Cebu City

Cebu hospital faces probe for demanding deposit from injured cop

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the recently passed Enhanced Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, promises to get to the bottom of how Chong Hua Hospital dealt with PO3 David Naraja Jr

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. Senator Risa Hontiveros, at the 888 News Forum in Cebu City Tuesday, November 7, 2017, seeks an investigation into a private hospital that allegedly asked an injured policeman for deposit before treating him. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Cebu City to use Grab, Uber for official trips, says mayor

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:59 PM

City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says this will achieve two things: save money on official vehicles, and track down where city employees are to make sure they are doing their jobs

EXPERIMENT. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña mandates his employees to use Grab and Uber for official trips to save on money and be tracked down.

Cebu City uses TNVS system to stop misuse of gov't vehicles

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'The days of government employees abusing taxpayer-owned vehicles are finally Uber,' Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña introduces a move to ensure the proper use of government vehicles. Photo from Cebu City PIO

IN PHOTOS: 'Relatively peaceful' Undas 2017 for Filipinos

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) A wanted man is arrested in Cebu City's Carreta Cemetery, while police secures the Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery or Wireless Cemetery for President Rodrigo Duterte's possible visit

RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. Thousands trooped the Carreta cemetery, one of the two most crowded cemeteries in Cebu City, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Suspects in robbery-slay of retired cop nabbed in Cebu

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Police track down the principal suspects in the killing of Jose Medrano Sering Jr after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place

2016 POLLS. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong (left) talks about supposed anomalies during the 2016 elections in a media forum at Club Filipino in San Juan City on October 25, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

OPAV's Dino wants holiday in Cebu for Cardinal Vidal's burial

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The Cardinal will be buried on October 26

CEBU'S CARDINAL. Workers prepare the site for the wake of cardinal vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

New sports complex soon to rise in Cebu

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The soon-to-rise sporting complex has an area of more than 12,000 square meters and will house two FIFA-standard size playing facilities, one outdoor and one indoor, as well as other facilities

NEW COMPLEX. "The soon-to-rise sporting complex has an area of more than 12,000 square meters and will house two FIFA-standard size playing facilities, one outdoor and one indoor." Photo from Dynamic Sports Complex Inc

2 kids, man killed in Cebu flood

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The victims have been swept by flood when the footbridge they were standing on collapses

RIVERSIDE. Sitio Riverside Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, is flooded after a heavy downpour before noon of September 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 teachers soldiers and cops chosen as the Metrobank Foundation s Outstanding Filipinos for 2017

OUTSTANDING FILIPINO. Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 Filipinos to receive the prestigious award from the Metrobank Foundation. Photo from the Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

Subpoena served on alleged drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being one of the biggest drug traders alias Jaguar is ordered to appear at the justice department in two weeks

Ex-Cebu City councilor uses public funds to pay girlfriend's cook

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Former Councilor Gerardo Carillo is banned from holding public office and his retirement benefits are forfeited according to the Ombudsman

Café Talk: A cozy spot at the heart of Cebu City

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:33 AM

When in Cebu consider heading to this café for a quiet productive moment over coffee

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM

American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Wayne Melbourne Littlefield remains at large after going into hiding while his case was being tried Another suspect Australian Norman Johnson Henry is still at large and has not been tried in court

AT LARGE. Wayne Littlefield has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child abuse in Cebu. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Rescuers are still searching for two more missing persons in Carmen where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains

HEAVY FLOOD. At least 73 houses are washed away in Carmen, Cebu, following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising. Photo by Don John Lery Pupz

Peter Lim's nephew surrenders over road rage

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:03 AM

UPDATED David Lim Jr who is the prime suspect in a road rage case in Cebu City surrenders early Tuesday March 21

PRIME SUSPECT. A mugshot of David Lim Jr., taken March 21, 2017. Photo courtesy Police Regional Regional Office 7

COA: Mandaue, Cebu City execs liable for P44-M lamppost deal

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

City officials fail to show there was an imminent danger to life or property due to man made or natural calamities which would have been the only justification for procurement negotiations for the lampposts

Cebu City mayor to BDO: You can't fool us

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

A janitor in city hall pays about P5 000 a year in taxes this BDO branch pays city hall P2 000 a year One guesses: Who is richer? asks Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

ALIS DIYAN. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña tells BDO 'We will not miss you,' in a statement posted on his official Facebook page on Friday, February 10.

With Cebu City cell sites down, Sinulog revelers switch to FireChat

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Cebuanos turn to the popular app to send and receive messages as the city shuts down its cellular network over terrorism concerns

Cebu to shut down cellular signals during Sinulog

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says the network shutdown is necessary for security and gives assurances that police and medical personnel will remain easily reachable

SAFETY MEASURES. The Cebu City government is undertaking security measures in preparation for this year's celebration of the Sinulog Festival. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Healing the stigma of HIV

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:15 PM

In an environment where government policies restrict interventions reaching out through kindness and acceptance becomes a way to address HIV

EPIDEMIC. Cebu has seen one of the biggest explosions in infection rates, specifically among people who inject drugs (PWID) and share needles. Photo by Veejay Villafranca

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

UV Baby Lancer Rosete keeps the faith at Batang Pinoy

Dec 11, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Jake Justin Perry Rosete a Davao native playing for the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers finds strength in family support and the Sto Nino

#ClimateActionPH: Fighting coal with information drives, social media

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Barangay Sawang Calero s successful campaign against a coal fired power plant inspired youth and community leaders in Cebu to take steps to protect the environment

