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Duterte can't just rely on cops to end drugs – Mayor Osmeña

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

WORD OF ADVICE. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña praises the 'drug war' of President Rodrigo Duterte then points the administration to look at other solutions to solve the drug problem. Rappler screenshot

Ex-barangay captain in Cebu survives ambush attempt

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM

One of the assailants killed is identified as PO3 Eugene Alcain Calumba

Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

People surrounding the small casket chant for justice before 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is laid to rest nearly two weeks after he was killed

Photo from the Facebook page of Justice for Blayden Skyler Abatayo.

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 4 anti-drug cops tested negative for gunpowder traces, but this does not get them completely off the hook, says the Philippine National Police

'JUSTICE FOR SKYLER'. Four cops have been sacked following the death of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo, killed by a stray bullet just after studying at home. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Cebu City police chief sure cops did not fire gun that killed Skyler

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Cebu City chief Royina Garma says the stray bullet that took the life of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is not from a police pistol

CONFIDENT. Superintendent Royina Garma is sure police did not fire the gun which killed Skyler Abatayo. Photo from Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

Skyler Abatayo hit by stray bullet after doing school assignment

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The four-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-drug operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City

KILLED. 3-year-old Skyler Abatayo was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Police say Skyler Abatayo was killed by a bullet from drug suspects and not from cops, but this has yet to be proven by a ballistics examination

KILLED. Four-year-old Skyler Abatayo was slain by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Cebu City barangay councilor shot dead near barangay hall

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Barangay Kalunasan Councilor Roel Mabano is shot dead near their barangay hall in Cebu City

SHOT DEAD. Cebu City Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. Cebu police photo

Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,' Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2018

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Brawl at FIBA: PHI vs AUS July 2. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lawyer dead, wife in critical condition after home ambush in Cebu

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Lawyer Salvador Solima is killed while his wife Verose is in critical condition. A suspect riding in tandem with an accomplice shot them inside their own home, police say.

AMBUSHED. Salvador Solima and his wife Verose are ambushed by riding-in-tandem killers, police say.

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City

May 02, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The High Court junks the appeal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

After library, Cebu City's sports complex will now be open 24/7 too

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:26 PM

A BPO worker tries the tack used by another netizen. He relays his request for improved services via Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page, and it's immediately granted

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

LOOK: Cebu City library to start 24/7 operations on March 8

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:41 PM

In the long term, Mayor Tommy Osmeña promises that other rooms in the building will be repurposed to 'give students doing group work a place to talk'

Photo from Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 8, 2018

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

CHA-CHA. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hints at her opposition to Charter Change or Cha-Cha in a speech delivered before students of St. Scholastica's College Manila on March 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Thanks to netizen’s request, Cebu City library will be open 24/7

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:57 PM

An engineering student messages Mayor Tommy Osmeña on Facebook, wishing the public library remains open overnight so students won't need to hang out at fast food restaurants to study

Australian in Cebu sentenced to life for sexual trafficking of girls

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Drew Frederick Shobbrook sexually exploits the girls and records them, then sells the videos on the internet

Australian national Drew Frederick Shobbrook is convicted by a Cebu court of human trafficking on February 20, 2018, with a sentence of life imprisonment. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Gwen Garcia and the Balili property: A tale of two controversies

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The Balili cases also tell the story of the tangled web that is the local politics of vote-rich Cebu

EMBATTLED. The former governor and current deputy speaker faces yet another controversy over her stint as Cebu governor. File photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

Fire hits Cebu mall

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) Metro Gaisano says the fire was detected 9:30 pm on Friday, when smoke was seen emanating from the toys stockroom of the Metro Ayala Center building

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to put out the fire at the Metro Ayala Center in Cebu on January 6, 2017. Photo by Romeo Marantal

Extraction of vintage bomb, evacuation of Cebu I.T. Park postponed

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATE) The Cebu I.T. Park is where most of the city's business process outsourcing companies are located

Global Cebu FC wants to host PFL finals in Cebu City Sports Complex

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Global makes up for not hosting their home semis match in Cebu by appealing to bring the finals to their home pitch

HOME PITCH. Global Cebu FC will be facing Ceres Negros at home. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

Duterte appoints Renato Osmeña Jr as Cebu City councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Junjun Osmeña replaces Nendell Hanz Abella, who has been appointed National Labor Relations Commission commissioner in August

NEW COUNCILOR. Renato 'Junjun' Osmeña Jr is the new councilor of Cebu City after he was appointed to fill in the vacancy left by Nendell Hanz Abella. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook page

Tabal aims for record 5th Milo Marathon queen title

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal is favored as she will be racing over a familiar route when the Milo Marathon National Finals will be held for the first time in her home city of Cebu

UC, Unit 5 rule Cebu City Olympics 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:01 PM

A total of 5 records are broken in the swimming events of the Cebu City Olympics

CELEBRATORY. Opening ceremonies of the Cebu City Olympics at the Cebu City Sports Cente. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Cebu City barangay chief killed in ambush

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo 'Imok' Rupinta is gunned down in Liloan town

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