Fire kills 7 in Cebu; thousands join Duterte rally; candidate accuses Quisumbing of bribing barangay officials – Cebu News Digest for May 8, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local papers today, May 8, 2016.

Dawn fire in Pahina Central kills 7

DEADLY FIRE. Relatives cry as firemen bring out the bodies of the victims of the deadly fire. (Photo from Wang Wang Cebu's FB page)
DEADLY FIRE. Relatives cry as firemen bring out the bodies of the victims of the deadly fire. (Photo from Wang Wang Cebu’s FB page)

SEVEN people, including a mother and her three kids, died in a dawn fire in Pahina Central, a day before Mothers’ Day. Cindy Jane Galvan, 27, was killed in the fire along with four-year-old Rikcine, two-year-old star and three-week old Rain Cinrick when fire hit sitios Tumoy and Riverside Saturday dawn.  They are survived by their father Ricardo, who works in a pension house just a few meters away from their house.

What happened to my nephews and grand children is very painful because we were not able to help them. It was so sudden. Ricardo’s neighbor and relative Domingga dela Torre.

Read: Freeman: Father thought family escaped deadly blaze.

Cebu Daily News: Remains of 22-year-old mom, 3 kids found near stairs.

Thousands join Duterte rally

THOUSANDS of Cebuanos, estimated at 60,000, joined the final rally of PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Durterte at the South Road Properties last Saturday. However, Supt. George Ylanan of the Cebu City Police Office estimated the crowd to be only 4,500 to 5,000.

I believe that anything can happen, but I support my father as a citizen of this country, not just as his son. Sebastian Duterte.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Allies show up in Duterte’s final rally in Cebu.

Candidate accuses Quisumbing of enticing barangay officials with P25K bribe.

A candidate for councilor in Mandaue City is accusing Rep. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing of having promised each barangay official P25,000 to deliver the votes in Monday’s election.  Atty. Erwin Heyrosa said in a press release that a source told him Quisumbing has prepared P5.4 million for the barangay officials. Quisumbing, who is running for mayor, denied the allegations.

There are 27 barangays in Mandaye City and about 216 barangay officials….and this alleged payoff will amount to P5.4 million according to a reliable source inside the camp of the congressman. Erwin Rommel Heyrosa in press statement.

Read: Bet for councilor accuses Quisumbing of bribery.

Other Cebu News.

» Sun.Star Cebu: Pabling prepares disbarment charges vs. Davide

» Sun.Star Cebu: Garcia accuses rival of intimidation, vote-buying

» Sun.Star Cebu: Press Council, police set up media center for May 9 elections

» Sun.Star Cebu: 2 Koreans lose P246,000 to burglar

» The Freeman: Comelec unfazed with glitches during final testing of VCMs

» The Freeman: Muslim group vows to deliver 8,000 votes for Team Rama

» The Freeman: CPPO defends arrest of Tuburan ambush suspect

» The Freeman: Lapu-Lapu City consultant files libel charges vs. Cebu City Hall official over FB post

» Cebu Daily News: Cops nab ex-cop, sieze P5.9M worth of drugs in raid

» Cebu Daily News: Thousands fail to secure boat tickets, stranded in Cebu for May 9 polls

» Cebu Daily News: Liqour ban now in effect

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: 7,000 avail of CCSC’s free grassroots training

» The Freeman: Cebuanos shine in Xterra Langkawi

» Cebu Daily News: Eagles win second game in a row in Batang PBA

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