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Cebu City Legal Office to Mayor Labella: Terminate 8 workers, who tested positive for drug use

CEBU CITY — Eight more  job order (JO) and casual workers at the Cebu City Hall stands to lose their jobs. Lawyer Rey Gealon, head of the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO), said their office had recommended to Mayor Edgardo Labella the termination of another batch of eight employees who tested positive for illegal drugs. […] The post Cebu City Legal Office to Mayor Labella: Terminate 8 workers, who tested positive for drug use appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 16th, 2019

Labella fires office employee for illegal drugs use

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A casual employee assigned at the Office of the Mayor was ordered dismissed after he tested positive for illegal drugs use. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that all drug positive employees will also be terminated. “You have to go. All drug-positive employee, I will fire them,” Labella said in an […] The post Labella fires office employee for illegal drugs use appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Four Pajo barangay workers fail surprise drug test

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four barangay workers of Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City tested positive of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) during a surprise drug test today, March 2, 2020, at the barangay’s gym. Gary Lao, City of Lapu-Lapu Office of the Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP) head, told CDN Digital that the four persons were field workers and […] The post Four Pajo barangay workers fail surprise drug test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Rama: JOs, who tested positive for drug use, will be returned to DSWS

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The two job order (JO) workers assigned to the Cebu City Sangguniang Panglungsod who tested positive for use of shabu will be returned to the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS), which is their mother unit. Vice Mayor Michael Rama clarified that the JOs were not among his staff but […] The post Rama: JOs, who tested positive for drug use, will be returned to DSWS appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2019

Drug-positive employees in Cebu City rises to 52; two are from legislative dep’t

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now 52 employees of the Cebu City government who tested positive for illegal drug use. The number has increased from 42 drug-positive employees, according to the records of the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap). Cosap started the surprise drug tests on November 8, 2019. Read more: Labella fires […] The post Drug-positive employees in Cebu City rises to 52; two are from legislative dep’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

COSAP: Ecstasy users in Cebu City Hall, barangays draw PDEA’s concern

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) has expressed concern over the number of ecstasy, or euphoria-inducing illegal drugs, among City Hall employees and barangay workers. COSAP head Jonah John Rodriguez told CDN Digital that four individuals have tested positive for ecstasy in three barangays: Suba, Mambaling, and Sapangdaku; […] The post COSAP: Ecstasy users in Cebu City Hall, barangays draw PDEA’s concern appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Cebu City Mayor’s Office undergoes surprise drug test

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drug tests continue at the Cebu City Hall and this time, the Office of Mayor Edgardo Labella has been subjected to a surprise drug test on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) conducted the surprise drug test on 40 staff and employees of the […] The post Cebu City Mayor’s Office undergoes surprise drug test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Labella orders CLO to probe bar operating in Banilad

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) to investigate the bar in Barangay Banilad, which has allegedly operated under the modified general community quarantine.  The mayor said that the easing of the restrictions did not mean that everything there would be back to normal.  As […] The post Labella orders CLO to probe bar operating in Banilad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

CLO begins investigation on vendor-PROBE incident

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) has formed a committee of three to begin the investigation on the viral video showing a seemingly violent apprehension by a member of the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) of an ambulant vendor selling fruits. The CLO was ordered by Mayor Edgardo Labella to […] The post CLO begins investigation on vendor-PROBE incident appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Labella commends police for nearly P50M drug-haul

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella commended local authorities here for arresting three suspected drug peddlers and confiscating around P50 million of illegal drugs. Labella was present when enforcers from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) conducted a buy-bust operation early Sunday morning, September 20, and confiscated at least seven kilograms of […] The post Labella commends police for nearly P50M drug-haul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Mayor Labella orders probe on Agsungot quarry

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the alleged illegal quarry in Barangay Agsungot that has caused two minor landslides in the area last August 2020 to be investigated. Labella ordered the City Legal Office (CLO) to probe the quarry operations and check their permits, including a quarry permit, a permit to […] The post Mayor Labella orders probe on Agsungot quarry appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Asturias, Cebu mayor afflicted with COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another local chief executive in Cebu province has been afflicted with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Asturias Mayor Jose Antonio Pintor tested positive of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the local government’s public information office (PIO) announced on Saturday, August 22. “Karong adlawa, among subo nga ipahibalo kaninyo nga ang […] The post Asturias, Cebu mayor afflicted with COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Labella orders probe on rice distribution in Inayawan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) to investigate the alleged rice distribution in Barangay Inayawan which has caught online attention. In a phone conference, Labella said that he had given the particular instruction that the rice distribution would be delegated to the barangay chiefs […] The post Labella orders probe on rice distribution in Inayawan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

77 Front-Liners Test Positive for COVID-19 in Cebu City; 4 Die

The Cebu City Hall on Tuesday flew the Philippine flag at half-mast as a sign of respect to 77 city government workers and front-liners infected with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), of whom four have died. Mayor Edgardo Labella, speaking through lawyer Rey Gealon, said among those who died was City Councilor and former Congressman Antonio […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Danao City’s health office closed for decontamination

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III has ordered the suspension of operations of the Danao City Health Services Office (CHSO) to facilitate decontamination after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease. “This is also to protect our clients who need the services of our CHSO,” Durano said. Danao’s CHSO will resume […] The post Danao City’s health office closed for decontamination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Labella orders probe on complaints against MILOs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) to investigate the alleged indiscriminate distribution of relief goods by the Mayor’s Information and Liaison Office (MILO). This office was established by Labella on July 2019 to replace the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) of former mayor, Tomas Osmeña. […] The post Labella orders probe on complaints against MILOs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Labella orders probe on Cebu City students who tested positive of COVID-19 in Maguindanao

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wants to know how 12 students from Cebu City were able to go home to their hometown in Maguindanao without being tested for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This after the Department of Health (DOH) reported that the students, who were given a certification to travel […] The post Labella orders probe on Cebu City students who tested positive of COVID-19 in Maguindanao appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

63 more from Cebu City Jail positive of COVID-19, total now at 209

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now 209 prisoners and jail officers of the Cebu City Jail who tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced on Saturday, April 25, that they found out 63 more from the city jail had been infected with the disease. This development brings […] The post 63 more from Cebu City Jail positive of COVID-19, total now at 209 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Labella orders termination of City Hall JO arrested for drugs possession

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered dismissed a Job Order (JO) employee of the Cebu City Hall following his arrest this afternoon for the possession of suspected shabu. “You have no place in the Cebu City Government! Your place is in jail! I already directed the HRDO and the City Legal Office […] The post Labella orders termination of City Hall JO arrested for drugs possession appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

3 City Hall employees to undergo rehab for drug use

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Office of the Substance Abuse Protection (COSAP) said that three regular City Hall employees have tested positive in the confirmatory tests for drug use.  Jonah John Rodriguez, the head of COSAP, told CDN Digital, said the employees came from the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW), Office of the […] The post 3 City Hall employees to undergo rehab for drug use appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

OSC personnel face dismissal over series of escapes, Labella orders probe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella warned the personnel of the Operation Second Chance that they may be dismissed following the fourth escape of some wards in the youth rehabilitation facility. In a phone interview, Labella said he has ordered the City Legal Office (CLO) to investigate the most recent escape of […] The post OSC personnel face dismissal over series of escapes, Labella orders probe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020