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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

Cuy appointed to DDB, Año as OIC to DILG

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), and retired Armed Forces chief Eduardo M. Año as the new officer-in-charge of the DILG. Mr. Cuy assumes the post formerly occupied by Dionisio R. Santiago and […] The post Cuy appointed to DDB, Año as OIC to DILG appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Cuy heads Dangerous Drugs Board, Año is DILG OIC

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board. Malacañang released Cuy's appointment paper on Friday, January 5. It was signed on Thursday. {source} Appointment paper of new DILG ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Cocaine in Sorsogon, Cuy is DDB chief, Seoul-Pyongyang talks | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the police recover an estimated P125 million worth of cocaine on  in Matnog, Sorsogon.  President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Interior Department officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board.  Pyongyang accepts Seoul's offer of talks next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Duterte names Cuy as new DDB chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Catalino Cuy as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). Duterte signed Cuy's appointment paper on January 4.   Prior his appointment, Cuy was the officer in charge of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).   Cuy replaced Dionisio Santiago, who was earlier fired by President Duterte for contradicting the information on the number of drug users in the country. /kga      ...Keep on reading: Duterte names Cuy as new DDB chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

PH is Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters

PARIS: The Philippines has become Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters, with at least five journalists being shot in the last year, four of whom died of their injuries. The rise comes after what RSF called an “alarming comment” by President Rodrigo Duterte who said in May that “just because you’re a journalist you are [...] The post PH is Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

How far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism? As phrased, the question, asked widely these days, denotes authoritarianism as a destination. That is in fact what it was for us old enough to have been there.  We found ourselves there suddenly, delivered like a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Duterte surprises Sulu troops with ‘good friend’ Seagal

President Duterte had a surprise for soldiers he came to visit in Sulu on Friday, Dec. 1 - Hollywood action star Steven Seagal. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Know about illegal drugs and their ill-effects

WHAT’S WITH DRUGS that make the world so deeply concerned about people using them? In the Philippines alone, an estimated four to seven million of its 104 million populations are said to be using prohibited drugs. As a campaign promise, President Rodrigo Duterte has made the crackdown on illegal drugs a centerpiece of his administration — for which he has been chastised from all fronts, in and out of the country. Drug addiction, no doubt, has severely affected society, cutting across all socio-economic echelons and demographics. No one can deny that drug addiction is a societal menace, resulting in countless crimes, financial problems, and broken relationships, both with families and friends. Here’s a glimpse of what the common prohibited drugs are and how they affect the body and mind. According to a primer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) posted on its website, drugs are chemical substances that affect the normal functioning of the body, either physically and/or psychologically. Not all drugs are illegal, it says. The caffeine in coffee, the nicotine in cigarettes, and alcohol are technically legal drugs. Medicines are pharmaceutical drugs used to treat or prevent illnesses. They are legal, although they could also be abused. The ones people should totally shun are the illegal drugs because they alter a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. All illegal drugs have immediate physical effects, and they also hinder psychological and emotional development, especially among young people, says the UNODC. Drugs cloud a user’s judgment, making him/her take more risks, for instance having unsafe sex that could lead one to contract sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The effects of illegal drugs do not last long. When they wear off, a user gets depressed, lonely and sick, appears confused, sweats a lot, has red eyes, and neglects his/her physical appearance and then comes the irrational craving. The following are the most common prohibited drugs and how they affect their users: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine, also known as Shabu, also goes by the names Crack meth, Ice, Crystal meth, Tik, and Yaba. Methamphetamine belongs to a group of drugs called amphetamine-type stimulants. Like ecstasy, it is manufactured in illegal laboratories and sold in powder, tablet or crystal form. It could be swallowed, sniffed, smoked or injected. The UNODC says meth produces a feeling of physical and mental well-being, euphoria, and exhilaration. Users experience a temporary boost in energy, often perceived to improve their performance of manual or mental tasks, along with delayed hunger and fatigue. At times, they become more aggressive and violent. Over the short term, users tend to lose their appetite, start to breathe faster, and sweat due to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Taking in large doses would make users feel restless and irritable and could induce panic attacks. Taking in excessive doses could result in convulsions, seizures, and death from respiratory failure, stroke or heart failure. Long-term use could also lead to malnutrition, weight loss, and psychological dependence and stopping its use results in a long period of sleep, followed by depression. Ecstasy Ecstasy goes around by the names E, Snackies and New Yorkers. The drug, usually made in illegal laboratories, consists of a range of substances that make it dangerous to consume. It comes in the form of tablet, powder or capsule and is usually swallowed, but could also be snorted or injected. Ecstasy increases users’ empathy levels and induces a feeling of closeness to people around them. It makes them feel more sociable and energetic. Short-term use of ecstasy prompts the body to ignore distress signals such as dehydration, dizziness, and exhaustion, and interferes with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. It could also severely damage the liver and kidneys and could cause convulsions and heart failure. In large doses, ecstasy could cause restlessness, anxiety and severe hallucinations. Long-term use damages certain parts of the brain, bringing about serious depression and memory loss. Cannabis Sativa Cannabis is known by many names – Bongo, Ganja, Grass, Pot or Thai sticks. Its most famous name, however, is Marijuana, or Mary Jane. Cannabis, a tobacco-like greenish or brownish substance made of dried flowering tops and leaves of the cannabis plant, is usually smoked, but its resin and oil could also be swallowed or brewed in tea. According to the UNODC, cannabis smoke contains 50 percent more tar than high-tar cigarettes, putting users at an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. After taking cannabis, users feel relaxed and sometimes euphoric, with an intensified sense of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. Short-term use makes them experience increased appetite and pulse rate, and an impaired ability to perform physical and mental tasks, such as driving a car and thinking logically. With large doses, users’ thinking slows down and they become confused and have bouts of anxiety, panic, and psychotic episodes. The UNODC said that regular users of cannabis run the risk of developing psychological dependence to the point that they lose interest in all other activities, such as work and personal relationships. Cocaine Cocaine is known as Crack, Bazooka, Blanche, Cake, Coke or Lady. It is a fine white or off-white powder extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. The UNODC said that on the street, cocaine is diluted with other substances, such as ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), to increase its quantity and produce crack. Cocaine is usually sniffed or injected, while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

