This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 5, 2016.

NOT HAPPY. Tomas Osmena with Superintendents Rex Derilo and George Ylanan, who like Chief. Supt. Patricio Commendador, were reassigned outside Cebu in a major PNP revamp. Osmena cut support to the PNP after that move. (Photo from Tomas Osmena's Facebook page)
NOT HAPPY. Tomas Osmena with Superintendents Rex Derilo and George Ylanan, who like Chief. Supt. Patricio Commendador, were reassigned outside Cebu in a major PNP revamp. Osmena cut support to the PNP after that move. (Photo from Tomas Osmena’s Facebook page)

Tomas says he doesn’t have confidence on Bato

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena says the re-assignment of former PRO 7 head Patrocinio Commendador was one of the reasons he discontinued his support for the fight against drugs. He said PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa did not inform him of the change and that he also did not return his call when the mayor called him up. However, he said he is willing to reinstate his support for the PNP should they capture suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, who is reportedly hiding in Cebu.

I just don’t have any confidence in them, especially General Ronald dela Rosa….and when he changed Commendador, he did not tell me in advance. And when I called him, his secretary answered, but he did not return my call. I want to report this to the Cebuanos because it has been made to appear that I am just acting like a spoiled brat, but we really lost our momentum. Tomas Osmena.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Tomas challenges police, says he’s not confident of Chief PNP Bato

Related News:

Sun.Star Cebu: PNP checking cellphone, receipts of cop slain in shootout to discover possible links.

Sun.Star Cebu: PDEA 7 kills alleged right hand man of Espinosa in Hippodromo shootout.

Sun.Star Cebu: PNP to probe allegations cop shot ‘drug pusher’ in Pardo.

Sun.Star Cebu: Suspected pusher resists arrest, gets killed.

Cebu Daily News: PNP checking for cohorts of slain narco cop.

Freeman: Drug lord on the run sends surrender feelers to cops.

Are Cebu provincial jail guards on the take?

The Cebu Provincial government is suspecting jail guards at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center are in collusion with inmates after gadgets–including a laptop–were seized from prisoners during a raid. Eileen Ontong and German national Thomas Michael Ruhland, who are both suspected of engaging in cyber trafficking despite being behind bars.

I believe our prison officials have a lot of explaining to do nganong nakalusot ni. We don’t tolerate these things happening in the CPDRC, where there are a lot of illegal materials that were taken in. Hilario Davide III.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Governor asks the obvious question; why do laptops, cell phones slip past jail guards?

DOST to test new train in Cebu City next month

Cebu City Transportation Office ead Rafael Yap said Cebu City will test a Filipino-made electric train next month. It won’t follow a track but will ply through the city streets as the train is made up of buses linked to one another. It also will not need cables.

First, we have to check its technical capability to run. The reason why tehy are sending it to us is for our testing, and then if we like it, to promote the road train. CCTO head Rafael Yap.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Cebu City will be first to test hybrid Filipino-made electric ‘train’

Sun.Star Cebu: Road train to hit Cebu next month.

Freeman: Gov’t to train drivers for new road train.

Other Cebu News

Sun.Star Cebu: Duterte to meet soldiers in first official visit to Cebu

Sun.Star Cebu: Woman nabbed after duping officials of P60,000 using Bobby Nalzaro’s name

Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas scraps Sinulog sa Kabataan, says practice has gotten out of hand

Sun.Star Cebu: Ombud affirms filing of charges vs. Tining for fertilizer scam

Sun.Star Cebu: Transport group wants LTFRP, LTO to simplify rules

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue city gives private sector two slots in traffic board

➤ The Freeman: LTFRB to stop sale of franchise starting Aug. 13

➤ The Freeman: 8 northern towns to get new patrol boats to battle illegal fishing


Cebu Business News

Sun.Star Cebu: BSP governor urges bank to take advantage of Brexit; Asean integration

Sun.Star Cebu: Megaworld hopes to establish Visayas BPO triangle in Iloilo, Cebu and Bacolod

➤ The Freeman: IT stakeholders hope better Internet speed will boost Cebu’s ranking in IT

➤ The Freeman: Cebu chamber urges members to follow gov’t policies on wages, contractualization

Cebu Daily News: Cebu City’s traffic woes forces BPOs to turn to Mactan


Cebu Sports News

➤ The Freeman: Cebuano wins in South Korea taekwondo tournament

Sun.Star Cebu: Ironman organizer says Cebuano crowd makes race stand out

Cebu Daily News: Former cheerleaders join Ironman race


Cebu Opinion

➤The Freeman Editorial: Gov’t officials need to stop trying to adopt Duterte persona

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Options for Cordova in fight against cyber porn

Cebu Daily News: CPP, NPA manipulating ceasefire

Cheking Seares: What are the PNP human rights office and Internal affairs office for?

Bong Wenceslao: Duterte admin deserve a pat for Espinosa surrender

Orlando Carvajal: Federalism is our only hope against Imperial Manila

Jerry Tundag: Duterte surprises non-Cebuano audience

Korina Sanchez: Pinoy fishermen should not be driven away in Panatag shoal

Stephen Capillas: No, you can’t compare vigilantes to Batman

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