A shooting was reported early today in the IT Park in Lahug. Posts on Facebook by various users reported that the victim was shot in front of the i1 building. No other details were available as of the writing of this article but below are some posts on the incident. Some Facebook posters at the area said the victim was shot dead.
BREAKING: shooting incident in front of i1 building in the Cebu IT Park. pic.twitter.com/Thmnd3e0rp
— Santino Bunachita (@santinoCDN) July 6, 2015
Here are the top Cebu news stories for July 7, 2015
3 Korean divers still missing
Rescuers failed to find Korean divers Baek Seung Kyoon, Heo Seung Yung, and Kim Eun yesterday, a day after they were reported missing while diving in Mactan Island in bad weather.
The Lapu-Lapu City Government has suspended the dive shop operations of New Grand Bleu Dive Resort, where the 3 stayed as guests.
“The City may have to require the dive shop to explain why the divers were allowed to go out to sea despite the bad weather.” — Andy Berame, Deputy Officer of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Management Office
- The Freeman: Search for missing divers futile yesterday
- Sun.Star Cebu: 3 Korean divers remain missing
- Cebu Daily News: Big waves slow down search for 3 Korean divers; dive shop closed
Woman arrested for kidnapping 3-year-old boy
Genevieve Hope Galag, 25, was arrested yesterday for kidnapping a boy, 3, from Barangay Maguikay in Mandaue City. The boy, who was reported missing Thursday, was found Sunday playing with other children in Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City.
Galag, a resident of Kamagayan, was identified by a witness as the one who took the boy, according to PO2 Girlee Echaluce of the Women and Children’s Protection Desk of Mandaue City Police Station 4. Two other suspects arrested earlier admitted to police they gave the boy to Galag.
- Sun.Star Cebu: Nabbed for kidnapping boy
Cebu steps up preparations for APEC meetings, classes to be suspended on certain dates
Top Cebu officials met yesterday to discuss the province’s hosting of key meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in August.
Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said they are considering suspending classes to help ease traffic during key meetings. While the dates aren’t set yet, he said “what is certain is that there will be days when classes will be suspended.”
Davide met with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza yesterday to discuss preparations for the meetings. Davide said they will ask the Department of Public Works and Highways to speed up road work, especially on key areas in Mandaue City, to help ease traffic in the metro.
“We are hosting a major international event so we should put our best foot forward.” — Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III