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Basilan barangay captain caught keeping illegal drugs, firearms

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Adzhar Macrohon, chairman of Barangay Bato in Lamitan City, is arrested in an early morning drug raid by the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

ARRESTED. Barangay Bato, Lamitan City chairman Adzhar Macrohon is facing illegal possession of firearms and explosives, and possession of illegal drugs charges. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order

 Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before the newly-elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City, during their oath-taking at Naga City Hall on Monday, June 18, 2018. VP Leni also led the SK officials in their oath of office.  In her message, the Vice President urged the barangay and SK officials to remain true to their task of serving their communities. (Photo by OVP)

Duterte vows protection for barangay chiefs unjustly accused of drug war deaths

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The President says he would arm barangay leaders serious about fighting drugs and would 'intervene' if cases are filed against them over deaths

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is provided details on the security for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related meetings during a briefing at the Philippine Ports Authority Conference Room in Bohol on April 19, 2017. Presidential Photo

Barangay captain shot dead in San Narciso, Quezon

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Ruben Carabido, the captain of Barangay Binay, is killed noontime Monday, June 11

DILG to probe mayors, village chiefs of 'drug' areas

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also welcomes plans for regional rehabilitation centers for the thousands of drug addicts who have surrendered

KILLING CONTINUES. Police officers investigate the body of an alleged drug dealer in Manila on July 8, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

In the limelight: Village chiefs tapped to swear in nat'l officials

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Aside from Vice President elect Leni Robredo s chosen ones meet the other barangay captains who have administered the oath taking of national officials

LIMELIGHT. Lawmakers have also tapped barangay captains to administer her oath ahead of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.

Meet the barangay captain who will swear in VP Robredo

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Ronaldo Coner is the chieftain of Barangay Punta Tarawal the smallest farthest and poorest barangay of the district that Leni Robredo has served as congresswoman of Camarines Sur

LOCAL CHIEF. Barangay Captain Ronaldo Coner will administer the oath-taking of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on June 30. Photo from the Office of Representative Leni Robredo

Residents flee island after false text on 'terrorists'

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The village chief of Aliguay Island was recently beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Fleeing from Aliguay. Photo by Gualberto Laput/ Rappler

#BrgyAssembly: Nation-building begins in your community

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Be a part of your barangay assembly today to find out where all your hard earned tax money is going

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION. A barangay assembly held in 2014 inside UP Diliman. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Why they say yes to no-build zones

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Several families in Tacloban continue saying yes to no build zones because they feel that they have no other choice for now

Oyster Bay fishermen worry about naval outpost

May 30, 2014 - 2:04 PM

The sleepy barangay of Bahile in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan wakes up to a flurry of activities due to upgrades in a naval detachment in Oyster Bay

SANCTUARY: Fishing is the main livelihood of residents living around Ulugan Bay

Coin toss earns city council seat for Pacquiao’s brother

Dec 18, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The tie between Roel Pacquiao and Ma Lourdes Casabuena in the ABC elections is broken by a flipping of the coin Now he s ex officio city councilor in GenSan