say Leyte mayor’s son was Jaguar’s counterpart in the region

Sun.Star Cebu: Queen of cyberporn caught operating in Cebu province jail

Sun.Star Cebu: Sister reunited with long-lost brother after seeing photos of corpse on Facebook

Freeman: Ombudsman to file charges against Rama for P20,000 calamity aid

Freeman: Cordova VM’s husband files more libel cases against DYRC anchor, assistant manager

Cebu Daily News: Digong to visit 2 military camps in Cebu on Friday

Cebu Daily News: Cousin defends cyber porn mama, says she’s innocent from charges

Cebu Daily News: Magpale raises concern over growing number of young surrenderees in TokHang

Cebu Daily News: Despite warning from health services of presence of bacteria, people still drink ‘miracle water’

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Japan’s medical team for 2020 Olympics to study English in Cebu

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue Chamber to host Mandaue Business Month

Sun.Star Cebu: Prince retail store to open new branches in Tuburan, Siquijor and Iloilo

Freeman: Radisson Blu reports high occupancy rate in lean season due to conventions

Cebu Daily News: Meet discusses climate resilient standard for hotel industry

Cebu Daily News: Businessmen oppose 14th month pay scheme, bats for productivity-based incentive

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Rivals Duenas, Benedicto to spice up Filipino elite division in Ironman

Freeman: Cesafi adopts changes, matches to be aired on Aksyon TV

Cebu Daily News: Nietes to face former champ in 112-pound division debut

Cebu Opinion.

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Deepen the probe on Osmena’s plan to reopen Inayawan dumpsite

Freeman Editorial: Take charter change seriously.

Cebu Daily News Editorial: Cooperation needed in Mandaue’s move to solve traffic woes.

Publio Briones: Why are there so many sexual deviants in Cordova?

Bong Wenceslao: Can NDF, government panel find middle ground for ceasefire?

Cheking Seares: That shoot on sight order wasn’t really a shoot on sight order

Elias Espinoza: Has Digong’s drug war gone too far?

Aven Piramide: Digong shows he’s no different from other presidents

Bobit Avila: Eng’r Dakay defends MCIAA lot deal

Atty. Josephus Jimenez: Dole, Digong fail to understand concept behind contractualization

Jojo Bersales: Mandaue City leads the way in changes

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