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PRESS RELEASE: #039/21

DATE: December 20, 2021

Twenty-five civilian informants of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) received a total of ₱15,557,699.60 in cash rewards during an awarding ceremony held today, (Monday) December 20, 2021, at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva commended the informants identified through their codenames: Basko, Boom, Baby, Basilio, Boyet, Close-In, Camalig, Dats, Dream, Datu, Eagle, Ekang, Jojo, Joker, Kamid, Kwala, Kap-Pulong, Madam, Mahal, Mambo, Pogi, Thoks, Ukay, Jay R and Paste, for providing information that led to the successful conduct of anti-drug operations, seizures of voluminous amounts of illegal drugs and arrest of high-value targeted drug personalities under the PDEA “Operation: Private Eye”.

“Operation Private Eye” is PDEA’s long standing citizen-based information collection program designed to encourage the active participation of private citizens to report illegal drug activities in their communities. The OPE is credited to have provided key intelligence in many of PDEA’s high-impact operations (HIOs).

The resolution granting monetary rewards to the 25 qualified informants for the 2nd to 4th Quarter of CY 2021 was approved by the Operation Private Eye Rewards Committee – a group composed of members from the academe, non-government organizations, religious and business sectors, and law enforcement.

The largest reward for CY 2021 - a total of ₱ 8,454,323.17, was received by informant “DREAM” who provided information to RO-NCR in six separate instances, all resulting to successful anti-drug operations, namely:

The seizure of 37,947.88 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, popularly known as ‘shabu’, and the arrest of a drug personality during a buy-bust operation in S&R Open Parking Lot, Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City on June 13, 2021.

The seizure of 116,852.25 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of a drug personality during a buy-bust operation in White Warehouse along Diamond St., Villa Leticia Subdivision, Tanzang Luma VI, Imus, Cavite on June 13, 2021.

The seizure of 1,998.99 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of two (2) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in Open Parking of SM Sucat Bldg. B along C.P. Garcia, Parañaque City; and the seizure of 17,987.06 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of a drug personality during a buy-bust operation at Block 8, Lot 1, PNB Homes, BF Resort, Brgy. Talon Dos, Las Piñas City – both operations transpired on June 15, 2021.

The seizure of 22,555.19 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride during a Search Warrant operation at Slot 64, 3rd Floor, Royal Plaza Twin Towers, Remedios St. Malate Manila; and the seizure of 14,975.75 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride during a Search Warrant operation at Unit 1605, also at the Royal Plaza Twin Towers, and both operations transpired on June 21, 2021.

Informant “BOOM” received ₱1,836,348.28 for providing information to NPD Caloocan City Police Station Intelligence Section that resulted in the seizure of 25,558.81 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of two (2) personalities during a buy-bust operation at Block 30, Lot 17, Phase 12, Brgy. 188, Tala, Caloocan City on November 21, 2020.

Informant “CAMALIG” was awarded ₱744,606.34 for providing information to the Meycauayan City Police Station resulting to the seizure of 9,989.63 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of five (5) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along Pandayan Road, Brgy. Pandayan, Meycauayan City, Bulacan on July 1, 2020.

Informant “MAMBO” received ₱522,804.75 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR RSET 1 & 2 resulting to the dismantling of a small-scale clandestine laboratory and the seizure of 388.85 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of five (5) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation at #366B Finback St., Subic Bay, Freeport Zone, Zambales on January 15, 2021.

Informant “MAMBO” also received ₱1,400,623.09 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR resulting to the seizure of 18,079.989 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of five (5) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation at 134-EC Tionquiao Street, Gatchalian Subdivision, Las Piñas City on April 14, 2021.

Informant “BASILIO” was awarded ₱501,251.66 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR which resulted to in the seizure of 5,979.90 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of three (3) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation along EDSA infront of Petron Gasoline Station, Sierra Madre St., Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City on May 23, 2021.

In order to observe health protocols and minimize physical crowding during the awarding ceremony, only informants scheduled to receive amounts equal to or larger than ₱500,000.00 were present during the program; rewards below the half-million mark were turned over to concerned PDEA Regional Offices for awarding to their respective informants.

Informant “BASKO” will receive ₱36,000.74 for providing information to PDEA BARMM which resulted to the seizure of 749.9886 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of one (1) personality during a buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Notre Dame Avenue, Rosary Heights 3, Cotobato City on October 16, 2020.

Informant “EKANG” will receive ₱406,223.82 for providing information to PNP NPD Caloocan City Police Station DEU resulting in the seizure of 5,326.45 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of one (1) personality during a buy-bust operation at Block 15, Lot 7, Mangga Street, Amparo Subdivision, Barangay 179, Caloocan City on December 24, 2020.

