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Duterte believes Espenido not link to drugs, says it& rsquo;s black ops

President Rodrigo Duterte believes in the innocence of Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, the controversial police officer who was later revealed to be part of his drug list, the Palace said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

Espenido: Government could go after me

Pushed against the wall with his inclusion in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs watchlist, beleaguered Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido told an interview in Cebu the “government” could go after him and kill him......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Duterte wants evidence; Espenido blames poor intel

​President Rodrigo Duterte’s view on Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido may change if there is evidence proving his involvement in illegal drugs, the Palace said Monday even as the police official said his inclusion in the government’s narco-list was a result of a “failure of intelligence.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Duterte: Espenido ‘clean,’ accusations ‘untrue’

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte believes that Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido is “clean” and his inclusion in the so-called narcolist is only part of “black propaganda” to derail the government’s bloody war on drugs, Malacañang said on Friday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) believes that Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido is clean,” presidential spokesperson and […] The post Duterte: Espenido ‘clean,’ accusations ‘untrue’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Narco-politicians& rsquo; nemesis in hit list

The Palace said Tuesday it will validate the report saying Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, the controversial police officer who gained notoriety in the administration’s war against drugs, was included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s narco list......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

A war against the people

That was how the Supreme Court has described President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs of the past four years which has been marked by unreasonable arrests, searches and seizures, and rampant killings.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer The WNBA will not play its three games Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend. The move came hours after the NBA decided to postpone its three playoff games with iats players choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. In Bradenton, Florida, on Wednesday, Washington was set to play Atlanta, Minnesota was going to face Los Angeles, and Connecticut was going to meet Phoenix. Players from the Mystics, Dream, Sparks and Lynx were talking on the court for about an hour deciding whether to play or not. The decision was announced shortly before the expected 7 pm. EDT tip for the Mystics and Dream. All four teams took a knee at center court right before leaving the court. Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams read a statement on ESPN saying that the “consensus is not to play in tonight’s games. We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA.” Williams is the secretary of the players' union. The Mystics came into the arena wearing shirts that spelled out Blake’s name on the front and had holes in the back to signify the seven bullets that he was hit with by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The league had just passed its halfway mark of the 22-game season. With teams playing pretty much every other day in the bubble the postponed games will most likely have to be made up after the regular season ends on Sept. 12. The WNBA and its players have dedicated this season to social justice. Players have been wearing the name of Breonna Taylor on the back of the uniforms all season long. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, was shot eight times by plainclothes Louisville police officers serving a narcotics search warrant at her apartment on March 13. No drugs were found. Her family and protesters around the country have called for swift action against the officers who shot Taylor. Over the course of the season players have worn warmup shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is featured prominently on the courts where the teams play......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Fighting back for the Catholic vote

Hours before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his yearly State of the Nation Address, an unexpected scuffle happened in Quiapo’s Basilica of the Black Nazarene. Police officers were reported to have forcibly snatched protest placards from a group of churchgoers during a Mass for Justice and Peace organized by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, currently the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Duterte doing & lsquo;great& rsquo; after 4 years& mdash;Palace

Malacañang on Thursday described President Rodrigo Duterte’s four years in office as “great” considering the many challenges the administration had faced, such as the fight against illegal drugs and the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

ONE Championship: Angela Lee banking on grappling experience against Denice Zamboanga

Reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee has been nothing short of dominant at the top of the women’s atomweight division.    The Singaporean star has been able to dispatch every challenger put in front of her, and when she finally steps into the ONE circle once again, Lee will face another new challenger in Filipina newcomer Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga.  Just two fights into the Asia-based promotion, Zamboanga has been impressive, posting wins over Jihin Radzuan and two-time title challenger Mei Yamaguchi. Those two outings were enough for Zamboanga to earn a shot at the queen of the atomweight division.  For her part, Lee believes that it will be an great matchup.  “I’m just excited to get back in the ONE Circle again. I’m feeling extremely motivated for my next matchup. I think it’ll be a great fight,” Lee told ONE Championship.  In her two wins, Zamboanga was able to utilize superb wrestling and grappling to grind out victories, which poses an interesting challenge to Lee, who has put her elite-level grappling to good use as well.  “I think Denice is very well-rounded,” Lee said. “She’s an up-and-coming fighter. I also think that her team did a great job in creating a smart game plan for her in the Yamaguchi fight, and she was able to execute that plan and get the decision win.” “She’s young, hungry, and well-rounded. She is the new breed of MMA fighter that can do it all. She can strike, wrestle, and grapple. But I think she may be inexperienced in certain areas of the game,” Lee added.  Lee’s grappling has been her number one weapon throughout her career, winning seven of her ten career fights via submission, including her latest victory over reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight titleholder Xiong Jing Nan.  Having a top-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt for a husband and training partner surely helps Lee’s cause.  Lee is married to fellow ONE Championship athlete and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Bruno Pucci.  “I love training with my husband. He always pushes me hard and brings out the best in me,” said Lee. “I’m very grateful to have him as my partner in life and in training. Bruno is a second degree BJJ black belt and a two-time No Gi world champion. He has a lot of knowledge and I really appreciate everything that he shares with me.” Zamboanga definitely provides a refreshing challenge for Lee, but the reigning champion is confident in her chances of holding on to the title.  “I just think it’ll be a great fight. The fans will love it. It will definitely be exciting. But when that final bell rings, you will hear the words, ‘and still,’” Lee concluded......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Four champion martial artists who are also champion dads

