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Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths

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A MEDAL AND A ROSARY. These are the precious gifts that Cebu Archbishop Jose  Palma gave to each of the  25 drug surrenderers who, after six months, cleaned themselves of drug addiction and graduated from the barangay-based drug rehabilitation program. The event was commemorated with a Mass officiated by Palma at the San Roque Parish in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

They surrendered and lived to tell their stories. And to these men and women who, only months ago, could not even imagine giving up a life of drugs, it was a day like no other. Wearing green shirts with a scripture text proclaiming a rebirth in Christ, at least 25 individuals who were once enslaved […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Living it up in 2017

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HAPPY new year, all you beautiful people out there! It’s 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited … as they say, every new year brings with it 365 opportunities. Every day we wake up is a gift, and we would have a much better world if we all started acting like it! It has always […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Polio victim turning back from drugs

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Charles Rey Suico, a self-confessed drug pusher and user from Labogon, Mandaue City dances his heart out during a Zumba session sponsored by the Mandaue City police. (CDN PHOTO/NORMAN MENDOZA)

He’s not fond of Zumba, that dance fitness craze sweeping the country, but polio victim Charles Rey Suico finds it preferable than lying on the concrete ground soaked in his own blood. Despite some difficulty walking due to his condition, Suico, a 38-year-old self-confessed drug pusher and user, was only too willing to join more […]

Posted: July 16th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Jaguar wanted to start a new life

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Alex Bolongaita of dyRF  tells of his interview with Jeffrey "Jaguar" Diaz, who was killed in a police operation last Friday in Las Piñas City. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

TWO broadcast journalists who interviewed suspected drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz were surprised over his killing in an alleged shootout in Las Piñas City last Friday evening. “Anogon (It is such a waste)” was how they expressed their sentiments saying they were convinced Jaguar wanted to get out of the illegal drug trade and start […]

Posted: June 18th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »