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The Department of Justice has directed suspected Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and 16 others to respond to the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Another P51.8 million worth of disbursement vouchers have no receipts
The former head of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence and former Ilocos Region police chief will now help lead the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says the filing of charges 'will serve as a warning to those individuals, especially to government employees, who extend assistance in drug trafficking'
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.
'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says
But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.
'It is not PDEA’s job to be a music critic,' says the Concerned Artists of the Philippines
PDEA chief Aaron Aquino believes the shabu came from Cambodia, and is managed by the notorious Golden Triangle drug syndicate
'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?
For every 10 drug suspects captured in 2018, only 3 have been convicted. The 7 remaining are either already acquitted or still undergoing prosecution.
There are 36 bus drivers, 17 conductors, and one dispatcher who test positive for shabu
'Until now, my regional directors are still gathering data about Michael Yang,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
This is a slight departure from the response of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who said the drug list makes judges 'vulnerable and veritable targets'
(UPDATED) The 276 kilos of drugs are hidden in a 40-foot container van that was declared to contain plastic resin
(UPDATED) PDEA and police arrest Chinese suspects in separate operations at the Alabang Town Center parking lot and in a house in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents discover P2.8 million worth of ecstasy, cocaine, kush, and other drugs inside the suspects' rented high-end Makati condominium
The 12 children have been turned over to Navotas City's Bahay Pag-Asa
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says smugglers have become more 'creative' after the Duterte government stepped up its anti-drug campaign
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency records 5,050 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to November 2018
The 40 consist of former and current law enforcers, Customs and importing industry employees, and suspected Chinese personalities
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Not even his family knows where Ismael Fajardo is, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino tells reporters
‘Kung sino man ang nagpalabas ng picture na ‘yan, it was given, it was published just to destroy my reputation, to destroy the image of PDEA,’ says Aaron Aquino
Both have not been seen by their colleagues at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police
Lawmakers raise the possibility that more Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials may be implicated in drug smuggling
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says there have been 4,999 deaths in the anti-drug campaign from July 2016 to October 2018
House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers says they will continue establishing evidence for what they believe to be 'collusion' between the PDEA, BOC, and PNP
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'Gusto ko ilabas talaga 'yan para makita ng mga tao kung sino ang dapat iboto at hindi,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año amid concerns that the list is not fully vetted
(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nearly doubles its original estimate after reweighing the magnetic lifters found in Cavite in August
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PDEA chief Aaron Aquino offers analysis of 'oversupply' and a match test, but Customs chief Isidro Lapeña says they are imprudent speculations
The Supreme Court already declared drug tests for candidates unconstitutional a decade ago, but Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now offers a different take for local posts
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo echoes a Supreme Court ruling that declared provisions of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act unconstitutional
The latest apprehensions at the NAIA raises the Customs haul to a historic 27 drug busts in 6 months
Police tag relatives of a slain drug suspect as behind the attack on Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in Kapai town, Lanao del Sur
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives say Paul Shon, alias Danny Lim, used selling exotic animals as a front for his illegal business
Lanao del Sur Governor Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong says the provincial government 'fully condemns this criminal act and we ask the authorities that the perpetrators immediately face the consequences of their action'
Police say the PDEA agents went to an anti-drug symposium in Tagoloan II town and were attacked on their way to Marawi City
Live-in partners are caught with 6 kilos of kush or high-grade marijuana, already repacked and ready for distribution to alleged high-end and celebrity clients
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says the suspects were arrested after they sold shabu to an undercover agent
The raid yields no illegal drugs but authorities discover cash-stuffed plastic containers in a sealed room
The decision is based on a technicality, as Judge Joeffre Acebido of Regional Trial Court branch 41 questions the manner in which the search warrant was conducted
Deputy Director General for Administration Ismael Fajardo is the highest-ranking government official implicated in the drug smuggling case
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nabs 5 Hong Kong nationals believed to be members of the 14K international drug syndicate operating in China and Hong Kong
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Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says he filed for this leave 6 months ago