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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

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Davao Norte drug bust nets 6 ‘high-value targets’

Davao Norte drug bust nets 6 ‘high-value targets’ By Rhoda Grace Saron DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — A team of anti-narcotics agents and policemen arrested “six high-value targets” (HVT) and dismantled an alleged drug den during a buy-bust operation on Sunday in Barangay Magugpo South, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Antonio Rivera, director of … Continue reading

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Albayalde shrugs off Noy’s criticism of ‘nanlaban’ deaths

Albayalde shrugs off Noy’s criticism of ‘nanlaban’ deaths By Benjamin Pulta MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) took exception to statements supposedly made by former president Benigno Aquino III wherein he expressed doubts about the sincerity of police reports on drug suspects who die in police operations and chided the institution … Continue reading