Palace: No issue if Marcos makes Duterte his ‘drug czar’

Dempsey Reyes, Nestor Corrales 05/28/2022

There would be no legal hurdles to President Duterte’s appointment by his successor as leader of the campaign against illegal drugs which he started, Malacañang said on Friday. Mr. Duterte has not indicated that he was still…

Votes and vaccines: Our values on the line

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 04/28/2022

The election of President Duterte birthed terms like “Duterte’s Diehard Supporters” (DDS), “Dutertard,” and “Bobotante” from his critics. Not even a thousand acronymizations, portmanteaux, and euphemisms could mask the intellectual elitism that continues to reek the anti-Dutertian…

ICC prosecutor asks for judicial authority to probe case filed vs Duterte

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally requested judicial authorization to proceed with an investigation of the crimes against humanity case filed against President Rodrigo Duterte, having finished the preliminary investigation of the complaints…

Mere technical aid from UN won’t stop PH drug war abuses, killings – groups

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Mere technical cooperation between the Philippines and members of the United Nations won’t be enough to check the spate of violence triggered by the Duterte administration’s drug war, according to several groups. That was…

Espenido: I was ashamed and embarrassed to be included in the President’s narco list

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Na uwaw ko at first gyud (I was ashamed at first). ” This was the revelation of controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido to Cebu reporters in an interview during his short visit…

DILG confirms drug war enforcer Espenido on Duterte narcolist

02/14/2020

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed on Thursday that Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido—who became controversial for his hard-hitting campaign against illegal drugs—was relieved from his post as Bacolod City police chief after he was added to President Rodrigo…

CCPO chief vows stronger drive vs illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The chief of the city’s police force agreed with what President Rodrigo Duterte said that illegal drugs continue to proliferate in Cebu. But Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, chief of the Cebu City Police…

PNP to intensify drug war vs middle-level, high-value targets in 2020

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 01/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) vowed on Monday to intensify the drug war against middle-level and high-value targets for 2020. PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said this will be among the topics to…

Gov’t conducts survey for ‘accurate drug statistics’ amid ongoing drug war

Darryl John Esguerra 12/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino on Thursday said the government has started conducting a survey to determine the number of users and pushers in the Philippines, more than three years after…

Rise Up – Cebu offers help to Cebuanos who lost kin to the gov’t’s anti-drugs war

Alven Marie Timtim 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A non-government organization is offering its assistance to individuals who lost their family members to the government’s anti-drugs war. Rise Up – Cebu provides counselling to help some Cebuanos overcome the tragedy caused…

Robredo to disclose drug war findings after SEA Games

JHESSET O. ENANO 12/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo will release her findings on the government’s antidrug campaign after the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that will wrap up next week. Speaking to reporters on…

Palace to Robredo: After joining drug ops, ‘plan how to succeed’

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Is the Palace expecting Vice President Leni Robredo to join anti-illegal drug operations? It would seem so as presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Friday, “Let her do her job. When she joins the raid…

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