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…

Arrested mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental in Duterte’s narco list

Rosalie Abatayo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro, who was arrested in Cebu on Thursday, October 24, 2019, for allegedly mauling a male massage therapist here, was among those named by President Rodrigo Duterte as…

Rama on Duterte’s Sona: Wise decision not to mention narco-politicians

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines―Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama said President Rodrigo Duterte was wise to exclude the topic of narco-politicians in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday afternoon, July 22. Rama said the…

26 local chief executives in Duterte’s narco list

Futch Anthony Inso 07/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is monitoring 26 local chief executives all over the country, who won in the midterm elections on May 13, 2019. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said these local…

PNP chief backs release of ‘narco list’

Inquirer.net 03/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Police General Oscar Albayalde supports the release of the so-called narco list or the list of politicians involved in the illegal drug trade in time for the midterm elections if it is properly validated.…

Narco-list

Editorial 10/15/2018

If anything, the so-called “narco-politicians” list to be submitted by the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in time for tomorrow’s deadline for the filing of candidacies amounts to a…

Unverified ‘narco list’, murders sow fear among local execs

Inquirer.net 07/05/2018

The still unverified “narco list” of the Duterte administration and the recent murders of the Tanuan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili and Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote continue to instill fear among local officials. This…

PDEA to release new names in narco list

Nestle L. Semilla 06/03/2018

THE release of another list of alleged narco-politicians is in the offing. “Merong darating na susunod na batches (of narco list). Ito ay involvement pa sa higher positions,” said Acting Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of…

PDEA to reveal new set of officials under Narco List

Nestle L. Semilla 06/03/2018

After the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) released the names of Barangay Officials under the narco list, another set of narco politicians will soon be named. The announcement came after DILG acting Secretary Eduardo Año came to…

Oplan Tokhang’ may target barangay officials on narco list

Inquirer.net 05/02/2018

Barangay officials included the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) list of those allegedly involved in illegal drugs may soon be the subject of ‘Oplan Tokhang,’ a police official said Wednesday. “The directive of the national headquarters will…

3 EX-BRGY CHIEFS IN PDEA NARCO LIST

Benjie Talisic and Rosalie O. Abatayo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/30/2018

‘Airtight’ cases being built vs Durano, Bas and Cabaron The names of three former village chiefs in Cebu are among the 207 barangay officials accused of being “involved in illegal drug activities.” The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Disclosure of ‘narco-list tantamount to partisan politics

Jessa Mae Sotto and Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2018

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) believes that publicizing the names of incumbent barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs is one way to empower voters to choose their candidates wisely for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang…

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