7 pupils, 2 others dead in Boljoon, Cebu mishap

CEBU CITY — Seven elementary pupils and two other passengers were confirmed dead in a road accident in Boljoon, Cebu, Friday morning, July 19, 2019. Sixteen other passengers were also rushed to nearby government hospital for various injuries. The victims were onboard a government-owned dumptruck when the accident happened. Boljoon Mayor Merlou Derama said the …

OPAV clarifies PUV modernization program

CEBU CITY — Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dini intervened on Thursday, July 18, in the issue on the implementationof the Public UtilityVehicle (PUV) Modernization Program that is being implemented in Mactan Island. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan earlier rejected the additional deployment of 75 units of e-jeepneys in Mactan Island. Mayor …

Garma is new PCSO boss

CEBU CITY — Cebu City Police Director Royina Garma is the new general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech Monday night, June 24, 2019 announced Garma’s appointment as the new PCSO general manager replacing retired Marine general Alexander Balutan. Duterte fired Balutan in March due to corruption …

KFR gang busted, P10M drugs seized in drug ops

DAVAO CITY — Three members of a notorious kidnap-for-ransom group were arrested Wednesday afternoon and P10.2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in Zamboanga Sibugay. Firearms and explosives were recovered from the suspects: Nicanel Maningo, Benhazer Anduhol and Solaiman Calon in a raid in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Lt. Col. Don Templonuevo, Army’s …