ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

Woman shot dead by riding-in-tandem in Consolacion, Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 37-year-old woman died after she was shot by still unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle in District 4, Purok Gomburza, Barangay Pulpogan, Consolacion town, northern Cebu on Tuesday afternoon, August 17. Police…

Duterte: When I said I will fight drugs in 6 months, I thought it was like in Davao

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “I thought it was like in Davao.” President Rodrigo Duterte had this to say in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) as he looked back at one of his campaign promises back…

The virus and Edsa

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/24/2021

There was so much hope then, and pride. Filipino overseas workers told me how, for a brief period, immigration agents would greet Philippine passport holders not with suspicion but with a smile that said: You were great,…

Mayor Cortes turns over brand new SUV to PDEA-7

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government turned over a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) worth P1 million to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) at the City Hall grounds on Tuesday,…

80 CCPO cops, personnel undergo surprise drug test

Morexette Marie Erram 12/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 80 police officers and personnel from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) underwent a surprise drug test on Monday, December 14, 2020. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of CCPO,…

Mayors traded drug killings for political support, says US study

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — It seems President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs not only incited thousands of extrajudicial killings but also served as political leverage for “outsider” mayors seeking to curry favor with his administration. An upcoming…

No ‘back to business’ for illegal drugs under GCQ — DILG

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Several industries may go back to business under the general community quarantine (GCQ), but not those in the illegal drugs business, the Department of Interior and Local Government said Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The…

Woman with P170K worth of suspected illegal drugs busted

Norman V. Mendoza 03/12/2020

  Mandaue City, Cebu—A 36-year-old woman was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation along Zuellig Avenue at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2020. Confiscated from the suspect, who was…

Mayor Chan to terminate 26 traffic enforces involved in illegal drugs

Norman V. Mendoza 03/05/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Formal termination procedures are now being processed against the 22 Lapu-Lapu City traffic enforcers who are in the PNP narco list and the four others who tested positive for illegal drugs during a…

More than P3 million worth of shabu seized in 5 Lapu drug busts; 7 suspects arrested

Norman V. Mendoza 02/26/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – More than P3 million worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth) were confiscated while seven drug personalities were arrested by Lapu-Lapu City police who conducted five anti-drug operations from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.…

De Leon: Signal jammers, livelihood for the poor may help gov’t win war on illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Installing signal jammers in jail facilities and providing livelihood to the poor and underprivileged sectors of society are ways that could help the government win the war on illegal drugs. Police Regional Office…

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