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WATCH: The bad-ass first trailer for ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The ‘Narcos’ spin-off explores the birth of Mexico’s drug war

EL PADRINO. Diego Luna plays Felix Gallardo, the big boss of 1980s Mexico's notorious Guadalajara cartel. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Bets in narco list? Comelec stresses need for due process

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Being on the narco list should not automatically mean disqualification, says Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas

NO DQ YET. File photo of Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas. Photo by Angie de Silva

WATCH: 'Narcos: Mexico' announces premiere date

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The ‘Narcos’ spinoff stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna

NEW TERRITORY. Michael Peña plays an undercover DEA agent on the tail of a powerful drug lord in 'Narcos: Mexico.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

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

LOOK: Diego Luna, Michael Peña star in 'Narcos: Mexico'

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The drug war drama explores new territory

DIEGO LUNA. The actor plays drug lord Felix Gallardo. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won't clear your name

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Albayalde in a Camp Crame interview with Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu town mayor Vicente Loot survives ambush

May 13, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is one of the retired police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade

CONTROVERSIAL MAYOR. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

PNP wants due process for officials in PDEA drug list

May 07, 2018 - 12:35 PM

'While we support the release of the drug watch list, we should also give at least due process sa mga tao na ito,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DUE PROCESS. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

If drug list wrong, PDEA to apologize: 'Kami ay tao lang'

May 01, 2018 - 4:40 PM

'Kung nagkataon talagang mali, eh siyempre lahat naman tayo ay tao lang at nagkakamali, 'di ba? We will try to ask [for] an apology,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

CHR to PDEA: Go for long-term fix vs drugs, don't just release names

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:40 PM

'Tungkulin ng [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency] na maghanap ng long-term, sustainable solution... imbis na maglabas ng mga pangalan na kapos sa ebidensya,' says the Commission on Human Rights

DRUG LIST OUT. Four days before the campaign period for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino (2nd-left), DILG-OIC, Retired AFP chief Eduardo Ano (2nd-right), Congressman Barbers (left) and ADB Sec. Catalino Cuy (right) shows a list of 207 barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs, during press conference at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City on Monday, April 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA: Drug-linked governors, congressmen, mayors to be named next

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it's just waiting for the go signal of President Rodrigo Duterte to release the list of higher-ranked officials allegedly involved in the drug trade

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino shows a list of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs, in a press conference on April 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA drug list: More than 200 barangay officials linked to illegal drugs

Apr 30, 2018 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a summary of how many barangay officials are on PDEA's list per province and Metro Manila city.

PUBLIC ACCUSATION. PDEA and DILG chiefs pose with the infamous drug list at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Mike Taboy

PDEA, DILG insist: Barangay drug list not a hit list

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:29 AM

'There's no truth that it will serve as a hit list. It will not,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

NARCO-LIST OUT. PDEA Director Aaro Aquino during the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs meeting and press conference on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon Citry. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte: 'Not yet time' to name barangay officials in narco list

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:38 PM

This comes after PDEA said it will release the names two weeks before the May 14 barangay elections, and that this has been approved by Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Lisap Bridge Project in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on April 3, 2018, cites that the government could build more bridges like the Lisap Bridge if there is no resistance from armed groups. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque says Duterte needs more time to win fight vs narco-politics

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'[In a] scale of 10, the President is only at 6 in his fight against narco-politics,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Duterte narco list now 6,000 names long and counting – PDEA

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The PDEA and the PNP are currently pushing for the its revalidation, but the President will still decide in the end who stays or gets taken off the infamous drug list

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows the latest list of those suspected of involvement in illegal drugs. Malacanang photo

NBI goes after alleged ill-gotten wealth of ‘narco-general’ Garbo

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation does not include drug charges in its list of complaints against retired police general Marcelo Garbo, among the alleged 'narco-generals' tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte early in his term

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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SWS survey, PNP and AFP, Narco-generals | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

NEW MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte presents a new matrix that links the terrorist Maute Group to illegal drugs.

LP to Duterte: Let CHR probe killings

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The Liberal Party says the Duterte administration must face the problem of drug killings head on instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers

DRUG WAR PROBE. CHR, chaired by Chito Gascon, is asking the PNP, headed by Director General Ronald dela Rosa, to share its police files on the drug war. But the President wouldn't allow it.

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Sep 08, 2017 - 3:47 PM

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One year after Duterte exposé, PDEA still probing 'narco generals'

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it will make public the investigation at the right time

FIGHT VS DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte drops a bombshell at the Philippine Air Force anniversary in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, on July 5, 2016. Photo by Rey S. Baniquet/Malacanang/PPD

Pedro Pascal on a whole new 'Narcos'

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The actor is reprising his role as Javier Peña in the Netflix show s third season

JAVIER PEÑA. The new season of Narcos sees the DEA agent chasing down the Cali cartel. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general

Immigration lookout, narco politicians, travel ban | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:23 PM

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1 of 3 lawmakers out of Duterte’s narco list – Fariñas

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the remaining two congressmen on the list will be meeting with the heads of PDEA and PNP to further probe into the inclusion of their names

'NO BASIS.' Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says there was no basis for the inclusion of the name of a congressman in the President's drug list. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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New AFP chief, TokHang, Duterte & Grillo | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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'El Narco' author Grillo on Duterte: An open, interesting character

Dec 07, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The President gets a chance to meet one of his favorite authors British journalist Ioan Grillo who has covered the Mexican drug war for almost 2 decades

BOOKWORM. President Duterte shows author Ioan Grillo his copy of 'Gangster Warlords,' Grillo's second book. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Why Dela Rosa can't dismiss narco cops right away

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PNP chief has the power to dismiss from service cops found to have violated the organization s rules – even without a full trial But why doesn t Director General Ronald dela Rosa use it?

NARCO COPS? Ronald dela Rosa berrates 'narco cops' in Camp Crame. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz

EVIDENCE 'READY.' In this file photo, Quezon City Police District director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (left) accepts the command flag from NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao on July 30, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte and US, shabu raid, Clinton vs Trump| 12PM wRap

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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Raid on Espinosa's house yields P88M worth of shabu

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

At least 11 kilos of suspected methamphetamine were hidden in the kitchen cabinets of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr s house in Barangay Tinago Dos

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

PH 'war on drugs' should draw lessons from other countries

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Is there another way to achieve the same result and make drug addicts or users surrender or cooperate with authorities without capitalizing on the threat of death?

PNP 'lacked emphasis' vs drugs under Aquino – Dela Rosa

Jul 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the problem of drugs wouldn t be this massive now if it had been prioritized before

ANTI DRUG CAMPAIGN. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa leads the police force in its war against drugs. Photo by Mikel Panlilio/Rappler