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Death penalty removed from bill amending Dangerous Drugs Act

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties

OTHER OPTIONS. A Social Weather Stations survey finds that Filipinos do not agree with death penalty if given other options.

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drug possession

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:38 PM

House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools

DRUG TEST. The Department of Education's ongoing drug testing program is expected to be completed in school year 2018 to 2019.

Krista Miller acquitted of drug charges

May 31, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The actress is free after almost two years in prison

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How an 'outdated' law is preventing PH drug war victory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

PDEA seizes P500,000 in psychotropic, narcotic drugs from Nueva Ecija pharmacies

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Among the dangerous drugs seized are 2,422 pieces of Valium Diazepam, 3 amber glass vials of Ketamine Hydrochloride, and 10 pieces of Fentanyl Citrate

SEIZED. The dangerous drugs confiscated by the PDEA from 4 pharmacies along Mabini St. in Cabanatuan City. Photo by Jun A. Malig

Get to know PDEA, the 'sole agency' now in charge of Duterte's war on drugs

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's dream of a drug-free Philippines now lies solely on the shoulders of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Are they up to the task?

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NCR (PDEA) agent hold an inventory of suspected shabu and paraphernalia at the drug den in Holy Spirit in Quezon City, on Thursday, during the first drug operation by PDEA after the PNP suspended its operation on drug war. At least 30 sachet of alleged shabu, drug paraphernalias and one home made shootgun "sumpak" were confiscated during raid and arrested 14 suspected drug users and pushers. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

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.

PNP tries to file drug charges vs slain Parojinog couple

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:38 PM

The Department of Justice rejects the criminal complaint filed by police against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his wife Susan who were killed in a police raid on July 30

DEAD. The body of the mayor's wife, Susan Parojinog, after the operation. Sourced photo

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Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on Friday, February 24, 2015.

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She’ll be safe in Camp Crame

Feb 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The PNP chief clarifies however that they re still waiting for the court s decision on the case filed against the former justice chief

Bilibid inmates cleared of drug charges, turn state witnesses vs De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The justice department s panel drops torture charges filed by inmate Jaybee Sebastian against Senator Leila de Lima

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre shows to the members of the media the case filed against Senator Leila De Lima and others in connection with the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison during a press conference at the NBI headquarters in Manila on February 17, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

2 more drug charges filed against De Lima

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Two former NBI officials sacked by Senator Leila de Lima when she was justice secretary accuse their ex boss of being the mother of all drug lords

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima answers reporters' questions at the sidelines of the Senate inquiry into extajudicial killings on October 13, 2016.

Public Attorney's Office to SC: Allow drug suspects to enter plea deals

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta questions why violators of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are treated differently from suspects in murder rape and carnapping cases

PAO chief Persida Acosta

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

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Duterte's drug war in numbers

Jul 21, 2016 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED Data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency show that from July 1 to July 20 702 anti illegal drug operations were conducted by several law enforcement agencies across the country

'They fired first': 2 suspected drug pushers killed in Bataan

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Bataan Provincial Police Office says the suspects fired on undercover cops prompting the authorities to shoot back during a buy bust operation in Dinalupihan town

Sinaloa drug cartel suspect indicted in PH

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The case of Mexican Horacio Herrera – involving the sale of P12M worth of cocaine – has all the elements of prohibited acts under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act

NBI files charges vs date rape drug suppliers

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:39 PM

A Nigerian and a model are arrested by the NBI in a drug raid in Mandaluyong City Tuesday night April 14

Graphic health warning bill, 4 others signed into law

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:16 PM

President Aquino signs 5 new laws last Friday July 18