“Itong drugs ngayon is being operated by the 14K, ' Bamboo Triad.' They have taken over. It’s actually Taiwan and lahat na,” Duterte said in a speech at the 120th anniversary of the Department of Justice.
In May, P6.4 billion worth of shabu from mainland China was discovered in a warehouse in Valenzuela after it slipped past through the port of Manila allegedly through the help of corrupt Customs officials.Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) spokesman Derrick Carreon also said in December that mainland China is the origin of most meth in the Philippines.In the area of nullity, religions and the state often apply different rules.A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said China should not be blamed for the illegal drugs entering the Philippines.
"Now, I’d like to tell you now, kinuha na ng ' Bamboo Triad', ngayon it’s being run. The Chinese people have nothing to do with it," Duterte said in a speech at the 116th anniversary of the Balangiga incident in Eastern Samar.This section may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards, as the intro to this section is about marriage, and needs to be rewritten to discuss weddings ceremonies and traditions instead, as does the section on Christian customs.A large amount of info in the section on Jewish customs is commented out and needs to be incorporated.Senator Panfilo Lacson, a former Philippine National Police chief, however said in a tweet on Tuesday that there is no "Bamboo Triad." "It’s either Bamboo Gang of Taiwan or the Hong Kong Triad, also known as 14K," he said.On Monday, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila denied being a source of illegal drugs in the Philippines, saying it would continue working closely with Philippine authorities to fight the narcotics trade.Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception.