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No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

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Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Trillanes says Duterte's verbal attack shows he's in panic

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Si President Duterte ay nagpa panic dahil malapit na mabunyag ang mga illegal na gawain ng kanilang pamilya says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WORD WAR. The word war between President Rodrigo Duterte and his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, continues. Senate file photo

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Trillanes wants Davao councilor summoned to P6.4-B shabu probe

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'BEAR IT.' Senator Antonio Trillanes has this advice for his colleagues in jail: just grin and bear it. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Hearsay sabi sabi Papaano naman yun? That s unfair says administration ally and Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon

'Middleman' in P6.4-B shabu says Paolo Duterte just an 'acquaintance'

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:02 PM

UPDATED Kenneth Dong the alleged middleman in the P6 4 billion smuggled shabu from China says he met the presidential son in 2008 but they are not close

WACKY SHOT. Kenneth Dong (in glasses) with his friends and 'acquaintance' Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (right). Photo courtesy of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

TIMELINE: How P6.4-B worth of shabu was smuggled into PH from China

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Government agents seize the contraband in a warehouse in Valenzuela City 3 days after it left the Manila International Container Port

Paolo Duterte a 'smuggler'? Trillanes releases documents anew

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:54 PM

This comes after presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was implicated in a House probe into the P6 4 billion shabu shipment from China

File photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Escudero hits BOC for 'slow' response to smuggled shabu

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:20 PM

[Kapag] gramo ng shabu nanlalaban parati pinapatay Ito P6 4 billion worth na sobrang ingat nyo says Senator Francis Escudero questioning why charges have yet to be filed

Legislators grill Faeldon, Customs on 3rd consecutive day

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Legislators – this time during a House ways and means committee hearing – continue grilling Customs officials over how billions of shabu made it past the bureau

3RD DAY. BOC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon answers questions from legislators during a ways and means hearing at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, August 2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to be 'fair' when deciding Faeldon's fate

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to read the final report on the shabu shipment from China before deciding whether or not to fire Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon

PH seeks US help in tracing source of smuggled guns

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The guns smuggled through the Mindanao Container Terminal have serial numbers which could be traced to their real owner says a customs official

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Smuggled from US: Gun parts seized at Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The gun parts are hidden in two tractors and a second hand Harley Davidson motorcycle as well as mixed with tools inside the container van

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Chinese smuggling endangers rare Philippine turtles

Oct 25, 2015 - 4:58 PM

These critically endangered turtles are sold mainly to the Chinese exotic food medicine and pet trade

Photo by Rafe Brown / IUCN SSC TFTSG

Bureau of Customs: A few good men

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Stronger participatory governance in the Bureau of Customs could be the best safeguard for sustaining reforms beyond 2016

Senators to DOJ: Legal stand on rice import quotas needed

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Senate President Drilon says a vague interpretation of whether WTO quotas have been lifted is being exploited by rice smugglers