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Duterte raises bounty for 'ninja cops' to P3 million

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The President, unsatisfied with the hunt for policemen who served as gunmen for the Parojinogs, decides to up the ante

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the confiscated and surrendered loose firearms during his visit to thei Ozamiz City Police headquarters in Misamis Occidental on August 17, 2017. Joining the President are Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte himself cancelled Espenido’s Iloilo assignment – Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:28 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says President Rodrigo Duterte himself revoked his own order assigning Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido to Iloilo City

DUTERTE'S ORDER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Dela Rosa: Espenido should be in Ozamiz, not Iloilo

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has not finished his job in Ozamiz City

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald dela Rosa faces media after a command conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Aguirre wants Parojinogs drugs cases transferred to QC

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The fact that they have been in power in Ozamiz City for so long is a clear indication that they have the capacity to influence says Justice Secretary Aguirre

CHARGED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP

Lanao del Norte mayor arrested over unlicensed firearms

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Ozamiz City police confiscate two 9mm pistols two 45 pistols and 3 hand grenades

PNP tries to file drug charges vs slain Parojinog couple

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:38 PM

The Department of Justice rejects the criminal complaint filed by police against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his wife Susan who were killed in a police raid on July 30

DEAD. The body of the mayor's wife, Susan Parojinog, after the operation. Sourced photo

Parojinog siblings test negative for drugs

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The siblings are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame upon their request as they await their arraignment

ARRESTED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP

Ozamiz court won't allow Nova Parojinog, brother to attend parents' burial

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Presiding Judge Edmundo Pintac says the Parojinog siblings who are facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and drugs are high risk suspects

VIGIL. Relatives of the Parojinog family on Thursday, August 10, 2017, pay their last respects at the wake of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, his wife Susan, siblings Octavio Jr and Mona, and 11 others, who were killed in a pre-dawn raid on July 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

P2-M reward for arrest of cops in cahoots with Parojinogs – Duterte

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:34 PM

President Duterte warns the policemen shortlisted in the killing of so many civilians buried in the back of the barangay hall

President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ozamiz police chief to get ‘special award,’ new assignment after Parojinog raid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido was the chief of police in Albuera Leyte and in Ozamiz City Misamis Occidental when their mayors were killed in the drug war

RECOGNIZED. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinosa is set to receive an award after his work in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

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NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

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Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

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ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

Ozamiz City officials surrender firearms given by Parojinog family

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The 42 loose firearms are surrendered to Chief Inspector Joven Espinido who is Ozamiz City s police chief

PNP to Parojinog witnesses: Bring your claims to court

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:07 PM

PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos says it is the only way that erring cops can be penalized

Mayor Parojinog's brother on immigration lookout

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:13 PM

There is a strong possibility that the foregoing personality may attempt to place himself beyond the reach of the legal processes Aguirre says

LOOKOUT. Ricardo Parojinog is put on the immigration lookout as government continues to investigate members of the Parojinog clan for drug links. Photo from the Misamis Occidental Provincial Government website

Parojinogs charged with illegal possession of firearms, drugs

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The Department of Justice also rules that the detention of the Parojinog siblings is valid even if the 36 hour prescribed period already lapsed

INDICTED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP

Autopsy reports point to Parojinogs fighting back – PNP

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The PNP also clarifies that the white object that Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog refused to give to cops was a piece of paper containing names

DEAD. The body of the mayor's wife, Susan Parojinog, after the operation. Sourced photo

Duterte on Parojinog slay: Police had to shoot

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:30 PM

UPDATED The President says the Parojinogs of Ozamiz City got what they deserved

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of his attendance to the Davao Investment Conference 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 21, 2017, explains the reason why he asked for a five-month extension on the martial rule in Mindanao. He reiterated that he wants to avoid a spillover of extremism in other parts of the island. Malacañan Photo

Robredo trusts gov't to thoroughly probe Parojinog slay

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the deaths bring into question the method used in the police raid in Ozamiz City

Vice President Leni Robredo visits the poor community of Navotas City for Metro Laylayan on August 2, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ panel: Parojinog siblings' arrest, inquest valid

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:30 PM

A resolution recommending that charges be filed against Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr has yet to be released

