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18-year-old drug pusher who preyed on students arrested in Taguig

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Police nab Princess Cordero during their simultaneous anti-criminality and law enforcement operations in Taguig City on June 21

DRUG BUST. Police show the sachets of  marijuana seized from suspected drug pusher Princess Cordero. Photo by Inoue Jaena

Robredo urges police, military, Church to support drug rehab programs

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:05 PM

'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers

DRUG REHAB ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech in front of 28 graduates of a drug rehabilitation program in Nueva Ecija. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

Dalawang mukha ng giyera kontra-droga, sa mata ng media

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Nariyan ang mukha ng gobyerno na layong puksain ang iligal na droga at nariyan din ang epekto ng kampanyang ito sa mga biktima at mga pamilya nila

'PIETA.' A woman hugs her husband who was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23, 2016. All photos courtesy of UP associate professor Romulo Baquiran Jr

Duterte on drug list: 'I had it revalidated again'

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Kasi may mga nakita ako doon na mga kaibigan ko na hindi ko sukat akalain President Rodrigo Duterte says

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a command conference at the Police Regional Office-10 Headquarters in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, on September 22, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

DDB wants law institutionalizing community-based drug rehab

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Health also supports proposals to put up at least one major in patient drug rehabilitation center per region

SURRENDER. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

CBCP speaks up on killings: Respect human rights

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Our fear of reprisal and our timidity born from misplaced prudence have brought about these upheavals says the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

KILLINGS IN PH. In this file photo, police investigate a dead man near Espana Boulevard in Manila on August 6, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

War on drugs: When the police come knocking in posh Makati villages

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The scene is a sharp contrast from operations held along the dark alleys of poorer communities

BRIEF TALK. Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Lalduhthlana Ralte, who lives in Forbes Park, allows a PNP SPD chief Tomas Apolinario, two cops, and Barangay Forbes Park Evangeline Manotok inside his home on September 5. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP wages war on drugs despite P36-M budget in 2016

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:46 PM

But Police Director Benjamin Magalong acting PNP deputy chief for operations says the strong support of President Rodrigo Duterte and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is boosting their confidence to fight illegal drugs

CALL OF DUTY. Members of the Philippine National Police and the Scene of the Crime Operatives conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in the town of Plaridel, Bulacan on August 4. Photo by Eugenio Loreto/EPA

PNP conducts 'reinvigorated' Oplan TokHang in Forbes Park, Magallanes

Sep 05, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Southern Police District chief Tomas Apolinario says the PNP is not giving any special treatment to residents of posh villages

THROUGH THE GATES. The Makati police conducts Oplan TokHang inside the exclusive Forbes Park in Makati City on September 5. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

PDEA to Congress: Allow scrutiny of drug suspects' bank records

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also supports a bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to tap into conversations related to their anti illegal drug operations

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Representatives of PDEA, led by Director General Isidro Lapeña, faces the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 43

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Alvarez: 'Nothing personal' vs De Lima with House probe

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says they will invite everyone who may have something to do with the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison

'NOTHING PERSONAL.' House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads congressmen in filing a resolution seeking to probe the drug use in the New Bilibid Prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary. File photos by Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Robin Padilla clarifies his comments on showbiz drug users

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:05 PM

It s important to distinguish between users and pushers says Robin Pag meron po kayong kilalang artista na nagpu push ng drugs sabihin nyo po sa akin ako mismo ang magsasabi kay Mayor [Duterte] at kay Bato

ROBIN PADILLA. The actor clarifies why he thinks the PNP's list of celebrity drug users should not be publicized. Rappler screengrab

House leaders urge De Lima to attend probe into Bilibid drug use

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles says they are also planning to invite Senator Leila De Lima s former bodyguard and driver who allegedly has links to drugs

DRUGS PROBE. The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, lead by Senator Leila de Lima, conducts a public hearing on extrajudicial killings on August 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In war on drugs, lives of police at risk too

Aug 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Mas lugi pa nga kami kasi naghihintay kaming barilin eh Naghihintay kami na may action kami bago kami gumalaw eh says a precinct commander in Manila

LISTEN TO OUR SIDE. Police Chief Superintendent Paul Sabulao fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to suppress crime and illegal drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Suarez on Duterte's war on drugs: 'End justifies the means'

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The objective is to eliminate the drug issue at all cost Kung ano man ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte na pamamaraan as the minority leader in my personal capacity I support him says House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

WAR ON DRUGS OK. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Kids unsafe in society that condones violence – female LP lawmakers

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM

While their party is allied with President Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban 5 female legislators from LP say they oppose apparent summary executions committed in the name of the war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House has 'no jurisdiction' over mayor-turned-congressman on Duterte list

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo also says House leaders have yet to discuss their plans should the President accuse an incumbent lawmaker of involvement in drugs

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte tagged Pangasinan 1st District Representative Boying Celeste as among the officials allegedly part of the drug trade.

'False empowerment' in Duterte’s society

Aug 08, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Real people power lies in the hands of those who openly resist arbitrary rule of authority and terror tactics of the state not those who pledge allegiance to it behind masks and electronic devices

Ex-drug addict-turned-congressman proposes ‘cheap’ rehab program

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr proposes using public high school classrooms as rehabilitation centers from 5 pm to 8 pm

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Jul 21, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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De Lima files Senate reso to probe drug suspect killings

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:10 PM

We know all too well of the several instances of police rub outs and the number of shortcuts taken by law enforcers in the guise of legitimate self defense or defense of others says Senator Leila de Lima

WAR VS DRUGS. Police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila on July 8, 2016. Senator Leila de Lima wants to investigate the rising number of drug suspects being killed. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte’s war vs drugs has 2 faces – lawmaker

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilar Jr says past congressional probes helped the Ombudsman determine cases to be filed against erring public officials

'LET CONGRESS PROBE.' Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr defends his call for a congressional probe against drug-related extrajudicial killings on July 14. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

400 drug suspects surrender in Eastern Visayas

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

From June 29 to July 3 the Philippine National Police Regional Command 8 lists 271 alleged users and 210 alleged pushers under its Oplan Tokhang campaign

FOR REHAB. Suspected drug users and pushers from various barangays in Tacloban City surrender to the local police for rehabilitation. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

'They fired first': 2 suspected drug pushers killed in Bataan

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Bataan Provincial Police Office says the suspects fired on undercover cops prompting the authorities to shoot back during a buy bust operation in Dinalupihan town

#PugadBaboy: Old Boy Band punchline 2

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

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