Juvenile Delinquency: They were young and restless (First of two parts)

CEBU, Philippines —  Most children his age are at school, learning how to read, write, add, and subtract. Before dusk, they’re out in the streets playing dakup-dakup, siyatong, or hide and seek. But when he was eight years old, Stephen Dano never had much time for games. He was a drug mule. Growing up in a squatter’s area in Barangay …

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Join us this weekend, as Pastor Mel Caparros conti…

Join us this weekend, as Pastor Mel Caparros continues preaching on the book of Habakkuk! We hope to see you! English Services: Saturday | 5PM Sunday | 9AM & 5PM Do you know that we also have Cebuano services? Cebuano Services: Sundays | 7AM & 2PM #LivingWordPH Source: https://www.facebook.com/175438565845089/posts/2071878436201083

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Cebu officials disagree on “anti-palo” bill

Cebu officials disagree on “anti-palo” bill CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, who chairs the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children, was saddened that the president vetoed the bill that would prohibit parents from spanking or imposing corporal punishment on their children.   “Sad to say, gi-veto but kami nga advocates to the protection of children, …

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3 killed in separate shootings

3 killed in separate shootings CEBU, Philippines — In less than 24 hours since Thursday evening, three people were killed while one survived in different shooting incidents across Cebu province.   Roland Ardiente, 39, a resident of Barangay Busay, Cebu City, had just come from buying milk for his baby before 10 p.m. Thursday. He did not reach home. …

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Lawyer: Big Hotel operated “legally”

CEBU, Philippines — The Mandaue City Council, during its session the other day, has ratified the deed of assignment between Katumanan Hardware and Cenore Corporation, which reportedly legalized Big Hotel’s operation. Cenore Corporation legal counsel Deolito Alvarez said that the ratification of the deed of assignment has put to rest the legal issue raised on the alleged lack of authority …

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Armed groups used by politicians: ‘Private armies’ in upland barangays

Armed groups used by politicians: ‘Private armies’ in upland barangays CEBU, Philippines — Police are tracking down at least eight armed groups allegedly used as private armies of some politicians in Cebu City for the upcoming midterm elections. Cebu City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Royina Garma said the groups are operating in the upland barangays of the city. …

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Garma to sue all anti-gov't protesters

Garma to sue all anti-gov’t protesters Mylen P. Manto (The Freeman) – February 28, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — All of them will be sued.   Cebu City Police Office Director Royina Garma yesterday clarified that not just the 10 but all protesters will be sued following an “unruly” protest rally outside the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 last …

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Lack of permits stalls construction of skate park

Lack of permits stalls construction of skate park Odessa O. Leyson (The Freeman) – February 28, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The processing of necessary permits has stalled the construction of a skate park at the back of Fort San Pedro.   It’s almost three months since the groundbreaking ceremony of the skate park but until now, construction …

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