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Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

Reynaldo de Guzman's funeral will push through – parents

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Eddie Gabriel insists it is his son they have been mourning for almost a week now Kulot s funeral will push through on Wednesday September 13 in Barracks Cemetery in Pasig City

FUNERAL TO PUSH THROUGH. Lito Obena, a Barangay Zone leader in Barangay, Anak Pawis, Cainta, Rizal tells reporters on Monday, Sept., 11, 2017 that the remains in the coffin was not Reynaldo ''Kulot'' de Guzman. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'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

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

Duterte approves heavier fines for crimes

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The President signs into law amendments to the Revised Penal Code which impose heavier fines for crimes and higher values for property used as basis for penalties

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Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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CIDG ordered to probe Kian delos Santos slay

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Apart from another internal investigation the PNP says they are open to the probe of other groups to help in their internal cleansing

'KIAN IS MY SON'. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of Kian. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Except for killings, all crimes drop in Duterte's 1st year

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:14 PM

While all crimes drop by 9 8 killings rise by 22 75 during President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office

CRIME DOWN. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

Duterte denies hand in downgrade of case vs cops in Espinosa slay

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Hindi ako nakikiusap yan tanungin nyo I never influenced my Secretary of Justice in saying you better file a lesser charge says President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Indicted? Charged? A guide to court jargon

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Understand the court process behind the highly publicized cases in the news today

Subpoena served on alleged drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being one of the biggest drug traders alias Jaguar is ordered to appear at the justice department in two weeks

CHR investigates raid that led to Parojinog death

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:14 PM

The Commission on Human Rights probes into whether protocols were followed in the raid that led to the death of 15 people including the Ozamiz City mayor

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Both [Parojinog and Espinosa] are tagged as drug lords Too much of a coincidence? says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

COINCIDENCE? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raises the similarities in the circumstances that led to the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Senate file photo

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Jul 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Duterte s popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog killed in police raid

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:28 AM

4th UPDATE The Parojinogs are among those included in President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list but they deny the allegations

KILLED IN RAID. File photo of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog. Photo courtesy Ozamiz City official website

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?

SENIOR OFFICER SOON? Marvin Marcos, currently the CIDG 12 head, attends a Senate hearing in December 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa admits Supt Marcos reassignment 'not so normal'

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos return to the police force

MARCOS AND IMPUNITY? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa talks to CIDG chief Roel Obusan during a December 2016 hearing into the killing of Rolando Espinosa. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Explaining Duterte’s views on Filipino criminality

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment

Ombudsman: Duterte's 'kill' threats unacceptable

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:05 AM

He s goading people to kill people That s a problem Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says of President Rodrigo Duterte

Dela Rosa defends Marcos reinstatement: 'Justice system working'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Kung yung drug pusher or drug lord may kini claim sila na due process eh bakit hindi natin puwede ibigay doon sa pulis na dumaan sa due process? says the PNP chief

BACK TO BUSINESSMEN. Superintendent Marvin Marcos (left) and his men are ordered reinstated. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police arrest arms trafficking syndicate members in Lipa

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Authorities say the guns the syndicate produced are similar to those seized in Marawi City

Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa show to media a gunsmith Ramil Quinones and several high caliber firearms, gun parts and accessories confiscated from gun running syndicates during raid in Purok 2, Brgy. Sampaguita, Lipa City in Batangas on July 01. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Dela Rosa: SAF troops want out of Bilibid

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:50 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says some drug lords were moved to other areas in the prison – areas not under the supervision of the PNP SAF

NEW ROLE. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa address members of the PNP-SAF at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

ICC to rule if South Africa broke rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The landmark decision will serve as a blueprint for future cooperation between countries and the International Criminal Court experts say

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Kadhafi son

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM

UPDATED An arrest warrant by the Hague based ICC against Seif in 2011 remains valid and Libya is obliged to immediately arrest and surrender Mr Gaddafi regardless of any purported amnesty law in Libya Fatou Bensouda says

