This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 26, 2016.

Sabalones name 2 former Cebu City police officers, ex Carcar police chief as protectors

A self-confessed drug lord who surrendered to police after getting tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte has named two former Cebu-based high-ranking police officials among his protectors. Franz Sabalones, a level 2 drug lord who operates in the Visayas, named former Regional Intelligence Division chief Rex Derilo and former Regional Special Operations Group head George Ylanan as among the 18 policemen who received protection money from him.

Derilo was assigned in Zamboanga, while Ylanan was sent to Northern Mindanao. Their reassignment last July was what prompted Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena to withdraw his support from the police as the two were active in his war against drugs.

During my stint as (intelligence division head), I arrested and neutralized a significant number of drug personalities. Most of them were under Franz. I can’t afford to destroy the reputation and respect I established by serving the people. Rex Derilo.

We are still validating their level of involvement. But obviously, they are involved in the drug trade. Internal Affairs service deputy Inspector General Leo Angelo Leuterio.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Drug lord tags Derilo, Ylanan as protectors.

Freeman: PDEA 7 among those named by drug lord as protectors.

Cebu Daily News: Former Carcar City chief of police named as drug lord’s protector.

Cebu province reports 10 percent drop in crime

SUPT. Brindo Nacario, the Cebu Province Police Office chief of operations and plans, said crimes in the first eight months of the province dropped to 11,424 from 12,858 last year. Nacario also said index crimes (crimes against persons and properties) dropped by 17 percent to 3,444 from 4,152 last year and non-index crimes dropped by 8.34 percent to 7,980 from 8,706 last year. He attributed the decrease to the aggressive anti-drug drive of the police.

Addicts wo are high on drugs are bold enough to commit crimes against persons such as homicide, murder and physical injury. Supt. Brindo Nacario.

Read: Freeman: Cebu Province says anti-drug drive has led to 10 percent decrease in crimes.

Bus accident claims 1 in Toledo city

ONE person died while five others were injured as a speeding bus hit a truck in Magdugo, Toledo City on Saturday. Eduardo Llogan, 48, was pronounced dead on arrival on the hospital, while five others were injured after a Calvo Bus Liner bouned for Cebu City hit a mini dump truck at 4 p.m. The dump truck was on reverse and on its way to unload sand and gravel when it was hit by the bus driven by Apolinario Bacarro.

There was ongoing construction of the drainage beside the road so when the truck moved backward to unload the sand and gravel, instead of stopping, the bus ran through it. The bus driver should ahve stopped to let the dump truck through but instead, he pushed on, which caused the accident. PO3 Julius Sanchez, Toledo Police Station traffic investigator.

Read: Freeman: Bus accident kills 1 in Toledo City.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cop blames bus driver in fatal accident

Other Cebu News Stories

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: 3 gun men kills high school student in Pasil

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: COA disallows P.5M road works due to officials failure to submit workers’ IDs

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: DENR 7 asks animal lovers to adopt animals in Cebu City zoo

➤ The Freeman: Councilor Guardo eyes incentives for Cebu City athletes in international meets

➤ The Freeman: DOJ junks Osmena’s libel case vs. Bobby Nalzaro

➤ Cebu Daily News: One of Oyao brothers killed in his own store

➤ Cebu Daily News: Pagasa warns of floods, landslides in Cebu

Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: DTI teams up with Cebu Chamber for mentorship program

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Local pastry chain goes gluten-free to attract health-conscious customers

➤ The Freeman: Local seafood exporters bear brunt of Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii

➤ Cebu Daily News: MCWD urges real estate sector to cooperate to conserve water

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cebu Creative Council head encourages designers to innovate


Cebu Sports News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: First-time participant wins Milo marathon Cebu elims

➤ Cebu Daily News: Nietes wins flyweight debut in US

Cebu Opinion

➤ The Freeman Editorial: Failure to act on dumspite led to Writ of Kalikasan filing

➤ Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Media-literate citizenship

➤ Cebu Daily News Editorial: Drug war has attracted international attention to PH

➤ Bong Wenceslao: Taking community service seriously

➤ Pachico Seares: Would SC appease victims of Martial Law?

➤ Jerry Tundag: Traffic is not a school problem

➤ Atty. Josephus Jimenez: double talk on endo

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