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Drug suspects arrested in Quezon City

POLICE arrested eight drug suspects and seized P68,000 worth of crystal meth in separate raids in Quezon City in the past two days.

PHL to strengthen diplomatic ties in next 3 years — Duterte

THE Philippine government is looking into strengthening diplomatic ties with Latin America, Africa, and Central Asia in the next three years, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said.

Duterte says 2 generals are involved in illegal drugs trade

AT AN event during his official trip to Russia, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that two generals are involved in illegal drugs trading. He, however, did not identify the two generals.

Human right group files motion at ICC

HUMAN RIGHTS group Rise Up for Life filed a supplemental motion before the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging it to open an investigation on the war on drugs in the Philippines which constitutes a crime against humanity.

K-Pop label YG’s founder resigns amid drugs and sex scandals

SEOUL — Yang Hyun-suk, founder of South Korea’s YG Entertainment which manages top K-pop performers, stepped down on Friday from his duties as chief producer, in the aftermath of drug and sex scandals involving his artists.

Drugs, politics seen as motive in Cebu small town mayor’s murder

THE POLICE are looking at illegal drugs and politics as motives in the murder of Mayor Mariano Y. Blanco III of Ronda, a 5th class municipality in the southwestern part of Cebu.

DoJ formally accuses Peter Lim of conspiracy to commit illegal drug...

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday reversed its earlier ruling that cleared businessman Peter Go Lim of drug-related charges, formally accusing him with “conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading.”

US House approves bill tying assistance to conduct of PHL’s drug...

FUNDING for the Philippines’ anti-illegal drugs campaign will be deemed contingent on the campaign’s consistency with “international human rights standards,” according to a bill approved last month by the US Congress.

The embattled yet hopeful Duterte presidency

The presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte has always been marred by conflict. From the beginning, it was unceasing, coming as if from all sides,...

CA upholds ruling blocking drug mule’s testimony against illegal recruiters

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its decision to block the testimony of convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso against her alleged illegal recruiters, dismissing her plea to testify under extraordinary conditions.

Malabon barangay chairman in drug list faces charges

A barangay official included in the recently released ‘narco-list’ by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) faces charges for involvement in the illegal drug...

DoJ upholds reinstatement of charges vs. high profile drug personalities

The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday, April 27, upheld its decision to reinstate the dismissed drug charges against several high profile drug personalities, according to...

PDEA to release watchlist of barangay officials involved in illegal drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set to release its watchlist of barangay officials involved in illegal drugs within the week. "Finally I will...

DoJ drops drug charges vs Peter Lim, other suspected narco personalities

The Department of Justice has cleared alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim, confessed drug lord Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co and...

Cops in Arnaiz-De Guzman EJK charged

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday, Jan. 19, filed charges before the Caloocan Regional Trial Court (RTC) against...

PDEA chief’s first 100 days: 1,321 arrests, P228.81M seized, 0 deaths...

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted 3,476 operations, seized P228.81 million worth of drugs and “non-drug” evidence, and arrested 1,321 suspects but recorded...

PNP chief’s term extended — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 13, said he will extend to three months the term of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director-General...

Duterte orders PNP back to drug war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the drug campaign, but with the Philippine Drug Enforcement...

De Lima asks high court to reconsider decision that junked request...

DETAINED senator Leila M. De Lima, through one of her lawyers Florin T. Hilbay, asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision that junked...

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip next month

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald J. Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo R. Duterte, on a...

Duterte dismisses 2 police generals he linked to drugs early in...

By Rosemarie A. Zamora PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has dismissed two police generals for serious neglect of duty leading to the proliferation of drugs in...

Mayor allegedly involved in drug trade surrenders to Pacquiao after escaping...

ANECITO “Jojo” Lopez, Jr., mayor of Maasim town in Sarangani, surrendered to Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao after authorities raided Mr. Lopez’s seaside rest house...

Using needles — not bullets — to solve the drug problem

By Pola Esguerra del Monte Multimedia Editor “You must remember that those who are already (using) shabu for almost one year, they are dead. They are...

SWS poll: 63% of Filipinos believe drug suspects killed despite surrendering

A CONSIDERABLE percentage of Filipinos believe that drug suspects were still killed despite surrendering to police, results from the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS)...

Trillanes links Paolo Duterte to ‘triad’

A SON of President Rodrigo R. Duterte appeared before a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7, to face insinuations by an opposition senator of...

Abella says war on drugs needs ‘rethinking,’ ‘restructuring’

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday, Sept. 7, acknowledged the need for “rethinking” and “restructuring” the government’s drug war. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto C. Abella in a press briefing...

Aguirre asks SC to transfer Parojinog case to NCR court

JUSTICE SECRETARY Vitaliano N. Aguirre II has asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno to transfer the case of the Parojinog siblings to a...

Senate to focus on shabu shipment inquiry amid charges between Lacson,...

ON the heels of an expose by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson last Wednesday, Aug. 23, and subsequent countercharges by resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner...

Mayor tagged as narco-politician killed in raid

A MAYOR named among those involved in the narcotics trade was shot dead in a police raid at his home Sunday, authorities said, the...

Prosecution’s judicial affidavit defective, De Lima says

THE camp of detained Senator Leila M. De Lima has challenged the Court’s admission of the opposition’s judicial affidavit of its witness and Oriental...

Sports against drugs

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, WHEN now President Rodrigo R. Duterte decided to run for president last year, his platform was hinged on a number...

Young users ‘guinea pigs’ for new wave of drugs: EU watchdog

PARIS — Young drug users risk ending up as “human guinea pigs” for a new wave of sometimes highly-toxic recreational drugs, the European Union’s...

Drugs and dung a bad mix for climate

PARIS — Scientists have discovered a potential threat to Earth’s climate lurking in a dark and smelly place: the dung of cattle treated with...