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'Huwag magpatalo sa mga anay' – Bishop David

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Conquer evil with good, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says as Filipinos denounce abuses during the Martial Law era and the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte

DAY OF PROTEST. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David gives holy communion to a nun attending a Mass at the San Agustin Church on September 21, 2017, prior to a march to Luneta during the National Day of Protest on September 21, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Killing of conscience' worse than killing of addicts – Bishop David

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Dapat tayong mabahala kapag sumasama ang ugali ng Pilipino,' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says on Rappler Talk

'KILLING OF CONSCIENCE.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David warns in a Rappler Talk interview against the 'killing of conscience' as many Filipinos condone the killing of drug addicts in predominantly Catholic Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Taxi driver who was 'held up' by Carl Arnaiz shows up in NBI

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Bagcal, who was previously protected by a human rights group, appears in the NBI and says he wants to tell the whole truth about the killing of Arnaiz

Tomas Bagcal has left his former refuge and showed up in the NBI. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines

Duterte confers Order of Lapu-Lapu on slain Caloocan cop

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The Kalasag Medal is reserved for individuals who lose life or property while supporting an advocacy of President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte posthumously awards the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Medal to the late PO3 Junior Hilario during the President's wake visit at Neo Vista Subdivision in Bagumbong, North Caloocan on September 18, 2017. Hilario was killed in an anti-illegal drug operation at Barangay Silang in Caloocan City on September 8, 2017. Also in the photo is National Captial Regional Police Office Director Oscar Albayalde. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

Dela Rosa tells Davao policemen to 'help' him in Caloocan

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Dela Rosa asks for volunteers among Davao police to replace the entire Caloocan police force, following a string of high-profile deaths that implicated the station

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa attends the 116th police service anniversary at ​Camp Quintin Merecido in Davao City on September 18. Photo by Mick Basa / Rapple

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CHR hits House plan to use its budget for free education

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I think that kind of a statement or a narrative is meant to confuse the people says Commission on Human Rights CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz

CHR BUDGET. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz hits the House of Representatives' plan to use the CHR's budget to fund free college education. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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PAO wants to include in Kian case all cops involved in Caloocan raid

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:49 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta says she s confident they have an airtight complaint in the Kian complaint

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Double murder complaint vs cops, taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz, Kulot killings

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:47 PM

UPDATED The Public Attorney s Office assist the families of Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman in filing the complaint before the Department of Justice

COMPLAINT FILED. Parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz take their oath as they file a double murder case against two Caloocan policemen and taxi driver Tomas Bagcal before the Department of Justice on September 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UN rights chief hits Duterte amid Kian's death

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:05 AM

I urge the government to uphold the Philippines international human rights obligations amid deeper reflection about the values that the Philippines stands for says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Taxi driver claims Arnaiz was robber, but killing seems 'scripted'

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Ang nangyari kasi sa police – yung pagkapatay nung prinesent kong hold upper is parang stage play o scripted yung pagkapatay says taxi driver Tomas Bagcal who also says he now fears for his safety

Tomas Bagcal, the driver of the alleged taxi held-up by one Carl Angelo Arnaiz on the early hours of Aug. 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PAO eyes double murder in Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo De Guzman killings

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:53 PM

De Guzman s family is also given provisional coverage of the witness protection program

DEAD. Reynaldo de Guzman is found dead floating in a creek on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Photo courtesy of Gapan City Police

DSWD: Stop killing children

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This culture of impunity should not be tolerated especially now that the targets are children and young Filipinos says Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

STOP THE KILLINGS. Protesters call for justice for Kian delos Santos and all victims of the bloody drug war. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Crime scene where Carl Arnaiz was killed 'staged' – PAO

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:17 AM

PAO Forensic Lab Director Erwin Erfe says there are no bullet marks in the crime scene to prove that a shootout happened No slugs were found either

CRIME SCENE. The forensic team of the Public Attorney's Office believes this crime scene was staged. Photo from the PNP

Caloocan cop, suspect killed in one-time, big-time operation

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Police Officer 3 Junior Hilario and the suspect Jason dela Cruz are killed following a shooting encounter in Caloocan City

COP KILLED. PO3 Junior Hilario died after a shootout with a crime suspect. Rappler file photo

Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP leaves Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo de Guzman probe up to NBI

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Police will only assist the National Bureau of Investigation in gathering evidence says the PNP spokesman

SUPPORT ONLY. PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos talks to the press two days after Reynaldo de Guzman was found in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Caloocan police awarded best in Metro Manila same week Kian, Carl killed

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:57 PM

From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?

