Barangay captain arrested

THE village chief of Barangay Argawanon, San Remigio, Cebu was arrested on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2021 following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest for falsification of importation documents. Barangay Captain Denes Camay, 36, married, was apprehended over a case of falsification by private individual and use of falsified documents. Police Staff Sgt. […]

Bantayan barangay officials in hot water over ‘tigbakay’

THE barangay officials of Lipayran, an island barangay in Bantayan, northern Cebu, face the risk of being charged with administrative complaints for their alleged failure to stop an illegal cockfighting event, locally known as “tigbakay,” on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2021. Seven people, mostly fishermen, were arrested by the police during the raid, which happened […]

Bakilid is Mandaue’s first drug-free brgy

THE status of first “drug-free” barangay in Mandaue City will be awarded by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to Barangay Bakilid this month, according to the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac). Mandaue City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, Cadac focal person, said PDEA and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are currently processing the documentary requirements of […]

COA: 40 ineligible individuals in Minglanilla get SAP aid

THE Commission on Audit (COA) reported that the Municipal Government of Minglanilla, Cebu distributed around P240,000 worth of funds from the National Government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to 40 ineligible beneficiaries, including elected barangay officials and regular and job order employees working for the town. In its 2020 audit observation report, the COA states that […]

NBI 7 rescues 2 kids from drug den

TWO children, ages two and eight months old, were rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Central Visayas when they raided suspected drug dens in two barangays in Cebu City on Friday, June 25, 2021. Lawyer Renan Oliva, NBI 7 director, said they decided to rescue the two children after they were reportedly exposed […]

City mulls placing Inayawan under state of emergency over transfer station stench

CEBU City is currently facing two major concerns: the existing coronavirus pandemic and the perennial problem of garbage. Since Aljory Waste Management Solutions/Docast, which the City hired to haul garbage, has been barred from dumping garbage at the landfill in Barangay Binaliw until it pays the P17.6 million it owes ARN Central Waste Management Inc., […]

Lightning kills 2 in Mandaue City

TWO men were killed after they were struck by lightning while foraging shellfish in Sitio Pajara, Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021. Police identified the victims as Rey Cuyam, 28, a resident of Barangay Umapad; and Erwin Hirasol, 33, a resident of Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City. Glendo Demape, who works […]

Editorial: Pro-active in downpour season

Into the first few weeks after the Philippine weather bureau announced the start of the rainy season this month, the downpours in varying scale and intensity have already unleashed another cycle of flooding and landslides in our midst. A bit shortly before the bureau’s announcement, Tropical Storm Dante sent off heavy rain earlier than downfall, […]

‘Drug-cleared’ status conferred on Sto. Nino, Sudlon 1 in Cebu City

FOR the first time since the Duterte administration launched its war against illegal drugs in 2016, two barangays in Cebu City have been declared “drug-cleared” by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBC). Jonah John Rodriguez, head of the Cebu City Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap), identified the two barangays as Sto. […]

San Remigio gets enhanced farm-to-market road

FARMERS and residents in San Remigio town are now reaping the benefits of the rehabilitation of the 2.7-kilometer Kinawahan to Canagahan Farm-to-Market Road (FMR). In a statement, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-Department of Agriculture’s Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) 7 said the transformation of the road network provided comfort and ease for the locals […]