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More jail problems


Reports about the rising HIV cases among inmates in the Cebu City Jail due to frequent sharing of needles used for injecting nubain is yet another headache for Cebu City officials who already have more than their hands full dealing with other problems faced by their constituents like garbage, flooding and declining water supply. Again, […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Saving Life


(The last part of CDN’s three-part series on giving recovering drug addicts hope as the worst part of a junkie’s life could turn into something good.) He was in and out of jail for 18 years. Alain Joseph Aliño lied, stole things from his own household and neighbors, and indulged in a life of “drugs, […]

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

‘No letup in Greyhound ops’


Last Saturday dawn’s Operation Greyhound at the Cebu City Jail may have yielded fewer contraband, but Councilor Dave Tumulak said there should be no letup in the campaign to clear the jail of illegal items. “There was fewer shabu seized, only five grams. It seems that the jail officers are doing their jobs. I’m just […]

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


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Woman tries to sneak inside the Cebu City Jail 19 Nubain ampules stuffed inside breads Two women, both named Mary Ann, were supposed to be visiting loved ones inside the Cebu City Jail in Barangay Kalunasan on Sunday but ended up in a detention cell for sneaking drugs into the jail. The two Mary Anns […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Charges filed vs. son and cohort in mother’s slay


HE was tagged by police as the one responsible for bludgeoning his own mother to death on All Saints’ Day. Persistent in his denial, his claims have been backed by family members who said that they could not believe that 38-year-old Jonieto Lapatha could have a hand in his mother’s cold-blooded murder. But a complaint […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

PNP lab report out

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The place, Barangay Kamagayan, arguably a drug haven also known as Cebu’s red light district. The incident, a box with hundreds of vials of a chemical substance, literally landing at the feet of village watchmen, dropped by a young unidentified man who then sped on foot leaving the package behind. The ampules, which were initially […]

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

Drugs found in terminal not Nubain


The 799 ampules of injectible drug that were found in a van-for-hire terminal in Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City last Sunday tested negative of illegal drugs. The test conducted by the Police Regional Crime Laboratory Office showed that the ampules contained Ranitidine, an anti-ulcer drug that reduces gastric acid secretion. “Qualitative examination conducted on Specimen A […]

Posted: October 17th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

PDEA to monitor Nubain use


THE regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it is now stepping up efforts to monitor the distribution of Nubain in Cebu and the rest of the region following last Sunday’s discovery of a box of liquid vials believed to be Nubain in Barangay Kamagayan. “It’s a regulated drug. An unlicensed medical practitioner can face […]

Posted: October 17th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »



WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? Were those really Nubain, the restricted injectable painkiller that was reported to have replaced shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) as a drug of choice among junkies? There were 799 ampules containing yellow-colored liquid chemical solutions believed to be Nubain that were turned over to the the Parian police station in Cebu City […]

Posted: October 16th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Tanods given box filled with vials of drugs


AN unidentified man turned over to tanods of Barangay Kamagayan, Cebu City a box containing 799 vials of liquid chemical solution believed to be Nubain. Tanod Charles Angga said he and his companions immediately sent the box to the Pari-an police precinct for safekeeping. Police said they will have the solutions tested at the PNP […]

Posted: October 16th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »