This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 11, 2016.
Tit for tat: PNP fights back, strips Tomas of control over police
After cutting the support for the Cebu City Police Office due to the PNP’s failure to consult him on the replacement of local officials, the National Police Commission has stripped Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena of his authority over the police. In a Facebook post, Osmena, who is in the US for his annual checkup, said the police is merely reinforcing his point and is stripping him of an authority he never had in the first place.
True to his pronouncement to withdraw his support, Mayor Tomas Osmena had decided to stop giving allowances and rewards to new police officers who were newly assigned….Accordingly, this Commission further declares that the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested unto Mayor Tomas Osmena as NAPOLCOM deputy…..are hereby removed or revoked. Napolcom resolution stripping Osmena of his police powers.
You mean they’re revoking something that I never had in the first place? Being denied the chance to choose someone to work with was the very reason for my protest to begin with. Mayor Tomas Osmena.
House of mayor who denied being a drug lord yields P88 million worth of shabu
Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. denied that he was a drug lord but a raid in his house says otherwise after authorities seized 11 kilos of shabu woth P88 million, high-powered firearms and even bomb components. Espinosa’s troubles started after a buy-bust caught some of his men and Duterte identified him as a drug lord, while a shootout in his house led to the death of six goons two days later.
Espinosa, who has left the custody of Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa, is reportedly in a Cebu City hospital and has not been heard from since leaving Manila.
Right now, lahat ng hospital pinapuntahan namin. Kahit alam namin na nandito sa mga hospital, they keep on denying. Cebu City police director Joel Doria.
Killings are part of syndicates’ purge
PRO 7 head Chief Supt. Noli Talino believes the series of killings involving drug pushers is not the result of vigilantes but a part of the purge of syndicates against their cronies who have surrendered to authorities. As of yesterday, 102 have been killed in Central Visayas, 48 by unidentified gun men.
Kaya ang iba, inunahanan na ang mga police. PRO 7 head Chief Supt. Noli Talino.
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