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IN PHOTOS: Inside the Caloocan City Police Station after the fire

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Here is a look at the Caloocan City Police Station, following a fire that reduced entire offices and thousands of case files into ashes

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 13-19, 2017

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Budget has 'leeway' in case PNP returns to drug war – Drilon

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Drilon says there will be a contingent fund in case President Duterte brings the PNP back in the drug war

ENOUGH FOR ALL. Drilon wants the PNP's drug war budget to be realigned to housing. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Probe into 'nanlaban' cases just a fishing expedition – SolGen

Nov 18, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Government lawyers also believe that families of drug war victims are not entitled to state protection

SHOT. John Paul Martinez, 21 years old, is dies from several gunshot wounds after an encounter with Manila police.

Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

'Narco cops' spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police should have gone through internal cleansing before its all-out war on illegal drugs

REGRET. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa shares to reporters what he thinks was their mistake in leading the war on drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Arrested Abu Sayyaf planned ASEAN Summit attack – PNP

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Police say one of the suspects cased malls, a park, and the PICC – the venue of the ASEAN Summit – ahead of the international event

ABU SAYYAF MEMBERS. Police present3 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who allegedly planned to launch an attack during the ASEAN Summit. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Drilon wants P1.4-B anti-drug budget realigned to house policemen

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Under the proposed 2018 budget, the PNP's Oplan Double Barrel and the DILG's Masa Masid program have allocations of P900 million and P500 million, respectively

PNP HOUSING. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proposes an additional P1.4-billion allocation for the housing needs of PNP personnel. File photo

IN PHOTOS: Where police stayed during the ASEAN Summit

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Rappler takes a look at the place where more than a thousand cops from outside Metro Manila stayed during the ASEAN Summit

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

Case files lost as fire tears through Caloocan City Police Station

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station is a center of controversy as its own policemen are the suspects in the separate killings of teenagers Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz

CITY POLICE. The Caloocan City Police Station before the fire. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa to ASEAN protesters: 'Kayo ang unang nanakit'

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Kayo naman ang unang naging marahas, so wala kaming magagawa,' adds Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

DEFENSIVE. Dela Rosa says cops were forced to fight back. Rappler file photo

9 children rescued from 'child pornographer' in Leyte

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The suspect allegedly abused 9 children, including her 8-year-old daughter

RESCUED. A child is escorted by a social worker. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to put Aquino on trial

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) About an hour after former President Benigno Aquino III posts bail, the anti-graft court announces it has found probable cause to put him on trial

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino posts bail at the Sandiganbayan on November 10, 2017 for graft and usurpation of authority charges over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo by Rappler

Robberies at all-time low in 22 months – PNP

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From 2,350 robberies in January 2016, the Philippine National Police records only 1,295 cases in October 2017 – a sharp 45% dip

ALL-TIME LOW. The PNP says robberies are at its lowest. Rappler file photo

PNP holds training in case police are reassigned to drug war

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The PNP conducts a drug enforcement training even after they were taken off the war on drugs

PREPARATION. Cops queue up during a surprise mandatory drug test at a police station in Manila. AFP file photo

Rappler Talk: PDEA on leading the drug war without the PNP

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Rappler sits down with PDEA chief Aaron Aquino to ask him how the drug war has been without the PNP

Charlie Jean Du: 'Spare me. I'm pregnant!'

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'It’s like they killed an animal,' says Liezel Du of the fate of her teenage daughter who had bullets lodged in her arms, stomach, and buttocks

GONE AT 15. Messages from friends and family surround one of the photos of Charlie Jean Du at her wake

Dela Rosa advises Grab: Think about security, not money

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:03 PM

This comes after a model Grab driver was killed by no less than the passenger who booked him

ONE-ON-ONE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks with Grab country head Brian Cu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Model Grab driver 'fought back,' says killer

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The wife of Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr confronts suspect Narc Delemios, when he is presented to the media in Camp Crame

SELF-CONFESSED. Narc Delemios is presented to the media by the PNP. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa orders recall of all PNP security detail for VIPs

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:50 PM

'Baka may iba pang drug lord na may PSPG security,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RECALLED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa orders the recall of all security details. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How did a convicted drug lord’s daughter get PNP security?

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It’s not that easy to get a security detail from the PNP. So why was Diana Yu Uy, daughter of a convicted drug lord and herself apparently an illegal drugs personality, assigned two policemen as her security detail for over 7 years?

CAPTURED. PDEA charges Diana Yu Uy, daughter of convicted drug lord, is caught in possession of illegal drugs and with two policemen as security detail. PDEA photo

PNP probes cops' links to convicted drug lord

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The Police Security and Protection Group is investigating the two policemen who had been assigned to protect Diana Yu Uy, daughter of a convicted drug pusher

PROBE. The PNP investigates if its own men –  who were assigned to protect Diana Yu Uy –  were involved in illegal drugs as well. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA asks: How come cop guard never flagged drug queen's daughter?

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:16 AM

'Did he fail to perform due diligence, or did he simply turn a deaf ear?' asks PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon

DRUGS. A PDEA agent inspects drugs after an operation. Rappler file photo

Lacson: If Atio Castillo had heart condition, why was he still hazed?

Nov 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The Philippine National Police says Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries, and clarifies the cause of death mentioned by Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano

CAUSE OF DEATH. Joseph Palmero of the PNP Medico Legal Division says Horacio Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries.

Indonesian 'terrorist' killed his Maute-ISIS 'buddy' to escape – PNP

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:14 PM

'Ang unang ginawa niya, pinatay niya 'yung kan'yang buddy, para makalayas siya, at doon siya sa Lanao lake lumangoy, at nagtago for 3 hours,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

ARRESTED. Indonesian Muhammad Ilham Syahputra is detained in Camp Crame, Quezon City after his capture in Marawi. PNP Photo

New ISIS leader in Southeast Asia, SWS survey on Duterte, Texas shooting | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Watch the the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Dela Rosa 'pretends' to be senator during press conference

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Dela Rosa has joked multiple times that he is eyeing a seat in the Senate

'YOUR HONOR?' PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa talks to reporters in a press conference. Rappler file photo

Scalawag cops will answer to the Lord, Dela Rosa tells Catholic Church

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Kung ikaw ay pulis gagawa ka ng krimen ay mananagot ka kay lord, at kung ikaw naman ay pari at gumagawa ka ng kasinungalingan, mananagot ka rin kay lord,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

SAME PRAYER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops also want to bring justice to Filipinos. Rappler file photo

Don't focus on one riding-in-tandem killing, says Dela Rosa

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:51 AM

In the wake of the death of a 14-year-old boy due to suspected riding-in-tandem assailants, the PNP chief urges the public to look at the 'bigger picture'

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There were significantly fewer people who trooped to the cemetery. Was it because for the past year-and-a-half, our people had seen so much death courtesy of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, that remembering the dead on November 1 seemed superfluous?

'Angry' Bansalan cop in viral video relieved of post

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Senior Inspector Florante Retes is relieved of his position after admitting he was the 'angry' officer in a video that went viral on Facebook

PNP imposes gun ban from November 1 to 15

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) The expanded PNP circular bans the bearing for firearms in public in Metro Manila, Region 3 and Region 4-A. This suspends all permits to carry firearms outside residences

GUNS PROHIBITED. The PNP imposes a gun ban for the first half of November, which covers Undas and the ASEAN Summit.

Dela Rosa on Undas, Japan invests in PH, Trump aides charged | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Laguna police struggle to recapture 4 escaped inmates

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Two other inmates who fled the Laguna Provincial Jail are recaptured in Cavite

Dela Rosa's Undas request: Be vigilant vs terrorist threat

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public to report suspicious activities as the nation observes All Saints' Day

IN PHOTOS: Victory Church holds formation program for PNP

Oct 31, 2017 - 2:50 PM

'We believe God is truly moving in the Philippines, especially in our government,' Victory Church says

SURRENDERING TO GOD. Members of the Philippine National Police attend a two-week values formation program by Victory, one of the biggest Christian churches in the Philippines. All photos from Victory on Facebook

Undas 2017: Prohibited items inside cemeteries

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Cops will confiscate the items once they see them inside public cemeteries

Dela Rosa on pension, DDB drug plan, SC on Comelec | Evening wRap

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Bato dela Rosa to newbie cops: You'll get double pay by 2018

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

If Congress allows it, a PO1 will receive a monthly salary of P29,668 by January 2018

If 'elected president,' Dela Rosa to quadruple retirees' pay

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

'Antayin 'nyong mag-presidente si Bato, quadruple ang sweldo ninyo,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Fallen but not forgotten: The 4 SAF troopers killed in Marawi

Oct 30, 2017 - 11:46 AM

They are fathers, brothers, sons, friends, and as their comrades in the PNP know them, heroes

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 23-29, 2017

Oct 29, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

BACK FROM BATTLE. About 160 members of Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces arrive at Pier 4 of North Port in Manila on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, after months of fighting against local terrorists in Marawi City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

War on drugs a 'major catastrophe,' says Etta Rosales

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:03 AM

Families of victims of extra-judicial killings organize National Healing Walk, which is expected to gather at least 30,000 people on November 5 at the EDSA Shrine

STOP. Former CHR Chairperson Etta Rosales with relatives of victims of extra-judicial killings hold banners that call for the end of killings.

Ombudsman fires Mabilog, Dela Rosa and Año, Twitter on Russia | Midday wRap

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Manager of mall bazaar funding Maute Group arrested

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Cops arrested Rasdy Malawani alias 'Rasdi Macabangkit/Makabanket' for illegal possession of firearms

MAUTE FAMILY. Authorities arrest the manager of a mall bazaar which funded the Maute group. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Each Marawi hero's family to get P2-M livelihood aid

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:24 PM

San Miguel Corporation's Ramon Ang says this is the least the conglomerate can do for the 165 soldiers and policemen who died fighting terrorists in Marawi City

LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE. San Miguel COO Ramon Ang signs MOA to donate P330 million worth of livelihood assistance to the families of slain Marawi soldiers

FACT CHECK: Did Inquirer say man in 'Pietà' photo was killed by PNP?

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported that suspected drug pusher Michael Siaron was killed by 'motorcycle-riding gunmen'