Editorial: Community drug rehab

SOME of our cities in Cebu are graduating by the hundreds drug dependents under their community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBDRP). By graduates, we mean individuals who have weaned themselves off illegal drugs for at least six months, while being placed under sporadic surprise drug tests within the required period. These individuals were either in the […]

Probe dismantles 54 more STL booths in Cebu

MORE booths of illegal small town lottery (STL) in Cebu City were dismantled and confiscated by the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification and Enhancement (Probe) team more than a week since the operation started. Probe chief Raquel Arce said as of May 27, 2021, a total of 54 booths of illegal STL were confiscated and dismantled. […]

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) […]

19 drug peddlers, users arrested in Mambaling

NINETEEN drug pushers and users were arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) during their implementation of search warrants in four suspected drug dens situated in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Operatives of PDEA 7 led by their director, Levi Ortiz, were implementing four search warrants […]

Editorial: Good cops and human rights

It certainly inspires a spate of reactions especially from critics of government. Malacañang appointed former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan as undersecretary at the Office of the President on Feb. 22, 2021. Cascolan was at the PNP’s helm from September to November 2020, but he was among those who conceived of the PNP’s anti-drug […]

Talisay now has drug-free brgy

A MOUNTAIN barangay is the first village in Talisay City to be declared drug-free by the Regional Anti-Drug Abuse Council. Barangay Tapul is the only barangay in Talisay City to have been declared drug-free since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016. In a statement on his official Facebook page, Talisay City Mayor Gerald […]