The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.
(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan also says alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has recanted his confession at a 2016 Senate hearing that he was involved in illegal drugs
'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process
Judge Antonietta Medina of Branch 276 inhibits twice in the cases against Senator Leila de Lima, her classmate and kumare
James A Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department, the US still provides support in such areas as 'drug demand reduction programs'
PNP Director for Operations Camilo Cascolan says only 100 units of the gadget have been delivered. The police nationwide need 37,000.
Her testimony will be vital in the local case in Nueva Ecija against her alleged recruiters. The local case will boost her defense in the drug trafficking charge in Indonesia
Richard Tan's lawyer says his client was not informed by the DOJ that an Immigration lookout bulletin was already issued against him
'Just like his master Duterte, Solicitor General Jose Calida has no word of honor,' Senator Leila de Lima says
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office says 'so-called Taiwanese documents' submitted by the captain of the 'Jin Ming' ship were forged
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But UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard has a 'distinguished' career in human rights and humanitarian work across the globe
He also reminds cops to stay alert during the New Year festivities
The party says lies ‘defined’ the year that was
The Duterte administration has long been accused of either being behind the killings links to the drug war or being passive in stamping it out
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The PDEA, the country's lead agency for all anti-illegal drug efforts, nets over P228.81 million in drug and non-drug evidence during its new chief's first 100 days
Senator Leila de Lima calls out the Duterte administration for the death of children and minors in its drug war
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As of the end of 2017, more than 1 million drug personalities have 'surrendered' and over 118,000 drug suspects have been arrested in the drugs war
The actor was arrested for transportation of illegal drugs in October 2016
Commonly known as 'ice' in the country, the massive haul was intercepted after being offloaded from a boat which authorities believe came from China.
Asked if he’s accepting the post, the former Davao City police chief’s answer comes easily: Who am I to refuse the president?
(UPDATED) Senator Leila de Lima says addressing human right violations does not only rest on governments as 'we, the people ourselves, have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other'
(UPDATED) 'Dapat din nating bigyang-diin ang diwa ng pagdiriwang na ito, dahil sa mga nakababahalang balita tungkol sa malawakang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, lalo na sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,' says the Vice President
'We are hopeful that they will follow the lead of the PDEA, that previous operations in the past months have resulted to more apprehensions rather than alleged cases of extrajudicial killings,' says Commission on Human Rights Spokesperson Jackie de Guia
Doing so would 'prove the sincerity of the administration in correcting its policy on combatting illegal drugs,' the group says
'[Duterte] continues to enjoy not only the support of the political leaders of the Philippines but the entire Filipino nation,' says Rodolfo Fariñas, House Majority Floor Leader
Leftist groups lights candles for the victims, relatives, and defenders of those killed in the drug war
'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers
The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA
In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs
Questions about the drug war and a lack of textbooks hound schools as Filipino students learn about the dangers of drugs inside the classroom
DOJ says the PDEA did not clearly accuse Faeldon and other Customs officials in its complaint, meriting a dismissal
The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files petitions for injunction and prohibition against two circulars relating to the conduct of the anti-illegal drugs campaign in the Philippines
Suspect Badang Awal Abdul, 40, is temporarily detained at the Bongao Municipal Police Station jail
'Magpakatotoo sila. Magpakalalaki sila,' detained senator Leila de Lima tells her co-accused in the drug case, one of whom has turned witness against her
According to 2018 US Congressional budget documents, some $5.3 million in assistance is allocated for the Philippine justice sector which may be used by the PNP to 'improve respect for human rights'
Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio has given two options for employees who would test positive: rehabilitation under city government supervision or termination from work
Five people are also arrested in the buy-bust operation led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
'Who will believe me if I investigate my son?' Duterte told reporters Tuesday night, at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City
'That's the way to go,' Pope Francis says, in his first publicly known comment on the Philippines' drug problem, as President Rodrigo Duterte wages a bloody war on drugs
An airport janitor finds the drug paraphernalia inside a restroom
A new Pulse Asia survey says majority of respondents from Metro Manila cite illegal drugs as their most urgent local concern, but this is not the case for the rest of Luzon
The suspects are Benjamin Jaraplasan Medel, a DENR official in Bicol who is visiting Davao, and Dr Stephen So Tay, a high-value target of PDEA in the region
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(UPDATED) Only 13% of those surveyed, meanwhile, think the Church should not 'interfere' with the anti-drugs campaign
In a poll held a month after the teenager's death, more than three-fourths of Filipinos who knew about Kian delos Santos said they were worried they or somebody they knew would meet the same fate
(UPDATED) While 88% support the war on drugs, 73% also believe EJKs are happening in its conduct