• Police drug drive yields 29 dead

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    COMING CLEAN A police officer holds a container of his urine sample during random drug testing at the Philippine National Police’s Maritime Group headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday. The testing was done ahead of the inauguration of the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, who had vowed a crackdown on illegal drugs. PHOTO BY MIKE DE JUAN

    COMING CLEAN A police officer holds a container of his urine sample during random drug testing at the Philippine National Police’s Maritime Group headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday. The testing was done ahead of the inauguration of the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, who had vowed a crackdown on illegal drugs. PHOTO BY MIKE DE JUAN

    Stepped-up operations against drug suspects since May 9, Election Day, have recorded at least 29 dead, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday.

    The PNP’s Directorate for Investigative and Detective Management (DIDM) chalked up the number from May 10 to June 15.

    By regions, Central Luzon accounted for the most number of drug suspects killed with 12, followed by Southern Tagalog with 6, Central Visayas with 5 and Soccskargen with 4.
    In the same period, 3,760 drug suspects were arrested, the DIDM said.

    Also by regions, Southern Tagalog had the highest number of drug suspects arrested with 1,155, followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila with 883, Central Luzon with 553, Northern Mindanao with 204, Ilocos with 106, Davao with 96, Bicol with 76, Mimaropa with 70, Soccskargen with 64, Caraga with 63, Eastern Visayas with 60, Western Mindanao with 46, Cagayan Valley with 40, Cordillera with 9 and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with 2.

    The Negros provinces accounted for 110 drug suspects arrested.

    The PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, also on Friday said use of firearms during police operations is justified when the offender poses imminent danger of causing death or injury to a police officer or another person.

    “The use of firearms is also justified under the doctrines of self-defense, defense of a relative and defense of a stranger, However, one who resorts to self-defense must face a real threat on his life, and the peril sought to be avoided must be actual, imminent and real,” Mayor added.

    The PNP spokesman said unlawful aggression should be present for self-defense to be considered as a justifying circumstance.

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    1. Apollo Manalo on

      lahat ng pinapatay puro lang runner biktima ng kahirapan wlang mahanap na trabaho.. kawawa ang mga naiwan na musmus na anak lalong naghihirap.. ang tunay na salot ang khirapan yan ang dapat pag tuunan ni Pres. Duterte hangat may drug lord, may runner at small time pusher.. yun dapat ang unahin nya laboratory at druglord.

    2. There is infestation in our country. 3,000 plus drug dealers caught. This happened because the government was so lax in enf,or cling the law. Even a PO 2 police officers was caught recycling drugs. Even a Colonel Marcelino a PDEA officer was caught in the same house were the drugs are manufactured. PDEA was giving Marcelino a way to get away but by giving hush money to the courts, he was granted bail. Corruption in the agency that is suppose to catch these dealers. What a shame. Your souls will burn in hell.

    3. Why not post the names of the drug dealers. Are they arresting the small time operators? There are many big fish out there but seems nobody is touching them. There are many in Govt are involve including politicians, former congressman and now governor, will they arrest him?

      • If the small fish dies, the big fish will die too. The big fish is protected by bullet proof cars, heavy fire power and very strong connections from PDEA, PO 1. PO 2, politicians. How can you stop the big fish specially they are residing in the New Bilibid Prison.