News reports about hundreds of suspected drug pushers and users surrendering to the police can be heard, watched or read about every day. But there are stand out stories, such as the surrender of Cebuano singer Jay-R Siaboc to the police station in Toledo City, located at the western part of Cebu.
Siaboc went to the police station on Tuesday, July 12, with his wife and cousin to clarify that unlike the rumors on social media that he was a drug pusher, he was not selling drugs at all.
According to Samuel Mina Jr., acting chief of the Toledo City Police Office (TCPO), Siaboc told him that he wanted to improve his life after admitting that he uses the illegal substance with his wife.
Just like the rest of the users and pushers who gave themselves up to the police, Siaboc also went through a tactical interrogation as the police asked him where he gets his drug supply, which he said was from friends in Barangay Awihao. He also signed a waiver to quit using drugs and would be monitored by the cops.
Siaboc surrendered to the police along with 528 suspects to the Toledo police on the same day.
These surrenders are part of the Philippine National Police’s national campaign against illegal drugs called Operation TokHang (Toktok-Hangyo) to knock on the doors of suspected drug pushers and users and ask them to stop getting involved with drugs.
Siaboc first rose to fame when he became first runner-up in 2006 to “Grand Star Winner” Yeng Constantino of the singing competition Pinoy Dream Academy on ABS-CBN.
Before the competition, he was in a band called Scrambled Eggs while he lived in Manila with his uncle.
Siaboc had appearances on Your Song and primetime TV series Pangarap Na Bituin at Palos.
His hit songs included “May Tama Rin Ako” at “Hiling.”
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