Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Aaron Aquino, said the figures released by Vice President Leni Robredo, which made her assertion that the drug war of the government is a failure, were not actual data from law enforcement agencies. In an interview with Unang Balita of GMA News, Aquino clarified that there was an instance in which data was bared from the Philippine National Police, noting

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Police arrested a 23-year-old woman on Wednesday afternoon’s buy-bust operation in Novaliches, Quezon City, for allegedly trafficking shabu and yielding P3.4 million of the banned substance. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) named the suspect as a Pangarap Village resident in Caloocan City, Roselle Bolivar. Authorities said Bolivar was about to sell illegal drugs to a PDEA agent who posed as a buyer at a mall parking lot in Barangay

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The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) deployed over 4,000 police officers to key terminals and cemeteries in Metro Manila two days before the predicted evacuation of passengers for the All Saints and All Souls Day holidays. Sinas said police are working closely with other stakeholders to ensure public safety during the holidays, including the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). He agreed that

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Chief Aaron Aquino and Mayor of Baguio City Benjamin Magalong of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have confessed that after their Senate testimonials on the recycling of seized illegal drugs, their families were being threatened. According to Aquino, he “did not change his tune” and “simply omits certain things” about the alleged involvement of Ninja cops by Philippine Chief of the National Police General Oscar Albayalde. The head of

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According to retired General Dionisio Santiago, former head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Aaron Aquino, should resign.  Guia Gomez Castro, the supposed drug rein of Manila and supposed to have worked with “ninja police” in the recycling of seized drugs, has lately been blamed by Aquino. Castro is still being searched by authorities after it escaped to the United States. Santiago believes that politics are behind the problems

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) had recalled Chief Aaron Aquino’s Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) safety escorts but restored them after Aquino appealed to Chairman Rodrigo Duterte. PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon said on September 18 that the PNP Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) recalled the security details of Aquino. PNP recalled Aquino’s safety team to use them to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games, according to Carreon. Aquino later discovered,


Unscrupulous cops recycle illegal drugs seized during narcotics operations, the head of the agency responsible for leading President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war said Monday, in a stunning admission that could again raise doubts about the credibility of the government’s drug war. Several sources have confirmed that unscrupulous anti-narcotics agents use seized illegal drugs either to sell them or to use them as evidence planted in false operations. He said that


The head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday it dismissed the executive clemency plea of 3 of 4 later released Chinese drug lords due to excellent behavior credits, which are facing legality issues. In September 1991, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the Chinese convicts were caught smuggling some 30 kilos of shabu inside their luggage at the primary airport in the country. The PDEA opposed the


A Palace Communications official dismissed a declaration from VERA Files on Tuesday that more than 20,000 individuals were murdered in the government’s drug war. PCOO Chief Brand Integrator and Assistant Secretary Ramon Cualoping III stated that the 20,000 death toll is very bloated. They recognize that individuals have been murdered during drug activities, but they disagree that more than 20,000 have been murdered. Vera Files called PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie


Fourteen villages in the town of Lubao of Pampanga now declared drug-cleared on Monday as a result of the intensified campaign against illegal drugs. Col. Jerry Corpuz, the town’s chief of police, declared that Barangays San Pablo 1, San Matias, Sto. Cristo, San Juan, Sta. Lucia, San Nicolas 2, Sta. Barbara, San Agustin, Del Carmen, Dela Paz, Sta. Maria, Santiago, San Isidro, and Sto. Niño were declared drug-cleared after successfully