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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

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

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:40 AM

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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

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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

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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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Sep 04, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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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

Trillanes says Duterte's verbal attack shows he's in panic

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Si President Duterte ay nagpa panic dahil malapit na mabunyag ang mga illegal na gawain ng kanilang pamilya says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WORD WAR. The word war between President Rodrigo Duterte and his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, continues. Senate file photo

Duterte slams 'ignorant' Trillanes as 'political ISIS'

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:14 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes these remarks as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV tags Duterte s kin – his son Paolo and son in law Manases – in alleged smuggling

'POLITICAL ISIS.' President Rodrigo Duterte slams Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as 'political ISIS' for his supposed ignorance. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Senate minority hits Gordon plan to file ethics case vs Trillanes

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Is this ethics case meant to silence the opposition in the Senate and the critics of the administration? opposition senators ask

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Taguba changes tune: Paolo, Mans not part of BOC corruption

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Customs broker and fixer Taguba is being pressured but says text messages clearly identify Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Who is the real Tita Nanie? 3 out of 4 names stricken off the list

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED Customs broker and fixer Mark Ruben Taguba says Nani Cabato is the alleged real Tita Nanie

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon rejects motion to invite Duterte's son, son-in-law to smuggling probe

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says he is not out to protect President Rodrigo Duterte but he is only after the truth in the P6 4 million shabu shipment from China

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

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

Customs enforcement chief Ariel Nepomuceno resigns

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Nepomuceno s resignation comes after BOC intelligence chief Neil Anthony Estrella and Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon quit

Here's what else was in Taguba's text messages on Customs

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s son Paolo and son in law Mans Carpio are mentioned in text messages of Customs fixer Mark Taguba to Tita Nanie

New Customs chief vows ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:50 PM

If you are not with me step aside because I am looking to steamroll major changes across the bureau new Customs chief Isidro Lapeña warns BOC officials and employees

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

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Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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Gordon says China to blame for P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The shabu problem begins with China and ends with China says Senator Richard Gordon as he reiterates there is no evidence against Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

APOLOGIZE. Senator Richard Gordon wants the Commission on Human Rights to apologize to the Senate after the remark of a CHR commissioner against him and other senators. Photo by Camille Elemia

Planting drugs? House panel eyes case vs Faeldon

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The House committee on dangerous drugs is set to release its final report on how billions of pesos worth of shabu from China made it past the Bureau of Customs

FAELDON CHARGES. Representative Robert Barbers, chairman of the House committee on dangerous drugs, says they're eyeing the recommendation of charges against the outgoing BOC chairman. Bea Cupin/Rappler

Duterte son-in-law denies visits to BOC linked to smuggling

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED Manases Carpio husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a desperate rumormonger

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Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Paolo Duterte's 'friend' denies involvement in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr who skipped the Senate probe due to health issues confirms his meeting with Customs broker Mark Taguba

PAOLO DUTERTE AND SMALL ABELLERA. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (middle) with Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr (right). Photo sourced by the office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Espenido, Trillanes, Khosrowshahi | Midday wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Trillanes calls for Senate probe into BOC corruption after exposé

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says an inquiry is needed to finally carry out reforms in the scandal plagued Bureau of Customs

House panel eyes corruption case vs Faeldon

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The draft committee report against outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has yet to be finalized and approved by members of the House panel on dangerous drugs

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Illegal? What you need to know about ukay-ukay

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The commercial importation of secondhand clothing has been illegal since 1966