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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

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018 - 6:39 PM

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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

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

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

Roque on China, Caloocan cops ordered arrested, Canada on chopper deal | Midday wRap

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

Ombudsman probe on Dengvaxia, Aguirre on Mamasapano, Duterte in India | Evening wRap

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

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

Duterte and Trump on South China Sea, Trudeau at ASEAN, Arms cache in Marawi | Evening wRa

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Case files lost as fire tears through Caloocan City Police Station

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station is a center of controversy as its own policemen are the suspects in the separate killings of teenagers Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz

CITY POLICE. The Caloocan City Police Station before the fire. Rappler file photo

The police's menace of guns, power, and machismo

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

When we give a gun to a person tasked to police and protect us, do we hope or do we worry?

Carl Arnaiz, Pimentel, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Dela Rosa to sacked Caloocan cops: 'I am still very proud of you'

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa still believes in the goodness of the former Caloocan City policemen

RETRAINING. 1,157 former cops of Caloocan City on their first day of retraining and reorientation at the NCRPO in Taguig City on October 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa accuses media of painting PNP as drug war 'villain'

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:40 PM

'Observe natin dahil 'onting pagkakamali natin, palalakihin 'yan ng media, sigurado 'yan, sigurado,' claims Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

BIASED? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the media has focused too much on civilian victims of the drug war. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Caloocan policemen get tongue-lashing during send-off

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The last batch of Caloocan cops were sent off with an angry sermon from Metro Manila police chief Director Oscar Albayalde

CHASTISED. NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde scolds the last batch of Caloocan cops set for replacement. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

Dela Rosa tells Davao policemen to 'help' him in Caloocan

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Dela Rosa asks for volunteers among Davao police to replace the entire Caloocan police force, following a string of high-profile deaths that implicated the station

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa attends the 116th police service anniversary at ​Camp Quintin Merecido in Davao City on September 18. Photo by Mick Basa / Rapple

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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UN rights chief hits Duterte amid Kian's death

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:05 AM

I urge the government to uphold the Philippines international human rights obligations amid deeper reflection about the values that the Philippines stands for says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Taxi driver claims Arnaiz was robber, but killing seems 'scripted'

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Ang nangyari kasi sa police – yung pagkapatay nung prinesent kong hold upper is parang stage play o scripted yung pagkapatay says taxi driver Tomas Bagcal who also says he now fears for his safety

Tomas Bagcal, the driver of the alleged taxi held-up by one Carl Angelo Arnaiz on the early hours of Aug. 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

U.S. envoy says killings of teens Kian, Carl 'a tragedy'

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim calls for a probe into the deaths of two teenagers – Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz – at the hands of the Caloocan City police

'TRAGIC' DEATHS. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim describes the deaths of Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, and Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, as 'a tragedy.' Screen grab from Rappler video

Malacañang vows thorough probe into Carl Arnaiz death

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Palace says there is no government effort to whitewash the death of the teenager

Mother and sister of 19-year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, who was allegedly tortured and killed by Caloocan City policemen, file a case at the Department of Justice, Manila on September 4, 2017. Arnaiz was found inside a morgue in Caloocan after he was gone missing for 10 days. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Caloocan gets new police chief amid controversial cases

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo takes the helm as Caloocan City police face outrage over the recent deaths of two teenagers at the hands of cops

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre insists DOJ, not Ombudsman, authorized to handle Kian case

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Prosecutor General Gaña creates a 3 man prosecution panel to handle the case

KIAN CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre attends the hearing on Kian Delos Santos case on August 24, 2017 conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Caloocan bishop: 'Stop the killings, for heaven's sake!'

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the death of teenager Kian delos Santos served as a thorn that has pricked the conscience of our people and has awakened them from moral slumber

Kian's friends urge Caloocan cops: 'Aminin 'nyo na lang po'

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Wag nyo na pong ibahin yung kuwento Kian delos Santos best friend appeals to the police team involved in the teenager s death

JUSTICE. Friends and classmates of Kian delos Santos attend a mass held for the slain 17-year-old on August 25, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Nakaluhod tapos nasubsob': How Kian was shot, according to PAO

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Bullet trajectory and entry wounds point to murder says Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Acosta

CRIME SCENE. PAO Chief Persida Acosta visits the area where Kian delos Santos was shot and killed during a police anti-illegal drugs operation at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45 AM

This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: 'Pag walang baril, bigyan mo ng baril' – Duterte

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The alleged frame up that killed Kian Loyd delos Santos 17 brings to mind statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first year in office urging law enforcers to push criminals to fight back

'THE PUNISHER.' President Rodrigo Duterte checks one of the sniper rifles donated by China during a ceremonial handover of military assistance at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Kalookan bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Former Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri faces 8th graft charge

May 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

All this graft cases – filed within the last 2 months stem from the unauthorized awarding of million peso projects to contractors in road and drainage projects