Founded on false hopes, sustained by more falsehood

Fake news. We have that in abundance direct from the President himself. Now we have Fake Charge. Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio minced no words in his 39-page dissenting opinion to the majority decision (9-6) upholding the warrant of arrest on Sen. Leila de Lima issued by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court early this […]

October 16, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Justice  3 Comments

The Charlie Tan- Paolo Duterte connection

Once again, we are seeing proof of the saying that truth will find its way out, however one tries to block it. We are referring to the Paolo Duterte- Charlie Tan drug connection. Paolo is the son of President Duterte and is the vice mayor of Davao City. Charlie Tan, according to news reports, is […]

August 29, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Peace and Order  One Comment

Lethal mix: small mind and great power

President Duterte’s reaction to the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on the killings related to his campaign against prohibited drugs read in all Catholic churches last Sunday shows the danger when small minds are given so much power. “Kayong mg Katoliko, kung naniniwala kayo sa mga pari pati obispo doon […]

February 8, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Religion  12 Comments

A scary scenario: A drug-tainted police officer has a protector in Malacanang?

Update: Duterte admits ordering Marcos re-instatement If Police Supt. Marvin Marcos has long been identified as a protector of drug lords, why is somebody high up in Malacañang protecting him? What does this make of President Duterte’s bloody campaign to eliminate illegal drugs in the country which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 […]

December 2, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police  17 Comments

Side effects of Duterte’s war against illegal drugs

Do you feel sick watching daily images on TV and newspapers of people killed, lying lifeless on the sidewalks covered with newspapers or plastic with only their dirty feet and worn-out rubber slippers seen? And of course near the corpse, the cardboard sign “Drug pusher ako, huwag tularan”, which has now become a standard accessory […]

August 5, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Illegal Drugs, Media  14 Comments

Duterte: a poor drug user is also a pusher

A drug user who is rich is not necessarily a pusher because he has the money to buy the illegal substance. But if the drug user is poor, he is also a pusher. That’s according to President Duterte. In the President’s meeting with soldiers and policemen in Camp Nakar in Lucena City last July 28, […]

August 3, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Illegal Drugs  9 Comments

Is Aquino saying that protection of drug traffickers is national interest?

There is something wrong here. President Aquino said the Philippine government boycotted the awarding of the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in exchange for the freedom of five Filipinos in the death row in China for drug trafficking. Are we condoning drug trafficking? What happens now to our own fight against illegal […]

December 12, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Human Rights, Illegal Drugs  82 Comments

Ang anak ni Chavit

Tinanong si Chavit Singson, gubernador ng Ilocos Sur, kung dadalawin ni Gloria Arroyo ang kanyang anak na si Rep. Ronald Singson sa kulungan sa Hongkong at mariing niyang itinanggi. At bakit hindi? Di ba magkakaibigan silang matalik? Di ba dapat ang magkakabibigan nagdadamayan? Lalo na kailangan ni Arroyo ang kakampi sa Kongreso. Kahit durugista ang […]

July 25, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  34 Comments

Prosecution flaws bog down fight vs drugs

by Ibarra C. Mateo and Yvonne T. Chua VERA Files For 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 transnational syndicate […]

February 16, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Vera Files  39 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