After the storm

Radel Paredes 12/23/2017

It is a bright warm morning today as the Tropical Storm Vinta leaves Cebu while I write this piece. The plants in the garden are still dripping from last night’s rain, and the puddles in the street…

POLICE: IT’S GOING TO BE ‘LESS BLOODY’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla 12/06/2017

PNP BACK ON WAR ON DRUGS Promising it is going to be a “less bloody” war on drugs, ranking officers of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) welcomed Malacañang’s decision to put the police back…

The remains of war

Jobers R. Bersales 12/06/2017

Tomorrow, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is also the 76th anniversary of the start of World War II in the Pacific. It started with the Japanese bombing of the US Seventh Fleet anchored in Hawaii in…

Senate realigns funds for anti-drug war to housing for troops, cops

Inquirer.net 11/29/2017

The P900 million originally intended for the 2018 budget of Project Double Barrel, the anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has been realigned by the Senate for housing of military troops and police officers, Sen.…

The Marawi City war and EJKs

Ricky Poca 11/06/2017

After five agonizing months, the war is finally over in Marawi City and its residents can return safely to what was left of their homes. But it wasn’t easy and it came at a cost for the…

‘Iron Chin’ nips ‘Vulcan’ in Who’s Next 5: Civil War

Glendale G. Rosal 10/29/2017

  Reigning PBF bantamweight champion Jahleel “Iron Chin” Payao of Omega Boxing Gym successfully retained his title Friday night in what the promising fighter described as the toughest test in his young career. The 24-year-old Payao beat…

PNP to assist PDEA in war on drugs

Julien Marie S. Piñero 10/18/2017

THE regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) continues to work with the police in the government’s war on drugs. “We will help them, para hindi lalaganap itong drug problem (so that the drug problem will not spread),”…

Sharper, focused war on drugs

Editorial 10/17/2017

With President Rodrigo Duterte divesting the Philippine National Police (PNP) of its responsibility to wage his administration’s anti-drug war, the road is clear for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct a better campaign that won’t…

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…

Winning the drug war with zero casualties

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/12/2017

BOGO CITY POLICE Raised by parents who taught him that human life is sacred, a police officer assigned in northern Cebu has shunned quick antidotes to the country’s illegal drug problem at a time when killings abound,…

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