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GENERALS TESTIFY VS FELLOW GENERAL MAKES BLUE RIBBON HISTORY – GORDON

For the first time in the history of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, retired and active generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) testified against one of their fellow officials. Senator Dick Gordon pointed this out when he sponsored the committee report on the investigation into the so-called “ninja cops,” in connection with a raid […]

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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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PENALIZE OWNERS OF WAREHOUSES BEING USED AS DRUG LABS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a bill penalizing owners of warehouses used as laboratories and storage in the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, following the seizure of ₱1 billion worth of shabu from a warehouse in Malabon City. Senate Bill No. 1225, filed by Gatchalian, seeks to amend Section 8 […]

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P10M BOUNTY FOR ACIERTO A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has welcomed the efforts exerted by Malacañang and the Department of Justice, in offering a P10 million bounty for the arrest of former police officer Eduardo Acierto who is one of the accused in the smuggling of shabu inside magnetic lifters. Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, said the offer […]

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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 […]

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PDEA OPERATION PREVENTED P1.1B SHABU FROM HITTING STREETS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the efforts of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in seizing a total of P1.1 billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth)in separate buy-bust operations in Muntinlupa City. The illegal drugs were confiscated from three Chinese nationals at the parking lot of the Festival Mall and a house inside the posh Ayala […]

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BOC SHOULD HAVE EXPERT X-RAY MACHINE OPERATORS – GORDON

With the sophistication that drug smuggling is now being conducted, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) should have expert X-ray machine operators and experts on drug and other contraband detection. “The drug war has taken a different tone, not only here but throughout the whole world. Yung mga droga na […]

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GORDON TO BOC: FORTIFY YOUR ARSENAL AS YOU BATTLE A NEW LEVEL OF WAR AGAINST DRUG SMUGGLING

As the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee continues its probe into the P4.3 billion worth of shabu which were smuggled inside two magnetic lifters at the Manila International Container Port and the close to P9 billion worth of shabu also smuggled inside four similar magnetic lifters which were found in GMA, Cavite, Senator Dick Gordon called […]

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OVERHAUL BOC TO PREVENT CORRUPTION, ENTRY OF SHABU SHIPMENT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon deplored the corruption in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) which has allowed the entry into the country of large shipments of illegal drugs, such as that of the P6.4 billion worth of shabu, which would have flooded the streets had it not been intercepted. “While the apparent problem here is corruption at […]