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Court orders arrest of cops, informant in Kian delos Santos slay

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Caloocan City cops and their informant are charged with murder and violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act for planting evidence

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP internal probe finds that cops conspired to murder Kian

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:33 AM

The PNP Internal Affairs Service says PO3 Arnel Oares, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO1 Jeremias Pereda planned the killing of Kian delos Santos

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 11-17, 2017

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo


Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'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

LOOK: Aguirre caught texting to 'expedite' cases vs Hontiveros

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The justice secretary is caught on camera texting a VACC member to expedite cases against the opposition senator – cases whose probable cause will be determined by Aguirre s office

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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

Senate asked to probe 'gruesome' killings of teenagers

Sep 08, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The call comes after the public outrage on the deaths of 17 year old Kian Loyd Delos Santos 19 year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz and 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman at the hands of policemen

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

Robredo on killings: 'Hindi ganito ang Pilipino'

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Hindi natin maaaring palagpasin ito Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan says Vice President Leni Robredo

CONDEMNATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that killings in the Philippines must stop. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Duterte says he won't condone killing of young Filipinos

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The President promises an impartial investigation into the death of Carl Arnaiz the second teenager whose death has sparked public outrage

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the 55th Anniversary celebration of Metrobank at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City on September 5, 2017, reiterates his stance on the country's shift from a unitary form of government to federal citing that it has long been the clamor of Visayas and Mindanao. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

2 affidavits on Carl Arnaiz? Cop says cabbie 'afraid' the first time

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

PO2 Rodolfo Bautista says the taxi driver Tomas Bagcal was too afraid to speak to him in detail during his first testimony

INVESTIGATOR. PO2 Rodolfo Bautista faces senators as they probe the case of Carl Arnaiz. Rappler screengrab

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

Malacañang vows thorough probe into Carl Arnaiz death

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Palace says there is no government effort to whitewash the death of the teenager

Mother and sister of 19-year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, who was allegedly tortured and killed by Caloocan City policemen, file a case at the Department of Justice, Manila on September 4, 2017. Arnaiz was found inside a morgue in Caloocan after he was gone missing for 10 days. Photo by Inoue Jaena/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

PNP internal probe finds 3 irregularities in raid that killed Kian

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:57 AM

PNP Internal Affairs Service chief says they are ready to file administrative cases against erring cops behind the killing of Kian delos Santos

IRREGULAR. PNP-IAS chief Alfegar Triambulo sits beside PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa at the Senate hearing probing into Delos Santos' case. Photo by Leanne Jazul/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

IBP files complaint vs cops in Kian delos Santos slay

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines cites eyewitness accounts including a 13 year old s testimony that the cops blindfolded and punched Kian delos Santos before he was shot dead

SHOT AND KILLED. Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Caloocan gets new police chief amid controversial cases

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo takes the helm as Caloocan City police face outrage over the recent deaths of two teenagers at the hands of cops

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

NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is very evident that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17 year old boy

FACING COMPLAINT. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares, facing murder, torture and planting of evidence complaints, attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LP hits Aguirre over 'fake news,' denies bribing Kian's parents

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:05 PM

For his repeated issuances of erroneous claims thereby diminishing the stature of his office we call on Secretary Aguirre to resign says the Liberal Party

CALL TO RESIGN. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II responds to the calls for his resignation by saying he serves at the pleasure of the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

France refutes Duterte claim on 'French law' vs Callamard

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

In slamming UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard President Rodrigo Duterte falsely claims that the accused is guilty until proven innocent under French law

HITTING CALLAMARD. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams United Nations rapporteur Agnes Callamard in an event in San Fernando, Pampanga, on August 28, 2017. Malacañang photo

Aguirre insists DOJ, not Ombudsman, authorized to handle Kian case

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Prosecutor General Gaña creates a 3 man prosecution panel to handle the case

KIAN CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre attends the hearing on Kian Delos Santos case on August 24, 2017 conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ombudsman starts own probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have concurrent jurisdiction over the case and they have already sent out subpoenas for their fact finding investigation

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales during budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa to PNP: Prove there are more good cops than bad ones

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa tells cops that the entire nation is looking at their every move

MORE GOOD COPS. Dela Rosa faces media at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Rappler file photo

Duterte tells Kian delos Santos' parents they will have justice

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The President promises Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos that there will be no interference in the case against the Caloocan police accused of murdering their son

Duterte meets with Kian delos Santos' parents

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos parents of the 17 year old student whose death at the hands of police sparked outrage in the country

How the PNP's one-time, big-time operations work

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Here is a look at the controversial police operations against drugs and criminality and how these can be traced back to the Aquino administration

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Paalam, Kian

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 PM

The funeral procession for the slain teenaager bursts into shouts of Justice for Kian as it makes its way to Kian delos Santos final resting place

