fight against drugs - updates

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Pacquiao defends war on drugs: Drug lords, not cops, kill people

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The neophyte senator met with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday August 1 and discussed the administration s programs against criminality

President Rodrigo R. Duterte meets with Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on August 1. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

IN PHOTOS: PNP introduces 'PO1 Bato,' comic book

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The PNP unveils a new mascot puppet versions of President Duterte and the PNP chief and a comic book – all part of its campaign against illegal drugs

BATO AND BATO. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa uses a puppet version of himself while talking to journalists during the launch of National Emergency Hotline 911 at Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 1, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Top Catholic nuns back Duterte but reject killings

Jul 25, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The execution of suspects without due process of law is a violation of their right to life leaders of Catholic nuns in the Philippines say

BLOODY WAR. A suspected drug pusher lies dead on the ground after a shootout with authorities in Manila on June 25, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PNP 'lacked emphasis' vs drugs under Aquino – Dela Rosa

Jul 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the problem of drugs wouldn t be this massive now if it had been prioritized before

ANTI DRUG CAMPAIGN. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa leads the police force in its war against drugs. Photo by Mikel Panlilio/Rappler

Dela Rosa on big-time drug lords: 'Their time will come'

Jul 17, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The chief of the Philippine National Police admits going after powerful drug lords won t be a quick task and appeals for patience from the public

WAR ON DRUGS. A revolver gun is seen next to a body of an alleged drug pusher and user who was killed in an operation of the police in Manila on July 12, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Drug killings: 20 pushers killed in anti-drug operations in Manila

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The Manila Police District says the crime rate in the national capital has been declining over the last 6 months

PNP, PDEA destroy P1.7 billion worth of illegal drugs

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa vows to respect human rights while relentlessly pursuing those allegedly involved in the drug trade

PNP chief says crime rate down amid war vs drugs

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Pag nagpursigi ka sa drugs yung ibang crimes against property persons bababa rin yan Medyo humina na yung loob ng masasamang tao na gumawa ng kalokohan kasi hindi na sila nagshashabu says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

SHABU BUST. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa points to the Chinese crew of an alleged floating shabu lab nabbed by authorities off Subic Bay. Photo from PNP-PIO Photo

DOJ issues lookout bulletin order vs 5 police generals

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II issues the lookout bulletin order against the police generals allegedly linked to the drug trade hours after Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno requested it

LOOKOUT BULLETIN ORDER. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre (right) directs the Bureau of Immigration under Commissioner Jaime Morente (left) to place under its lookout bulletin the 5 police generals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Too early' to reject De Lima probe – Pimentel

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

It depends on how she [will justify] the investigation says Senator Aquilino Koko Pimentel III an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte

Senate probe into drug killings an 'attempt to discredit' PNP – Panelo

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:52 PM

The chief presidential legal counsel says lawmakers are merely trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of police operations

KILLING CONTINUES. Police officers investigate the body of an alleged drug dealer in Manila on July 8, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

De Lima to SolGen: Why react that way if PNP is innocent?

Jul 11, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Senator Leila De Lima says the Duterte administration should support any probe into drug related police operations if it is confident the PNP has done nothing wrong

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte's war on drugs: Opening a Pandora's box

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Death and wrath have been set free However you may try to justify it violence breeds violence

SolGen taunts De Lima: What did you do to curb illegal drugs?

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Review your criminal law the government s top lawyer tells Senator Leila de Lima

PNP'S DEFENDERS. The Solicitor General and the chief of the PNP face media to 'defend' the police force from 'legal harassment.' Photo by Rappler

Dela Rosa: PNP 'legally harassed' by De Lima

Jul 11, 2016 - 11:03 AM

UPDATED Director General Ronald Dela Rosa addressing the police force at Camp Crame says: We move forward we cannot afford to waste this momentum

RONALD DELA ROSA. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Palace welcomes mandatory drug testing for all gov't workers

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Malacañang says a drug test on government employees is a very powerful symbolic act on the part of the new administration

DRUG TEST. Members of the Manila Police District queue for canisters as they undergo a random drug test at the MPD headquarters in Manila on Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP chief to LGU execs in drug trade: Prepare for war

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:01 PM

We ll wage war against them There s no other way to end our problems PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa declares in Bataan

REFORMATION CENTER. PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa graces the opening of a reformation center in Limay, Bataan, on July 8, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP chief to top cops linked to drugs: 'Face the music'

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the 3 active police generals assured him of their 100 cooperation in the investigation into their alleged drug links

INVESTIGATION. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa briefs the media after meeting with 3 generals suspected of involvement in illegal drugs on July 6, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Napolcom: Probe on police generals 'done in 7 days'

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The National Police Commission vows a swift investigation into the police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the drug trade

Lacson: No reason to doubt Duterte claim on generals

Jul 05, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he got the same information about 2 of the 5 generals as early as the campaign period He refuses to name them

GOOD BASIS. Senator Panfilo Lacson says President Rodrigo Duterte must have 'good basis' in divulging names of police generals allegedly linked to drugs, saying he knew 2 of the 5 names as early as the campaign period. File photo by Rappler

Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

Jul 05, 2016 - 3:56 PM

7th UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte says he is compelled by his sense of duty to divulge their identities

FIGHT VS DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte drops a bombshell at the Philippine Air Force anniversary in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, on July 5, 2016. Photo by Rey S. Baniquet/Malacanang/PPD

Cebu's top drug lord killed in Las Piñas

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmeña makes the announcement on Facebook He congratulates Cebu police for tracking down Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz