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Why Duterte fired DDB chair

Former Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Dionisio Santiago was fired not just for contradicting President Duterte’s statements but also due to his alleged junkets abroad and connections to drug lords, Malacañang revealed yesterday.

President Duterte reiterated that he is keeping his hands off on his all-out war against illegal drugs, a campaign promise which catapulted him to the presidency.

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Malacañang assured the public yesterday that no public funds were wasted in the construction of the mega drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija.

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THE Cebupedia columnist Atty. Paul Clarence Oaminal former Undersecretary and Dangerous Drugs Board Vice Chair during the time of PGMA, e-mailed the following which I am sharing in this space. “History of the passage of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 (Marijuana as an illegal drug) is the law that repealed the provisions covered under Title V of the Revised Penal Code, entitled Opium and Other Prohibited Drugs.

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Noynoy talks about democracy, PCGG, illegal drugs and human rights

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III yesterday called for the preservation of democracy during the commemoration of the eighth death anniversary of his mother, former president Corazon C. Aquino, at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.

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Apart from being named as head of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), retired Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Dionisio Santiago could become Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director general.

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