Father’s Day comes but once a year, and is a time to celebrate the incredible patriarchs in our lives who have guided us through our toughest challenges. They are the foundation of every family, working tirelessly through day and night to make sure the people they love are happy and safe. This Father’s Day, let’s honor the men in our lives who embody strength, discipline, and loyalty. Great fathers provide their children with a feeling of security, both physically and emotionally, but aren’t afraid to let them stumble and fall in order for them to learn the lessons they need to make it through life.  These four men have given their children the gift of martial arts, but more importantly have also proven to be amazing dads. Ken Lee Brazilian jiu-jitsu and taekwondo black belt, Ken Lee, introduced martial arts to his children at a young age because he believes it can help develop them into great fighters, not just in competition, but also in life. Together with his wife Jewelz -- also a champion martial artist -- they’ve raised four incredible children, including reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee. Their two youngest children, Adrian and Victoria, are both on their way to following in their footsteps. Needless to say, martial arts is the family tradition. “Martial arts has always been a way of life for my family,” said Lee. But as much as he is the powerful voice in each of his children’s corners whenever they compete, Lee takes pride in being their father first and foremost. Guiding their careers, he says, is only his second priority. “I will always be their father first and coach second. As a father, the most important thing for me when it comes to my children is their safety and good health, that they are happy and able to live their dreams,” said Lee. Mark Sangiao Filipino martial arts icon Mark “The Machine” Sangiao is a well-known pioneer in the Philippines’ local martial arts community. He is a loving father to two boys, and a father-figure to his students in the famed Team Lakay. Many seek Sangiao out for his wisdom, not just in competing at the highest levels of martial arts, but also for his experience in traversing the hardships of life. The principles he imparts on his two sons, and many young Team Lakay athletes who could very well be considered his own children, have helped guide them down the right path. “As a father, what matters most for me when it comes to my children is providing them what they need,” said Sangiao.  “I’m not just referring to their material or financial needs, but most importantly giving enough attention to their emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. It is essential that I can provide these to my children, because these are the very core of their development and formation as good and responsible people.” Sangiao has cultivated and developed many world champions, including former titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Geje Eustaquio, and Kevin Belingon, as well as ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio. While his eldest son Jhanlo has decided to take after his father in becoming a martial artist, Sangiao says he would support his children regardless of their chosen profession. “I may end up raising a martial artist, a gardener, a businessman, a lawyer -- it doesn’t matter. I will raise them the exact same way. I will support whatever they want to be in life, and what they want for their future. I just want to raise my children to be good, strong, and responsible people,” said Sangiao. Eduard Folayang For two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion and Team Lakay veteran Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, being a father means imparting his wisdom to his children, and helping them become good members of society. Folayang is a proud father to two young girls, and hopes to instill in them the right values and principles. “I think we have to give our children the right principles to live by. They must be strong in both the body and the mind, but also kind and generous,” said Folayang. While he will support his children no matter what they decide to do when they get older, Folayang still plans on introducing them to martial arts, which is what helped turn his life around as a young man raised in hardship and poverty. “Being a father feels great. I do want my children to practice martial arts. It’s a great way of life and will teach them a lot of lessons. I just want them to find their own talents and help make the world a better place,” said Folayang. Danny Kingad Former ONE World Title challenger and ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Finalist Danny “The King” Kingad is relatively new to fatherhood, with his son Gleurdan Adrian becoming his pride and joy after being born just two years ago.  Being a father, Kingad says, is his single greatest purpose, and he vows to do everything in his power to give his son a good life. “I want to spend every day with my son. It’s important to me to be there for him. I want to help prepare him for the challenges life will bring,” said Kingad. Kingad grew up a troubled youth who fell into bad company and many vices. It wasn’t until he discovered martial arts that his life gained meaning and direction. He hopes to one day introduce martial arts to Gleurdan, when his son is ready. “Martial arts was a saving grace for me, and I learned a lot from training and competing. I would love for my son to learn the core values that martial arts instilled in me when I was younger. I think it will teach him a lot about respect and honor. But of course, I’m here to support my son in whatever he wants to be in life,” said Kingad. “What’s important to me is that he learns to be humble and respectful, and most especially strong, to be able to handle tough times. Having a strong mind is the best asset of a martial artist.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who wanted me to speak up immediately because of who I am. I AM BLACK,” his post began. “But it’s not helpful to anyone when impulsive, passionate reaction takes precedence over clear-minded thought.” What followed from Varner, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, was just that. He referred to the “senseless killing” of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died last week when a white police officer in Minneapolis put a knee to the back of his neck until he stopped breathing. “To me, it was evil incarnate,” Varner said. “There are objective truths in life. I think that’s one of them,” he wrote in his Monday post. Varner also cautioned against single-minded thoughts, that one can be against police killing a man while saying that burning businesses and police stations is wrong. “We can go beyond the trap of one-dimensional thinking. Once we do, our eyes will see the righteous, our hearts will feel the love, and we’ll have done more to honor all those subjected to evil and its vile nature,” he concluded. The more prominent voice is Tiger Woods, whose profile worldwide is so great that he chose early in his career not to get too opinionated on social issues. One example was two years ago at Riviera, during Black History Month, when he was asked during a news conference what concerned him about the plight of black Americans. Woods was smart in his delivery, short on substance, when he said African Americans have had their share of struggles, it has gotten better and there’s room for improvement. Accurate and safe. His tweet Monday night arrived shortly before 10 p.m. in Florida. It began with his heart going out to Floyd, his loved ones and “all of us who are hurting right now.” And while he said he has “the utmost respect” for law enforcement and the training involved to know how, when and where to use force, “This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.” Woods referenced the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992 — he was a teenager growing up in neighboring Orange County — and said “education is the best path forward.” “We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods we live in,” he said. “I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.” Whether he said a little or a lot, Woods said something. That was important. Voices need to be heard, especially relevant ones. Golf doesn’t have many of those. It has a shabby history of inclusion, particularly when it comes to blacks, starting with the PGA of America taking until 1961 to drop its “Caucasian-only clause.” The PGA Tour now attracts the best from every corner of the globe. It can be an expensive game, yet not even the privileged are assured of making it. Woods said in a 2009 interview on being the only black on tour, "It’s only going to become more difficult for African Americans now, because golf has opened up around the world.” And so where does golf fit in the discussion of equality and justice? The PGA Tour is the only major sports league that did not issue a public statement or reference the views of its players on the homepage of its website. Would anyone have taken it seriously given the composition and color of the tour's membership? Did it need to carve out a spot on the dais that already was crowded with voices from other sports that are far more germane to the issues? Commissioner Jay Monahan was searching for answers over the weekend and ultimately chose to keep his thoughts within the tour, sending a letter Monday to his staff and then sharing it with the players. “The hardships and injustices that have and continue to impact the African-American community are painful to watch and difficult to comprehend,” Monahan wrote. “And as a citizen of this country and a leader of this organization, I must admit that I’m struggling with what my role should be. But I am determined to help and make a difference.” Monahan said he had several “meaningful and emotional” conversations with colleagues and friends in the black community, “who — once again — showed me that sometimes listening and making a commitment to understand are the only things you can offer, and that’s OK.” “What I was left with was this,” he wrote. “Make no mistake about it — someone you know and care about is hurting right now, even if they haven’t told you that directly. ... And if anyone at the tour is hurting, we should all hurt.” He also included a link from the Refinery29 website on the unseen pain blacks endure. “Too often we just move on when we are not directly influenced by the news of the day," he wrote. “Yes, we have all been impacted by the global pandemic, but we should also be painfully aware and impacted by the dividing lines in our country. “We might not know exactly what to do right now, but we shouldn’t be deterred.” The PGA Tour resumes next week at Colonial, back to its familiar world with little controversy and ample privilege. No other sport does charity as well as golf. This issue requires more than that. If the best it can do is listen and commit to understand, that's OK......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Human Rights Watch slams Duterte& rsquo;s drug war

