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Posts Tagged ‘war on drugs’

UN special rapporteur Callamard still ready to return to PH for “official” visit

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA  – U.N. Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard is ready to return to the Philippines to investigate cases of extrajudicial killings despite Malacañang’s criticisms of her supposed surprised visit to the...

UN special rapporteur, policy experts criticize Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

Posted on: May 6th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Speaking before a drug policy forum, United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard said the general assembly of nations last year recognized that the so-called “war on drugs” does...

Death rates drop under Oplan Double Double Barrel Reloaded

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —The number of deaths in the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-illegal drugs operations has declined a month after the launch of its Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded. PNP’s data...

Pro-duterte lawyers to push impeachment complaint vs VP Robredo despite calls from PRRD

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 | No Comments
A group of lawyers still considers filing an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo amid the call of President Rodrigo Duterte against the said plan. The “Impeach VP Leni...

Issuance of search warrant at Mayor Espinosa’s cell is highly irregular — DOJ

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice has recommended administrative charges against Judge Tarcelo Sabare  Jr. of Branch 30, Samar Regional Trial Court. In its resolution, the panel of prosecutors...

Newly formed inter-agency body lays out plans for drug war

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 | No Comments
Members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) have laid their respective plans for the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign. During the meeting, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency or PDEA Director...

CHR denounces return of Oplan Tokhang

Posted on: March 4th, 2017 | No Comments
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) denounces the resumption of “Oplan Tokhang”. In a statement, CHR says the Duterte administration’s anti-drug campaign must not be continued because many innocent lives...

PDEA chief agrees to revive anti-drug campaign under PNP

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 | No Comments
PHILIPPINES — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapeña is open to the idea of reviving the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) campaign against illegal drugs. Lapeña said PDEA...

Thousands flock to pro-Duterte rally in Davao City

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 | 1 Comment
DAVAO, Philippines — Aside from gathering at the Quirino Grand Stand, thousands of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters gathered at Rizal Park in Davao City. Rally organizers said some 10,000 people...

Drug dealers back on the streets amid anti-drug ops suspension

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 | No Comments
PHILIPPINES — Before January ended, President Rodrigo Duterte suspended all anti-illegal drugs operations of the Philippine National Police. This, after the involvement of several police officers in the kidnapping and...