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Swat units sent to reinforce Cebu city, province jails

January 7, 2013


Police yesterday scrambled to secure the Cebu provincial jail and the adjacent city jail after rumors spread that a riot or a jail break would occur apparently to embarrass acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale who was scheduled to visit the penal facility. About 10 members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit of the […]

American rape suspect transferred to Talisay jail

November 22, 2012


THE 66-year old American man charged with rape was transferred to the Talisay City jail in barangay Maghaway about two days after being detained at the Talisay City police headquarters. His transfer was made possible through a commitment order issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Silvestre Maamo of Branch 7 at past 3 p.m last […]

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  […]

Cebu inmates master ‘Gangnam’, other tunes

October 3, 2012


With their return to live  performances, Cebu’s renowned dancing inmates have other routines to show. Vince Rosales, choreographer of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), said plans are  underway for different dance tunes for the  inmates who performed South Korean rap star Psy’s “Oppa Gangnam Style” last Saturday. “It was just recently that […]

Cebu inmates do the Gangnam; Over half million hits in 2 days

October 2, 2012


by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent After only two days online, the latest performance of  Cebu’s  dancing inmates  got over half a million hits  in YouTube. About a thousand inmates in orange prison shirts danced in the rain  to Korean singer Psy’s hit song “Oppa Gangnam Style.” The  Sept. 29 performance at the the Cebu Provincial […]

Four detainees bolt Lapu cell

September 2, 2012


Inmates cut, bend steel bars in Poblacion jail   by Correspondents Jucell Marie Cuyos and Norman Mendoza   The few minutes that a policeman-jailer took to eat lugaw (porridge) at a stall beside the old Police Station 3 in Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City were all the four detainees needed to  escape from the station’s detention cell. PO2 […]

Cebu’s dancing inmates inspire New York musical

June 22, 2012


  A musical inspired by the dancing inmates of the Cebu provincial jail is making a stir on line and in New York City. The play “The Prison Dancer” will be presented in the New York Music Festival (NYMF) from July 20 to 28 at St. Clements Theatre according to a report by GMA News […]

Teen inmate escapes guards

May 22, 2012


  A 19-YEAR-OLD inmate of the Mandaue City Jail yesterday slipped away from his jail guards after attending a court hearing at the Mandaue City Hall of Justice. Ricky Andujar was earlier escorted to the Municipal Trial Circuit Court (MTCC) for a hearing on his case of illegal gun possession. After the hearing, Andujar and […]

Recruiter jailed for detaining, mauling woman

May 22, 2012


AN overseas job recruiter was sentenced yesterday by the court to six to 13 years in jail for detaining and mauling a woman inside his office for six hours. Regional Trial Court Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 said Salvador Rosal was guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the charge of slight illegal detention. Rosal’s lawyer […]

Two get life for trafficking in Lapu

May 18, 2012


THE Lapu-Lapu Regional Trial Court found two men guilty of qualified human trafficking and sentenced them to life imprisonment. They were ordered to pay a fine of P2 million each. The owner of the bar where they were arrested on June 3, 2008 is still at large. The judge convicted a 42-year-old and 60-year-old for […]