CHR starts probe on alleged drug lord’s death; Margot orders demolition of structures in Osmena shrine; Pimentel pushes for Federalism–Cebu News Digest for June 1, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 1, 2016.

PROBE. The Commission on Human Rights 7 said it will probe allegations that PRO 7's operation against Rowen Secteraria was a rubout.
PROBE. The Commission on Human Rights 7 said it will probe allegations that PRO 7’s operation against Rowen Secretaria was a rub-out. (Photo from PRO7 Twitter account)

CHR opens probe on allegations of rubout in suspected drug lord’s death in Bohol

TWO days after suspected drug lord Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria was killed along with two others, the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas will start a probe on allegations that it was a rub-out. Leo Villarino of the CHR 7 is asking his counterpart in Bohol to secure documents while they are waiting for the complaint of the mother of Jason Montes. However, Villarino added that even if the mother of Montes changes her mind and won’t file a complaint, the CHR will still push through with the probe.

We are already gathering the documents, that’s already the start of the investigation. We are just waiting for the complainant to sign the formal statement. CHR 7 investigation division OIC Leo Villarino.

Read: Cebu Daily News: CHR 7 to probe ‘rub-out’ allegations on druglord’s death in Bohol.

Related: Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 to conduct investigation why it took time before cops caught drug lord.

Margot wants structures in Osmeña shrine removed

After informal settlers reportedly burned and cut off some trees in the forested area in Osmeña Shrine, Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmeña has ordered for the removal of the structures. Osmeña said personnel from the Prevention, Restoration, Order and Beautification and Enhancement team have 10 days to clear the area.

There are already more than 50 structures. There are also demarcation lines to divide the land so most probably, there will be others who would build more structures. Most of them use light materials so that it is easy to construct. Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmeña

Read: Cebu Daily News: Informal settlers have 10 days to leave Osmena shrine

Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall asks 400 residents to leave Osmena Shrine.

Ex-senator Pimentel pushes for federalism

Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. pushed for federalism during a Cebu City forum, which was attended by local mayors. Tuburan mayor Democrito Diamante, the head of the League of Municipalities in the Philippines Cebu Chapter, said most of them support the move because it is advantageous for LGUs.

If people are convinced that this is really for the good of everybody, my hope would be for local governments to have autonomy. Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Pimentel bats for federalism in Cebu forum with local mayors.

Other Cebu News.

» Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 monitors 6 cop-protectors of drug lord in Tuburan

» Sun.Star Cebu: 3-member Cebu City council to hold session today

» Sun.Star Cebu: Officials who refused order to return vehicles barred from getting fuel from City depot

» Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue eyes rerouting scheme for jeepneys

» Sun.Star Cebu: 21-year-old nabbed for using 10-year-old to steal P60,000

» Cebu Daily News: Margot open to retaining some job-order employees

» Cebu Daily News: Comelec thanks police, military for help in securing polls

» Cebu Daily News: Alcover wants Osmena probed for P50K bounty

» Cebu Daily News: Council urges shipping firms to set up online ticket purchase

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: European chamber hopes Digong will liberalize services sector to ensure global competitiveness

» Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas taps former CIPC head Joel Yu as adviser

» Sun.Star Cebu: SPC willing to bid for Naga Power Plant anew

» Cebu Daily News: Tomas taps former CIPC head for help in boosting BPO sector

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Hayashi-ha tops karate tournament with 28 golds

» Sun.Star Cebu: Velarde takes lead in Asean chess

» Cebu Daily News: ANS, UV rule SBP 3 on 3 tournament

» Cebu Daily News: Joy undeterred by Patafa issue in road to Rio

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