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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

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

PH law enforcement agencies have no proof yet on rights groups’ links with drug lords, but Palace stands by remark

Law enforcement agencies have no proof yet on allegations that human rights groups may have become the “unwitting tools” of drug lords. Malacañang officials, however, stood by the earlier remarks, with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque saying it was not hard to consider that the rights advocates were "unwitting tools," given the capability of large drug syndicates to mount campaigns......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

PNP, PDEA to probe allegations that drug lords use some rights groups to discredit gov& apos;t - Manila Bulletin

PNP, PDEA to probe allegations that drug lords use some rights groups to discredit gov't - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Rights groups linked to drug lords?

Rights groups linked to drug lords?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

PACC stops short of recommending Aguirre for suspension

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has stopped short of recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte the suspension of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for his supposed role in the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s controversial dismissal of complaints against drug lords. In its recommendation forwarded to Malacaang on Tuesday, the PACC saved Aguirre from being placed on the President's chopping block because he had not approved the resolution recommending the dismissal of the drug complaint against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa. "Si Secretary Aguirre, pag tiningnan mo ang proseso, talagang hindi pa umabot sa kanya eh. [It's] not to say na wala...Keep on reading: PACC stops short of recommending Aguirre for suspension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups

A Liberal Party (LP) officialon Tuesdayslammed the "absurd" and "baseless" claim that drug lords have used human rights groups to destabilize the Duterte administration.   Former Rep. Erin Tanada, LP vice president on external affairs, said that "the plot gets crazier by the day."   "The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan PeterCayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thatdrug lords are using human rights group to criticize andundermine the government is absurd and baseless," Tanada said in a statement. "At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makeshuman rights groups possible targets of the anti-drugoperations of law enforcers," t...Keep on reading: LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Philippines Tars Rights Groups with Drug Lords Smear

Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged on Monday that "some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides made by the administration." That echo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Rights groups hit Duterte men for dangerously linking them to drug lords

Rights groups hit Duterte men for dangerously linking them to drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Philippines Tars Rights Groups with Drug Lords Smear

Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged on Monday that "some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides made by the administration." That echo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Linking rights groups to drugs dangerous, shameful’

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday, March 26, condemned the “shockingly dangerous and shameful” claims of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies that human rights organizations are being used by drug lords.  HRW Asia director Brad Adams, in a statement, said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Osmeña in payroll of drug lords, says Aguirre

Still smarting from recent controversies, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II may find himself in the middle of another storm after he claimed on Monday that a witness had linked Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmea to the narcotics trade. Aguirre laughed at Osmea's threat to file a disbarment case against him for allegedly interfering in the tax evasion complaint which the city government had brought against retail giant SM Group and its banking arm, BDO Unibank, in Cebu. "That's nothing. He should just file it instead of issuing threats," Aguirre told reporters. Witness affidavit "I am also going to file (a case against him)," he said. "I did not want to disclose it yet, but ...Keep on reading: Osmeña in payroll of drug lords, says Aguirre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018