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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

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Davao Norte drug bust nets 6 ‘high-value targets’

Davao Norte drug bust nets 6 ‘high-value targets’ By Rhoda Grace Saron DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — A team of anti-narcotics agents and policemen arrested “six high-value targets” (HVT) and dismantled an alleged drug den during a buy-bust operation on Sunday in Barangay Magugpo South, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Antonio Rivera, director of … Continue reading