Guv: Fight vs drugs not just for photo ops

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants the members of the One Cebu Inter-Agency Interdiction Task Force (OC-IAITF) to take their efforts to fight against illegal drugs seriously and not for photograph opportunities (photo ops) only. During the meeting that Garcia presided over on February 9 with the OC-IAITF members, they discussed additional measures that can be […]

Ex-Magdalo member back as PDEA 7 chief

JIGGER Montallana, who served as director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) Central Visayas office from 2011 to 2012, is back in Cebu. Montallana has been reinstalled as PDEA 7’s director, replacing outgoing director Levi Ortiz, who will be transferred to the agency’s Cagayan Valley office. In a statement posted on Facebook, Ortiz thanked […]

Research commenced with Keio University to discover drugs using “Chemicals Informatics”

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation, in collaboration with Keio University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is commencing joint research that uses Materials Informatics (MI) (the Research) to improve the efficiency of the development of small molecule drugs(1). Hitachi High-Tech Solutions will be using the […]

Polymer protection for vaccines and drugs

TSUKUBA, Japan, Dec 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – A biocompatible polymer could help deliver vaccines and drugs with reduced risk of the rare dangerous adverse reaction called anaphylaxis. Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed the polymer and performed preliminary tests, which they […]

Over 24,000 nabbed for drugs under PBBM; over 90 killed

MORE than 24,000 drug personalities have been arrested under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) so far, underscoring its determination to continue his predecessor’s relentless war on drugs but with a greater focus on demand reduction, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said. Human Rights Watch, however, said the […]

Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2023 Interim Results

HONG KONG, Nov 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited (“Jacobson Pharma” or the “Company”; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of essential medicines, specialty drugs and branded healthcare products, today announced the interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries […]

Weeklong police operations in CV net over P50M in illegal drugs

POLICE in Central Visayas have seized over P53 million worth of illegal drugs in their weeklong anti-narcotics operations in different areas in the region. Operatives confiscated nearly eight kilos of illegal substance they called methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, from Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 to Sunday, Nov. 6. They launched 114 operations that also […]

P173-M worth of illegal drugs seized in buy-bust operation 

AUTHORITIES seized P173.40-million worth of crystal methamphetamine, popularly known in the Philippines as shabu, in a buy-bust operation near the capital Manila on Wednesday morning, according to the presidential palace.   The illegal drugs seized in an operation in Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City weighed almost 25.5 kilograms, Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin C. Abalos, […]

Daylong police ops net P15M shabu

A TOTAL of P15 million worth of illegal drugs has been seized by the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Visayas.The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) seized over P10 million worth of illegal drugs, mostly shabu, outperforming other units under the PRO 7.The anti-narcotics operations started at dawn Saturday, June 11, 2022 and ended at […]

Police nabs 2 pushers, seizes P800K shabu

OVER P800,000 worth of illegal drugs was seized during anti-narcotics operations in Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday, May 14, 2022.At 12:48 a.m., e-bike driver Junjie Labuca Cabuenas, 26, yielded 80 grams of shabu in Barangay Cansojong. The contraband’s value was pegged at P544,000.Talisay police chief Lt. Col. Randy Caballes said Cabuenas had been included in […]

Jacobson Pharma’s Chairman Uplifts Shareholding to Above 60%

HONG KONG, Mar 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Mr. Derek Sum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited (the “Company”; together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of essential medicines, specialty drugs and branded healthcare […]

Cebu City police collar 3 ‘pushers,’ seize ‘shabu’ worth over P6 million

ANTI-NARCOTICS operatives of the Cebu City Police Office’s units seized illegal drugs worth P6.1 million and arrested three persons in separate operations on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The police seized a total of 905 grams of white substance they described as methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu.” The first suspect, Leegine Caballes, was caught past […]

3 arrested for illegal drugs

THREE men, including two who were reported missing by their families, were arrested in separate buy-busts in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu since Thursday, May 20, 2021. On Thursday, May 20, two men who were initially reported to be missing for two days were arrested by operatives of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) […]