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Arrests, killings not enough to solve Cebu drug problem – regional police

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:32 AM

There has to be intervention too, says Central Visayas police chief Debold Sinas, like rehabilitation and the provision of livelihood to reintegrated citizens

CEBU'S DRUG PROBLEM. Image of Debold Sinas from pnppro7.org. Surrenderees photo from Cebu City PNP PRO 7 Twitter account. File image of Jaime Mata's body from Facebook account of Lymar Tan.

Police link drug syndicate to killing of young Cebu couple

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Central Visayas police say they have evidence showing the male victim was involved in the illegal drug trade

The body of Jaime Mata is found dead in Barangay San Roque, Lilo-an town, Cebu on July 24.

Baguio's Bea Mendoza claims 2 chess golds in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Mendoza, a Grade 11 student, snatches golds in the individual and team in chess blitz for high school girls

DOUBLE GOLD. File photo of Bea Mendoza, a senior high school student of University of Baguio, who has won two gold medals so far in Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Rene Pascua/ubaguio.edu

Labor groups seek wage hike for Central Visayas

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One petition is for an across-the-board daily wage increase of P155.80, while another petition wants an increase of P120

CIDG to DOJ: Stop witness protection for 'uncooperative' Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.

WORTHY OF PROTECTION? Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP to use subpoena powers if Lim, Espinosa drug charges dismissed

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan also says alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has recanted his confession at a 2016 Senate hearing that he was involved in illegal drugs

UNDER OATH. Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa takes his oath before testifying at the Senate hearing on the illegal drug trade in November 2016. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

DOJ clears Cebu businessman Peter Lim of drug trade charges

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:20 PM

In doing so, the DOJ also clears Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and alleged supplier Lovely Impal

Alleged Druglord Peter Lim with his councel arrive to attend the preliminary investigation on the illegal drug trade in Regions 7 and 8 at the DOJ in Manila on August 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Panglao island next in DENR 'crackdown on environmental violators'

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:49 PM

A regional investigating team is tasked to find out the establishments in Panglao Bay that are violating the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Management Act

UP NEXT. The environment department says Bohol's Panglao island is next in its crackdown of beach resorts and establishments that are violating environmental laws.

31 hurt in Cebu vehicular crash

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Among those injured are 18 minors, who are returning from a youth camp

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

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

Cebu’s tourism remains vibrant despite foreign travel warnings

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Superintendent Jonathan Cabal of the Central Visayas police calls on foreign embassies to lift the travel warnings they have issued on the region since 2016

Landslide, flashflood warnings up in Central Visayas

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The low pressure area that looms over north Coron in Palawan threatens Central Visayas – Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental – with moderate to occasional heavy rains

Retain Negros Island regional offices, local execs urge Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Under the NIR 14 regional offices are housed in Bacolod City Negros Occidental while 16 others are in Dumaguete City Negros Oriental

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration s priorities even if it excludes the long time dream of his people

Duterte dissolves Negros Island Region

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s new executive order returns Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to Western Visayas and Central Visayas respectively

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

NCR, Central Visayas rule Palarong Pambansa 2017 football

Apr 29, 2017 - 1:16 PM

NCR defends the championship title against Western Visayas in secondary football while Central Visayas defeats Western Visayas for the elementary football title

NCR clobbers host region WVRAA (Region VI), 3-1 to win the Gold in the Secondary Boys Football at the Binirayan Sports Complex on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

Central Visayas clinches 3-peat in secondary badminton mixed doubles

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Cebu based Dean Tungul and Tricia Opon power up a 4 0 run in the last few minutes to equip a 10 point advantage 17 7 to stop the attempt of the Davao tandem to freeze their streak

PAYS OFF. Occupying first place, the Central Visayas (middle) proudly receive their gold medals. Davao Region receive silvers while National Capital Region (NCR) are satisfied in bronze medals. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Western Visayas, NCR advance to secondary basketball finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Western Visayas defeats the Calabarzon squad at a score of 79 59 NCR wins against Central Visasyas by a colossal margin at 72 45

JUBILANT. The gutsy secondary boys from Western Visayas celebrate their victory over the Calabarzon squad. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Iloilo triplets hoard Arnis gold in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:28 PM

John Clark John Carl and John Christian Segutier of Western Visayas Region wins 2 Gold medals in Individual solo baston and individual double baston 2 gold medals in team solo baston and team espada y daga

TRIPLE TROUBLE. (L-R) John Christian, John Clark Segutier, and John Carl bond over Arnis. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Central Visayas secondary football team recruited by UAAP, NCAA schools

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Central Visayas might have bid goodbye to their Palaro 2017 stint but their future is bright as majority of the boys from Region 7 are being recruited by renowned colleges and universities in Manila

UP IN THE AIR. A defender from Central Visayas gives his all as he tries to stop Calabarzon from scoring a goal during the quarterfinal match at the Binirayan Sports Complex Football Pitch. Photo by Alexx Esponga/ Rappler

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Central Luzon clinches first win in sepak takraw elementary boys

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Central Luzon clinches their first win on their first game during the knock out elimination round against Negros Island Region

FIRST WIN. Central Luzon's John Gabriel Saddi hustles up the ball to set it for his teammate. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

Secondary basketball boys recap: Calabarzon, NCR, Regions VII, VI head to semis

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The 4 regions end the Palarong Pambansa 2017 journey of Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Davao and Caraga

SHOT ATTEMPT. Wilmar Oftana of Region XIII (29) rises for a floater against the Calabarzon defense. Photo by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

