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Gov’t urged to pursue cases vs. ‘narco-politicians’ who won in polls

Gov’t urged to pursue cases vs. ‘narco-politicians’ who won in polls By Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — In the aftermath of the just concluded elections, several lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Thursday called on the government to “seriously” pursue cases against winning politicians, who were included on President Rodrigo Duterte’s … 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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Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement

Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement By Gail Momblan ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Two municipal mayors in Iloilo province, who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among 46 politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs, have come out with separate denials. Mayors Siegfredo Betita of Carles and Mariano Malones of Maasin were among … Continue reading

Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs
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Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs

Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs By Lilian Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday released the list of 46 local government officials allegedly linked to illegal drug trade ahead of the May 13 mid-term elections. Duterte bared the drug list during the National and Regional Peace … Continue reading

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Sanctions await cops in bloody Ozamiz raid once found guilty of violations

Sanctions await cops in bloody Ozamiz raid once found guilty of violations By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — If found guilty of violating procedures in the Ozamiz City anti-drug operation which killed suspected narco-politician Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 others last Sunday, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group operatives can face suspension and … Continue reading