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PDEA nabs 5 drug suspects in buy-bust


Five drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Alaska Mambaling Proper, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City early morning on Friday. Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7) successfully transacted five grams of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu from Jose Abayan, 31, who was the subject of the […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

91 arrested in One Time, Big Time operation in Cebu City


Cebu City police arrested a total of 91 persons in another round of One Time, Big Time operation in the city on Wednesday night. Supt. Ryan Devaras, chief of the Investigation and Detective Branch of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said 47 of the suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation. “Six suspects were arrested […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Taliño supports random drug testing for teachers, students


To ensure that schools are drug-free, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) supports the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to conduct random drug test to public elementary and high school teachers and high school students. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, PRO-7 director, said they want to eradicate drugs at all levels and […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Village chief tests ‘positive’ for drugs; confirmatory tests needed


THE village chief of Barangay Tupas, Ronda, whose house was raided by the police, tested positive for shabu during his drug test. This was disclosed by Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) deputy chief Senior Insp. Nazareno Emia, who said the result of the drug test on Barangay Captain Eugene Miñoza was provided by the Regional Crime […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Civil society groups hold protest against death penalty, EJK


More than 100 members of different civil society organizations (CSO) in Cebu staged a protest in front of Cebu Provincial Capitol Monday morning against death penalty and extrajudicial killings. Fr. Robert Reyes, the running priest, led the multisectoral march called “Lakbay Buhay”. “The senate will soon begin its debates on death penalty. They are crucial […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Drug suspect dies in shootout with police


A suspected drug pusher was killed by the police in a drug bust in Barangay Tomonoy, Moalboal town, south Cebu on Friday morning. Danilo Delfino, 38, allegedly engaged the operatives in a shootout when he noticed that he was transacting with an undercover policeman. Chief Insp. Jose Rovic Villarin, chief of the Moalboal Police Station, […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Police arrest cohort of a ‘big time’ drug pusher


A cohort of a big time drug pusher in Barangay Duljo Fatima was arrested in a buy-bust operation past midnight on Wednesday. Calixto “Caloy” Caballero Azucenas, 45, married was arrested in a joint operation by the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), City Intelligence Branch and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Drug links


Though the Cebu provincial police was right in brushing aside allegations that the arrest of Lagtang Barangay Chairman Mark Ferdinand Bas was politically motivated, it was presumptuous of Senior Supt. Eric Noble, Cebu provincial police chief, to think that those who opposed Bas’ arrest were also involved in illegal drugs. “For me, if one is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Drug suspect falls in Talisay buy-bust


A 35-year-old man was arrested on a buy-bust operation in Sitio Rattan, Barangay Tangke, Talisay City on Thursday. According to Talisay City Police chief Senior Supt. Emerson Dante, Mark Anthony Parajes, a resident of Sitio Rattan, was allegedly involved in selling of illegal drugs. Police confiscated from him 20 grams of alleged shabu with an […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Tokhang in Surigao


My hometown Surigao City gave President Rodrigo Duterte an overwhelming vote during the last elections. When I came here to vote last year, I noticed how supporters of the Liberal Party seemed to tend to hide any signs of their political inclination when left alone with the multitude of diehard Surigaonon Dutertards. Lining up at […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »