CPPO exec: Drop in property crimes indication of police gains in drug war

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province policemen are showing gains in their efforts against illegal drugs as clearly shown in the decreasing crimes specifically crimes against property in the first quarter of the year.  Police Lieutenant Colonel…

48 brgys, 3 LGUs added to PDEA’s list of drug-cleared areas in Central Visayas

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 48 barangays and three municipalities were the latest to be given a drug-cleared status by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) spearheaded by the Philippine Drug Enforcement…

Barangay Tungasan declared as drug-cleared, gets P50K reward

Futch Anthony Inso 05/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Tungasan in Olango Island has received a cash reward of P50,000 from the Lapu-Lapu City Government after it was declared a drug-cleared barangay. The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug-Clearing Program made…

38 brgys, 1 town declared drug-cleared in Central Visayas

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 38 barangays and one municipality in Central Visayas have been declared as drug-cleared on April 25 by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7). This brings the overall total to 1,167…

Ortiz: Empowered community key to keeping drug-cleared status of brgys

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A least 17 barangays in Siquijor province have managed to retain their drug-cleared status, a status that these received since 2017. And the number continues to grow as 90 other drug-cleared barangays are…

Siquijor: 17 brgys retain drug-cleared status, 90 others undergoing validation

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Seventeen of the 107 drug-cleared barangays in Siquijor Province have retained their drug-cleared status this year while the remaining 90 barangays continued to be validated. Leia Alcantara, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central…

PDEA: 33 Central Visayas villages now drug-cleared, 2 others drug-free

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Two more barangays in Cebu Island were already given a drug-cleared status by law enforcers. Barangays Bakilid in Mandaue City and Tungasan in Olango Island that is part of Lapu-Lapu City were among the 33…

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…

Brgy Bakilid could be drug-cleared this year

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) aim to have a drug-cleared barangay in the city within the year. So on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the City Anti-Drug Abuse…

Oplan Kalinaw Talisay launched for intensified anti-illegal drugs drive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/29/2020

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, Philippines — In response to the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte on the rampant illegal problems in Talisay City, the city government has launched the Oplan Kalinaw Talisay on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Mayor…

Soon-Ruiz wants Mandaue City ‘drug cleared’ in 2020

Rosalie Abatayo 11/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A “drug cleared” Mandaue City by 2020. This is what Mandaue City councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, is eyeing as the city has allocated P10 million in the city’s budget for 2020 to fund the…

Caohagan Island in Lapu-Lapu on the way to being ‘drug free’

Rosalie Abatayo 08/14/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Barangay Caohagan, an island village of Lapu-Lapu City, is en route to being the city’s first “drug free” village. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, city officials along with officials from the Lapu-Lapu City…

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