This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 20, 2016.
CHR to probe drug pusher’s death.
The Commission on Human Righs in Central Visayas said the cash reward offered by Cebu City mayor-elect Tomas Osmena to cops, tanods and even civilians who can kill criminal elements may lead to abuse. CHR 7 director Arvin Odron said the reward system may encourage barangay tanods or even civilians to engage in extra-judicial killings because of the moneytary consideration.
We will closely watch this. We are alarmed because this is not the usual policy of local executives. CHR 7 director Arvin Odron.
Ang trabaho sa Commission on Human Rights mohatag silag protection sa mga kriminal. Sa akong bahin, ganahan gyod ko mohatag og protection sa mga biktima sa krimen. Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmena.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Osmena scoffs at CHR’s concern over P50K reward.
NBI nabs Briton for cyber sex
The National Bureau of Investigation rescued seven women and arrested British national Wade Llysod Allsopp for human trafficking and cybercrime operations. Arnel Pura of the NBI said they started conducting surveillance after receiving reports the Briton was seen entering his room with minors.
The NBI said Allsopp would take pictures and sell them to clients online. He denied the charges.
I like girls and I tried to advise them the best I can to avoid getting in trouble, to trying to avoid getting tattos, to avoid getting to be single moms and stuff like that so that they get a better fure in life. Wade Llyod Allsopp.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: NBI nabs British national for exploiting girls.
Cebu Daily News: 52-year-old Briton faces cyber-porn charges.
Freeman: NBI rescues 7 women, nabs British national for exploitation.
Lapu-Lapu to try new traffic scheme
The City Traffic Management System of Lapu-Lapu City expect a chaotic Saturday when it implements yet another traffic scheme to help decongest traffic along ML Quezon. CTMS head FRank Brazil said starting Saturday, all vehicles coming from Mandaue using the first Mandaue-Mactan bridge will have to turn right and vehicles coming from Marigondon going to Mandaue City need not make a right but can just go straight to the first bridge.
It’s a hassle and it would take us longer to reach ourg destination. But because of the traffic, you either pass through the other bridge or bear it. Nicole Jesson Bacolod, motorist.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Lapu-Lapu tries new scheme to solve traffic woes.
Other Cebu News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Digong’s campaign manager thanks Tommy, Cebuanos for support
Sun.Star Cebu: Margot, Tommy visit Archibishop Palma.
Sun.Star Cebu: Margot cancells leaves of City Hall employees
Sun.Star Cebu: Dumanjug engr sacked for asking P500K from contractor
Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 chief says cops will follow new PNP chief
Cebu Daily News: Suspects in jeepney heist belong to big-time group
Cebu Daily News: Warden defies court order, waits for BuCor clearance for Dumpit’s release
Cebu Daily News: Cops in high-morale due to DU30’s, Tom O’s anti-crime stance
Cebu Daily News: Liquor ban to benefit Sta. Fe’s tourism industry
Freeman: Suspect in Mandaue robbery nabbed in Lanao.
Freeman: Margot asks for audit to determine Cebu City’s true fiscal health.
Cebu Business News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Construction industry sees growth in DU30 administration
Sun.Star Cebu: Empire East hopes to gain foothold in Vis-Min market with new showroom
Cebu Daily News: Neda director says Aquino to turn over strong PHL economy
Cebu Daily News: 150 companies join Construction expo in June.
Cebu Sports News.
Sun.Star Cebu: 720 join Cebu Province meet
Cebu Daily News: UP denies poaching players from UV
Cebu Daily News: SWU to miss star spiker in Rider beach volley