1,057 Central Visayas barangays are drug cleared, says PDEA-7

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said 1,057 barangays in the region are now declared drug-cleared while 116 are considered drug-free  since 2016. Of around 3,003 barangays in Central Visayas,…

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…

Drug affectation in Cebu City drops

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drug affectation in Cebu City is now at 91 percent or nine percent lower compared to last March the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) said. Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that they…

PDEA-7: 25 more barangays declared drug-cleared in Cebu Island, 3 others drug-free

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least  25 more barangays in Cebu Island were already given a drug-cleared status by law enforcers here. This brings the total number of drug-cleared barangays to 1,009 in Central Visayas as of…

PDEA-7 expects more drug-cleared barangays with new DDB regulation

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/07/2021

Roblen Mata Repdos of Carcar City fell into the hands of anti-drug operatives in a buy-bust operation on April 8, 2020. The suspect yielded more than P31 million worth of suspected shabu. |Photo from the Talisay City…

PDEA-7 exec: Monitoring crucial for drug-cleared brgys to remain drug free

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Monitoring is important in drug-cleared barangays because there is a possibility that these barangays may be flooded with illegal drugs again. Leia Albiar, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas spokesperson, said this…

Can a drug-cleared barangay status be reverted?

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangays that were declared drug-cleared in Central Visayas can be reverted from their status once barangay officials and the community cease from taking actions in maintaining their status. With 14 barangays in Central…

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