Tag Archives: illegal drugs

Senate to legalize marijuana use

Medical marijuana to be in capsule, oil form under Senate bill

Senate Bill 230 that seeks to legalize the medical use of marijuana will not promote the use of raw cannabis but it will be in capsule and oil form for use in debilitating medical conditions of qualified patients.Bill author Senator Robinhood Padilla is pushing for the legalization of… Read More

BONG GO PUSHES DUTERTE STYLE IN DRUG WAR UNDER MARCOS

Reiterates importance of continuing PRRD’s holistic approach in fighting illegal drugs

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order, underscored the need for the next administration to continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.

The senator cited how the Duterte Administration’s campaign against illegal drugs has reduced crime rates in the Philippines, saying, “Sa nakita ko kasi sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Pangulong Duterte, kapag nako-contain mo ang paglaganap ng ilegal na droga, kasamang bumababa ang krimen at pati na rin ang korapsyon.”

According to recent reports from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, under the Duterte Administration, almost 15,000 high-value drug targets were turned over to authorities. In addition, more than PhP88 billion worth of illegal drugs, including PhP76 billion worth of shabu, were confiscated.

Go acknowledged the other programs and measures to protect peace and order that President Duterte initiated. He stressed that their continuation will help sustain the gains made under the current administration and ensure long-term security for the country.

The senator also reassured that he and President Duterte are willing to help the next administration in the best way they can.

DUTERTE willing to be Marcos’ drug czar

PRRD willing to be next admin’s drug czar

MANILA–President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to give his successor, president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, pieces of advice, Malacañang said Friday.This, after Marcos broached the idea of appointing Duterte as head of his administration’s anti-narcotics… Read More

SARA DUTERTE’S HUGPONG SLAMS WALDEN BELLO

STATEMENT ON BELLO’S CLAIMS ABOUT DRUG TRADE IN DAVAO

Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is alarmed by the recent claims by Mr. Walden Bello about Davao City being a trading center of illegal drugs in the South.

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.

Based on the claims made by Mr. Bello during the Comelec-sponsored Vice Presidential debates on March 19, it’s apparent that he holds information about the illegal drugs in Davao but deliberately kept it from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police.

It can be said that Mr. Bello is a narcopolitician in a way that he withheld information crucial in the government’s anti-drug campaign.

Because of this, HNP has already requested for an investigation into the extent of Mr. Bello’s knowledge and involvement in the illegal drug trade in Davao City.

As a Vice Presidential candidate in a narcopolitics, as someone who knowingly and purposely refused to disclose information or cooperate with the authorities, Mr. Bello has just presented himself as a danger to peace and order and a threat to the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government.

Thank you.

WALDEN BELLO:  Davao City is the “drug-center” of the southern part of the Philippines

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

GO ON FIGHTING ILLEGAL DRUGS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Backs more holistic approach to help victims of illegal drugs

 August 22, 2021

MANILA – In spite of the global pandemic, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated his support for the government’s war against illegal drugs as he remains committed to developing a more holistic approach in supporting individuals and their families who have been victimized… Read More