Central, Western Visayas survive secondary boys tennis knock-outs

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Gener Francis Lambayan of Region VII survives NIR s KC Baran while Alfrancis Andrade of Region VI wins a nail biter against Mimaropa s MP Ong

BEATING THE HEAT. Genaro Lambayan, victorious in his first match against Region 7, strides under the Antique heat. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

NCR conquers Central Visayas in Palarong Pambansa 2017 futsal

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The National Capital Region upends a tough Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association CVRAA team via a 2 0 victory even without substitutions

PRE-GAME JITTERS. The National Capital Region and Central Visayas Region teams huddle before the game. Photo by Shawnrick Pacura/ Rappler

Cebu swimmer turns family tragedy to triumph

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:14 PM

When the older brother of Andrew Remolino committed suicide he couldn t bring himself to train Now he uses his memory as motivation

TALENTED SWIMMER. Andrew Remolino, Remolino, who finished this year’s CVIRAA with two gold medals and 4 silver medals, hides his grief behind an infectious smile. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

DOH to expand school-based dengue immunization to Central Visayas

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM

But the department will hold itself after 5 years before implementing the program nationwide

Police tighten security in Cebu, Central Visayas after Davao blast

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:50 PM

While there have been no specific threats made on the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines police officials say they will not be complacent in ramping up security in the region

Nubain new favored drug of Cebu's shabu users – PDEA

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Prices of shabu have soared to P6 500 per gram from P1 500 because of the government s war on drugs leading drug addicts to a cheaper alternative

Central Visayas top cop on Duterte drug list: 'May kasunod pa'

Aug 08, 2016 - 9:44 PM

The first list came from Duterte s own intelligence while Region 7 police would send their own list to PNP Director Ronald Bato Dela Rosa

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Cebu private hospitals tapped to help treat drug suspects

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Over 20 000 drug users and dealers in Cebu and 40 000 in the Central Visayas have identified themselves to the local police

New Central Visayas top cop to men: Produce results or be relieved

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño gives police officers in the region until Friday July 8 to arrest top drug personalities in their areas

Cebu City to join #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:37 PM

While the earthquake drill on June 22 aims to simulate the possible scenarios of the movement of the West Valley Fault in Metro Manila and nearby provinces Cebu province is not exempted from the threat of an imminent earthquake

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. The drill aimed to inform students and participants about disaster risk and assessing the school's ability to respond to emergency situations.  Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Negros Occidental polls delayed by 'ballot switching'

May 09, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Incidents of wrongly delivered ballots cause delays in certain towns and cities in Negros Occidental

Image by Nico Villarete / Rappler

NCR cops secondary boys football title in heated Palaro final

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:05 PM

NCR plays with 9 men in the second half as police intervene twice after repeated altercations in the secondary boys football final against Central Visayas at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

POLICE INTERVENTION. Police officers intervene twice in altercations during the 2016 Palarong Pambansa football final. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Calabarzon defeats Central Luzon to win Palaro secondary basketball title

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Thanks to a 33 19 third quarter led by the stellar play of Evan Nelle and Sam Abu Hijleh the San Beda laden Calabarzon routed its opponents

Central Visayas sweeps NCR to retain Palaro badminton doubles title

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Central Visayas overwhelms NCR to win back to back championships for the secondary badminton girls doubles category

Central Visayas athlete aims to make his overseas dad happy

Apr 11, 2016 - 1:48 PM

13 year old Rick Angelo Sotto s deepest source of motivation for Palarong Pambansa 2016 is his father who works in Saudi Arabia

Duterte to Cebu workers: Wage increase not the solution

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:52 PM

The presidential bet and his running mate Alan Cayetano tell Mactan Export Processing Zone workers in Lapu Lapu that their goal is to lower cost of living

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Of the P24 7 billion allocation from 2016 national budget Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela

The Santo Niño, IEC and Cebuano faith

Jan 24, 2016 - 8:48 AM

I have realized that at the core of Catholic Cebuano identity is an undying passion for prayer and love for the Santo Niño

Join the 1st Visayan Youth Leadership Summit

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Announcement: The theme aims to reflect the character of the ideal Visayan Youth which is to be resilient in times of crisis

Who is running in Central Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Central Visayas

Binay, Poe, Roxas to visit vote-rich Cebu

Aug 23, 2015 - 6:45 PM

All roads lead to Cebu on Monday August 24 as 3 presumptive presidential candidates visit the vote rich province on the same day

Labor group pushes for P92 wage increase in Central Visayas

Jul 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The proposed wage hike is too high says the head of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Let us not kill each other Let us survive together

Rappler file photo by Roy Lagarde

Cebu church probing priest accused of child abuse

Jul 19, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Catholic Church in Cebu says it began its investigation as soon as a police report was filed involving a local parish priest and two female minors

DENR seeks review of case vs 'killers' of endangered birds

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 7 office wants the justice department to review the decision of a local prosecutor who earlier junked the case

DEAD. One of the taxidermied black sharma birds. The specimens were confiscated from the researchers by the DENR-PAWD last year. File Photo Courtesy of DENR-7 PIO

Teachers told to help identify child laborers among students

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The labor department has a checklist of indicators to determine if a student is at risk or already a victim of child labor

DOLE stops Mandaue condo project for risking public safety

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:13 PM

A home adjacent to the condominium project has been hit by construction scraps and other falling debris including stones a deformed iron bar tie wires and a metal beam