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Journalist sues PNP officers for kidnapping over 'mistaken’ arrest

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Margarita Valle also files a complaint of arbitrary detention against top cop Oscar Albayalde, two military officers, and other officers of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

COUNTER-CHARGE. Journalist Margarita Valle files counter charges against police and military officers before the Office of the Ombudsman on July 4, 2019, over her 'mistaken identity' arrest the previous month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CIDG apologizes to Davao journalist arrested by mistake

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:29 PM

'We do realize that we should have heeded your call regarding your identity from the start and have released you at the airport,' the CIDG says in a statement

At least 23 dead in Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(11th UPDATE) More than a hundred others are injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27

Why send CIDG to Senate? 'We were being proactive,' says PNP

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'Hindi naman siguro natin kailangan nang utusan pa,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

PROACTIVE EFFORT. PNP Director Oscar Albaylde says CIDG operatives remain stationed at the Senate as part of the PNP's proactive efforts. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

PNP: We sent CIDG to ensure Trillanes' 'legal' arrest

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says cops will 'assist' the military in arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

ON STANDBY. Members of the CIDG at the Senate ready arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Intel cop gunned down in Quezon City

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM

PNP CIDG's Nepthalie Buensuceso is shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Police Officer III Nepthalie Buensuceso is killed by a motorcycle-riding suspect in Quezon City. Photo from Quezon City Police District

PNP mounts manhunt for 79-year-old Satur Ocampo, 3 others

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Also covered by the arrest warrants are incumbent anti-poverty commission head Liza Maza, ex-agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano and former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño

POLITICAL ARREST? Supporters of the 4 ex-lawmakers decry the arrest order issued 12 years after the case against them was filed. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Bitcoin scam 'mastermind': Release me so I can return investors' money

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:50 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Rappler obtains a letter to investors by Arnel Ordonio, the alleged mastermind of the P900-million Bitcoin scam

'€˜MASTERMIND'€™. Arnel Ordonio is presented by the PNP to the media with his wife Leonady in Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Filipino couple amasses at least P900M in alleged Bitcoin scam

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(UPDATED) According to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Roel Obusan, the scam is structured like a pyramid scheme but with electronic money

Malacañang on police subpoena powers: Law will address abuse

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:01 PM

'Mayroon naman tayong mga umiiral na batas po kapag inabuso itong ganitong kapangyarihan,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte signs law licensing PNP chief, CIDG execs to issue subpoenas

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:33 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and the top two officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group can now issue subpoenas in aid of investigations

SUBPOENA POWERS. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alleged recruiter apologizes to Joanna Demafelis' family

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Agnes Tuballes, who says she only referred Joanna Demafelis to her recruiters, also tells the OFW's family members that they should have contacted her when the Filipino worker went missing

GRIEF-STRICKEN. Agnes Tuballes fails to hold back tears when she was asked for her message to Joanna Demafelis' family. Photo by Rambo Talabong

PNP begins hunt for Joanna Demafelis' recruiters

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Police search for the people behind Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources, Incorporated – the recruiting agency which sent Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait

MOURNING. Jessica Demafelis, sister of OFW Joanna Demafelis, is comforted by government officials as she breaks down and cry upon seeing the crate containing her sister as it arrives from Kuwait at the cargo terminal of the NAIA in Paranaque City on February 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NDF consultant arrested for illegal gun possession, nothing more – Dela Rosa

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:19 PM

'Kilala siya na personality ng kabila, binabantayan siya, minomonitor siya, nakitaan siya ng baril, hinuli,' explains top cop Ronald dela Rosa

NEW GUNS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa checks on their new firearms, presented in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP, AFP capture pair managing CPP-NPA logistics, finances

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental

CAPTURED. The PNP presents the CPP-NPA officials to the media. PNP Photo

Ex-CIDG chief gets 3 months in jail for non-disclosure of assets

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Eduardo Matillano withdraws his not guilty plea and pleads guilty to the crime

CONVICTED. Sandiganbayan 2nd Division convicts former CIDG director Eduardo Matillano of 3 counts of perjury. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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.

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

STAKEOUT: Sino si Wally Sombero?

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Sa aking palagay makakatulong na masagot natin ang mga katanungang ito kapag nakilala na nating lubusang kung sino talaga si Wenceslao Wally Sombero

Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate to attend the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged bribery at the Immigration department. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Reyes brothers’ arraignment set for Oct 2

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the prosecution plans to oppose any moves from the camp of former Palawan officials Joel and Mario Reyes to delay the arraignment

THE ACCUSED. Mario (left, with towel over shoulders) and Joel (right, with glasses) Reyes are escorted by members of the PNP CIDG inside Camp Crame on September 25. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The unsung lives of illegal wildlife trade cops

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:55 AM

On Earth Day 2015 Rappler looks into the lives of Filipino operatives trained to catch illegal wildlife traders and save the endangered animals so valuable to Philippine ecology

EARTH WARRIOR. PSupt John Guyguyon of the CIDG inspects cages of birds being kept in a mausoleum in the Manila North Cemetery in September 2014. All photos courtesy of DENR-BMB

Court orders Masbate gov detention in BJMP facility

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete who faces plunder and graft raps over the pork barrel scam will be detained in the same facility as alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

PLUNDER RAPS. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on February 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Masbate governor surrenders to CIDG over plunder charge

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete surrenders to police hours after the Sandiganbayan orders her arrest

PLUNDER CHARGES. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete surrenders to authorities hours after the court issues a warrant for her arrest. Photo from the Masbate provincial government website

Customs employee nabbed for seeking, accepting bribe

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Authorities say the Customs employee managed to demand – and accept – bribes even after her dismissal from the service for grave misconduct

CIDG nabs P15M ‘substandard’ construction materials in Leyte

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The construction materials police said are believed to have been imported from China

SEIZED. Members of the PNP CIDG seize over P15 million in substandard construction materials in Tacloban city, Leyte. Photo courtesy of the CIDG

Police seize P40M 'substandard, deformed' steel products

Jul 09, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Police say the subpar products are reportedly bound for Yolanda hit areas where public and private reconstruction are ongoing

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid 6 months after Yolanda. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Manhunt for 13 co-accused of Bong Revilla, Jinggoy

Jun 25, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The PNP CIDG says as of June 24 35 of the co accused of Senators Ramon Bong Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada have posted bail

PNP, Delfin Lee and 2 conflicting letters

Mar 10, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Despite a certification from their own unit the PNP insists Delfin Lee was never delisted from their list of wanted persons

MIX-UP. The PNP insists Delfin Lee was never "delisted" from their wanted list, despite a certification from the PNP CIDG. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Mother pleads to kidnappers, cops: 'Bring my son back'

May 05, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The police acknowledges that the number of cases of missing children is growing throughout the country

Jun Lozada surrenders to police

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:10 AM

He was accompanied by a group of nuns and priests as he surrendered at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group CIDG at Camp Crame