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…

Surprise drug tests yield surprising result, 7 more City Hall employees are positive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More Cebu City Hall employees are failing the surprise drug tests conducted by the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) in the past weeks. COSAP head, Jonah John Rodriguez, expressed dismay over…

Cebu City Mayor’s Office undergoes surprise drug test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drug tests continue at the Cebu City Hall and this time, the Office of Mayor Edgardo Labella has been subjected to a surprise drug test on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The City…

Cosap assures: We’ll resume drug testing soon

Alven Marie Timtim 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office for Substance and Abuse Prevention (Cosap) will soon resume their surprise drug testing among Cebu City hall and Barangay workers and employees. This following the arrest of a Cebu…

Cebu City Legal Office: Drug-positive employees cannot be rehired

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) said employees who were found positive to the recent drug tests conducted by the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) could not be rehired by the…

DILG to Cebu City government: Improve anti-drug campaign

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has a lot to improve on its anti-drug campaign and should aim for drug-cleared barangays. Lawyer Kenneth Lucero,  officer-in-charge of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu City,…

Labella fires office employee for illegal drugs use

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A casual employee assigned at the Office of the Mayor was ordered dismissed after he tested positive for illegal drugs use. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that all drug positive employees will…

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