Most of the illegal drugs confiscatedin PDEA antidrug operations were shabu, said Tablate, and this explained whyshabu made up the bulk of those incinerate. On the other hand, the expiredmedicines were surrendered by pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. A personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Region 6 prepares these boxes of illegal drugs for incineration. Confiscated between 2016 and 2018, these had been presented as evidence in drug related court cases and of no more use. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Confiscated illegaldrugs and expired medicines valued at P8.8 million were destroyed throughthermal incineration at the crematorium of a funeral parlor yesterday inBarangay Balabago, Jaro district. He, however, stressed, “Wala naman tayong issue sa recycling of illegal drugs dito.” “Taposna ang mga kaso. Dapat nating i-destroy na ang mga ito para hindi na magamit o ma-recycle,” said Tablate. “We will be utilizing 10 K-9 dogsaside from partnering with the police,” said Tablate. “K-9” (a homophone of“canine”) are dogs trained to assist law enforcers detect contrabands such asillegal drugs and explosives. Tablate expressed concern that demandfor illegal drugs, particularly party drugs, could rise this holiday season andnext month when Iloilo City stages the Dinagyang Festival. The burned marijuana included driedleaves and seeds. Some of them were from uprooted fully-grown marijuana plants,said Tablate. Of particular concern to the PDEA arethe seaports where drug traffickers are known to slip their stocks. The illegal drugs were confiscatedbetween 2016 and 2018 and had been presented as evidence by PDEA indrug-related court cases. The destruction was attended by PoliceRegional Office 6’s (PRO-6) Police Colonel Marlon Tayaba, chief of theDirectorial Staff; Police Colonel Harold Tuzon, deputy director for operations;representatives from the PRO-6 crime laboratory, Dangerous Drugs Board,Department of Justice, Iloilo Prosecutor’s Office, nongovernment organizations,local officials and media. Party drugs, also called club drugs orrave drugs, are recreational drugs that have stimulating properties. Regularuse can lead to the user craving more of the drug, resulting to addiction. Destroying seized illegal drugsthrough incineration was a protocol instituted by the Dangerous Drugs Board inRegulation No. 1, Series of 2002 and by Section 21 of Republic Act 9165,otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, according toPhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 6 director Alex Tablate. The illegal drugs were methamphetaminehydrochloride or shabu worth P7,180,228.33 and marijuana worth P659.944. Theexpired medicines were valued at P1,590,568.52. “We need to double our efforts inmonitoring the entry of illegal drugs. We expect a high demand for them thisChristmas season when most people have money,” said Tablate./PN
Because La Stella hits left-handed and Pujols right-handed, they would form a natural platoon. Of course, that would reduce to Pujols to playing about 30 percent of the time. So far he’s started 14 of 19 games.“We’re going to have things to think about,” Maddon said before Wednesday’s game. “We haven’t had the conversations. How do we maneuver these guys? Where do we play them?”They still have some time. Simmons said on Wednesday that he is feeling better, but he’s unsure of the timetable. Mostly, he still feels discomfort in his ankle when running the bases or making sharp cuts he would have to make in the field.“We’ll see in the next couple days,” Simmons said. “Every day I come in and talk to the trainers about how I feel after doing whatever I did the day before and whatever they have on schedule. We try that out and see how it feels. I can tell you it is feeling better every day. It gets tired every once in a while like after really working it, but I’m making progress.”UPTON’S SLUMPSince the Angels recalled top prospect Jo Adell, reducing Justin Upton’s playing time, the veteran has managed just one infield hit in 16 at-bats. He would not have even gotten that much playing time if Adell didn’t miss two games with quad tightness. Going forward, the opportunities figure to be even more limited.It highlights one of the issues that challenges managers. The Angels clearly can’t give Upton significant playing time while he’s struggling so much, but how can he improve without getting much playing time?“Talking to the hitting coaches, there are certain things we can explore,” Maddon said. “The thing about Justin is his work ethic is spectacular and he’s moving well. Watch him run to first base, watch him move in the outfield. He’s moving pretty well, so that tells me everything is still in pretty good order.“This guy has a history of getting scalding hot, and I believe that’s going to happen again. In the meantime, let’s let him work through some moments and try to pick the right spots.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM >> Interesting decisions are looming for the Angels.Andrelton Simmons, who is out with a sprained ankle, has been getting some live at-bats with the Angels’ squad in Long Beach. Manager Joe Maddon said Simmons “is a lot closer,” and he “wouldn’t rule it out,” that Simmons could be activated sometime during this weekend’s series against the Dodgers.Then what?David Fletcher, who has been playing shortstop in Simmons’ absence, is not leaving the lineup. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone ALSOThe Angels are scheduled to have Patrick Sandoval, Andrew Heaney and Julio Teheran pitch this weekend against the Dodgers. They could have used Thursday’s off day to flip-flop red hot Dylan Bundy and Teheran, allowing Bundy to pitch against the Dodgers. Maddon said they opted to keep the pitchers in order because he wants to get Teheran on track, and he remains confident that he’ll improve. …Hansel Robles, who lost his job as the Angels closer, had his third straight scoreless outing on Wednesday. Robles’ velocity, which had been an issue in his earlier struggles, has improved slightly. On Wednesday he hit 97.4 mph, his hardest fastball of the year, while striking out the side. “The stuff seems to be trending in an upward way,” Maddon said before the game, “so I’ll just try to pick the right spots for him and keep moving him back toward (the high leverage spots).” “Fletch plays,” Maddon said. “He’s just got to play.”Fletcher, of course, has been a dependable utility man for the Angels in his first two years, but he’s taken that to a new level this year. He is hitting .303 with an .882 OPS. He already has three homers, which is halfway to his total from last season.Once Simmons returns, it crosses shortstop off the list of Fletcher’s possible positions. Fletcher can also play second, third and the corner outfield spots.If current performance is the most important factor to determine which player loses playing time when Simmons bumps Fletcher off shortstop, it could be Albert Pujols.The Angels could play Fletcher every day at second, with Tommy La Stella moving over to first. La Stella had barely played any first base until summer camp, but he’s now made three of his last eight starts there. He’s also heated up at the plate, lifting his average to .288 and his OPS to .855. Pujols is hitting .182 with a .601 OPS.
THE CATHOLIC priest who quit his post after being physically and verbally abused by a small number of people has now left Donegal after thanking people for their support.Parishoners in Glencolmcille had pleaded with Father Bill McGeady to stay in their parish where had served as a curate for almost two and half years.He had resigned his position a week ago, citing ongoing incidents of intimidation. These had left him mentally and physically weakened, said the priest who is a great uncle of Ireland soccer star Aidan McGeady.“He was very touched by the overwhelming public support but decided that as he had made his mind up, he wanted to go,” said one leading member of the congregation.“It’s a very sad week for everyone around here because a handful of people refused to let him run the parish his way.“The fact is that Father Bill was a great curate and it’s unlikely we will get a replacement for him anytime soon. He was very gracious and said he would miss living in Glen.” Fr McGeady is a native of Gortahork but grew up in Scotland. He is taking up a new position in a parish in Edinburgh.“The parish is not all about one priest or person in charge,” said Fr McGeady.“It is about all in the Parish doing their bit to serve God and each other.“I will miss all the good decent people of Glen, especially the housebound and sick. Please God I will return one day.”It’s understood the family whose campaign drove Fr McGeady out of Glencolmcille has been shunned in the past week. BULLIED PRIEST LEAVES DONEGAL AND THANKS PARISHONERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BULLIED PRIEST LEAVES DONEGAL AND THANKS PARISHONERS FOR THEIR SUPPORTGlencolmcille