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LACSON: DIG DEEPER INTO CHINESE DRUG OPERATIONS

Why are some Chinese nationals being bolder in their involvement in drug operations in the Philippines? How long have they been operating here? Do they have connections in government? These are among the questions that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board should look into, after a series of anti-drug operations by the […]

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PUNISH CULPRITS IN PDEA-PNP SHOOTOUT – ABANTE

Over two months after the National Bureau of Investigation was directed to conduct an inquiry into the February 24 Philippine National Police (PNP)-Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) shootout in Quezon City, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. on Tuesday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file charges against those responsible for the incident that claimed […]

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ABANTE TO PDEA, PNP: PREVENT ‘MISENCOUNTERS’

“Law enforcement officials should keep in mind that they should be waging a war on drugs, not a war on each other.” This was the sentiment expressed by Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday as he called on the leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug […]

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NOGRALES BACKS HOUSE PROBE OF PNP-PDEA SHOOTOUT

“How did this happen and how can incidents like these be prevented?” These are the questions Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles hopes will be answered by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs investigation into the recent shootout between police officers and anti-narcotics agents, which the lawyer-lawmaker backed on Friday amidst calls for an inquiry […]

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PDEA, PNP TO DECIDE WHO GETS TO SEE LIST OF HIGH VALUE TARGETS IN ANTI–DRUG CAMPAIGN – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said he will leave it to the drug enforcement agencies to decide who will be given access to the list of high-value targets (HVTs) in the campaign against illegal drugs, including Vice President Leni Robredo, who now serves as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD). Nograles said that […]

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GORDON ON PDEA CHIEF: I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED

Senator Dick Gordon said he was very disappointed by the “softening” statements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino, saying the former police officer’s narration of events was different from what he told the senator in an earlier meeting. In an interview with reporters, Gordon said Aquino claimed during a meeting with […]

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MAXIMIZE DRUG REHAB FACILITIES – GO

Senator Bong Go reminded the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) during the Senate Committee on Finance budget hearing of both agencies to maximize existing drug rehabilitation facilities to give drug dependents willing to be rehabilitated a chance to reform themselves. With a total of 54 rehabilitation centers, 19 of […]

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KEEP TIGHT WATCH ON NARCO-POLITICIANS – GORDON

With President Rodrigo Duterte making public two months ahead of the May 13 midterm polls his third narco-list that included 46 politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs, Senator Dick Gordon said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other concerned agencies should have kept a tight watch on those on the list who ran […]

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KEEP TIGHT WATCH ON NARCO-POLITICIANS – GORDON

With President Rodrigo Duterte making public two months ahead of the May 13 midterm polls his third narco-list that included 46 politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs, Senator Dick Gordon said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other concerned agencies should have kept a tight watch on those on the list who ran […]

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GORDON TO ACIERTO: COME OUT AND SURRENDER

Senator Dick Gordon has advised dismissed police Colonel Eduardo Acierto, former deputy director for administration of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (DEG), to come out of hiding and surrender. Acierto recently accused President Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippine National Police of ignoring an intelligence report that he allegedly submitted and blocking further probe into the […]