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 […]

30 police generals, colonels resign in Central Visayas

TWO police brigadier generals and 28 full-fledged police colonels of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Support Unit tendered their courtesy resignation on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The move came after the call of Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. for all full-fledged police colonels and generals in […]

Philippine police chief quits amid call to rid ranks of drug scalawags

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES’ national police chief on Thursday quit his job after a call for hundreds of high-ranking police officers to resign and help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. submitted his resignation letter to […]

Top Philippine cops urged to quit to cleanse their ranks of illegal drugs

By John Victor D. Ordoñez and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters THE PHILIPPINES Interior Secretary on Wednesday called on hundreds of high-ranking police officers to quit to help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. “It is coming out that there are generals and colonels involved in illegal drug activities,” […]

Vendors of firecrackers, pyrotechnics compliant, say police, fire execs

FIRECRACKER and pyrotechnics sellers in Lapu-Lapu City have so far been compliant with the guidelines set by local authorities. This was what Lt. Col. Wilfredo Alarcon, deputy director for operations of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), said following their surprise joint inspection with officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Barangay Babag 2 […]

Cop killed wife inside WCPD

A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was shot dead by her husband inside the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) Office in the City of Naga, Cebu Sunday, December 25, 2022. The victim was identified as Heronia Mata, 39, a resident of Sitio Tabtoy, Barangay Tuyan, City of Naga. Authorities identified the suspect as Police Staff Sergeant Fernando […]

2 hurt in Lahug road accident

TWO people were hurt, one of them in critical condition, in a road accident on Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Police Senior Master Sergeant Edgardo Becoy of Mabolo Police Station 4 identified the victims as Razan Balodo, 42, from Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, and Karen May Napala, 34, who […]

Promodiser stabbed by own kin who suspected him of being police asset

A PROMODISER ended up in the hospital after he was stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning, December 18, 2022, in Sitio Sampig, Barangay Mantalongon in the southern town of Dalaguete, Cebu. The victim was identified as 30-year-old Raymond Selvano Glipa. Police arrested his relatives, 49-year-old Alejandro Besin Glipa and 25-year-old Jimmy Aventorado. The […]