This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 27, 2016.
CHR 7 to probe drug suspects death in police shootings
The Commission on Human Rights will investigate cases of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in Region 7, 24 hours after President Rodrigo Duterte said “human rights shouldn’t be used to destroy a country.” Leo Villarino, the CHR-7 chief investigator, said they were ordered by their Manila office to investigate the deaths of drug suspects who were killed in “shootouts with policemen.”
We need to look into what police say are cases of shootouts. These investigations are covered by the memo from the CHR central office. We already sent subpoenas to concerned police units for them to provide us with their own investigation reports. Leo Villarino, CHR 7 chief investigator.
DILG to suspend mayors who fail in anti-drugs war
DILG secretary Ismael Sueno said mayors and governors may face administrative charges if they don’t support the campaign against illegal drugs. Sueno, who said they plan to put up four rehabilation centers in Cebu for the anti-drug effort, said the mayors and governors may face serious neglect of duty charges should the drug problem in their LGUs worsen after six months.
We will suspend them and we will lift their deputation powers over the police…By the end of December–the sixth month since our intensified campaign against illegal drugs started–we will go after mayors and governors in areas where illegal drugs are still rampant. And we will suspend them. DILG secretary Ismael Sueno.
Experts study rail options in Cebu
A team of experts from Singapore is doing a feasibility study for the proposed LRT plan in Cebu according to Michael Dino, the presidential assistant for the Visayas. The study for the LRT, announced by President Rodrigo Duterte in his SONA last Monday, is expected to be finished in October.
It’s a very good plan, to focus on the public transport system in Cebu. We’ve long wanted it to materialize. We in the local government units should also do our share. Here in the Province of Cebu, we will try our best to accomplish what the President wants. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III.
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