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Courthouse shooting survivor out of hospital


Asst. Cebu City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa C. Casiño was discharged from the hospital last Saturday afternoon.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ayaw na pasudli ug mga supporters!


Usa ray sulbad aron dili na masubli ang nahitabo kang Renante Pique niadtong Lunes sa buntag nga hapit siya madunggabi diha sa Palace of Justice. Ang maayong himoon sa mga pulis ug mga guwardiya diha sa Marcelo Fernan Hall of Justice mao ang pag-ban sa mga paryente ug mga supporters ni Bella Ruby Santos pagsulod [...]

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Court workers undergo counseling in wake of rampage

FOR three hours, 13 employees of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch 6 underwent a debriefing to help them cope with the shock of witnessing the Jan. 22 shooting rampage that claimed three lives. Fr. Monico Catubig, a priest of the Cebu Archdiocese, spearheaded the debriefing held inside the MTCC Branch 6 courtroom [...]

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Fiscal entitled only to PhilHealth coverage’

IS Asst. City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Casiño, who remains in critical condition in the wake of last week’s shooting incident, entitled to financial help from the government, particularly the Department of Justice (DOJ)? Except for an allocation from Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Regional State Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane said Casiño may not get receive anything [...]

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pope death probe officially closed

The investigation into how Cebu courthouse gunman John Pope died is closed.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Feud with Rafols was ‘about children’

THE “real reason” Dr. Reynold Rene Rafols was tracked down and killed by an angry Canadian ex-neighbor has to do with children, said one of the doctor’s lawyers, Mat Jo.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Debriefing for court personnel; shooter faced ‘unresolved anger’

LAST Tuesday’s shooting rampage waged by Canadian John Pope in the Palace of Justice that claimed two lives and injured another person can be considered a form of “impulsive suicide”, an expert on human behavior said Wednesday.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Justice and violence

As if the judiciary didn’t have enough problems resolving the mammoth backlog of cases and the inadequate resources at their disposal, it also has to deal with raging complainants like the late John Pope. As most everyone who read the news know by now, Pope fatally shot his accuser, Dr. Rene Rafols, his lawyer Juvian [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »



Last Monday, people were still talking about another successful and orderly Sinulog grand parade that drew record-breaking crowds estimated at 4 million. The day’s hot topics were about the winners, the tons of litter left by the revelry, and suspended governor Gwen Garcia’s dance participation and her unimpeded return to the Capitol. Acting Governor Agnes [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fearing for their safety, fiscals seek gun ban exemptions

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Do not kill us.” Regional State Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane made this appeal to people who bear a grudge against state lawyers and other members of the legal profession following Tuesday’s shooting that killed a private lawyer and seriously injured a government prosecutor at Cebu’s Palace of Justice. Gubalane, in an interview, said the incident caused [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fund raising, prayers for fiscal


Cebu City Asst. Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Casiño remains under observation for at least a week before doctors proceed with the surgery to remove the bullet in the nape of her neck. “Fiscal Casiño is still in the intensive care unit (ICU). Her condition is delicate. I understand there are major blood vessels to be affected,” [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Shooting a grim reminder for gun control–police

LAST Tuesday’s shooting rampage that killed two people and severely injured another at the Palace of Justice in Cebu City is a wake-up call for tougher gun control and an intensified campaign against loose firearms. Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) chief, said they were verifying how the shooter, John [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Shooter, a ‘good man’, benefactor of children

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BENEFICIARIES of John Pope’s generosity planned to visit him in his house in barangay Calunasan yesterday to mark his 67th birthday. According to Jessica Villamora, the late Canadian invited them to his house where they were expecting him to host a party. She said they didn’t expect that their benefactor planned to go on a [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
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  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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