Shabu worth P2M seized from ex-con

AT least 200 grams of suspected shabu worth P2 million were seized from an ex-convict during a buy-bust on A. Lopez St. in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City last night.

Operatives of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG) and Pasil Police Station arrested Arman Jaca, 25, who allegedly sells shabu to small-time dealers and users in Calamba.

Village chief: I did not know...

DULJO Fatima Barangay Captain Elmer Abella admitted he knows the owner of the house that police raided in his barangay last Friday night, but he said he is not aware it was used as a drug and gambling den.

He did not know that drug users, including minors, would buy and sniff shabu in the house located some 30 meters from the barangay hall, that is why he had nothing to report to the police about it, he said. PNP official mulls charges vs. kids’ parents

THE parents of five boys who were caught in a pot session with adults may be held liable under the law, a police official said.

Insp. Arieza Otida, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO)-Women and Children's Protection Desk, said they are mulling charges against the parents of five boys, aged 9 to 14.

NCCA wants to give faces to epic heroes

IN the Ilokano epic Biag ni Lam-ang, students might remember Lam-ang as the character with extraordinary strength and his ability to speak soon after birth. But few probably recall how he looks or what his skin tone is.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will soon change that with the help of Filipino artists and illustrators.

Rama: Pray over ‘spirits’ in SRP

IF A speed limit and other practical solutions don’t work in preventing accidents on the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR), perhaps Msgr. Fred Kriekenbeek’s prayers will.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that all possible ways to ensure road safety at the South Road Properties (SRP) must be explored, including those that are religious in nature.

Mayor wants V. Rama Ave. as tourist spot

EIGHTEEN years after the first Buhing Kalbaryo event, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants the procession route declared a tourist attraction for its religious and cultural value.

Every year on Good Friday, the entire stretch of V. Rama Ave. becomes a stage for the Buhing Kalbaryo, a play depicting the events leading to the death of Jesus on the Cross.

US veterans to attend landing reenactment

NINE members of the American Division Veterans Association will be in Cebu today until March 27 to tour different World War II battle sites, particularly those in Cebu City, Talisay City and Tabogon town.

At the height of World War II, warring Japanese and American soldiers stationed in Cebu City hid in dark tunnels and caves, where they often slept and planned their tactical moves.

WW II American veterans to visit battle sites in Cebu City, other areas

A CAVE in Sitio Tubod, Barangay Buhisan, Cebu City that served as a camp for soldiers during the World War II will soon be declared as a historical and heritage site.

The cave will be visited by nine American World War II veterans, who are all members of the American Division Veterans Association, later this week.

Daughter of seaman killed in SRP accident files complaint

THE driver of the prime mover involved in an accident on the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) in the South Road Properties (SRP) is facing a complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide.

SPO4 Nelson Jayme, chief investigator of the Cebu City Police Office’s Traffic Section, said that the daughter of Rustico “Rocky” Bas filed the complaint against Danilo Cojo, 47, yesterday afternoon.

Capa says goodbye, Batiancela says hello

SENIOR Supt. Conrado Capa bade farewell yesterday to the men and women of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).

He served as officer-in-charge of the CCPO in a concurrent capacity for three months.