Police: ICC probe violates Philippine sovereignty

PHILIPPINE police on Monday accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of violating the country’s sovereignty by reopening its investigation into the government’s deadly war on drugs. The Hague-based tribunal should “give due respect to the judicial processes that we have in our country because we are a sovereign country,” national police chief General Rodolfo S. […]

ICC prosecutor authorized to reopen Philippines drug war investigation

AMSTERDAM – The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it has granted an ICC prosecutor’s request to reopen an investigation into killings and other suspected rights abuses during former Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs. The prosecutor said in June 2022 he wanted the investigation reopened. The court had suspended the investigation in November […]

Ex-Magdalo member back as PDEA 7 chief

JIGGER Montallana, who served as director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) Central Visayas office from 2011 to 2012, is back in Cebu. Montallana has been reinstalled as PDEA 7’s director, replacing outgoing director Levi Ortiz, who will be transferred to the agency’s Cagayan Valley office. In a statement posted on Facebook, Ortiz thanked […]

Novotech Acquires US-based Drug Development Consulting Firm, CBR International

SINGAPORE, Jan 12, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific-centered biotech CRO today announced the acquisition of CBR International, a global product development, clinical oversight and strategic regulatory operations group. CBR was founded in 2002 as a consultancy company focused on assisting biotechnology and pharma companies navigate FDA requirements from […]

Philippine police chief quits amid call to rid ranks of drug scalawags

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES’ national police chief on Thursday quit his job after a call for hundreds of high-ranking police officers to resign and help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. submitted his resignation letter to […]

Top Philippine cops urged to quit to cleanse their ranks of illegal drugs

By John Victor D. Ordoñez and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters THE PHILIPPINES Interior Secretary on Wednesday called on hundreds of high-ranking police officers to quit to help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. “It is coming out that there are generals and colonels involved in illegal drug activities,” […]

Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks Doesn't Have to Come with the Risk of Life-threatening Bleeding

FREMONT, CA, Dec 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Verseon is delighted to announce that the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry has published a paper (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0223523422007577) describing the company’s groundbreaking research that led to promising novel drug candidates for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the […]

Novotech Awarded the Asia Pacific CRO of the Year 2022 for Best Practices in Clinical Trials

SYDNEY, AU, Dec 6, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific biotech specialist CRO, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award 2022 for Best Practices in the Asia-Pacific contract research organization industry. Novotech has been a recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best […]

Over 24,000 nabbed for drugs under PBBM; over 90 killed

MORE than 24,000 drug personalities have been arrested under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) so far, underscoring its determination to continue his predecessor’s relentless war on drugs but with a greater focus on demand reduction, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said. Human Rights Watch, however, said the […]