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Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde doubts the claims of the man called 'Bikoy,' saying his video seems 'self-serving' and that having a dragon tattoo doesn't prove anything
'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him
'Ang mga yellows ngayon may ginawa na naman propaganda, si Polong drug [lord].…pati ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country
President Duterte is committing ‘abuse of power and discretion which tramples on the rights of every individual to due process,’ says senatorial candidate Gary Alejano
Joaquin Guzman, former boss of the Sinaloa cartel – famed for his brazen escapes from Mexican prisons – faces life in prison for smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the US
'We've presented an avalanche of evidence,' said US federal prosecutors to the jury in the trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. 'Do not let him escape responsibility. Hold him accountable for his crimes. Find him guilty on all counts.'
The trial has drawn a blood-soaked picture of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by Mexican drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman
A former mistress of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman testifies that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker
More and more meth labs are sprouting in Nigeria, stoking fears that the country will follow in the footsteps of Mexico
'It's not a story about a bad guy,' says Diego Luna of 'Narcos: Mexico'
The stars and showrunner of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are definitely not afraid to be political
The ‘Narcos’ spin-off explores the birth of Mexico’s drug war
Being on the narco list should not automatically mean disqualification, says Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas
The ‘Narcos’ spinoff stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna
They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities
Retired Police Superintendent Roberto Palisoc is killed by unidentified gunmen
'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
(UPDATED) Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is one of the retired police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade
'While we support the release of the drug watch list, we should also give at least due process sa mga tao na ito,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
'Kung nagkataon talagang mali, eh siyempre lahat naman tayo ay tao lang at nagkakamali, 'di ba? We will try to ask [for] an apology,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
'Tungkulin ng [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency] na maghanap ng long-term, sustainable solution... imbis na maglabas ng mga pangalan na kapos sa ebidensya,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it's just waiting for the go signal of President Rodrigo Duterte to release the list of higher-ranked officials allegedly involved in the drug trade
(UPDATED) Here is a summary of how many barangay officials are on PDEA's list per province and Metro Manila city.
'There's no truth that it will serve as a hit list. It will not,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino
This comes after PDEA said it will release the names two weeks before the May 14 barangay elections, and that this has been approved by Malacañang
'[In a] scale of 10, the President is only at 6 in his fight against narco-politics,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
The PDEA and the PNP are currently pushing for the its revalidation, but the President will still decide in the end who stays or gets taken off the infamous drug list
The National Bureau of Investigation does not include drug charges in its list of complaints against retired police general Marcelo Garbo, among the alleged 'narco-generals' tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte early in his term
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President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City
The Liberal Party says the Duterte administration must face the problem of drug killings head on instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it will make public the investigation at the right time
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Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general
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Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the remaining two congressmen on the list will be meeting with the heads of PDEA and PNP to further probe into the inclusion of their names
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The President gets a chance to meet one of his favorite authors British journalist Ioan Grillo who has covered the Mexican drug war for almost 2 decades
The PNP chief has the power to dismiss from service cops found to have violated the organization s rules – even without a full trial But why doesn t Director General Ronald dela Rosa use it?
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards
Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz
At least 11 kilos of suspected methamphetamine were hidden in the kitchen cabinets of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr s house in Barangay Tinago Dos
Is there another way to achieve the same result and make drug addicts or users surrender or cooperate with authorities without capitalizing on the threat of death?