MCSAPO to hold jail-based rehab program for female inmates

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/02/2024

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Substance Abuse Prevention Office (MCSAPO) is set to conduct a jail-based rehabilitation program for female inmates. This will be the first time that the rehabilitation program will be conducted in…

Gilas’ Brownlee fails Asian Games doping test

10/13/2023

Justin Brownlee, who played a starring role to help the Gilas Pilipinas win its first Asian Games basketball gold since 1962, has failed a doping test, officials said Thursday, October 12, 2023. The American-born Brownlee tested positive for the banned…

Closap sees more tieups with Cepca as chess tourney against drugs gets underway in Cebu City 

Glendale G. Rosal 12/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) and City of Lapu-Lapu Office of Substance Abuse and Prevention (Closap) eye a stronger partnership in chess next year, following the massive participation of local…

Surprise test reveals drug use of two DRRMO employees

Norman Mendoza 09/18/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Two of the 45 personnel from Lapu-Lapu City’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) were found positive for illegal drug use after a surprise test was conducted on Tuesday, September 17.  The names of…

A different kind of surrender

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2016

(A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pushers) Fe Mantuhac Barino, 59, could not remember a time when her life was not affected by illegal drugs. The chief executive officer of Duros…

Rama tested negative because he had a haircut – Osmeña

Inna Mejia 12/22/2016

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña downplayed the results of the drug test that showed his arch nemesis, former mayor Mike Rama, was negative of drug use. He claimed that Rama tested negative on the hair follicle samples…

Busay official demands public apology after confirmatory drug test turned out negative

Inna Mejia 12/02/2016

BUSAY Barangay Captain Amilo Lopez is demanding a public apology from Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) head Dr. Alice Utlang for allegedly revealing that he tested positive for drug use even before a confirmatory…

Rehabilitation of surrenderers in rehab centers takes priority

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/23/2016

The bulk of the P50- million budget proposal for Cebu City’s campaign against illegal drugs will go to the rehabilitation of the drug surrenderers in the different barangays of the city, who can now be sent to…

Busay barangay captain surprised at being found positive for illegal drug use

Jhunnex Napallacan 10/21/2016

CEBU CITY—A village chief was surprised when he was tested positive for illegal drug use. Amilo Lopez, chairman of Barangay Busay, was the only one found positive among the 60 village chiefs who undertook the drug tests…

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