ecstasy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ecstasy


Inside the Industry: The future of dining with Sweet Ecstasy's Monica Tobias and Al Galang

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:56 AM

In this episode, we continue our exploration into how different industries are adapting to the current pandemic and evolving for the future

Why you should try Sweet Ecstasy's vegan burger

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:00 PM

No meat? No problem! Sweet X's Beyond Ecstasy Burger is 100% vegan – from the buns, cheese, and its plant-based patty

Breaking Bad: Japan professor 'made students produce ecstasy'

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:13 PM

The professor apparently told investigators he was aiming to further the 'education' of his pharmaceutical sciences students

PDEA shuts down ecstasy lab in Malabon

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'This is the first time in the country’s drug law enforcement history that a clandestine ecstasy laboratory was closed down,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

FIRST FEAT. An ecstasy laboratory is raided and shut down by PDEA, which says it is a first in law enforcement history. PDEA photo

Closeup concert drug dealers sentenced to life imprisonment

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Their 3 co-accused face at least 20 years in prison

SENTENCED. The 5 people who sold illegal drugs during the Closeup Forever Summer concert on May 21, 2016 were caught by the NBI a month later. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canadians caught with P100-M shabu sentenced to life imprisonment

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Makati RTC Branch 63 Judge Selma Palacio Alaras also orders James Clayton Riach and Ali Memar Mortazavi Shirazi to pay a P500,000 fine

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

May 15, 2017 - 11:11 AM

On the anniversary of the tragic Close Up Forever Summer concert where 5 people died after allegedly consuming an illegal substance Rappler talks to drug dealers and people who use drugs about the risque mix of drugs and music

Rappler file photos

LOOK: Gov't burns thousands of ecstasy tablets, marijuana

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:23 PM

190 000 ecstasy tablets and 420 kilograms 926 pounds of marijuana were among those incinerated in a furnace in Indonesia s war on drugs

BURNED. Indonesian President Joko Widowo puts drugs into an incinerator in Jakarta as they destroy seized drugs. BNN destroyed drugs they've collected from the last two months operations. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Philippines jails Canadian for life for selling drugs

Oct 06, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Jeremy Eaton is also ordered to pay a fine of 500 000 pesos 10 000 after he was arrested in a raid in June in Makati police say

BOC seizes illegal drugs from the Netherlands

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The parcels contain approximately P7 5 million in ecstasy as well as an undetermined weight of amphetamines

Bureau of Customs intercepts P3M in smuggled ecstasy

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:41 PM

The parcels which came from Germany are addressed to a certain Darwin S Bernardino of Novaliches Quezon City

Closeup concert, SSS pension, Serena Williams | 6PM wRap

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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PNP: Drugs not sold at Closeup event

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:58 PM

We can prove that those victims who took advantage of the event took drugs outside the event says the NCRPO

Closeup concert victim tests positive for synthetic drugs

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Dr Wilfredo Tierra of the NBI says that while the two synthetic substances found in the body of one victim may not be illegal in the Philippines their effects are similar to that of party drug ecstasy

DRUG TRACES. The National Bureau of Investigation says traces of synthetic drugs were found in the body of one Closeup Forever Summer concert victim. File photo by Manman Dejeto

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

'Ecstasy' parcel of suspected 7107 supplier seized

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:01 PM

It s the second parcel intercepted by authorities intended for the same supplier believed to be a major distributor of the illegal club drug in Metro Manila and neighboring areas

ECSTACY. Philippine authorities count Ecstacy tablets seized from an online seller. File photo courtesy of the BOC