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THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 arrested yesterday a 52-year-old police officer for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for a pregnant suspect’s freedom.
An NBI 7 team, led by agent Teddy Saavedra, conducted an entrapment operation for PO2 Joselito Laspiñas past 4 p.m. yesterday at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.
Michael Detuya, a catering service worker, said he was talking with Laspiñas about letting his live-in partner, Jennifer Lantaca, go free.
NETIZENS who knew canyoneering guide Aldrin “Ya Man” Carba expressed sympathy to the 26-year-old outdoor enthusiast’s family.
Carba died after going under the strong current of Kanlaob River in Alegria, Cebu.
Friends of Carba remembered him as a great outdoor enthusiast who kept them safe during their tours in the mountains, rivers and peaks in southern Cebu.
On her Facebook page, his sister Rachel wrote Aldrin will be buried on Aug. 3 in Moalboal.
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SEVEN policemen assigned in Talisay City are under investigation over allegations that they are coddling illegal drug operators.
Supt. Reycel Carmelo Dayon, Talisay City Police Station chief, told reporters they’ve already submitted the names of the policemen to the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).
THE Talisay City Government launched its own Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) team yesterday morning.
The eight-man team showed off their skills before Mayor Johnny delos Reyes and local police officials during an exhibition around 10 a.m., following a month-long training.
They performed a hostage simulation.
Supt. Reycel Carmelo Dayon, Talisay City Police Station chief, said they can now handle cases, such as hostage taking and terrorist situations, among others.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III announced in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) Monday the approval of rehabilitation and recovery plans for Cebu and five other areas that suffered from last year’s calamities.
THE Department of Health (DOH) has given the Cebu City Government a license to operate and a permit to construct the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).
This was disclosed yesterday by Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 has refused to cut seven diseased acacia trees along the national highway in the City of Naga despite an extended special cutting permit issued to it.
In a letter to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 Executive Director Isabelo Montejo, DPWH 7 Director Ador Canlas said they would not cut the trees because they cannot comply with the permit’s condition that they plant 100 tree seedlings for every tree they cut.
SEVERAL cause-oriented groups held a protest yesterday before President Benigno Aquion III delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Among the groups that participated were the Pinagkaisang Samahan nga mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), Anak Pawis, Bayan Muna, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Bayan.
Around 200 of their members marched from Fuente Osmeña Circle to Colon St. in Cebu City at 10 a.m.
They converged at the rotunda an hour before.
A FEMALE official of the Compostela National High School was surprised when she learned yesterday morning that a faculty member allegedly pimped four girls to foreigners.
The official, who requested anonymity, said they will investigate the teacher, who handles music, arts, physical education and health.
ANOTHER Facebook user from Cebu City is facing trial for allegedly maligning the reputation of another woman on the social network site.
Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Ricky Jones Macabaya found evidence to indict Maryjell Truscott of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City for libel.
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THE provincial government and local government units (LGUs) in Yolanda-hit northern Cebu got what they wanted from President Noynoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) yesterday. The President mentioned his approval of the rehabilitation plans for Cebu, Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Tacloban City and Iloilo.