Browsing All posts tagged under »investigation«

Suspect says fake bills ‘only a hobby’

November 22, 2012


WITH nothing better to do, 64-year-old print shop owner Richard Uy said he chose to make fake currency notes as a hobby following his retirement from his commercial art business. “Retired naman ko, nya wa koy lingaw. Usahay lagi pugson ta mubuhat, nya nagkinahanglan man pud ta ug kwarta (I’m retired and I don’t have […]

Nat’l Museum to carbon-date items to determine if ivory is illegal

November 21, 2012


A government team yesterday announced that at least six religious images in the collection of controversial priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia that were made of ivory. But the joint team of personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cannot yet determine if the ivory icons were sourced […]

Korean behind ambush

November 3, 2012


Lapu-Lapu police to file charges of frustrated murder vs Korean money lender and 2 cohorts By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos and Norman Mendoza, Correspondents   A fellow Korean businessman involved in tourism and financing casino bettors in Cebu has been identified by police as the mastermind in the Oct. 31 shooting attack against two Korean […]

Video footage aids police investigating ambush of Koreans

November 2, 2012


Security cameras recorded images of a second armed man at the scene of Wednesday’s foiled ambush of two Korean businessman in Lapu-Lapu City. Lapu-Lapu city police said the second shooter has been identified but that investigators are keeping a lid on his name and that of the alleged mastermind. Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, city […]

Crash survivor heard brakes screech as bus sped downhill

October 29, 2012


By Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Rosalinda Cerna, 50, was supposed to take a van-for-hire home to Toledo city but she got on a Jegans bus thinking it would be a safer ride. She had no inkling the trip would end up in a major accident. She survived with a fractured right shoulder. At the Vicente […]

Jegans buses suspended

October 29, 2012


by Edison delos Angeles, Joy Cherry S. Quito, Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondents   Brake malfunction was the cause of the Jegans bus crash in Toledo City where seven passengers were killed and 42 were wounded, according to an initial police report. But passenger accounts of the bus speeding to overtake another bus has focused attention […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012


A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

CIS inquiry board to submit own findings on drowning

September 21, 2012


The board of trustees of Cebu International School (CIS) is wrapping up its own inquiry into the drowning accident in Morong, Bataan, which resulted in the death of two students including the 13-year-old grandson of university owner Jose Gullas. Mariano “Mimo” Osmeña, a CIS trustee who heads the investigation committee, said the panel will submit […]

PNoy borrows jets so what’s the fuss, says Tom

September 14, 2012


IF using a borrowed vehicle is against the law, the Ombudsman should also investigate President Benigno Simeon Aquino who borrows jets from friends in some of his travels. “Is that illegal? They are stretching the law too far,” said Rep. Tomas Osmeña, who tried to strike a comparison with his present controversy over two Dodge […]

Ombud-Visayas to probe Tomas for city seal on car

September 12, 2012


The Ombudsman-Visayas will investigate Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district for his supposed use of a city government seal on one of two US Dodge cars in his possession. Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Pelagio Apostol said they will launch a fact-finding investigation against Osmeña based on media reports. A group, which Apostol declined […]