27 e-sabong operators nabbed in Minglanilla

AT LEAST 27 illegal cockfight (e-sabong) operators were nabbed in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu. The operatives of Provincial Intelligence Unit and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company carried out the operation at 5 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, after receiving information about the suspects’ involvement in illegal cockfights and finding out that the Amenic […]

Briones: Press release

The fact that the illegal drug problem continues to exist and, judging by the recent arrests and seizures, flourish means something is going on that the rest of the public is not aware of. That is, until the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) appealed to all full-fledged police colonels and generals to […]

Pawnshop owner gunned down

A 58-YEAR-OLD pawnshop owner was killed by an unidentified gunman while he was onboard his motorcycle in downtown Cebu City on Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2023. The fatality was identified as Joseph Canonigo, a resident of Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City. Investigation showed that Canonigo was driving his motorcycle along downtown Cebu City when upon stopping […]

EXPLAINER: Abellanosa ordinance on ‘anti-violence and school safety’ draws activist flak. Protesters see it as attempt to muzzle academic freedom. Police had admitted they don’t have enough people for Cebu City schools.

A PUBLIC hearing by the Cebu City Council Wednesday, January 18, 2023 on the proposed ordinance titled “Anti-Violence and School Safety Ordinance” drew opposition from the student council and a faculty organization of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu. The ordinance, filed by Councilor Jose Lorenzo Abellanosa, mainly requires schools “to submit its calendar of […]

Police told to stop ‘victim blaming’

SYMPATHIZERS of two activists who were abducted last Jan. 10, 2023 by supposed government agents are calling on the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7) to refrain from redirecting the blame on the victims. In a statement, Karapatan-Central Visayas spokesperson Dennis Abarrientos condemned the police for putting the blame on activists Armand Jake Dayoha and […]