TV5 Cebu workers lose jobs; Cebuana Olympian loses spot in national team; Another family-run cyberporn operation discovered in Cordova–Cebu News Digest for September 9, 2016.

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This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 9, 2016.

GOODBYE. TV5 journalists surprise their viewers after announcing the telecast last September 8 was to be their last. (Photo from Glen Soco's Facebook page)
GOODBYE. TV5 journalists surprise their viewers after announcing the telecast last September 8 was to be their last. (Photo from Glen Soco’s Facebook page)

Cebu journalists mull case after Aksyon Bisaya closure

AKSYON Bisaya aired their last episode yesterday due to cost-cutting measures of TV 5. Reporter LEsley Caminade-Vestil said Aksyon Bisaya was dissolved but the reporters will still gather breaking news for their national broadcast. There was also no termination of services but an offer of separation of benefits.

Another TV5 staff, who requested anonymity, told Sun.Star Cebu they are thinking of filing a complaint against the management before the Department of Labore and Employment as they suspect the move of the management was done to avoid complying with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to end contractualization. Downsizing meant TV5 management won’t have to hire them as regular employees.

It was so sudden that I feel for the employees. Glen Soco, TV 5 news anchor.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: TV5 staff mulls labor case against management.

Patafa drops Cebuana Olympian from national team

WEEKS after competing in the Rio Olympics, Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal confirmed she is no longer with the national team after the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa) issued her release papers.

Her manager, Jonel Borromeo, also said they were expecting the move from Patafa but expects to meet with them soon to discuss her reinstatement. Tabal is planning to compete in the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and the Tokyo Olympics and needs to be a part of the national team to do so.

Sun.Star Cebu: Olympian Joy dropped from national team.

Cebu Daily News: Tabal confirms removal from national team

Cops rescue 7 kids from cyber porn den in Cordova

Police operatives raided a house in Cordova for cyber pornography yet again. Some of the seven minors were found naked in front of a web camera when the cops raided one of the two houses.

It is disgusting to know that some people are still doing it in our town. But because we don’t stop catching, so we got them. We will never tolerate their illegal activity. Cordova Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy Chu.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Disgusted Cordova mayor vows to go hard on cyberporn producers.

Freeman: Cops foil another family-run cyberporn operation in Cordova

Sun.Star Cebu: Seven kids, including 7, rescued in Cordova cyber porn den

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City owes P61 million in garbage services

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops conduct TokHang in gated villages

Sun.Star Cebu: Authorities nab 3 tons of blasted fish worth P180,000

Freeman: Agency says 88 percent of barangays in Cebu are drug-infested

Freeman: Mandaue nabs robbery, rape suspects

Freeman: Gullas praises cop chief, gives Supt. Aileen Recla an extension

Cebu Daily News: Tornado touches down in Bogo village, hurts four

Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 eyes transfering cop in spat with reporter

Cebu Daily News: Provincial attorney to file appeal over Fuente Lot decision

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cokaliong acquires 12th ro-ro vessel

Sun.Star Cebu: Management rep in wage board says P125 salary increase is too high

Cebu Daily News: Business leaders surprised on positive impact to economy of drug war

Freeman: Global operator eyes partnership with locals

Freeman: Delays in permit forces CPA to move construction of Cebu port to 2017

Cebu Sports News

Sun.Star Cebu: Gullas suspends player for headlock on Ateneo player

Cebu Daily News: UV Lancers visit charity as part of reformation

Cebu Opinion

Freeman Editorial: Inayawan dumpsite needs action, not more discussion

Cebu Daily News Editorial: Osmena cannot act as if he owns the police

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Davide needs to fight for Fuente Osmena ownership

Orlando Carvajal: PHL politicos fail to be non-partisan during national emergencies

Bong Wenceslao: The calmer times during Don Sergio’s reign

Pachico Seares: Will Tomas still use referendum in rescinding SRP sale?

Frank Malilong: Duterte shows he is no pushover

Jerry Tundag: Inverted sence of perspective due to public’s over-dependence on media

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