DOJ review finds lapses in ‘drug war’ ops commonly punished with suspension

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2021

by Kristine Joy Patag – Philstar.com, 20 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Information released by the Department of Justice from its review of 50 “war on drugs” operations that resulted in deaths showed that most police officers involved were only suspended for lapses, with cops in one case only getting a reprimand.

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Duterte: Not all drug war records can be opened

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2021

by Alexis Romero, Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star), 2 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The government cannot release all records of the controversial war on drugs because of “national security” issues, President Duterte said yesterday as he urged human rights groups to be careful in assessing deaths linked to the campaign.

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The Philippines’ drug war is putting more pregnant women behind bars. What happens to their children?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2021

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Philippines tells UN: No rights violations in drug war

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2020

by Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star ), 28 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine delegation raced against time to turn the tide in favor of President Duterte as the administration presented last night its stand on human rights before the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, High Level Segment in the United Nations…

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Violence and scare tactics failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief Romeo Caramat says

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2020

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EDITORIAL – The road to hell

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2017

(The Philippine Star), Aug 10, 2017 Schools must do their part in fighting the drug menace. Under normal circumstances, screening students for drug abuse is a reasonable measure. Under the extraordinary circumstances that have prevailed in this country for a year now, however, school administrators and education officials must bear in mind that this measure…

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CHED OKs mandatory drug testing for college students

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2017

By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), Aug 6, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has allowed higher education institutions (HEIs) to conduct mandatory drug testing on college students.

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Guidelines on random drug tests out for gov’t work force

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2017

by Kristine Joy V. Patag, Businessworld, Apr 4, 2017 THE Civil Service Commission (CSC), in a resolution dated March 15, has released guidelines on random, mandatory drug testing for government employees who may face suspension should they be found positive of drug use.

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Leftists call for end to ‘unabated’ drug killings

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2016

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/576363/news/nation/leftists-call-for-end-to-unabated-drug-killings They may have friendly relations with President Rodrigo Duterte but leftists under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) have hit out at the surge of killings under the administration’s war on drugs and crime.

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92% of MM barangays drug-affected, says PNP

Published by rudy Date posted on May 16, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – About 92 percent of barangays in Metro Manila were affected by illegal drugs in 2014, an official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday.

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Number of OFWs in death row due to drug-related or murder cases

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2015

This infographic shows which countries have the most number of OFWs in death row for drugs or murder. There are a total of 77 OFWs on death row. Tap or hover on the icons to see more details.

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DFA: Over 700 Pinoys face drug-related cases

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – At least 787 Filipinos are facing drug-related cases worldwide, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Most of the cases are in Asia at 343, including 220 (59 males, 161 females) in China. There are 116 cases in the Americas, 104 in Europe and 244 in the Middle East and Africa.

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DDB: 1.7 million Pinoys hooked on drugs

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 1.7 million Filipinos are hooked on drugs, with 1,700 of them dying each year due to their addiction, a Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) official said yesterday. DDB executive director Benjamin Reyes told the House committee on dangerous drugs that the 1.7 million represents an increase of 200,000 from the number…

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Women drug pushers rising – PDEA

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) expressed concern yesterday over the increasing number of women who are getting involved in illegal drug activities. Allegedly, more and more women are being arrested, particularly for drug pushing as evidenced by the 213 women who were nabbed nationwide during the last six months.

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Phl among 3 Asian countries producing illicit drugs – UN

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is one of the three Asian countries where amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) are mainly produced, a United Nations report said. “Nowadays, ATS manufacture is concentrated mainly in China, Myanmar and the Philippines,” a report prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said.

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Stigma, discrimination barriers to drug abuse treatment – WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Stigma and discrimination are major barriers to the treatment of drug dependence, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN: Amphetamine trafficking, usage up in Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2012

BANGKOK – The United Nations, in its latest global report on drug use and trafficking, says Asia is facing increasing trafficking and use of amphetamine type stimulants as well as a revival in the production of opium in Burma and Laos. A senior U.N. official says the illicit production and abuse of drugs is a…

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Number of Filipino teenagers in drug trade increasing – PDEA

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2011

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday expressed concern over the alarming increase in the number of minors being involved in illegal drug activities in the country.

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Drug gangs turning to foreign students as drug mules – PDEA

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign exchange students are now being groomed as “drug mules,” indicating a shifting trend in the recruitment process of narcotics couriers, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said yesterday.

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DoJ: NBI hot on trail of international drug syndicates victimizing OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2011

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday said government investigators have been tasked to go after recruiters for employment abroad who are being used as fronts for transnational criminal syndicates which use Filipino workers a drug couriers.

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US says drug rings using OFWs as couriers

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Sophisticated transnational drug-trafficking syndicates—including a West African group using overseas Filipino workers as couriers—remain the biggest challenge to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other agencies involved in the campaign against illegal drugs, according to a report from the US State Department.

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1.7M Pinoys use illegal drugs, but number is declining

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—A total of 1.7 million Filipinos use illegal drugs, particularly the amphetamine-type stimulant “shabu” but the trend is on the decline, according to the latest narcotics report of the United Nations.

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Ecstasy, meth becoming drugs of choice in Asia—UN agency

Published by rudy Date posted on December 6, 2010

SAYS UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME MANILA, Philippines—Ecstasy and methamphetamine are increasingly becoming the illegal drugs of choice in East and Southeast Asia, replacing heroin, opium, and cannabis, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in a report.

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Multisectoral coalition sounds alarm over fake medicine

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A coalition of doctors, pharmacists, drug regulators and distributors is sounding the alarm on the proliferation of fake medicines.

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South Luzon drivers, conductors undergo surprise drug tests

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2010

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday morning conducted on-the-spot drug tests to bus drivers, conductors and employees plying the route of Southern Tagalog and Manila—to determine who are drug dependents. This was made after Homer Mercado, president of the Southern Luzon Bus Operators Association personally requested PDEA Director General Dionisio Santiago in his…

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Maritime schools required to teach anti-drug measures

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2010

AS A MEASURE AGAINST ‘DRUG MULES’ MANILA, Philippines—The country’s maritime training schools and centers are now required to include in their maritime courses for seafarers topics on prevention of alcohol and drugs abuse in the maritime sector (Padams) and personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR).

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Drug-crazed bus drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2010

What’s with buses in the Philippines? Why have they become instruments of death for dozens of people? Aside from the ill-fated tourist coach that a wild ex-cop hijacked on August 23 in Manila, other buses have brought death and injury to dozens of passengers with growing frequency in other parts of the country.

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Transport groups to police ranks against illegal drug use

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2010

PUBLIC transport officials on Thursday agreed to police their ranks against drivers hooked on illegal drugs to assure the safety of the riding public. Several transport groups also agreed to asked for government support on the expenditures of their drivers who will undergo mandatory drug testing, aside from the regular drug testing they take whenever…

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Civil Service Commission eyes drug-free bureaucracy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2010

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines  – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is embarking on a campaign for a drug-free bureaucracy.

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Nationwide random testing shows very low drug use among students

Published by rudy Date posted on January 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) said that latest results of the nationwide random drug testing (RDT) administered in public and private secondary schools show a very low drug use rate among school children.

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