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Manhunt on for ex-cop linked to drugs, car theft

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former police officer assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is now the subject of a manhunt by the police in M’lang, North Cotabato for his alleged involvement in an illegal drug and car theft syndicate operating in Region 12. Chief Inspector Rolly Oranza, police chief […] The post Manhunt on for ex-cop linked to drugs, car theft appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 16th, 2018

186 local officials stripped of police powers under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 186 local officials across the Philippines have been stripped of their police powers under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, after they were linked to corruption or the illegal drugs trade. This means they have lost command and control over police operations in their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Iloilo court grants bail to ARMM cop involved in slay try of another cop

ILOILO CITY---The Iloilo Regional Trial Court has granted bail to a policeman who is allegedly the gunman in a failed assassination of another policeman linked to illegal drugs. The lawyer of PO2 Melvin Mocorro posted a P140,000 bail bond on his behalf, but he is still confined at a private hospital under heavy guard while recuperating from gunshot wounds, according to Senior Supt. Henry Bias, Iloilo City police director. READ: ARMM cop charged in plot to kill Iloilo cop linked to drugs Bias said they will provide security to Mocorro while he is being treated at the hospital, but he can leave the hospital when he is able based on the court order for his release issuedon Wednesd...Keep on reading: Iloilo court grants bail to ARMM cop involved in slay try of another cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Police officer linked to illegal drugs killed in buy-bust

A POLICE officer, involved in the illegal drug trade, was killed in an armed encounter in Morong, Rizal on Tuesday, according to a report from the Counterintelligence Task Force (CITF). The suspect, PO2 Gemmo Meneses, who was assigned at Morong Municipal Police Station, was involved in recycling and distributing illegal drugs in the area. During the [...] The post Police officer linked to illegal drugs killed in buy-bust appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

3 persons of interest in Mayor Antonio Halili s killing – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Calabarzon announced on Tuesday, July 3, it has identified 3 "persons of interest" in the killing of Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili . "Meron kaming two persons of interest. There's also another one... Basta most of them are linked to illegal drugs," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Sniper kills Philippine drugs-linked mayor

A Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte's list of narcotics-linked officials was shot dead yesterday at a town flag-raising ceremony.Antonio Halili, 72, was hit in the chest by a singl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he had warned Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs. "He pretends that the illegal drug problem is getting worse; he pretends to parade the drug addicts. He was killed earlier. I don't know who killed him. I said not to get involved in illegal drugs," the President said in Maasin, Southern Leyte. The President, who spoke at the 58th founding anniversary of Southern Leyte, said he suspected the killing was linked to the illegal drug trade. "I heard that Halili died. But I suspect that it's related to drugs. Just a suspicion," he said. A taunt to authorities The brazen daytime killing of the ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs

TANAUAN CITY --- Antonio Halili came down hard on illegal drugs even as he also fended off allegations that he was a protector of drug syndicates and expressed fear for his life shortly after the Duterte administration launched its brutal crackdown on narcotics. Until Monday, the tough-talking mayor of this city had been receiving death threats, but nothing specific. Halili, who became controversial for parading drug suspects through the city streets and for landing on President Duterte's "narcolist," was shot dead on Monday at a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified employees. A bullet, possibly fired from a sniper's rifle, pierced the chest of the 72-year-old may...Keep on reading: Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Duterte suspects murder of Batangas mayor linked to drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that the murder of a Batangas mayor known for parading drugs suspects through city streets could be related to illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Duterte of Batangas ? Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili and his iron fist

MANILA, Philippines – To curb crime, he shamed his erring constituents – from people caught stealing fish to those taking illegal drugs. He ruled with an iron fist, and modeled his crime-busting tactics after President Rodrigo Duterte. Ironically, Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili himself was linked to illegal drugs under the Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Iceland, 37 countries to Philippines: Let U.N. probe killings

MANILA, Philippines – Iceland called on the Philippines to allow the United Nations and its probers to investigate "without preconditions or limitations" the killings linked to the Duterte administration's war on drugs. "We urge the government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to bring killings ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Police official linked to drugs killed in buy-bust - Manila Bulletin

Police official linked to drugs killed in buy-bust - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

HRW: Promotion of police officers sacked after Kian slay insult drug war victims

Human Rights Watch slammed the promotions of senior police officers who, it said, supervised units implicated in scores of killings linked to the government’s ferocious war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Kaps linked to drugs, ‘power couples’ elected

By Jennifer P. Rendon and Louine Hope Conserva TWO village chiefs who were investigated by the Iloilo City Council for allegedly coddling the illegal drug trade secured fresh mandates from their constituencies in the May 14, 2018 barangay elections. Punong Barangay Keith “Dabing” Espinosa of Monica-Blumentritt, City Proper and Remia Prevendido-Gregori of Bakhaw, Mandurriao will […] The post Kaps linked to drugs, ‘power couples’ elected appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won t clear your name

MANILA, Philippines – Even if the constituents of barangay officials supposedly linked to drugs trust them enough to reelect them, that won't be enough to clear their name. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde announced this on Tuesday, May 15, after reports emerged that alleged narco-politicians ran ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Bloody weekend

Saturday evening and Sunday morning attacks target drug-linked ex-solon, incumbent mayor, latter luckily unhurt A FORMER congressman and an incumbent mayor, both of whom had been linked to illegal drugs, came under attack from assassins Saturday night and yesterday morning. Still unidentified gunmen shot and killed ex-La Union Representative Eufranio….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

After village execs, who’s next on drug agency’s list?

AFTER releasing the list of village (barangay) officials linked to illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it wasn’t done yet as it prepared one identifying local officials – from the mayors all the way to the governors. PDEA Director Aaron Aquino said this new list contained the names of at least 93 [...] The post After village execs, who’s next on drug agency’s list? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

PDEA names 207 barangay execs on narco list

Two weeks ahead of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency released yesterday the names of 207 candidates allegedly linked to illegal drugs – supposedly to help voters pick the right bets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

PDEA bares bgy narco list

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency finds it timely to make public names of bgy officials linked to drugs THERE was no stopping the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from coming out with the list of 207 barangay officials into illegal drugs.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Study triples number of known depression genes

A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease. The same enlarged basket of depression genes also underpins other psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, a consortium of nearly 250 scientists discovered. "This is a game changer," said Patrick Sullivan, director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics at the University of North Carolina and co-leader of the research. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, provide targets for new drugs and other forms of treatment. "We all carry genetic variants for depression, but those with a higher burden (of...Keep on reading: Study triples number of known depression genes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia – study

PARIS, France – Long-term use of certain antidepressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, April 26, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. The study in more than 300,000 people in Britain found that those diagnosed with dementia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018