Informant “JOJO” will receive ₱235,306.44 for providing information to PDEA CAR resulting in the seizure of 98,044.35 grams of Marijuana and the arrest of one (1) personality during an interdiction operation in Kapayawan, Otucan Norte, Bauko, Mountain Province on February 19, 2021.  The reward of Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Three Hundred Six Pesos and Forty Four Centavos (₱235,306.44) is computed for informant “JOJO”.

Informant “DATS” will receive ₱61,399.18 for providing information to PDEA BARMM resulting in the seizure of 494.4073 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of two (2) personalities during a buy-bust operation in Purok Krislam, Poblacion 2, Cotobato City on March 4, 2021.

Informant with “THOKS” will receive ₱62,430.61 for providing information to PDEA BARMM resulting in the seizure of 511.0296 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of two (2) personalities during a buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Mc Donalds Parking, Corner Quezon Avenue and Makakua St., Poblacion 5, Cotobato City on April 15, 2021.

Informant “BOYET” will receive ₱72,687.12 for providing information to PDEA CAR resulting in the seizure of 30,286.3 grams of Marijuana and the arrest of two (2) personalities during a buy-bust operation Ampawilen Poblacion, Sadanga, Mountain Province on April 23, 2021. 

Informant “MADAM” will receive ₱65,987.88 for providing information to PDEA BARMM resulting in the seizure of 510.1515 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of three (3) personalities during a buy-bust operation at Salibo Midsayap Highway, Brgy. Buayan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao on April 28, 2021. 

Informant “UKAY” will receive ₱41,361.86 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR NAIA-IADITG resulting in the seizure of 2,870 pieces of Ecstasy and the arrest of a drug personality during a controlled delivery operation at the Philippine Postal Corporation, Manila Central Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila on February 15, 2021.

Informant “KAMID” will receive ₱86,836.19 for providing information to PDEA BARMM that led to the seizure of 1,042 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of one (1) drug personality during a buy-bust operation along General Narciso Ramos Highway, Brgy. Matalin, Malabang, Lanao Del Sur on March 4, 2021.

Informant “KWALA” will receive ₱26,057.23 for providing information to PDEA CAR that led to the seizure of 10,857.18 grams of dried Marijuana leaves and the arrest of three (3) drug personalities during an interdiction operation in Ampawilen, Poblacion, Sadanga, Mountain Province on March 7, 2021.

Informant “KAP-PULONG” will receive ₱259,603.65 for providing information to PDEA CAR KALINGA-PO that led to the seizure of 108,168.19 grams of dried Marijuana leaves and the arrest of four (4) drug personalities during an interdiction operation in Sitio Cacaligan, Brgy. Bantay, Tabuk City, Kalinga on March 10, 2021.

Informant “DATU” will receive ₱223,564.28 for providing information to PDEA BARMM that led to the seizure of 3,083.40 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of one (1) drug personality during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Walled City, Jolo, Sulu on March 14, 2021.

Informant “POGI” will receive ₱28,056.44 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR SDO that led to the seizure of 393 pieces of Ecstasy and the arrest of three (3) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation at #28 Sampaguita Road, Pilar Village, Las Piñas City on April 17, 2021.

Informant “BABY” will receive ₱114,978.33 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR NAIA-IADITG which resulted to the seizure of 8,781 pieces of Ecstasy and the arrest of two (2) drug personalities during a controlled delivery operation in Quezon City Central Post Office, NIA Road, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City on May 11, 2021.

Informant “CLOSE IN” will receive ₱147,481.96 for providing information to PDEA RO-NCR which resulted to the seizure of 2,091.87 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of ten (10) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation at Block 1, Lot 23, Villa Rebecca Homes, Brgy. Tandang Sora, Quezon City on May 23, 2021.

Informant “JOKER” will receive ₱44,000.00 for providing information to PDEA RO-XII which resulted in the seizure of 11,000 pieces of fully grown Marijuana plant and the arrest of a drug personality during an eradication operation in Sitio Bandala, Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotobato on May 29, 2021.

Informant “EAGLE” will receive ₱29,477.54 for providing information to PDEA CAR which resulted in the seizure of 12,282.31 grams of dried Marijuana leaves and the arrest of a drug personality during an interdiction operation in Ampaliwen, Poblacion, Sadanga, Mountain Province on June 3, 2021.

Informant “MAHAL” will receive (₱57,012.32 for providing information to PDEA RO-IX which resulted in the seizure of 517.49 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and the arrest of a drug personality during a buy-bust operation at KCC Parking Lot, Brgy. Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City on July 18, 2021.

Informant “JAY R” will receive ₱47,067.60 for providing information to PDEA RO-III which resulted in the seizure of 19,611.50 grams of dried Marijuana leaves and the arrest of three (3) drug personalities during a buy-bust operation in Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet on July 21, 2021.

Finally, informant “PASTE” will receive ₱52,209.12 for providing information to PDEA CAR that led to the seizure of 21,753.80 grams of dried Marijuana leaves and the arrest of four (4) drug personalities during an interdiction operation in Barangay Otocan, Bauko, Mountain Province on August 11, 2021.

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