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Militarization*

Militarization*

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte admitted to the public recently that there is a militarization of government under his administration, which has been quite apparent in his choice of appointing retired military officials to posts unrelated to national security. Just lately, due to the controversy of the P11 billion worth of drugs that managed to slip into the country, he changed the […]

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Oversupply of drugs?*

Oversupply of drugs?*

HAVE you ever wondered why there seems to be a never-ending supply of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in Metro Manila nowadays? And why are we seeing news reports of large volumes of the illegal drug worth millions of pesos getting seized from several suspected pushers and carriers? Is it possible that some personnel from the government’s anti-drug agencies who are […]

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PH President Rodrigo Duterte © AP Photo / Aaron Favila

Duterte puts customs under military control over failure to stop drug shipments

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/10/23/pdea-stands-behind-it-accuracy-on-impurity-profiling-of-seized-drug-evidence/) Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in Davao City before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The president cited “a state of lawlessness” […]

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(File Photo) A detainee inside the city jail of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 8, 2017. © Dondi Tawatao / Reuters

‘Want to live longer? Stay in jail,’ Duterte tells drug suspects

By RT RODRIGO Duterte, the Philippines leader known for his fiery rants and brutal war on drugs, has made a thinly veiled threat to drug dealers, suggesting they find a way to stay in jail if they want to stay alive. The Philippines president, who came to power on the back of his promise to eradicate a sprawling illegal drug […]

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