Thousands of children in the Philippines have suffered lasting physical, emotional, and economic harm from President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said in a report and accompanying video released on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu icon Tom DeBlass explains reasons for signing with ONE Championship

It’s been nearly seven years since New Jersey native Tom “T-Bone” DeBlass set foot inside a mixed martial arts arena.  Back in November of 2013, DeBlass competed in last MMA bout, knocking out Jason Lambert in just under two minutes at Bellator 108.  Since then, the 38 year old has continuously been active in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circuit, competing in tournaments such as the ADCC, and the No Gi World Championships.  Last week however, DeBlass confirmed that he will be making a return to mixed martial arts after signing with Asian powerhouse ONE Championship.  For the third-degree BJJ Black Belt, the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus was a factor in getting him to return to the cage.  “This pandemic has really changed my way of thinking and my thought process. It’s very hard for me to just sit in my home, and I started developing a fire, a drive, and a motivation that I didn’t have before, but I put all my faith in God,” DeBlass told ONE Championship.    DeBlass believes that ONE Championship reaching out to him was the Lord’s will.  “A few days after I had a long prayer, Chatri [Sityodtong] messaged me and asked me what I thought about fighting. If it wasn’t him who messaged me, I wouldn’t have even thought about it.” “I truly admire what he has done with ONE, and I admire him. I said this must be God’s plan,” DeBlass continued.  DeBlass is a former Ring of Combat Heavyweight World Champion, apart from being a Bellator and UFC veteran.  Now, the Ricardo Almeida black belt will be taking his talents to the world’s biggest martial arts stage, and it’s because he has been quite impressed with what he’s seen with ONE.  “If I did come back to competition, it’s with ONE and no one else. I love what ONE Championship stands for and I’ve been to the shows multiple times,” DeBlass stated.  “I love the Samurai spirit. I love the Asian culture. Whether ONE is fighting in Asia or the United States, the culture they have represents much more than mixed martial arts,” he added.  DeBlass sees his return to competition with ONE as a chance to once again display what he can do and have fun while doing it.  “I look at ONE as a way of life and not fighting. I don’t look at ONE as fighting at all. I look at ONE as a chance to showcase my skills once again, have fun and push myself, and hopefully inspire other people.” Coming into the promotion as a heavyweight, DeBlass will be able to test himself against the likes of Alain Ngalani, Mauro Cerrilli, Arjan Bhullar, Vitor Belfort, and reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera.  DeBlass won’t be making any bold predictions as to how far he’ll go in the division however.  “I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I don’t want to disrespect anyone that has been in ONE or any titleholders or anybody who has been putting their time in. I’m just going to say my goal is to inspire everyone, fight by fight.” “Every fight I have, I look to win. Every competition I have, I look to win. Whatever path God takes me on, whether that be a World Title or defeat, I accept my fate. Let’s see what happens. It’s going to be phenomenal,” he concluded. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2020

