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Malacañang: Signed travel authorities not defense for sacked officials

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:27 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte himself does not sign travel authorities, says the Office of the Executive Secretary, adding that the process is largely 'ministerial'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior and Local Government Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Eduardo Año. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

2017: A year of rejection for Duterte's appointees

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:03 PM

As 2017 ends, Rappler takes a look at the sacked and rejected members of the Duterte administration

Plunder complaint vs Abaya and Aquino, Roque on Santiago, Robredo on Marcos | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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DDB employee denies writing complaint vs Dionisio Santiago

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Priscilla Herrera, an executive assistant at the Dangerous Drugs Board, says her signature was forged. She is having the letter examined by police.

DDB staff complaint vs Santiago 'not gospel truth' – Malacañang

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Did Malacañang verify the letter? Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the process had already been 'overtaken' by Dionisio Santiago's resignation.

Malacañang on MRT, Santiago firing, Charles Manson dies | Evening wRap

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:31 PM

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Santiago fired for 'junkets' abroad, accepting favors from drug lords – Malacañang

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aside from suspicious trips, Dionisio Santiago is also accused of accepting a house from suspected drug lord Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog

JUNKETS & GIFTS. Malacanang says former DDB chief Dionisio Santiago was fired due to 'junkets' and questionable gifts. Rappler file photo

DDB 'supports' operation of mega drug rehab in Nueva Ecija

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay

MILITARY LAND. The rehab dorms have been built on military land. File photo from the Department of Health

#PugadBaboy: Critiques Get You Fired

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte 'offended' by Santiago's criticism of drug rehab approach

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:11 PM

'You do not go to the press and start to blabber,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about axed DDB chief Dionisio Santiago

President Rodrigo Roa Dutere, in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017, announces that he will talk about the economic imbalance and the impact of globalization on the countries who have been left behind during the APEC-ASEAN Dialogue. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sotto: Nueva Ecija facility can be used as mega drug enforcement academy

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Senator Vicente Sotto III says the 10,000-bed mega treatment and rehabilitation center can be made as an extension of the present PDEA academy

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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DDB chief Dionisio Santiago asked to resign

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The DDB chairman is asked to resign after his remarks criticizing the mega drug rehabilitation center funded by a Chinese tycoon

Dela Rosa on pension, DDB drug plan, SC on Comelec | Evening wRap

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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PDEA wants additional P934 million for drug war

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says in a budget hearing that it needs more funds to boost anti-narcotics efforts

PDEA BOSSES. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) defends their budget to the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Aguirre bet for BuCor, DDB Chair Santiago, has drugs case on review

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Santiago s dismissed drug case on automatic review stems from allegations that PDEA under his term illegally sold contrabands seized during operations

NEXT BUCOR CHIEF? Newly-appointed Dangerous Drugs Board chair Dionisio Santiago is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's pick for new Bureau of Corrections head amid the drug trade resurgence inside the New Bilibid Prison File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Aguirre wants new drugs board chair Santiago as BuCor chief

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Prior to his recent appointment to the Dangerous Drugs Board retired general Dionisio Santiago chaired the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

POSSIBLE BUCOR CHIEF? Newly-appointed Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Chair Dionisio Santiago is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre's recommendation to head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) amid issues of drug trade resurgence inside the jails. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ex-PDEA chief Santiago is new drugs board chair

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Newly appointed DDB chair Dionisio Santiago is often cited by President Rodrigo Duterte for his 4 million drug addicts figure

NEW DDB CHAIR. Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Dionisio Santiago replies to a question at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate in UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

#PHVote: Senatorial debate sparks online discussion on barangay health care

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The exchange on health issues during Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate on Friday April 15 resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care

Senatorial bets asked: Who will win as president?

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:30 PM

At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate 5 candidates pitch for their standard bearers An independent Walden Bello says who he thinks won t win

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kill drug lords? If they fight back, says Senate bet Dionisio Santiago

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The former PDEA chief says the fight against illegal drugs should be everybody’s concern

FIGHT VS CRIME. Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Dionisio Santiago replies to a question at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate in UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros is netizens' choice in 3rd round of Rappler senatorial debate

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:21 PM

In the 3rd round the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium

3RD ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros wins the 3rd round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's online poll

Senatorial bets asked: Do you support adjusting tax rates?

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:21 PM

At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday April 15 candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Bello pushes for BBL, ‘marshall plan’ for Mindanao

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Senatorial candidate Dionisio Santiago for his part says everyone wants peace but the BBL has ‘unconstitutional’ provisions

Walden Bello, by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Dionisio Santiago’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Dionisio Santiago s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN. After retiring in 2010, Dionisio Santiago is back again to run for a senate seat in the 2016 elections.

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate set for April 15

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM

3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3 part senatorial debates

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler