Cebu News Digest for Jan. 6, 2016: Tip leads to arrest of woman accused of stealing baby; organizers appeal for decency in Sinulog; police finalizes IEC security plans

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Here’s what you need to know this morning of Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Police arrest woman accused of stealing baby from VSMMC; suspect denies abduction, says she gave birth to newborn

THE woman accused of abducting a newborn baby from Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital has been found, thanks to a Facebook post by photojournalist Alan Tangcawan.

The neighbor of the suspect, identified as Melissa Alilin Londres, 26, saw the post and informed Tangcawan that they saw Londres with the baby last Monday. However, they were puzzled since they thought Londres had miscarried.

CIDG 7 tracked down Almeria’s residence and arrested her and live-in partner Philip Winfred Almeria in Sitio Fatima, Lahug. Londres denied the accusation and said she gave birth in a taxi last Monday. Almeria, however, denied that Londres gave birth.

Jonathan Celadenia identified the baby as his newborn Prince Niño. He also identified Londres as the woman wearing white scrubs who took the baby from them in Vincente Sotto Memorial Medical Center last Monday.

BREAKING: CIDG arrests woman who kidnapped baby from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City last Monday; Baby safe | Photo courtesy: Chona Carreon of GMA 7 Cebu

Posted by The Freeman on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Keep Sinulog decent, organizers ask revelers

Sinulog Foundation Inc. executive director Ricky Ballesteros said they will set up five Kaohsiung buses as temporary holding cells along the Sinulog route to detain unruly and drunk revelers who misbehave during the grand parade on Jan. 17. SFI, which turned down five applications for street parties, stood pat on their decision not to allow any party that may disrupt the parade.

“So many people got drunk last year. This time, let’s make Sinulog, fun enjoyable and wholesome. Let’s all cooperate,” Ballesteros said. “Those who insist na maghubog-hubog and magpabadlong gyud sa parade route, we will have a temporary detention cell and they can be detained for causing trouble.”

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Police finalizes security plans for International Eucharistic Congress

Police Regional Office 7 directorial staff chief Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas says they are polishing their security plans for the International Eucharistic Celebration. The police is monitoring criminal groups that might operate during the IEC and Sinulog and is also preparing plans to avoid stampedes and sabotage of electricity.

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Other Cebu headlines

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu-Cordova bridge to be built next year and completed in 2020

» Sun.Star Cebu: New Mactan airport terminal to rise in 2018

» Sun.Star Cebu: Squatters can stay in Lahug lot for now; relocation area still being prepared

» The Freeman: With 2.7 million voters, Cebu still top vote-rich province

» Cebu Daily News: Police tracing cellphone owner who sent threats to barangay captains

 

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Embrace ASEAN Economic Community, local businesses told

“You don’t have to be big to conquer the world.”
Economist Perry Fajardo

» Sun.Star Cebu: DTI Cebu receives complaint against Mitsubishi Montero

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes passage of bill creating ICT department

“It’s a good move moving forward, especially for Cebu, whose economic pillars include the ICT-BPO. It will further help sustain the growth of Cebu’s ICT industry.”
Melanie Ng

» The Freeman: Inflation rate up 1.5 percent in December

» The Freeman: Trade officials hope for export recovery

» The Freeman: Local companies gear up as impact of integration now apparent

» Cebu Daily News: Direct links to Los Angeles, Dubai begin March

» Cebu Daily News: Airport Operator gains full access to terminal site

 

Cebu Sports Headlines

» Sun.Star Cebu: Belingon gets crack at ONE FC crown

» Sun.Star Cebu: Gao tied at 2nd after Day 1 Philippine Amateur (Stroke Play) Open Golf Championship

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City Marathon opens on-site registration

» The Freeman: Muslim-Christian Frienship chessfest set this weekend

» Cebu Daily News: SMB erases 22-point lead in Game 1

» Cebu Daily News: Fajardo leads BPC contest

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