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2 incumbent lawmakers in Duterte’s narco list – Alvarez

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says one of the 2 congressmen hails from Mindanao and is allegedly a drug protector

REPS IN THE NARCO LIST. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says is still mulling whether or not he would talk to the congressmen allegedly involved in drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte on Espinosa slay: I believe the police’s story

Nov 11, 2016 - 6:56 AM

UPDATED Why is he siding with the police in operations like this? President Duterte says: ‘Natural utos ko iyon eh The fight against drugs is mine it was not somebody else’s order ’

HIS WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte, a press conference upon his return from Malaysia on November 11, 2016, reiterates his guarantee to policemen that he will protect them when they encounter trouble in anti-drug operations.

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Loot: 2nd Cebu mayor to lose supervision over local police

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor and former police general Vicente Loot is being investigated for his alleged links to the illegal drugs trade

DE-DEPUTIZED. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, a former police general accused of protecting drug lords, loses his authority to choose a police chief and control over the municipal police station. File photo by Rappler

Conviction of cops protecting La Union drug lab affirmed

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:16 AM

The Court of Appeals says Regional Trial Court of Bauang La Union was able to prove Police Superintendent Dionicio Borromeo and PO3 Joey Abang guilty beyond reasonable doubt

Duterte has long list of officials linked to drugs

Jul 06, 2016 - 3:21 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the President has more names on a list that has many pages

THE DAY AFTER. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa faces the media a day after President Duterte linked 5 police generals to drugs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cebu town mayor denies being drug lord protector

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:35 PM

I will be tried by publicity I hope I could be given the chance to clear my name says former PNP director for training service Vicente Loot now mayor of Daanbantayan Cebu

INTRIGUES? Retired police general Vicente Loot, recently elected mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, says rumors about his involvement in the illegal drug trade are intrigues due to his wife's long political career. Photo from PNP Region VI Twitter account