522 drug surrenderers avail of Ronda’s rehab program

Benjie B. Talisic 08/28/2017

THREE barangay councilmen were among the 522 drug surrenders who availed of community-based drug treatment program of the municipal government of Ronda, a town 86.6 km south of Cebu City. Ronda Mayor Mariano Blanco III told Cebu…

Fuente police to launch livelihood training for drug surrenderers

Winston Ensomo 07/15/2017

AFTER street kids, the Fuente Police Precinct is focusing on rehabilitating drug users through the Pangandoy sa Kausaban (Wish for Change) program together with several government agencies. Launched yesterday, the program is aimed at providing livelihood training…

Drug busts yield past Tokhang surrenderers

Nestle L. Semilla, Rene Alima 04/27/2017

YOUNG and old, the illegal drugs trade continues to lure people into its fold — even those who had vowed in a pledge to the Duterte government to never again do drugs. A string of operations conducted…

Empowering surrenderers

Norman V. Mendoza 03/19/2017

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…

Palma prohibits priests from joining Tokhang

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/14/2017

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…

Ready for rehab’s second phase

Dominic D. Yasay 03/03/2017

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…

Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/17/2017

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…

Only 2 scholars in Capitol’s program for drug surrenderers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/22/2017

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…

DSWD exec tackles projects for street kids, drug surrenderers

01/17/2017

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…

Town police chief sacked

Nestle L. Semilla 12/29/2016

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…

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