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Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

3 dead, hundreds rounded up in Baseco police operation

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The operation is in response to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's order to 'clear Baseco' of drugs

Around thousand of operatives from Manila Police District storm the Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila to conduct Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation during the 'Oplan Clean Baseco'. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gave the policemen a week to clear the illegal drugs and loose firearms on the compound. Meanwhile, at least two individual were reportedly killed after exchanging fired with the authorities. Hundreds of residents were rounded up for identification. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rapppler

Isko Moreno sacks 9 cops over illegal vendors in Divisoria

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Moreno says new cops at Manila Police District Station 11 would allow for a clean start when carrying out new initiatives of the city, particularly its clearing operations to decongest major 'arteries' of the capital city

CLEANING OPERATIONS. Vendors in Divisoria occupying the sidewalk, after Mayor Isko Moreno orders the clean up of the main road. June 6, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Vicente Danao: When Davao's finest takes over Manila police

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The former top cop of Davao City is Manila's new police chief. He is unafraid to apply his rules in the capital.

MPD CHIEF. Brigadier General Vicente Danao is the police chief of Manila City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Manila police hold security drills for Holy Week

Apr 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Cops simulate bombing and shooting incidents around churches in preparation for Holy Week

The Manila Police District and other responding elements from different goverment organizations participate in the simulation excercises on bomb incident and active shooter scenario at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros on April 4, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Police's intel list of ACT teachers 'violates right to privacy'

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Human rights lawyer Romel Bagares points out that 'there is no law saying membership in ACT is a crime'

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) at a picket on January 7, 2019. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

MPD rookie anti-drugs cop, asset shot dead in Makati

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Police theorize that the gangland-style liquidation of the rookie cop and his asset is related to his anti-illegal drugs work

Ex-NCR deputy chief Coronel is now Central Luzon police director

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel, who was deputy director for operation in Metro Manila, replaces Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus in Central Luzon

PROMOTION. Newly installed Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel addresses the police officers in Camp OLivas, Pampanga. Photo courtesy of PRO3-PIO

Former Davao City top cop is new Manila police chief

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr replaces Chief Superintendent Rolando Anduyan who has been moved to the Northern Police District

DAVAO COP. Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr in 2014. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

CHR: 'Promised internal cleansing' of PNP should lead to better police force

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Commission on Human Rights condemns the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a Manila cop in exchange for the release of her parents arrested for illegal drugs

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila cop rapes teener after promising freedom for her detained parents

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'Nagpahiwatig na papakawalan ang mga guardians niya. According sa nanay, talagang interesado sa bata,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar

MANILA'S FINEST? Manila Police District catches one of its own allegedly committing rape to a minor. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House panel recommends criminal charges vs cops in US embassy dispersal

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The House committee on human rights also recommends that all cops be required to undergo human rights education and training

Several protesters lie on the street after being hit by a police vehicle during a protest outside the US embassy in Manila, October 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

House panel recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards

IN THE DARK. Twelve allegedly illegally detained men and women are found in a 'hidden lock-up cell' in MPD Station 1 on April 27, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

LOOK: P790,000 found at Manila City Jail raid

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The raid yields no illegal drugs but authorities discover cash-stuffed plastic containers in a sealed room

Members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Manila Police District and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducts Oplan Linis Piitan, formerly operation greyhound and oplan galugad, at the Manila City Jail on September 29, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2 Chinese nationals shot dead along Taft Avenue

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Police have yet to identify the motive behind the killing of the Chinese nationals

Retired OFW dies under police custody

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Police say Allan Rafael died from shortness of breath, but his family says he was beaten to death by cops

Retired cop on Duterte drug list shot dead

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Retired Police Superintendent Roberto Palisoc is killed by unidentified gunmen

ONGOING INVESTIGATION. The PNP's homicide section is still investigating the shooting of retired police officer Roberto Palisoc. File photo by Rappler

Manila cop gunned down by unidentified gunman

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Manila Police District Spokesperson Carlo Magno Manuel says they are looking into the possibility the cop’s killing was related to his work

Tondo teenager killed by Manila cop buried; family seeks justice

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:14 PM

In the homily during the mass for Aldrinne Pineda, Father Albert Alejo says to his mother Michelle, 'I hope you do not blame yourself for this. You did not lack as a parent. There is someone accountable for this crime.'

REMEMBERING HER SON. Michelle Pineda touches her son's face for the last time last time before he was finally laid to rest at Manila North Cemetery. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Manila cop claims he fell then accidentally shot child to death

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao initially claimed he fired a warning shot, but his version of events has now changed

MINOR KILLED. Aldrin Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man on March 3, 2018. His mother, Michelle Pineda claims a policeman is responsible for his killing. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Cop claims he shot and killed Tondo boy, surrenders

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:23 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao is in the custody of the Manila Police District Homicide section, but the MPD spokesperson says he is not yet a suspect

BARELY A TEENER. Michelle Pineda shows the school ID of her son Aldrin, who was shot dead in Tondo, Manila, on March 3, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Masked gunman kills 13-year-old Tondo boy

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April

ANOTHER TEENER DOWN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man in  Vitas, Tondo, Manila. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

Over 6 million join Nazareno 2018 procession – MPD

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Manila Police District chief Joel Coronel says the thick crowds contributed to the slow movement of the image of the Black Nazarene in 2018

FILLED. Devotees by the thousands try to come near the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In Manila, pro-Duterte crowd gets special treatment

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:26 PM

On Bonifacio Day, activists who traditionally hold rallies to denounce government abuses, are pushed away from Mendiola to give way to a crowd sympathetic President Rodrigo Duterte

