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Malacañang defends reappointment of customs officials tagged as corrupt

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:42 PM

The reappointment of Ariel Nepomuceno and Teddy Raval indicates they are cleared of involvement in the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling scandal, at least, in the eyes of President Rodrigo Duterte, says Malacañang

DOJ clears Faeldon, charges Taguba in shabu shipment case

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

DOJ says the PDEA did not clearly accuse Faeldon and other Customs officials in its complaint, meriting a dismissal

CLEARED. Former BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other Customs officials are cleared in the P6.4-bllion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Customs bureau foils smuggling of wildlife species

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

7 packages bound for Taiwan contain 123 Chinese softshell turtles mixed with live eels, says the Bureau of Customs

SEIZED. A turtle (pictured above) is among the species seized from packages bound for Taiwan at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from Bureau of Customs PIAD

Duterte transfers Customs execs accused of corruption to DOTr

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

President Duterte gives Milo Maestrecampo and Gerardo Gambala new government posts despite accusations of corruption and collaboration with drug smugglers

Majority floor leader Rodolfo Fariñas during a congress hearing regarding the seized P6.4 billion worth of smuggled shabu from China, during House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Customs officials open to lifestyle checks

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:43 PM

The BOC officials, however, say that the bureau should not be singled out

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Oct 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Gordon hits Aguirre for ‘cavalier’ attitude in smuggled P6.4B drug shipment

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

'That’s his opinion but I vehemently deny that because his observations are without any basis, except for the fact that I have many things to do,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre

CAVALIER? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends the Senate hearing on the drugs shipment issue on September 19, 2017, where Senator Richard Gordon says he displayed a 'cavalier' attitude. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon wants bribery charges vs Paolo Duterte's councilor-friend

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:27 AM

While the senator recommends charges against Davao City councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, he clears Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte of corruption allegations

PULONG'S FRIEND. Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr takes his oath at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China. File Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon puts blame on Taguba as 'central figure' in BOC corruption

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says charges should be filed against fixer Mark Taguba, adding that he was 'less than forthright' in the hearings

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon to seek lifestyle check on Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

(2nd UPDATE) In his draft committee report, Senate blue ribbon chair Richard Gordon clears Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio from smuggling and says there is no evidence against them

38 officials affected in latest Bureau of Customs reshuffle

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Eight district collectors and 30 section chiefs are relieved from their post, while 3 PDEA officials join the bureau

Drilon vows to block BOC budget over lack of pre-shipment inspection

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:57 PM

'I have no qualms in saying that I have not opposed the approval of any budget here in my 19 years. But this time I will put my foot down,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

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Oct 06, 2017 - 12:41 PM

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Faeldon says DOJ has no jurisdiction over drug complaint against him

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:05 PM

In his motion asking the DOJ to dismiss the complaint, the former BOC commissioner says it is the Office of the Ombudsman which has jurisdiction

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Employee says she collected ‘tara’ for Customs intel officers

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Customs' intelligence officers accuse the employee of transacting with Mark Taguba on her own

TARA? Former Customs Intelligence chief Neil Estrella (middle) and intelligence officer Joel Pinawin (right) deny ever receiving grease money from broker Taguba. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Solano, Lacson, Hefner | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Lacson files graft, economic sabotage complaint vs Faeldon

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says former customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon should face life imprisonment for alleged 'large-scale' smuggling of rice

SMUGGLING. Senator Panfilo Lacson files a complaint for graft and economic sabotage against Nicanor Faeldon and others allegedly involved in rice smuggling. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Solano, SALN, China | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:41 PM

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Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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Senate ethics panel puts on hold Faeldon's complaints

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:50 PM

'Hindi mo kami kinikilala eh, 'Di mo nirerespeto Senado, ba't namin irerespeto complaint mo?' says Senate Majority Leader and ethics panel chair Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Special stop orders' under Faeldon used for 'doble tara' – Lacson

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the scheme is among the 'mysteries' under former Customs chief Faeldon's administration

'DOBLE TARA.' Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the issuance of special stop orders during the stint of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Photo from Senate PRIB

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) This is the second ethics complaint filed against a senator by the former Customs commissioner, who has strongly refused to face a Senate investigation into drug smuggling and BOC corruption

