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In Photos: Toledo cops uproot, burn P130K worth of marijuana plants

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Policemen in Toledo City burned P130, 000 worth of marijuana plants which they uprooted from a plantation in Sitio Kaluctogan in Barangay Pangamihan late afternoon on Tuesday, November 24. In an advisory, Police Lieutenant Colonel Junnel Caadlawon said that they received information on location of the plantation from a tipster at […] The post In Photos: Toledo cops uproot, burn P130K worth of marijuana plants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 25th, 2020

‘Major Proactive Operation’ yields P38M worth marijuana plants

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 95,000 stalks of fully grown marijuana plants worth around P38 million were uprooted and burned by operatives of the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (2ndPMFC) during an operation dubbed “Major Proactive Operation” in Barangay Bagakay, Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2020. In the statement released by […] The post ‘Major Proactive Operation’ yields P38M worth marijuana plants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

Marijuana plants worth P2.8M burned in Toledo City; 5 nabbed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five persons were arrested and least P2.8 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants were uprooted by the Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) during a police operation in Barangay General Climaco, Toledo City, Cebu this morning, March 30, 2020. Police Captain Emmanuel Rabaya of the RMFB-7, identified the […] The post Marijuana plants worth P2.8M burned in Toledo City; 5 nabbed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020

IN Photos: P9M marijuana plants destroyed in Asturias

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P9 million worth of marijuana plants were uprooted and burned in the mountain Barangay of Kaluangan, Asturias town in northwestern Cebu at around 4 p.m. today, March 7, 2020. According to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) in a report, that the P9 million worth of marijuana plants were […] The post IN Photos: P9M marijuana plants destroyed in Asturias appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

P36 million worth of marijuana uprooted in Toledo City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another marijuana plantation with fully grown marijuana plants estimated to be worth around P36 million has been found in a remote village in Toledo City, Cebu, on Thursday morning, October 3, 2019. The Second Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), along with the Toledo City police, were conducting a minor internal security […] The post P36 million worth of marijuana uprooted in Toledo City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

PDEA-led team seizes P4.4M worth of marijuana plants in Toledo City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities seized around P4.4 million worth of marijuana plants at 6:30 pm in Toledo City, Cebu, on Wednesday, June 26. “Three cultivators were able to elude arrest when they sensed the team approaching the uphill terrain,” the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Visayas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

P4 million worth of marijuana plants uprooted in Toledo City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Over P4 million worth of marijuana plants were uprooted by authorities in Sitio Himatogan, Barangay General Climaco, Toledo City around 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, chief of Toledo City Police Station, said they uprooted over 10,000 fully grown marijuana plants during the operation. Toledo […] The post P4 million worth of marijuana plants uprooted in Toledo City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Police uproot, burn marijuana plants in Sarangani town

Police uproot, burn marijuana plants in Sarangani town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2016

P2.6-M worth of marijuana plants busted in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) — Authorities busted another big marijuana plantation in Tampakan, South Cotabato Thursday morning, a top police official said. Col. Jemuel Siason, South Cotabato police director, said the joint operatives uprooted 13,000 fully-grown marijuana plants with an estimated street value of P2.6 million. The team composed of the police, military […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

