The head of drug enforcement for the Philippine National Police told Reuters on Friday that the country’s draconian approach to curbing illicit drugs has been ineffective and that drug supply remains “rampant”.
The Philippine Justice Department said on Thursday it will charge the former chief police enforcer of the country’s war on drugs with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, theAgence France Presse reported.
Philippine police have seized hundreds of kilograms of methamphetamine - with an estimated street value of US$49 million - hidden inside Chinese tea packets.
The man who was until last week in charge of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s infamous war on drugs is now being accused of having resold the confiscated drugs along with a dozen colleagues, the BBC reported this week.
Lashing out on an island on the other end of the globe, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte blasted on Tuesday the ‘ice-eating white folks’ of Iceland for lecturing him about human rights while allowing abortions of fetuses as old as six months.
Corruption eats up US$13.35 billion, or 20% of the Philippines' budget every year, the country’s Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramossaid on Thursday.
Following orders from President Rodrigo Duterte, authorities have closed all state gambling facilities on Sunday and will keep them closed until the end of a massive corruption probe.
Maria Ressa, the editor of a Filipino news website critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, has been released on bail following charges that attracted international condemnation.
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte temporarily placed the Bureau of Customs under military control after two massive shipments of illegal drugs each valued at over US$100 million evaded detection in the port of Manila, the Associated Press reported.
Police arrested an opposition senator who spent three weeks holed up in his office after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte revoked his amnesty over his involvement in a failed coup 15 years ago.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Anthony Trillanes, an opposition senator and vocal critic of his regime, after revoking amnesty for his involvement in a failed coup 15 years ago.
A week after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the firing of an anti-corruption official who was investigating him over millions of dollars of unexplained family wealth, the Philippines’ new ombudsman said the order would be enforced.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte watched as bulldozers crushed over US$5 million worth of contraband Porsches, Lamborghinis, and other luxury vehicles on Monday in a flashy crackdown on corruption.
Head of a Philippine anti-graft agency, Conchita Carpio Morales, who is investigating President Rodrigo Duterte for corruption, has defied his order to suspend the Deputy Ombudsman for allegedly sharing confidential and misleading information about his wealth, Rappler reported Thursday.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines has revoked the operating license of a major news platform Rappler in a move many lament as a blow to press freedom. Rappler and certain watchdog organizations suspect that the SEC’s ruling is a politically motivated effort by the Duterte administration to stifle criticism of the government.
Responding to an investigation into concealing millions of his fortune, the Philippine President accused on Saturday the heads of the Supreme Court and the anti-corruption agency of being corrupt themselves and challenged them to resign with him.
The Philippine President said Wednesday he ordered police to kill his eldest son if allegations are true that he is part of a Chinese transnational drug syndicate.
Philippine authorities took steps to prevent eight suspected drug traffickers from leaving the country – among them a former campaign supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte whom investigators now call "the drug lord of Cebu."
U.S. Federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s role in the attempted theft of nearly US$ 1 billion from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in February 2016.
An opposition lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint on Thursday against the Philippine President, accusing him of drug-related extrajudicial killings, concealing assets worth millions, and running a "death squad" during his time as mayor.
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