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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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

Without charges, Parojinogs should already be released – Topacio

Aug 01, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says police should have freed Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr at 6 pm of Monday July 31

The Parojinogs and the tangled webs they wove

Aug 01, 2017 - 9:31 AM

It s a family with links – both business and personal – to other alleged criminal personalities

Ferdinand Topacio to lead Parojinog legal team

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Pati mga babae pati ina namatay? I think the magnitude of the killings is grossly disproportionate to a legitimate operation Topacio says

EAD LEGAL COUNSEL. Ferdinand Topacio says he supports the administration, but abhors operations breaching the bounds of law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

From Kuratong Baleleng to elected gov't: The rise of the Parojinogs

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Parojinog patriarch Octavio Sr headed the military backed vigilante group in Misamis Occidental in the 1980s It splintered into crime syndicates

Malacañang 'presumes regularity' in Ozamiz police raid

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Palace also says President Rodrigo Duterte was not involved in a specific way in the raid that led to the death of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog

Parojinog siblings' lawyer questions detention in Crame

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Lawyer Lawrence Carin says Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Jr should not have been brought to Camp Crame adding that he was barred from entering their detention facility

BARRED. Lawyer Lawrence Carin says he accompanied the surviving Parojinogs, Nova and Reynaldo Jr, from Ozamiz City, but he was barred from entering the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler