Talisay brings vax efforts to brgys

WITH more of their citizens still not getting their Covid-19 jabs, officials of the Talisay City government are resorting to bringing their vaccination efforts closer to the people. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. told SunStar Cebu that with only few people coming to their four vaccination centers, they have started to implement […]

Samsam taps celebrities in Talisay vax campaign

TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. has tapped the help of celebrities and local personalities in order to convince his constituents to avail themselves of free Covid-19 vaccinations. In his official Facebook page, Gullas has tapped celebrities like Aiko Melendez, actor and entrepreneur Paul Jake Castillo and his wife, Kaye Abad-Castillo; Ellen Adarna, […]

Leisure biking allowed in Talisay but only for residents

MAYOR Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas announced Tuesday, August 17, that Talisay will allow leisure biking but only for its residents while the city is under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). The announcement, posted on Gullas’ Facebook account, came as the mayor’s response to Talisay City Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ace Pelare’s concern that bikers […]

NBI 7 collars ‘abortionists’

FIVE persons who allegedly claimed to be legitimate abortionists were caught in separate operations by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 on April 29, 2021. The suspects are Joey Paulino Guirigay, 38, a computer programmer from Tagbilaran City, Cebu; Francisca Abatayo Rebamonte, 42, a resident of Barangay Cogon Pardo, Cebu City; Gloria Dalogdog Gabutin, […]

Editorial: Tanke, Talisay

“Tiangge” or wet market, that was how anyone who had been to the coastal barangay of Tanke, Talisay would describe the bravado with which illegal drugs were sold in that corner of the city before 2016. The village seemed like a parallel universe with residents, local officials and the police reduced to inferior terms in […]

Editorial: Good cops and human rights

It certainly inspires a spate of reactions especially from critics of government. Malacañang appointed former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan as undersecretary at the Office of the President on Feb. 22, 2021. Cascolan was at the PNP’s helm from September to November 2020, but he was among those who conceived of the PNP’s anti-drug […]

Talisay now has drug-free brgy

A MOUNTAIN barangay is the first village in Talisay City to be declared drug-free by the Regional Anti-Drug Abuse Council. Barangay Tapul is the only barangay in Talisay City to have been declared drug-free since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016. In a statement on his official Facebook page, Talisay City Mayor Gerald […]