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NBI raids house of Bacolod cop, seizes firearms, drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

SPO1 Joshua Barile claims the confiscated firearms were evidence from police raids, while the packets of suspected shabu were allegedly planted

Locator map of Bacolod City, Philippines

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DOJ offers protection to witnesses in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:48 AM

'They have nothing to fear from us. They should fear more the ones hiding them or the ones advising them not to come out. They can be dangerous people,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

Taxi driver who was 'held up' by Carl Arnaiz shows up in NBI

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Bagcal, who was previously protected by a human rights group, appears in the NBI and says he wants to tell the whole truth about the killing of Arnaiz

Tomas Bagcal has left his former refuge and showed up in the NBI. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

If investigators call for it, 'Kulot' will be exhumed – PNP

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Until then the body found in Nueva Ecija believed to be Reynaldo de Guzman remains buried in Pasig City

SEALED. Reynaldo de Guzman has been laid to rest on Wednesday, September 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 8, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP leaves Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo de Guzman probe up to NBI

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Police will only assist the National Bureau of Investigation in gathering evidence says the PNP spokesman

SUPPORT ONLY. PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos talks to the press two days after Reynaldo de Guzman was found in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Reynaldo de Guzman, Uson, North Korea sanctions | Midday wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman s body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed

INVESTIGATION. National Bureau of Investigation medico-legal Dr Carlomagno Yalung talks to Eduardo de Guzman, the victim's father, after performing an autopsy on his son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into teen's death in Caloocan police 'shootout'

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:46 PM

PNP Chief Dela Rosa says Caloocan police should produce the cab driver as their witness

POLICE SHOOTOUT. Carl Arnaiz died in a police shootout after Caloocan cops tried to apprehend him for allegedly robbing a cab driver. Photo from Carl Arnaiz' Facebook page

NBI, Revised Penal Code, U.S. and South Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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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

PAO wants to take Kian witnesses from Hontiveros

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says the credibility of the witnesses will be affected because Hontiveros is a vocal Duterte critic

KIAN CASE. PAO forensic consultant Dr Erwin Erfe and chief Persida Acosta attends the Senate hearing into the Kian delos Santos case on August 24, 2017.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ orders probe into 17-year-old student's death

Aug 19, 2017 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The DOJ instructs the NBI to file appropriate charges if any over the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in Caloocan City

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

Drug shipment middleman as state witness? Aguirre, Trillanes butt heads

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Senator Trillanes is already writing the ending of a story that has yet to start Secretary Aguirre says

STATE WITNESS? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presents businessman Kenneth Dong to the media and floats the possibility of turning Dong into a state witness in the drug shipment issue. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Drilon asks Aguirre: Why only 37 cases out of 4,000 killings?

Aug 17, 2017 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED Dismal [performance] Well it s a part of the culture of impunity says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on the Department of Justice s work on drug related killings

'IMPUNITY.' Senate Minority Franklin Drilon slams the Department of Justice's inaction on the drug-related killings, saying its actions are 'part of the culture of impunity.'

Uber and LTFRB, Shabu smuggling, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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NBI arrests Cebu businessmen for stealing P6M Yolanda aid

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The arrested individuals allegedly hacked into email addresses to direct the deposit of funds into their bank accounts

DESTRUCTION. A 2013 aerial photo of Guiuan, Eastern Samar just after Supertyphoon Yolanda hit the area. Photo from AFP Central Command Facebook Page

NBI arrests 'middleman' in shabu smuggling for rape

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin says Kenneth Dong was brought straight to the NBI following his arrest at the Senate where he testified at a hearing on shabu smuggled from China

ACQUAINTANCE. Kenneth Dong, the alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion smuggled shabu from China, denies close links to Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. Screenshot

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista s stint as PCGG head is also being investigated for possible anomalies

EMBATTLED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista faces possible graft and money laundering cases if the NBI probe yields strong evidence, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista is accused by his wife of having 'unexplained wealth.' File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900 million internal fraud at Metrobank

CALLED TO EXPLAIN. Metrobank, BSP, and AMLC will need to update the Senate on their probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank. In the photo is George Ty, the owner of Metrobank. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

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

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Grab and Uber, Duterte, Metrobank fraud | Evening wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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DOJ orders parallel NBI probe into Bilibid inmate's death

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also orders the Bureau of Corrections to submit an initial report on the incident

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Napolcom, Aguirre, Missile test | Midday wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders

MILITARY COURTS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in an interview with Rappler on June 1, 2017 that military courts may be established under particular circumstances during the martial law. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

DOJ: De Lima could be liable for PEZA regulation of casino fire safety

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Secretary Aguirre is inclined to reverse his predecessor s legal opinion in 2014 which took away from the Bureau of Fire Protection the regulation over casinos

FIRE IN CASINO. Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after a gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:15 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is ordered to determine whether or not charges should be filed against anyone over the Resorts World Manila attack

A memorial mass is offered for the victims of the Resorts World Manila attack in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Employees of the hotel and casino and relatives of victims light candles and offered flowers after the celebration. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

Where do PH judicial bodies stand in the Napoles case?

May 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

All the judicial bodies are now at play in the biggest corruption scandal in recent history Where are they so far when it comes to Janet Lim Napoles?

NBI nabs American sexagenarian over uploaded sex videos

May 13, 2017 - 3:33 PM

NBI Bacolod head Renoir Baldovino says a woman sought their help last month after she found out the American uploaded some videos of them having sex online without her consent

Prosecutors want Napoles moved back to Taguig jail

May 12, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The Napoles camp wants the more secure NBI custodial center citing everyday death threats to the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam

SMILING JANET. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

3 women rescued at Dipolog cybersex den

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

NBI agents seize from the den a laptop and fake ID cards belonging to the operator who was not there at the time of the raid

RESCUED. Three women are rescued from a cybersex den in Dipolog City on April 28, 2017. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

DOJ charges Dumlao as principal in Korean businessman's slay

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM

UPDATED But the department clears National Bureau of Investigation officials of any liability in the kidnapping and murder of Jee Ick Joo

WILL FACE CHARGES. Police Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III swears to his affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 1, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.com

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

UPDATED The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice.

Sta Isabel pushes Korean mafia angle in counter-affidavit

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Are Filipinos more inclined to commit crimes than Korean nationals? asks Sta Isabel

SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel subscribes to his sworn affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice on March 2, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bilibid drugs case: Ex-BuCor OIC Ragos surrenders to NBI

Feb 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Ex Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos says he delivered drug money to Senator Leila de Lima when she was still justice secretary

In this file photo, former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos testifies at the House Committee on Justice inquiry on the alleged drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison, September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NBI clearance set to be multipurpose

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:10 PM

With the new format the Department of Justice says Filipinos will be able to use the NBI clearance for whatever legal purpose

 MULTI-PURPOSE. The NBI clearance will now serve the applicant for "whatever legal purpose."

NBI investigating new modus 'rent-tangay'

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The modus follows the networking model of giving incentives to members who can get another person to join in

NEW MODUS. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shows a photo of alleged modus mastermind Tychicus Nambio during a press conference on February 17, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Take NBI off case, Jee Ick Joo's widow urges Duterte

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Jee s widow Choi Kyung jin cites reports that NBI men were involved in the murder of her husband

LOSS OF TRUST. Jee Ick Joo's widow Choi Kyung-jin attends the DOJ hearing into her husband's kidnapping-murder case on February 16, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler