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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

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Police official killed in Dipolog City anti-drug op

Police official killed in Dipolog City anti-drug op By Gualberto Laput DAPITAN CITY, Zamboanga del Norte (Philippines News Agency) — A senior police officer was killed during a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the police’s Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) inside a school campus in nearby Dipolog City late … Continue reading

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PNP welcomes UN remark on illegal drugs as global concern

PNP welcomes UN remark on illegal drugs as global concern By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the statement of the United Nations (UN) recognizing illegal drugs as a global concern. “With the United Nations’ recognition, the PNP will be more strengthened to fight the menace of … Continue reading

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P1.164-M worth of drugs seized in Cavite

P1.164-M worth of drugs seized in Cavite By Dennis Abrina GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite (Philippines News Agency) – This city police’s Drug Enforcement Team (DET) seized about PHP1.164-million worth of suspected “shabu” (crytal meth) during simultaneous buy-bust operations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Supt. Paul Bometivo, city police officer-in-charge, reported to Cavite Police Provincial Director Senior … Continue reading