16 Cebu barangays say they are drug-free — CPPO chief

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/12/2016

About five months since the administration launched its relentless campaign against illegal drugs, 16 out of 1,066 barangays in the province of Cebu have declared themselves as “drug-free.” These villages are all located in three municipalities on…

THERE IS HOPE FOR DRUG ADDICTS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/30/2016

Cebu Archdiocese initiates barangay-based rehab program for drug users Drug addicts are humans after all. But in the fight against illegal drugs, there can be no shortcuts. With this in mind, the Archdiocese of Cebu, through the…

ESPINOSA RESIDENCE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Chito Aragon 08/11/2016

Police raid empty house, recover 11 kilos of shabu Joint police teams from the Regional Public Safety Batallion (RPSB), the Albuera police and the Leyte Provincial Office raided the ancestral house of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.…

Twelve drug suspects yield to Lapu police

Norman V. Mendoza 08/10/2016

Twelve self-confessed drug pushers, including two men who supposedly supplied drugs to 30 barangays in Lapu-Lapu City, surrendered themselves and their firearms to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office yesterday morning. Senior Supt. Rommel Cabagnot, Lapu-Lapu City police…

Two killed, four injured in drug shootings in Cebu

Rene Alima 08/10/2016

TWO died while four others were injured in separate shooting incidents in Dalaguete and Argao towns and the cities of Naga and Carcar last Tuesday and yesterday. In Barangay Poblacion, Dalaguete, a resident classified as a “level…

P50M shabu seized in Pasig

07/31/2016

Manila — Three men were arrested in Pasig City on Friday afternoon in separate buy-bust operations that yielded nearly P50 million worth of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride). In a press briefing at Camp Crame, the Eastern Police District…

Escalation

07/29/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s vocal assurance of his administration’s commitment to follow the law in the war against illegal drugs may or may have been the go signal for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to intensify their…

SONA FROM THE HEART

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus, Edison Delos Angeles, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Julit C. Jainar, Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/25/2016

True to form, the campaign against illegal drugs and federalism were among the issues emphasized by President Rodrigo Duterte during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). But what some local government executives expected the President…

Funeral homes talk of unpaid balances

07/25/2016

CONCLUSION As the body count in the war on illegal drugs rises, funeral parlor staff members see no profit in servicing the bodies of people killed in shootouts with police officers. They also could not touch the…

Barangay execs pledge aid in war on drugs

07/25/2016

ABOUT 40 barangay officials of Cebu City signed a covenant with the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) to signify their support in the campaign against illegal drugs yesterday. City Councilor and Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president Philip…

Taliño: ‘No to vigilantes’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/25/2016

Are vigilantes starting to operate in Cebu? Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), on Monday said he received a text message from a group who volunteered to help the…

Surrenderer arrested anew for illegal drugs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 07/22/2016

A former street cleaner, who had five weeks earlier, surrendered to the police in line with Oplan Tokhang, was caught repacking 70 grams of shabu when policemen knocked at his house again to see how he was…

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