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Progressives lambast DOJ as it frees ‘drug lords’

Progressive lawmakers on Tuesday branded President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war as “death for the poor, and salvation for the rich” following the acquittal of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against suspected drug lords......»»

Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodayMar 14th, 2018

Manila police kill most wanted drug lords

MANILA: The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday appeared to have scored 'big hits' in the war on illegal drugs by announcing the killing of one of the country's most wanted &#.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Bato dela Rosa eyes segregating Chinese, Filipino drug lords in Bilibid

To cut the supply of and demand for illegal drugs like shabu or crystal meth in the country, Chinese and Filipino drug lords incarcerated in the New Bilibid Prison need to be segregated, Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Sotto: Death penalty easier to pass in Senate if focused only on high-level drug trafficking

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said that the proposed bill reinstating death penalty has better chances of hurdling the upper chamber only if it would be aimed at drug lords. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords

It's just like separating two rival gangs in a deadly prison riot.   For newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, segregating convicted Chinese drug lords from their Filipino cohorts inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City may just do the trick to finally rid the state penitentiary of illegal drugs.   Dela Rosa, the former Philippine National Police chief who on Friday took his oath of office as BuCor head before Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, said budgetary requirements would also be a key to complying with President Duterte's directive to stop the narcotics trade in the NBP.   "The Chinese drug lor...Keep on reading: Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

TIMELINE: Sereno at SC

Aug. 13, 2010---Maria Lourdes Sereno is appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.   Aug. 24, 2012---Sereno becomes the country's 24th Chief Justice---and the first female to hold the position---succeeding Renato Corona who was impeached three months earlier. At 52, she was then the second youngest to be appointed Chief Justice.   2016   Aug. 7---President Duterte accuses seven lower court judges of cavorting with drug lords.   Aug. 8---Sereno writes to Mr. Duterte to assert the judiciary's authority over judges allegedly involved in illegal drugs.   Aug. 9---Sereno's order to judges in Mr. Duterte's "narcolist" not to yie...Keep on reading: TIMELINE: Sereno at SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Bato meets with more alleged drug lords

Bato meets with more alleged drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Corrections head Bato dela Rosa tells guards: Be ready to kill

Prison guards should be prepared to shoot drug lords and other convicts, Bureau of Corrections director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said as he officially assumed office yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss

On his first day as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief, Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa talked tough, telling New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that he was the boss. "I'm the tough guy here, not you. My rules, not yours, will be followed here," he said on Monday during his "man-to-man" talk with convicted drug lords detained at Building 14 of the maximum security compound. You can't threaten me "Don't think that just because you are rich, you have the money, that you can threaten me. Never in your wildest imagination will that happen," Dela Rosa added. Earlier, Dela Rosa, who traded the navy blue Philippine National Police uniform for BuCor's dark brown, presided over the flag-raising ce...Keep on reading: Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

BuCor Chief Bato faces alleged drug lords

BuCor Chief Bato faces alleged drug lords.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords

    With his appointment as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) made officialon Thursday, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa vowed to take back the New Bilibid Prison from the control of convicted drug lords.   Dela Rosa, who retired on April 19 from the police service, said in a text message to the Inquireron Thursday, "To the convicted drug lords: Bilibid is your cathedral no more."   He explained in a succeeding text message that he was referring to the Colombian prison facility under the control of the late drug lord Pablo Escobar which was referred to as the "Cathedral."   In his last pres...Keep on reading: ‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

PDEA raids another drug facility in Malabon

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday raided another suspected drug storage facility in Malabon City believed being maintained by a group of Hong Kong-based drug lords operating in the country, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino said. Targeted by the raid at no. 7 Romi Street in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte to Guevarra: Restore DOJ’s ‘dignified image’

  "Bring back the dignified image" of the Department of Justice (DOJ).   Newly appointed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said this was the marching order he had received from President Duterte, as he took over an agency lately dogged by controversy.   Mr. Duterte installed Guevarra, a former senior deputy executive secretary, at the helm of the DOJ after accepting the resignation of Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier quoted the President as saying that he was displeased with the DOJ decision to dismiss the drug charges against several confessed drug lords, including Kerwin Espinosa an...Keep on reading: Duterte to Guevarra: Restore DOJ’s ‘dignified image’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Hontiveros on Aguirre resignation: ‘Too late the hero for justice zero’

        "Sorry, but too late the hero for 'justice zero.'"   This was how Senator Risa Hontiveros reacted on Thursday to Justice Secretary Vitaliano III's resignation, which she described a "hollow gesture."   "The damage is done. By being allowed to stay in his post for the longest time, Mr. Aguirre turned the justice department into a leading purveyor of fake news, a manufacturer of fake legal cases to harass the opposition, and a refuge for drug lords, plunderers and other high-profile criminals," Hontiveros said in a statement.   "Our justice system is now in shambles, with more and more people trusting it less and ...Keep on reading: Hontiveros on Aguirre resignation: ‘Too late the hero for justice zero’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Aguirre not sacked, Palace makes clear

MALACAÑANG yesterday doused speculations that President Rodrigo Duterte has axed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has been under fire following the dismissal of criminal charges against alleged drug lords.“No statement from PRRD (Duterte) to that effect,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a message to reporters.Duterte, in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Has Duterte fired Aguirre? Palace reacts

Malacañang on Tuesday doused speculations that President Rodrigo Duterte has axed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has been under fire following the dismissal of criminal charges against alleged drug lords. Source link link: Has Duterte fired Aguirre? Palace reacts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

CHR: Drug war criticisms not links to syndicates, sign of destabilization plot

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights slammed the allegations that human rights organizations are in cahoots with drug lords to discredit the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

CHR: Dangerous, baseless to link human rights groups with drug lords

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday, March 28, warned that claiming human rights organizations are being used by drug lords is "no more than a baseless allegation" that can endanger lives. "Dispensing allegations without proof is dangerous as it opens human ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Justice department issues subpoena against suspected drug lords

The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday, March 22, issued subpoenas against alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim, confessed drug distributor Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and 20 others ordering the respondents to present themselves to the agency on Thursday, April 12. They faced charges filed by the police’s Criminal Investigation and […] The post Justice department issues subpoena against suspected drug lords appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

‘No evidence linking rights groups to drugs’

The Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday said they had no evidence to back the allegations by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that human rights groups could now be "unwitting tools" of drug lords. International and local human rights groups have denounced President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed, either by police or by shadowy, unidentified masked gunmen. The Presidnets, who says he must be tough to protect the people from the scourge of drugs, has criticized human rights groups for "trivializing" his campaign and unjustly blami...Keep on reading: ‘No evidence linking rights groups to drugs’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Karapatan ​hits back drug yarn vs human rights groups

Human rights group Karapatan on Tuesday denounced the statements of top​-ranking​ government officials accusing some human rights groups of being in cahoots with drug lords, saying these are attempts to justify attacks against human rights activists and political dissenters......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018