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Young woman allegedly raped by kin found dead in north Cebu town

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in a northern Cebu town are encouraging those, who are victims of sexual abuse or rape, to visit the police station and report the incident. The northern town’s acting police chief made the call on Saturday, October 10, after the body of an 18-year-old woman was found dead about a […] The post Young woman allegedly raped by kin found dead in north Cebu town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 11th, 2020

Old woman found dead beside Compostela river

CEBU CITY, Philippines –An unidentified woman was found dead beside a river in Compostela town this Saturday, November 21, 2020. Police Staff Sergeant Daryl Rondina of the Compostela Police Station is appealing to the public to help them identify the woman who was found lifeless on the rocky portion of the river in Barangay Estacada, […] The post Old woman found dead beside Compostela river appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Quezon rape suspect found dead

A man who allegedly raped and killed an eight-year-old girl in Barangay Masin Sur in this town last week was found dead in his cell yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Police: Man found dead with skinned face in Carmen believed to be person with mental health issues

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The man found dead with his entire face was skinned at a grassy area in Barangay Fuente of the northern Cebu town of Carmen was allegedly the person with mental illness previously seen roaming in the barangay. Police Captain Roger Quijano, chief of the Carmen Police Station, said they were still […] The post Police: Man found dead with skinned face in Carmen believed to be person with mental health issues appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Man shot dead in Argao

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 35-year-old man, who was described by his mother as allegedly a mentally challenged person, was found dead near the room he was staying in Argao town in southern Cebu. Pablo Caminse, 35, was found face down with a gunshot wound in the head and back, said Police Major Roland Aliser, […] The post Man shot dead in Argao appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

Drug suspect found dead

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A woman believed to be a drug suspect was found dead along the Manila North Road in Barangay Bangan in Sanchez Mira town in Ca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2016

Dead man, whose face covered with duct tape, found in Consolacion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consolacion police are trying to identify the dead man, whose face has been covered with duct tape and whose hands have been tied with a cable tie. The man’s body was found in Barangay Garing, a mountain barangay in Consolacion town in northern Cebu and it was found by a resident […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

2 found dead in Bulacan home

The decomposing bodies of a woman and her daughter were discovered in their house in this town on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Burned dead man found in Labogon identified

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Man, who was shot dead and burned in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City last Thursday, March 12, 2020, has been identified. The victim was identified by his sister as Gary Pateños Teonis, 33, a resident of Barangay Tapon, Dumanjug town in southern Cebu, according to records at the Basak Police Station. According […] The post Burned dead man found in Labogon identified appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Ex-convict killed in a buy-bust-turned-shootout in Dumanjug 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police from Dumanjug town in southwestern Cebu killed an ex-convict in a shootout that stemmed from a buy bust operation late Wednesday evening, February 19, 2020. Alvin Dinopol, who was said to be in his 40s, was shot dead after he allegedly tried to escape a buy bust operation in Barangay Lawaan III […] The post Ex-convict killed in a buy-bust-turned-shootout in Dumanjug  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Man’s death prompts doc’s call to depressed people: Get help

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — “See or seek help from a psychiatrist.” Dr. Angelo Arias gave this advice after he learned about a 24-year-old man of Valencia town in Negros Oriental, who was found dead in the living room of his house and whom police described was a case of an apparent suicide. According […] The post Man’s death prompts doc’s call to depressed people: Get help appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

Dead body skinned from neck up found in northern Cebu


CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – A resident found a dead body skinned from the neck up on the side of the road in Carmen town in northern Cebu on Friday morning, January 10.  

According to local police, the victim was only wearing underwear when he was found. 

Investigators are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Woman dies after falling from the 24th floor of a condo unit in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 22-year-old woman was found dead on a road beside a condominium unit at the Cebu IT Park in Barangay Apas, Cebu City past midnight today, Saturday, December 21, 2019, after apparently falling from the 24th floor of the building. Police Staff Sergeant Ador Bacalso of the Mabolo Police Station said […] The post Woman dies after falling from the 24th floor of a condo unit in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2019

2 men found dead inside abandoned white van in Cavite

SAN PEDRO CITY –– Two men were found dead inside a van abandoned in a vacant lot in Noveleta town in Cavite province. Cavite police director Col. Marlon Santos, in a text message Saturday, said the bodies were on their “initial stage of decomposition” when found. He said the bodies were tied and their heads […] The post 2 men found dead inside abandoned white van in Cavite appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

School principal dies in apparent heart attack while attending NORAA

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental – A high school principal attending the Negros Oriental Athletic Association (NORAA) meet in Valencia, Negros Oriental was found dead inside her room  at 2 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Bong-ao National High School of the town. Maria Fe Ramirez, 49, married and principal of Tayasan National High School […] The post School principal dies in apparent heart attack while attending NORAA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

Man shot dead under nipa hut in Balamban

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents in Sitio Pili, Barangay Prenza, Balamban town, Cebu were horrified when they found the body of their neighbor lying in a pool of his blood under a nipa hut in the area at around 6 a.m. today, Friday, November 15, 2019. The victim, who was identified as 36-year-old, Benjie Tagalog […] The post Man shot dead under nipa hut in Balamban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

FALSE: Photo of dead, raped, mutilated OFW in video thumbnail

Claim: The thumbnail image of a YouTube video shows a young man who was allegedly raped, killed, and mutilated. The YouTube channel Paulo Sanchez uploaded the video on Friday, October 11, with the title, "OFW [overseas Filipino worker] sa Saudi Arabia, Pinatay, Tinanggalan pa ng Mata at Lamang-Loob pag katapos Gahasain." (OFW ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Woman allegedly connected to Steve Go arrested in Minglanilla

Cebu City, Philippines—A woman said to be connected to suspected drug lord Steve Go was arrested in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu Thursday morning, July 25, 2019. Divine Grace Dandan, 21 years old, was arrested in a buy-bust operation by members of the Provincial Intelligence Branch and Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Cebu Police Provincial […] The post Woman allegedly connected to Steve Go arrested in Minglanilla appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

Cops eye robbery motive in murder of Grade 10 student in Moalboal

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are focusing on robbery as the possible motive on the July 4 murder of a Grade 10 student in Moalboal, a town in southwestern Cebu. Aside from that, they had also identified a person of interest in the killing of  21-year-old Harriz bell Olivo, who was found dead on the […] The post Cops eye robbery motive in murder of Grade 10 student in Moalboal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

Student found dead in Moalboal 

Cebu City, Philippines—The lifeless body of a student was found in Sitio Banilad, Barangay Tomonoy in Moalboal town southwestern Cebu on Thursday morning, July 4, 2019. Police Corporal Wilfredo Rosal of the Moalboal Police Station identified the victim as Harriz Bell Olivo, 21, and a Grade 10 student of the Badian National High School. Rosal […] The post Student found dead in Moalboal  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2019