Student nabbed for threatening to leak woman’s nude photos

Student nabbed for threatening to leak woman’s nude photos Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A first year criminology student from Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City was arrested for allegedly demanding sex from a 19-year-old woman in exchange for not posting her nude photos online. Dexter Antonio, 19, was arrested in …

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CLO junks request of homeowners to collect rentals for use of Apas lot

CLO junks request of homeowners to collect rentals for use of Apas lot Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – January 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) has denied the request of a homeowners association to allow the organization to collect the monthly rental paid by Abejo Waters Corporation for the use …

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Bigger “Mabolo Sinug Festival” expected

Bigger “Mabolo Sinug Festival” expected Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – January 21, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Niña Prisca Mabatid is looking at a much bigger “Mabolo Sinug Festival” in the coming years after the success of this year’s event. Mabolo is a barangay in Cebu City where Mabatid was barangay captain before running …

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PDEA-7 claims no selling of ecstasy during Sinulog

PDEA-7 claims no selling of ecstasy during Sinulog Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 21, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-7 claimed that the selling of ecstasy, if there was any during the recent Sinulog, was not as rampant compared to the previous celebrations. In fact, anti-narcotics agents have not seized a …

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Garcia back on Sinulog stage

Garcia back on Sinulog stage CEBU, Philippines — Being back in the helm at the Provincial Capitol also means being back on the Sinulog stage for Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. Breaking her six-year hiatus, Garcia graced the stage again with Siloy sa Alcoy Festival performers in a dance offering to Sr. Sto. Niño. The performance started off with an act …

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Wait for Duterte delays grand parade: Tangub, Lumad win

CEBU, Philippines — Heavy favorites Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe of Tangub City and Lumad Basakanon of Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City lived up to their billing as they won the top prizes in yesterday’s Sinulog Grand Parade ritual showdown that lasted 13 hours. Sinanduloy led the winning circle in the Sinulog-based category that also included Carcar City (2nd place), Talisay …

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Procession draws 3 million: Faith at sea and on land

CEBU, Philippines —  Most Rev. Father Midyphil Billones opened the Fiesta Señor vesper homily last night with the story of “Butchoy,” a six-year-old boy whose only toy was the image of Sto. Niño. Born to a poor family, Butchoy never had the great stuffs in life but he took pride in having the image for a toy, declaring to his …

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CENRO: Developer “violated” laws

CENRO: Developer “violated” laws Alicia Chua (The Freeman) – January 19, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Community Environmental and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO) has found several environmental violations and lack of permits against a developer in Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City. CENRO has endorsed to the City Legal Office (CLO) the complaints of Cheryl Calleno, Mailin Lavado, and …

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