The video further narrated that Paolo's code name is tattoed on his back which explains why he refused to show said tattoo during one of the Congressional investigations on the illegal drug trade
Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday sought Malaysia's assistance in curbing the illegal drug trade
, but at the same time, called for the protection of 27 overseas Filipino workers who were convicted of drug trafficking in that country.
"The illegal drug trade
is the financial engine that fuels many terrorist organizations around the world, including Osama bin Laden," he explained.
We are caught, then, between the Kevins and the Launices, between the horror of drug abuse and the horror of the illegal drug trade
. Making drugs legally available, with tight regulatory controls, would end the black market, and with it much of the violence, crime, and social pathology we have come to understand as "drug-related." And yet, history shows clearly that lifting prohibition would allow for more drug use, and more abuse and addiction.
The data which covered July 2016 until June 2019 were disclosed during the Real Numbers PH presentation that aims to clarify data on the drug war, amid the 27,000 deaths that human rights groups allege could be related to the drive against the illegal drug trade
de Lima has renewed her call to probe prominent personalities linked to illegal drug trade
in the country amid serious accusations against presidential son Paolo Duterte and former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang into narcotics.
Aside from Aquino, Acierto also has linked personalities close to President Duterte to the illegal drug trade
like senatorial candidates Bong Go and Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa.
SC Public Information Office chief Brian Keith Hosaka said that the SC en banc, in its first summer session for 2019, has tapped Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta to "coordinate and communicate directly with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for the list of judges allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade
." Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Aaron Aquino said that there are 13 judges and 10 prosecutors included in the list of personalities suspected to have links with narcotics trade.
Summary: Dimaukom was the highest local government official ever killed in the country's campaign against illegal drug trade
The case could serve as jurisprudence on the President's preparation of narco lists and matrixes that show names of indviduals involved in the illegal drug trade
"To address this matter immediately, the Supreme Court has tasked and has authorized Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta to coordinate and communicate directly with the PDEA for the list of judges allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade
The bottomline is that the powers of the State shouldn't be so abused as to allow prosecutors to condemn a person for committing illegal drug trading, directly or in conspiracy with others, without even proving the illegal drug trade
in the first place, and without even charging those who have admitted that they were the ones who conducted the illegal drug trade