This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 9, 2016.

Drug lord yields, reveals P200,000 payola to police colonel in Cebu

A top drug personality from San Fernando named by President Rodrigo Duterte surrendered to PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa in Camp Crame. Franz Sabalones, the brother of San Fernando Cebu Vice Mayor Fralz Sabalones gave himself up to the Chief PNP. He also told dela Rosa that he used to give P200,000 a week to a police colonel in Cebu. The police colonel, who was not named, is no longer assigned in Cebu according to Dela Rosa.

Yung payola n’ya weekly, may napupunta kay colonel, may napupunta kay major, may napupunta kay chief of police. Sinabi n’ya lahat yung officials ng PNP na involved at sa lahat ng sinabi lahat yun ngayon wala na sa Cebu dahil itatapon natin sa ARMM, Cordillera yang mga officials na ‘yan pati police non-commissioned officers. PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

Last month, dela Rosa angered Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena after relieving police colonels Rex Derilo, George Ylanan, Rodolfo Albotra, Marvin Sanchez and Teofilo Siclot.

Read: Cebu Daily News: San Fernando VM’s brother yields to PNP months after taking over Jaguar’s drug trade.

Sun.Star Cebu: San Fernando mayor waits for DILG guidelines on what to do with VM identified by Duterte as drug lord.

Freeman: Cebu drug lord gets P10 million worth of shabu from Bilibid every month.

2 fastfood joints in Mandaue City face closure

Mandaue City warned two popular fast-food joints that they will have their business permits revoked if they continue to defy the plastic ban the city is implementing. Atty. Elaine Bathan, the chief of staff of Mayor Luigi Quisumbing, said she personally saw the violations in a visit last Sunday. Aside from the two, 30 stores, restaurants, baskeshops and other establishments were caught violating the plastic ban.

Our aim here is to encourage everyone to set an example sa tanan nga mga establishments nga seryoso ang city of Mandaue sa pagpatuman aning atoang ordinance on plastic ban. Atty. Elaine Bathan.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Defiant establishments in Mandaue face closure over plastic ban violations.

Freeman: Mandaue City catches 32 stores violating plastic ban.

Cebu City to start implementing curfew for minors

The Cebu City Police Office will start rounding up minors who violate the 10 p.m. curfew in the city. City Ordinance 1786 prohibits minors from loitering outside their residences from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m..

We’re trying to avoid having minors involved in shooting incidents, which usually happen at night time and dawn. It’s also to prevent them from being mistaken as a drug user or pusher. Cebu City acting vice mayor Dave Tumulak.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City police, barangays start implementing 10 p.m. curfew for minors.

Cebu Daily News: Cops warn parents, Cebu City will implement curfew ordinance.

Other Cebu News stories.

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Rama, Santander prepare defense after getting named as drug lord protectors

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Governor seeks board’s approval for 93-1 lot exchange

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Cops arrest 7, including 74-year-old in latest anti-drug push

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue rewards 2 street sweepers for returning wallet

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Gunman yells, ‘hey he’s not the right one’ moments after shooting man

➤ The Freeman: Mike Rama presents self to PDEA to clear name

➤ The Freeman: Ombudsman finds ex-Dumanjug mayor Garcia guilty of misconduct

➤ The Freeman: LTFRB 7 nabs 5 colorum vans, charges owners P200,000 fine

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cebu cops mum on Rama’s inclusing in drug list

➤ Cebu Daily News: 3 more killed as fatalities in Cebu drug war nears 100

➤ Cebu Daily News: Cops verify report that Albuera mayor Espinosa is confined in Cebu hospital


Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu:Argao’s hablon products gain popularity

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue business chamber to help in rehabilitation of drug dependents

➤ The Freeman: Tour operators welcome plan to abolish travel tax

➤ Cebu Daily News: Business leaders welcome move to make communications industry competitive

Cebu Sports News

➤The Freeman: Defending champion Ateneo de Cebu opens Cesafi title defense today

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Ironman organizers donate P250,000 to Marigondon school

➤ Cebu Daily News: Organizers mum on plans to bid for Ironman World Championships

Cebu Opinion

➤ Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Shame campaign must be followed by proof

➤ The Freeman Editorial: Duterte just carrying out the mandate he was given

➤ Cebu Daily News Editorial: Tomas made the right move in cancelling Sinulog sa Kabataan

➤ Publio Briones: Ban Tal traffic getting worse

➤ Cheking Seares: Mike Rama loses political capital

➤ Ruben Almendras: How safe is Rio de Janeiro?

➤ Ian Manticajon: Will shaming public officials win the drug war?

➤ Ricky Poca: Mike Rama has the right to due process

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