ETHICS CASE. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon files an ethics complaint against his former friend Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

LIVE: Senate hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Lacson to file graft, economic sabotage charges vs Faeldon

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he has documents and affidavits to back the charges he will file against the former Customs commissioner

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee resumes it probe on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte to Paolo: If you're guilty, I'll order you killed

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll protect police if they catch his eldest son committing a crime

ACCUSED. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte attends the Senate hearing on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment smuggled from China, September 7, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

PDEA files complaint vs Faeldon, 11 others over smuggled shabu

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The respondents face a string of complaints, such as allegedly conspiring to import illegal drugs, protecting drug traffickers, and violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act

COMPLAINTS. Former BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and several others face complaints over the P6.4-bllion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

DOJ starts investigation into P6.4B smuggled shabu shipment

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Mark Taguba's lawyer says the NBI complaint is flawed and incomplete

MIDDLEMAN. Businessman Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the drug shipment, is presented by Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after his arrest during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on August 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Lacson

Sep 18, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The former Bureau of Customs chief files an ethics complaint against the senator for the lawmaker's privilege speech implicating him in corrupt practices inside the bureau

Trillanes, Reynaldo de Guzman, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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From Hello Garci to 'Big Brother': Who is Allen Capuyan?

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:22 PM

A 2005 Newsbreak report identifies retired Colonel Allen Capuyan as the number one suspect behind wiretapping operations conducted by an army unit during the Arroyo administration

Gen. Allen Capuyan, AGM for Security and Emergency Services of MIAA attends the September 7 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate detains Faeldon for refusing to face BOC corruption probe

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is not disrespecting the Senate despite his insistence that he would not face the probe because of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV

CONVINCING FAELDON. Senator Richard Gordon talks to former BOC Commissioner Nick Faeldon inside the Senate detention room on September 11, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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Sep 11, 2017 - 12:50 PM

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Gordon puts Taguba under Senate 'protection' again

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon takes back his earlier decision to remove Mark Taguba s protection and says that had nothing to do with Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gordon says Senate removed Taguba security because it's expensive

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also admits not consulting other members with his decision saying they were already in a rush

Faeldon: 'I'll gladly stay in jail' than attend Senate probe

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:12 PM

By Monday I will go to the Senate and have myself arrested but I will not go to attend the hearing says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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'The boy with the drogang tattoo': Netizens share Paolo Duterte memes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Twitter users speculate over the alleged ink Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has on his back

Faeldon skips Senate probe again to 'protest' bias of senators

Sep 07, 2017 - 11:21 AM

UPDATED The Senate blue ribbon committee has cited former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon in contempt for skipping the probe despite a subpoena

ALLEGATION. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon accuses Panfilo Lacson Jr, the son of Senator Panfilo, of involvement in smuggling in a news briefing on August 24, 2017

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Here s the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son in law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

PDEA officer in Valenzuela drug raid eyed for customs post

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:59 PM

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena says he also intends to appoint two other PDEA officers to hold critical posts within the BOC

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. Customs Commission Isidro Lapena addresses the Bureau of Customs after turnover ceremonies at the headquarters on August 30, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Manases Carpio to attend Sept 7 Senate hearing

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:42 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV reacting to the news says That s good Paghandaan nila mga itatanong ko

Gordon invites Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio to Senate smuggling probe

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Nakaramdam lang si Senator Gordon ng public pressure bibigay din pala says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who earlier moved to invite the two to the probe

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

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Sep 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Privatize, replace BOC? Ex-Customs chief says it isn't that simple

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Lawmaker and former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon says he would caution against prescribing a cure without fully knowing and understanding the conditions inside the bureau

In this photo taken November 8, 2012, a crane stacks shipping containers at the international container port in Manila. Philippine exports rose by a surprising 22.8 percent in September, staging a recovery after the massive fall in the previous month, the government said on November 13. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Duterte to son Paolo: Attend Senate smuggling probe but stay 'silent'

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also advises resource persons who would be invited to the ongoing Senate investigation to invoke their right against self incrimination and not answer questions

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier dared critics to prove that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is behind smuggling. Malacañang file photo