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Duterte says next admin must sustain fight vs. illegal drugs

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  President Rodrigo Duterte at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Philippine Sports Training Center in Bagac, Bataan on Friday (June 17, 2022). (Photo courtesy of PSC) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged anew the incoming administration to support all initiatives that would put an end to the narcotics trade in the country. … Continue reading

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International Criminal Court report on Philippine anti-drug campaign ‘unfair, one-sided’: PDEA

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   (PNA file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday questioned the basis of the report of the International Criminal Court (ICC) citing a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed under the Philippine government’s anti-illegal drug campaign. In a statement, the … Continue reading

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Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs

Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has vowed to continue its relentless campaign against illegal drugs despite the inherent dangers faced by law enforcement officers, noting the campaign has remained as the top government priority. PDEA Director … Continue reading

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PH urges ICC not to be used for ‘political agenda’

PH urges ICC not to be used for ‘political agenda’ By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine government on Friday urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to be used as a means to advance the political agenda of government critics following calls for the tribunal to investigate alleged extra-judicial killings in … Continue reading

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Bacolod City to provide jobs, livelihood aid to successful drug rehab participants

Bacolod City to provide jobs, livelihood aid to successful drug rehab participants By Nanette L. Guadalquiver BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The City of Bacolod will provide jobs and livelihood assistance to the 82 successful participants of the eight-week out-patient rehabilitation program conducted in the barangays. The out-patient rehabilitation program is being carried out … Continue reading

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DOJ chief orders suspension of NBI to conduct probe on illegal drugs cases

DOJ chief orders suspension of NBI to conduct probe on illegal drugs cases By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday issued a memorandum ordering the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to suspend conducting probe on illegal drugs cases. The NBI is one of the attached … Continue reading