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From 12 years to 6 months: Small time drug cases get plea bargains

May 05, 2018 - 10:09 PM

But those caught selling and trading over 1 gram of shabu and over 10 grams of marijuana will not be entitled to plea bargain deals

How an 'outdated' law is preventing PH drug war victory

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Dangerous Drugs Act sets strict admission requirements for rehabilitation programs, because there were fewer drug surrenderers when the law was passed

Justice Peralta cites Congress debates on drug law vs De Lima

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them

DepEd on student drug testing: SC says it’s constitutional

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:43 PM

This matter has already been decided by the Supreme Court Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says in response to criticism against random drug testing on students

APPROVED BY SC. DepEd says the random drug testing of high school students is pursuant to the law.

Supreme Court allows plea bargaining in drug cases

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Among the positive effects of this ruling is the declogging of court dockets and the cooperation of smalltime users or couriers to pin down drug lords

DRUG OFFENDERS. 3 suspected drugs personalities are apprehended by cops in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Part 2: The dangers of the Dangerous Drugs Act

Aug 28, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Finger pointing between government agencies as well as the lack of funds hamper the fight against illegal drugs

The dangers of the Dangerous Drugs Act

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:53 AM

If such strict law – the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 – was passed 14 years ago in 2002 why does the multi billion industry continue to proliferate?

DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT. The Philippines has the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 to fight against illegal drugs. But 14 years after, the multi-billion drug industry continues to proliferate.

Dangerous Drugs Board wants rehab centers in jails

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The DDB also says events where drugs are distributed sold or used should be included in the law s definition of a drug den

DRUG USERS. Alleged drug addicts and pushers wait to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PDEA not mandated to nab 'narco-politicos'

May 02, 2013 - 8:17 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency tells politicians to spare them from political mudslinging

'DON'T USE US.' The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency tells politicians to spare them from political mudslinging.