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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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President Duterte urges Sara to ‘take over’ anti-drug campaign in schools

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and daughter, incoming Vice President Sara Duterte (File photo) MANILA – Outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday urged his daughter, Vice President-elect “Inday” Sara Duterte, to ensure the continuation of anti-illegal drugs programs in schools. This, after Sara announced last month that she has accepted the offer to become … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants to resume hunt for criminals after his term

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eager to resume his motorcycle-riding activities when he was still mayor in Davao City after he steps down from office in June, saying he would track down criminals like he used to. “Now that I won’t be President anymore, nobody can … Continue reading

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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