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PRESS RELEASE:#010/21

DATE: June 7, 2021

Sixteen civilian informants received a total of ₱3,594,314.94 in cash rewards from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during the awarding ceremony held today, June 7, 2021, at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva commended the informants identified through their codenames: George, Quarang, Dambo, Hagibis, Hapon, Johnny, Panda, Pantalan, Alvin, Kobid-19, Pogi, Chuckie, Summer, Tukil, Mambo and Je, for providing information that led to the successful conduct of anti-drug operations, seizures of voluminous amounts of illegal drugs and arrests of high-value targeted drug personalities under the PDEA Operation: Private Eye.

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

Among the informants, “Pantalan” received the biggest reward of ₱722,076.24. He supplied information to PDEA Regional Office VII Seaport Interdiction Unit which resulted in the seizure of 12,003.7186 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, during a buy-bust operation in a warehouse along A.S. Fortuna Street, Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City on August 15, 2020.

“Alvin” was awarded ₱500,000.00 for providing information to PDEA Regional Office III resulting in the dismantling of a small-scale clandestine laboratory, confiscation of 20.9112 grams of shabu and arrest of one drug personality during an implementation of a search warrant in Sitio Agusuhin, Barangay Cawag, Subic, Zambales on August 20, 2020.

“Mambo” was rewarded with ₱394,422.96 after he supplied information to PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (NCR) RSET 1 and 2 that led to the seizure of 8,000 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in front of a popular fastfood chain in Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City on December 12, 2020.

“Tukil” received ₱381,721.61 by providing information to PDEA RO-NCR RSET 1 and 2 that resulted in the seizure of 5,007.18 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Col. Martinez Street, South Signal Village, Taguig City on October 23, 2020.

A cash reward of ₱244,237.01 was also given to “Tukil” after supplying information to the same operating units resulting in the confiscation of 2,998.99 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities following a buy-bust operation in a parking lot of popular shopping mall in Taguig City on October 26, 2020.

“Hapon” received ₱313,800.36 cash award after providing information to PDEA RO-NCR that led to the seizure of 4,070.50 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation along Road 25, Barangay Dampalit, Malabon City on June 21, 2020.

A reward of ₱232,035.41 was given to “George” who provided information to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) MIMAROPA and NCR resulting in the seizure of 10,140 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during an interdiction operation in Barangay Panapaan 4, Bacoor, Cavite on January 27, 2020.

“Summer” received ₱151,433.58 cash award after supplying information to PDEA RO-NCR that led to the seizure of 1,999.09 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities following a buy-bust operation in Homeland Subdivision, Barangay Tandang Sora, Quezon City on September 22, 2020.

 ₱112,385.34 was awarded to “Hagibis” whose anti-drug information relayed to PDEA RO-NCR led to the seizure of 1,356.0381 grams of shabu and the arrest of four drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in Rockville Subdivision, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City on June 21, 2020.

“Chuckie” was rewarded with ₱84,305.71 after he supplied information to PDEA RO-NCR that led to the confiscation of 1,000.45 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation in Ermin Garcia, Barangay E. Rodriguez, Cubao, Quezon City on September 15, 2020.

“Je” was given ₱84,054.75 for providing information to PDEA RO III resulting in the confiscation of 998 grams of shabu and the arrest of two drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in a parking lot of a supermarket in Barangay New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City on December 16, 2020.

“Pogi” received ₱4,768.19 after he provided information to PDEA RO-NCR leading to the seizure of 197 pieces of ecstasy tablet and the arrest of three drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Aguirre Avenue, Barangay BF Homes, Parañaque City on August 27, 2020.

A cash reward of ₱5,889.26 was also given to “Pogi” after supplying information to the same operating unit resulting in the confiscation of 129 pieces of ecstasy tablet, 2.0390 grams of marijuana and 1.6262 grams of shabu, and the arrest of two drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in Congressional Town Center, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City on August 31, 2020.

₱73,304.75 was also awarded to “Pogi” whose anti-drug information relayed to PDEA RO-NCR led to the seizure of 3,979 pieces of ecstasy tablet, 730.68 grams of marijuana and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation along Guerrero Street, NSHA Village, BF Homes, Parañaque City on September 4, 2020.

“Dambo” was rewarded with ₱69,784.63 after he supplied information to PDEA RO-NCR that led to the seizure of 1,001.53 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities beside a gasoline station along Mindanao Avenue, Barangay Pag-Asa, Quezon City on June 21, 2020.

A reward of ₱67,859.93 was given to “Quarang” who provided information to PDEA RO-NCR resulting in the seizure of 999.82 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation in 12th Avenue corner C5 Road, East Rembo, Makati City on June 11, 2020.

“Panda” received ₱64,387.76 after supplying information to PDEA RO VII that led to the seizure of 999.4685 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality following a buy-bust operation along J. Alcantara Street, Barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City on August 14, 2020.

 ₱61,353.35 was awarded to “Johnny” whose anti-drug information relayed to PDEA RO-NCR led to the seizure of 944.6479 grams of shabu and the arrest of one drug personality during a buy-bust operation along NHA Avenue, Bagong Nayon II, Barangay San Isidro, Antipolo City on June 25, 2020.

“Kobid-19” received ₱26,494.10 after providing information to PDEA RO III which led to the confiscation of 500.10 grams of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Gonzalo Puyat Street, Quiapo, Manila on August 25, 2020.

The Operation Private Eye Rewards Committee, composed of members from the academe, non-government organizations, law enforcement, religious and business sectors, approved a resolution granting the monetary rewards to the 16 qualified informants for the 1st Quarter of CY 2021 after careful deliberation.

Honorable Robert Ace Barbers, District Representative, Surigao del Norte, 2nd District, was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the ceremony.

“Unmindful of the dangers involved, private individuals still go out of their way to report illegal drug activities to PDEA. This is a strong indication that the Agency has the trust and confidence of the public,” Villanueva said.

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