Ozamiz City – New Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido declares that Ozamiz City is a near – 0 – drug free activity in the whole of Misamis Occidental. Out of the 10 drug test buy activity conducted, only 2 of it held illegal drugs and it is not clear whether the source is from the city itself or from another location. Transferred from Albuera, Leyte last 2016, Police Chief Inspector Espenido is glad to find the local government open to discussions on drug bust activities in the city. After being tagged as the new drug-buster of Leyte, Espenido is now faced with clearing the name of Ozamiz City as an active drug activity place in Mindanao. From the latest regular session meet last January 16, 2017 held at the city hall of Ozamiz, he was invited to present his assessment on the latest drug activity in the city. For him, this open door policy exhibited by the local government is a positive sign for him to create a good relationship with the local government and the police force. Based on his assessment report presented to the local government, the drug activity of the place is quite minimal compared to the perception of those non-residents of the said city. His is quite positive that this present trend will lead from minimal to 0-drug related activity in a couple of years since the local government is in full support in eradicating all illegal drug activity in their city. From the side of the local government, they are quite pleased with the assessment report presented by the new police chief inspector and shall continue to maintain an open door discussion with the police force to help eliminate the false assumption held by those who has initially believed in the high drug activity in the city. This latest development between the police force and the local government is a clear sign of a hand-in-hand cooperation and relationship in fighting all illegal drug activity in the area of Misamis Occidental starting with Ozamiz City.

NoBox Philippines joins the Global Campaign Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Actionn

This weekend, NoBox is launching the #FireflyInitiative as we join the global campaign Support. Don’t Punish.

Through an online campaign on June 26 and a day of activities at NoBox on June 27, NoBox Philippines celebrate support, hope, and potential. The organization believes in supporting people who use drugs for the most simple and basic fact that people who use drugs are people. When it comes to people who use drugs, there is no “us versus them,” there is just us. We want to cultivate a culture where support for one another, where having each other’s backs, is second nature. Even everyday simple displays of support highlight something of great significance: that we are all connected.

On June 26, during the Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action, we’d like to invite you to post online, on facebook, instagram, or to tweet in what way, big or small, can you show support to someone today? Dont forget to include the hashtags #FireflyInitiative  #SupportDontPunish
On June 27, The organization will be holding at NoBox a day of activities to celebrate support, potential, and things we can achieve. There will be several booths where people can express their views and hopes for the world: what do we want to do, and what can we, in our collective action accomplish? On this day, we look forward to what we can do, and we remember who we’re doing it for.  Activities include a filmmaking Q&A, art corners, photo and video booths, and a coalition dinner. In our token-making booth, we will launch the Firefly Initiative. We will be creating reminders of the light that is in everyone: in each one we meet, and sometimes, we forget, in ourselves. In every person there is light. In every person, there is always hope.`

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday @NoBox Transitions, 1707 17th floor The Trade and Financial Tower 7th Ave. cor. 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Activities starts at 10 in the morning.

You may learn more about NoBox by visiting their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/noboxtransitions . And about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/535304589941675/
To learn more about the global campaign Support. Don’t Punish. you may visit  www.supportdontpunish.org .
Step up! Extend a helping hand, not only today but in every day of your life.
See posters below for more details.

Round Table Discussion

Art Mural Booth