Anti Drugs Campaign

Palace shrugs off Gordon’s tirade vs. drug war

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday brushed aside Senator Richard Gordon’s fresh tirade against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s anti-narcotics drive.In a virtual presser, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, also acting presidential spokesperson, dismissed as a mere... Read More

Over 24K villages 'drug-cleared' as of February: PDEA

MANILA – More than 24,000 barangays across the country have been cleared from 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) on Wednesday, a... Read More

Give drug war report to human rights groups, Duterte tells PDEA

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday directed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to furnish human rights groups with a copy of the report on the government's anti-narcotics campaign.Duterte said human rights organizations critical of the current administration need to see... Read More

Andanar on Duterte admin’s drug war: ‘Mission accomplished’

MANILA – Despite President Rodrigo Roa Duterte himself admitting that he could not finish his war against illegal drugs before the end of his six-year term, acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar would still consider the war on drugs as “successful.”Andanar said the... Read More

3 nabbed, P387.6-M worth of shabu seized in QC drug bust

MANILA – Law enforcers have arrested three suspects and confiscated PHP387.6 million worth of shabu in Quezon City on Wednesday.In a report, Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta, chief of the Philippine National Police - Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG), said suspects Gibbrael Arcega, Mikkael Arcega, and... Read More

Duterte to tackle drug problem with successor

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said he would hold a meeting with his successor to discuss the drug menace that continues to “haunt” the country.In his taped Talk to the Peopled aired Tuesday morning on state-run PTV-4, Duterte said he would ask the country’s... Read More

PDEA hopes next admin sustains relentless anti-drug drive

MANILA – With less than two months before the May 9 polls, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday expressed hope that the next administration will continue the relentless campaign against illegal drugs.“I have been here since 2001, dumaan ako sa apat na presidente. Dapat... Read More

4 nabbed, P22.5-M marijuana confiscated in Pasig drug bust

MANILA – Police officers seized PHP22.5 million worth of high-grade marijuana from four suspects in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City on Monday night.In a report released on Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta, chief of the Philippine National Police - Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG), said... Read More

PNP launches anti-drug drive 'end game strategy’

MANILA – Police officers will return to the streets to reach illegal drug victims as the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday launched the Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations through Reinforcement and Education (ADORE), the final phase of the Oplan Double Barrel anti-drug... Read More

Bacolod cops seize P3.4-M shabu in 2 separate sting ops

BACOLOD CITY – Drug enforcement teams of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) recovered around PHP3.39 million worth of suspected shabu from three individuals in two buy-bust operations over the weekend.On Sunday, operatives of Police Station 2 arrested two suspects in Purok Lampirong,... Read More

BOC sets inventory of goods seized in Caloocan shabu lab raid

MANILA – An inventory will be conducted on other imported goods found in a shabu laboratory recently raided by authorities headed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).In a statement Monday, the bureau said an assigned Customs examiner will make a list of the items such as blankets and bags.The... Read More

2 Chinese yield P20-M shabu in QC drug bust

MANILA – Two Chinese nationals yielded PHP20.4 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City shortly before midnight Wednesday.In a report released Thursday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said suspects Shiliang Zeng, 49, and Jack Lee, 44, were arrested during... Read More

P1.57-B shabu seized in first 8 days of March: PDEA

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives confiscated a total of PHP1.57 billion worth of shabu in the first eight days of March alone.In a press briefing late Tuesday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Wilkins Villanueva said the amount includes the PHP1.088 billion worth of shabu from... Read More

Valenzuela buy-bust nets P1.1-B shabu; suspects nabbed

MANILA – Police and anti-narcotics agents seized PHP1.1 billion worth of shabu from a Chinese national and his Filipino cohort in a buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on Tuesday.According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) report, the suspects were identified as Tianzhu Lyu of... Read More

DILG beefs up anti-drug ops amid hiked mobility under AL 1

MANILA – Law enforcers saw a significant increase in the volume of illegal drugs seized in operations during the past week amid increased mobility in many areas under the most relaxed Alert Level 1.Speaking to President Rodrigo Duterte during his Talk to the People on Monday night, Department... Read More

PDEA nabs town councilor’s wife in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotic operatives arrested on Sunday a former town employee but missed her husband, a town councilor, during an anti-drug operation in Maguindanao.Director Rogelito Daculla of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao... Read More

P75-B illegal drugs seized since July 2016: PDEA

MANILA – Authorities have seized a total of PHP75 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 January 31 and released on Wednesday night, the Philippine Drug... Read More

Domagoso vows to continue Duterte’s war on drugs

MANILA – Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Wednesday said if he wins the upcoming May 9 polls, he will continue President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s war on drugs, vowing to go after the sources of the prohibited substances.“Tuloy tuloy... Read More

Nigerian killed, P13-M shabu seized in QC drug sting

MANILA – A Nigerian national was killed in a buy-bust operation that yielded PHP13.6 million worth of shabu in Quezon City on Sunday evening, the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) said Monday.DEG chief Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta, citing the report of the DEG's Special... Read More

New public officials must sustain PRRD’s anti-crime gains: Roque

MANILA – UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque said the low crime index for nearly six years is a significant legacy of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that incoming executive and legislative officials should continue.Roque, a former presidential spokesman and... Read More