Eduardo Acierto - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Eduardo Acierto


The whistle-blowers against Duterte and his close allies

May 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, formerly known as Bikoy, is not the first whistle-blower to go public against either President Rodrigo Duterte or his close allies

ALLEGATIONS. Several individuals come out in the open to accuse President Rodrigo Duterte or the company he keeps of being involved in criminal activities.

Finding Acierto

May 06, 2019 - 8:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?

Interview with Eduardo Acierto

Acierto accuses Duterte gov’t of abducting colleague

May 06, 2019 - 12:11 PM

In a new clandestine video, Eduardo Acierto accuses the government of abducting his former anti-drug operations colleague retired police major Lito Pirote

NEW VIDEO. Eduardo Acierto sends a new clip of himself addressing Filipinos about the Philippine government. Screenshot from Acierto video

Malacañang offers P10M for capture of Eduardo Acierto

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Because of this large bounty from the Palace, the Department of Justice is no longer offering its own reward money for Eduardo Acierto and will use its funds to find the ex-cop's protectors instead

Interview with Eduardo Acierto

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-cop Acierto ordered arrested by Manila court over shabu shipment

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Manila Regional Trial Court issues arrest warrants against Acierto and 7 others

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

DOJ indicts ex-cop Acierto over magnetic lifters shabu case

Apr 17, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Dismissed PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo and resigned customs intel officer Jimmy Guban are also indicted for drug importation

INDICTED. Controversial ex-cop Eduardo Acierto is indicted for drug importation over intercepted magnetic lifters which were found to have contained shabu in 2018. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PODCAST: Ang alas ni Eduardo Acierto laban kay Michael Yang

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:29 PM

May kinalaman diumano ang dating presidential economic adviser na si Michael Yang sa operasyon ng ilegal na droga sa iba't ibang bahagi ng Pilipinas. Gaano ito katotoo?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Michael Yang – ang crony ni Digong

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Dahil kung mayroong isang malinaw na signpost ng pagdausdos sa diktadurya, ito ang pagsulpot ng mapagsamantalang mga negosyanteng umaali-aligid at bumubulong-bulong sa diktador

Gordon calls on PNP, PDEA to arrest ex-cop Acierto

Mar 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon adds there is no need to invite Eduardo Acierto to another Senate hearing 'unless there is new evidence' against Michael Yang

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Who is Eduardo Acierto: Criminal cop or whistleblower?

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Who is veteran anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto?

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte to police, military: Why is Acierto still alive?

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again attacks ex-cop Eduardo Acierto's credibility while absolving Michael Yang of drug links

INVOLVED? Sacked police senior superintendent Eduardo Acierto attends Senate probe into missing P6.8-billion shabu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP urges Acierto: File complaint on death threats so we can protect you

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The Philippine National Police says it is ready to extend help and protection to 'any citizen'

DISMISSED COP. Eduardo Acierto speaks out, claims Duterte’s economic adviser Michael Yang is into illegal drugs. He has been in hiding since Oct 2018, citing death threats. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PNP clears Michael Yang of drug links despite Acierto intel report

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'Otherwise, nagkaroon na ng investigation, at napabilang na ito sa mga bilang ng personalidad na involved sa illegal drugs,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac

DUTERTE CONSULTANT. President Rodrigo Duterte and his adviser Michael Yang pose for a photo inside an airplance. Photo from Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

Ex-cop Acierto speaks out: Duterte, PNP ignored intel on Michael Yang's drug links

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino confirms he received the intelligence report against presidential adviser Michael Yang and submitted it to Malacañang

Photo by Rappler

In cahoots? PDEA chief explains photo with fired drug-linked agents

Dec 03, 2018 - 6:51 PM

‘Kung sino man ang nagpalabas ng picture na ‘yan, it was given, it was published just to destroy my reputation, to destroy the image of PDEA,’ says Aaron Aquino

PARTY CRASHED. Aaron Aquino (R) with Eduardo Acierto (C) in the birthday party of Ismael Fajardo (L) at the PDEA main office gymnasium. Photo from the Office of Senator Richard Gordon.

Ex-cop, PDEA exec in P11-B shabu controversy missing

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Both have not been seen by their colleagues at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police

MISSING. Dismissed police colonel Eduardo Fajardo (L) and sacked PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo could not be found in their registered homes. Photos by Darren Langit, Ben Nabong, and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Gordon warns BOC’s Guerrero: Beware of ‘treacherous’ customs

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The senator shows newly-appointed Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero a photo of PDEA officials partying with an ex-cop supposedly involved in billion-peso shabu shipments

WARNING. Senator Richard Gordon gives newly appointed BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero words of advise. Photo of Rey by Darren Langit, Photo of Gordon by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon cites 4 witnesses in contempt over absence at shabu probe

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says the witnesses, including dismissed cop Eduardo Acierto and sacked PDEA official Ismael Fajardo, face arrest if they skip the next Senate hearing

ABSENT. Senator Richard Gordon wants those involved in the probe into the P11 billion missing shabu brought to the Senate for the next hearing. Graphics by Ken Bautista; Photos by Angie de Silva, Ben Nabong, and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House to summon sacked cops, Customs broker over shabu shipments

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:45 PM

House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers says they will continue establishing evidence for what they believe to be 'collusion' between the PDEA, BOC, and PNP

SHABU PROBE. House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers is the guest at the Ugnayan sa Batasan forum on November 12, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Guban 'tells all': Ex-cop behind billion-peso shabu shipments

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Ex-Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban, now under state protection, says he will answer 'in detail' any questions lawmakers may still have about the illegal drug shipments

NEW TESTIMONY. Jimmy Guban says dismissed cop Eduardo Acierto is behind magnetic lifters shipments containing illegal drugs. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal; Photos by Angie de Silva, Ben Nabong, and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte releases drug report accusing 3 law enforcers of corruption

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Asked about Chinese businessman Michael Yang, President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the special report and distributes it to reporters

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jaime Guban, who was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon in the previous senate inquiry. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ombudsman files criminal raps vs PNP generals over missing AK-47s

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Although controversial in itself the case has since taken on a more political tone since it involves one of the officers whom Aquino once considered to be the next PNP chief Petrasanta