State of the war against drugs

There is no doubt or dispute that President Duterte is the first President who has openly, aggressively and persistently pursued the “war” against dangerous.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

LOOK: Duterte, Steven Seagal visit camp

LOOK: Duterte, Steven Seagal visit camp.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Sulu selfie

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a selfie photo with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa during the President’s visit at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Sulu on December 1, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Steven Seagal boosts soldiers’ morale: “It’s gonna be a long fight”

As a boost for the fighting soldiers of Jolo, Sulu, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday invited American martial arts actor and producer Steven Seagal to speak before the soldiers ofThe post Steven Seagal boosts soldiers’ morale: “It’s gonna be a long fight” appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

LOOK: President Duterte, Steven Seagal visit Sulu military camp

LOOK: President Duterte, Steven Seagal visit Sulu military camp.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Action star Steven Seagal rallies troops in Jolo for Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brought in a special ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal joins Prez Duterte in visiting military camp

Hollywood action star Steven Seagal joined President Rodrigo Duterte in visiting Camp General Teodulfo Bautista, Jolo, Sulu on Friday, December 1. During his visit, Seagal praised and recognized the heroismThe post Hollywood actor Steven Seagal joins Prez Duterte in visiting military camp appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Colmenares raises alarm over legislative powers for Duterte under federalism

Former Rep. Neri Colmenares, who is chairman of the Bayan Muna Party-list, expressed alarm on Sunday over the move to abolish Congress and grant President Rodrigo Duterte legislative powers under the proposed draft of the new Constitution for a federal system of government. In a statement, Colmenares called the proposal a "constitutional power grab" that would be "as dangerous as the revolutionary government Pres. Duterte has been threatening." He zeroed in on Section 6 of the transitory provision of the Resolution of Both Houses No. 8, which is currently being considered by the House of Representatives. The said provision states: "Upon ratification of this Constitution, the...Keep on reading: Colmenares raises alarm over legislative powers for Duterte under federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

DDB employee denies writing complaint vs Dionisio Santiago

MANILA, Philippines – The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) employee who supposedly penned the complaint against Dionisio Santiago that was sent to President Rodrigo Duterte denied authoring the document.  Priscilla "Baby" Herrera told Rappler on Tuesday, November 21, that she had nothing to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

DDB union denies sending Duterte letter accusing Santiago of corrupt acts

The president of the Dangerous Drugs Board Employees'; Union has disavowed any knowledge of the letter supposedly sent by a certain Priscilla Herrera detailing former DDB chairman Dionisio Santia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Palace: Santiago fired due to junkets

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte asked former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chairman Dionisio Santiago to resign because of allegations that he used tax.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Palace explains why DDB chief was axed

FOR accepting a house from Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and going on extravagant trips abroad with his mistress, President Rodrigo Duterte let go and fired former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago. This was according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in his regular Palace briefing. Santiago was axed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017