Cebu City cops keeping a close eye on ecstasy demand

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/29/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in Cebu City will be on the lookout for the possible increase in demand for ecstasy in the city following the reopening of establishments that are allowed to serve liquor in…

PDEA-7 burns P12M illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/13/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Another batch of illegal drugs was burned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), a month after they destroyed P77 million worth of illegal drugs. This morning, November 13,…

The hidden world of ‘ecstasy’ tucked away in the recesses of party places

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It was inside a club in one of Metro Cebu’s known party places – with only narrow, strobe lights giving way to darkness – when Chen, for the first time, saw up close…

PDEA-7 warns public on possible proliferation of ecstasy during Sinulog

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has warned the public especially party-goers to be more careful about receiving free drinks from strangers during the Sinulog celebration. Director Wardley Getalla of…

Amid recent party drug bust in Bohol, parents urged to educate kids on illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents are encouraged to educate their children on illegal drugs and their effects, and for the schools, to strengthen this drug education among the students. Leah Albiar-Alcantara, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central…

Ambush-slay of ecstasy supplier likely meant to silence him, police suspect

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Investigators are now looking into illegal drugs, particularly the sale and distribution of ecstasy, as one of the possible motives behind the death of Neil Benjamin Yap. Yap was killed in a noontime…

No deaths reported in third synchronized police operations in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There were no reported casualties when the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) conducted their third Synchronized Enhanced Management Police Operations (SEMPO) for this year. Based from the official report from the CCPO, they…

Ecstasy tablets worth P29K recovered from slain drug supplier’s body

Benjie B. Talisic and Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More party drugs were recovered from the shirt pocket of the body of slain drug supplier, Ken Kenneth Rosales. Chief Inspector Ronald Tero, Regional Special Operations Group in Central Visayas (RSOG) chief, told…

Slain party drug supplier may have supplied ecstasy ingested by Ashley — RID chief

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ecstasy tablet reportedly handed to Ashley Abad may have come from Ken Kenneth Rosales, a suspected party drugs supplier who died in a dawn econunter with police in Barangay Zapatera, Cebu City.…

CCPO: Ashley Abad investigation almost done

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu City said the recent comments made by President Rodrigo Duterte on the case of Ashley Abad will not affect the progress of their investigation. In a press interview Wednesday…

Cebu City Police now know who gave ecstasy to Ashley Abad    

Morexette Marie Erram 02/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Investigators from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) have identified the person responsible of giving the party drug ecstasy to Ashley Abad that led to her death last month. But Chief Superintendent Debold…

Police keeping eye on bars, clubs following release of ‘ecstasy ring’

Benjie B. Talisic and Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers are now monitoring private establishments, particularly bars and clubs, where young adults frequent to party, following the revelation that a so-called ‘ecstasy ring’ operates in Cebu. In an interview with reporters,…

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