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Hontiveros wants P900-million PNP drug war budget dissolved for other projects

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, a member of the Senate finance committee, wants to spend the PNP's drug war budget for police training, investigations, operations, and health programs

REALOCATION. Senator Risa Hontiveros eyes dissolving the PNP's budget for the war on drugs. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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ASEAN human rights delegates barred from visiting De Lima

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Two members of the Malaysian Parliament express disappointment over the incident, saying they complied with the 10-day visit notice

Photo by Glen Garcia

PNP 'confident' protesters will 'police themselves' on Sept 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:15 PM

'We're confident that the protesters will police themselves. We appeal to them not to commit crime,' says PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos

'END EJKs'. Protesters gather in front of Camp Crame, Quezon City to demand an end to killings in police operations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP to buy 37,000 body cameras if Congress allows

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:13 PM

This comes as the rise in killings has bothered the nation and its legislators to question the legitimacy of police operations

BODY CAMERAS EYED. PNP plans on buying 37,000 cameras for 190,000 cops. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#2030NOW: Why road safety – or the lack of it – is a human rights issue

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'In our country, being one of the low-income countries, road crashes are a major concern. It’s a world health issue,' says Superintendent Oliver Sy Tanseco of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group

HUMAN RIGHTS. Superintendent Oliver Tanseco says road safety is a human rights issue, especially in the Philippines.

Dela Rosa tells Davao policemen to 'help' him in Caloocan

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Dela Rosa asks for volunteers among Davao police to replace the entire Caloocan police force, following a string of high-profile deaths that implicated the station

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa attends the 116th police service anniversary at ​Camp Quintin Merecido in Davao City on September 18. Photo by Mick Basa / Rapple

Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

Group with Lumad minors temporarily held at Davao airport

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'

Fans, friends celebrate 'freedom' of Jinggoy Estrada

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Supporters celebrate the temporary freedom of former senator Jinggoy Estrada

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

Double murder complaint vs cops, taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz, Kulot killings

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:47 PM

UPDATED The Public Attorney s Office assist the families of Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman in filing the complaint before the Department of Justice

COMPLAINT FILED. Parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz take their oath as they file a double murder case against two Caloocan policemen and taxi driver Tomas Bagcal before the Department of Justice on September 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Marawi crisis, Reynaldo de Guzman, UN Human Rights Council | Midday wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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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

Pampanga town police chief relieved over men’s extortion activity

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Magalang town police chief Superintendent Al Cabauatan is relieved of his post after two of his subordinates allegedly extorted money from a woman to settle an illegal drug case against her husband

Reynaldo 'Kulot' de Guzman finally buried

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED The burial pushes through despite claims by the PNP that a test they conducted showed that the DNA of the boy found floating in a creek with 30 stab wounds did not match that of his parents

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Corpse of boy found in Nueva Ecija to be returned to police

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The police will continue their investigation into the corpse fished out a creek in Gapan City earlier positively identified as that of teenager Reynaldo de Guzman

'NOT KULOT'. PNP says the body found in Nueva Ecija is not Reynaldo de Guzman. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes, Reynaldo de Guzman, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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PAO contradicts PNP, insists dead boy in Nueva Ecija is Reynaldo de Guzman

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Somebody is trying to muddle the investigation says Public Attorneys Office chief Persida Acosta

PARENTS. Eddie De Guzman waits at the funeral parlor in Gapan, Nueva Ecija so he and wife Lina could take home the body of the boy they say is their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Quezon City residents fail to get TRO on drug testing, surveillance

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The judge does not find any extreme urgency to temporarily stop the house to house operations so petitioners move to declare the activities unconstitutional

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DNA of parents, dead boy in Nueva Ecija don't match – PNP

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED This conclusion is based on a DNA test Police say however that De Guzman s parents should clarify if he had been adopted

 Weary, Kulot's parents Lina and Eduardo rest their heads as they await for their son to be brought back home.

Human rights and the liberal agenda

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

There is no such thing as a democracy that applies the rule of law in some instances and not in others We must fight for human rights for everyone regardless and in all instances regardless

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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.

