Justice dep’t says all hands on deck for investigation of broadcaster’s murder 

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday said an inter-agency investigation is underway for the killing of a radio broadcaster on Monday evening, which had been denounced by media groups, various sectors, and foreign governments.  “We will look at all the facts relevant to the case because there’s really no room for this behavior,” DoJ […]

Sari-sari store owner who ‘squeezed’ customer’s breast in spirit of fun in police custody

CARCAR City police arrested a sari-sari store owner in Sitio Cabiawon, Barangay Valencia, Carcar City, Cebu on Saturday night, October 2, 2022, hours after he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female customer. They identified the suspect as 58-year-old Alejandro Alicaway. According to Lieutenant Colonel Ardioleto Cabagnot, chief of the Carcar City Police Station, the victim and […]

Rama picks Dalugdog as city police chief

MAYOR Michael Rama has recommended a new police chief to lead the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) in the implementation of ‘Oplan Disiplina.’Rama told reporters Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, that he has selected Police Col. Ireneo Dalugdog to be the new CCPO Director.Rama said he is just waiting for Dalugdog’s official appointment from the Philippine […]

Nearly P2 million shabu seized in Bohol; 4 persons, including a woman, fall

NEARLY P2 million worth of suspected shabu were confiscated in two separate buy-bust in Bohol on Thursday evening, September 22, 2022.The operatives of Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU) Central Visayas in Bohol headed by Police Lieutenant Edcel Petecio conducted the drug raid based on the directive of RPDEU 7 head Lieutenant Colonel Ronnie Failoga, […]

Qatar government planning for World Cup fans to avoid prosecution for minor offenses, such as drunkenness

DOHA — World Cup fans in Qatar caught committing minor offenses such as public drunkenness will escape prosecution under plans being developed by authorities in the conservative Muslim host nation, a diplomat and a person familiar with Qatari briefings to foreign police told Reuters. While the policing strategy for the competition, which kicks off in […]

DoJ dismisses cyber-libel case vs lawmakers 

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have dismissed a cyber-libel complaint against several congressmen who had accused police of planting evidence and labeling some people communists.  The Department of Justice (DoJ) junked the complaint against Party-list Reps. Arlene D. Brosas and former Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate, according to a copy of a six-page resolution sent to reporters […]

Man involved in road mishap nabbed for ‘shabu’

A 26-year-old man engaged in a road accident ended up getting arrested after police discovered a sachet of shabu and drug paraphernalia in his motorcycle’s u-box compartment in Compostela town, northern Cebu on Saturday morning, September 3, 2022.Lieutenant Andrew Rellanos, officer-in-charge of Compostela Police Station, identified the suspect as Jesriel Autencio, of Barangay Catarman, Lilo-an […]

Philippine police to boost presence starting September

FILIPINOS should expect increased police presence in the coming days, as the government anticipates more crimes as the Christmas holidays near, the Philippine National Police said on Wednesday.  “We always anticipate an increase in crimes during ‘ber’ months,” national police chief Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr. told a televised news briefing.   “We will be deploying mobile […]

PRO 7 awards police officers, units during PNP fete

SEVERAL police officials and units in Central Visayas were recognized during the 121st Police Service Anniversary on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.Officials of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7) led by Brig. Gen. Roque Eduardo Vega awarded the following commissioned, non-commission personnel and police units to the Philippine National Police’s campaign to maintain peace and […]