DENR employee gunned down in Davao City buy-bust

DAVAO CITY — An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was killed  during a buy-bust operation on MacArthur Highway, Bangkal, here Wednesday. The suspect was identified Ronel T. Revilla, forest ranger of DENR assigned in Mati City, Davao Oriental and a resident of Toril District here.  Initial report of the Talomo Police Station led by its commander Police Major Sean Logronio bared their Drug Enforcement Unit launched a buy-bust operation against Revilla near Mabini Elementary School around 3 p.m.  PHOTO COURTESY OF TALOMO POLICE STATION/ MANILA BULLETIN The suspect sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P1, 000 to police poseur-buyer. Revilla sensed that he was dealing with a police officer and immediately pulled his gun and fired upon the arresting officer, prompting the cops to retaliate. The suspect was taken to the Davao Adventist Hospital where  he was declared dead on arrival at around 4:03 p.m.  Recovered from the crime scene were 15 big and medium sized-sachets of  shabu, marijuana seeds and other drug paraphernalia, a caliber .45 pistol, and P28,300 cash. Confiscated illegal drugs weighing 90 grams have an estimated street value of P890,000. Logronio said the operation stemmed from a month-long case buildup, surveillance, and background investigation of the suspect and his involvement in illegal drug operations.   The station commander lauded the operatives for their efficiency, good intelligence work, and tremendous courage in dealing with armed drug suspect. “In our line of work, we always expect armed encounters such as during buy-bust and other related operations. Yes, it is scary. You can imagine what goes through the mind of a police officer seeing your suspect armed. Good thing these men heightened their sense of alertness, their training and they were able to retaliate fast,” he said.  Logronio said that even as the country is facing this health crisis, the PNP will remain relentless and spares no one in the battle against illegal drugs.  “We will continue to be in the frontline of ensuring public safety. Rest assured that our investigation will not stop here. We are now on the process of running after his cohorts and sources. We will show them no mercy,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

P4.6M worth of marijuana eradicated in Asturias, Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total 11,600 stalks of fully grown marijuana plants worth P4.6 million were eradicated in Barangay Kaluangan in Asutrias town, Cebu, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The joint forces of the Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), and […] The post P4.6M worth of marijuana eradicated in Asturias, Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

P20 million marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga

Around 100,000 fully grown marijuana plants worth P20 million were uprooted in a clandestine plantation in Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

P42 million marijuana destroyed in Kalinga

Anti-narcotics agents uprooted and destroyed marijuana plants worth P42 million in Tinglayan town in Kalinga on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

After 30 years, a farmer now owns three gardens and provides jobs amid crisis, part 2

In part 1, Mary Ann Cogollo, a farmer from Iloilo, shares about how her 30-year gardening story began and evolved. Here, she talks about the hurdles she had to face that molded her for who she is today.   Trials behind the triumphs At the back of her success is an unsteady, challenging voyage that she had to endure. “It’s 30 years in the making and looking back to what I’ve been through and endured, my heart is full,” said Cogollo. Growing up, Camille, her eldest daughter, saw how she fell and risen many times, she says, “I witnessed how she carried the pails from our wells to water her plants, pull the weeds every day, carried potted plants to hide them because of the heavy storms, how she failed and endured everything, how she learned from her experiences, and how she managed to be a farmer, a gardener, and a mother to us.” A throwback photo of Cogollo taken in 1994 with her 5-year old daughter. Before the birth of the gardens, Cogollo had been gardening alone for 10 years. She did the propagation, watering, and application of fertilizers. It was a challenge for this gardener to find suppliers and to travel the plants from the city to their place, but the hardest to deal with is the weather. “Typhoons and extreme summer are two of the most difficult situations to handle as well as dealing with plant diseases and pests. I failed a lot, some of my plants weren’t a success, but I learned from them,” Cogollo added. Blooming profits The price for the plants in the flower farm ranges from P25 to P10,000 and up. On normal days, they get to sell hundreds of plants every month that differ based on the demand. Most of it is purchased by co-gardeners too. Cogollo said that this season has the highest sales so far to the point that they travel some plants to the other garden to fill the demand. When they opened last month, they were able to dispose of 3000 to 5000 pots, which allowed them to generate a minimum of 50k per day from all the gardens. A mother, farmer, and businesswoman As a mother of two, she lets her children participate in farmwork and immerse themselves in nature at a young age. As per Camille, Cogollo taught her how to plant when she was four and let her have her mini garden at home. Their youngest also helps in raising livestock since he was in grade six. “They let us oversee the farm the same way that my lolo did before. She’s taught me how to plant and to marcot, how to fertilize and water correctly, and educated me what plants can grow from cuttings and what plants need to be in full sun or in shade,” Camille added. Despite the crisis, Cogollo added that God still made a way to provide for her family and their farm workers. She finds herself staring at the sky and thanking God for not leaving her family and the families working for them after two months of farm closure. When many people began growing plants to improve lifestyle amid the crisis, her children told her, “Nay your dream is coming true, farming and gardening are taking its shape, gakatabo na nay (it’s finally happening).” Cogollo only hopes for the public to continue appreciating nature and to start growing plants.   Farming has been her life ever since. The life she chose is the same life lived by her parents and grandparents and according to her, to be able to help others while pursuing your passion is a blessing.  Current situation As the government implemented enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to halt the spread of COVID-19, they had to close their gardens for two months. Since they only allow walk-ins and do not offer delivery services, they had no income from the garden. For Cogollo, those two months were the hardest; there were no landscaping projects but they had to give salaries to the employees every weekend. They thought of stopping their daily farm operations, but their musings brought them back to their primary goal, which is to provide the workers’ livelihood. They hired five more people who lost their jobs during those two months and didn’t stop propagating and maintaining the gardens. All smiles on her farm – As per Cogollo, the crisis allowed them to pause and see what they can do better. Living on a farm is an advantage because it’s COVID-free and their staff live nearby so they carry on with their daily work in the gardens and farm. Fortunately, after two months, a sudden increase in demand for plants began. The crisis has become as she calls it, “a ‘plantdemic’ for Ilonggos.” Their gardens re-opened for visitors when Iloilo was placed under GCQ (general community quarantine). From then on, the farm was amplified by different networks through social media and word of mouth. Despite their location, they were shocked that people kept visiting or asking about their gardens’ location. At some point, they were afraid due to the increasing numbers of visitors and of the risks it can entail that might harm their whole community. However, it was all worth it because according to Cogollo, “We know our dream is coming true. Farming/Gardening is taking shape.” They were also supposed to put up a garden café and park last May but due to these circumstances, things didn’t go as planned. In the future, they see the garden as a haven where people can stroll and appreciate and realize the beauty of nature. Photos from Dafalongs Flower Farm. For more information, visit the Dafalongs Flower Farms......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

