Barangay Tangke in Talisay: From ‘drug hotspot’ to empowered community with 903 rehab completers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Tangke in Talisay City was considered a ‘number one’ hotspot in terms of illegal drug activities, but now the barangay’s situation is “improving” with an empowered community having 903 drug surrenderers, who…

Labangon cop chief makes call to landlords after P1M drug bust

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Landlords especially in Labangon, Cebu City, should check the identification cards of their renters and to coordinate with police if they notice suspicious errands that their renters do. Police Major Janelito Marquez, Labangon…

Is there peace and order?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/27/2016

(A special CDN series on the Philippine National Police and the war on illegal drugs in Central Visayas) For eight years, Liza Saballa has been working in Hong Kong as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to provide…

Better lukewarm than absent

Rina Jimenez-David 10/21/2016

For a while there, it looked like activists and political protesters were happy playing footsies with the police and military. Where normally activists, many of them from the Left, would be the first to raise a howl…

Cordova cops kill drug suspect during buy-bust operation

Norman V. Mendoza 10/21/2016

A 38-year-old drug suspect was shot and killed after he shot at a Cordova police officer during a buy-bust operation yesterday in Barangay San Miguel, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Jeffrey Daan, 38, of Barangay San Miguel,…

THOSE MYSTERIOUS ‘NUBAIN’

Dominic D. Yasay 10/16/2016

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? Were those really Nubain, the restricted injectable painkiller that was reported to have replaced shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) as a drug of choice among junkies? There were 799 ampules containing yellow-colored liquid chemical…

City dad to cops: Name brgy. execs, tanods linked to drugs

Nestle L. Semilla 10/14/2016

A Cebu City councilor is asking the Philippine National Police to divulge the names of Cebu City barangay officials and tanods who are involved in the illegal drugs trade. Councilor Dave Tumulak, deputy mayor for police matters,…

Osmeña’s temper tantrum

Ricky Poca 07/18/2016

Initially, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña was so eager and active in running after drug lords and dealers here in the city and even granted a cash bounty to the police who killed any one of them.…

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