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How TokHang lives on through barangay officials

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it needs barangay officials to win the drug war

CONTINUATION. Barangay officials take over the drug war with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

A death an hour: PNP counts 790 killings in 30 days

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Philippine National Police counts 790 killings from September 16 to October 15

KILLED. A Crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cybersex traders nabbed in Manila

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Police catch the suspects offering P9,000 to a 17-year-old girl in exchange for sex during a sting operation

SEXUAL ABUSE. Two Filipino cybersex traders are arrested in the US FBI's cross-country operation.

Solano testimony, war on drugs, Harvey Weinstein | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:47 PM

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Second petition vs TokHang filed at SC

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The petition is filed on behalf of residents of 26 barangays in San Andres, Manila, including the families of 35 residents killed in police operations in the area

WAR ON DRUGS. A drug-related killing in Metro Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

3 dead in Tondo a day after Duterte's new drug war memo

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The killings happen a day after President Rodrigo Duterte issues a memorandum order removing the Philippine National Police from the helm of the drug war operations

The wake of Sherwin Vitas, 34, and Rolando Ocampo, 60, in Tondo Manila. Both were killed in a police-led buy bust operation last October 11, moments before it was announced to the public that PDEA would lead all drug operations Photo by Kimberly dela Cruz

In Cavite, motorcyclists ride with cops to end riding-in-tandem crimes

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Cavite Provincial Police Office (PPO) allows motorcyclists to join cops in police operations against street crimes, including those committed by riding-in-tandem criminals

TOGETHER. Cops and volunteers share the road to end criminality. Cavite Police photo

If VP wants to be president, 'let Duterte finish first' – PNP chief

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:17 PM

'Kung gusto niyang mag-presidente, subukan natin siya. Basta patapusin muna 'yung buong administration ni presidente,' says top cop Ronald dela Rosa

LOYAL COP. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa asks opposition leader Leni Robredo to wait for her turn at the presidency. Rappler file photo

CHR hopeful PDEA will follow rule of law in drug war

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:05 PM

As the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency handles the war on drugs, the Commission on Human Rights also calls on the Philippine National Police to shift its focus to extrajudicial killings

Politics after PNP? Dela Rosa leaves it up to Duterte

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:02 PM

'Handa na ako magretire. Kung bigyan ng another trabaho, hindi ko rin pwedeng turn down si presidente,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

UP TO DUTERTE. Dela Rosa will step up if Duterte will need him. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

3 conditions when police can join PDEA drug war operations

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:33 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives the special circumstances needed when the PNP can join in illegal drug operations

EXCEPTION. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops can only join operations if PDEA agents are losing a gunfight. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Most Filipinos afraid they'd end up like Kian delos Santos – Pulse Asia

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:06 PM

In a poll held a month after the teenager's death, more than three-fourths of Filipinos who knew about Kian delos Santos said they were worried they or somebody they knew would meet the same fate

KIAN'S FATE. A survey shows most Filipinos are worried they could end up like the 17-year-old, who died during a police operation. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pulse Asia and SWS survey, Sara Duterte, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:41 PM

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If crimes rise, I'll ask Duterte to order PNP back to drug war – Dela Rosa

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Will the PNP return to the drug war?

BE RIGHT BACK? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he will ask President Duterte to bring them back to the drug war front lines, if things go bad. Photo File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Barangay captain gunned down hours after PNP declares war vs riding-in-tandems

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Assailants riding a motorcycle kill Barangay 20 Captain Arnel Parce

Pimentel, Sara Duterte, Odette | Evening wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Senate to realign P900M Tokhang budget to PDEA, housing – Pimentel

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel says the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency should prioritize running after big-time suppliers and not drug pushers

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday.

Dela Rosa, Duterte, France on PH | Midday wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:42 PM

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PNP suspends Oplan Double Barrel, again

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:51 AM

(2nd UPDATE) This follows President Rodrigo Duterte ordering all agencies to leave all anti-drug operations to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)

STOPPED. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Rappler file photo

PNP's next target: 'Riding-in-tandem' shooters

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:06 AM

'Yung mga riding-in-tandem, bantay kayo ngayon. Uupakan namin kayo,' warns PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

NEW 'PROJECT'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa tells shooters riding motorcycles to brace themselves. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa apologizes for dip in Duterte ratings

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:50 PM

'Sorry, kami [ang] nagbigay ng dissatisfaction ng mga tao towards the President,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs and the committee on justice and human rights resumes its probe on December 5, 2016 investigating the death of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr.