Duterte to Dela Rosa: Probe 'sabotage' of drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:23 AM

Following the killings of 3 teenagers President Rodrigo Duterte believes someone is trying to discredit the Philippine National Police and the war on drugs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during his visit to the Ozamiz City Police Station on August 17, 2017, congratulates the personnel of the Ozamiz City Police Office for their successful operation against the suspected narco-politicians in the city. Likewise, he also told the citizens of Ozamiz City that they are finally free from the tyranny of the narco-politicians. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cuy on Duterte, Maute, Hurricane Irma | Evening wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Duterte ordered police not to share files with CHR – DILG

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:39 PM

We ll find other ways to help the CHR in their effort says DILG officer in charge Catalino Cuy

NO SHARING. DILG OIC Catalino Cuy faces reporters after the 51st Napolcom Anniversary. Sourced photo

Carl Arnaiz, Tagle, PH Embassy in South Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

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

Crime scene where Carl Arnaiz was killed 'staged' – PAO

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:17 AM

PAO Forensic Lab Director Erwin Erfe says there are no bullet marks in the crime scene to prove that a shootout happened No slugs were found either

CRIME SCENE. The forensic team of the Public Attorney's Office believes this crime scene was staged. Photo from the PNP

Caloocan cop, suspect killed in one-time, big-time operation

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Police Officer 3 Junior Hilario and the suspect Jason dela Cruz are killed following a shooting encounter in Caloocan City

COP KILLED. PO3 Junior Hilario died after a shootout with a crime suspect. Rappler file photo

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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QC residents ask court: Stop house-to-house drug tests

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The petition is the first of its kind to directly challenge the police s anti drug operations

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

PNP asks P900M budget for drug war ops for 2018

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas refuses to fund what she calls the Philippine National Police s killing spree

UNJUSTIFIED BUDGET? Gabriela's Arlene Brosas (left) questions the PNP's Double Barrel budget. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Robredo on killings: 'Hindi ganito ang Pilipino'

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Hindi natin maaaring palagpasin ito Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan says Vice President Leni Robredo

CONDEMNATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that killings in the Philippines must stop. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

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

Missing Grade 12 boy from Baguio found dead in a creek

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Vaughn Dicang went missing on September 1 The details of his case remain unclear

MINOR. Vaughn Dicang was 17 years old. Photo from Dicang's family

Caloocan police awarded best in Metro Manila same week Kian, Carl killed

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:57 PM

From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?

AWARDED. Caloocan City Police Station is visited by residents. Rappler file photo

2 affidavits on Carl Arnaiz? Cop says cabbie 'afraid' the first time

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

PO2 Rodolfo Bautista says the taxi driver Tomas Bagcal was too afraid to speak to him in detail during his first testimony

INVESTIGATOR. PO2 Rodolfo Bautista faces senators as they probe the case of Carl Arnaiz. Rappler screengrab

Robredo calls on PNP to prove killing not a state policy

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says people will continue asking questions if more and more drug suspects are killed in police operations

Photos by Rappler

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Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Dela Rosa admits Kian killing 'was an overkill'

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:13 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police chief says Kian delos Santos may have been shot too many times Maraming tama yung bata Parang nasobrahan nasobrahan

'TOO MUCH'?. Police officers led by Dela Rosa huddle before the start of the senate probe into the death and killing of Kian delos Santos. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now

BIRTHDAY WISH. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 18, 2017 and says her birthday wish is 'vindication soon.' File photo from Office of Sen Leila de Lima

Dela Rosa cries again in Senate hearing, insists 'no policy to kill'

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Acosta also sheds tears as she defends the police from allegations of state sanctioned killings

CRYING BATO. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa turns emotional at the Senate hearing on the death of teenager Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017

PNP chief Dela Rosa's next target? Police with bulging tummies

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The chief of the Philippine National Police says the extra pounds are proof of lack of discipline and poor training

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa scolds the Angeles City police involved in a tokhang for ransom operation on a Korean national during his site visit at the Camp Tomas Pepito in Angeles City, Pampanga province on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler