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PDEA s Aquino sees good collaboration with BOC under Guerrero

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino considers the appointment of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as a “welcome development.” Source link link: PDEA's Aquino sees 'good collaboration' with BOC under Guerrero.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerOct 26th, 2018

In cahoots? PDEA chief explains photo with fired drug-linked agents

MANILA, Philippines – He was there acting in good faith, he said. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino explained on Monday, December 3, the controversial photo of him and fired law enforcers now linked to illegal drugs. Flashed before the Senate session hall for mere seconds, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

PDEA defends photo of chief, drug suspects

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sees nothing wrong with the presence of its chief, Aaron Aquino, in a party with law enforcement officers implicated in the alleged smuggling of a ton of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu into the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

PDEA chief: Having PNP back in anti-drug campaign is ‘good news’

          Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino welcomed on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to return the Philippine National Police (PNP) as the key implementer of the government's crackdown against illegal drugs.   "We respect and adhere to the decision of the President," Aquino said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.   Aquino said his wish to have the PNP back in the anti-drug campaign was a "good news" to the PDEA with the agency's limited funds, equipment, and manpower.   "But having the PNP and other law enforcement agencies back is [good] news PDEA. In fact...Keep on reading: PDEA chief: Having PNP back in anti-drug campaign is ‘good news’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

‘Martial law extension good sign for tourism,’ DOT official claims

A Tourism official on Thursday said the department sees the recent extension of martial law in Mindanao as a “good sign.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News53 min. ago

Former PDEA exec linked to shabu missing for 2 months now

MANILA, Philippines – Ismael Fajardo , the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's top 2 official sacked after being linked to recent multibillion-peso shabu (methamphetamine) shipments, has been missing for two months already. This was confirmed by his former boss PDEA chief Director General Aaron Aquino during a press conference at their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News18 hr. 14 min. ago

Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season

MANILA, Philippines --- Party-goers will most likely to raise their consumption of party drugs this holiday season, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino said. Aquino said that in the previous months, the PDEA had intercepted party drugs in airports and high-end bars, hotels, condominiums, and subdivisions. "I assume there will be an increase in consumption, especially left and right ang mga parties ngayon (parties happen left and right)," he told reporters on Wednesday. He said the PDEA will continue to launch operations against illegal drugs, including those being used in holiday events. "Hindi titigil ang PDEA (The PDEA will not stop...Keep on reading: Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Gordon to PDEA chief Aquino: Why let your ex-deputy off the hook over drug smuggling case? | News

Senate Blue Ribbon panel chair and Senator Richard Gordon has questioned the failure of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino to file charges against his suboridinate, forme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he’s the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer. That is, unless he keeps doing things like this. In his 16th season, James can still make the game look absurdly easy. The latest entry on the long list of his unforgettable nights came Sunday (Monday, PHL time), when James scored 51 points and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-97 win over the Miami Heat. He’s only the second player to score at least 50 in a game this deep into an NBA career; the other is Kobe Bryant, in his final game, and that was aided by 50 shot attempts. “I’ve always been a guy to let the game talk for itself, speak for itself,” James said. “My body of work speaks for itself, still to this day, 16 years in.” He paused for a second, breaking into a big smile. “If there’s ever a discussion,” James said, “games like this will make sure you figure it out.” Bryant had gone more than seven years without a 50-point game before April 13, 2016, when he went 22-for-50 and scored 60 points at Staples Center as the Laker faithful roared for his work one final time. James hadn’t gone six months since his last 50-point night; it was Game 1 of last season’s NBA Finals, the one where J.R. Smith forgot the score in the final seconds and Cleveland lost to Golden State on the way to a sweep. James was methodical on Sunday (Monday, PHL time); he was 19-for-31 from the field, 6-for-8 from three-point range, getting to 51 points on a deep three-pointer in the final seconds with the outcome already long decided. “That’s all coaching,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Just great coaching. ... No, the way he sees the game, he knows what he’s doing out there.” Through 16 games, though there’s nothing to suggest that he’s going to slow down this season — or anytime soon — James is his usual sensational self. He’s averaging 28.8 points on 52 percent shooting, with 7.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. No one in NBA history has ever averaged that many points in a 16th season or later. Bryant is the only player to average more than 25 points this deep into a career; he averaged 27.9 points in 2011-12, 27.3 points in 2012-13. But it’s not just the scoring. Only Steve Nash, John Stockton and Jason Kidd — three of the best point guards ever — averaged this many assists at this point in their career. “He’s the best player in the world,” Lakers guard Lonzo Ball said. Added fellow Laker Kyle Kuzma: “He could average 40 if he wanted.” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who had James for four seasons in Miami, describes James’ game in one word: “Timeless.” “Doesn’t matter what year, doesn’t matter how old,” Spoelstra said. “Consistency is as much of a talent as any physical or mental talent. He’s five-star in all of those.” James hasn’t won an MVP award in any of the past five seasons. For as good as he’s been, for as long as he’s been that good, it’s hard to believe that his first 15 seasons only resulted in him winning that award four times. He should be in the conversation again this year, and thought he should have won the award last year. “I just go out and my love for the game keeps me going,” James said. “My ability to put in the work, and see what happens after that. I know if I put in the work and be true to the game, then everything else will take care of itself.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Palace Backs PDEA’s Drug Test on Grade Schools’ Students

Malacañang on Thursday said the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 students and older pupils would benefit the family. “I think that’s a good idea because at least the parents will know whether or not their children are addicted or being used in the drug […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Ping’s advice: ‘Shootouts’ only for big drug dealers

  Keeping street pushers alive would actually be good for the police and President Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs, Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson said on Thursday.   Street pushers are drug dealers who work at the retail level on the streets.   Lacson urged the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to make the effort to arrest street pushers so that they could use them in finding the drug kingpins.   Make them talk   "Don't kill the street pushers; arrest them. Make them lead you to the big-time suppliers, then finish the job by engaging those suppliers in a shootout," said Lacson, a form...Keep on reading: Ping’s advice: ‘Shootouts’ only for big drug dealers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

PBA: Coach Leo sees no reason why Beermen should be ashamed after early exit

The season is over for the dynastic San Miguel Beermen.  Just like last year, they once again have a quarterfinals exit in the Governors' Cup, this time at the hands of the Alaska Aces, who have never won against coach Leo Austria until now. Call it an underwhelming season, but the reality is they're still a good team. MVP frontrunner June Mar Fajardo was unavailable for the majority of the final conference, but returned in time to virtually secure his fifth straight MVP award, the most in history.  For Austria, there's no crying over spilled milk, calling the 2017-18 PBA campaign a rousing success.  "You win some, you lose some. But I’m still proud of the team. Kasi in the last 4 years, 12 conferences, we’ve been in the Finals 7 times, and won 6 championships. I think we have nothing to be ashamed of." The Beermen dipped to as low as a 2-4 record this season and AZ Reid to injury, before enlisting the services of spitfire scorer Kevin Murphy and getting import-like performances from #1 Christian Standhardinger to gather themselves and end up with a sixth-place finish. Snipers Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot, along with Standhardinger were called for Gilas duty, and that left the team missing key players in some parts of the conference.  The four-time PBA Coach of the Year is not blaming that, but said that it had played a part in their preparation moving forward. "Well, I think everybody’s expecting us that we’ll get into the next round. We failed to do it. Congratulations to Alaska. They are deserving to win this quarterfinals." Now that the season is over, the team will be zeroing in on defending the Philippine Cup title, gunning for their fifth straight plum next season. Before that, five of coach Leo's players will be suiting up the nation's tricolors, namely Lassiter, Cabagnot, Standhardinger, Fajardo, and Arwind Santos. Those five will practice for the squad, and will fight for the coveted 12 slots.  Also in their minds for next year is how to improve through the draft. "We will try to improve our team dahil nowadays, every team in the PBA keeps on improving and improving and we could not be overconfident dahil alam natin na a lot of people are telling us, the All-Filipino is our conference."   "Of course, those four All Filipino championships are already in the past." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Why Kris Aquino revealed her only ‘good closure’ was with Herbert Bautista

Kris Aquino revealed in a Facebook video that her former flame, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, was the only one whom she had a “good closure” with in terms of ending a romantic relationship. The “Queen of All Media” shared her revelations in a video titled “Life Update with Kris: On Politics and Herbert Bautista” last […] The post Why Kris Aquino revealed her only ‘good closure’ was with Herbert Bautista appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Dropped Lukaku set for time out of spotlight at Man United

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Romelu Lukaku spends a lot of his spare time watching videos and YouTube clips of some of the world's greatest strikers in a bid to improve his own game. If he watches footage of his own recent performances for Manchester United, the Belgium striker may understand why he was dropped at the weekend as he goes through the toughest period of his time at England's biggest club. The goals have dried up (it's nine games without scoring, his longest drought in the red of United). His touch has deserted him. He might even be trying too hard. So when United manager Jose Mourinho spoke during the week of Lukaku's confidence being drained and his link-up play being off, the writing was on the wall for the player who moved to Old Trafford for $97 million in July 2017. When the team sheet was released for United's game against Everton on Sunday, it was no real surprise to see Lukaku on the bench and Marcus Rashford leading the attack. "Sometimes," Mourinho said, "we decide that the best thing for the players is to not be on the pitch, (but) to be protected and away from the initial pressure." Tellingly, United produced one of its most fluent attacking displays of the season. Rather than having a striker like Lukaku who often drops deep and ends up congesting the middle of the field, United had, in Rashford, one who stretched the opposition defense and allowed space behind him. United winger Anthony Martial reveled in the open spaces and scored his fourth goal in four games. Paul Pogba had more freedom to roam in midfield — he had more touches (88) and passes (67) than any other player — and was also more threatening going forward. Fred, recalled to the team, had room to take the ball to the edge of the penalty area and unleash shots. United had a 2-1 victory but should have won more convincingly. At times, as United's midfielders flooded forward to assist the mobile Rashford, it seemed like the days of Alex Ferguson. Everton was most dangerous in the final quarter of the game — after Lukaku had come on as a 65th-minute substitute. So does this spell the beginning of the end for Lukaku at United? Unlikely. Mourinho cherishes his big targetmen, such as Didier Drogba at Chelsea. He likes the fact that Lukaku never stops working for the team, saying many times that this is as important as the goals he scores. As Lukaku has said himself, Mourinho sees the striker "like his sergeant on the pitch." United had a similar situation when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in the team in the 2016-17 season and often slowed its build-up play by dropping short. When Ibrahimovic got injured toward the end of his only full season at Old Trafford, Rashford played as the lone striker and United looked a different proposition. Still, that following offseason, Mourinho chose to buy Lukaku rather than put his faith in Rashford or Martial as the team's striker. The 20-year-old Rashford remains raw and his finishing is inconsistent. Martial appears to be back to his best but there is no telling how long his run of form will last. Perhaps Lukaku will just spend the next few games out of the spotlight. Maybe he can still adjust his game. "Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my teammates can improve and be much better," the striker said last week before United played against Juventus. "It's something that we're working on. The players need to know me and know my movement. "When that starts clicking, I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here." Lukaku has played 14 games for his national team in 2018 and scored 14 goals. He is Belgium's record scorer with 45 goals in 79 games. He is too valuable an asset for Mourinho and United to give up on. "His moment is not sweet," Mourinho has said "... but he's our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in." POGBA'S STUTTER Pogba's stuttering run-up for his penalty against Everton — which was saved by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before sidefooting in the rebound — was the subject of much debate after the game. Pogba said he might need to change his technique, which sees him take marginal steps forward without ever really accelerating toward the ball, as goalkeepers are starting to get used to it. Mourinho also said it might need a rethink. "I think the goalkeepers don't move and they are waiting for his decision," Mourinho said, "so I think he probably has to learn from that." As for Pogba's teammates, they are just making fun of it. Luke Shaw posted a photo on Twitter of him talking to Martial with his hand covering his mouth, and wrote: "Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. (hashtag)ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp." Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp pic.twitter.com/sxGx6C1i11 — Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Customs under military control ‘not perfect solution’ — Mangaoang

