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PRESS RELEASE 099/20

DATE: July 27, 2020

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) gave ₱4,914,416.74 monetary rewards to 22 confidential informants who provided information that resulted in successful anti-drug operations and confiscation of illegal drugs.

The granting of rewards and incentives is under PDEA “Operation Private Eye”, a citizen-based information collection program designed to encourage the active participation of private citizens to report illegal drug activities in their communities.

PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva handed the monetary rewards to the informants who wore masks to protect their anonymity and identified only through their code names during the awarding ceremony held today, July 27, 2020, at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

However, due to the pandemic situation, only three informants who garnered the highest monetary rewards were allowed to attend the simple rites. They are Informant “FERDI” who received ₱542,156.57 for providing information that resulted in the seizure of 15,007.27 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, and the arrest of three drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Molino Boulevard, corner Aguinaldo Highway, Talaba 4, Bacoor, Cavite on March 5, 2020.

Informant “DARK HORSE” received ₱594,696.67 for supplying information that led to the seizure of 19,483.9 grams of shabu, and the arrest of two drug personalities during an interdiction operation in Matnog Seaport, Matnog, Sorsogon on January 16, 2020.

Informant “NONONG” received ₱1,250,035.86 for providing information resulting in the confiscation of 117,697.56 grams of shabu, and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation in 21 B. Tabayoc Street, Barangay Sienna, Quezon City on December 24, 2019.

Meanwhile, the rest of the informants will receive the following cash rewards:

Date of Operation

Name of Informant

Area of Operation

Result of Operation

Type of Operation

Amount of Reward

December 8, 2019

Codename “Magnolia”

Farmers Market Expo Parking, Araneta City, Brgy. Socorro, Quezon City

Seizure of 504.54 grams of shabu, and the arrest of one drug personality

Buy-bust

₱21,457.95

September 4, 2019

Codename “Bullet”

Corner Quezon and Herbosa Streets, Brgy. 112, Tondo, Manila

Seizure of 189.2099 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality

Buy-bust

₱22,584.04

February 4, 2020

Codename “Nitoy”

Claveria Road, Brgy. Malued, Dagupan City

Seizure of 704.2 grams of shabu and 2,023.2851 grams of marijuana and the arrest of two drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱27,928.20

July 13, 2019

Codename  “Hez”

Mt. Polis, Brgy. Bayyo, Bontoc, Mountain Province

Seizure of 12,591 grams of marijuana and the arrest of two drug personalities

Interdiction operation

₱30,218.40

July 21, 2019

Codename “Chards”

National Road, Viewpoint, Banaue, Ifugao

Seizure of 16,809 grams of marijuana and the arrest of seven drug personalities

Interdiction Operation

₱40,341.60

June 29, 2019

Codename “Gong”

In front of Lewis Grand  Hotel, Malabanias Road, Angeles City

Seizure of 340 pieces ecstasy; 82 tablets of valium/diazepam; .8560 grams of Kush Cannabis; 26.9973 grams mushroom/psilocin; .4415 grams cocaine; 2.2469 grams of shabu; 1,097.7981 grams of 2-Dimethylaminoethyl Indole or DMT; and the arrest of eight drug personalities

Buy-bust Operation

₱41,393.60

November 3, 2019

Codename “Mahal”

In front of Jollibee, Brgy. Divisoria, Zamboanga City

Seizure of 506.8091 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱44,145.65

April 21, 2019

Codename “Papa Mike”

Sitio Chetta, Bontoc Ili, Bontoc, Mountain Province

Seizure of 20,018.7 grams of marijuana and the arrest of three drug personalities

Interdiction Operation

₱48,044.88

October 31, 2019

Codename “Mahal”

A. Ruste Drive, San Jose Road, Brgy. Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City

Seizure of 1,002.4 grams of cocaine and the arrest of one drug personality

Buy-bust

₱61,664.88

November 12, 2019

Codename “Black Mamba”

Room 155, La Terraza Pension Haus, Gov. Camins Avenue, Zamboanga City

Seizure of 997.2 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱61,965.72

August 3, 2019

Codename “Zandro”

Km.13, Acop, Caponga, Tublay, Benguet

Seizure of 33,353.7 grams of marijuana and

 the arrest of two drug personalities

Interdiction Operation

₱80,048.88

December 5,2019

Codename “Lamang Dagat”

Block 6, Lot 44, Camella Pristina Exapansion, Brgy. Buhay naTubig, Imus, Cavite

Seizure of 1,304.304 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱84,008.41

January 13, 2020

Codename “Gringo”

Purok 6, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga

Seizure of 36,050.10 grams of marijuana and the arrest of two drug personalities

Interdiction Operation

₱86,520.25

January 30, 2020

Codename “Buktoy”

Sitio Ileb, Brgy. Nambaran, Tabuk City, Kalinga

Seizure of 47,874.1 grams of marijuana and the arrest of two drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱114,897.84

March 5, 2020

Codename “Ferdi”

Molino Boulevard, corner Aguinaldo Highway, Talaba 4, Bacoor, Cavite

Seizure of 15,007.27 grams of shabu, and the arrest of three drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱120,643.31

October 27, 2019

Codename “Toto”

In front of Jollibee, Brgy. San Jose, Gusu, Zamboanga City

Seizure of 2,012.2 grams of shabu and the arrest of five drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱120,927.64

December 10, 2019

Codename “Kahanga”

2nd Floor, Barter Trade Center, Public Market, Barangay Poblacion, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Seizure of 5,009.4 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱192,621.24

November 4, 2019

Codename “Jack”

In front of Chowking along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

Seizure of 5,967.07 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱282,389.63

December 30, 2019

Codename “Lamang-Ilog”

Block 18, Lot 1, Phase 5, Unit 3, 2nd Floor, 13th Street Corner J. Luna, Barangay Pacita, San Pedro, Laguna

Seizure of 9,260 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality

Buy-bust

₱287,683.97

February 11, 2020

Codename “Transporter”

Don A. Roces Avenue, Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City

Seizure of 9,977.85 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱375,194.87

October 8, 2019

Codename “Frozen”

Sta. Catalina Street, Brgy. Sienna, Quezon City

Seizure of 10,020.54 grams and the four drug personalities

Buy-bust

₱382,846.68

The Private Eye Rewards Committee is composed of members from the academe, non-government organizations, law enforcement, religious, and business sectors, who deliberates and approves the granting of cash rewards to confidential informants.


“Operation Private Eye” is one way of encouraging the public to help the government’s anti-drug campaign by providing cash reward for every information that resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs and the arrest of drug personalities,” Villanueva said

“Informants remain anonymous for their security and protection,” the PDEA chief added.

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