Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu

  CEBU CITY -- A mother's plea for help from authorities in Liloan town, northern Cebu, led to the rescue of her 13-year-old daughter and another 17-year-old girl from two alleged sex traffickers on Monday.   Investigator PO3 Jennifer Lapea, of the Liloan police Women and Children Protection Desk, said they rescued the two girls from a pension house in nearby Compostela town.   She identified those arrested as Warlito Villegas, a 48-year-old businessman from Liloan, and Antonio Bequilla, 54, of Compostela.   Villegas and Bequilla are detained at the Liloan police station pending the filing of human trafficking charges against them, police said...Keep on reading: Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 26th, 2018

PNP says there’s proof that teens are into dope trade

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) stood pat on its stand that the anti-narcotic operation against two teenage boys was a legitimate one and followed the police operational procedure. Senior Superintendent Remus Zacarias Canieso, chief of the PNP Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RDEU-6), said it took more than a month of surveillance operations before police […] The post PNP says there’s proof that teens are into dope trade appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

PNP hopes for more survivors in Itogon, Cebu landslides

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is hoping to recover more survivors in the landslides that occurred in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu as it continues to help in search and rescue efforts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Entire city police force in Cebu relieved over illegal drugs

The Philippine National Police Central Visayas office has relieved the entire police force in Talisay City in Cebu over allegations of involvement in illegal drugs trade.     Source link link: Entire city police force in Cebu relieved over illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy

Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the charge of conspiracy to engage in narcotics trade filed against him and three others before the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65. Espinosa' former associate Marcelo Adorco, who is under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) also pleaded not guilty before Makati City RTC Branch 65 Presiding Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos. Meanwhile, the two other accused, Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim and Ruel Malindangan, did not show up for the arraignment. The court set the pre-trial on September 14, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera told reporters after the hearing. "The arr...Keep on reading: Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

QC cops rescue 5 abused teens, arrest 4 men and 5 women in drug session

Five teens who were reportedly sexually abused and forced to take illegal drugs were rescued by members of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday, during their pursuit of an alleged drug suspect in Payatas. Police also arrested four men and seven women -- most of whom were allegedly caught in the act while sniffing "shabu" (crystal meth) -- in a house on Langka Street at around 2:30 p.m. Members of the QCPD Batasan Station conducted a followup surveillance operation in the area, following reports of rampant motorcycle theft, according to a report to Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director. While on patrol, police officers said they spotted a "notorious" drug peddl...Keep on reading: QC cops rescue 5 abused teens, arrest 4 men and 5 women in drug session.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

MINORS USED IN DRUG TRADE: Teens nabbed with P300K worth of ‘shabu’ peddled by inmate

TWO MINORS believed to be employed as “runners” by an inmate running an illegal drug trade were arrested in a police anti-narcotics operation evening of Jan. 20, 2018 in Arevalo, Iloilo City. Jepoy and Angel, both 17 years old, were arrested at Project 5, Barangay Sooc, where they also reside. Members of the PNP Regional […] The post MINORS USED IN DRUG TRADE: Teens nabbed with P300K worth of ‘shabu’ peddled by inmate appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Suspect nabbed in slay of Cebu village chair

CEBU CITY --- Police had taken into custody the suspected gunman in the killing of the head of a village here tagged as drug-infested. The killing of Felicisimo Rupinta, aka Imok, chair of Ermita village, was being linked to the drug trade. Police said the village chief could have been killed by drug suspects hurt by his shame campaign, which involved attaching tarpaulins with the words "Drug-Free" to houses. The suspected gunman, Jimmy Largo, 41, was arrested on Friday less than 24 hours after Rupinta was killed in an ambush in Liloan town, northern Cebu, while he was driving home. Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, head of the Central Visayas police, said Largo was hired to kil...Keep on reading: Suspect nabbed in slay of Cebu village chair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

P13-M Worth of Shabu Nabbed in Cebu CIty

More than P13 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as “shabu” was recovered from two suspects in a buy-bust operation on a Saturday in Sitio All Season II, Brgy. Cogon Pardo, Cebu City, February 16, 2019. Police identify the two suspects as Giovani Cañares and Danilo Dela Cerna both 22 years old and both […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News19 hr. 26 min. ago

