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Seagal gives Duterte a thumbs up, says PH ‘not dangerous at all’

  Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, who's in town to take part in the judging panel of the 2017 Miss Earth pageant and do postproduction work for his coming TV series "General Commander," said the country's current peace and order situation did not deter him from coming over. "To be honest with you, I'm a big fan of the Philippine government. I think (President Rodrigo) Duterte is a good president and that he has been instrumental in making this country a safer place. What he has done is very good, in terms of trying to get the control back for the people. I don't feel like this is a dangerous place at all, but a place that's up-and-coming with the new leadership." Seagal ...Keep on reading: Seagal gives Duterte a thumbs up, says PH ‘not dangerous at all’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 16th, 2017

How many drug users in PH? DDB gets P15-M budget to find out

MANILA, Philippines – Is it 1.8 million or 4 million ? There have been debates on the number of drug users in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his controversial war on drugs in 2016. That's why for 2018, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) already requested for a P15-million ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Something wrong?

For calling a spade a spade, Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Dionisio Santiago was dismissed by Duterte.  Actually, Santiago was just airing his observation t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Talking to media did in Santiago – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte yesterday confirmed that he had ordered Dionisio Santiago to resign as Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chairman, admittin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Duterte ‘offended’ by Santiago’s criticism of drug rehab approach

MANILA, Philippines – It was indeed former Dangerous Drugs Board chief Dionisio Santiago’s words that got him sacked , according to President Rodrigo Duterte. The President, on Wednesday, November 8, said he was “offended” by Santiago’s criticism of the Nueva Ecija mega drug rehabilitation center and the government’s general approach to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Duterte on Santiago’s mega drug rehab comment: I was offended

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was offended by former Dangerous Drugs Board chairman Dionisio Santiago’s remark that th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Drugs Board Chief resigns upon Duterte’s order

via cnnphilippines.com – The head of Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has resigned after President Rodrigo Duterte told him to vacate his post, Chair Dionisio Santiago said on Tuesday. When asked the reason behind his resignation, Santiago told CNN Philippines, “The least expected things happen. Good intentions may not be enough. Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Duterte: Santiago fired for ‘blabbing’ before media over rehab center

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Dionisio Santiago for “blabbering” before media. “He could have asked me for an audience, tell me all about it. I did not put him in his position to issue statements to the press. I assigned him there so he can talk to me when there is problem; [...] The post Duterte: Santiago fired for ‘blabbing’ before media over rehab center appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

IN THE KNOW: Former AFP chief Dionisio Santiago

Retired Gen. Dionisio Santiago, former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, was appointed chair of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) by President Rodrigo Duterte in July.   In a news forum following his appointment, Santiago said he intended to revisit the antidrug law and give priority to "a legal approach" to solving the drug problem.   "Fear factor is good only to a certain point," he said. "'Oplan Tokhang' was effective because it sowed fear among drug users, but it should be supported by other programs," he added, referring to the police operation against illegal drugs.   Before his appointment, Santiago served as DDB executive di...Keep on reading: IN THE KNOW: Former AFP chief Dionisio Santiago.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Drugs board chief Santiago resigns

THE HEAD of the Philippines’ narcotics control body has resigned after just five months in the job, the second successive official to vacate the post for making statements contradicting President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Retired army general Dionisio Santiago on Tuesday, Nov. 7, said he quit as chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board after receiving a […] The post Drugs board chief Santiago resigns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Dangerous Drugs Board Chief Dionisio Santiago submits  resignation letter tafter having a talk with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he defends the rights of both journalists and rabid online defenders of President Rodrigo Duterte.  The Supreme Court junks alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles' bail appeal in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Santiago quits DDB after talk with Medialdea

Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago submitted a very brief resignation letter to the Office of the President after having a talk with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Monday. Sources disclosed that Duterte was displeased by Santiago’s statements about how the administration is handling the illegal drug problem. Other reports….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Quick exit

DANGEROUS Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago submitted a very brief resignation letter to the Office of the President after having a talk with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Monday. Sources disclosed that Duterte was displeased by Santiago’s statements about how the administration is handling the illegal drug problem. Other reports….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Santiago resigns

DANGEROUS Drugs Board (DDB) Chairman Dionisio Santiago has resigned from his post. Santiago submitted his resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday. Prior to stepping down, Santiago had called the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija a “mistake” and an “impractical solution” to the drug menace. “The [mega [...] The post Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Santiago resigns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Let the Ombudsman do her job

I think that President Duterte is treading on dangerous ground if he continues to pursue his investigation of the Ombudsman......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

CHR hopeful PDEA will follow rule of law in drug war

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights is hopeful that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)  will follow the rule of law as it handles President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs. "We are hopeful that professionalism will govern PDEA in implementing the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

U.S. actor Seagal meets ‘The Punisher’ Duterte, talks drug war

U.S. actor Seagal meets ‘The Punisher’ Duterte, talks drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2017

Steven Seagal likes Duterte & Pinoy martial arts

MANILA, Philippines — Some celebrities may have shied away from the Philippines because of news about extra-judicial killings and the Marawi attack......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Seagal meets Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte yesterday met with Hollywood action star Steven Seagal who is  said to be in the country to look for a location for h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

LOOK: Duterte meets with Steven Seagal in Malacañang

LOOK: Duterte meets with Steven Seagal in Malacañang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Steven Seagal to meet Duterte in palace

Steven Seagal to meet Duterte in palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017