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Minor nabbed with P1.9 million shabu

Minor nabbed with P1.9 million shabu (The Freeman) – January 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A 15-year-old boy, who was considered as a high-value target, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Sario, Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City early morning yesterday. Seized from him were 14 medium and large packs of shabu worth P1.9 million based on …

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More potent ecstasy

Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Authorities are keeping an eye on a more potent variety of the recreational drug ecstasy as parties are starting to roll out in Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival. Wardley Getalla, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, said this variety is called “crystal …

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Signal shutdown looms: Duterte to grace Sinulog

Signal shutdown looms: Duterte to grace Sinulog CEBU, Philippines —  President Rodrigo Duterte will be in Cebu on Sunday for the Sinulog festivities, the first time he will grace the occasion since ascending to the presidency in 2016. What the president’s scheduled visit means for the police is more stringent security measures that may possibly include a signal shutdown …

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P13 million shabu seized in Mandaue bust

P13 million shabu seized in Mandaue bust (The Freeman) – January 14, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Mandaue City police confiscated illegal drugs worth an estimated P13 million from a high-value target early Monday morning. The suspect, Dave Natividad, 30, a resident of Barangay Calamba, Cebu City, was arrested in Barangay Tipolo. “Makapagawas man si Dave og …

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Operation Smile to return to Cebu

Operation Smile to return to Cebu Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – January 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Brighter smiles await children born with cleft lips and cleft palates in the Province of Cebu. Sugbo TV, the official news leg of the Cebu Provincial Public Information Office (PIO), reported that a meeting was held between the Mariquita …

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Around 4T workers receive P110M in benefits from settled disputes

Around 4T workers receive P110M in benefits from settled disputes Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – January 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas has awarded over P110 million in monetary benefits to workers through its Single Entry Approach (SenA) program. At least 3,825 workers received P111,368,912 in benefits …

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Firecracker ban in Cebu proposed

Firecracker ban in Cebu proposed Alicia Chua (The Freeman) – January 12, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eugenio Gabuya has proposed an ordinance that seeks to ban firecrackers and the use of pyrotechnic materials in public places. In the ordinance entitled Firecrackers and Pyrotechnic Ban Ordinance in Public Places in Cebu City, it seeks to …

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LTO-7 backs habalhabal regulation

LTO-7 backs habalhabal regulation Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 10, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office-7 is supporting the Cebu City government in its move to regulate the operations of motorcycle taxis or habalhabal because of insufficient public transport system. LTO-7 Director Victor Caindec said those who are against the regulation of habalhabal …

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