What s in a Name? Northport Batang Pier

Name changes happen a lot in the PBA, especially with the league’s company based-teams. It’s equal parts marketing and prestige when it comes to the naming of PBA teams. There are no cities represented here and no need for sponsorships.  Out of the 12 active teams in the PBA, even the pioneers like San Miguel Beer have gone through some name changes over the years, while teams like Columbian juggle through monikers like crazy. However, there are also teams like Alaska that have stayed solid through its brand all along. This series is not about those teams though. This series is about the franchises that have taken advantage of the PBA’s somewhat unique naming convention as we shuffle through their history of changes. What’s in a name, Northport Batang Pier?   Pre-History: Coca-Cola Tigers Northport directly took over the spot of the old Coca-Cola franchise in the PBA, after the sale was approved in 2012. The Coke franchise, which for a time was under San Miguel Corp., won two PBA titles when the Tigers beat Alaska and San Miguel for the 2002 Philippine Cup and 2003 Reinforced Conference, respectively. The 2012 Powerade Tigers, the Cinderella team that became the third no. 8 seed to make the semifinals in the PBA, and later the Philippine Cup Finals, was still under the old franchise and not technically connected to the new Northport Batang Pier.   PBL days: Harbour Centre The past link for the current Northport team might as well be the old Harbour Centre in the PBL, since it was the team owned by Mikee Romeo. The Batang Pier were a powerhouse in the PBL, at one point winning seven straight championships. When Romero’s Sultan 900, Inc. bought the Powerade franchise in 2012, the Batang Pier name finally made it to the PBA, with the 2013 Philippine Cup becoming the team’s first official conference.   Globalport Batang Pier 1.0 (2012-2013 season) The Batang Pier’s naming history in the PBA is not as rich, but their official colors are. Globalport’s first season carried mostly a lineup of Powerade carry-overs, and the team’s first official colors were a mix of black, yellow, red, and white. Easily the most iconic players for the team at the time were Gary David and Willie Miller. This era of the Batang Pier was also known pit stops for Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar, thus forming the team’s short-lived MMDA core.   Globalport Batang Pier 2.0 (2013-2014 season until 2018) Now sporting a new look with main colors of neon green, black, and white, Globalport drafted star guards Terrence Romeo (5th) and Stanley Pringle (1st) in consecutive drafts. Easily the peak of Globalport’s Neon Nation era was getting a breakthrough semifinals stint in the 2016 Philippine Cup, albeit losing to Alaska in five games. The Batang Pier never duplicated that feat but still remained mostly competitive with playoff appearances as Romeo emerged as a many-time PBA Scoring champion and Pringle evolving into an MVP candidate. However, both star guards will be nagged by injuries and be traded away. Romeo was the first one out, getting shipped to TNT just before the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup while Pringle was by the following year.   Northport Batang Pier (2018 Governors’ Cup – present) Choosing a different neon color in orange in tandem with the color red, Northport had perhaps its most stable season in terms of performance as a franchise in 2019. Despite trading Pringle to Ginebra for a haul of role players headlined by Kevin Ferrer, the Batang Pier took over as the no. 2 seed in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup. In the next conference, the team traded Mo Tautuaa, the key piece they received from the previous Terrence Romeo deal, to San Miguel Beer for Christian Standhardinger, leading to the franchise’s second semifinals appearance. The Batang Pier of the 2019 Governors’ Cup became the fourth team in league history to make the semis as a no. 8 seed, right after the 2012 Powerade Tigers. Northport also had two players in the Mythical 1st team for the 2019 season in Standhardinger and Sean Anthony. Star guard Robert Bolick is also on the mend after a knee injury.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

Leni sets high hopes with PACC& rsquo;s Jimenez as ICAD co-chair

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo hopes that the appointment of Presidential Anti-Corruption chairperson Dante Jimenez as the co-chairperson of the Interagency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD) could help solve the issues she raised in her report on the anti-drug war of the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Still at it

It’s a shame that we are beset yet again with a controversy over President Duterte’s “narco-list” with the inclusion in the dreaded roster of P/Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, the brightest star in the government’s drug war since former PNP chief-turned-senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

Espenido is on a road less travelled 

How come the poster boy of the war on drugs, Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, who received all the praises of President Rodrigo Duterte now included in the narco list? Who included his name in the list? Worst, who tagged him in that list as high value target on the same level of drug lord Kerwin […] The post Espenido is on a road less travelled  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

Palace says Duterte won t allow Espenido to be harmed

Malacañang Thursday assured Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido of protection after the police official - a poster boy of President Duterte's controversial war on illegal drugs - said he could be targeted by drug lords and even the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Palace downplays Espenido’s inclusion in narco list

The credibility of the Duterte administration’s war against drugs has not suffered with the recent inclusion of sacked Bacolod police officer Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido in the Philippine National Police drug list, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Espenido: Who put me on the drug list?

CEBU CITY — “Who put me on the list?,” controversial police official Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido raised this question as he thanked President Duterte for keeping his trust on him despite his inclusion in the list of police officers allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade. “I appreciate the wisdom of the President. I do […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020