Four more barangays in Cebu City drug-cleared

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More Cebu City barangays are now drug cleared, making the total number of drug-cleared barangay to 11 as of December 4, 2021. The City Office of the Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) announced that…

10 barangays in Cebu City get cash incentives for successful anti-drug programs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ten barangays in Cebu City were awarded with P100,000 for their successful anti-drug programs.  The City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) said that these Barangay Anti Abuse Drug Councils (BADAC) have been selected as…

Barrio Luz councilor to recommend termination of barangay tanod who tested positive for drugs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Barrio Luz councilor will recommend terminating the village watcher who tested positive after personnel of the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) conducted a surprise drug test among 165 barangay…

Lapu tanods get brand new tactical shoes

Futch Anthony Inso 11/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Around 600 tanods (village watchmen) from different barangays in Lapu-Lapu City have received their new tactical shoes from the city government. Garry Lao, head of the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse…

COSAP: 4 Cebu City Hall employees, 1 brgy worker fail drug test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four Cebu City Hall employees and another barangay employee have failed the surprise drug test and have proved positive for illegal drug use.  The City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) conducted a…

Balay Silangan now open for reformation of drug pushers

Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Balay Silangan, a reformation center for small-time drug pushers, has welcomed its first batch of clients at the Cebu City Resource Management and Development Center (Cremdec) facility in Barangay Taptap today, September…

98 drug surrenderees in Sudlon 1 graduate from rehab program

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 98 drug surrenderees from Barangay Sudlon 1 graduated from the drug rehabilitation program initiated by the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) on Saturday, May 15, 2021. COSAP head John…

84 drug surrenderees in Cebu City now ‘drug-free’

Delta Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More drug surrenderees in Cebu City have graduated from the Community-based Drug Rehabilitation Program, rendering them “drug-free.” Jonah John Rodriguez, the head of the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP), said in…

COSAP to intensify drug testing in Cebu City Hall after employee arrest

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) is planning to intensify the drug testing for City Hall employees after one of them was arrested in a drug bust on April 19,…

Cebu COSAP to strengthen rehabilitation of drug users and pushers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There remains a lot to be done to address the drug problem in Cebu City. This was the statement of Mayor Edgardo Labella after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7)…

5 more Cebu City Hall employees test positive for drugs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Five employees of the Cebu City Hall tested positive for illegal drugs, the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) reported on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.  Four of these five employees were from…

COSAP: Ecstasy users in Cebu City Hall, barangays draw PDEA’s concern

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) has expressed concern over the number of ecstasy, or euphoria-inducing illegal drugs, among City Hall employees and barangay workers. COSAP head Jonah John Rodriguez…

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