This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 5, 2016.
Tomas says he doesn’t have confidence on Bato
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena says the re-assignment of former PRO 7 head Patrocinio Commendador was one of the reasons he discontinued his support for the fight against drugs. He said PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa did not inform him of the change and that he also did not return his call when the mayor called him up. However, he said he is willing to reinstate his support for the PNP should they capture suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, who is reportedly hiding in Cebu.
I just don’t have any confidence in them, especially General Ronald dela Rosa….and when he changed Commendador, he did not tell me in advance. And when I called him, his secretary answered, but he did not return my call. I want to report this to the Cebuanos because it has been made to appear that I am just acting like a spoiled brat, but we really lost our momentum. Tomas Osmena.
Are Cebu provincial jail guards on the take?
The Cebu Provincial government is suspecting jail guards at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center are in collusion with inmates after gadgets–including a laptop–were seized from prisoners during a raid. Eileen Ontong and German national Thomas Michael Ruhland, who are both suspected of engaging in cyber trafficking despite being behind bars.
I believe our prison officials have a lot of explaining to do nganong nakalusot ni. We don’t tolerate these things happening in the CPDRC, where there are a lot of illegal materials that were taken in. Hilario Davide III.
DOST to test new train in Cebu City next month
Cebu City Transportation Office ead Rafael Yap said Cebu City will test a Filipino-made electric train next month. It won’t follow a track but will ply through the city streets as the train is made up of buses linked to one another. It also will not need cables.
First, we have to check its technical capability to run. The reason why tehy are sending it to us is for our testing, and then if we like it, to promote the road train. CCTO head Rafael Yap.
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