Raffy Baraan

Duterte to Espino, Pangasinan execs: Sorry for 'negligence'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he takes full responsibility for mistakenly linking former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr and two other Pangasinan officials to illegal drugs

I'M SORRY. President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes to Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino (left) and other Pangasinan officials for being mistakenly linked to illegal drugs.

Espino on suspension: Only 'preventive', not final

Sep 10, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says he will go through the judicial process even if the charges he says are pure fabrications and politically motivated

POLITICS? Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says the charges against him are 'pure fabrications and politically motivated.' File photo from Espino's Facebook page

Duterte's prison drug matrix based on strong evidence – Palace

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the controversial matrix went through thorough validation

DUTERTE'S ACCUSATIONS. President Duterte holds a press conference before showing media his New Bilibid Prison drug matrix on August 25, 2016. Photo by KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PPD

Pangasinan exec: Duterte drugs matrix ‘big, horrible joke’

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Congressman Amado Espino and his longtime aide Raffy Baraan flatly deny the President s allegations

Duterte matrix claims Pangasinan's Espino into prison drug trade

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:09 AM

The matrix also claims Espino s trusted aide Raffy Baraan and former Bureau of Corrections chief Franklin Bucayu were part of the illegal drug operations

DRUG MATRIX. Image from Editha Caduaya/Rappler

How to repeat 2013: Robredo volunteers say authenticity is key

Feb 12, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Leni Robredo is gunning for the vice presidency with a grassroots campaign strategy Her supporters include veteran political strategists

PERSONAL APPROACH. Liberal Party vice presidential bet and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo speaks before members of civic societies and volunteer groups at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Pangasinan gov to face graft cases over black sand mining

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Ombudsman says the mining operation was conducted in a protected area part of a 184 hectare reserve meant for eco tourism and other sustainable development activities