The retraction of self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has no impact on the pending drug-related charges against detained Senator Leila de Lima, Malacañang said on Friday.“While Kerwin Espinosa appears to have recanted his allegations against Senator Leila de Lima,… Read More
MANILA –The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday said it will leave to the court decision in connection with alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa’s statement recanting his claims against detained Senator Leila de Lima in the Illegal drugs trade activities inside the New Bilibid… Read More
MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday said the prosecution is scheduled to present its last three witnesses on May 16 on the drug charges against jailed Senator Leila de Lima.The witnesses do not include self-confessed drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, who has… Read More
Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Saturday said he fully support the flagship “peace and order” programs of Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista including the war on illegal drugs, corruption, and fight against the insurgency, criminality.
“Para kang Tatay Erning ng Santo Tomas..suportado ko po ang iyong program against corruption, criminality, lalong-lalo na ang [campaign] anti-drugs mo diyan. Supportado ko po yan lahat. Good luck po, Tatay Erning. Amping diha…,” Dela Rosa said in a 23-second video sent to Mayor Ernesto Evangelista himself.
Dela Rosa, a former police chief, was the implementer of Duterte administration’s flagship campaign against illegal drugs.
In response, Evangelista thanked the good senator for praising his various peace and order campaigns and advocacies bannered under his administration’s “Aksyon Ang Solusyon” program.
“Salamat sa words of support gikan kay Senator Dela Rosa. Dako kining encouragement sa atong mga kapulisan, BPLKs, kasundaluhan, ug uban pang sectoral groups na nahimo natong partners para mas epektibo ang atong pag-implementar sa mga program batok corruption, insurgency, criminality ug uban pa. Tungod sa liderato sa atong mahal na President Duterte atong gisugdan ang anti-illegal drug war dinhi sa Santo Tomas aron atong matabangan ang katawhan malayo sa druga,” Evangelista said.
Evangelista , Dela Rosa and President Duterte were partymates under the ruling party Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan( PDP-Laban) last May 9, 2019 general elections.
Evangelista then recalled that he met Dela Rosa back in 2019 in Davao in one of PDP-Laban’s gathering where he gave an update about the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign.
“Actually, daghan ko og natun-an sa iyaha. Pareha man mi pulis pero dako ang nahimong tabang sa Oplan Tokhang na iyang gisugdan. In fact sa Santo Tomas, katong naa sa Oplan Tokhang, ginapasulod nato sa usa ka aftercare program kon CBRAP kay para mahatagan og bag-ong chance ang mga drug surrenderees apil ang duha ka kapitan ug uban pang naa sa gobyerno na mag bag-o,” he said.
He added that he would further strengthen his war on criminals, illegal drugs, corruption, insurgency as the people of Santo Tomas deserve to live a comfortable, safe, and a peaceful life.
Evangelista is in Manila as of press time for an official business. Part of his itinerary is to meet PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva to discuss the Santo Tomas LGU’s CBRAP Program and other matters relative to his administration’s campaign on illegal drugs.
HNP wants Bello’s involvement in illegal drug trade probed
Bello is a narco-politician in a way that he withheld information crucial in the government’s anti-drug campaign
The Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) finds vice presidential aspirant Walden Bello as a “threat” to the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign, following his recent claims that Davao City is the “drug-center” of the southern part of the Philippines.
“HNP takes this information seriously as a regional party with incumbent elected official members who want to strengthen our coordination with law enforcement agencies fighting the proliferation of prohibited drugs,” said the HNP, chaired by the vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, in a statement on Monday.
The HNP was alarmed by Bello’s claim that “he apparently holds information” on the illegal drug trading in Davao City, but, “deliberately kept it from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).” Read More
Instead of focusing on putting the drug dealers and users in prison, vice presidential aspirant Willie Ong on Wednesday urged the government to treat the war on drugs as public health concern. Ong, a cardiologist, said the war on drugs should be science-based and that the government… Read More
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday claimed he has undergone a cocaine test, and had tested negative, putting to rest speculations thathe was into cocaine-use.
MARCOS HAD HIMSELF TESTED FOR DRUG USE AS President Rodrigo Duterte’s claimed a presidentialial aspirant in the 2022 election is a drug addict.
Marcos said he had the drug test done on Monday and his results were submitted on Tuesday to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Bureau of Investigation.