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PNP Western Visayas clears Espenido of drug links

Feb 24, 2020 - 1:05 PM

This is the first step in Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido's removal from President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug list

VETTED. Jovie Espenido at the Department of Justice in Manila on August 29, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Drug-listed Espenido faces probe for speaking out vs PNP

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:33 AM

PNP chief Gamboa says that all the cops included in Duterte’s drug list had been given the 'general instruction' to keep silent about the list

IN HOT WATER. Jovie Espenido during the Senate hearing on the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rapler

Espenido breaks his silence: PNP committed failure of intelligence on drug list

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:06 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido believes that PNP officials, including top cop General Archie Gamboa, have failed him in verifying information about him

DRUG-LISTED. Jovie Espenido during a Senate probe into the death of the late Rolando Espinosa Sr. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte can still lose confidence in Espenido depending on intel

Feb 17, 2020 - 2:35 PM

As the Commander-in-Chief, law enforcement and intelligence agencies answer to Duterte

LISTED. Jovie Espenido talks to reporters after receiving a medal for his efforts on the administration's war on drugs in 2017. Rappler screengrab.

Robredo calls on PNP to punish, not tolerate, erring cops

Feb 16, 2020 - 5:45 PM

If the Philippine National Police is perceived as 'covering up' wrongdoing, people would lose trust in the institution, says Vice President Leni Robredo

PNP CHIEF. In this file photo, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa troops the line during his arrival Ceremony at Camp Crame on January 21, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Duterte believes Espenido is clean’ – Malacañang

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Police Lieutenant Colonel Espenido 'continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of the President'

DUTERTE'S BACKING. File photo of Police Lieutenent Colonel Jovie Espenido. Rappler screengrab.

Año confirms Espenido is on Duterte's own drug list

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirms Rappler's report that drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido is on President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list

CONFIRMED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año delivers a speech during the launching of the Inter-Agency Task Force Federalism and Constitutional Reform in Camp Crame on Monday, January 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Feeling 'insulted' by media, Gamboa keeps mum on Espenido

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:54 AM

PNP chief Gamboa says he promised not to answer questions from Rappler again after it broke the story on Lieutenant Colonel Espenido being part of Duterte's drug list

'NO COMMENT.' PNP chief General Archie Gamboa refuses to address the controversy arising from drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido being included in President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Drug war poster boy Jovie Espenido is on Duterte drug list

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:14 PM

One of President Rodrigo Duterte's most lauded cops is on his own drug list

GOLDEN BOY TAINTED. Controversial police officer Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido is in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Espenido shipped out of Bacolod

Feb 08, 2020 - 6:24 PM

This comes after he was ordered relieved by the PNP national headquarters effective February 5

CONTROVERSIAL COP. In this file photo, Jovie Espenido files a counter affidavit on August 29, 2017 along with 3 of his subordinates in connection with the deadly police operation which killed 9 suspected criminals in Ozamiz City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

High-value target, 2 others slip past Espenido’s drug bust

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Next time, the controversial cop says, he will not fail

NEXT TIME. File photo of  Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will be reassigned to a place targeted by the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rapler

Duterte orders Espenido: 'Go, start killing' in Bacolod

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:14 AM

President Duterte dispatches to the city he describes as 'badly hit now' a freshly minted Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espinosa

SENT BY DUTERTE. Controversial police officer Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido faces the local media at the Bacolod City Police Office headquarters Wednesday night, October 16. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte orders return of 'drug war' cop Espenido to Ozamiz

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:05 PM

(UPDATED) Jovie Espenido, who faces homicide charges over the killing of 6 people during an Ozamiz police operation, is going back to the city

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal to Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Espenido was hailed for his successful anti-illegal drug operations in Ozamiz City. The President has then reassigned Espenido to Iloilo City. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Drug war cop Espenido assigned to Virac, Catanduanes

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is known for serving as police chief of the localities where mayors Rolando Espinosa and Reynaldo Parojinog were killed by policemen

NEW ASSIGNMENT. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the Senate probe on extrajudicial killings. Rappler file photo

DOJ indicts Jovie Espenido for homicide over bloody Ozamiz raid

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The justice department junks the complaints of murder and arbitrary detention against the celebrated cop and members of his team

INDICTED. Ozamiz City Police Chief Jovie Espenido is indicted for 6 counts of homicide over a bloody operation in 2017 that killed 7 'nanlaban' suspects. Rappler file photo

Iloilo mayor Mabilog charged with graft over towing project

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Ombudsman also indicts former Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava II, who allegedly connived with the mayor to set up a towing firm that would bag a government contract

SICK LEAVE. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog goes on sick leave after President Rodrigo Duterte repeats his accusation against the mayor for having drug links in the city the President calls the 'most shabulized' in the Philippines. Photo from Mayor Mabilog's Facebook page

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Sep 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Duterte himself cancelled Espenido’s Iloilo assignment – Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:28 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says President Rodrigo Duterte himself revoked his own order assigning Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido to Iloilo City

DUTERTE'S ORDER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Espenido's reassignment to Iloilo City cancelled – PNP

Sep 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

2ND UPDATE Senior Superintendent Henry Biñas will take over the Iloilo City post according to Chief Superintendent Cesar Binag

APPOINTMENT CANCELLED. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido talks to reporters after receiving a medal for his efforts on the administration's war on drugs. Rappler screengrab.

Jovie Espenido sans the uniform

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Before becoming a cop Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido ran a small town sari sari store Now he dreams of becoming the chief of the Philippine National Police

MODEL COP. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido takes a break after being awarded by the Philippine National Police. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Drilon says no talks of protection for Iloilo Mayor Jed Mabilog

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says he only talked to his second cousin to inform him of the news that Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has been reassigned to Iloilo City

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Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Why Jovie Espenido can't be Iloilo's chief of police

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Chief Inspector Espenido is given an officer in charge position because his current rank is not in keeping with requirements for a city as big as Iloilo

OIC ONLY. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido talks to reporters after receiving a medal for his efforts on the administration's war on drugs. Rappler screengrab.

Duterte says lifestyle check shows Jed Mabilog lives in 'palace'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog wants to meet with him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in illegal drugs in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa: Espenido should be in Ozamiz, not Iloilo

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has not finished his job in Ozamiz City

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald dela Rosa faces media after a command conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Espenido on Mabilog, Robredo, Kim Jong-Un | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Aug 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Espenido: It's 'God's will' if Iloilo City Mayor Mabilog will live longer

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

When asked for his message to Mayor Mabilog Espenido simply says Regards lang Kita kits tayo

ESPENIDO. Newly installed Iloilo police chief Jovie Espenido files a counter affidavit along with 3 of his subordinates in connection with the deadly police operation which killed 9 suspected criminals in Ozamiz City two months ago during the preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila on August 29, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Aug 28, 2017 - 6:32 PM

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Narcopolitician or 'best' mayor? Who is Iloilo City's Jed Mabilog?

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Aside from his drug links, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog has been accused of having unexplained wealth by former allies

Duterte to Iloilo Mayor Mabilog: End drug ties now

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:42 PM

I ll tell you again Mayor dinadawit ka says President Rodrigo Duterte after announcing that Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is headed for Iloilo

Drilon expresses concern over Espenido reassignment to Iloilo

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:20 PM

But Lacson says he has known Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido as a focused diligent and upright man despite questions over the cop s track record

NEW POST. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte awards then-Ozamiz City police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido for outstanding work against illegal drugs during the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Iloilo mayor welcomes Espenido: ‘We can learn something from him’

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog is unfazed despite Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s history of having two mayors dead under his watch

WELCOME. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will greatly contribute to the war on drugs in his city. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

Espenido, Trillanes, Khosrowshahi | Midday wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Albuera, Ozamiz's Espenido gets new assignment: Iloilo

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:33 AM

UPDATED Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is also awarded the Magalong Medal Order of Lapu Lapu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal to Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Espenido was hailed for his successful anti-illegal drug operations in Ozamiz City. The President has then reassigned Espenido to Iloilo City. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Espenido warns narco-politicians in next post: Resign now, live longer

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Espenido also vows to identify the policemen who allegedly served as gunmen for the Parojinog clan

SOUGHT-AFTER. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will be reassigned to a place targeted by the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rapler

Jovie Espenido's secret to fighting crime? His faith

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Every time the clock strikes 7 Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s cops band together inside their office not for an operation briefing but to read the bible

Ozamiz police chief to get ‘special award,’ new assignment after Parojinog raid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido was the chief of police in Albuera Leyte and in Ozamiz City Misamis Occidental when their mayors were killed in the drug war

RECOGNIZED. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinosa is set to receive an award after his work in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa on Kuratong Baleleng threat: ‘Bring it on’

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:16 AM

The chief of the Philippine National Police dares the Kuratong Baleleng criminal group to come after cops saying they are not afraid

UNFAZED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Ozamiz mayor on drug list welcomes cop who chased after Espinosas

Dec 24, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s last assignment led to the arrest of the mayor of Albuera Leyte whom President Duterte had linked to the drugs trade

POLICE CHIEF. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during a Senate probe into the death of the late Rolando Espinosa Sr. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima hits senators: Citing Dayan in contempt was 'baseless'

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Senator Leila de Lima is disappointed that some of her colleagues were trying to pin her down based on their respective line of questioning during Monday s probe

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs and the committee on justice and human rights resumes its probe on December 5, 2016 investigating the death of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr.

‪Dela Rosa cries at Senate probe: 'Ako'y hirap na hirap na'

Nov 23, 2016 - 3:23 PM

There are times I don t know who to trust says top cop Ronald dela Rosa who cannot hide his frustration in his bid to reform the Philippine National Police

EMOTIONAL PNP CHIEF. PNP chief Director general Ronald dela Rosa turns emotional at the Senate inquiry into the death Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr on November 23, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kerwin Espinosa: I gave P8M to De Lima through Ronnie Dayan

Nov 23, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa says he never handed money directly to Senator Leila de Lima or talked to her about the supposed transaction facilitated by her former driver

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs joint with the committee on justice and human rights on November 23, 2016 resumes its public inquiry and investigation on the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

Kerwin Espinosa: Albuera top cop introduced me to Ronnie Dayan

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:08 AM

3rd UPDATE Kerwin Espinosa testifies at the Senate inquiry into the death of his father Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

SENATE PROBE. Alleged drug lord takes his oath before testifying at the Senate inquiry into the death of his father, the late Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr on November 23, 2016. Photo from Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB  PHOTO: CESAR TOMAMBO/PRIB

Senate probe: Poorly-written script in Espinosa killing?

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:18 PM

The big question is who will the senators believe especially after Duterte declares he believes the police?

LEYTE POLICE. CIDG 8 cops Marcos, Laraga, and Matira, during the Senate probe into Espinosa's death. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Nov 10, 2016 - 10:12 PM

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Richard Gomez to sue Albuera cop who linked him to drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED The actor turned Ormoc mayor says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido – chief of police of Albuera Leyte – is beholden to his political opponent

Albuera police chief accused of coddling drug suspect

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:46 AM

A Leyte based journalist accuses Albuera police chief Jovie Espenido of protecting a drug suspect linked to one of the biggest illegal drug operators in Eastern Visayas

ACCUSED. Albuera police chief Jovie Espenido is accused of coddling a drug suspect, in a complaint filed by a Leyte-based journalist. File photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

CIDG official: Richard Gomez, 3 Leyte execs linked to Espinosa drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:24 AM

UPDATED That is ridiculous and outright laughable Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez says in response to the allegation made by Police Chief Inspector Leo Laraga at the Senate inquiry into the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

ESPINOSA DRUG GROUP? A police official links actor and Ormoc City mayor Richard Gomez to the Espinosa drug group. File photo