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Makati police arrest 12 in drug den raid

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The raiding team also apprehend around P200,000 worth of shabu

SUSPECTS. The suspects in the raid in Makati City Monday night. Photo from Makati police

Shabu-making chemicals seized in Pasig raid

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Police say the location was allegedly owned by a close relative of Philip Jacob Nocum, the tenant occupying a house which turned out to be a shabu laboratory in North Greenhills

RAID. Various equipment and chemicals are seized at a raid in San Juan. Another raid in Pasig led to more chemicals being uncovered. Contirbuted photo

PDEA seizes P544-M shabu in Pasay condo kitchen lab

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nabs 5 Hong Kong nationals believed to be members of the 14K international drug syndicate operating in China and Hong Kong

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raids a condominium unit allegedly used as a shabu laboratory by Hong Kong nationals in Pasay City on September 25, 2018. Around 80 kilos of shabu, 10 kilos of which are suspected liquid shabu placed in plastic containers, estimated with a street value of P544 million were confiscated by the raiding team. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

LOOK: Shabu lab found in Marikina subdivision

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The house allegedly belongs to the same Chinese national suspected of operating an ecstasy lab in Malabon

CHEMICALS. Jugs of chemicals allegedly used to manufacture shabu. Photo courtesy of NCRPO

4 Chinese, 4 Filipinos arrested in Batangas drug raids

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'

SHABU LAB. The PDEA dismantles a shabu lab in Batangas. PDEA photo

PDEA seizes P57.5M worth of shabu at FedEx branch

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:26 PM

A drug suspect based in California sends 11.5 kilograms of alleged shabu into the country, declaring them as 'toys'

BIG HAUL. The PDEA reels in almost 12 kilograms of shabu within 5 days. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

P50-M shabu, firearms seized from Parojinog-linked homes in Ozamiz

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Police say the shabu and the firearms were seized from 4 houses owned by supporters of the late Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was killed in a bloody drug raid

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, 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. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Maasim mayor Lopez surrenders to Pacquiao

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr surrenders just hours after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his home

SURRENDER. Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr (middle) surrenders to Senator Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City on October 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Manny Pacquiao

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/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

Dela Rosa admits Kian killing 'was an overkill'

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:13 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police chief says Kian delos Santos may have been shot too many times Maraming tama yung bata Parang nasobrahan nasobrahan

'TOO MUCH'?. Police officers led by Dela Rosa huddle before the start of the senate probe into the death and killing of Kian delos Santos. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Informant, drug suspect implicating Kian is same person – witnesses

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Did police betray their asset by nabbing him the day after he helped in raiding Kian delos Santos neighborhood?

TOO SOON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of Kian. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Kian and Carl: What the deaths of two boys have in common

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:16 PM

UPDATED Kian delos Santos 17 and Carl Arnaiz 19 – handcuffed kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart

BOYS KILLED. Kian delos Santos (L) and Carl Arnaiz are boys both killed in police operations for supposedly fighting back. Photos from their Facebook pages

Carl Arnaiz another Kian delos Santos? Nope, says Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED Carl Arnaiz was a 19 year old slain by police after supposedly hijacking a taxi Like Kian delos Santos his autopsy points to cops using excessive violence

'NOT LIKE KIAN'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public not to liken Carl Arnaiz to Kian delos Santos. Photo from Arnaiz's Facebook page

Police seize drugs, firearms from Puerto Princesa vice mayor's house

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Police raid the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III and find firearms and suspected illegal drugs

RAIDED. Police searches the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida, finding drugs. Photo from the Puerto Princesa government official website

Iloilo's 'most wanted drug personality' killed in police raid

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Philippine National Police has marked Richard Prevendido as a national target while the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has tagged him as a high value target

DRUG LORD. Richard Prevendido is blacklisted by the PNP, PDEA, and the local government unit of Iloilo City. File photo from PNP

How the PNP's one-time, big-time operations work

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Here is a look at the controversial police operations against drugs and criminality and how these can be traced back to the Aquino administration

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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 delos Santos tests negative for gunpowder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:20 PM

This contradicts the narrative of the police who claim slain 17 year old Kian delos Santos fired at them during their raid

NBI investigation team on Kian delos Santos death, gather information at the site where delos Santos body was found dead during the anti-illegal drugs operation "oplan galugad" at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Justice Secretary Vitalino Aguirre has ordered NBI for a parallel probe into the death of a 17-year-old student. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa backs body cameras for cops

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:29 PM

The top cop changes his tune on the proposal amid outrage over the killing of Kian delos Santos

