The Marine who said ‘No’

This article was first published on January 18, 2009. We are re-posting this as Lt. Col Ferdinand Marcelino is again in the news after he was arrested in a drug bust operation last Jan. 21. Marcelino says his presence in the shabu den was a legal operation. His lawyer said it was a “frameup” By […]

January 26, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  34 Comments

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

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

Sabotaging anti-illegal drugs campaign

Updates: Arroyo called up Santiago on Palparan. Golez wants Resado probed. I would not be surprised if the idea to appoint retired general Jovito Palparan, known as the “butcher”, to an anti-illegal drugs body, came from Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez. That would be the surest way to discredit the anti-illegal drugs campaign and lose the […]

January 26, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Malaya, Military  30 Comments

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January 22, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Illegal Drugs, Web Links  42 Comments

The Marine who said “No”

By Ellen Tordesillas VERA Files The soldier who stirred a hornet’s nest by accusing Department of Justice officials of bribery in the so-called “Alabang Boys” case could have been a millionaire by now. Marine Maj. Ferdinand Marcelino, chief of the Special Enforcement Service of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, has experienced being bribed by smugglers, […]

January 20, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Military, Vera Files  81 Comments

NBI clears prosecutors, says Marcelino obstructed probe

Related story: Arroyo gags PDEA regional official by Evangeline de Vera Malaya The National Bureau of Investigation has submitted its report to the Department of Justice clearing state prosecutors implicated in the bribery scandal involving the so-called “Alabang Boys.” But the NBI, which is under the justice department, found basis to charge Marines Maj. Ferdinand […]

January 20, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  30 Comments

Paghahanap ng bayani

Paborito ko ang eksena sa stage play na “Galileo” na sinulat ng German playwright na si Bertolt Brecht kung saan sinabi ng isang dismayadong karakter (pangalan ay Andrea), “Kawawa naman ang bayan na walang bayani.” Sagot ni Galileo, “Hindi Andrea, kawawa ang bayan na nangangailangan ng bayani.” Totoo yun. Ang bayani ay lumalabas sa pakikipaglaban […]

January 18, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Web Links  53 Comments

Giving ammo to drug syndicates

Related stories : NBI eyes obstruction of justice against Marcelino CA orders PDEA to present “Alabang Boys” Drilon: Gonzalez wrong about Marcelino secondment Marcelino appointment covered by AFP regulation: AFP Blame Arroyo for Marcelino appointment Only in the Philippines. Imagine a justice secretary giving drug syndicates ammunition to use against law enforcers. The drug lords […]

January 16, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Malaya, Military  113 Comments