Category Archives: shabu

Town in Sarangani declared ‘drug-cleared’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — Authorities have declared the entire municipality of Alabel, Sarangani Province’s capital, as “dug-cleared.” Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 director, said the municipality’s 13 barangays are considered “cleared” of illegal drugs and related activities based on regulations set by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). He said […]

Mayor’s son nabbed for drugs in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/07 June) – The son of a mayor in North Cotabato and another suspect were arrested Wednesday by the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit of the Philippine National Police in Region 12. Chief Inspector Realan Mamon, police chief of Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato, identified the suspects as Jade Roquero, 48, son of Pigcawayan Mayor Herminio Roquero, and […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 4th State Conference of UNCCAC Implementation Review. 07 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 4TH STATE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace | 07 December 2016] Kindly sit down. Salamat po. I’m sorry I was late. I was presiding over the turnover of the office of […]

PhilHealth offers detox package for drug users

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) started offering its “Medical Detoxification Package” for drug users. In a presentation Tuesday at the Lispher Inn, PhilHealth-Davao public relations officer 2 Kleah Gayle Dublin said that patients of drug abuse, particularly those using methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) or amphetamine-related abuses, may avail of the […]


Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO BATANES TO INSPECT THE DAMAGES CAUSED BY TYPHOON ‘FERDIE’  [Delivered in Batanes | 14 October 2016] [recording starts] Tapos na ’yan eh. So ganito ‘yan. Kung ano ‘yung pera natin, paghati-hatian tayo palagi. It will be divided equally na […]

Maguindanao barangay capt with cache of illegal firearms, drugs nabbed at checkpoint

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Aug) – Police here arrested Wednesday evening a barangay captain from Maguindanao for illegal possession of high powered firearms and illegal drugs. Insp. Rustum Pastolero, police station 3 commander, identified the suspect as Datu Darry Dilangalen Sinsuat Jr., chair of Barangay Bungued, Datu Odin Sinsuat municipality. Pastolero said Sinsuat’s Toyota […]

Seized by cops, too: Shabu, Ecstacy, acetone, chloroform, muriatic acid

By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism BEFORE Rodrigo R. Duterte became President on June 30, 2016, the Philippine National Police (PNP) had hauled a fairly bountiful harvest from its anti-drug war from January 2010 to June 2016. It had confiscated in the 78-month period a total of P24.9 billion worth of illegal drugs […]

Duterte’s war: Breaking bad?

By Vino Lucero and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism BANGKAY SA BANGKETA… kasi nga drug pusher ako. This is the sad refrain in a sardonic poem that a young Filipina wrote and read in a video she posted last week on her Facebook page. It does not matter, she averred, that the so-called […]