8 test positive in surprise drug test in Cebu bus terminals

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight individuals  tested positive in a surprise drug test conducted at the Cebu South and North Bus terminals on Friday, April 8, 2022.  Of the eight who tested positive in the drug test,…

CV police seize P201M worth of illegal drugs in 3 months

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In just three months, at least P200 million worth of illegal drugs were seized from various anti-drug criminality operations in Central Visayas. According to a press release, Police Brigadier General Roque Eduardo Vega,…

P1.7M worth of suspected shabu seized in Mabolo buy bust

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 03/09/2022

Cebu City, Philippines—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) said it arrested two high value targets and seized 250 grams of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mabolo on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.…

CPPO chief: Drug war progress seen in drug haul – from kilos to 50 grams of shabu 

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “From kilos of shabu in previous years to 50 to 60 grams of shabu at present.” This was how Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) director, described the illegal drugs…

Remembering

Rosario A. Garcellano - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2021

The ceremony of remembering the dead is in full flower even as the living continue to be restricted by the pandemic. On television reportage on the rise and fall of the costs of cut flowers deemed needed…

ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

Woman shot dead by riding-in-tandem in Consolacion, Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 37-year-old woman died after she was shot by still unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle in District 4, Purok Gomburza, Barangay Pulpogan, Consolacion town, northern Cebu on Tuesday afternoon, August 17. Police…

Duterte: When I said I will fight drugs in 6 months, I thought it was like in Davao

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “I thought it was like in Davao.” President Rodrigo Duterte had this to say in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) as he looked back at one of his campaign promises back…

The virus and Edsa

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/24/2021

There was so much hope then, and pride. Filipino overseas workers told me how, for a brief period, immigration agents would greet Philippine passport holders not with suspicion but with a smile that said: You were great,…

Mayor Cortes turns over brand new SUV to PDEA-7

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government turned over a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) worth P1 million to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) at the City Hall grounds on Tuesday,…

80 CCPO cops, personnel undergo surprise drug test

Morexette Marie Erram 12/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 80 police officers and personnel from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) underwent a surprise drug test on Monday, December 14, 2020. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of CCPO,…

Mayors traded drug killings for political support, says US study

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — It seems President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs not only incited thousands of extrajudicial killings but also served as political leverage for “outsider” mayors seeking to curry favor with his administration. An upcoming…

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