YES TO BODY CAMS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives a press briefing at the PNP National Headquarters. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Nakaluhod tapos nasubsob': How Kian was shot, according to PAO

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Bullet trajectory and entry wounds point to murder says Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Acosta

CRIME SCENE. PAO Chief Persida Acosta visits the area where Kian delos Santos was shot and killed during a police anti-illegal drugs operation at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kin of others killed in police ops march for Kian

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Performer Mae Paner activists also join the protest march in Kian delos Santos neighborhood in Caloocan urging people to protest state sponsored killings

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

2 shots in the ears, 1 in the back killed Kian – PAO autopsy

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:02 PM

One of Kian s 3 fatal wounds is a treacherous wound PAO Chief Acosta says

INVESTIGATION. Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta on Monday, August 21, checks out the spot where 17-year-old Kian delos Santos was allegedly killed by cops in an anti-drug raid in Caloocan City on August 16. She was accompanied by the boy's father (in green shirt). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Caloocan prosecutor won't be fired, but won't handle Kian's case either

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Prosecutor Darwin Cañete is believed to have pre judged the Grade 11 student killed in Caloocan anti drug raids saying the latter is not super innocent

Politics making Kian look more innocent than he is – police chief

Aug 21, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Northern Police District Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo says Kian Loyd delos Santos was known as an addict and a pusher in his neighborhood

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

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang. Tungkol na ito sa anak, kapatid, apo, pamangkin, kaibigan, kaklase, estudyante, kapitbahay ng bawa't mamamayan.

CHR conducts own probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Commission on Human Rights will also investigate the series of deadly drug raids in parts of Metro Manila and Bulacan

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45 AM

This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Caloocan police chief sacked over student's death

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna is relieved of his post as authorities investigate the killing of 17 year old student Kian Loyd delos Santos

THE WAKE. The wake of Kian delos Santos is hampered by rain and dampened spirits. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler.

'Walang nanlaban': None killed in Makati drug raid

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:48 PM

While no one is killed 84 people are captured in the one time big time operation against drug and crime suspects in Makati City

CAPTURED. Some 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ orders probe into 17-year-old student's death

Aug 19, 2017 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The DOJ instructs the NBI to file appropriate charges if any over the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in Caloocan City

CRIME SCENE. Kian's uncle Randy points to the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Malacañang: Police should be 'wary of reckless exercise of power'

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Malacañang acknowledges the deep public sentiment triggered by the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in a drug raid in Caloocan City

IN MOURNING. Kian's parents Saldy and Lorenza share a moment beside their son's casket. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: 'Pag walang baril, bigyan mo ng baril' – Duterte

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The alleged frame up that killed Kian Loyd delos Santos 17 brings to mind statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first year in office urging law enforcers to push criminals to fight back

'THE PUNISHER.' President Rodrigo Duterte checks one of the sniper rifles donated by China during a ceremonial handover of military assistance at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Drug raids toll hits 81 in 4 days

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Police kill 24 drug suspects in Camanava leading to 81 total deaths in 4 days of anti drug and anti crime operations

'NANLABAN'. At least 3 drug suspects were apprehended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kalookan bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Nakakadurog ng puso': #JusticeforKian trends nationwide on Twitter

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Netizens express outrage over the death of a Grade 11 student during a drug raid

Rise in deaths in police operations 'normal' – Dela Rosa

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:33 PM

May namatay dahil lumaban I don t think dapat ikakaalarma iyan says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

'NORMAL'. PNP chief Dela Rosa says the deaths are normal because suspects fought back. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo urges public to express outrage vs deadly drug raids

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Vice President says a culture of impunity should not exist: Hindi naman tayo ganyan eh Hindi naman tayo ito

Photo from Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Manila overnight police operation kills 25, arrests 119

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED This comes only a day after Bulacan police conducted a 24 hour drug swipe which leaves a tally of 32 deaths and 107 arrests

DRUG KILLINGS. Police identify a body of an alleged drug suspect killed in a shoot out in Brgy. 105 Tondo, Manila on July 21, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte on deadly Bulacan drug raids: 'Maganda 'yun'

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte also says he wants to investigate human rights groups for conspiracy

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in illegal drugs in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Parojinog siblings test negative for drugs

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The siblings are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame upon their request as they await their arraignment

ARRESTED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP

PNP to Parojinog witnesses: Bring your claims to court

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:07 PM

PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos says it is the only way that erring cops can be penalized

DOJ panel: Parojinog siblings' arrest, inquest valid

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:30 PM

A resolution recommending that charges be filed against Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr has yet to be released

ARRESTED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. PNP file photo