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Palace blocks EU politician’s entry; stresses right to blacklist

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

Giacomo Filibeck Twitter profile

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang insisted on the government’s right to bar Giacomo Filibeck from entering the Philippines.

Filibeck, a secretary-general of European socialists is a critic of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs.

The EU political party official was invited by the Akbayan Party-list Congress, but was denied access to the country upon his arrival at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

“We are not obliged to allow anyone into our territory if we do not want them in our territory. Unfortunately, the socialist leader was one of those that we determine as a person that we don’t want to be in our territory. There is no rule under international law that will compel us to admit anyone whom we do not want to admit in our territory. That’s the exercise of sovereignty,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing. — UNTV News & Rescue

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NPD seizes P1-M worth of shabu in Malabon City

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Some of the illegal drugs suspect arrested by the Northern Police District. Photo courtesy by Peter Lacang

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve individuals were arrested in a series of anti-illegal drugs operations of the Northern Police District (NPD) in Malabon City, Wednesday night.

Authorities first arrested alleged drug pusher Marvin Orano alias Mabong.

Mabon, meanwhile, named the 11 individuals he has been supplying with illegal drugs.

Eighty-four grams of suspected shabu, two hand grenades, a gun, and ammunition were seized from the arrested suspects.

Meanwhile, John Paul Torres alias JP was not able to resist arrest during a buy-bust operation in Columbia Corner St. Mary’s Street, in Cubao Quezon City, Wednesday night.

An informant tipped off authorities about the suspect’s peddling of illegal drugs, and that many of his customers were tricycle drivers in Cubao.

Six sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated by the Quezon City police from Torres.

“According sa SDEU, yung kanilang intelligence report ay nagbebenta sa mga tricycle driver rin dito sa barangay na ito,” said QCPD Station 7 commander PSupt. Louise Benjie Tremor.

(According to SDEU intelligence report, he sells to tricycle drivers here in this barangay.)

Torres, on the other hand, denied selling the contraband but admitted to using illicit drugs.

“Kapag may gagawin akong importante, kunyari may gagawin ako sa bahay, gagawin sa motor. Pampagana lang po,” said the suspect.

(When I am doing something important, like fixing my motorcycle. It energizes me.)

The suspect will face charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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PDEA, MPD seize P1-M worth of shabu

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The 3 suspects who fell in the trap of PDEA and MPD personnel during a buy bust operation: Ronald Ocampo, Gerald Alvarez, also known as “Eloy”, and Jennifer Berdugo

MANILA, Philippines — Two men and a woman were nabbed in the buy-bust operation carried out by the Manila Police District (MPD) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday night.

The three drug suspects were identified as Ronald Ocampo, Gerald Alvarez, also known as “Eloy”, and Jennifer Berdugo.

Ocampo and Alvarez are both on the MPD watchlist while Berdugo is considered a high-value target by PDEA.

The authorities have conducted almost three weeks surveillance on the suspects before conducting the operation.

“Ang order ng informant namin is worth P150,000, so 50 grams. Tapos, eventually, nakita na lang namin, na-recover namin yung lalagyan. Doon naman nakita yung additional 100 grams,” said MPD District Drug Enforcement Units (DDEU) chief PSupt. Rogelio Ramos Jr.

“The order of our informant is worth P150,000, so it was 50 grams. Then, eventually, we just saw, we were able to recover the case, and there the additional 100 grams was discovered”

The confiscated drugs have a street value of P1- million.

Berdugo even used her nephew, who is a minor, in carrying the said contraband.

The suspect will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, while Berdugo’s nephew will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Meanwhile, a woman died after being gunned down at Block 1, Barangay Western Bicutan, Taguig City at past 9 pm on Tuesday.

No one witnessed the incident but a resident said they heard a gunshot before they found the victim’s lifeless body.

Recovered from the crime scene was the victim’s bag that contained money, receipt, and two mobile phones.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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Long weekend holiday, generally peaceful – PNP

by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa

FILE PHOTO: Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said  the long weekend holiday was generally peaceful.

PNP chief PDG. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa noted that the police also recorded no untoward incident during New People’s Army’s  (NPA) anniversary last March 29.

Meanwhile, police figures showed seven deaths and 811 arrests in the 505 anti-drug operations it conducted from March 28 to April 1.

Despite the long holiday, the PNP chief noted that the police did not stop in conducting its war on drugs. — UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

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