PDEA to disclose names of barangay narco-politicians before May 14
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced Wednesday its plan to release the names of barangay officials linked to illegal drugs trade prior to the conduct of the May 14 elections.
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino confirmed to have received a “go signal” from President Rodrigo Duterte to reveal the names in the narco-list.
At present, 211 barangay officials being linked to illegal drugs are included in PDEA’s validated list. He said the original list had 293 in total though some of those names were either deceased or arrested.
Aquino will recommend to the Interior and Local Government Officer In Charge Eduardo Año to issue guidelines on the publication of the narco-list.
Aside from the 211 barangay officials, PDEA already identified 93 congressmen, vice mayor and mayors among other high-ranking officials who are involved in illegal drugs trade.
“Kaya nga dumarami mga drug laboratories natin. Why? Kasi ibang barangay officials saka mga mayor sinasadya nilang itayo mga drug lab diyan,” Aquino said.
(That is why there is an increase in drug laboratories. Why? Because barangay officials and mayors deliberately put up these drug labs.)
PDEA reiterated its call on voters not to take the side of candidates on the drugs watchlist.
“Kami naman sa law enforcement agency, paano namin ma-clear ang isang barangay kung addict ang isang barangay captain? Kung ang kanyang mga kagawad ay pusher at lahat ng mga ano ay protektor,” Aquino lamented.
(For us in the law enforcement agency, how are we supposed to clear a barangay when its captain is an addict himself and his councilors are pushers.)
Aquino assured that PDEA is ready to face repercussions once the narco-list is published. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has rescued 20 children under their Oplan Sagip Batang Solvent in Novaliches, Quezon City on Thursday (June 13).
PDEA launched the program to protect the youth from using illegal substances and also due to the increasing number of out-of-school youth.
“The country is confronted with the fear of losing its hope, the youth. If we let them roam the streets, they will be the future enemy of the State,” Aquino pointed out,” according to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino.
Some of the minors rescued admitted they are using solvent, a type of prohibited substance.
The rescued minors who will test positive of substance abuse will undergo rehabilitation. They will also be sheltered by the Quezon City Social Services Development Department.
Youth Development Officer III, Quezon City Social Services Development Department (SSDD) Adronico Metran said there should be cooperation, not just from the parents, but also from the community to help these children.
“Hindi lang po iyan ganoon kadali ang solution kasi dapat may participation ng lahat ng tao hindi lang po ang sabi nating parents, mahirap iyong parents. So, again, babalik din po sa atin sa community kung ano po ang mga programang appropriate para sa kanila, (The solution is not that easy, there should be participation from everyone. Not just the parents because they might be having difficulties. So again, we will go back to our community, on what programs are appropriate for them),” he said.
Metran added that parents should be accountable if there is proof of parental negligence.
“Kung talagang makikita natin na there is neglect really sa bata, dapat lang na kasuhan din ang magulang (If we can prove that there is neglect, the parents should face charges),” he said.
Oplan Sagip Batang Solvent will last until June 17.
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Police seized P6.8 million worth of shabu from three drug suspects nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Monday.
The operation was conducted at past 1 a.m. along Osmeña Road and Vito Cruz Street in Manila by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Manila Police District Station 6 and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NCR.
The suspects, identified as Rudy Kidlat, Mark Anthony Alcantara, and Rona Valenzuela, are allegedly connected to a Chinese criminal group operating in Metro Manila and Cavite province.
The suspects were placed under surveillance for more than a month, according to the NCRPO.
Authorities confiscated 1,000 grams of shabu and a vehicle allegedly used in the delivery of illegal drugs.
Arrested suspects will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
TAGUIG CITY, Philippines – Authorities seized P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs in a posh hotel in this city on Wednesday (May 22).
Operatives of the Taguig City Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) responded to a call by a security personnel of Shangrila Hotel in BGC which resulted in the arrest of Domingo Tanyao Uy Jr.
The 44-year-old businessman was caught in possession of six packs of transparent plastic sachets containing 4,038 pieces of suspected ecstacy with standard drug price of P6,864,600.
Also seized from Uy were 22 packs of transparent plastic bag containing MOL 350 grams of suspected cocaine with standard drug price of P1,855,000 and three pieces of vacuum-sealed plastic bag containing MOL 103 grams with drug price of P51,500; three pieces of small transparent bottle containing yellowish liquid suspected to be dangerous drug; several documents and P720, 346 cash.
Charges are now being prepared against Uy in violation of Section 11 Art. II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts. – Marje Pelayo (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
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