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President Duterte asks support in cleansing government

NEWS RELEASE President Duterte asks support in cleansing government President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sworn in newly appointed government officials on Monday, renewing his call to help him eliminate corruption in the bureaucracy, which he said is the major stumbling block for the country’s progress along with the proliferation of illegal drugs and lack of law … Continue reading

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President Duterte ‘serious’ about ‘drug czar’ offer to Vice-President Robredo: Palace

PRRD ‘serious’ about ‘drug czar’ offer to Robredo: Palace By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “serious” about his offer to Vice President Leni Robredo to lead his administration’s intensified crackdown on illegal drugs, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President would not waste his … Continue reading

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Drug war critics using ”baseless” data: PCOO exec

Drug war critics using ”baseless” data: PCOO exec By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael on Monday labeled as “sweeping and baseless” the 27,000 unverified killings being linked to the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. In her speech during 5th … Continue reading

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2 South Cotabato mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated

2 SoCot mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Two town mayors in South Cotabato province branded on Friday as “politically-motivated” their inclusion anew in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s list of alleged narco-politicians. Incumbent mayors Albert Palencia of Banga and Pablo Matinong Jr. of Sto. Niño said in separate radio interviews that they were … Continue reading

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Close to P800-K worth of shabu seized in Dumaguete jail raid

Close to P800-K worth of shabu seized in Dumaguete jail raid By Juancho Gallarde  DUMAGUETE CITY (Philippines News Agency) – Two anti-illegal drugs operations here, the provincial capital of Negros Oriental, yielded more than PHP1.25 million worth of suspected shabu. On early Monday morning, 115 grams of alleged shabu placed in 179 sachets, and worth more or less PHP782,000 … Continue reading

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359 Cordillera villages remain unaffected by illegal drugs

359 Cordillera villages remain unaffected by illegal drugs By Liza Agoot   BAGUIO CITY (Philippines News Agency) -– The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) said a total of 359 villages have remained unaffected by the illegal drugs trade since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. PDEA CAR Regional Director Edgar … Continue reading

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace
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Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Malacañang said the death of a former mayor included on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “narcolist” shows that the same fate befalls everyone involved in the drug war, regardless of social or political status. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after former mayor … Continue reading