NFA rice shortage affects CPDRC, Cebu City Jail

CEBU, Philippines — Officials said the supply of NFA rice at Cebu’s two major facilities for inmates is running low amid a corresponding thinning of rice reserves at the National Food Authority-7. At the province-run Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), rice supply is expected to last until today only. CPDRC prison guard Carl dela Cruz, who was authorized …

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Woman dead, 3 others wounded in separate road accidents

Thursday, February 08, 2018 A WOMAN died and three persons were injured on Wednesday, February 7, in separate vehicular accidents in Carcar City and Argao, Cebu. Past 11 a.m., Mauricia Pantilgan died after she was hit by a motorcycle on the national highway in Sitio Kamagayan in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City. The victim was crossing the street when the incident …

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8 drug personalities nabbed in Cebu City

Thursday, February 08, 2018 EIGHT suspected drug personalities, including two women, were caught at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, in Lower Purok 3, Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City. Suspects yielded 17 packs of white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” to the operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas. The contraband weighed 50 grams with …

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Police rescue 16 minors from hazing

CEBU, Philippines — Authorities rescued 16 minors, 14 boys and two girls, and arrested three men during an initiation right in Barangay Daanlungsod, Medellin town Tuesday night. Senior Inspector Maria Teresa Gutierrez, chief of Medellin police station, told The FREEMAN that they received a report about a hazing activity in Sitio Mahayahay. The rescued minors are aged 15 to 17.  …

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Tracker teams formed to find Oberes’ “killers”

CEBU, Philippines — The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 has deployed tracker teams to run after the remaining four suspects behind the death of Philippine Air Force officer Mark Herbert Oberes, whose remains were left charred inside his car after being mauled and shot in Talisay City. Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery told reporters yesterday that he has directed units from the …

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Road of the ring, a fictional account (Conclusion)

“KUMUSTA biyahe mam, sir?” said Louis, from Cagayan de Oro, who picked us up from the airport. “Do you know where you are going? You will see a beautiful country. You might want to stay forever.” Louis is one of few Filipino OFWs and business owners who’ve made this country home. He drove us to Reykjavik where all the people …

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3 'pushers' nabbed in Liloan, Cebu

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 THREE suspected pushers were caught in a drug bust at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, Sitio Baas, Barangay San Vicente, Liloan town, Cebu. Jandy Goc-ong, 37; Joel Alibo Yaun, 33; and Dexter Mantuhac Pitogo, 20, yielded two grams of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” to the anti-narcotics operatives led by …

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Today you’ll envy the blessings of another or you’…

Today you’ll envy the blessings of another or you’ll bask in the wonder of the amazing grace you have been given. I wish I could say that I am always content. I wish I could say that I never complain. I wish I could say that I never want what others have. I wish I could say that I have …

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