‘TWAS A BLOODY YEAR – 30 deaths, 1,754 arrests in yearlong anti-drug war

THIRTY lives were lost while 1,754 persons were arrested in Western Visayas a year after the Duterte administration launched its aggressive anti-illegal drugs campaign. Citing these numbers, the Police Regional Office (PRO-6) claimed that the government delivered its promise to stymie the drug trade. Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas police director, claimed success […]


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s latest label on Iloilo as a “bedrock of drugs” again drew varied reactions from local and police officials and even netizens. But majority of government officials reached by TDG would rather keep their sentiments to themselves fearing that they might “offend” the country’s chief executive. Only Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western […]

DILG exec denies anomalies, links to Negros gambling lord

BACOLOD City – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo Jr. denied allegations that he is involved in anomalies and has links to a Negros-based gambling lord. In a statement, Hinlo, who hails from this city, labeled as “black propaganda” the accusations contained in a confidential memorandum submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte. […]