Cebu City cops expect more drugs during Christmas, New Year, and Sinulog 2022

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen are expecting a deluge of illegal drugs in Cebu City, especially during Christmas, New Year, and Sinulog 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu…

PDEA-7 intensifies random K9 inspections in piers, airports, warehouses

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) intensifies random K9 inspections to interdict the possible illegal drug trade in mails and parcels in the region. Leiah Albiar, spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that these inspections…

Asturias bust: P816 shabu sends former female inmate back to jail

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It only took nearly five months after being released from jail and P816 worth of suspected shabu to send a former female inmate back to prison. This after police caught Gretchen Ortega, 32,…

Espenido: I was ashamed and embarrassed to be included in the President’s narco list

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Na uwaw ko at first gyud (I was ashamed at first). ” This was the revelation of controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido to Cebu reporters in an interview during his short visit…

P340-K worth of illegal drugs seized from 17-year-old boy

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 17-year-old boy was the target of a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) at Lower Kawayan, Barangay Sambag 2 around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November…

Government employee shot dead in broad daylight

Florence Baesa 11/07/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY — Two unidentified assailants on board a motorcycle shot to death a government employee, who is under probation for drug charges, in Sitio Panambalon, Barangay Binohan in Bais City at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, November…

2 drug pushers nabbed in Mandaue City raid

Norman V. Mendoza 11/05/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Police arrested on Tuesday, November 5, two drug pushers in two separate anti-drug operations in Barangay Canduman. Authorities from Canduman Police Station arrested Verland Mangas, 32, a resident of Purok Bombil of the…

Police arrest house painter, minor with P1. 8 million worth of illegal drugs

Benjie Talisic 06/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P1.8 million worth of illegal drugs was seized by authorities during a joint operation in Sitio Laguna, Barangay Basak Pardo a few minutes past 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. The…

PRO-7: Bontuyan relieved from CIDG due to alleged connection to illegal drug trade 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/22/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) said that slain Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan was relieved from the Crime Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) in 2016 because of his alleged connection to…

Family of Canes couple are Duterte supporters

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/16/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The family of Michael and Fraldine Canes, the couple who were shot dead in Mandaue City close to midnight of Sunday, April 14, 2019, will be seeking the help of President Rodrigo…

Palma urges local politicians to be law abiding

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/03/2017

  THE most influential and highest official of the Roman Catholic Church in Cebu on Sunday reminded public officials, particularly those in the barangay level, to abide by the rules of the land, and simply follow the…

Espenido vows to solve drug problem in Cebu in a month

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Nestle L. Semilla 08/27/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte may have said he will solve the illegal drug problem in the country within six months. Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido yesterday made a similar pronouncement: that he would solve the illegal drug trade in…

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