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GSIS to face DOH on Sunday at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, November 11th, 2017

FILE PHOTO: GSIS Furies team defense during the game against the COA Enablers. On Sunday, the GSIS Furies will face the DOH Health Achievers on the 1st game (2pm) of the triple-header at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

The GSIS Furies is set to face the DOH Health Achievers in the first game on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center in the league of public servants, UNTV Cup.
Both teams have one win – two lost record.
Aside from the game this Sunday, both teams have two remaining games which they must win in order to advance to the second-round eliminations which begin on December 14.
Meanwhile, the DOJ Justice Boosters is adamant to bounce back and claim its second win after losing from two-time champion Judiciary Magis through a double overtime on October 29.
Despite the loss, DOJ head coach John Agbayani Jr. is satisfied with his cubs’ dedication and performance.
“Ang ganda ng laro eh… happy rin kami sa ipinakita ng DOJ team kasi lumaban kami hanggang dulo… so were happy ngayon na ang DOJ ngayon ay lumalaban,” Coach Agbayani said.
(The game was great… we’re also happy with the performance of the DOJ team because we really fought hard until the end… so we are really happy now that DOJ is really fighting.)
The DOJ team now beefs up training ahead of future games, with eyes on the quarter-finals.
“Every team naman ngayon sobrang hirap kalaban, eh. So every practice namin, we consider it talagang importante kasi ang hirap ng mga schedule ng players ko. So every time na nagpa-practice kami isinusulit talaga namin yung practice.”
(Every team now is too tough to beat. So in every practice session, we consider it very important because it’s hard to find time in their respected schedules. So when we’re in practice, we make sure that we make the most out of it.)
“Mahaba pa naman yung season so, hopefully makapag-adjust yung team… maka abot kami sa quarter finals.”
(The UNTV Cup Season 6 still has long way to go, hopefully we could still make some adjustments and qualify to the quarterfinals.)
The Justice Boosters will battle against PDEA Drug Busters on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

The DOJ has a 1-2 win-loss standing, while PDEA has not won any of its three games in the season. —  Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

Games Sunday (November 12)
 
Game 1: 2pm – DOH vs GSIS
Game 2: 3:30pm – PDEA vs DOJ
Game 3: 5pm – BFP vs AFP 
 
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

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PDEA opposes release of lists of barangay officials on drug watch list

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

PDEA Director Derrick Arnold Carreon

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has confirmed that over 500 barangay officials are included in the government’s drug watch list.

However, the agency is not in favor of disclosing the list to the public contrary to the call of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG’s proposal to publicize the government’s drug watch list aims to guide the voters in line with the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14.

Still, Director Derrick Arnold Carreon said PDEA acknowledges that it is not part of the police unit’s duty to release the drug watch list.

He added that it will only affect their investigation on local officials who have links in illegal drug trade and may possibly hint drug personalities to escape.

“If you’re going to release names of suspects prematurely, it will be inimical to the cause of law enforcement. Hindi po trabaho ng law enforcement na maglabas ng pangalan (It is not the job of law enforcement to release names). Ang trabaho po namin ay magkalap ng ebidensya upang sa gayon ay mahuli po namin sila (Our job is to gather evidence for their arrest),” Carreon explained.

Instead of releasing the names of those involved in illegal drugs, PDEA reminds voters not to vote for local officials who they believe are involved in illegal drugs.

The agency also encourages election candidates to voluntarily undergo drug testing to prove that they are drug free.

“Tuwing eleksyon po hawak ng ating mga botante sa kanilang kamay ang kapangyarihan para hindi mailuklok ang kahit sinomang kandidato na may kinalaman sa iligal na gawain lalo na sa droga,” he said.

(During election, voters have in their hands the power to prevent from taking office any candidate who may be involved in illegal activities , especially drugs.)

However, the League of Barangays believes otherwise.

According to its national president Edmund Abesamis, there is nothing wrong in disclosing the list especially if it is has been validated and the involved local officials have been charged in court.

“Kung sinasabi na baka ma preempt ang ongoing investigation, then ibig sabihin hindi pa confirmed na talagang validated ito dahil may ongoing investigation pa,” Abesamis said.

(If they’re saying it may preempt ongoing investigations, then it means the list has not been validated yet because investigations are still in progress.) — UNTV News & Rescue

 

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PNP, PDEA arrest high value target in Magalang, Pampanga

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

Imam, a high-value target from Marawi City was nabbed by operatives in a PNP-PDEA Joint operation in San Vicente Magalang, Pampanga.

 

The joint operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led to the arrest of a 29-year old suspect, Akil Imam, in San Vicente Magalang, Pampanga at 4 a.m. Monday.

Imam is a high-value target who hails from Marawi City.

Authorities seized from the suspect 31 sachets and large plastic bags of illegal drugs with an estimated worth of P2.5 million; an electronic scale, ammunition and other drug paraphernalia.

The confiscated illegal drugs are now under the custody of PDEA Region-3. — UNTV News & Rescue

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PDEA raids Malabon shabu lab

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Two of the suspected operators of the shabu laboratory in Malabon

MANILA, Philippines — After seven months of surveillance, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives raided a shabu laboratory at Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon on Friday morning.

Seized during the raid were chemicals and equipment used for the manufacture of illegal drugs.

Also, found in the lab were raw chemicals for the production of party drugs and several sachets of oatmeal which are being used as packages of shabu and ecstasy.

“This is the first time na nakakita ng ecstasy drug lab. Ngayon, hindi namin alam to be honest kung meron bang distinct odor. Di namin alam kung may usok o may inilalabas na anything,” the PDEA director said.

(This is the first time that we have seen an ecstasy drug lab. We don’t know, to be honest, if it has a distinct odor. We don’t know if this produces smoke or emits anything.)

Arrested in the raid were Chinese national Jiang Minshan and a Filipina Laura Santiago alias Larry Santos, who are connected with drug syndicates operating a shabu lab in Batangas that was busted by the agency on Thursday.

They are also connected with the Golden Triangle syndicate that works in many parts of the world.

Since China has stricter laws, drug syndicates have turned to the Philippines to set up laboratories, noting the absence of death penalty in the country.

When the agency conducted the raid, the workers were about to begin the process of manufacturing illegal drugs.

“Talagang nakakatakot dahil they are now trying to produce ecstasy. Tinatanong ko kanina si Ms. Shen, hindi na raw nagpoproduce sa kanila ng ecstasy. Sa atin kabaligtaran, ngayon pa lang, so mag-boom ngayon, kung hindi natin nahuli mag bo-boom ngayon,” said Aquino.

(It’s really alarming because they are now trying to produce ecstasy. I asked Ms. Shen earlier, she said they are not producing ecstasy anymore. It’s the opposite for us, it’s just starting to boom. Had we not stopped it, it would have boomed already.)

According to PDEA, chemicals for drug manufacturing are smuggled into the country through the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Furthermore, the PDEA explained that the raid is a result of the country’s partnership with China. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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