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Drug war’s only aim is to protect PH: Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   INAUGURATION. President Rodrigo Duterte (4th from left) leads the unveiling of a marker of the Siargao Island Sports and Tourism Complex and the Catangnan-Cabitoonan Three-Point Bridge System in Surigao del Norte on Saturday (Nov. 6, 2021). Also in photo are Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar (left) and Senator Bong Go … Continue reading

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Ex-Senate president wants ICC declared persona non grata

  Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. “Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa (If ICC will … Continue reading

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Duterte says he’s not afraid of ICC

President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photographers Division) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said he is not afraid of suffering the consequences of his administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign, saying his administration is just doing what is right for the greater good. Duterte rejected the remark made by former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that … 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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Duterte to speak to Trump if US Senate adopts proposed entry ban

Duterte to speak to Trump if US Senate adopts proposed entry ban By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte dismissed as “unripe” a proposal of two US senators to bar Philippine government officials involved in the imprisonment of Senator Leila de Lima from entering the United States. “I have the … Continue reading

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Duterte to reveal names of ninja-cops ‘soon’: Go

Duterte to reveal names of ninja-cops ‘soon’: Go By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte would announce “soon” the names of cops allegedly involved in the recycling of seized illegal drugs. Go said the President is still consolidating and validating the list of cops … 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