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807 Pinoys jailed worldwide for drug smuggling – PDEA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There are at least 807 Filipinos detained around the world for smuggling drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said Thursday as it reiterated its warning for travelers, particularly overseas workers, not to allow themselves to be recruited […]
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Palace makes fresh appeal to OFWs vs. falling for drug rings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With at least three more Filipinos now facing possible execution for drug-related cases in Vietnam and in Malaysia, Malacañang on Saturday reminded Filipinos abroad to be wary of the modus operandi of drug rings asking them to […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Senator wants NCCA to revisit rules in conferring National Artist award

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts should revisit its rules and processes in selecting and conferring awards to avoid incidents such as the rejection by President Benigno Aquino III of Nora Aunor’s nomination as National […]
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PHL steps up efforts to check entry of Mexican cartel

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it will take special measures to investigate the entry of Mexico’s feared Sinaloa drug cartel into the country. President Benigno Aquino’s spokeswoman Abigail Valte said there would be increased cooperation between Philippine anti-drug...
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World’s most powerful drug cartel now in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay)  — The world’s most powerful drug cartel is now making forays into Philippine territory with the discovery of a shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) storage facility in Lipa, Batangas holding nearly half a billion pesos worth of drugs, government...
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Binay assures assistance to Pinay sisters nabbed for drug smuggling in Hong Kong

MANILA, July 31 (Mabuhay) -– The government will provide the necessary assistance to the two Filipino sisters arrested for carrying 14.5 kilos of shabu in Hong Kong, Vice President Jejomar Binay gave assurance Wednesday. In a statement, Binay, the Presidential […]
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PDEA destroys P965-M worth illegal drugs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Thursday destroyed over 700 grams of different illegal drugs worth P964.94 million. Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., PDEA Director General, said the agency destroyed 722,446.5 grams (722.4 kilograms) of assorted...
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De Lima to CIDG exec: Name names or shut up

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — For the second day in a row, an irate Justice Secretary Leila de Lima faced the media on Thursday, this time lashing out at a police official who accused the National Bureau of Investigation of protecting two […]
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BOC files smuggling, drug raps vs. Nigerian national

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs on Thursday filed smuggling and drug charges against a Nigerian national before the Department of Justice (DOJ). Michael P. Owoborode was charged for violation of Sections 3601 and 2530 of the […]