This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 9, 2016.
Drug lord yields, reveals P200,000 payola to police colonel in Cebu
A top drug personality from San Fernando named by President Rodrigo Duterte surrendered to PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa in Camp Crame. Franz Sabalones, the brother of San Fernando Cebu Vice Mayor Fralz Sabalones gave himself up to the Chief PNP. He also told dela Rosa that he used to give P200,000 a week to a police colonel in Cebu. The police colonel, who was not named, is no longer assigned in Cebu according to Dela Rosa.
Yung payola n’ya weekly, may napupunta kay colonel, may napupunta kay major, may napupunta kay chief of police. Sinabi n’ya lahat yung officials ng PNP na involved at sa lahat ng sinabi lahat yun ngayon wala na sa Cebu dahil itatapon natin sa ARMM, Cordillera yang mga officials na ‘yan pati police non-commissioned officers. PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa.
Last month, dela Rosa angered Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena after relieving police colonels Rex Derilo, George Ylanan, Rodolfo Albotra, Marvin Sanchez and Teofilo Siclot.
2 fastfood joints in Mandaue City face closure
Mandaue City warned two popular fast-food joints that they will have their business permits revoked if they continue to defy the plastic ban the city is implementing. Atty. Elaine Bathan, the chief of staff of Mayor Luigi Quisumbing, said she personally saw the violations in a visit last Sunday. Aside from the two, 30 stores, restaurants, baskeshops and other establishments were caught violating the plastic ban.
Our aim here is to encourage everyone to set an example sa tanan nga mga establishments nga seryoso ang city of Mandaue sa pagpatuman aning atoang ordinance on plastic ban. Atty. Elaine Bathan.
Cebu City to start implementing curfew for minors
The Cebu City Police Office will start rounding up minors who violate the 10 p.m. curfew in the city. City Ordinance 1786 prohibits minors from loitering outside their residences from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m..
We’re trying to avoid having minors involved in shooting incidents, which usually happen at night time and dawn. It’s also to prevent them from being mistaken as a drug user or pusher. Cebu City acting vice mayor Dave Tumulak.
Other Cebu News stories.