Municipality of Tabogon Activates Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council

Tabogon Cebu Anti Drug Council
Oath-taking of Tabogon's BADAC
source: cebu.gov.ph
The Municipality of Tabogon activated its Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) for each of the town's 25 barangays. This will serve as its first line of defense against illegal drugs.

Joey Herrera, Executive Director of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC), assured that the Province is willing to help and assist BADAC in its effort to repress illegal drug activities. He said that BADACs must be strong-willed in informing the municipal mayor and police chief of any suspected activities.

Tabogon’s municipal anti-drug abuse council is headed by Mayor Zigfred Duterte and co-headed by town’s police chief Insp. Bonifacio Pareja.

“You are the town’s front-liners in terms of information and action. Without your support, we cannot achieve our goals in our campaign against illegal drugs. The same goes for the Province and PDEA,” said Duterte.

The mayor said that illegal drugs were rampant in the town long before he became a public official. He said that illegal drug activities has been minimized through cooperation with local police.

Liga ng Barangay(LnB) - Tabogon Chapter was encouraged to activate BADACs after understading the drug situation in the Province of Cebu during the LnB-Cebu Annual General Assembly where the Provincial Government in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) formally launched the Just Say No program of CPADAC.

The program aims to unify local government officials, law enforcement agencies, youth, schools, parents, businesses and local media to fight drug menace.

Floods Hit Bogo City

Flood in Bogo City Cebu

A heavy downpour  triggered by Tropical Storm “Mario" which started last Wednesday night until yesterday morning caused flooding and landslides in several areas in Cebu. This prompted Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III  to cancel classes in all levels in the Province yesterday.

Several areas in Bogo City were flooded. Families were rescued and evacuated to a safe area. The Freeman reported that more than 200 Bogohanons were evacuated to the city sports complex for safety and around 600 sacks of relief goods were distributed to the affected barangays. 

sacks of relief good for flood victims
source: Dante Mayor

Flood in Bogo
Rescued families  from Brgy Taytayan (all wet from flood and rain) scrambling for dry clothes.
source: Dante Mayor

60 people have been evacuated to the Bogo Central School, around 1,300 to the multi-purpose center in Barangay Anonang Sur, and around 300 to the multi-purpose gym in Barangay Malingin.

Huge volume of rainwater from mountain barangays flows through the river connecting to the lowland areas.  The video below shows a river in Brgy. Malingin.

A portion of the Guadalupe Bridge in the city also caved in.

Photos from Netizens:
Flood in Don Pedro Bogo
Flood in Don Pedro
National Highway in front of the New City Hall
National Highway in front of the New City Hall

Yolanda Village
Yolanda Village
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Floods, landslides
Floods hit Cebu

Davide Suspends Madrigal Over Road Mishap

SunStar : Guv suspends security officer over road mishap

By Davinci S. Maru and Oscar C. Pineda | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Loy Madrigal and Davide
Loy Madrigal (left) and Gov. Junjun Davide
Source: metrocebu.com.ph

A CAPITOL-OWNED pickup truck hit a couple on a motorcycle, killing a 50-year-old man and injuring his wife last Sunday night in Barangay Don Pedro Rodriguez, Bogo City.

Felix Mirambel died inside the trauma center of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City at 2:52 p.m. yesterday, said his nephew Edgar.

Edgar said his aunt, Marites, who was Felix’s passenger, fractured some bones. She underwent surgery yesterday and is scheduled for another operation today, he said.

Edgar told Sun.Star Cebu that Capitol chief security officer Loy Anthony Madrigal was riding the pickup truck (license plate SJC-600) when the accident occurred.

Gov. Hilario Davide III said he placed Madrigal under a 15-day preventive suspension starting yesterday as the Committee on Discipline and Investigation (Codi) will investigate him over the accident.


Edgar said Madrigal’s group allegedly pointed a gun at his aunt and uncle. “Nisiyagit akong iyaan og tabang. Nitapok na ang mga tawo mao tong nadala sila (My aunt shouted for help. Because of the crowd, my aunt and uncle were brought to the hospital),” 

Read full story on Sunstar.com.ph 

NBA Stars to Help Rebuild Communities in Northern Cebu

Former NBA player and head coach Avery Johnson, along with Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews, will visit Norther Cebu this Friday(September 12) to help Yolanda-hit areas. 
Wesley  Matthew Robin Lopez
source: @trailblazers
Lopez, Matthews, and Johnson will support the NBA's ongoing commitment to help children and families affected by Typhoon Yolanda, and will visit communities like Compostela. They will also conduct basketball clinics for local children.
avery johnson

NBA Cares Family in support of UNICEF, World Vision, Red Cross and other organizations are mobilizing to aid communities and people affected by the super typhoon. 

The NBA has contributed more than $2.2 million in support of Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts, including a $250,000 donation to World Vision in November by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association.

The Los Angeles Lakers also contributed $150,000 that was accepted by the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars when they visited LA as part of their NBA Experience trip last November 2013.

NBA legend Derrick Alston and WNBA legend Allison Feaster visited Leyte and Cebu City last August to donate books and basketballs, and participated in school construction and tree-planting activities.

Read more about the NBA stars' visit: