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Anti-drug body in hi-tech drug mode By ROGER M. BALANZA             The Davao City government is going hi-tech in the anti-drug campaign with a computer system that would show the city’s drug profile with a push of a finger.             Eliseo Braganza, action officer of the Anti-Drug Abuse […]

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Abu Sayyaf: From terrorists to drug merchants

By ROGER M. BALANZA The head of the Philippines’ anti-drug agency said the Abu Sayyaf—the country’s most notorious Islamic militant group—may be running marijuana farms and protecting drug lords in Mindanao to finance its terroristic activities. Our latest discoveries of marijuana plantations were in the islands of Basilan […]

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Shabu losing popularity

Marijuana staging a comeback By ROGER M. BALANZA Marijuana, replaced in the mid-90s by shabu or the poor man’s cocaine, is staging a comeback in the Davao Region. Low supply and higher price of the synthetic drug shabu are the main factors that led to drug users switching […]

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