Anti Drugs Campaign

Time to restore death penalty vs. big-time traffickers: PNP

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao, on Thursday said the restoration of the death penalty for big-time drug traffickers or high-value targets is long overdue.Danao's statement came after Senator Ronald dela Rosa re-filed his bill seeking to... Read More

NCRPO to boost efforts to ensure airtight drug cases

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Wednesday pledged to strengthen coordination with other stakeholders to ensure airtight cases against suspects in illegal drug operations.This came after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin... Read More

Drug den dismantled in Dagupan City

DAGUPAN CITY – Authorities dismantled on Thursday a drug den in Barangay 4 and arrested six individuals in a buy-bust operation here.In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Pangasinan director Rechie Camacho said the suspect Dennis de Guzman was the target of the early... Read More

P109-M illegal drugs seized in 2-day ops: NCRPO

MANILA – Members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) confiscated more than PHP109 million worth of illegal drugs in a series of operations in two days, its chief said on Wednesday.In a statement, NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said the campaign against illegal drugs... Read More

New DILG chief welcome to join drug raids: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the gesture of support of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. to its anti-drug campaign following his pronouncement to join anti-narcotics operations."Actions like these are... Read More

Abalos to sustain gains in anti-drugs drive

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. vowed Monday to sustain the gains in the anti-illegal drugs campaign, saying he would even join in some of the operations.Abalos said the campaign would be continued but the Marcos... Read More

2 Chinese nationals yield P1.8-B shabu in separate ops

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives seized PHP1.768 billion worth of shabu from two Chinese nationals in separate buy-bust operations in Quezon City and Cavite on Sunday.Derrick Carreon, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said in a statement that Cai Jia Zhu (alias... Read More

Numbers prove success of PH drug drive: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday touted the success of the government's fight against illegal drugs, noting its role in keeping communities safe.“I think the numbers will not lie. If we look at the real numbers, in terms of volume and amount of illegal drugs that... Read More

C. Visayas cops seize P105-M worth of illegal drugs

MANILA – The police seized about PHP105 million worth of illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations in Central Visayas over the weekend.Two high-value suspects were caught with 15 kilos of shabu worth about PHP102 million near the Osmeña Wharf in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City,... Read More

480-bed capacity drug rehab center opened in Cavite

MANILA – A new five-hectare, 480-bed capacity Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) was inaugurated in Barangay Osorio, Trece Martires City, Cavite last June 14 to help drug dependents and provide immediate interventions toward rehabilitation, the Department of the Interior... Read More

Nearly P90-B illegal drugs seized before end of PRRD term

MANILA – Authorities have seized a total of PHP89.79 billion worth of narcotics across the country a month before President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office.In its latest Real Numbers data as of May 31 and released on Tuesday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said the amount... Read More

Duterte shrugs off ex-justice’s criticism on drug war

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday shrugged off criticism made by an “ex-justice” describing his administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal drugs as “clearly unconstitutional.”Duterte did not name the “ex-justice” but retired... Read More

PRRD urges Sara to ‘take over’ anti-drug campaign in schools

MANILA – Outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday urged his daughter, Vice President-elect “Inday” Sara Duterte, to ensure the continuation of anti-illegal drugs programs in schools.This, after Sara announced last month that she has accepted the offer to become Education... Read More

NCRPO nets P775-M illegal drugs in Natividad’s 1st 100 days

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has confiscated over PHP775 million worth of various suspected illegal drugs in a series of operations in Metro Manila during the first 100 days of NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad.From March 1 to June 8, Natividad said the... Read More

2 nabbed, P47.6-M ‘shabu’ seized in Cavite

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested two drug suspects and seized around PHP47.6 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust in Cavite on Wednesday.Based on the report from Cavite Provincial Police Office (PPO), the two suspects, Said Ungpe, 39 and Ali Masinger, 22, were arrested in Barangay... Read More

Comprehensive 'database' to boost drug war under next admin: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it hopes to finally contain the country's illegal drug problem under the administration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. through the use of a comprehensive database.In a statement, PNP director for operations... Read More

1 killed, P61-M ‘shabu’ seized in Parañaque

MANILA – An alleged drug dealer was killed in a buy-bust operation that yielded 9 kg. of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP61 million, in Parañaque City on Tuesday night.Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer in Charge, Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., said the operation... Read More

BBM, Sotto meet to discuss drug prevention, rehab program

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III recently met to discuss the latter’s proposals to reform drug users.Sotto confirmed in a text message Tuesday night that he presented his “Drug Abuse Prevention and Correct... Read More

P897-M illegal drugs seized in 2 weeks: DILG

MANILA – Law enforcers seized a total of PHP897,013,041 worth of shabu and marijuana in anti-illegal drug operations during the past two weeks.During President Rodrigo Duterte's Talk to the People aired Monday night, Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año... Read More

Duterte trusts next admin will ‘do its very best’ to fight drugs

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte believes the administration of his successor, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will “do its very best” in continuing the fight against illegal drugs.“Well, I trust that the next administration will also do its... Read More