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Respiratory problems hit inmates


Province health personnel MONITOR CPDRC Personnel of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) yesterday took food and water samples at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to trace the source of the respiratory problems that some of the inmates were experiencing. Dr. Mario Joyag Jr., CPDRC resident doctor, said that a number of CPDRC […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Stop killings, help those in need’


Extrajudicial killings and second chances were among the themes touched on during the Siete Palabras 2017, a reflection of Jesus Christ’s final words at the Cross held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral last Good Friday. Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario, dean of studies at the St. Vincent School of Theology in Quezon City, called for an […]

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

Phil-Chinese Chamber commits P25M for drug rehab facility in Cebu


A Manila-based business group has made a commitment to fund the construction of a drug rehabilitation facility in Sitio Cantipla in the mountain barangay of Tabunan in Cebu City. Officials of the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) announced the allocation of P25 million for the project during their 10th anniversary celebration and […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | 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 »

Palma prohibits priests from joining TokHang operations


Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has strictly prohibited all priests in the archdiocese from joining the anti-illegal drug campaign of the police. In a press conference on Tuesday, the 66-year-old prelate said taking part in police operations is beyond the mandate of the clergy. “I will not allow priests to join in Tokhang operations. That is […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »


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Being naked in front of female inmates indecent, embarrassing It was not the stripping naked of the male inmates of the provincial jail that was offensive, but rather the presence of the female inmates while they were sitting in rows at the quadrangle. Lito Granado, an inmate of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Strength, not violence


Leave it to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to make eloquent discourses on spiritual and temporal issues, and last Saturday’s speech at the Luneta rally was no exception. He coined the church’s opposition to the war on illegal drugs and the revival of the death penalty in three words: Lakas hindi dahas (strength, not […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Citigym launches sports rehab program


LAST Jan. 20, Citigym launched its newest Sports Performance and Rehabilitation (SPR) program, an integrated approach towards rehabilitation with active rehab techniques designed to challenge a person’s edge of capacity, focusing more on the individual’s medical condition and not just for the enhancement of his body parts. Spearheaded by Citigym’s SPR Specialist Eugene Octaviano, this […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths


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 »

Mandaue police to intensify drug rehabilitation program


AMIDST the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) temporary suspension of its campaign against illegal drugs or “Oplan Tokhang”, the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) is eyeing to intensify its rehabilitation program for the city’s drug surrenderers. MCPO spokesperson Police Chief Insp. Mercy Villaro said that their efforts to restore and gradually reintegrate drug dependents to the […]

Posted: February 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »