flood NO HERO. Members of Kolektib/Negros Alliance marked National Heroes Day yesterday with a protest in front of the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City, against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, saying he is "no hero".* ( SGG photo )

‘Slain WV drug lord
Negros supplier, too'

Alleged Western Visayas drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr., who was shot and killed yesterday in Aklan, also supplied illegal drugs to Negros Occidental, Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director, said.

But they cannot determine the volume of illegal drugs being supplied by the associates of Odicta to Negros Occidental, who also engage in illegal gambling.

The Philippine National Police has created a task force to investigate the killing of Odicta and his wife, Meriam, at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan. moremoremore

Bacoleño TF Agila vice chair

A Bacoleño, who is vice chairman of the Department of Interior and Local Government's Task Force Agila, yesterday said they will investigate all past and incumbent local public officials with alleged links to illegal drugs.

DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Jesus Hinlo Jr. of Bacolod told the DAILY STAR that Task Force Agila, created by Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno, has been tasked to investigate officials from governors down.

The Task Force will investigate local officials already linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade and those who will be named in the future, Hinlo said.moremoremore


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Duterte eyeing P2-M
bounty for ‘ninja' cops

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday he is inclined to place a P2 million bounty for the head of ‘ninja' cops, or police officers who are protecting drug syndicates, adding the drug menace has infected every nook and corner of the country.

“I might be inclined to place a reward on their head, the members of the ninjas, or the police who are protecting drug syndicates in this country and I'm placing per head P2 million,” Duterte said in his speech during the National Heroes Day celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

He said the illegal drug problem is huge that even some generals, police officers and local government officials, particularly mayors and barangay captains, “are into it.”...