Bautista impeachment, SWS, PDEA | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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PDEA chief says PNP 'still needed' in drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:46 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency only has over a thousand agents, says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

READY? PDEA chief Aaron Aquino says they still need the PNP. Rappler file photo

Duterte names PDEA as 'sole agency' for drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sidelines the Philippine National Police (PNP) as it faces public outrage over abuses in the anti-drug campaign

DRUG WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte names PDEA as the 'sole agency' in charge of his bloody war on drugs. Malacañang file photo

Solano, Dela Rosa, Human Rights Watch | Midday wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:48 PM

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NCRPO cop shot dead in Manila

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Investigators have yet to determine the motive for the fatal attack on Police Officer 2 Joey Imperial in Sampaloc, Manila

SWS survey, PNP and AFP, Narco-generals | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Dela Rosa defends ‘ingrato’ remark: ‘Hindi ako plastik’

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:44 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa refuses to take back his words, reiterating that critics benefit from the peace and order brought about by the PNP's battle against crimes and drugs

TRUE COLORS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he can't be blamed if he couldn't hide his feelings. Rappler file photo

PH a haven for terrorists? AFP, PNP point to 'so much democratic space'

Oct 09, 2017 - 3:30 PM

AFP chief Eduardo Año and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa both say the Philippines must strengthen security and anti-terrorism legislation

SECURITY CHIEFS. AFP chief Eduardo Ano (L) and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (R) say laws need to be tightened to prevent terrorism from proliferating in the country. Rappler file photo

Duterte fires two PNP 'narco-generals'

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:05 PM

They are former Quezon City police director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, and former Metro Manila police chief Director Joel Pagdilao

FIRED. In this file photo, Quezon City Police District director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (left) accepts the command flag from NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao on July 30, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP probes ineffective, inefficient 'EJK' police investigators

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The PNP probes its own investigators to find out if they have been looking into the rise in deaths since the declaration of the drug war

INEFFECTIVE? 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

No extrajudicial killings in PH? World 'not fooled,' says HRW

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Human Rights Watch says the Philippine government is limiting its definition of extrajudicial killings to avoid responsibility for the thousands of deaths linked to the drug war

Drilon compares PNP 'lies' in Duterte's drug war to Nazi propaganda

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'Ginagago ang taumbayan, to put it bluntly,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, reacting to the PNP's claim that there have been no extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch

CRIME SCENE. Kian Loyd delos Santos' uncle, Randy, points to the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes are visible with Kian's blood splattered around. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

CHR hits PNP's limited definition of extrajudicial killings

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The PNP's definition is based on Administrative Order 35, but the CHR says this limiting definition would discount killings perpetrated by state agents

KILLINGS. This photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police officer roping off the crime scene as the body of an alleged drug dealer shot dead lies in the street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Al Jazeera host grills Cayetano on drug war

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:26 PM

In this Al Jazeera interview, Secretary Cayetano falsely claims that the 3,800 Filipinos killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs were all drug dealers

DRUG WAR. Journalist Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the war on drugs. Screengrab from Al Jazeera's youtube page

High-ranking cop fired for sniffing shabu

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Police Superintendent Lito Cabamongan is fired after the PNP's Internal Affairs Service found him guilty of grave misconduct

FIRED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa confronts Superintendent Lito Dumandan Cabamongan. File photo from PNP PIO

All 3,800 killed by PNP were drug dealers – Cayetano

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano defends the Duterte administration's war on drugs during an Al Jazeera interview. Screen grab from Al Jazeera's YouTube video

7 in 10 Filipinos worried about selves, neighbors becoming EJK victims – SWS

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:38 PM

This comes after the Social Weather Stations found that half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line and that 6 in 10 Pinoys believe drug suspects were killed despite already surrendering

WHO'S NEXT? UP Diliman students hold a black Friday protest against killings. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Maasim Mayor, PNP & EJK, Drilon | Evening wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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'No case' of extrajudicial killing under Duterte – PNP

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:43 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says that 'regardless of the definition,' the government recognizes that 'one death is one too many'

ONLY ONE? Protesters call for end to drug war killings in front of the PNP headquarters. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte, Marcos, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Koko Pimentel: Too many killings already, where's PNP?

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:56 PM

'Where is the peace and order that [PNP Chief Ronald] dela Rosa says the people are ungrateful for?' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, President Rodrigo Duterte's staunch ally

Photo by Senate PRIB

Drug war critics only a minority – Dela Rosa

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'Huwag kayong mahiya kahit anong criticize nila. You should stand tall and hold your heads high. Dahil alam kong deep inside your heart, yung laman niyan is to serve and protect the Filipino people,' the PNP Chief tells his police

UNFAZED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Fariñas scolds PSPG for 'lecturing' House over legislative police

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The police general immediately apologizes, and later admits to media that he committed lapses in producing the position paper

LEGISLATIVE POLICE. Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas pushes for the creation of a police force that reports directly to Congress. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP, LRTA bring free rides for cops, women's desks in stations

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Policemen are now entitled to free rides in any LRT-2 station as long as they are in complete uniform and present their identification cards

COOPERATION. PNP chief Dela Rosa signs a deal with LRTA head Rey Berroya. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

16-year-old boy gunned down in Commonwealth, Quezon City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Cops say Aldrin Jore, a sophomore at Commonwealth High School, was not on any drug or crime lists

SHOT DEAD. Aldrin Jore was 16 years old. Photo from Jore's Facebook page

Dela Rosa to CBCP: Cops turned informers must have affidavits

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says they are open to their testimony as long as they will tell the truth

OPEN. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he is okay with cops testifying about vigilante-style killings as long as they are swear on their statements. File photo by Joel Liporada

Dela Rosa welcomes anti-crime drop boxes

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the anonymous tips collected in the drop boxes would be properly validated

WELCOME DEVELOPMENT. PNP chief ROnald dela Rosa says drop boxes will help them in gathering intelligence. Photo by Joel Liporada