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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to get tips on drug suspects through a Facebook page. Amnesty International Philippines hits the 'dangerous' move.
Senator Leila de Lima flags the page as ‘a license to destroy one’s reputation and personal security’
After leading the country's top anti-narcotics agency, Aaron Aquino is asked to helm a government corporation in charge of developing the second gateway to Metro Manila
Villanueva, who leads the PDEA's Northern Mindanao office, replaces Aaron Aquino as chief of the country's top anti-drugs agency
The suspected shabu was hidden in 20 individual teabags, which weighed around 20 kilos overall and were placed inside a gray luggage bag
'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong
'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war
The Chinese, identified as Zhang Yun Quan, is arrested in a buy-bust operation outside a rented house in Barangay Sienna, Quezon City
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says they are 'crossing their fingers' that they could still deliver President Rodrigo Duterte's promise of eradicating drugs by the end of his term
The Vice President has accepted the President's dare to go in and fix what she thinks is wrong with the drug war. Now, the anti-drug chief wants her to check out the frontlines and say exactly what needs fixing.
'Paano magiging maayos ang trabaho mo, kung ngayon pa lang, 'yung taong makakasama mo sa trabaho ay ayaw kang magtagumpay?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez
'Wala siyang kaalaman sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino
Authorities intercept more or less 8 kilograms of shabu from the passenger who arrived from Siam Reap, Cambodia, via Flight 5J 528
After repeatedly branding her as a 'drug queen' 'law enforcers say they are still in the process of building a case against former barangay chief Guia Gomez Castro
(3rd UPDATE) 'I received a call from a friend who confirmed that some personalities are plotting against my family,' Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino tells a Senate panel
(5th UPDATE) When they were police regional directors, PDEA chief Aaron Aquino says he was asked if he can review a dismissal order against alleged 'ninja cops' by now PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
The suspect, who was on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, escapes as customs agents try to check his luggage. He is eventually captured in Tarlac.
'The normal is two, and that is allowed by the Alunan doctrine, even if you were regional director, or even if you were police chief,' says Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde
PDEA asks lawmakers to help modernize the agency's equipment, give it prosecutorial powers over drug cases, and strengthen its authority to go after syndicates
Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the PNP leadership has continuously purged its ranks of bad eggs
These drugs are used for 'all kinds of operations,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
The House Speaker says that drug war casualties are those who want to kill law enforcement officers or avoid criminal prosecution
Authorities are still verifying the real identity of the lone fatality identified only as a certain 'G Brown'
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gives law enforcers a week to clear the so-called 'most drug-affected area' in the capital
Outside the PDEA's count, rights groups estimate the drug war to have claimed as much as 27,000 lives, including the victims of vigilante-style killings
Kidapawan City Regional Trial Court Judge Henelinda Diaz says the search warrants used to conduct the raid on the home of then CFCST president Samson Molao are invalid
Naval Forces Central Central Command and the Cebu Provincial Police Office aid PDEA during the operations in Barangay Tungkay, a mountainous village
The Department of Justice has directed suspected Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and 16 others to respond to the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Another P51.8 million worth of disbursement vouchers have no receipts
The former head of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence and former Ilocos Region police chief will now help lead the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says the filing of charges 'will serve as a warning to those individuals, especially to government employees, who extend assistance in drug trafficking'
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.
'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'It is not PDEA’s job to be a music critic,' says the Concerned Artists of the Philippines
PDEA chief Aaron Aquino believes the shabu came from Cambodia, and is managed by the notorious Golden Triangle drug syndicate
'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
There are 36 bus drivers, 17 conductors, and one dispatcher who test positive for shabu
'Until now, my regional directors are still gathering data about Michael Yang,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
This is a slight departure from the response of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who said the drug list makes judges 'vulnerable and veritable targets'
(UPDATED) The 276 kilos of drugs are hidden in a 40-foot container van that was declared to contain plastic resin
(UPDATED) PDEA and police arrest Chinese suspects in separate operations at the Alabang Town Center parking lot and in a house in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents discover P2.8 million worth of ecstasy, cocaine, kush, and other drugs inside the suspects' rented high-end Makati condominium
Police say two suspects believed to be Chinese were killed in a shootout during a drug raid in Tanza, Cavite
This leaves 22,427 barangays still needing to be cleared of drugs to fulfill President Rodrigo Duterte's delayed promise of stopping illegal drugs within his term
The 12 children have been turned over to Navotas City's Bahay Pag-Asa
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says smugglers have become more 'creative' after the Duterte government stepped up its anti-drug campaign