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INQToday: PDEA, prosecutor blame media for conflicting shabu haul data

07:51 PM April 19, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

PDEA, prosecutor blame media for conflicting shabu haul data

An anti-narcotics official and the provincial prosecutor preparing cases related to the government’s biggest-ever drug bust have blamed the media for the conflicting data on the amount of shabu seized, claiming that police officers would not have released estimates if they were not pressured.


In a press briefing hosted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) deputy director for operations Assistant Secretary Renato Gumban and Batangas provincial prosecutor Lourdes Zapanta answered questions on whether police officers are mandated to release estimates when the operation or the case build-up is still ongoing.


Dela Rosa hits China’s ‘hyping up’ remark: Buti sana kung mabait sila

China has no right to dictate to Filipinos, especially those who questioned the influx of Chinese students in Cagayan province, Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said on Friday.

According to the former police chief, it is only normal for Filipinos to cast doubt on China, considering its actions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

‘I know what line not to cross’ – FL Liza on Imee Marcos

First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos said she knew “what line not to cross” regarding her sister-in-law, Sen. Imee Marcos.

In an exclusive interview on Tune-in Kay Tunying aired on Friday, she alluded to possible tensions with the senator. She was asked about Imee Marcos not defending President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. amid controversies.

Liza Marcos laughs off rumors she ‘plans’ to run for senator

First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos dismissed rumors that she was planning to run for senator.

Araneta-Marcos said she has heard insinuations that her medical outreach program, “LAB for All Project,” is a front for a future senatorial run.


MMDA to find a way to cancel violations of e-vehicles under ban

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it would check the possibility of voiding issued tickets and releasing impounded e-vehicles under a ban imposed starting April 15.

MMDA head Romando Artes said this move is not a directive from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., but an initiative from the agency to make the chief executive’s order “retroactive.”

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TAGS: “shabu”, Batangas shabu, Bato Dela Rosa, China, DILG, e-vehicles, Imee Marcos, Liza Marcos, MMDA, PDEA, Ronald dela Rosa, violation

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