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Gunmen kill 2 in Cebu; After death of cousin, Yawa’s younger brother surrender to cops; Fire hits Cebu Pacific plane–Cebu News Digest for September 27, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 27, 2016

AND ANOTHER ONE. Another victim to the spate of killings attracts curious onlookers in Cebu City.
AND ANOTHER ONE. Another victim to the spate of killings attracts curious onlookers in Cebu City.

‘He only went down to pick up his shirt’

Three more men were killed by unidentified gun men in Cebu, including one who only went down to the street to pick up a shirt. The two killed were a 19-year-old furniture maker and a 35-year-old woman who was killed at 9 a.m. in Punta Princesa.

The victim was working on the second floor when his shirt fell on the road. He went down to retrive it. A few seconds later, his co-workers heard gunshots. When they went down to check, he was already lying on the ground. PO1 Winston Ybanez.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Death toll in Region 7 rises to 131

Fire hits Cebu Pacific plane prior to take off

Only one passenger was jurt when a Cebu Pacific plane had to be evacuated after an aborted takeoff due to fire. The wheel well of the Cebgo flight DG6577 bound for Tacloban caught fire at 7:04 last Monday night, and fire fighters were able to put it under control at 7:55 p.m.

While taxiing after aborting take-off, the aircraft encountered fire in the wheel well, which was then contained. The crew initiated an immediate evacuation of the passengers in line with standard emergency procedures. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated. JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific vice president for corporate affairs.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu Pacific plane catches fire after aborted takeoff

After cops kill cousin, Yawa’s brother Michael surrenders to cops

A COUSIN of slain drug lord Rown “Yawa” Secretaria was killed in an shootout with police a day after he was suspected of shooting to death a 14-year-old in Barangay Pasil. Rolan Secretaria, who is also a suspected pusher, was the subject of a hot-pursuit operation by the police along with Michael Secretaria, Yawa’s brother, for the shooting of John Karl Diada.

They were positively identified by the victim’s girlfriend as the ones who killed him. Gitudlo gud sila. Nasagpaan gud sila’s kabanay. Felicisimo Rupinta, Pasil Barangay Captain.

Kung di mi mo surrender, patyon man mi. Wala mi’s lugar pagpusil atong bataa. Michael Secretaria.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cops kill suspect, nab 2 others in teen’s shooting

Freeman: Suspect in teen’s shooting hands in uzi during surrender

Cebu Daily News: Chance encounter with cops leads to death of suspect in teen’s shooting.

Council wants probe on police stations huge utilities bills

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, the deputy mayor for police matters, wants Veco and MCWD to check the utilities of two police stations if these has not been illegally tapped. The Pardo police station has an electric bill ranging from P28,000 to P34,000 a month, while the Gudalupe police station has a water bill between P14,000 and P22,000 a month.

We saw that they have six computers and three air conditioning units but their bill averages between P32,000 to P34,000 a month since last year. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Tumulak wants probe on two police stations

Sun.Star Cebu: Councilor asks help from MCWD, Veco for probe on police stations’ bills

Other Cebu Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops tagged as drug lord as protectors seek P10 million damages

Sun.Star Cebu: DA 7 recommends transfer of animals in Cebu City zoo

Sun.Star Cebu: Bobby Nalzaro elated over junking of Tomas’ libel complaint

Freeman: Weather Philippines promotes app

Freeman: Palam to lead observance of 28th death anniversary of late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Cebu Daily News: Businessman donates five new rifles to PRO 7

Cebu Daily News: PB member wants cases filed against fishers who killed thresher sharks

Cebu Daily News: Tomas names Labellas acting mayor in two-day visit to Hong Kong

Cebu Daily News: Escaped inmate returns to CPDRC, now in isolation to avoid getting ire of other inmates

Cebu Business Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: Creative Council presents plan to revive Cebu’s old commercial district

Sun.Star Cebu: BSP reports 19.8 increase in real estate loans for 2016

Freeman: Online shopping fails to attract Pinoy consumers

Freeman: DTI secretary sees BPO industry to be worth $250 billion in 2022

Cebu Daily News: Veco eyes annual growth of 20 megawatts to cope with demand

Cebu Daily News: CPA hopes Neda will approve proposed P9-billion Cebu port

Cebu Sports Stories.

Freeman: Tapales, Villanueva on collision course for first Pinoy vs. Pinoy title fight

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu Marathon changes route, includes Mandaue, Lapu in 2017 edition

Cebu Daily News: Milo executives eye holding of national finals in Cebu

Cebu Opinion

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Capitol should step into boundary dispute of Alegria, Badian

Freeman Editorial: Cebu City still doesn’t know what to do with van terminal

Cebu Daily News: Is Cebu City so bankrupt it can’t afford its own dump site?

Publio Briones: Visiting Argao

Nini Cabaero: Action vs. those in narco list needed

Pachico A Seares: The death penalty and God

Atty. Ian Manticajon: Dealing with social media realities

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