This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 16, 2016.

UNFAIR. The Commission on Human Rights 7 says it is unfair and premature for a French newspaper to pin the extra judicial killings on Duterte.
UNFAIR. The Commission on Human Rights 7 says it is unfair and premature for a French newspaper to pin the extra judicial killings on Duterte.

CHR defends President Duterte; no evidence yet to link president to EJK

The Commission on Human Rights, the favorite target of President Rodrigo Duterte and his die-hard supporters, defended the president against the serial killer tag by a French Newspaper.

CHR is investigating versions and incidents of alleged extrajudicial killings. But the commission has not reached the point of saying that the President is behind the killings. No conclusions have been made yet. It’s unfair and premature to say that he is a serial killer. CHR 7 chief investigator Leo Villarino.

Read: Cebu Daily News: CHR says it’s premature and unfair for French paper to tag Duterte as serial killer.

Kin say cops framed 15-year-old

The family of the boy whom police accused of being a drug lookout is planning to file charges against the cops, accusing them of framing the kid. The family also claimed the sister of the boy saw the police place a loaded handgun inside the shorts of the boy.

They ran past our house. We got scared when we saw one of them armed. We didn’t want to get hit. He was really pale. I thought he would die. Thank God, he was saved. Boy’s aunt.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Family claims police planted gun in boy

Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 chief says boy wounded in legitimate operation.

Freeman: Teachers, neigbhors of 15-year-old says injured teen not into drugs.

SC orders Cebu City to pay private claimant of SRP lot

The Supreme Court ordered Cebu City to pay businessman Roque Ting P57 million for his private land that ended up as being part of the South Road Properties. This after the SC denied Cebu City’s petition for a review of a Jan. 3, 2008 decision by the RTC, awarding the businessman P33.7 million for the value of his lots, P3.9 million for his warehouse and rest house, P60,000 for attorney’s fees and P30,000 for litigation expenses. An interest of six percent per year was also added. Mayor Tomas Osmena said Cebu City will pay the amount and blamed opposition councilor Joy Pesquera for blocking a settlement deal.

We will have to pay because they (the bank) will have to garnish it. If not, we will owe more. Ego-tripping man si Pesquera and (Mike) Rama. Now, who pays the price? Will they pay for it? No. Mayor Tomas Osmena.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena blames Pesquera for blocking P13.5M settlement after SC orders City to pay private claimant P57 million.

Freeman: Tomas to include P57 million in 2017 budget

Cebu Daily News: Osmena says City has no choice but to pay P57 million.

Other Cebu Stories

 Sun.Star Cebu: Rep. Del Mar bats for construction of second runway in MCIA

 Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas says P10.7 billion BRT will push through despite new traffic study

 Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City says it’s too early to judge effectiveness of plastic ban

 Sun.Star Cebu: Gunmen kills 39-year-old ex-con in San Nicolas

 Sun.Star Cebu: Talisay City mayor confident council will approve budget

 Sun.Star Cebu: 2 pushers die in Danao shootout

 The Freeman: Davide confirms P350-million sale of CICC to Mandaue City

 The Freeman: Provincial Board declares Dengue outbreak, but cautions against panic

 The Freeman: Duterte appoints Cebuana as head of PHL Commission on Women

 Cebu Daily News: Tomas blasts P170 million traffic study

 Cebu Daily News: Supporters say drastic changes under DU30 will last

 Cebu Daily News: Cebu City turns over aerial ladder truck to BFP

 Cebu Daily News: Province to probe delays that led to child’s death

 Cebu Daily News: TESDA invites drug surrenderers to take advantage of gov’t programs


Cebu Business News

 Sun.Star Cebu: DOT to shelve ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ campaign

 Sun.Star Cebu: Organge Brutus banks on customer loyalty, consistent taste to remain popular

 The Freeman: DOLE remind firms to reduce contractualization in the workforce by 50 percent

 Cebu Daily News: Forum urges private sector to get involved in boosting employment

 Cebu Daily News: Dole says 600 contractuals in Region 7 got regular jobs

Cebu Sports News

 The Freeman: UV, Ateneo battle for Cesafi survival

 Cebu Daily News: SWU’s Tallo dares UV, pick Cobras as finals opponent

 Sun.Star Cebu: University of Cebu sweeps Cesafi table tennis crowns for 16th straight year


Cebu Opinion

 Cebu Daily News Editorial: Are emergency powers really needed?

 Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Osmena’s empty love for scholars

 The Freeman Editorial: Why would Cebu City mayor interfere with Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu traffic?

 Atty. Pachico Seares: Mayors required by law to deliver SOCA

 Nini Cabaero: Traffic in IEC

 Publio Briones: Teenagers are the ideal criminals

 Ricky Poca: Mixed reviews for Duterte’s first 100 days

 Ruben Almendras: Is media too soft, or too hard on Duterte?

 Bobit Avila: We need to implement traffic reforms now

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