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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

TestSite: Testing

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.

Metro Manila police chief loses post after 6 weeks

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:33 PM

In a surprise move, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde replaces Director Camilo Cascolan and names Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar as the new National Capital Region Office chief

REPLACED. NCRPO chief Camilo Cascolan is reassigned to the PNP Civil Security Group. Photo from NCRPO

PNP to form group vs Caloocan riding-in-tandem shooters

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan says it will be a small group predominantly composed of cop operatives

READY FOR SHOOTERS. Quezon City cops accept motorcycles from the city government to fight riding-in-tandem killers. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan

NEW SLOGAN. Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan speaks in Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from NCRPO

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25

Next Metro Manila police chief one of authors of Oplan Tokhang

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Director Camilo Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations, the office behind operational plans of the 180,000-strong police force

NEXT NCRPO CHIEF. Camilo Cascolan is a classmate of Oscar Albayalde and Ronald dela Rosa at the Philippine Military Academy. Rappler screengrab

Caloocan has criminal group 'fond of shooting' people – PNP chief

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Meron talagang grupo d'yan na malapit na, mahuli rin yan, ma-engkwentro rin ng pulis 'yan na mahilig mamaril ng mga pushers or kahit na hindi pushers,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald Dela Rosa at the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police generals won't be spared in Albayalde's sacking spree

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:45 PM

NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde says he would fire non-performing district directors under his supervision

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde at the resumption of the joint hearing of the House Committees on Public Order and Safety, Games and Amusement, and Tourism on the RWM tragedy. File photo courtesy of House of Representatives

Caloocan police chief sacked over 'unsolved' cases

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post as Caloocan City police chief

SACKED. Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

UP statistician questions survey tagging Caloocan cops as most trusted

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'Medyo malabo 'yung survey at results, maraming questions na kailangan pa sagutin to explain possible errors,' says University of the Philippine statistics professor Peter Cayton

IN DOUBT. UP statistician Peter Cayton questions the procedures of the Napolcom survey naming Caloocan City police as most trusted. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Caloocan police most trusted? 'Muntikan na ako himatayin,' says chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Muntikan na akong himatayin. Isipin mo, most trusted police kami sa Metro Manila?' says Caloocan City police chief Jemar Modequillo

POLICE CHIEF. Senior Superintendent Jema Modequillo heads the Caloocan City Police Station after the entire police force was sacked last September. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Filipinos feel safer but trust police less in Metro Manila in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The National Police Commission asks 570 Filipinos for their opinion on Metro Manila safety and their trust in its police force

WAITING. A civilian stands outside after an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

49 Caloocan cops fail boot camp after missing drug test

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Out of 1,076 sacked Caloocan cops, 972 passed and 104 failed their month-long retraining and reorientation

BE RIGHT BACK. Caloocan cops rest after their 'graduation' ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Suspended Caloocan police set to return

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The 1,000-strong Caloocan City police force will be coming from a months-long suspension following a string of controversies

PNP CHIEF. Dela Rosa faces sacked Caloocan cops for their first day of retraining and reorientation at Camp Bagong Diwa. PNP photo

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

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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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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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Sep 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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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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Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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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