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(UPDATED) The High Court itself had previously ruled that allowing criminals guilty of crimes involving moral turpitude to become state witnesses is arbitrary
Unfortunately for Senator De Lima, the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206 agrees and puts in an official court order the technicality argument of the DOJ
Judge Lorna Navarro Domingo says while she 'finds no sufficient ground to inhibit herself from conducting trial,' she did so 'to show good faith to all parties'
'Hindi sapat na ilipat lamang sa ibang opisina ang mga nagkulang sa kanilang tungkulin, dapat managot ayon sa takda ng batas matapos ang imbestigasyon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The San Juan Drug Enforcement Unit finds 26 sachets of shabu or P21,000 worth of illegal drugs in the home of suspect April Vanessa Nuyda
(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says findings from a test indicate the empty magnetic lifters found in Cavite contained illegal drugs. But the Bureau of Customs disagrees.
The detained senator says Muntinlupa Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo has shown ‘manifest bias, partiality, and hostility’ toward her
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Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde believes the 'bulk' of illegal drugs coming into the Philippines still comes from China
'It's more important really not to drag along innocent people into a criminal case which we are not sure of,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'The authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and any of my public outings, for that matter,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima
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
Senator Leila de Lima hits Muntinlupa Judge Lorna Navarro Domingo for a premature order upholding the qualification of drug convicts as witnesses
The Court’s Third Division denies Lim’s request to nullify the Department of Justice (DOJ) reinvestigation
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
The Department of Justice moves to hold the next hearings in the New Bilibid Prison and in Camp Aguinaldo, where two of the convicts had been transferred for security reasons
'We warn those who are coddling or harboring Peter Go Lim that they will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice and punished accordingly,' says Justice Secretary Guevarra
There has to be intervention too, says Central Visayas police chief Debold Sinas, like rehabilitation and the provision of livelihood to reintegrated citizens
(UPDATED) The incarcerated senator Leila de Lima says: ‘Bring it on!’
Police say PO1 Rommil Barcellano resisted arrest and fired at those conducting the operation
'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga
Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says Olongapo City is the 'second most peaceful place in Region 3' based on police records
The lawyers of Peter Lim say their client has not communicated with them since drug charges were filed against him
(UPDATED) PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says Naga has 5th highest crime volume among cities in the Philippines. He turns out to be reading the number based on the region Naga belongs to: Region 5.
Cops search two of drug suspect Peter Lim's houses in Cebu. He is nowhere to be found.
Naga City says President Rodrigo Duterte's statement calling them a 'hotbed of shabu' was 'uttered irresponsibly and without factual basis'
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
(UPDATED) Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.
Lim and his lawyer are a no-show in the Makati RTC hearing
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says the BOC will file 'more criminal charges against erring importers and brokers in the coming weeks'
(UPDATED) 'Kailan kaya magpapa-drug test ang mga Dutertes?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
After performing two x-ray scans and scrutiny from sniffer dogs, the Bureau of Customs concludes the lifters are empty of illegal drugs
'Magpapakulong na lang ako para ko ma-firing squad 'yung drug lord na 'yun na nagpasok sa Pilipinas,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is also a pastor
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's own laboratory sees no traces of shabu in the magnetic lifters found in Cavite
President Rodrigo Duterte backs the assertion of Customs Chief Isidro Lapeña – that there was no shabu in the magnetic lifters found in Cavite
'Will our X-ray machine be able to detect it? The answer is no. The answer is no because of our machine,' says Customs X-ray chief Zsae Carrie de Guzman
Lim's co-accused Kerwin Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco, and Ruel Malindangan are also covered by the order
Watch the hearing live on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am
But Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency deputy director Ruel Lasala said they still affirm the magnetic lifters were used to smuggle illegal drugs
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino has not cooperated in any House probes into drug smuggling, says retired police general-turned-congressman Romeo Acop
What started as a promising drug bust ended with empty containers showing lack of coordination among anti-drug agencies
The businessman, who is accused of involvement in the drug trade, never attended a hearing during the Department of Justice's reinvestigation
The President expects better coordination between the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, says Malacañang
Opposition lawmakers Miro Quimbo and Gary Alejano slam the drug smuggling, calling it a 'big blow' to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign
Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde points out that nobody saw the supposed illegal drugs since the containers found in a warehouse were empty
Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says PDEA only informed the Bureau of Customs about the P6.8-billion shabu shipment almost a month after it slipped past authorities at the Manila International Container Port
(UPDATED) Authorities track down more magnetic lifters in their drug hunt. This time, they are empty.
(UPDATED) The new prosecution panel gives merit to Kerwin Espinosa's admission to the Senate that he knows Lim to be a top drug supplier
(UPDATED) A cop whom Kerwin said was in his pocket takes the witness stand, and says police found no evidence to link him to the raid
Senator Leila De Lima refuses to enter a plea, calling it ‘a sham case’