Sana magkaroon ng katuturan ang pagpalaya sa Alabang Boys

Maayos naman ang mga reaksyun ng dating hepe ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency na si Dionisio Santiago at ni Marine Major Ferdinand Marcelino ng dating hepe ng PDEA Special Enforcement Service sa pagpawalang sala sa dalawa sa tatlong akusado sa grupong tinagurian ng media na “Alabang Boys.” Pinalaya na sina Jorge Joseph at Richard Brodett […]

August 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Illegal Drugs  87 Comments

‘Alabang Boys’ acquitted on technicality

By Marlon Ramos, Miko Morelos Philippine Daily Inquirer A “glaring blunder” in the handling of evidence has led to the acquittal of two of the so-called “Alabang Boys” arrested in 2008 for the alleged possession and sale of 60 “ecstasy” tablets. “That (breach) in the chain of custody of evidence became a fatal flaw,” Justice […]

August 27, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  32 Comments

Prosecution flaws bog down fight vs drugs

By IBARRA C. MATEO AND YVONNE T. CHUA VERA Files Cai Qing HaiFOR many years, Chinese national Cai Qing Hai had been on the list of Asia’s “most wanted drug manufacturers and traffickers,” with law enforcers from three countries—the Philippines, China and Malaysia—hot on his trail. Cai was no ordinary drug dealer. He headed a […]

January 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Vera Files  276 Comments

Arroyo’s ‘consuelo de bobo’ to Gonzalez

Update: PDEA Director General Dionisio Santiago disapproves Marcelino’s leave request due to operational commitments. But Santiago gave him clearance to help in Sulu operation to get back the ICRC hostages from the Abu Sayaff. See PDEA statement in Comments.

March 25, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Malaya  38 Comments

Marcelino dares officials under probe to go on leave

Marcelino himself goes on leave Click here for VERA Files story Marines Maj. Ferdinand Marcelino, head of the Special Enforcement Service of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, yesterday challenged all government officials under investigation to go on leave as a matter of “delicadeza.” “Kung sa Hapon ito, may mag-harakiri na,” he said. Marcelino, who exposed […]

March 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  38 Comments

Arroyo orders filing of bribery charge vs Resado but also wants Marcelino investigated

Update: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency expressed appreciation and gratitude for the partial victory it got on the Alabang Boys case. PDEA Director General/Senior Undersecretary Dionisio R. Santiago said that the Executive Decision was well-balanced and in the lawful exercise of her authority as the country’s anti-drug czar. “We are happy with the decision and […]

March 20, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  49 Comments

Binaligtad na

Pare-pareho ang istilo nitong mga sangkot sa Alabang Boys na kontrobersiya. Kapag naipit binabaligtad ang totoo. Di ba si John Resado ang prosecutor na nagkaroon ng P1.6 milyon sa araw na pinadismis niya ang kaso laban kina Richard Brodett, Joseph Tecson at Jorge Joseph ay gumawa ng kwento na sinubukan daw siyang suhulan ni Atty. […]

February 12, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Web Links  164 Comments

The evils of drug abuse

Update: Rep. Roilo Golez raises questions on “independent” panel investigating Alabang Boys bribery case. Please see under comments section. I got a letter from a province mate, Restituto Tapacal, about the gang-rape and murder of a high school student which he said, “sent chills and shock to the peace loving people of Antique.” Tapacal said […]

February 9, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Illegal Drugs  45 Comments

CA rejects habeas corpus petition of Alabang boys

by Evangeline de Vera Malaya The Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed the legality of the continued detention of the so-called Alabang Boys despite a prosecution panel’s recommendation to dismiss the drug charges filed against them. In denying the petition for habeas corpus of Richard Brodett, Joseph Tecson and Jorge Joseph, the CA said preliminary investigations […]

February 2, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  11 Comments

Signing official documents on a holiday

Prosecutor John Resado sinks himself deeper . The more he talked the more that his story becomes incredible.He admitted to making a P800,000 deposit on the day he finalized the resolution dismissing the case against Brodett, Tecson and Joseph and ordering their release, The date of the resolution was Dec. 2, 2008. Information tipped to […]

January 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Malaya  75 Comments