Groups seek end to drug war killings as Kian delos Santos buried

Aug 26, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The 17 year old is laid to rest amid calls for justice for victims of extrajudicial killings

RAINY WEATHER. The bad weather does not deter people from accompanying Kian delos Santos to his final destination. Photo by Eliza Lopez/Rappler

Ateneo priests, La Salle brothers hit drug war killings

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We cannot build the Philippine nation on the cadavers of the Filipino people says Jesuit provincial superior Father Antonio Moreno

'JUSTICE FOR ALL.' Members of the Stop the Killings Network offer candles for the victims of the government's war on drugs, inside Santa Cruz church in Manila on August 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Amid controversy, Dela Rosa tells cops: 'Tuloy ang laban'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa urges the police not to be demoralized by criticism over the death of Kian delos Santos

ENCOURAGEMENT. PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa attempts to strengthen cops' morale. File photo by Joel Liporada

Last vigil for Kian: 'Nakikiiyak din ang langit'

Aug 26, 2017 - 1:32 AM

From the roof of a neighbor s home white T shirts plastered with a black ribbon and the words Justice For Kian hang to dry They will wear them on Saturday August 26 when they bring Kian to his resting place

Photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Protesters hold Commander-in-Chief accountable for Kian's death

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Rights groups and individuals hold protests on the eve of Kian delos Santos funeral

Member of Unchain Chidren express sympathy with the Family of Kian Loyd Delos Santos as well the families of more than 30 children who have been arbitrarily killed under this bloody inhumane war against drugs. Boy Scout Circle QC. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Kian's friends urge Caloocan cops: 'Aminin 'nyo na lang po'

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Wag nyo na pong ibahin yung kuwento Kian delos Santos best friend appeals to the police team involved in the teenager s death

JUSTICE. Friends and classmates of Kian delos Santos attend a mass held for the slain 17-year-old on August 25, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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PNP, PAO agree: Kian kneeling when killed

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:06 PM

This comes while the Philippine National Police found only 2 bullets while the Public Attorney s Office found 3 entering Kian delos Santos body

ANTI-DRUG TEAM. Cops in Kian delos Santos' killing face senators.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Friends compose a song for Kian delos Santos

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The 17 year old who died in the hands of Caloocan police was a like a little brother to the composers We saw him grow up That kid was kind

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kian only teen drug suspect slain in Metro Manila – PNP

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kian delos Santos is not the first minor however who was killed in the Duterte administration s unrelenting war on drugs

PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: What's the difference between kids killed by addicts, cops?

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The justice chief asks why there are protests against the death of Kian delos Santos but no public outrage when drug addicts kill minors Senator Franklin Drilon offers an answer

Hearing on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs particularly the Kian Lloyd delos Santos case.​ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops 'confirmed' Kian 'drug ties' after operation, through social media

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Testifying at the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos former Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna says they checked social media to determine the teenager s drug links after the operation

SENATE HEARING. The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs holds a hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Hontiveros: DOJ, PAO motives for custody of Kian slay witnesses questionable

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Mukhang may mga puwersang gumagalaw para kunin ang mga testigo i undermine ang kaso at limitahan ang accountability sa panig lamang ng mga pulis Senator Hontiveros says

IN GRIEF. A simple wake for Kian Loyd delos Santos is held in his family's home in Caloocan City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang distances itself from Aguirre remarks on Kian slay

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Palace says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II s opinion is his own and does not reflect that of President Rodrigo Duterte

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Independent body to probe EJKs? Not now, says Aguirre

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Aguirre is still unable to present data pertaining to drug war related EJK cases being handled by the DOJ

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: Kian case overblown, any war has collateral damage

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Isa lang siya sa thousands na pang aabuso ng pulis kung talagang may pang aabuso says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the killing of Kian delos Santos

DOJ BUDGET DELIBERATION: Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presents their proposed budget of the Department of Justice and attached agencies for YR 2018. (Photo Joseph Vidal)

Aguirre: 'Passionate' Caloocan prosecutor free to express himself

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

At the DOJ budget hearing a lawmaker urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to discipline Caloocan City Assistant Prosecutor Darwin Cañete for making unprofessional statements

Kian delos Santos tests negative for gunpowder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:20 PM

This contradicts the narrative of the police who claim slain 17 year old Kian delos Santos fired at them during their raid

NBI investigation team on Kian delos Santos death, gather information at the site where delos Santos body was found dead during the anti-illegal drugs operation "oplan galugad" at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Justice Secretary Vitalino Aguirre has ordered NBI for a parallel probe into the death of a 17-year-old student. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP contradicts PAO: Only 2, not 3, gunshot wounds on Kian

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine National Police s autopsy report on Kian delos Santos differs from that of the Public Attorney s Office

Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler