SC review on Tokhang

Editorial 04/04/2018

The Supreme Court’s order to the PNP to submit their report on the Oplan Tokhang operations in the country came amid a successful roundup of drug suspects by the Cebu police during the Holy Week observance. About…

Due process with Tokhang

Editorial 02/01/2018

Interestingly enough, the resumption of Oplan Tokhang by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Cebu and other parts of the country last Monday was preceded by two anti-drug operations that merely illustrated just how severe the drug…

Carbon cops visit 19 houses in Ermita to kick off Tokhang

Benjie B. Talisic 01/29/2018

This time there were no hearses carrying coffins inside and no announcements in a PA system about warning suspected drug pushers or personalities about the risk of getting killed if they would continue with their illegal activities.…

Davide: Daytime tokhang means transparency

Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 01/29/2018

LOCAL officials in Cebu province and Cebu City welcomed the modified Oplan Tokhang as police stations nationwide started the operation on Monday. For Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, conducting Oplan Tokhang during broad daylight with body cameras…

A different Tokhang starts nationwide today

01/28/2018

OPLAN Tokhang officially resumes today nationwide. Police will be visiting houses of suspected drug personalities, to urge them to surrender. But, unlike previous Tokhang operations, police will not enter the houses they knock on, nor chase anybody…

Bishop to cops: Avoid bloodshed in implementing Oplan Tokhang

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/26/2018

As the third wave of Oplan Tokhang resumes on Monday, the president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on all policemen in the country to follow standard operating procedures in dealing with drug…

OPLAN TOKHANG RESUMES

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 01/26/2018

PNP BACK IN THE ANTI-DRUG WAR Police nab teacher, five students in a drug bust in Madridejos As the third wave of Oplan Tokhang is set to resume this Monday, a drug bust in Madridejos town on…

TOKHANG ENDS

Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla 10/12/2017

PDEA-7 says it is ready to take on the drug war  The Philippine National Police (PNP) has formally ordered the termination of Oplan Tokhang after Malacañang transferred all the anti-drugs operations to the jurisdiction of the Philippine…

‘Tokhang’ goes Hollywood

Rina Jimenez-David 10/03/2017

Who would have thought that “tokhang,” albeit in a sanitized, glossy depiction typical of Hollywood, would suddenly show up in a spy flick that aspires to comedy but ends up in lameness? “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” opens…

Drug busts yield past Tokhang surrenderers

Nestle L. Semilla, Rene Alima 04/27/2017

YOUNG and old, the illegal drugs trade continues to lure people into its fold — even those who had vowed in a pledge to the Duterte government to never again do drugs. A string of operations conducted…