Duterte wants Next PNP chief to guarantee end to drug lords

12/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — While he thinks that the contenders for the post of top cop are “good” and are men of integrity, President Rodrigo Duterte wants a “better deal” from the next chief of the Philippine National…

With drug lord’s gone in CV, PDEA-7’s shifts focus to high value targets

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the drug lords no longer in Central Visayas, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is now focusing on high value targets. Thess Tiuzen, PDEA-7 deputy regiional director, said that…

Solon wants convicted drug lords exiled to West Philippine Sea

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 09/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of housing convicted drug lords in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) where they could still enjoy special privileges just by bribing prison guards, they should instead be exiled to the West Philippines Sea to…

PDEA-7 wants drug lords, narcopoliticians ‘neutralized’ before Election Day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) hopes to “neutralize” identified drug lords in different areas in the province before election day in May to prevent narcopoliticians from using drug money…

Bato: Duterte ‘punched wall’ in rage over drug lords’ case

Inquirer.net 03/17/2018

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Friday lashed out at critics who had described the government’s war on drugs as a ruse following the recent dismissal of cases against several suspected drug lords,…

THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/29/2016

CONCLUSION Leaders of the Catholic Church, an institution that helped oust two of the country’s leaders in the past, have varied responses to the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. While all of them agree that killing…

Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs

12/12/2016

CULIACAN, Mexico — Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: a cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air-conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years…

‘Kerwin will lie to protect his life’

Nestle L. Semilla 10/20/2016

It is no longer surprising if suspected drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa would mouth off names of police officers as his protectors and coddlers. This was the statement of Ret. Police General, now Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot…

Police identify 3 suspects in Annalou Llaguno death

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/04/2016

Police investigators have identified all three suspects in Friday’s ambush-slay of Annalou Llaguno, the 30-year-old businesswoman linked to two bigtime drug lords in the Visayas. But police hit a snag as relatives of Llaguno refused to file…

Big catch

Editorial 08/09/2016

The police shootout with bodyguards of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa at his home and his subsequent surrender to PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa along with President Rodrigo Duterte’s confirmation of former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama…

Dela Rosa should name mayors, cops involved in drugs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/19/2016

THE police hierarchy should reveal names of police officials and mayors in Cebu who are allegedly receiving or have received drug money. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said everybody becomes a suspect if Philippine National Police Director…

GENERALS ON THE HOT SEAT

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus, Connie E. Fernandez, Jhunnex Napallacan, Nestle L. Semilla, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 07/05/2016

The two retired police generals from Cebu who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the five generals protecting drug lords and syndicates never saw it coming. One, Vicente Loot, is now trying to get an…

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