Browsing All posts tagged under »drugs«

Resort owner’s son shot dead; P73,000 untouched

April 18, 2012


  Somebody wanted him dead for sure, and not for his money. A son of a resort owner in Talisay City was shot dead while driving his sports utility vehicle about l:45 p.m. yesterday in OPRRA, barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City. The shooter was his passenger, an unidentified young man in jeans and a white T-shirt. […]

Court says Ecleo got warped by shabu use

April 15, 2012


DURING his criminal trial, Ruben Ecleo Jr. described his young wife as 5 foot 1, “sexy, skinny, and slim.” So why would he want to kill Alona? The 200-page verdict pronouncing Ecleo guilty of parricide pointed to drug use and anger. Josebil Bacolod, one of Alona’s seven siblings, testified in court that Ecleo was a […]

Three men face charges for whistle-blower’s death

February 2, 2012


Charges of robbery with homicide were filed in court yesterday against three young men for the gruesome killing last September 2011 of drug case whistle-blower Bernard Liu. Rhem Balquin, 18; Bernie Balquin, 21; and Pepo Pateño, 19 were indicted by the Talisay City Prosecutors’ Office after witnesses identified them as the perpetrators. No bail was […]

Court to decide on Kenyan’s fate today

January 29, 2012


THREE months after she underwent trial, the fate of the Kenyan national caught with three kilos of shabu in her baggage at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be known today. Regional Trial Court Judge Toribio Quiwag of Branch 27 will announce his ruling on Aska Atieno Ogutu at the 2:00 pm. hearing. Ogutu’s […]

Student gets 10 years for mother’s murder

December 19, 2011


I know she’s forgiven me.” That’s what 23-year-old nursing student Christian Lucky Dalanguin told reporters after a judge sentenced him yesterday to 10 to 17 years in prison for killing his mother and burying her remains at home in barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, four months ago. Regional Trial Court Judge Gilbert Moises of Branch 18 […]

Kenyan to testify on drug charges

December 8, 2011


A COURT denied a Kenyan national’s request to dismiss the illegal drug charges filed against her yesterday. Regional Trial Court Judge Toribio Quiwag of Branch 27 in Lapu-Lapu City said he wants to hear the side of Asha Atieno Ogutu, who got arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport for purportedly transporting drugs last Sept. […]

Text messages signaled murder victim’s death

November 8, 2011


BEFORE she died, murder victim Jenelyn Premacio sent a text message to her mother talking about her affair with another man. “Ma, I miss you, I wanted to live long, I can’t avoid to go with him,” Jenelyn’s mother Gina recalled, saying that she deleted the message from her phone since she didn’t understand it. […]

Trike drivers nabbed for smoking pot

October 14, 2011


Cebu Daily News/ Breaking News by Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza   TWO tricycle drivers were arrested by police for smoking marijuana at a road in barangay Umapad, Mandaue City at past 8 p.m. Thursday. Norberto Dela Cruz, a resident of sitio Kalubihan barangay Umapad and Jason Naparate of sitio Tambis barangay Umapad will face charges […]

Kenyan pleads ‘not guilty’, keeps up brave front

October 7, 2011


Kenyan national Asha Atieno Ogutu pleaded “not guilty” yesterday to charges of drug trafficking. Told that the Kenyan Embassy would not provide her a lawyer, she followed the judge’s advice to select from among several lawyers. She chose Ricardo Amores. The woman, who was arrested upon arrival last week at the Mactan International Airport where […]

African woman says she was ‘fooled’ by pal

October 2, 2011


Any sense of calm that 24-year-old Asha Atieno Ogutu first showed after her arrest for possession of three kilos of shabu was lost in a torrent of tears when she was presented to the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday. The Kenyan national, a single mother of two, denied knowing that her suitcase concealed drugs. She […]