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Trillanes

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the sedition charges lodged against him and several other opposition figures, including Vice President Leni Robredo, and urged public prosecutors not to allow themselves to be used in politics. Trillanes labeled the filing of instances in a declaration Thursday as a definite act of political persecution and harassment by the Duterte administration to stifle democratic dissent. Trillanes said he was prepared to face the

PDEA

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

Arrest

Police officers, backed by soldiers, detained the wife of a pro-Islamic State (IS) subleader in an operation at dawn Tuesday in the southern Philippine province of Basilan. Hataman was in niqab when taken out of her house in Isabela City. Muaida Hataman is also the provincial director of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) in the said province. Radzmir Janatul, Hataman’s husband, is being hunted down by security

car traffic

MANILA, Philippines — Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo, Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) director, stated on Monday that various government agencies were meeting regularly to make the President’s promise a reality. With proposals to decongest Edsa traffic was to move the motorcycle lane beside the two bus lanes. Ironically, Fajardo proclaimed the plan during a motorcycle safety event in which the PNP-HPG and Angkas Philippines signed a deed of donation

Dollar

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) stormed the Kapa-Community Ministry office in Compostela town in northern Cebu on June 10, Monday. According to the reports, the operation began after a warrant was issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Marivic Umali against the group for alleged violation of the Securities and Regulation Code. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated in

PDEA

PDEA seized last Thursday around a billion pesos worth of illegal drugs placed in aluminum pallets in a warehouse in Malabon City, Metro Manila. Director General Aaron Aquino of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) stated that the illegal substance came from Cambodia and must have been part of a shipment from the Golden Triangle drug syndicate. Totaling 146 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (crystal meth/shabu) were packed in 114 bags

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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

police

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