- Cebu City Mayor Michael L. Rama did not give a categorical answer to the challenge raised by Barangay Lahug Captain Mary Ann delos Santos to prove that he is sincere in his call for unity by giving back her barangay’s fuel allocation and financial aid for garbage collectors.
- Delos Santos, who won first councilwoman of Lahug in the last barangay elections, asked Rama to restore the the P3,500 financial aid for each garbage collector as well as fuel allocation which were cut off by then mayor and now South District Rep. Tomas Osmeña.
- Delos Santos said giving back the assistance that her barangay used to receive would prove Rama’s sincerity in his call for unity.
The Cebu City Council's Committee on Laws, Ordinances, Public Accountability and Good Government wants all tanods in 80 barangays to undergo a series of trainings on warrantless arrest, search and seizure and safe-guarding evidence, as well as preserving the crime scene.
"Tanod officials throughout the country, including Cebu City, are at the forefront in effectuating peace and order in their respective communities. Unfortunately, while some tanod units have implemented a pro-active scheme in responding to alerts, there have often been reports whereby tanod officials themeselves have marred evidence or disturbed, if not destroyed, pertinent aspects of the crime scene," [Councilor Edgardo] Labella said.
The general objective of the training project is to raise the level of awareness and orientation of all barangay tanods in the icty relative to their duties and responsibilities, and first-hand responses in conducting arrests, seizures, and searches specifically warrantless arrests, properties subject to seizure, admissibility of illegally seized evidence, conducting proper search and seizure.