The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to place the Bureau of Customs (BoC) under the control of the Armed Forces of the Philippines "maybe partly a good solution but not the perfect one," Customs Deputy Collector Lourdes Mangaoang claimed.   Mangaoang cited failures of the BoC during the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III, which resulted from placing retired military generals as deputy commissioner for intelligence and deputy collectors.   "Ang basis ko lang 'yung nangyari noong time ni President Noynoy even at the time ni Faeldon. It's not the complete solution, it may be partly a good one but it is not the perfect solution," Mangaoang sa...Keep on reading: Customs under military control ‘not perfect solution’ — Mangaoang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

San Beda only has kind words for NCAA 94 surprise Perpetual

San Beda University has ousted University of Perpetual Help from the Final Four for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. With a convincing 82-73 victory on Friday, the Red Lions are into the Finals for the 13th year in a row. Still, the defending champions acknowledged that the Altas made them work for it. “First of all, I would like to congratulate coach Frankie [Lim], the Altas, and the Perpetual community for a very good game,” head coach Boyet Fernandez told reporters post-game. Robert Bolick only shared the same sentiment. “Salute din kay coach Frankie kasi yung game plan niya, maganda. Salute to them sa magandang season nila,” he said. Bolick then singled out the two guards he faced off with in transferee Edgar Charcos and rookie Jielo Razon. In Charcos, the King Lion said he sort of sees himself. “Lahat sila doon, competitive e. Si Charcos, ganun din,” he said. He then continued, “’Di siya masyadong nagagamit sa UE tapos pumunta siya (sa Perpetual), stellar performance right away. Ganun din ang nangyari sa akin e so natutuwa ako sa mga ganung klaseng player.” Before starring for San Beda, Bolick was a self-proclaimed bench player for De La Salle University. Likewise, before finding his niche for Perps, Charcos was a reserve point guard for University of the East. The Red Lions’ graduating guard also sees the same sort of fire in Razon. “First year niya, maganda naman ang pinakita. Sana, ituloy-tuloy lang niya,” he said. He then continued, “Sabi ko lang sa kanya, may four more years pa siya so stay humble and continue what you’re doing.” And if Charcos and Razon do improve, Bolick has no doubt that the Altas will only be more dangerous a year from now. “Hopefully, next year, tuloy-tuloy nila. Kung andun si [Keith] Pido, I’m sure mas mahirap sila kalaban so I hope na maging okay siya para next year, okay na sila and si coach Boyet [Fernandez] na ang mahihirapan,” he kidded, referring to court general Pido who was out for the season due to a knee injury. He was also quick to add, though, “Pero dapat, manalo pa rin kami.” So don’t fret, Mendiola. Robert Bolick is reppin’ the red and white through and through. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Timeline: Lapena and the multibillion smuggled ‘shabu’

August 10, 2018: Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), led by Director General Aaron Aquino, discover four magnetic lifters containing P6.8 billion of illegal methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu...READ MORE The post Timeline: Lapena and the multibillion smuggled ‘shabu’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Benigno Aquino III, Leni Robredo endorse opposition Senate 12

Betting on their good and clean track record, Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday expressed confidence in the victory of candidates of the opposition coalition in the May 2019 senatorial elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Duterte to Lapeña and Aquino: Stop blaming each other

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte called on his two appointees, customs chief Isidro Lapeña and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino to stop pointing fingers at each other and just work together. "Instead of killing the idiots, sila ang nagtuturuan (they are the ones pointing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Nakumpiskang droga sa PDEA ops at Manila International Container Port, iisa lang ang source —Aquino – Manila Video

source link: Nakumpiskang droga sa PDEA ops at Manila International Container Port, iisa lang ang source —Aquino – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets

  Malacaang on Friday rejected the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates for the 2019 midterm elections. Presidential Spokesperson Panelo said such test should be taken "voluntarily" and not be forced on candidates. "Well sa tingin ko, dapat voluntary. Kung ayaw hindi naman pupuwedeng pupuwersahin mo," Panelo said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. "Kung wala naman talagang itinatago, magbu-volunteer talaga iyan," he added, noting that he believes Duterte will also turn down the said proposal. On Wednesday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino floated the idea of giving drug tests to aspir...Keep on reading: Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018