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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 »

VM Fortuna: Rehabilitation of Cabancalan wetland, not drainage, can solve flooding


THE Mandaue City government expressed worry over the Cebu City government’s plan to construct a drainage system as a remedy to control the floods in Barangays Banilad and Talamban in Cebu City, and Cabancalan and Mandaue side of Barangay Banilad. Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna said the best solution to this problem is to […]

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

Provincial Capitol: Of prison breaks and other problems


(Conclusion) Known globally as the jail facility that houses the dancing inmates, unknown to the world, the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) has been plagued with various issues: from the escape of inmates, to the continued presence of contraband items like laptops and cell phones, to the deaths of at least eight prisoners […]

Posted: January 5th, 2017 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »

Of drugs and renewal


I t was Christmas Eve. I left the house telling my husband Jeff that I will come back before 10 p.m. “I really just need to do these interviews. Dinner is prepared. Please feed the children,” I told him before I finally closed the main door. My destination was the Love of God Community Charismatic […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »