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CPPO flies flag in half-mast as it mourns passing of Consolacion cop

Cebu Sun.Star - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:28
THE Philippine flag is displayed in half mast at the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) compound in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City as the police are mourning the passing of their comrade who was killed while on duty.

Staff Sergeant Careby-Clyde Alinsug from the Drug Enforcement Unit of Consolacion Police Station was killed while a police informant was hurt after a goon of a suspected drug personality, who was later identified as Reynaldo "Tatskie" Ydil, caught them conducting surveillance in Barangay Casili, Consolacion town, Cebu on Sunday night, June 5, 2022.

Hours after Alinsug was killed, Ydil was eventually gunned down early morning of the following day in his hideout in Barangay Busay, Cebu City after he attempted to fight off police officers conducting a manhunt against him.

Colonel Engelbert Soriano, chief of CPPO, said they extended P50,000 financial assistance to the family of the victim.

Soriano said Alinsug is also entitled to receive P700,000 from the Public Safety Mutual-Benefit Fund Incorporated since he was killed while on duty.

Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Visayas Director Police Brigadier General Roque Eduardo Vega also visited the wake of Alinsug and awarded a posthumous medal to the late policeman and gave financial assistance to the family of the victim.

Soriano described Alinsug as a good policeman and had not been linked to any illegal activities since he became a policeman in 2012.

“Operatiba natin yung casualty at ang pagka tao po ng ating kasamahan ay talaga namang walang iniwan na negative na komento sa mga kasamahan nya at sa community kung saan siya nakatira, so malungkot po talaga yung insidente (The casualty was our operative and we did not receive any negative comments against him from his fellow workers and residents),” Soriano said.

Alinsug entered the police service on July 2, 2012 and his first assignment was at Consolacion Police Station (CPS) on November 4, 2014 as a member of the alert patrol.

On August 31, 2018, he became assistant warrant and subpoena server and later transferred to the Drug Enforcement Unit of the CPS on February 18, 2019.

Due to the rising cases of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Central Visayas, Santillan, being a nurse, was assigned at the Regional Health Service on June 9, 2020 before he was sent back to his mother unit in Consolacion on October 8, 2020.

Vega said the death of Alinsug would not deter them from fighting illegal drugs, but would rather encourage them to intensify their anti-illegal drug operations in the region.

“Nakakalungkot ang araw na ito dahil isa sa aming hanay ang nawala. May mga anak ito at asawa na tiyak na mawawalay dahil wala na ang haligi ng pamilya.

(This day saddens us as one of our troops is gone. He has children and a wife who are dependent on him being the head of the family). PSSg Careby-Clyde Valle Alinsug is a gallant police officer of PRO7. He dedicated his life to public service and the people he has worked with and is a responsible father to his family. Despite this regrettable loss of one of our police officers, PRO7 remains committed and dedicated to protecting the Sugbuanons from these lawless criminals,” Vega said.

Soriano had not seen any lapses on Alinsug's case buildup.

The CPPO is now conducting an investigation about the drug links of Ydil in Casili and in Sitio Tarcom where he hid after committing the crime.

They believed that the drug distribution networks of Ydil had reached as far as Consolacion in Metro Cebu.

Soriano said they also coordinated with the City Intelligence Unit of the Cebu City Police Office to gather more information about Ydil and with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to identify the inmate at the Cebu City jail who was reported to be behind the illegal drug activities of Ydil. (AYB, TPT)

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Iloilo PWDs help boost blood stocks amid rise of dengue cases

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:19

ILOILO CITY - Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the province of Iloilo will again donate blood to boost the supply as dengue cases in the province are on the rise.

Rara Ganzon, focal person for PWD and spokesperson for the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), said they

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PH to get initial replacement of expiring Covid-19 vax June 20

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:17

MANILA - The Philippines will be receiving its initial replacement of near-expiry coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines from the COVAX Facility on June 20, a health official said Tuesday.

Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH) submitted a demand forecast of 34 million doses of the Cov

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DOH says rising dengue cases in C. Visayas now 'cause of concern'

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:16

CEBU CITY - The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday said the rise in dengue cases in the region is now a "cause of concern" amid the rainy season.

Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 regional director, said the figures showed a pattern that a dengue outbreak occurred once every t

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P10-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Bataan

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:12

LIMAY, Bataan - Operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Limay and local police swooped down on separate establishments in two areas of Orion town Monday night and confiscated suspected smuggled cigarettes worth several millions of pesos.

Lawyer William Balayo, BOC district collect

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Javee Mocon traded to Phoenix

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:10

MANILA - Javee Mocon will be playing for Phoenix this Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season.

The PBA approved a trade sending the six-foot-three forward to the Fuel Masters.

In exchange, his old team, the Rain or Shine (ROS) Elasto Painters, acquired Nick Demusis and two future

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MRT-3 records zero breakdowns since July 2020

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 17:10

MANILA - The MRT-3 has recorded zero unloading incidents or train breakdowns since July 16, 2020, as a result of the massive rehabilitation of the rail line.

"In 2020, the unloading incidents that the MRT-3 recorded plunged to five. In the whole of 2021, no unloading incidents were posted, a

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PH detects 3 additional cases of Omicron subvariant BA.5

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:53

MANILA - The Department of Health (DOH) has detected three new cases of Omicron subvariant BA.5 in its latest sequencing run.

In an online media forum Tuesday, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said two of the cases are from Region 4-A (Calabarzon) while the address of the other case

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La Union province ends 4-day work week arrangement

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:53
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - The provincial government of La Union's four-day work week schedule for its employees has ended and the assessment is ongoing to determine possible permanent adoption.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Zeny Aspiras, supervising administrative offi
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La Union province ends 4-day workweek arrangement

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:53
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - The provincial government of La Union's four-day workweek schedule for its employees has ended and the assessment is ongoing to determine possible permanent adoption.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Zeny Aspiras, supervising administrative offic
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Imee brings food, farm products to Ilocos Norte villages

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:50

LAOAG CITY - Hundreds of Ilocano residents got complete meals and various farm products that were brought to them in their barangays by Senator Ma. Imelda Josefa "Imee" Marcos on Tuesday.

In what was meant as a "Thanksgiving Tour" to areas where the Marcos family received the most number of v

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Davao City starts 2nd booster shots for general public

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:41

DAVAO CITY - The city's Vaccination Cluster opened Tuesday the inoculation for second booster doses against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the general public.

"Those who are eligible to receive the second booster shots can now get it in our various vaccination centers," cluster head Dr.

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Cebu, Bohol vendors get bikes, tools from DOLE

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:35
CEBU CITY - Several vendors in Mandaue City, Cebu province and Bohol province are now equipped with tools and bicycles for their vending and delivery business, the Department of Labor and Employment-Visayas (DOLE-7) said on Tuesday.In a statement, Emmanuel Ferrer, DOLE-7 off
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Soil rejuvenation program expands in 2 Leyte towns

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:14

TACLOBAN CITY - The Department of Agriculture (DA) will carry out a soil rejuvenation program in the towns of Abuyog and Javier in Leyte, employing the best-bet soil, water, crop, and nutrient management options to increase yield.

The DA regional office here announced on Tuesday that the prog

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Cebu developer ramps up investments as VisMin economy perks up

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:13
CEBU CITY - Seeing post-pandemic full business potentials, a Cebu-based real estate developer is looking to deepen its investments in the Visayas and Mindanao to support the continued economic recovery in these regions.Jose Soberano III, Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) chairman
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May inflation uptick still within forecast: Diokno

Philippines Times - Tue, 2022-06-07 16:08
MANILA - Further acceleration of the inflation rate, which rose to 5.4 percent last May, the highest since December 2018, remains within forecast, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said.The BSP projected the May 2022 inflation to stay between 5 to 5.
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