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Drug lord escapes dragnet, considered very dangerous

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FOR the second time around, a 25-year-old alleged drug lord who is considered armed and dangerous evaded arrest at the height of a government operation conducted against him. Joshua Bucog, 25, escaped from a buy-bust operation conducted by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Sunday evening. Instead, the agents […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Three caught in drug busts

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THREE men were arrested by police in three separate drug busts that yielded a total of P36,362 worth if shabu in Lapu-Lapu City last Saturday. Police arrested Raul Gesulga, a 48-year-old resident of Sitio Soong Center in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City at past 11 p.m. last Saturday. Police recovered from Gesulga 32 small sachets of […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Osmeña to boot out drug user tanods, loaders

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CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has made clear a policy. City-hired workers found positive of illegal drug use will be automatically fired. “We have to set an environment that people realize, if you start to fool around with drugs, you will be kicked out,” Osmeña said in the heels of surprise drug tests conducted by […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cop caught in drug den raid

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A senior police officer was arrested along with three other suspected drug users inside a drug den in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City, at past 2 a.m. yesterday. SPO1 Cielo Bonite wore civilian clothes and had his service firearm tucked on his waist when operatives of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) barged into a house […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu police reshuffles officers in anti-drug campaign

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ABOUT 11 police officials in Cebu were reshuffled and given new assignments by the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) as part of its efforts to recalibrate its campaign against illegal drugs. “We are in a war against illegal drugs. We have to make some changes as needed,” said Senior Supt. Eric Noble, Cebu provincial police […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ermita, four villages meet extended deadline for drug list

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ALL 80 barangays in Cebu City have submitted the lists of drug personalities in their respective areas to the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) yesterday, one day after its March 15 deadline. About five of these barangays — Kasambagan, Sto. Niño, Tabunan, Babag and Ermita — beat the extended deadline imposed by PDEA-7 Director […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

2 drug suspects arrested

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  Two drug suspect who surrendered during the implementation of “Oplan Tokhang” last year was arrested in separate police operations in Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday. Police first arrested Emrik Pahugot at around 8 p.m. for the possession of three small sachets of shabu. Elements of the Hoops Dome Police Station collared Pahugot, 28, around 8 […]

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

Central Visayas has a new Cebu-based top drug lord

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We have a new top drug lord along with nine other drugs lords in our list.” This statement came from Police regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, who said they updated the list of drug personalities in the region following the death of alleged top drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz in June 2016. Taliño, however, […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Pusher’ arrested in Catmon

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A DRUG surrenderer was arrested by the police in Barangay Flores, Catmon town, northern Cebu last Sunday night. Numeriano Estenzo IV, 50, was immediately handcuffed by the Catmon policemen led by Senior Insp. Narciso Abapo after the drug transaction was consummated. According to PO3 Aaron Benjamin Arizona, the suspect already surrendered last year but allegedly […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu’s high drug rate

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At the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) 10th National Congress held in Pasay City last week came the bombshell that recognized Cebu with the highest rate of drug abuse throughout the country, with about 60 to 70 percent, according to President Rodrigo Duterte. The President described the drug problem as having reached epidemic proportions with 40 […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »