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Basilan barangay captain caught keeping illegal drugs, firearms

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Adzhar Macrohon, chairman of Barangay Bato in Lamitan City, is arrested in an early morning drug raid by the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

ARRESTED. Barangay Bato, Lamitan City chairman Adzhar Macrohon is facing illegal possession of firearms and explosives, and possession of illegal drugs charges. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

PDEA seizes P57.5M worth of shabu at FedEx branch

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:26 PM

A drug suspect based in California sends 11.5 kilograms of alleged shabu into the country, declaring them as 'toys'

BIG HAUL. The PDEA reels in almost 12 kilograms of shabu within 5 days. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

P50-M shabu, firearms seized from Parojinog-linked homes in Ozamiz

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Police say the shabu and the firearms were seized from 4 houses owned by supporters of the late Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was killed in a bloody drug raid

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Maasim mayor Lopez surrenders to Pacquiao

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr surrenders just hours after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his home

SURRENDER. Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr (middle) surrenders to Senator Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City on October 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Manny Pacquiao

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Caloocan police awarded best in Metro Manila same week Kian, Carl killed

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:57 PM

From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?

AWARDED. Caloocan City Police Station is visited by residents. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa admits Kian killing 'was an overkill'

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:13 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police chief says Kian delos Santos may have been shot too many times Maraming tama yung bata Parang nasobrahan nasobrahan

'TOO MUCH'?. Police officers led by Dela Rosa huddle before the start of the senate probe into the death and killing of Kian delos Santos. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Informant, drug suspect implicating Kian is same person – witnesses

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Did police betray their asset by nabbing him the day after he helped in raiding Kian delos Santos neighborhood?

TOO SOON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of Kian. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Kian and Carl: What the deaths of two boys have in common

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:16 PM

UPDATED Kian delos Santos 17 and Carl Arnaiz 19 – handcuffed kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart

BOYS KILLED. Kian delos Santos (L) and Carl Arnaiz are boys both killed in police operations for supposedly fighting back. Photos from their Facebook pages

Carl Arnaiz another Kian delos Santos? Nope, says Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED Carl Arnaiz was a 19 year old slain by police after supposedly hijacking a taxi Like Kian delos Santos his autopsy points to cops using excessive violence

'NOT LIKE KIAN'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public not to liken Carl Arnaiz to Kian delos Santos. Photo from Arnaiz's Facebook page

Police seize drugs, firearms from Puerto Princesa vice mayor's house

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Police raid the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III and find firearms and suspected illegal drugs

RAIDED. Police searches the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida, finding drugs. Photo from the Puerto Princesa government official website

Iloilo's 'most wanted drug personality' killed in police raid

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Philippine National Police has marked Richard Prevendido as a national target while the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has tagged him as a high value target

DRUG LORD. Richard Prevendido is blacklisted by the PNP, PDEA, and the local government unit of Iloilo City. File photo from PNP

Dela Rosa backs body cameras for cops

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:29 PM

The top cop changes his tune on the proposal amid outrage over the killing of Kian delos Santos

YES TO BODY CAMS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives a press briefing at the PNP National Headquarters. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

'Walang nanlaban': None killed in Makati drug raid

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:48 PM

While no one is killed 84 people are captured in the one time big time operation against drug and crime suspects in Makati City

CAPTURED. Some 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Drug raids toll hits 81 in 4 days

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Police kill 24 drug suspects in Camanava leading to 81 total deaths in 4 days of anti drug and anti crime operations

'NANLABAN'. At least 3 drug suspects were apprehended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rise in deaths in police operations 'normal' – Dela Rosa

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:33 PM

May namatay dahil lumaban I don t think dapat ikakaalarma iyan says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

'NORMAL'. PNP chief Dela Rosa says the deaths are normal because suspects fought back. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler