49 barangays, 1 town apply for drug clearing in Central Visayas

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Forty-nine more barangays and one municipality in Central Visayas have applied for drug clearing assessment. These areas were from Cebu Province, Negros Oriental, and Bohol. If the applications of the 49 barangays and…

Two more Mandaue barangays eye drug-cleared status

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/01/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Two other barangays in Mandaue City are candidates for being drug-cleared barangays. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, the focal person of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), said she is hoping that barangays Tabok and Paknaan…

Calamba brgy chief’s call heeded: P2M shabu seized, 9 persons nabbed

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities have heeded the call of Calamba Barangay officials to help them fight illegal drugs in the seriously affected barangay with Thursday’s raids leading to the confiscation of P2 million worth of suspected…

Chan to give incentives to two drug-cleared Lapu barangays

Futch Anthony Inso 07/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will give cash incentives to Barangays Tingo and Baring on Olango Island after having been declared drug-cleared barangays. Earlier, the Regional Oversight Committee granted the declaration of Barangays Tingo…

Two more Lapu barangays declared ‘drug-free’

Futch Anthony Inso 07/02/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Two Barangays here were declared drug-cleared by the Regional Oversight Committee headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7). Garry Lao, head of the City of Lapu-Lapu Office of Substance Abuse…

Suba live-in couple-jailed dealer’s drug business busted; P3.4M shabu seized

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/14/2021

Information about a jailed drug dealer helping run an illegal drug operation in Barangay Suba, Cebu City while inside prison led to the raid in the barangay that yielded P3.4 million worth of suspected shabu. The raid…

7 drug suspects arrested in another drug den raid in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Seven individuals were arrested when anti-narcotics agents raided a drug den in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Wednesday evening, May 12, 2021. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), in a press release,…

19 nabbed in Mambaling for illegal drugs

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A total of 19 individuals were arrested in  simultaneous anti-illegal drug operations here last Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  According to a press release, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), together with the…

PDEA-7 chief: Cebu City still 100% affected by drugs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/15/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is still 100 percent affected by illegal drugs. Director Levi Ortiz of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said this during a conference call with reporters on…

PDEA-7 destroys P153M worth of illegal drugs 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Illegal drugs worth around P153 million confiscated from various operations were destroyed on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) burned down 22 kilograms of metahemphatamine (locally known as…

2 HVIs arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two high value-individuals (HVI) were arrested in a separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.…

Top 10 most wanted drug personality in Cebu City, 2 other HVIs arrested

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The two separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 2020, led to the arrest of a top 10 most wanted drug personality, an ex-convict and his cohort. Arrested during the operations led…

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