This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, July 8, 2016.
Digong ups the ante, accuses Garbo of protecting triad
After naming five generals, President Rodrigo Duterte gave further details on their alleged involvement in the drug trade and accused retired police general Marcelo Garbo as the protector of controversial Cebuano businessman Peter Lim, alias Jaguar. Lim, who has been dragged in drug scandals in the past, was named as the head of the drug triad for the Visayas. Dutere also named the two other top drug lords as Wu Tian alias Peter Co and Herbert Colangco alias Ampang.
According to a briefing we received earlier, he’s (Garbo) a level five associate, protector. In short, coddler…Peter Lim is outside the country and the President has warned him that if he steps in NAIA, he will be killed. Solicitor General Jose Colida.
Read: Cebu Daily News. Digong drops another bombshell, Garbo protected Peter Lim.
Sun.Star Cebu: Duterte shows chart of drug triads in the Philippines, says slain businessman King was a drug lord.
Other war against drugs news.
Sun.Star Cebu: Daanbantayan mayor offers P50,000 reward for dead pushers
Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue pusher dies in encounter with police
Sun.Star Cebu: CPPO ships 2 cops accused of protecting drug lords outside Cebu
Sun.Star Cebu: In one week, 2,656 drug pushers have surrendered to PRO 7.
Freeman: Two more added to cops’ tally of dead pushers
Freeman: PNP holds surprise drug test for cops from three cities, two towns in Southern Cebu
Cebu Daily News: Four more pushers fall in latest police operations against drugs
Cebu Daily News: Gov’t employee admits to financing pushers, surrenders to Tomas.
Cebu Daily News: Capitol expresses concerns; where should we put up drug surrenderees?
Tomas bars City lawyers from engaging in private practice.
Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena ordered all professionals employed by City Hall not to engage in their profession outside their work. However, Cebu City legal officer Joseph Bernaldez wants to meet with Osmena to clarify the order on the city hall lawyers who may want to practice their profession.
We may, however, ask for reconsideration nga tagaan mi og higayon nga maka engage og limited practice for reasons…kaning abogado, mura sad nig basketball player mosamot ka ka-maayo kun magsigeg practice. Mas maayo kon makapratice once in a while para ma continue ang ability sa usa ka abogado. Cebu City legal officer Joseph Bernaldez.
Cebu Daily News: City legal officers asks Tomas for reconsideration on memo barring lawyers from engaging in private practice.
Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall lawyers ask, allow us to engage in private practice.
Apas to declare state of calamity due to garbage.
An Apas barangay councilor is planning to declare a state of calamity in the barangay so they can use calamity funds to pay for tipping fees in a private landfill in Consolacion. Apas Barangay Councilor Allam Mahait says they were not able to dump their garbage at the reopened Inayawan landfill because the backhoe their conked out, forcing them to go to Consolacion, which charges a tipping fee.
Problema gyod mi diri kay kaganiha kay ang among upat ka garbage trucks gipabalik kay wala kunoy krudo ug guba pa ang backhoe sa Inayawan. Apas barangay councilor Allan Mahait.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Apas barangay forced to dump garbage in Consolacion.
Other Cebu News.
Sun.Star Cebu: NBI probe reveals Bohol priest did not commit suicide but was murdered
Sun.Star Cebu: Robbery suspect sings, turns in 2 other accomplices
Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH 7 gets back from Presidential Assistant for Visayas for P731 million flood control projects
Freeman: Murder suspect killed in shootout with cops in Dumanjug
Freeman: Two Toledo cops accused of protecting drug lords relieved from duty
Cebu Daily News: Despite allegations, Loot to remain as Daanbantayan mayor
Cebu Daily News: Owner of vessel that ran aground in Monad shoal told to improve systems
Cebu Daily News: Dumpit laughs off rumors that he died in ambush
Cebu Business News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Uber allows Cebuano users to pay in cash
Sun.Star Cebu: DTI reports four percent rise in business name registrations in first half of 2016.
Sun.Star Cebu: Finance officer urges PHL startups–innovate or die
Freeman: Cement firm Cemex offers IPO to small local investors
Freeman: Energy department says country has vast unexplored petroleum, coal sectors
Cebu Daily News: Uber eyes middle to low income market
Cebu Daily News: Infra development to boost Bohol’s tourism industry
Cebu Sports News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Basketball legend urges Gilas to forget Olympics, focus on Asia
Freeman: New Zealand crushes PHL’s Olympic dreams
Freeman: Sunrise launches Asia Pacific Ironman Championships
Cebu Daily News: Infinitea reveals lineup for Cobra Ironman
Cebu Daily News: Two Cebu teams boost lineup for new Countrywide Basketball League
Sun.Star Cebu editorial: Digong’s appointment of Leni as housing secretary is a good move
Orlando Carvajal: Bishops should ask, is prayer vs. Duterte more applicable to Bishops?
Bong Wenceslao: Duterte to benefit from PNoy’s improved anti-disaster improvements
Checking Seares: Comparing the first EOs of Noynoy and Digong
Freeman Editorial: PHL society faces ‘great contradiction’
Bobit Avila: Metro Cebu meeting with DPWH secretary was not just for show
Korina Sanchez: PNP undergoing ‘great purge’
Jerry Tundag: Duterte is our first and only chance against drug menace