Reuters 'edited' Tondo video to make PNP look bad – Dela Rosa

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'We will investigate at gagawin namin ang kaukulang investigation, pero huwag naman sana ganoon na talagang pina-project 'yung timing at 'yung pagka-edit,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

DOUBTFUL. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa launches another tirade against Reuters. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: Suspicious timing for 'baseless' Reuters report on drug killings

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The report – about a Manila police operation where suspects are allegedly killed deliberately – is released a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the PNP's war on drugs

PNP CHIEF. Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa attends the Supreme Court oral arguments on their war on drugs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Police file case vs Teddy Casiño, Renato Reyes over ASEAN protest

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Cops say Casiño, Reyes, and another protester – Neil Legaspi – committed breach of peace, assault, and disobedience and resistance to authorities

OPPOSITION. Protesters attempt to move toward the United States Embassy in Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MPD 'final' medico-legal report: Atio Castillo died of severe injuries

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:27 PM

(UPDATED) The final report is the same as the much-awaited histopathological report, says the Manila Police District

HORACIO CASE. John Paul Solano's lawyer Paterno Esmaquel submits pleadings to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel handling the preliminary investigation on the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) A recap of the case of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III, a freshman UST law student who died from alleged hazing injuries inflicted by Aegis Juris Fraternity members

What different documents say on Atio Castillo's cause of death

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:20 PM

There are 4 documents being looked at – the autopsy report, medico-legal report, death certificate, and histopathological report

POLICE DOCUMENTS. Manila Police District Chief Joel Coronel testifies on November 6, 2017 before the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on the different documents they prepared on Horacio Castillo III's cause of death. Photo by Rappler

Over 7,200 candidates set to take 2017 Bar exams

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:01 AM

The chair of the 2017 Bar examinations is Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin

LAWYER HOPEFULS. Examinees enter the University of Santo Tomas during the first day of the 2016 Bar examinations on November 6, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawyers do dirty groundwork to fight Duterte’s drug war

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:01 PM

'There are only a few of us who do this. We are lawyers, we need to find ways to make the law more meaningful and closer to justice.'

LAWYERS VS DRUG WAR. Cristina Antonio and Krissy Conti are among the lawyers taking on President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Solano claims judge who issued frat library search warrant falsified docs

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

John Paul Solano's motion for inhibition against Judge Reynaldo Alhambra is instantly denied, but the fratman's lawyer says they will file a motion for reconsideration

MOTION TO QUASH. Aegis Juris fratman and suspect John Paul Solano attends a hearing at the Manila RTC Branch 53 on October 25, 2017, on his motion to quash the search warrant on the fraternity library. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2017 - 11:47 PM

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Second petition vs TokHang filed at SC

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The petition is filed on behalf of residents of 26 barangays in San Andres, Manila, including the families of 35 residents killed in police operations in the area

WAR ON DRUGS. A drug-related killing in Metro Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Aegis Juris members intended to cover up killing of Atio Castillo

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel, director of the Manila Police District, says: 'It appears that from Sunday, September 17, the objective of the Aegis Juris fraternity is to cover up, conceal, to avoid and evade the prosecution of this case'

COVER UP. Manila Police District director Joel Coronel says members of the Aegis Jury fraternity intended to cover up the fatal hazing of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. File photos from Rappler, Senate

3 dead in Tondo a day after Duterte's new drug war memo

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The killings happen a day after President Rodrigo Duterte issues a memorandum order removing the Philippine National Police from the helm of the drug war operations

The wake of Sherwin Vitas, 34, and Rolando Ocampo, 60, in Tondo Manila. Both were killed in a police-led buy bust operation last October 11, moments before it was announced to the public that PDEA would lead all drug operations Photo by Kimberly dela Cruz

Trash all evidence pulled from Aegis Juris library – Solano camp

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:59 AM

John Paul Solano's lawyers find at least 3 irregularities in the search conducted by Manila police of the Aegis Juris frat house-library

FACING THE MUSIC. John Paul Solano's legal team arrives at the Department of Justice. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Murder complaints filed vs Manila cops over EJKs

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Complaints of planting of evidence, gross misconduct, grave abuse of authority, gross oppression, and conduct unbecoming of a public officer are also filed against the police officers

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints against Manila cops for the death of his son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

Solano released by Manila police

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

John Paul Solano’s release is not a ticket to freedom. He has yet to undergo preliminary investigation to ascertain the charges to be pressed against him.

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, a principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Solano stays with Manila police one night more

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

John Paul Solano stays longer with the Manila Police District (MPD) after the DOJ release order was delayed in delivery

LONGER WAIT. John Paul Solano kisses his crucifix necklace while waiting for his release. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Aegis Juris 'ex-brod' surfaces 'to cooperate' with police

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Jason Robiños surfaces at the Manila Police District to clear his name. His lawyer says he cut ties with Aegis Juris in 2015.

SURRENDEREE. Jason Robinos surrenders to the Manila Police District. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DOJ orders release of Castillo hazing suspect John Paul Solano

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:52 PM

'His release does not mean that he is already off the hook or the case against him is dismissed,' says Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District headquarters, Manila. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Solano set for release? MPD will appeal to keep him confined

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Manila police chief Joel Coronel says they will file a motion for reconsideration if ever the Department of Justice orders the release of John Paul Solano

SUSPECT. MPD chief Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel with suspect John Paul Solano (right) at the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson on September 22, 2017. Photo from the official Twitter page of the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson

MPD probes sorority linked to Horacio Castillo III killing

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Manila Police District has begun investigating members of Regina Legis et Juris, the sister sorority of Aegis Juris fraternity

'NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE'. Sorority representative Ninna Bonsol says their members do not know of the hazing incident. Rappler screengrab