Anti Drugs Campaign

Caraga cops hailed in fight vs drugs, crimes

BUTUAN CITY—The country’s second top police official hailed Caraga Region’s law enforcers for their role in the country’s fight against illegal drugs, terrorism and other forms of criminality.Deputy Director General Ramon C. Apolinario, deputy chief for administration of the... Read More

Palawan steps up aid for recovering drug surrenderers

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Continuing efforts to help recovering drug surrenderers (RDS) in Palawan stepped up on Friday with the implementation of the 16-week Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) going to the northern town of Araceli.Ma. Teresa Acda, provincial team leader of... Read More

11 drug dealers killed, 45 others nabbed in Bulacan

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan -- The intensified campaign of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office pushes through without let-up in their simultaneous “One Time, Big Time" operations in the different parts of the province since early Tuesday morning.From 21 in the early hours of Tuesday, the... Read More

Recovering drug dependents undergo livelihood training in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY — Some 15 recovering drug dependents in Agusan del Norte will undergo livelihood training to help them cope with their new lives and become productive members of the community.Initiated by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the program aims to train recovering drug addicts from... Read More

Espenido, 3 other cops to appear at DOJ probe on murder charges

MANILA -- Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, Ozamiz City police chief, and three other police officers are set to appear before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday for the preliminary investigation on the criminal charges filed against them in connection with the death of suspected robbers last... Read More

44 drug “campers” in Lucban complete training

By Gideon BelenLUCBAN, Quezon Aug. 14 – Around 44 drug surrenderers are this year’s first batch of “graduates” who completed their skills training and disaster preparedness capacity building sessions during the first month of their six-month “campers” rehab... Read More

Police henchmen of Parojinog clan already identified

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has already identified the police officers who allegedly acted as hitmen of the Parojinog clan in Ozamiz City.This was disclosed by PNP head Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa in wake of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent order to arrest... Read More

2 students nabbed for marijuana in Laguna

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna Aug. 10 – Two college students in this town’s state universities were apprehended on Wednesday by lawmenin the “One Time, Big Time” search warrant operations in Barangay Batong Malake here.Police Senior Inspector Gerrry L. Sangalang, chief of the Laguna... Read More

'Drug Summit' held in Santa Rosa City, Laguna

By Roselle AquinoSANTA ROSA CITY, Laguna Aug. 10 -- The City of Santa Rosa hosted the simple yet meaningful culminating program on Thursday for the Drug Summit 2017 which gathered hundreds of drug surrenderers at the city auditorium here.The activity capped the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC)... Read More

Calabarzon police tops country’s 'war on hard drugs'

Calabarzon police tops country’s “war on hard drugs”By Roselle AquinoCAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City Aug. 10 -- The Police Regional Office (PRO4A) in Calabarzon is at the forefront of the Philippine National Police (PNP) campaign against hard drugs and received an award from no less... Read More

Bizmen to donate nearly USD20-M scanners for drug war

MANILA, Aug 9 -- Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George Barcelon announced Wednesday that the private sector is donating 20 high-tech scanners that will help in the fight against illegal drugs of the Duterte administration.Barcelon made the statement during the 2017... Read More

Gains in anti-drug war reported as PNP celebrates 116th anniversary

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Massive gains have been reported in the country's anti-drug campaign as the Philippine National Police (PNP) celebrated its 116th founding anniversary.This was stressed by PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa during his welcome remarks to various guests who gathered... Read More

Sanctions await AFP members in PRRD's narco-list

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- While still to review President Rodrigo Duterte's latest narco-list, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured the public that sanctions will be meted out to military personnel found in cahoots with the illegal drugs syndicates.But prior that, a detailed investigation will... Read More

Former health chiefs back raise in cigarette tax

MANILA -- Three former Department of Health (DOH) secretaries on Tuesday united with physicians, health organizations and civil society organizations to support the inclusion of higher cigarette tax in the tax reform measure being pushed in the Senate to address two of the most pressing health... Read More

Smoking can be a prelude to drug addiction, health advocates warn

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Several health and anti-smoking advocates on Tuesday warned current and future smokers that they can fall into drug addiction with continued tobacco use."Tobacco products have addictive substances. Therefore, it predisposes smokers to be addicted to other substances like drugs,"... Read More

Cavite PNP starts 'Drug Free Home' sticker campaign in fight vs drugs

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Aug. 9-- Philippine National Police (PNP) officials led the posting of "DRUG FREE HOME" stickers to households in Barangay Asisan in this cityon Mondayas part of the police force's non-violent approach in its war against hard drugs in the Calabarzon region.PNP Calabarzon... Read More

6 armed dope dealers killed, 11 others nabbed in Bulacan

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, Bulacan , Aug.7 -- A series of anti-drug operations in the province resulted in the deaths of six armed alleged drug dealers who engaged lawmen into a firefight while 11 other suspects were arrested in different parts of Bulacan over the weekend.Bulacan Provincial Police... Read More

Sports program for hard drug surrenderers, youths in Laguna

LILIW, Laguna Aug. 7- The town’s police force here has initiated the “Bola Imbes na Droga” (ballgames instead of drugs) program for out of school youthsand the drug surrenderersto ward off hard drugs in the communities.Liliw police station chief of police Senior Inspector Raymund... Read More

Dela Rosa dares gangmen loyal to Parojinogs: Do your worst

MANILA, Aug. 7 -- Philippine National Police head Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa dared members of the "Kuratong Baleleng" group to make good their threat of getting even against the police raiding team responsible for killing suspected narco-politician Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog... Read More