FATOU BENSOUDA. Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda enters the court room for the trial of Dominic Ongwen a senior commander in Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016. File photo by Peter Dejong / ANP/AFP

DOJ downgrades murder charges vs cops in Espinosa slay

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The new resolution is the DOJ s latest flip flop It downgrades murder charges to a lesser and bailable offense of homicide and also dismisses malicious warrant charges against the cops

ESPINOSA CASE. Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his subordinates during a Senate probe into the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Additional 'communication' vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end

 END IMPUNITY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano  urges ICC Prosecutor to bring hope and end President Rodrigo Duterte's impunity. Presidential Photo

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May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

APPROVED. The House subcommittee on correctional reforms gives its nod to the bill maintaining 15 as the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months long consultations Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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Theft suspect in Bali flees court through toilet window

May 16, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Officers broke down the door of the toilet cubicle where the suspect had been to discover the Peruvian was not there and a small window inside was open the official said

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez one of the complaint s respondents says the ICC case against him the President and other officials is baseless

UNFAZED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not bothered he is one of the respondents in the complaint filed against the Presidente and other officials before the ICC. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

WHAT'S NEXT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano mulls the next steps to take after the justice panel rejected his impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

May 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Thousands of lives have been taken summarily and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not

House children's welfare panel chair backs lowering criminal liability age

May 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

But Representative Divina Grace Yu says the stand of the majority of her committee members will trump her personal view on the controversial bill

MAJORITY LAWMAKERS. Representatives Jose Panganiban Jr and Divina Grace Yu hold a press conference at the House on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Calida 'barking up the wrong tree,' says Sabio on disbarment threat

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says it is Solicitor General Jose Calida who should be disbarred for his complicity in the war on drugs

UNFAZED. Lawyer Jude Sabio responds to Solicitor General Jose Calida's threat to disbar him. File photo by Rappler

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9 of Filipinos support lawmakers bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

REHABILITATION. Children inside the Yakap-Bata Holding Center in Caloocan City talk with social workers. Rappler file photo

Congress sets aside death penalty, age of criminal responsibility

May 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says the controversial bills will be taking the back burner with his committee expected to tackle impeachment complaints

As chair of the House justice committee, Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali will be at the forefront of the pending impeachment proceedings at the House. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Duterte dismisses ICC complaint

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The President does not bother to read the 78 page document: Why would I waste my time?

'LET IT BE.' President Rodrigo Duterte brushes off the complaint filed with the ICC by a lawyer of a supposed Davao Death Squad member. Malacañang file photo

Aguirre to Sabio on ICC complaint: 'Bring it on'

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The camp of Matobato and Sabio apparently threw a net in the sea with this case and want to see how many fishes they can catch before the ICC Sorry to disappoint them this early they will catch none says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

DESTABILIZATION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II dismisses the ICC complaint as a mere part of a supposed destabilization plot against the Duterte government. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

New York Times, De Lima, US on NoKor | Midday wRap

Apr 27, 2017 - 1:29 PM

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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New York Times editorial calls Duterte 'man who must be stopped'

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:27 PM

If the International Criminal Court starts an investigation in allegations of mass killing against Philippine Presidentn Duterte it would encourage governments to take measures against him such as imposing tariffs on Philippine goods

DUTERTE. This file photo taken on October 16, 2016 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he gestures delivering his speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China at Davao airport. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ AFP

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

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What challenges will complaint vs Duterte face before ICC?

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The communication submitted to the ICC regarding the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Duterte in his war on drugs is just the beginning of what could be a long process full of challenges

Calida wants Sabio disbarred over ICC complaint

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Solicitor General Jose Calida says the complaint of Jude Sabio is another baseless suit that violates the Supreme Court s earlier warning to the lawyer

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Jude Sabio’s complaint has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed

COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. Photo courtesy of Jude Sabio.

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Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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