Mixed fates for Cebu City hoops teams at Batang Pinoy

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:59 AM

The Cebu City boys team wins the 3x3 title over Zamboanga City while the girls team loses to Davao City

HOOP DREAMS. Justin Jake Perry Rosete of Cebu City rises to the rim during a win over Zamboanga City. Photo by Adam Morrell/Rappler

Batang Pinoy: Cebu City begins gold rush in Tagum

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Team Cebu City has bounced back and now leads in the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Finals

GOLD RUSH. Team Cebu City manned by members of the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 3-on-3 Boys Basketball after topping their bracket by winning all their 4 games in the eliminations. Photo by Adam Morrell

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Cebu's battle vs coal

Nov 28, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Join the discussion on Rappler Talk with climate action advocates on November 28 Monday at 11 am

Adolescence is a dangerous time for young gay men in the Philippines

Nov 24, 2016 - 2:03 PM

I was very confident that I would not have HIV because I thought there was no HIV here in Cebu City When I was handed the HIV positive result it was really difficult

NBA Store to open in Cebu City

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The NBA Store which will be the first in the Visayas will have products featuring all 30 teams of the league

NBA STORE IN CEBU. An NBA Store is set to open in Cebu City. Photo from Jonas Panerio's Facebook page

Killed: 2 suspects in murder of Kerwin Espinosa's ex-wife

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Richard Jungoy and Michael Lendio suspects in the murder of Kerwin Espinosa s ex wife Annalou Llaguno are shot dead in Cebu City

#NotOnMyWatch trends in Cebu City

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Cebuanos pledge to fight corruption – whether big or small Join the campaign and share your personal pledge using NotOnMyWatch

#NotOnMyWatch Cebu: Improper use of time, money is corruption

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Local leaders and public officials ask Cebuanos to be more proactive in fighting corruption

#NOTONMYWATCH. Rappler went to University of Southern Philippines Foundation in Cebu City as part of the #NotOnMyWatch caravan. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Cebu City Rep Abellanosa charged with graft

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The lawmaker is accused of having an unlawful interest in Cebu City’s distribution of P51 065 million in scholarship programs when he was a city councilor in 2011

GRAFT CASE. Cebu City Representative Rodrigo Abellanosa faces graft charges before the Sandiganbayan. Photo from the Facebook page of Rep Rodrigo Abellanosa

#NotOnMyWatch caravan goes to Cebu

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:06 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the NotOnMyWatch caravan in Cebu City on October 14 to 15


7 arrested in Cebu for making bomb jokes since Davao blast

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Since the September 2 Davao bombing where 15 people died authorities in Cebu have been stricter in implementing Presidential Decree 1767

Woman linked to Kerwin Espinosa killed in Cebu City

Oct 01, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Police are investigating Annalou Llaguno s possible romantic links to suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa as a possible motive

Michael Dino: President Duterte’s man in the Visayas

Sep 17, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The first time public servant says I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t believe this administration is our best chance at changing the country

Cebu City's Osmeña gets police powers back

Sep 04, 2016 - 2:17 PM

While Osmeña is expected to get his police powers back the National Police Commission s Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao says 30 other local executives will lose theirs

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Majority of ex Cebu City mayor Mike Rama s local allies join PDP Laban but Rama who was on President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list does not switch parties

Inside a drug den

Aug 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Months before Rodrigo Duterte s overwhelming victory as president we got a glimpse of a drug den and saw how one man working with different support groups is trying to save lives

The Dangerous Drugs Board describes the typical drug user as male, between the ages of 20-29. He has finished high school, is employed and married. The most commonly used drugs are shabu, marijuana and inhalants (contact cement). This is according to a 2012 Household Survey on the Nature and Extent of Drug Use in the Philippines conducted by the Dangerous Drugs Board and the Philippine Normal University.

Cebu City top cop: Drug syndicates behind killings

Aug 27, 2016 - 7:34 AM

When one squeals a fellow pusher will be angry because that means we would have identified a witness says Cebu City police director Joel Doria

Rebel or missionary? 'Senior NPA member' arrested in Cebu

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The police arrest Adelfa Toledo an alleged senior NPA member in Cebu City but the suspect and her supporters claim she is Amelia Amy Pond a missionary and educator to Lumads

COA disallows P597M cash aid program of Cebu City gov't

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:37 PM

The audit report released Thursday August 18 says the city government failed to observe the correct procedures for cash grant releases

Osmeña challenges Dela Rosa: Name the 'trusted police colonel'

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:34 PM

PNP Director General Ronald Bato Dela Rosa accuses one of Osmeña s trusted police colonels of accepting money from drug lords But Dela Rosa wouldn t name names

AFP, PNP to meet with Cebu City this week to discuss 'joint patrols'

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:25 PM

The joint meeting will set guidelines for joint patrols between PNP and the military

Cebu jail raid: warden owns fighting cocks seized by cops?

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The early morning raids of the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and the Cebu City Jail yield P4 6 million in cash shabu and drug paraphernalia among others

Former Aklan mayor convicted over 2004 slay of radio broadcaster

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:11 PM

A Cebu City court found former Lezo mayor Alfredo Arcenio guilty of homicide for the 2004 killing of radio broadcaster Herson Hinolan

Cebu City's Osmeña defends record fighting drugs, crime

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The mayor cites the arrest of most wanted pushers in Cebu City the building of rehab facility the allowances of cops and provision of vehicles They don t consider that support?

DEFENDING HIS RECORD. Photo from Tommy Osmena's Facebook page.