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2 teens yield gun, drugs after chase

2 teens yield gun, drugs after chase Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – November 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Two male minors were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and suspected illegal drugs in Sitio Bayanihan, Barangay Basak Pardo in Cebu City on Sunday dawn. According to Police Corporal Jessie Yap of Pardo Police Station, they …

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Sex for P150 in Talisay?: 5 ‘pimps’ nabbed, 8 women rescued

Sex for P150 in Talisay?: 5 ‘pimps’ nabbed, 8 women rescued Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – November 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Five alleged pimps were arrested while eight women were rescued in an anti-trafficking entrapment operation conducted by the police Sunday dawn in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Tabunok in Talisay City. The arrested suspects were …

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Mayor orders probe

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – November 17, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the City Legal Office to investigate 20 city workers who tested positive for using illegal drugs. The 20 include two from the Parks and Playground Commission, two from Department of General Services, 10 from Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, …

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Cutting of trees opposed

Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – November 17, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon said he is opposed to the request of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cut trees to make way for the road-widening project along N. Bacalso Avenue. Instead, Dizon proposed incorporating tree preservation in the road design. …

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City forms peace and order council

City forms peace and order council Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – November 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the creation of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) to ensure and maintain the peace and order in the city. Section 16 of the Local Government Code of 1991 or …

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Garcia wants north road project finished soon

Garcia wants north road project finished soon Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – November 16, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  To address the worsening traffic condition in the northern towns of Consolacion and Liloan, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has already intervened to expedite the completion of the Cebu North Coastal Road Project (CNCRP). Garcia met with her daughter, Liloan …

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On separate occasions: CH exec accused of sexual abuse

On separate occasions: CH exec accused of sexual abuse CEBU, Philippines — Three female employees of the Cebu City Hall have claimed they were sexually harassed by a division head under the Department of General Services. The employees have executed affidavits saying that Lorenzo Basamot, head of the Records and Archives Management Division (RAMD), allegedly sexually harassed them in …

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P8 million marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban

P8 million marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – November 15, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Police uprooted Thursday morning an estimated P8 million worth of marijuana plants in Sitio Capyoan Barangay Sunog, Balamban, Cebu. Three suspected cultivators were also arrested by the operatives of Balamban Police Station during the operation. Police Maj. …

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