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Yearly Archives: 2019

On Capitol-MWCI water deal: PJ Garcia eyes House inquiry

On Capitol-MWCI water deal: PJ Garcia eyes House inquiry CEBU, Philippines — Manila Water Consortium Inc. (MCWI), developer and operator of a bulk water facility in Carmen, Cebu, saw its contract with Cebu provincial government terminated three weeks ago over a string of alleged violations. It now appears that its battle didn’t end with the termination. In another move …

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More than P2M shabu seized in drug busts

More than P2M shabu seized in drug busts (The Freeman) – December 31, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — More than P1 million worth of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation of the City Drug Enforcement Unit of the Mandaue City Police Office at Zone Luy-a, Barangay Paknaan, last Sunday night. Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol, …

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Finding luck with 12 round fruits

Finding luck with 12 round fruits Romeo T. Limpangog (The Freeman) – December 30, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — If there’s one thing always present on the dining table of Flores family of Barangay Labangon, Cebu City on New Year’s eve, it is 12 types of round fruit. Despite the modern times, the tradition of preparing 12 round …

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CCPO: Drive versus gambling effective

CCPO: Drive versus gambling effective Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 30, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has ended 2019 with fewer arrested persons in their intensified operations and information drive against illegal gambling, according to its information officer, Police Lieutenant Colonel Arriola. Compared to 2018’s operations when the CCPO …

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NPC to upgrade Camotes’ power

NPC to upgrade Camotes’ power Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – December 29, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The National Power Corporation (NPC), initially merely a power provider, might go the extra mile and help with the upgrading of Camotes’ distribution lines to solve the island’s power fluctuation problem. Last December 20, NPC President and CEO Pio J. …

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Teenager nabbed for illegal drugs

Teenager nabbed for illegal drugs Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 28, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A 15-year-old high-value target was arrested by the operatives of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) City Intelligence Branch (CIB) in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Galili, Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City. CIB Chief Randy Caballes told reporters that …

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Cop survives murder attempt

Cop survives murder attempt Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – December 28, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A policeman had a gunshot wound while his nine-year-old niece got injured in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City last Thursday night. The victim was identified as Patrolman Fercival Eborlas, 47, a resident of the same barangay. Police Master Sergeant …

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‘Ursula’ leaves P66M damage

‘Ursula’ leaves P66M damage CEBU, Philippines — Tropical storm Ursula left an initial damage of at least P66 million to infrastructure and agriculture in the towns of Medellin and Daanbantayan, prompting the two local government units to declare a state of calamity. Medellin Mayor Joven Mondigo Jr. estimated an initial amount of damage to residential houses and agriculture in …

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