AWARDED. Caloocan City Police Station is visited by residents. Rappler file photo

Netizens react to 14-year-old boy found dead with 30 stab wounds

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Reynaldo de Guzman is the last seen companion of Carl Arnaiz before the latter was killed on August 18

Duterte meets parents of Carl Arnaiz, vows impartial probe

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The President orders the NBI to take over the investigation

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of slain teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

U.S. envoy says killings of teens Kian, Carl 'a tragedy'

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim calls for a probe into the deaths of two teenagers – Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz – at the hands of the Caloocan City police

'TRAGIC' DEATHS. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim describes the deaths of Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, and Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, as 'a tragedy.' Screen grab from Rappler video

Carl Arnaiz buried: 'Salamat sa mga naniniwalang inosente siyang tao'

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:03 PM

On the day of the 19 year old s burial the Arnaiz family gets an assurance from Malacañang that there will be an impartial and transparent probe into his death

LAID TO REST. Relatives and friends on September 5, 2017, bury Carl Arnaiz, the 19-year-old former UP student who was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Malacañang vows thorough probe into Carl Arnaiz death

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Palace says there is no government effort to whitewash the death of the teenager

Mother and sister of 19-year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, who was allegedly tortured and killed by Caloocan City policemen, file a case at the Department of Justice, Manila on September 4, 2017. Arnaiz was found inside a morgue in Caloocan after he was gone missing for 10 days. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PNP autopsy shows Carl Arnaiz had 'difficulty' fighting back

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Five gunshot wounds – 4 in the chest area – were found on the body of slain 19 year old Carl Arnaiz according to police

TOP COP. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa and other police officers attend the Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017. Photo from the Twitter page of Senator Bam Aquino

Makabayan bloc: Probe killing of Carl Angelo Arnaiz

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:02 PM

This is the progressive bloc s third House resolution calling for an investigation into killings in the drug war

JUSTICE FOR CARL. Arnaiz' mother and sister file a case against Caloocan police over the killing of the 19-year-old. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sleepless mother looks for son last seen with Carl Arnaiz

Sep 05, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Hindi ko na alam kung saan pa ako maghahanap says Lina who hopes to find 14 year old son Reynaldo de Guzman alive

Caloocan gets new police chief amid controversial cases

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Senior Superintendent Jemar Mondequillo takes the helm as Caloocan City police face outrage over the recent deaths of two teenagers at the hands of cops

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into teen's death in Caloocan police 'shootout'

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:46 PM

PNP Chief Dela Rosa says Caloocan police should produce the cab driver as their witness

POLICE SHOOTOUT. Carl Arnaiz died in a police shootout after Caloocan cops tried to apprehend him for allegedly robbing a cab driver. Photo from Carl Arnaiz' Facebook page

Aguirre insists DOJ, not Ombudsman, authorized to handle Kian case

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Prosecutor General Gaña creates a 3 man prosecution panel to handle the case

KIAN CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre attends the hearing on Kian Delos Santos case on August 24, 2017 conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Who is Kian?

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Kian delos Santos is only a name to many Filipinos His friends share how he lived his life with them

PAYING LAST RESPECT. Friends and family continue to seek justice for Kian after he was shot dead on August 16. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Caloocan bishop: 'Stop the killings, for heaven's sake!'

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the death of teenager Kian delos Santos served as a thorn that has pricked the conscience of our people and has awakened them from moral slumber

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

After Kian slay, Duterte tempers messaging on drug war

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Caloocan teen s death exposes cracks in the President s messaging about his bloody drug war Duterte decides he needs to adjust

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the pass in review during the 116th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP Transformation Oval’s Grandstand in Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Last vigil for Kian: 'Nakikiiyak din ang langit'

Aug 26, 2017 - 1:32 AM

From the roof of a neighbor s home white T shirts plastered with a black ribbon and the words Justice For Kian hang to dry They will wear them on Saturday August 26 when they bring Kian to his resting place

Photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

WATCH: CCTV footage of Kian delos Santos dragged by Caloocan cops

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:22 PM

This CCTV footage refutes the claim of policemen that they gunned down the 17 year old because he fought back – that he even fired the first shot

Kian's friends urge Caloocan cops: 'Aminin 'nyo na lang po'

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Wag nyo na pong ibahin yung kuwento Kian delos Santos best friend appeals to the police team involved in the teenager s death

JUSTICE. Friends and classmates of Kian delos Santos attend a mass held for the slain 17-year-old on August 25, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Murder, torture complaints filed vs cops in Kian delos Santos case

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to inhibit himself from all investigations related to the case

JUSTICE. Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos a file murder charges against members of the Caloocan police involved in the raid that killed their son, Kian before a prosecutor at the DOJ on August 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kian drug ties confirmed via social media? Netizens slam PNP

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:37 PM

Billions of pesos intelligence fund and you get your intel from social media? a Facebook user reacts

WATCH: Friends compose a song for Kian delos Santos

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The 17 year old who died in the hands of Caloocan police was a like a little brother to the composers We saw him grow up That kid was kind

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Witnesses to Kian's killing to face Senate, 'will only be telling the truth'

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Since they are children we have to explain to them what will happen and that there is nothing for them to be scared of lawyer Minerva Ambrosio says

CUSTODY. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Caloocan Bishop Pablo David visit the Philippine General Hospital, where witnesses to Kian delos Santos' killing have been interviewed to prepare their affidavits. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Aguirre: 'Passionate' Caloocan prosecutor free to express himself

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

At the DOJ budget hearing a lawmaker urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to discipline Caloocan City Assistant Prosecutor Darwin Cañete for making unprofessional statements

Caloocan bishop says his diocese is a killing field

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Masked men who kill drug suspects turn out to be cops says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David Is it legitimate for the police to conduct police operations in masks?

SPEAKING OUT. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks about the protection of the witnesses to the killing of Kian delos Santos during press conference in Manila on August 23, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler