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Additional blocks of cocaine were found along the shore of Lingig town in Surigao del Sur which weighed a total of at least 20 kilograms. Sixteen blocks having an estimated value of around P100 million were now turned over to the Lingig Municipal Police by a fisherman named Jolan Basarde Pucot. Lingig Police said Pucot discovered the 16 blocks to be suspected cocaine after he went fishing in the waters

earth quake

The Philippine government, via the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), is thoroughly monitoring the situation after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Zambales and affected other parts of Luzon. “We assure our people that concerned agencies of the government are already responding and assisting those in troubled conditions and shall continue to do so for as long as necessary,” said Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. Panelo added that responders from the

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Investigation is continuing over the killing of self-confessed Cebu drug lord Franz Sabalones. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) spokesperson Police Captain Rohaina Asalan said that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU’s) probe is still continuing. QCPD chief Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. added there is “nothing significant yet” in the investigation informed in a separate text message. Sabalones was shot in the head on Thursday early morning at

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A preliminary report from Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao, Western Visayas Police regional director, noted that retired Police major Lito Pirote was taken by three armed men from Metro Inn Hotel in Bacolod at about 11 a.m. Friday, April 19. The retired police officer is on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug list along with dismissed police officer Eduardo Acierto, in time of reporting of the abduction. Pirote was previously assigned at

arrest

An individual believed to be a ranking member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Quezon City on Monday. Abuhair Kullim Indal, 32, AKA Annual Dasil and Abu Khair, was seized at the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat on April 12, the Philippine National Police (PNP) proclaimed yesterday. Indal is purportedly a right-hand man of Abu Sayyaf leaders Furuji Indama and Nur Hassan Jamiri. According to PNP chief

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Renato Llenes, the newest suspect detained in the murder of 17-year-old Christine Silawan, recalled he stabbed her with scissors after learning the minor had a boyfriend Llenes was offered viewing to the media on Thursday, April 11, by Central Visayas police chief Debold Sinas and Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde. “He narrated he was obsessed with Christine. He stabbed the victim with scissors,” Albayalde, who was in

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Within separate police operations, four drug suspects, including Navotas City’s alleged “drug queen” were nabbed by authorities on Sunday night. Northern Police District (NPD) stated that Rosario Enriquez, 51, and former barangay safety officer Dennis Alvarez, 48, were detained after a buy-bust operation led by the Navotas City police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Barangay North Bay Boulevard – South. Police authorities labeled Enriquez as Navotas City’s

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Police chiefs of the Eastern Police District (EPD) as well as of Pasay City were both fired on Wednesday, March 6, after continuous extortion incidents connecting the entire EPD and Pasay police stations’ anti-drug units. Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar reported thru mobile text messages that EPD director Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba and Pasay city police chief Senior Superintendent Noel Flores were relieved for command responsibility. The command

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Party contraband valueing P14 million were seized by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)’s drug enforcement unit (DEU), they led the operation at around 8:30 am at the Studio A Condominium near the corner of Xaverville Ave. and Esteban Abada Street next to Katipunan Avenue, QC. Police arrested a woman named Evette Tividad, confiscated the following party drugs: 3,500 pieces of ecstasy tablets weighing 2.5 kilograms (kg) worth P5.25