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Cops kill 'high-value target' in Makati drug operation

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:44 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says Rolando Abundo Jr is suspected to be a member of a criminal gang involved in drug trafficking and gun-for-hire services

DRUG OPERATION. Top cop Oscar Albayalde (3rd, right) and NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar watch police place the body bag with the corpse of drug suspect Rolando Abundo Jr on a stretcher on December 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tokhang jingle rapper arrested over alleged shabu possession – report

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Zaito, of Fliptop fame, is arrested after cops serving a search warrant against him allegedly find 3 sachets of shabu

FLIPTOP ARTIST. Zaito, a rapper, is reportedly arrested for the alleged possession of illegal drugs. Screenshot from Zaito's 'Ganti Ng Patay' music video

Albayalde to retain Oplan Tokhang when he becomes PNP chief

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Albayalde says he will not introduce a new drug war policy in the PNP as he believes the current campaign has yielded 'very good' results

TOKHANG LIVES ON. Incoming police chief Oscar Albayalde will not introduce a new drug campaign policy in the PNP. File photo from House of Representatives

Fairview police chief sacked after subordinate tests positive for drugs

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The drug test results of Police Officer 1 Gabby Bulan lead to the sacking of two of his police bosses, including the station chief, Superintendent Tomas Nuñez

QCPD CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar briefs Quezon City police on new drug war guidelines. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Indonesian police honors PNP's Dela Rosa for drug war leadership

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The PNP chief says he was praised by Indonesian police for his 'rockstar-like inspiration' and for showing how the drug war should be fought

AWARDED. PNP chief Dela Rosa is admired by Indonesian police. PNP photo

New PNP drug enforcement chief urges Filipinos to 'own' drug war

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:21 AM

'We need the Filipino people to own this campaign against illegal drugs. The Filipino people should recognize that the President is with them against illegal drugs,' says PNP DEG chief Albert Ferro

ASKING HELP. PNP DEG chief Albert Ferro says they won't go far without the help of civilians.File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP announces new drug enforcement chief

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro, who used to head the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group, is the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group chief

NO STRANGER. Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro is set to be the new DEG chief. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The Fifth Man

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.

The red mark

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:16 PM

For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.

PNP launches ‘Life After Tokhang’ drug rehab program

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) expands its role in the drug war to include rehabilitation

PATH TO REHAB. Thousands of drug suspects take their oath to participate in drug rehabilitation. File photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

LP tells PNP: Show determination in chasing lawbreaking cops

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED The LP says the PNP’s credibility is in danger of sinking even deeper as it [faces] the risk of being perceived as no different from criminal syndicates

CALOOCAN, AGAIN? Caloocan cops claim Carl Arnaiz shot at cops. Rappler file photo

Manila overnight police operation kills 25, arrests 119

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED This comes only a day after Bulacan police conducted a 24 hour drug swipe which leaves a tally of 32 deaths and 107 arrests

DRUG KILLINGS. Police identify a body of an alleged drug suspect killed in a shoot out in Brgy. 105 Tondo, Manila on July 21, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

P360M in shabu found in Las Piñas warehouse

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The subject of the search warrant however is not in the Las Piñas property

DRUG RAID. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde, and SPD chief Tomas Apolinario. Photo courtesy of NCRPO PIO

What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?

Mar 10, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares explains how the new group is different from the now dissolved PNP Anti Illegal Drugs Group

'LESS BLOODY' DRUG WAR. Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares Graciano Mijares heads the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP relaunches war on drugs, vows ‘less bloody’ campaign

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:26 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police will avoid past mistakes

PSr./Supt. Graciano Mijares, head of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group.

Duterte mulls reviving PH Constabulary to lead drug war

Jan 31, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Under the proposal the Philippine Constabulary will be fully manned by military personnel who President Rodrigo Duterte believes are less prone to corruption than the police

BRINGING BACK PC? President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a joint command conference with top PNP and AFP officials. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte offers P2-M bounty for cops into drug trade

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED To those involved in illegal drugs President Rodrigo Duterte says Pray that I ll die without a resurrection

HEROES' DAY. President Duterte attends his first National Heroes' Day ceremony as Philippine president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte fed wrong info on shamed cops? Malabo 'yan – Panelo

Jul 07, 2016 - 4:21 PM

What if President Duterte s accusations against top cops turn out to be false? It will never happen says his chief legal counsel

ACCUSATIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes troops of the Philippine Air Force during their 69th anniversary celebration on July 5, 2016 at Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base in Pampanga. Photo by REY S. BANIQUET/PPD

Cebu town mayor denies being drug lord protector

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:35 PM

I will be tried by publicity I hope I could be given the chance to clear my name says former PNP director for training service Vicente Loot now mayor of Daanbantayan Cebu

INTRIGUES? Retired police general Vicente Loot, recently elected mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, says rumors about his involvement in the illegal drug trade are intrigues due to his wife's long political career. Photo from PNP Region VI Twitter account

11 cops test positive in nationwide drug test

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED Once their test results are validated the police officials will be charged and tried

Philippine police salute at Camp Crame in suburban Manila on November 9, 2015. Jay Directo/AFP

PNP: Drugs not sold at Closeup event

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:58 PM

We can prove that those victims who took advantage of the event took drugs outside the event says the NCRPO

PH boosts efforts to probe Mexican drug cartel

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:29 PM

The cartel s leader is the most powerful criminal on the planet Forbes says

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011

PH arrests 3 linked to Mexico drug cartel

Dec 26, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Two Filipinos and one Filipino Chinese were arrested in a raid on Wednesday in Lipa City after weeks of intelligence operations by local and US anti narcotics personnel

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011