Man Arrested in Valentine’s Day Buy-Bust Op

A man will celebrate his Valentine’s Day inside cold bars after he was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Tagunol, Brgy. Pardo in Cebu City, February 14, 2019. Cebu City Police Office’s City Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the buy-bust operation in the said area and identified the suspect as Victor Centillas. Centillas yielded P340,000 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Comelec-Cebu to Concur With PNP, AFP in Dealing with ‘Hotspots’

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu on Wednesday said it will concur with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in dealing with areas in the province considered as election hotspots in the upcoming midterm elections. Cebu provincial election supervisor Jerome Brillantes said his office will coordinate with […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

20 Cebu teachers, worried about safety, refuse to serve in May polls

CEBU CITY --- Twenty teachers in San Fernando town in Cebu don't want to serve in the electoral boards of the May 2019 elections because they fear for their safety, according to Renante Angcos, election officer of the town. "Their primary reason is not they are not sure of their safety," said Angcos in an interview over AM radio station dyLA based here. Angcos said that, after receiving the teachers' manifesto, they immediately sat down with them for a dialog on Feb. 9. Among those who attended the meeting were officials from the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) who tried to allay their fears. But Angcos said the teachers appeared bent on backing out of election dutie...Keep on reading: 20 Cebu teachers, worried about safety, refuse to serve in May polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Drug Den in Talisay Dismantled, 5 Arrested

A drug den was dismantled and five were in a buy-bust operation on Monday in Sitio Mananga I, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City, Cebu, February 11, 2019. Operatives from Talisay City Police Station along with PDEA, 1st and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PFMC), and PIB/PDEU launched the buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG --- Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers. Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped to extricate the infant girl in Durban, says it is unclear why the baby was "dumped" and that police are investigating. The group says emergency responders went to the scene on Monday after residents heard a baby crying from deep inside the concrete storm drain. It says the area was dug up and a chisel and hammer were used to break into the drain. Video shows a rescuer lifting the baby to a colleague standing above a pit as people celebrate the successful rescu...Keep on reading: Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Mandaue City top cop, wife join PNP’s mass wedding in Cebu

CEBU CITY --- This police officer wouldn't want to miss the opportunity that the number three official of Philippine National Police (PNP) would be his godfather in his wedding. Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) director Sr. Supt. Julian Entoma and his wife, Socorro, ditched their plans to have a church wedding in 2022. Instead, they joined the 15 couples who took part in a mass wedding inside the chapel of Camp Sergio Osmea Sr., headquarters of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) based here. The mass wedding, part of the PNP's 28thfounding anniversary celebration, was graced by Deputy Director General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa and his wife, Rozanne, who stood...Keep on reading: Mandaue City top cop, wife join PNP’s mass wedding in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Cebu Mayor’s Ambush ‘Partially Solved’

The police on Wednesday considered the ambush of San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini Reluya “partially solved”, as the Special Investigation Task Group Reluya identified the primary suspects based on the accounts of the mayor herself and her staff. This, as the two-week ultimatum given last January 23 by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Couple Arrested in a Buy-Bust Operation

A couple was arrested after operatives recovered over P300k worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as “shabu” on a Wednesday in Borbajo St. Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City, February 6, 2019. Operatives from Pardo Police Station led by Police Chief Inspector Regino Maramag Jr., launched the buy-bust operation in the area and arrested the couple after […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

2 cops, 6 others slain in Luzon shootings

Two police officers, one of them tagged in the illegal drug trade, and six other persons were gunned down in separate incidents in Luzon since Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Report on Reluya ‘Hitman’ Still Unconfirmed: Cebu Police

The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) said Wednesday it still could not confirm whether the leader of a gun-for-hire group who was wounded in a shootout with operatives on Tuesday was one of those who ambushed the mayor of San Fernando town. Supt. Virgilio Bayon-on, chief of CPPO Police Community Relations, said they were surprised […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

2 Dead in Buy-Bust Turned Shoot-Out

Two are dead after a buy-bust operation turns into a bloody shootout on Wednesday in Brgy. Prenza, Balamban, Cebu, January 30, 2019. Operatives from PDEA Regional Office 7 and Balamban Municipal Police Station got into a fire fight after the suspects fired at the operatives in a buy-bust operation in the area. The police identified […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019