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Former drug dependent Dinky Doo Jr. wages war against drugs

Former drug dependent Dinky Doo Jr. wages war against drugs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2017

Human rights groups praise Trudeau

Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about President Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by US President Donald Trump and other world leaders wouldn't stop the killings.   Trudeau told reporters in Manila on Tuesday that he raised concerns about rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in Mr. Duterte's anti-drug campaign when he met him ahead of an annual summit with Southeast Asian counterparts. He was the only one among 20 heads of state in Manila who publicly said he spoke to Mr. Duterte about it.   Asked to comment on Trudea...Keep on reading: Human rights groups praise Trudeau.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Solgen Calida: Petitions of families emasculate drug war

MANILA, Philippines — The solicitor general belittled legal criticisms of the bloody war on drugs, saying the petitions are done "under the guise of human ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

Narco cops spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Where did the Philippine National Police (PNP) go wrong when it led the Duterte administration's war on drugs? PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa's response does not stray from what drug war  critics and human rights advocates  have been saying: "narco cops." He said in a news ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs

Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc on Thursday lambasted US President Donald Trump's $2-million pledge for "drug demand reduction programs" in the Philippines, saying this would only lead to more human rights violations under the Duterte administration's antidrug campaign.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the pledge would violate the United States' own federal law prohibiting the grant of foreign aid to countries with records of human rights violations.   "The human rights violations of the police and the military under President Duterte are very clear. It is very clear that US federal law will be violated if (the US government) gives aid," Tinio said in a press ...Keep on reading: Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Only 1 suspect killed since PDEA became sole agency for drug war

  MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday, November 16, claimed only one drug suspect had been killed since October 11 or the day President Rodrigo Duterte named PDEA as the "sole agency" in charge of his controversial war on drugs . During Senator Risa Hontiveros' interpellation on PDEA's proposed 2018 budget, she asked if there were casualties since October ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

How many drug users in PH? DDB gets P15-M budget to find out

MANILA, Philippines – Is it 1.8 million or 4 million ? There have been debates on the number of drug users in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his controversial war on drugs in 2016. That's why for 2018, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) already requested for a P15-million ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Drilon wants P1.4-B anti-drug budget realigned to house policemen

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday, November 16, said he would propose that the P1.4-billion anti-illegal drugs budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) be used instead for the housing needs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) . Under the proposed 2018 budget, the PNP's Oplan Double Barrel and the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, November 16, welcomed the commitment of the United States (US) to grant $2 million in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the US pledge signified American President Donald Trump’s staunch support for the Philippines’ way of handling the drug menace. “I’m sure, although it… link: Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Drug war congests jails by 623%

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs has congested the facilities of the Bureau of  Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

NZ’s Ardern: PH drug war deaths require investigation

MANILA, Philippines – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the number of deaths linked to the Philippines' war against drugs merits "investigation and oversight." “Our view is that the number of deaths certainly requires investigation and oversight at the very least. There ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Philippines Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, November 12, hoping their presence will bring down international criticism over his deadly drugs war, which rights groups say may be a crime against humanity. Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Gov’t committed to fight drugs – solon

A HOUSE leader assured the public of the administration’s commitment to the illegal drugs campaign citing the allocation of enough budget for upgrading public drug treatment and rehabilitation centers (TRCs). For 2018, the national government is allocating at least P563 million to be used for the upgrade and expansion of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war, which rights groups say may be a crime against humanity. Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted [...] The post Duterte set for drug war backing at summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Palace confident Trump won t raise human rights issues

MALACAÑANG on Saturday was confident that United States (US) President Donald Trump would not bring up to President Rodrigo Duterte the reported human rights abuses linked to the Philippines’ war on illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque believed that Trump, who complimented Duterte in May for immensely focusing on ending drug problem, sees no need… link: Palace confident Trump won't raise human rights issues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

WASHINGTON --- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The agency saidThursdayit intends to classify drugs that are chemically similar to fentanyl as illegal controlled substances, letting prosecutors avoid the hurdles they often face in bringing charges in such cases. The move aims to stop the flow of fentanyl variants into the U.S. as the opioid abuse crisis rages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the drug and its analogues killed more than 20,000 Americans last year, and the number is ...Keep on reading: DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

PDEA burns P6-B illegal drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) disposed by incineration about P6- billion worth of illegal drugs seized by narcotics agents in various anti-drug operations on Friday. Various illegal drugs weighing 952.69 kilograms underwent thermal decomposition at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. at Barangay Aguado, Trece Martirez City in Cavite. The PDEA Laboratory Service said incinerated… link: PDEA burns P6-B illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Aquino on war on drugs, Tropical Depression Salome, Angkas shutdown | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino admits it is 'nearly impossible' to solve the illegal drug problem by 2022.  Tropical Depression Salome continues to move West Northwest as it approaches southern Quezon-Marinduque area.  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says motorcycle-based ride-hailing company Angkas is 'considered closed.'  Two United States lawmakers urge President Donald Trump to highlight ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

PNP holds training in case police are reassigned to drug war

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is still hoping they will be returned to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, so much so, that they have conducted a training seminar in anticipation of the event, Rappler learned. On Monday, November 6, the PNP's Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) held a "Drug Enforcement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Duterte threatens to slap UN rapporteur if she probes drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slap United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard if she investigates him for the extrajudicial killings being linked to his war on drugs. Speaking on Thursday, November 9, to overseas Filipino workers in Vietnam, Duterte railed, "Kaya sabi ko ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

22 teams graduate from PDEA s K-9 boot camp

MANILA, Philippines — Law enforcement agencies will be able to field 22 new K-9 teams against illegal drugs after 12 weeks of the Philippine Drug Enforcement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017