P13.2 million marijuana plants torched

Another P13.2 million worth of marijuana plants were burned by authorities following a raid in Tinglayan, Kalinga over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

P4.1 million worth marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P4.1 million worth of marijuana plants were uprooted and eradicated in Sitio Liki, Barangay Bayong, Balamban, Cebu on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The operation was conducted by the joint forces of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO-PDEU), Balamaban Police, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency […] The post P4.1 million worth marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Cordillera police burn P1.6M in marijuana in series of plantation raids

Two marijuana plantations were burned in Atok, Benguet on Thursday in a week that was the large-scale destruction of marijuana plants in the Cordillera region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

5 men behind April 28 ambush of cops in Toledo City nabbed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen from the second Provincial Mobile Force Company (2ndPMFC) of Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) arrested five men who were behind the April 28 ambush of three policemen who were doing surveillance operation on a marijuana plantation in Toledo City. The arrested individuals were identified as Anecito Ordisa Alisoso, 45; Eduardo […] The post 5 men behind April 28 ambush of cops in Toledo City nabbed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

‘Mairjuana plantations mean plants’ growing demand’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Has the demand of marijuana plants or dried marijuana leaves in Cebu province and Cebu City increased? Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo, Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) chief, said he believed that this was the case amid the recent discovery of marijuana plantations in Asturias, Toledo, and Balamban. The […] The post ‘Mairjuana plantations mean plants’ growing demand’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

P400K worth of marijuana plants uprooted in Sultan Kudarat

State forces uprooted Friday hundreds of marijuana shrubs planted neatly on a patch of land at the border of central Mindanao’s neighboring South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

Cops to stop marijuana cultivators in mountain brgys with bamboos

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are planning to use bamboo plants to prevent marijuana cultivators from replanting marijuana plants in the mountain barangays of Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Korret, Cebu City Police Office’s (CCPO) City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) chief, said this during a press briefing on February 26, 2020. Korret said that […] The post Cops to stop marijuana cultivators in mountain brgys with bamboos appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020