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Clear villages of drugs, officials told

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Barangay officials were warned anew by the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) that they will face administrative charges if they fail to clear their areas of drug users and pushers. The warning came amid Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s admission that clearing the barangays of drugs is a “tall order” that can only be […]

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

Illegal drug users found in 30% of villages declared ‘drug cleared’

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Barely a week after 120 barangays in the province were declared drug-cleared, about 30 percent of them now have to come up with intervention measures after several of their drug surrenderers were again found to be using illegal drugs. The so-called surrenderers were found positive for illegal drug use in surprise drug tests conducted last […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PDEA-7 declares 120 Cebu villages as ‘drug-cleared’

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  ONE hundred twenty (120) barangays from 22 towns in Cebu province were declared “drug-cleared” by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) during ceremonies on Tuesday. And with the declaration came big shoes to fill as they will now have to strive to maintain the status conferred to them after meeting stringent […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ermita, four villages meet extended deadline for drug list

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ALL 80 barangays in Cebu City have submitted the lists of drug personalities in their respective areas to the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) yesterday, one day after its March 15 deadline. About five of these barangays — Kasambagan, Sto. Niño, Tabunan, Babag and Ermita — beat the extended deadline imposed by PDEA-7 Director […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Teacher Ryan: A reading warrior

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LAST OF FIVE PARTS On board his balsa (raft) with a plastic box full of books and school supplies, public school teacher Ryan Homan reaches far-flung communities in the mountainous areas of Donsol, Sorsogon, to spread the joy of reading. Homan, 30, crosses rivers to reach children in the neighboring villages and teach them to […]

Posted: October 5th, 2016 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »