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CHR 7 probes death of Compostela rape suspect

November 7, 2012


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Centraly Visayas yesterday started investigating the police chief of Compostela town to determine if excessive force was used against a rape suspect last Thursday. Leo Villarino, special investigator of the CHR – 7, said they are looking into complaints from the family of the suspect who claims he […]

Jailbird Wagas seeks 5th district congress seat

October 6, 2012


by Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Being behind bars didn’t stop  former  Compostela mayor Gilbert Wagas from seeking a congressional seat in Cebu’s 5th district for the second time. Wagas, who is serving a prison term for  graft and corruption  in Muntinglupa, sent a proxy yesterday to file his certificate of candidacy (COC). Ma. Rosella Avellaneda  […]

Body found inside sack

August 22, 2012


THE body of a man was found stuffed inside a sack in a grassy area not far from his house in barangay Tag-ubi, Compostela town, northern Cebu. Police are investigating the death of 32-year-oldNathaniel Batucan Lato. His  body was riddled with bullets and his neck was slashed. A neighbor last saw  Lato  having dinner in […]

5 hurt in four-vehicle smashup in Compostela

August 20, 2012


Five persons were injured early Monday in a four-vehicle smashup on the national highway of Compostela town, some 25 kilometers from Cebu city. The authorities identified the injured as Marciano Mata of Cambanag, Danao City; Adriano Nadela; Junelyn Dohinog of Lamac, Consolacion; Carlo Jane Borja of Cansaga, Consolacion; and Adonis Ardina, 37 of Mandaue City. […]

Compostela officials face suit over backwages

May 11, 2012


  SEVEN Compostela residents are questioning before the Ombudsman the collection of back wages by elected town officials. The complainants contend that the “no work, no pay” rule applies to Mayor Joel Quiño, Vice Mayor Antonette Dangoy and the town councilors who only assumed office last March when the Commission on Elections ruled that they […]

Woman says P500-boy is her missing child

May 10, 2012


A WOMAN came forward yesterday to claim the 2-year-old boy whom a man tried to sell to a couple in Compostela town, northern Cebu, for P500 last month. The woman’s identity is being withheld to ensure the child’s privacy. She went to the office of the regional Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and […]

Priest told to resign for misleading faithful

May 8, 2012


by Fe Marie Dumaboc Correspondent A PRIEST was advised to resign from his parish in Compostela town for dissuading the people from believing in Sto. Niño, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma confirmed the resignation of Fr. Jonathan Lao after his pontifical mass in Mandaue City. “He has tendered his […]

Shooting suspect faces raps for fiesta show violence

April 25, 2012


Bruised after being mauled by civilians who arrested him yesterday dawn, Basilides Ponce was brought to the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office this afternoon where three counts of murder and illegal possession of firearm were filed against him. Ponce is among the suspects linked to the shooting spree that occurred in a variety show in barangay Tamiao, […]

Gunman arrested for killing former candidate, woman in fiesta show

April 25, 2012


The actors of a village variety show had just started to perform onstage and people in barangay Tamiao in Compostela town were cheering them on Tuesday night. Out of nowhere, an armed man approached one of the fiesta organizers from behind and fired two shots at his head at about 9:50 p.m. In the panic […]

Victim was Mayor Wagas’ ally

April 25, 2012


THE slain Marito Yraola was an ally of former Compostela Mayor Ritchie Wagas. He ran for municipal councilor under Wagas team but lost in the 2010 local election. In a statement, Wagas did not advance any theory for the violence. “We are waiting for the result of the investigation of our law enforcement agencies. For […]


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