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Empowering surrenderers

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USC graduating engineering students share expertise to Mandaue surrenderers At least 30 graduating engineering students of the University of San Carlos are continuing the advocacy of the school’s engineering department to help people in the community to uplift their lives by empowering them through education. This year the school’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering department’s program […]

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

Palma prohibits priests from joining Tokhang

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma ordered all priests in the archdiocese not to join the Oplan Tokhang or any anti-illegal drugs operations of the police. In yesterday’s press conference, the 66-year-old prelate said taking part in police operations is beyond the clergy’s mandate. “I will not allow priests to join in Tokhang operations. That is not […]

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

Ready for rehab’s second phase

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1,000 Mandaue surrenderers set to take next step of Health Department’s free rehab program At least a thousand drug surrenderers from the 27 barangays in Mandaue City will undergo the second phase of the region’s health department’s community-based drug rehabilitation program in Central Visayas. Chief Insp. Mercy Villaro, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) spokesperson, said […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths

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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 »

Only 2 scholars in Capitol’s program for drug surrenderers

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Despite the rising number of drug users who surrendered under the government’s intense campaign against illegal drugs, only a few, including their families, have so far availed of government-backed programs to help them take charge of their lives beyond drugs. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale lamented that of the almost 50,000 drug surrenderers in Cebu, […]

Posted: January 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DSWD exec tackles projects for street kids, drug surrenderers

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Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary for Institutional Development Mae Fe Templa recently attended a consultation and coordination meeting in Cebu City. Templa met the team of Dilaab Foundation Inc. headed by Fr. Carmelo Diola to discuss some church-based projects for street children and drug surrenderers. She was joined by the team of […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Town police chief sacked

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MINGLANILLA Police Station Commander, Chief Insp. Florendo Fajardo was relieved from his post while his men are under investigation by the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7). This came after Fajardo’s admission that the persons they arrested during an illegal cockfight were made to sign a blank sheet of paper that later on tagged […]

Posted: December 29th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Minglanilla cops facing probe for ‘Tokhang arrests’

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MINGLANILLA police officers will be investigated after a complaint will be filed by a director of a national government office accusing them of forcing people arrested in an anti-illegal gambling raid to sign a paper claiming they were drug surrenderers in an alleged Oplan Tokhang operation last December 25. Director Roger de Dios of the […]

Posted: December 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

A different kind of surrender

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PART 2 (A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pusher) Rene Francisco, 57, was an addict whose addiction to drugs and alcohol started in high school, back in Ozamiz City. Sent to the best schools, Rene always ended up at the guidance counselor or principal’s office. His parents, Jun and […]

Posted: December 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

65 Cebu barangays claim to be ‘drug-free’

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More barangays in Cebu have recently claimed to be “drug-free.” Senior Supt. Eric Noble, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), told reporters on Thursday that 65 more barangays in Cebu also claimed to be free of the illegal substance. These villages are located in the municipalities of Dumanjug, Tabuelan, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela, […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »