Cebu City to allow contact sports ‘soon’

CEBU City officials have announced that they will allow the holding of contact sports in the city “very soon.” However, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementer, was quick to add that only individuals vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will be allowed to play contact sports. Garganera met with the […]

Councilor Ruiz seeks incentives for drug-cleared barangays

WITH Mandaue City’s success of having Bakilid as its first drug-cleared barangay, City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz will pass a resolution asking the City to allocate P2 million as incentive for the four barangays with impending drug-cleared statuses. The incentives, if the resolution is approved by the City Council, would be sourced from the general fund, […]

Bakilid to receive P500K after being declared ‘drug cleared’

AFTER being declared as the first drug-cleared barangay in Mandaue City, Barangay Bakilid will receive half a million pesos in cash incentives from the City Anti-Drug Abuse Committee (Cadac) next year. On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Visayas declared Barangay […]

Brgy councilor, cohort arrested for murdering Asturias village chief

OPERATIVES of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested two men, including a barangay councilor, who were accused of killing a village chief and injuring a tanod from Asturias town on Sept. 16, 2021. Police arrested Ricardo Bohol, a barangay councilor of Kaluangan, Asturias town; and Richard Gonzaga, were arrested in the same barangay […]

Gratuity pay for Cebu City barangay officials gets Council nod

THE Cebu City Council approved on third and final reading the ordinance that establishes a retirement gratuity benefit for elected barangay officials, which is now awaiting the mayor’s signature. The measure was approved during the City Council’s regular session on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. As stated in Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia’s ordinance, barangay captains will […]

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 […]