‘Narco-pols’ down to 85, may still run for office

Delta Dyrecka Letigio and Inquirer.net, Nestle Semilla 10/14/2018

The number of “narco-politicians” has been trimmed down to 85 after the arrest and death of eight others, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the 85 “narco-politicians” are part of the…

Landing the big fish

Editorial 10/31/2016

The arrests of a police officer and a musician/youth leader in a local Catholic Church in the past few days in Cebu City occurred amid the PNP’s announcement of a recalibration in their antidrug campaign by prioritizing…

1, 400 minors in Cebu into drugs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/02/2016

Even children are not spared from the evil of illegal drugs. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), on Friday was alarmed to learn that over a thousand minors are…

Boy and his cab

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/02/2016

There are several issues which come with being married to a white man and you are living in the Philippines (or perhaps in my case, Cebu City). I will write three of them in this entry. One,…

Cebu Provincial police seeks DSWD aid to help juvenile drug surrenderers

Dominic D. Yasay 09/02/2016

Among the challenges confronting the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) in its all-out war against illegal drugs is how to help the alarming number of juvenile drug surrenderers, said CPPO Director Jose Macanas. “Sa lahat po ng…

Banking on the base

Rina Jimenez-David 08/26/2016

With his relentless pursuit of the “war against drugs,” President Rodrigo Duterte has been giving the impression that it is what his administration is all about. At a recent press conference, he even pooh-poohed the concerns raised…

Duterte’s temper

Editorial 08/16/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s apology to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over last week’s tirade may have calmed the public’s nerves temporarily, but his threat to declare martial law, even if inferred rhetorically as his apologists claimed, still…

War on drugs not just Digong’s fight alone

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/15/2016

We can rant all day about how dirty and bloody the current war on drugs has become, but we cannot deny the fact that only President Rodrigo Duterte has shown utmost resolve and political will to do…

Preferential treatment for alleged big-time drug lords?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/18/2016

Instead of gaining approval for publicly berating alleged drug lord Peter Lim during a meeting recorded by the state-run RTVM in Davao City last week, President Rodrigo Duterte is getting flak from some quarters including netizens who…

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