This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 23, 2016.
Is Tomas rift with PNP over?
There seems to be a thawing in the testy relationship between the local police and the Cebu City mayor after Tomas Osmena dropped by the regional headquarters for a brief visit during the 115th Police Service Anniversary celebration.
Osmena withdrew his support from the local police after some personnel were reassigned without him getting informed and in return, the National Police Commission stripped him of his authority over police matters.
I consider him as a friend. It’s a good sign na nagpunta siya dito. Kahit ako imbitahin niya ako pupunta naman ako. PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Noli Talino.
Osmena did not stay for the speech of Presidential Assistant Michael Dino, who said President Duterte is aware of the conflict between the local police and Tomas.
You are worried because more than 50 firearms were withdrawn. Worry no more as President Duterte has instructed to give Cebu City’s police force a number of firearms. President Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino.
City Council wants soldiers to replace relieved cops
With scores of policemen in the Cebu City Police Office getting reassigned due to alleged drug links, the City Council is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to deploy military personnel to address the shortage of personnel. Dave Tumulak, the chairman of the City COuncil on Peace and Order, wrote a letter to Duterte asking for military personnel to replace the 80 policemen, saying the PNP process of replacing the relieved cops would take time.
Nabalaka ta kay basin unya simbako, mao ni hinungdan nga kining mga tawo nga nagmugna og mga illegal activities, basin uyya’g modagsa ni sila, mosakay sa panahon nga nagkuwang ang atong kapolisan. Councilor Dave Tumulak.
Osmena reassigns Rama appointees to City jail
Two former department heads of Cebu City Hall were reassigned to the Cebu City jail to help in the running of the facilities. Engineers Kenneth Enriquez and Suzanne Ardosa reassignment to the city jail could fast-track any request the city jail management has from City Hall. Enriquez used to head the Department of Engineering and Public Works under Rama, while Ardosa used to head the Department of Manpower Development and Placement.
Hopefully for good sa jail ang gibuhat sa mayor nga gibutangan niya ug engineers kay kung naa mi mga request sa City, sila na mopadangat sa City Hall. Cebu City Jail warden Supt. Jessie Calumpang.