ARRESTED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. PNP file photo

Without charges, Parojinogs should already be released – Topacio

Aug 01, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says police should have freed Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr at 6 pm of Monday July 31

TIMELINE: Parojinog, from Duterte's narco list to a bloody raid

Aug 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED The raid where members of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr s family die comes almost a year after President Rodrigo Duterte tagged them as narcopoliticians

CHR investigates raid that led to Parojinog death

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:14 PM

The Commission on Human Rights probes into whether protocols were followed in the raid that led to the death of 15 people including the Ozamiz City mayor

Ferdinand Topacio to lead Parojinog legal team

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Pati mga babae pati ina namatay? I think the magnitude of the killings is grossly disproportionate to a legitimate operation Topacio says

EAD LEGAL COUNSEL. Ferdinand Topacio says he supports the administration, but abhors operations breaching the bounds of law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'You're not protected for life,' Escudero tells cops amid killings

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The term of the incumbent administration is only for 6 years so whatever it is they re enjoying right now if they violate any of our existing laws they would have to face it anyway says the senator

ERRING COPS. Senator Francis Escudero says erring policemen should not think they are protected for life, as the Duterte administration will end in 2022. File photo from Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

From Kuratong Baleleng to elected gov't: The rise of the Parojinogs

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Parojinog patriarch Octavio Sr headed the military backed vigilante group in Misamis Occidental in the 1980s It splintered into crime syndicates

Malacañang 'presumes regularity' in Ozamiz police raid

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Palace also says President Rodrigo Duterte was not involved in a specific way in the raid that led to the death of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog

Parojinog siblings' lawyer questions detention in Crame

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Lawyer Lawrence Carin says Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Jr should not have been brought to Camp Crame adding that he was barred from entering their detention facility

BARRED. Lawyer Lawrence Carin says he accompanied the surviving Parojinogs, Nova and Reynaldo Jr, from Ozamiz City, but he was barred from entering the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa: 'Paralyzed' CCTVs during Parojinog raid 'wrong'

Jul 31, 2017 - 11:50 AM

At the same time the PNP chief recalls the tragic fate of a police team that once attempted to arrest the Parojinog patriarch

DRUG WAR. The PNP chief defends his men from allegations of irregularity in a raid that resulted in the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaoldo Parojinog. File photo by Lito Boras

Parojinog death a warning to other mayors – Dela Rosa

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Mayors are warned not to fight back should police come knocking at their door

WARNING. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says mayors are not exempt from police operations. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog 'knew he would be killed'

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:50 PM

UPDATED Slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog was aware of the threat to his life since President Duterte named him a narcopolitician a relative says

Ozamiz mayor wanted to surrender before raid – police

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The police chief of Ozamiz City says Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed in a raid had expressed willingness to turn himself in

DRUG-LINKED. Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parajinog was slain on Sunday, July after a firefight ensued between the police and his security during a raid. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Both [Parojinog and Espinosa] are tagged as drug lords Too much of a coincidence? says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

COINCIDENCE? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raises the similarities in the circumstances that led to the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Senate file photo

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog killed in police raid

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:28 AM

4th UPDATE The Parojinogs are among those included in President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list but they deny the allegations

KILLED IN RAID. File photo of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog. Photo courtesy Ozamiz City official website

Graft case vs Ozamiz City mayor, daughter junked with finality

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The Sandiganbayan affirms its earlier decision on the case against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

9 killed in Ozamiz City police operation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:07 PM

3rd UPDATE Region 10 Police Spokesperson Superintendent Lemuel Gonda says 6 were arrested in the operation including a policeman

News Briefs: February 6, 2017

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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Arrest orders vs Ozamiz City mayor, daughter over graft case

Feb 05, 2017 - 1:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte previously linked the father and daughter tandem to the illegal drugs trade The vice mayor has a relationship with alleged drug lord and Bilibid inmate Herbert Colanggo

Ozamiz City raids target home of councilor, 10 others

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:13 PM

11 houses across Ozamiz City including the home of a city councilor are raided by police personnel in search of firearms and illegal drugs

RAID. Special Action Force commandos raided the house of Ozamiz City Councilor Rizalina Francisco on the strength of a search warrant issued by Reynaldo Alhambra, Executive judge of Regional Trial Court National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 53 Manila, on August 28, 2016. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler