Anti Drugs Campaign

PNP anti-drug drive compliant with all judicial standards

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) maintained that it strongly complies with all judicial standards regarding its illegal drug campaign."While the PNP respects the pronouncements made by other agencies or group regarding the illegal drug cases involving police personnel, this... Read More

5 nabbed, P544-M ‘shabu’ seized in Cavite ops

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested five drug suspects and seized from them suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP544 million in separate buy-bust operations in Cavite early Thursday, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.PDEA spokesperson... Read More

2 drug dealers killed, P68-M shabu seized in QC

MANILA– Two alleged illegal drug dealers were killed in a buy-bust that yielded PHP68 million worth of shabu in Quezon City, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said on Wednesday.Based on the report of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Brig.... Read More

Anti-drug campaign strong under PRRD: PDEA

MANILA –The national anti-drug campaign has never been stronger until President Rodrigo Duterte's administration came along, and recognition was widely received in the local and international communities, criticisms included.During the Duterte Legacy Summit at the Philippine International... Read More

About time to update illegal drugs watchlist, cop chiefs told

MANILA – An official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday ordered all chiefs of police to regularly update their illegal drugs watchlist as part of the efforts to continue the campaign against illegal drugs.Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, PNP director for operations, said there is a... Read More

PNP seeks to sustain drive vs. illegal drugs via education, rehab

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will remain steadfast in the campaign against illegal drugs and focus on prevention and education among the youth even under a new administration.Amid concerns that the campaign may weaken once President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office, PNP... Read More

Over P89-B illegal drugs seized in 6 years: PDEA

MANILA – Authorities have seized a total of PHP89.29 billion worth of narcotics across the country since the start of the Duterte administration's crackdown on illegal drugs in mid-2016.In its latest Real Numbers data as of April 30 and released on Sunday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement... Read More

PRRD asks Marcos to continue anti-drug campaign his ‘own way’

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte asked him to continue the government's anti-illegal drug campaign.Marcos revealed that during the meetings he had with Duterte prior to the May 9 polls, the outgoing president asked... Read More

Duterte tells drug smugglers: ‘I’ll forever remain your enemy’

MANILA – As his six-year term ends on June 30, President Rodrigo R. Duterte warned drug smugglers that he would always consider them his enemies.This, after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año reported to him that "shabu" (crystal meth) and... Read More

4 nabbed, P149-M shabu seized in Valenzuela, Pampanga ops

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized over PHP149 million worth of shabu from three drug suspects in separate buy-bust operations in Valenzuela City and Pampanga on Sunday, a police official said.In a report, Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta, chief of the... Read More

Año hopes next admin will support DILG's core projects

MANILA –Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday expressed hope that the next administration will continue the campaign against illegal drugs, and support the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in... Read More

Duterte won't apologize for his drug war

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has no intention to issue an apology for his anti-narcotics campaign.This, as he maintained that he did the "right" thing in launching a war on drug syndicates right at the start of his six-year term in July 2016."I would say and I would insist na ang... Read More

PRRD wants to resume hunt for criminals after his term

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eager to resume his motorcycle-riding activities when he was still mayor in Davao City after he steps down from office in June, saying he would track down criminals like he used to.“Now that I won’t be President anymore, nobody can dictate... Read More

24.8K out of 42K villages 'drug-cleared' as of March: PDEA

MANILA – More than 24,000 villages across the country have been cleared of illegal drugs since the start of the Duterte administration's crackdown on banned drugs in mid-2016.Based on the latest Real Numbers data released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the weekend, a... Read More

Anti-illegal drugs drive remains unprecedented: Palace

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration is making significant strides in its relentless campaign against illegal drugs, Malacañang said Thursday. Acting Presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the anti-narcotics drive led to the... Read More

Probe death of cops participating in drug ops, Duterte tells CHR

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has urged the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to also look into the killings of police officers involved in the conduct of legitimate anti-drug operations.Duterte made the call, as he lamented the death of a cop engaged in a gunfight with a drug suspect... Read More

Duterte’s drug war almost perfect: PDP-Laban Senate bets

MANILA – At least three senatorial candidates of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), gave the Chief Executive a near perfect score for fighting illegal drugs.In a joint press conference on Tuesday, PDP-Laban... Read More

3 nabbed, P136-M worth of shabu seized in Cavite

MANILA –Law enforcers have arrested three suspects and confiscated PHP136 million worth of shabu in Cavite on Monday evening.In a report on Tuesday, the Philippine National Police - Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) said suspects Isaac Gabriel Ambulo, 29; Roman Hosias Ambulo, 25; and Abdurrahim... Read More

Cebu City op nets P68-M shabu from food delivery rider

CEBU CITY – An online food delivery rider was arrested on Saturday and yielded 10 kilos of illegal drugs believed to be shabu worth PHP68 million, a biggest haul so far this year, according to the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central... Read More

ICC has no right to probe PH’s drug war, Palace insists

MANILA – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has no authority to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics drive, Malacañang insisted Friday.“We reiterate our position that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to probe our campaign... Read More