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How an 'outdated' law is preventing PH drug war victory

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Dangerous Drugs Act sets strict admission requirements for rehabilitation programs, because there were fewer drug surrenderers when the law was passed

2017: A year of rejection for Duterte's appointees

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:03 PM

As 2017 ends, Rappler takes a look at the sacked and rejected members of the Duterte administration

Malacañang on MRT, Santiago firing, Charles Manson dies | Evening wRap

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:31 PM

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PH drug policy-making body still has no chief

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The post remains vacant after President Rodrigo Duterte sacks Dangerous Drugs Board chair Benjamin Reyes for contradicting his drug figures

DEATH PENALTY? WHAT ABOUT IT? DDB chair Secretary Benjamin Reyes dodges question on where he stood on death penalty as a deterrence to illegal drugs. Rappler screengrab

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

May 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new rising wave of authoritarian rule

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

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Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

May 24, 2017 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains that there are 4 million drug addicts in the Philippines and slams Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Benjamin Reyes for giving a different figure

Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say

May 05, 2017 - 2:13 PM

I m thankful not to meddle with this very controversial issue says the head of the government s Dangerous Drugs Board

DEATH PENALTY PROPOSAL. DDB chair Secretary Benjamin Reyes refuses to divulge their take on death penalty as a deterrence to drugs. Rappler screengrab

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The amendment seeks to update the law to be attuned to existing technologies

FIGHTING DRUGS. Secretary Benjamin Reyes of the Dangerous Drugs Board (left) with Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and Senator Vicente Sotto III during the action planning on anti-illegal drug programs in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

DDB wants law institutionalizing community-based drug rehab

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Health also supports proposals to put up at least one major in patient drug rehabilitation center per region

SURRENDER. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DDB: Philippines has 1.8 million current drug users

Sep 19, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The survey commissioned by the Dangerous Drugs Board estimates that 4 8 million Filipinos aged 10 69 years old used illegal drugs at least once in their lives