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MMDA, Caloocan City Hall tear down 2 barangay halls

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Caloocan City officials demolish a pair of barangay offices built on sidewalks

DEMOLITION. A Caloocan barangay is torn down. Photos from Caloocan PIO

Bullet that killed 6-year-old came from Caloocan cop – NCRPO

May 02, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar tells Rappler that the bullet that killed Gian Habal matched the pistol of Police Corporal Rocky delos Reyes

CALOOCAN COPS. Trainees of the Caloocan City Police Station stand in formation outside their headquarters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

6-year-old killed by stray bullet in Caloocan police operation

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Grade 1 student Gian Habal is killed by a stray bullet from an 'irregular' police operation while playing outside their home in Caloocan City

Caloocan mayor wants repeal of ordinance vs women wearing shorts

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Malapitan says women should have the freedom to wear what they want when in Caloocan

2 girls rescued from online sexual exploitation in Caloocan

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The siblings, aged 5 and 11, are now in the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

[OPINION] Pablo Virgilio David: The shepherd of Caloocan

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings

Court verdict: Cops lied, Kian delos Santos helplessly killed

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:27 PM

'Never has homicide or murder been a function of law enforcement. The public peace is never predicated on the cost of human life,' says Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr of Caloocan

GUILTY. PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO3 Arnel Oares (L-R) are guilty of murder for the killing of Kian delos Santos.  File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Policemen guilty in Kian delos Santos killing

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The cops face the penalty of reclusion perpetua, or imprisonment for 20 to 40 years, without eligibility for parole

GUILTY. Cops (in yellow shirts) found guilty of murdering Kian delos Santos try to hide their faces as they are led outside the courthouse on November 29, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte: Build chapels in your house, no need to go to church

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a vocal critic of the government's bloody anti-drug campaign, responds to the President's renewed attacks on his person

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Caloocan bishop denies Duterte's accusation of stealing

Nov 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM

'I think he has confused me for someone else,' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a thundering voice against the killings under the Duterte administration

Diocese of Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, DD officiated a mass for the dead at the Old Chapel of the La Loma Catholic Cemetery on All Souls' Day, November 2, 2018. Hi homily centered on the value of the human being. November 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mother and son in viral video punished for littering in Caloocan

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The Caloocan City government orders Maria Elena Paras and son Ian to pay a fine, do community service, and attend a seminar for violating the law

Caloocan court to decide Kian delos Santos case in November

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The court concluded the hearing and set November 26 for the promulgation of judgment

Relatives and friends join Trixia delos Santos lights candle and offer prayers Wednesday, August 15, 2018, on the site where her brother Kian delos Santos killed in Baesa Libis, Brgy. 160 as they remember the 1st death anniversary of her brother. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Was it dark or not where Kian was killed? Cop testifies

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:50 PM

State prosecutor Robert Ong says, 'Halata namang nagsisinungaling siya'

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kian memorial is for all EJK victims, too

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:44 PM

A memorial marker for slain 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos is unveiled in Caloocan City a year after his death

FIRST ANNIVERSARY. A commemorative marker remembers the death of Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old killed by police in 2017 during an anti-drug operation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Children’s council chief charged over P10M worth of ghost projects

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon Uy used as conduit an NGO previously linked to a pork barrel scam

CHARGED. Former Caloocan Representative Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is charged with graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation thru falsification of public documents over P10 million PDAF scam. Photo from CWC website

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

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Bishop slams 'death squads' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'We used to call them bonnet gangs. Now we just call them what they really are – death squads,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

SHEPHERD. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David celebrates Mass at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on July 19, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Policemen in Kian delos Santos case to take witness stand

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Policemen have to answer eyewitness testimonies that accuse them of shooting to death a kneeling teen. PO3 Arnel Oares will be up first.

KIAN TRIAL. File photo of the accused policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares (L-R) in a Senate investigation into the Kian delos Santos slay case. Photo by Rappler

[OPINYON] May panahon para manahimik, magsalita

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

May panahon para basagin ang katahimikan, may panahon para magsalita. At ngayon na ang panahon na iyon.

PANAHON. Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David gives a homily at Sts. Peter and John Parish on June 23. Photo courtesy of Angelo Mangahas

Bishops hit priests carrying guns amid killings

Jun 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Gun-toting priests? They might want to consider leaving the priesthood and joining the police or the military instead,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

NO TO KILLINGS. The Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) leads a lightning protest to urge the government to immediately resolution of the killing of Father Richmond Nilo and other victims of murder. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jun 11, 2018 - 6:39 PM

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'Natutumba na ako': How the elderly struggled in barangay polls

May 14, 2018 - 2:21 PM

While many senior citizens persist, others choose to leave. 'Kami na nga 'tong gustong bumoto, pinapahirapan pa,' complains Cristina Cañete of Caloocan City.

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PNP to form group vs Caloocan riding-in-tandem shooters

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan says it will be a small group predominantly composed of cop operatives

READY FOR SHOOTERS. Quezon City cops accept motorcycles from the city government to fight riding-in-tandem killers. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Caloocan has criminal group 'fond of shooting' people – PNP chief

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Meron talagang grupo d'yan na malapit na, mahuli rin yan, ma-engkwentro rin ng pulis 'yan na mahilig mamaril ng mga pushers or kahit na hindi pushers,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald Dela Rosa at the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Caloocan police chief sacked over 'unsolved' cases

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post as Caloocan City police chief

SACKED. Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bishops hit DOJ for clearing Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process

'DUMBFOUNDED.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas hits the 'insulting' DOJ decision dismissing drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Women in the police force

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Once they’ve managed to break the barrier, the next challenge is to be sent to the field as most policewomen are assigned to do administrative work

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA 32. Activist nun Sister Mary John Mananzan speaks at a rally at the People Power Monument to mark the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sister of drug war victim Carl Arnaiz gets full scholarship from CHED

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:05 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the grant was given to Camille Anne Arnaiz upon President Rodrigo Duterte's orders

FREE EDUCATION. CHED OIC Popoy De Vera hands over the certificate of educational coverage to Camille Anne Arnaiz on February 9, 2018. Photo from CHED

IN PHOTOS: Kin of drug war victims gather in prayer on Valentine's Day

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Many of the bereaved parents, widows, and orphans who took part in the prayers come from Bagong Silang in Caloocan, one of the most gravely affected communities in Metro Manila in terms of fatalities

PRAYERS. Photos by CSO-CHR Consultative Caucus on Human Rights

On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

UP statistician questions survey tagging Caloocan cops as most trusted

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'Medyo malabo 'yung survey at results, maraming questions na kailangan pa sagutin to explain possible errors,' says University of the Philippine statistics professor Peter Cayton

IN DOUBT. UP statistician Peter Cayton questions the procedures of the Napolcom survey naming Caloocan City police as most trusted. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

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Feb 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

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Caloocan police most trusted? 'Muntikan na ako himatayin,' says chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Muntikan na akong himatayin. Isipin mo, most trusted police kami sa Metro Manila?' says Caloocan City police chief Jemar Modequillo

POLICE CHIEF. Senior Superintendent Jema Modequillo heads the Caloocan City Police Station after the entire police force was sacked last September. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Court orders arrest of cops, informant in Kian delos Santos slay

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Caloocan City cops and their informant are charged with murder and violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act for planting evidence

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Caloocan police most trusted Metro Manila cops in 2017 – Napolcom

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station garners an 88.8% trust rating, besting 16 other Metro Manila police stations

MOST TRUSTED. Caloocan cops gather at Camp Bagong Diwa for their 30-day reorientation camp. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ orders filing of murder charges vs cops in Kian slay

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:58 PM

DOJ clears the cops' station commander Chief Inspector Amor Cerillo 'because there was the absence of conspiracy'

FACING CHARGES. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jan 25, 2018 - 10:27 PM

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DOJ charges cops for killing teens Arnaiz, De Guzman

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Two Caloocan City cops 'planned and committed all the crimes with a common desire to eliminate' Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman, the DOJ says

RESTING PLACE. Kulot de Guzman is buried on September 13, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

IN PHOTOS: When the Church rose up vs killings in 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 7:07 AM

Rappler compiles 12 best images of the Philippine Catholic Church that prayed, marched, and fought for the value of life this year

NOT HOPELESS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle embraces a graduate of the Archdiocese of Manila's Sanlakbay drug rehabilitation program on October 21, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bishop seeks freedom of supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:03 PM

'For heaven's sake, let's get this man out of jail! I am willing to repay his employer, the supermarket owner, a hundred times over,' says Bishop Pablo David

BISHOP'S APPEAL. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says he is willing to repay 'a hundred times over' the employer of a supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Caloocan policemen in killing of 'shirtless man' relieved

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:15 AM

The chief of the Caloocan City police 'administratively relieved' the two policemen involved to prevent their influencing the ongoing investigation

49 Caloocan cops fail boot camp after missing drug test

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Out of 1,076 sacked Caloocan cops, 972 passed and 104 failed their month-long retraining and reorientation

BE RIGHT BACK. Caloocan cops rest after their 'graduation' ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Suspended Caloocan police set to return

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The 1,000-strong Caloocan City police force will be coming from a months-long suspension following a string of controversies

PNP CHIEF. Dela Rosa faces sacked Caloocan cops for their first day of retraining and reorientation at Camp Bagong Diwa. PNP photo

PNP internal probe: Cops 'intentionally killed' Carl Arnaiz

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:53 AM

The PNP Internal Affairs Service recommends the dismissal from the service of the two Caloocan cops involved in the operation that killed Carl Arnaiz, and the demotion of the Caloocan City Police Community Precinct 2 chief

SLAIN TEEN. Chicks rest atop Carl Arnaiz's coffin to peck on the conscience of his killers. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Caloocan City Police Station after the fire

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Here is a look at the Caloocan City Police Station, following a fire that reduced entire offices and thousands of case files into ashes

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