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Inter-agency group formed for tighter watch on illegal drugs passing through Iloilo seaports

THE SEAPORT Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group for the Western Visayas Region (SIADITG-VI) has been formed to tighten the watch on illegal drugs that come through seaports in Iloilo, once tagged by the President as one of the worst narcotics areas in the country......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineFeb 11th, 2019

DRUG WAR AT SEAPORTS: Intensified war-on-drugs on sea ports in Iloilo

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 6 is bringing the war on illegal drug peddlers to their favourite entry points – the seaports. During the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the creation of the Seaport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (SIADITG-VI) on Feb 7, 2019, PDEA regional director Alex […] The post DRUG WAR AT SEAPORTS: Intensified war-on-drugs on sea ports in Iloilo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Agencies vs. illegal drugs meet

LAW enforcement units and other government agencies in Central Visayas convened yesterday for the first time to discuss the continuing problem on illegal drugs. The Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs Coordinating Group (RICG), chaired by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 7 Director Wardley Getalla, intends to disrupt the drug supply lines. The meeting was… link: Agencies vs. illegal drugs meet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Inter-agency body on illegal drugs to be formed

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Monday his administration will create an inter-agency committee on illegal drugs that will integrate efforts and strengthen partnership of all stakeholders in the fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects

  Malacaang on Tuesday spurned the "reckless" proposal of the Human Rights Watch (HRW)to create an independent commission to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the killing of people allegedly involved in illegal drugs.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stressed that the international human rights watchdog's recommendation intrudes the Philippines' domestic affairs.   "This proposal by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for the creation of an independent commission to go after police officers allegedly involved in the killing of drug suspects smacks of another effort of this moribund group, which projects itself as a human rights or...Keep on reading: Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

PDEA-1 establishes inter-agency committee vs illegal drugs

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-1) regional office established the Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (RICG) on Sep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

PDEA-1 establishes inter-agency committee vs illegal drugs

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-1) regional office established the Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (RICG) on Sep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

BOC Intensifies War on Drugs, Seizes P37.3-M Illegal Drugs in NAIA

The Bureau of Customs –Ninoy Aquino International Airport heeded to the orders of the Customs Commissioner to intensify the war against the entry of illegal drugs in airports and seaports. Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña together with Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan on August 15 turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

SHABU LANE: PDEA-6 says Guimaras still a drug transshipment point

GET it straight from the horse’s mouth: Guimaras remains a transshipment point of illegal drugs from Negros Occidental to Iloilo. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 said illegal drug couriers pass through the island-province when transporting contrabands to the city and province of Iloilo. “We monitored that there are very minimal illegal drug activities in […] The post SHABU LANE: PDEA-6 says Guimaras still a drug transshipment point appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

PRES. DUTERTE VISITS ‘BEDROCK OF DRUGS’

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo  and Louine Hope Conserva FOR THE first time since his election more than two years ago, President Rodrigo Duterte visits Iloilo City, which he tagged as the “most shabulized” and “bedrock of illegal drugs,” today, June 20, 2018. Based on an advisory provided by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Pres. Duterte […] The post PRES. DUTERTE VISITS ‘BEDROCK OF DRUGS’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

PNP, PDEA continuing watch on barangay officials in drugs

BOTH the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are continuing their watch on barangay officials directly or indirectly involved in illegal drug activities in their areas including the 207 officials named on the government’s ‘narco-list’ last April, officials said yesterday. PNP chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

NCRPO eyes ‘tokhang’ vs barangay officials in narco list

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Camilo “Picoy” Cascolan advised barangay officials in drugs watch list of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to go directly to the police instead of explaining their side to the media or face “tokhang”. Cascolan warned barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

‘Walk for Cause’ Vs Child Labor to Mark Labor Day

The Department of Labor and Employment 6 (DOLE 6) will hold a regionwide simultaneous “Walk for a Cause,” a march against child labor, to mark the celebration of Labor Day on May 1. In Iloilo, the Regional Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person, Child Labor and Illegal Recruitment, non-government organizations, private establishments and other stakeholders […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

HRW: List of barangay execs with drug links a virtual ‘hit list’

          The Duterte administration would put hundreds of people's lives in danger once it releases the names of barangay (village) officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs, a human rights group warned Friday. New York-based watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said releasing the names would violate due process and would only worsen the bloodshed in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign. "The Duterte administration will be putting hundreds of people in danger if it released the names of barangay (village) officials it accuses of involvement in the illegal drugs trade," HRW Asia Division researcher Carlos Conde said in a st...Keep on reading: HRW: List of barangay execs with drug links a virtual ‘hit list’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

3 kapitans, 12 cops linked to illegal drugs

THREE barangay captains in Iloilo City are believed to be on the PNP’s watch list of illegal drug personalities. Senior Inspector Kennith Bermejo, PNP Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RDEU-6) team leader, said the barangay officials are also considered high-value targets in the ongoing war on drugs. Because of persistent reports that a good number […] The post 3 kapitans, 12 cops linked to illegal drugs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Fake PDEA agent nabbed in Rizal, nine still at large

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday, March 14, said it captured a woman who is part of a group engaging in criminal activities while posing as Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents. NBI Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID) operatives arrested Jai Sunshine Chua y Santos on Monday, March 9 in Cainta, Rizal […] The post Fake PDEA agent nabbed in Rizal, nine still at large appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

City’s drug problem remains unabated

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa wants a better and tougher anti-illegal drugs program as drug peddlers and users continue with their illicit activities. Espinosa said he discussed the matter with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after he received reports that the illegal drug problem remains unabated “I have talked with PDEA as I need […] The post City’s drug problem remains unabated appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Party drugs not that widespread – PDEA-6

PARTY drugs are still in play in Iloilo City but it is far from being rampant. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) said party drugs are used by a small group of users, unlike marijuana and shabu or crystal meth which have mass-based markets. “Usually, these persons belong to the elite bracket. They have […] The post Party drugs not that widespread – PDEA-6 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

PDEA deploys 110 new agents to seaports

AT least 110 new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents will be deployed to key seaports and private piers to help monitor the entry and exit of illegal drugs, PDEA chairman Director General Aaron N. Aquino said yesterday. Aquino said during the graduation of new agents from the PDEA Academy on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

WATCH | SolGen Calida grilled on Tokhang smallfry deaths as PNP returns to war on drugs, backstopping PDEA

Malacañang has allowed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to get involved in the anti-illegal drug operations spearheaded by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). The Duterte Administration’s war on drugs used to be placed at the hands of the PNP before it was handed over to PDEA. According to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, President Duterte […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

WATCH | Duterte notes PDEA lack of manpower, budget and resources for war on drugs

Even as he directed other law enforcement agencies to keep off the anti-illegal drug campaign, President Rodrigo Duterte is aware at the back of his mind that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), to which he has entrusted the sole mandate to execute the war on drugs, has serious shortage issues to deal with, especially […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017