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PDEA gets P79-M new firearms, protective gear

PDEA gets P79-M new firearms, protective gear

The Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) on Friday distributed new high-powered firearms and protective gear to its regional units to boost their capability in leading the government’s anti-illegal drugs drive. “All in all, the firearms and protective equipment procured have a total value of PHP79,598,672, which will be distributed to PDEA operating units in the country,...

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1,612 high-value drug personalities nabbed in 2018: PDEA

1,612 high-value drug personalities nabbed in 2018: PDEA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested 1,612 high-value target drug personalities nationwide during high-impact operations (HIOs) in 2018. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said Tuesday the agency launched anti-drug operations targeting people who play a vital role in the proliferation of illegal drugs on the streets. This number, according to Aquino, includes 53...

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PDEA wages staunch anti-drug war, second chance for surrenderers

PDEA wages staunch anti-drug war, second chance for surrenderers

The year 2018 saw a stronger and more intense campaign of the government against illegal drugs. More than just going after the culprits behind drug hauls, big or small, the Duterte administration has also stepped up its plan towards recovery and rehabilitation of drug surrenderers who want to turn over a new leaf. All these...

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More than 160K drug personalities arrested in PRRD’s war on drugs

More than 160K drug personalities arrested in PRRD’s war on drugs

More than 160,000 drug personalities have been arrested since the start of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) showed. The total count of drug personalities arrested since the start of Duterte’s term up to November 30, 2018 is at 164,265. Official records also showed that...

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Anti-illegal drugs strategy institutionalized

Anti-illegal drugs strategy institutionalized

To make sure that the fight against illegal drugs is continued after his term, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 66 institutionalizing the Philippine Anti-illegal drug strategy. The EO is also aimed to ensure the successful implementation of the PADS and to demonstrate the government’s resolve in confronting the issue on illegal drugs. EO...

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More than 8,766 villages now drug-cleared: PDEA

More than 8,766 villages now drug-cleared: PDEA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday reported that at least 8,766 out of the 42,044 barangays (villages) in the country have been declared drug-cleared as of September 30, 2018. As of this posting, a total of 23,262 barangays have yet to be cleared of illegal drugs, but PDEA, together with the Philippine national...