Hero’s burial for suspected drug lord; Kasperksy lab cautions Pinoys over mobile attacks; DPWH backs Tomas P7 billion traffic plan—Cebu News Digest for June 28, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 28.

PAID MOURNERS. Thousands of neighbors and relatives of Jeffrey Diaz attend the funeral of the slain suspected drug lord. Though some say they went their on their own accord, police say others were enticed by money to attend the funeral. (Photo from Netjourno Facebook page)
PAID MOURNERS. Thousands of neighbors and relatives of Jeffrey Diaz attend the funeral of the slain suspected drug lord. Though some say they went their on their own accord, police say others were enticed by money to attend the funeral. (Photo from Netjourno Facebook page)

Hero’s burial for suspected drug lord.

RELATIVES and friends of Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz turned out by the thousands for the burial of the slain suspected drug lord who was likened to Robin Hood by his neighbours in Duljo Fatima. Unlike the literary character who stole from the rich to feed the poor, Jaguar, according to the police, was one of the top drug lords in the region and was slain during a shootout with police operatives in Las Pinas last June 17. During his burial, thousands wearing shirts printed “Jeffrey ‘Jaguar’ We will Miss You joined the procession, causing a traffic jam. Some say they went their voluntarily, while some claimed they were paid P800.

Jaguar was just one of those slain in the latest spate of operations against suspected drug personalities in the country.

He helped me when my father and son got sick; he only asked for the prescription and immediately gave me cash. Virigilo Zamora, one of the mourners of Jaguar.

Gipang lista mi didto gihatagan ko ug P800, ambot lang katong uban kay kami naa man. Ayaw’g saba ako nag-ingon ha. Resident who requested anonymity during Jaguar’s funeral march.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Thousands bury Jaguar.

Cebu Daily News: Cops say most who joined Jaguar funeral were there for the money, not to sympathize

Related stories on fight against drugs:
Sun.Star Cebu: Cops, former junkies hold anti-drug rally in Fuente Osmena.

Sun.Star Cebu: Another pusher dies in shootout in Mambaling.

Sun.Star Cebu: PDEA nabs 6, seize P178K worth of drugs in Barangay Apas.

Sun.Star Cebu: 2 confidential agents nabbed with shabu in SRP checkpoint.

Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 won’t ask for copy of confessed drug lord’s list of protectors

Malware attack in PH increases

A leading security company say the Philippines is No. 7 in the world in terms of mobile malware. Kaspersky Lab said two in every 10 users in the Philipines faced a mobile threat in the first quarter of 2016, a jump of 10 percent from 5.1 percent in the final quarter of 2015.

With 119 million Filipino mobile phone subsrcibers, it is not surprising that the Philippines is now among the top 10 most attacked countries with mobile malware among 213 nations included in Kaspersky Security Network. The main goal of cyber criminals is to earn and with millions of active smartphone users in the country, the Philippines is like an overflowing pot of gold. Anthony Chua, Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Security expert warns PHL smart phone users to be security conscious.

DPWH backs Tomas plan to solve traffic woes.

DPWH will help pay for the P7 billion project Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena wants to be implemented in Metro Cebu to solve the traffic woes. Citing a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Osmena said P7 billion worth of flyovers, underpasses are needed to solve the traffic problem in Cebu.

As for funding, some will be sourced from DPWH and others may be from the other funding institutions that will be tapped by Mayor Osmena. Engr. Nicomedes Leonor of the Cebu City District Enginnering Office.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: DPWH supports Osmena’s P7 billion traffic solution.

Other Cebu Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: COA finds P6.2 billion deficit in City Hall’s 2015 operations, transactions

Sun.Star Cebu: Rep. Garcia scolds DSWD officials during launching of anti-poverty program

Sun.Star Cebu: Despite returning city-owned vehicles, barangay officials still face charges

Freeman: 25 families face demolition in Mambaling

Cebu Daily News: Capitol to build P40 million more worth of classrooms

Cebu Daily News: City Hall to release cash aid to senior citizens on June 30

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue Chamber maps out five-year plan for new leaders

Sun.Star Cebu: College buddies promote wearable blankets to battle sudden infant death syndrome

Freeman: Stock market volatility to rise due to jitters over Brexit

Cebu Daily News: Cebu based developer hopes to get into Mid-East, European market

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuano qualifies to US Junior golf championships

Sun.Star Cebu: Tabal hopes to become Asia’s top marathoner

Freeman: Convergys Converters take ePerformax Reds to hoops school, 87-72

Cebu Daily News: Cebuanos win nine gold medals in national taekwondo championships

Cebu Opinion.

Briones: Why was inmate allowed to attend Jaguar’s wake?

Cabaero: the two kinds of mourners in Jaguar’s wake

Malilong: Tomas revives his pet project


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