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CIDG apologizes to Davao journalist arrested by mistake

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:29 PM

'We do realize that we should have heeded your call regarding your identity from the start and have released you at the airport,' the CIDG says in a statement

Police launch manhunt for Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

May 07, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The mayor is not home when authorities serve an arrest warrant against him in connection with the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Daraga police chief, faces Mayor Carlwyn Baldo's lawyer Merito Lovenzky Fernandez on Monday, May 6, after an hour of waiting outside the gate of Baldo's residence to arrest the embattled mayor. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

10 suspected vote-buyers arrested in Cavite

May 05, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Cavite gubernatorial bet Jonvic Remulla says the suspects are mere poll watchers who were arrested while distributing the travel allowance of their colleagues

VOTE-BUYERS? CIDG arrests suspected vote-buyers in Bacoor, Cavite. Photo from Shutterstock

Año, Albayalde back CIDG chief: He's a professional cop

May 01, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'He fully knows our policy of non-partisanship, especially during elections,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde of Major General Oscar Amador Corpus

'PROFESSIONAL.' Major General Amador Corpus shows CCTV clips on the killing of Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote in a press briefing in police national headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP taps CIDG to hunt down Eduardo Acierto

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:09 PM

The police intensifies its search for dismissed veteran anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

IN HIDING. Former police colonel Eduardo Acierto is now being searched for by the PNP CIDG. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Ex-CIDG chief: DOJ witness vs De Lima was involved in drug trade

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Retired police general Benjamin Magalong tells a Muntinlupa judge that they learned Rafael Ragos 'was involved in extorting and receiving payola from high profile inmates'

WITNESS. Former CIDG chief Benjamin Magalong talks to Senator Leila De Lima during a recess of the detained lawmaker's hearing at the Muntinlupa RTC on February 22, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

At least 23 dead in Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(11th UPDATE) More than a hundred others are injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27

Daraga Mayor Baldo faces corruption case before Ombudsman

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:54 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group claims Carlwyn Baldo paid the killers of Rodel Batocabe with funds from his office

MAYOR AND SUSPECT. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of masterminding the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

NDFP consultant Rey Casambre, wife arrested

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities arrest the two as part of the Philippine National Police's 'Oplan Pagtugis' and 'Oplan Paglalansag Omega'

ARRESTED. NDFP Consultant and Philippine Peace Center Executive Director Rey Casambre was arrested along with his wife December 7, 2018. Photo courtesy of Public Interest Law Center

Why send CIDG to Senate? 'We were being proactive,' says PNP

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'Hindi naman siguro natin kailangan nang utusan pa,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

PROACTIVE EFFORT. PNP Director Oscar Albaylde says CIDG operatives remain stationed at the Senate as part of the PNP's proactive efforts. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

PNP: We sent CIDG to ensure Trillanes' 'legal' arrest

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says cops will 'assist' the military in arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

ON STANDBY. Members of the CIDG at the Senate ready arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Intel cop gunned down in Quezon City

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM

PNP CIDG's Nepthalie Buensuceso is shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Police Officer III Nepthalie Buensuceso is killed by a motorcycle-riding suspect in Quezon City. Photo from Quezon City Police District

PNP mounts manhunt for 79-year-old Satur Ocampo, 3 others

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Also covered by the arrest warrants are incumbent anti-poverty commission head Liza Maza, ex-agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano and former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño

POLITICAL ARREST? Supporters of the 4 ex-lawmakers decry the arrest order issued 12 years after the case against them was filed. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

A first after Mamasapano: CIDG probes SAF over allowances mess

May 25, 2018 - 8:08 AM

It's the latest addition to the investigations already being pursued by the Ombudsman and the Senate

Bitcoin scam 'mastermind': Release me so I can return investors' money

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:50 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Rappler obtains a letter to investors by Arnel Ordonio, the alleged mastermind of the P900-million Bitcoin scam

'€˜MASTERMIND'€™. Arnel Ordonio is presented by the PNP to the media with his wife Leonady in Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Filipino couple amasses at least P900M in alleged Bitcoin scam

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(UPDATED) According to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Roel Obusan, the scam is structured like a pyramid scheme but with electronic money

Dimple Star Bus owner appears at CIDG after Duterte's order of arrest

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Dimple Star Bus owner Hilbert Napat appears before the CIDG after President Rodrigo Duterte orders his arrest

INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte, SAP Bong Go, and LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspect the crash site where Dimple Star Bus fell. Photo courtesy of SAP Bong Go

PNP admits fault in 'weak' drug case vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

This is a change of tune for Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, who earlier slammed the Department of Justice panel and called on them to use their 'conscience'

LACK OF EVIDENCE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits they are also at fault for filing a weak case against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Committing abuse just made easier

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM

A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.

Suspended councilor arrested in Batangas for unregistered firearm

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Police recover an unlicensed shotgun from the home of suspended Talisay Councilor Florencio Pesigan

ARRESTED. A suspended councilor in Talisay, Batangas is arrested for illegal possession of firearms.

PNP to issue 'guidelines' on subpoena powers

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The guidelines will be limited to how policemen will serve subpoenas, says PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan

JUST A VISIT. Cops go around Tondo, Manila to exhibit its relaunched Oplan Tokhang. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CIDG to DOJ: Stop witness protection for 'uncooperative' Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.

WORTHY OF PROTECTION? Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP to use subpoena powers if Lim, Espinosa drug charges dismissed

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan also says alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has recanted his confession at a 2016 Senate hearing that he was involved in illegal drugs

UNDER OATH. Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa takes his oath before testifying at the Senate hearing on the illegal drug trade in November 2016. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

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

Alejano to Dela Rosa: Craft rules for subpoena powers

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Gary Alejano, a soldier-turned-legislator, is among the sponsors of the now-controversial law that returns to the police the power to issue subpoenas

CONSCIENCE? Gary Alejano, among the authors of a bill that restored subpoena powers to the PNP, says an IRR must be crafted. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP to DOJ: Reverse dismissal of Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa charges

Mar 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa vows to use 'all legal remedies' to hold the suspected big-time drug personalities liable

FOR APPEAL. Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa presents Kerwin Espinosa to reporters. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Subpoenas intended for 'wealthy' and 'well-learned' – PNP CIDG chief

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Roel Obusan quashes fears that the subpoena will be used against the poor and defenseless

CIDG CHIEF. Director Roel Obusan speaks to reporters about the PNP's new subpoena powers in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

No rules to issue subpoenas, 'conscience' is enough – PNP chief Dela Rosa

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) The PNP refuses to put guidelines on issuing subpoenas

DELA ROSA. PNP chief Dela Rosa says 'conscience' is enough when it comes to filing subpoenas. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Cops arrest alleged scammer claiming to be Duterte's relative

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Jose Matias, who calls himself 'Attorney Jose Roa Matias II,' allegedly claimed to be President Rodrigo Duterte's relative so he could extort money from would-be barangay officials

'PEOPLE'S CONGRESS?' Jose Matias, who has been claiming to be a relative of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is nabbed by police. Screenshot from a CLTV36 news report

Lacson defends CIDG subpoena law: Read it first

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson, former chief of the Philippine National Police and author of the now-controversial law, says a person's rights are still in place

SUBPOENA POWER BACK. The CIDG is the PNP's premiere investigative unit. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why PNP's new subpoena powers threaten our rights

Mar 11, 2018 - 1:40 PM

'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte signs law licensing PNP chief, CIDG execs to issue subpoenas

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:33 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and the top two officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group can now issue subpoenas in aid of investigations

SUBPOENA POWERS. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

15 months after Espinosa slay, Marvin Marcos parties in Camp Crame

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Superintendent Marvin Marcos joins the anniversary party of the PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

SPOTTED. Marvin Marcos sits with regional chiefs of the CIDG. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP begins hunt for Joanna Demafelis' recruiters

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Police search for the people behind Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources, Incorporated – the recruiting agency which sent Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait

MOURNING. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of the NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

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Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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Police arrest alleged hitman posing as army sergeant

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

George Ginabay is accused of pretending to be 'Sergeant Guinolbay' to charge higher rates for carrying out murders

ACCUSED. Alleged hitman George Ginabay is presented at the CIDG national headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House approves bill that returns PNP CIDG's subpoena powers

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The bill intends to strengthen the CIDG's capacity to gather documents and interview witnesses in an investigation

CIDG POWERS. The House OKs a bill that would give the CIDG subpoena powers. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Koreans in Pampanga arrested for credit card fraud

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:44 PM

A local court in Angeles City also orders the confiscation of computers used to access the credit card information of Koreans and Chinese people abroad

OPERATORS. CIDG Pampanga operatives seize computer units and other gadgets from 3 residential units occupied by South Koreans in Angeles City on November 20, 2017. Also in photo are some of the Filipino 'computer operators' working for the Koreans. Contributed photo

PNP, AFP capture pair managing CPP-NPA logistics, finances

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental

CAPTURED. The PNP presents the CPP-NPA officials to the media. PNP Photo

Reynaldo de Guzman's funeral will push through – parents

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Eddie Gabriel insists it is his son they have been mourning for almost a week now Kulot s funeral will push through on Wednesday September 13 in Barracks Cemetery in Pasig City

FUNERAL TO PUSH THROUGH. Lito Obena, a Barangay Zone leader in Barangay, Anak Pawis, Cainta, Rizal tells reporters on Monday, Sept., 11, 2017 that the remains in the coffin was not Reynaldo ''Kulot'' de Guzman. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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CIDG ordered to probe Kian delos Santos slay

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Apart from another internal investigation the PNP says they are open to the probe of other groups to help in their internal cleansing

'KIAN IS MY SON'. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of Kian. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Duterte denies hand in downgrade of case vs cops in Espinosa slay

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Hindi ako nakikiusap yan tanungin nyo I never influenced my Secretary of Justice in saying you better file a lesser charge says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the pass in review during the 116th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP Transformation Oval’s Grandstand in Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Subpoena served on alleged drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being one of the biggest drug traders alias Jaguar is ordered to appear at the justice department in two weeks

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Both [Parojinog and Espinosa] are tagged as drug lords Too much of a coincidence? says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

COINCIDENCE? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raises the similarities in the circumstances that led to the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Senate file photo

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog killed in police raid

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:28 AM

4th UPDATE The Parojinogs are among those included in President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list but they deny the allegations

KILLED IN RAID. File photo of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog. Photo courtesy Ozamiz City official website