This is the roundup of stories that came out in local papers today, June 20, 2016.

STILL IN IT. Jeffrey Diaz, alias Jaguar, told radio reporters he had quit the drug trade and was planning to surrender in his final interview days before he was death. Cops say he was still active and had no plans to quit. (Photo from Wangwang Cebu's Facebook page)
NEW LEAF. Jeffrey Diaz, alias Jaguar, meets with DYRF reporters in an exclusive interview, where he said he has left the trade. (Photo from Wang-Wang Cebu’s FB page)

Police say slain suspected drug lord Jaguar had no plans to surrender

The Police Regional Officie belied reports that top drug personality Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz was planning to quit the trade and surrender to authorities.

We are dismantling whatever structure Jaguar had i his criminal sydicate….So far, we see that drug personalities have fled. We expect that someone will take Jaguar’s place but won’t have as large a reach. PRO 7 director Patrocinio Comendador Jr.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 says Jaguar had no plans to surrender.

Related: Freeman: Reporter recalls final interview: Jaguar expected to die.

Sun.Star Cebu: Neighbors mourn drug lord’s death, say he was a generous man.

PRO 7 warns drug lords: be very afraid

PRO 7 head Patrocinio Comendador says the death of Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz should send a chilling message to drug lords that the cops will chase them wherever they go.

With his death, the drug trade will be severely affected. Their drug organization will be in chaos. As what I have said, we will not stop with Jaguar. We will chase the rest of the drug operators in here. PRO 7 Patrocinio Commendador Jr.

Read: Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 brushes off speculations Jaguar was silenced.

Former finance secretary supports move to increase VAT

Former finance secretary and current Phinma Corp CEO Ramon del Rosario Jr. expressed support for the Duterte administration’s plan to increase the Value Added Tax. Del Rosario, who served as Finance secretary from 1992 to 1998 also hoped Duterte will lover the income tax rate for both individuals and corporations.

I’m in favor of the idea of increasing VAT from 12 to 15 percent, and reducing income tax rate both for individual and for corporations down to a level of 25 percent. Ex Finance secretary Ramon del Rosario Jr.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Former finance secretary favors increasing VAT, lowering income tax.

Other Cebu Stories

» Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas wants public involved, urges citizens to text him drug pushers’ names

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops score anew, nabs 5 in weekend anti-drug ops

» The Freeman: Hontiveros thanks Cebuanos, takes oath before Davide

» The Freeman: Due to tough anti-drug stance, Tomas faces death threats

» The Freeman: Cops look into grudge angle in shooting of San Fernando mayor’s brother

» Cebu Daily News: Cebu City Hall to rehire casuals

» Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 blasts ex-NBI 7’s speculation on Jaguar’s death

» Cebu Daily News: Social worker recalls journey from being a druggie to a social worker

» Cebu Daily News: Broadcasters reiterate, Jaguar wanted to start a new life

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Phinma to spend P400 million to renovate SWU

» The Freeman: Startup offers digital laundry service

» The Freeman: Local tourists boost tourism’s growth

» Cebu Daily News: Tourism, IT and BPO make Region 7 fastest growing region in country

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Fifa urges PFF to include provinces

» The Freeman: Azkals shoot for Suzuki Cup finals in 2016

» Cebu Daily News: Aboitiz Cup to open on Aug. 28

Cebu Opinion

» Wenceslao: Public will get tired of ‘rubouts’

» Nalzaro: Jaguar’s death shows ‘crime does not pay’

» Tundag: Comelec breaking its own rules

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