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DOJ to act on drug suspect's affidavit tagging Roxas, Drilon

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Roxas calls it a 'poor and laughable attempt at fake news'

TOP DRUG SUSPECT. Ricky Serenio, photographed here inside Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr in Bacolod City in January, is now out on bail on multiple charges that do not include drugs. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Supreme Court's 9-6 ruling keeps De Lima in jail

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(5th UPDATE) The High Court rules the Sandiganbayan has no jurisdiction over De Lima. This means her case will not be handled by the Office of the Ombudsman, but by DOJ prosecutors who will defend their case against her before the Muntinlupa RTC.

Napolcom, Aguirre, Missile test | Midday wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this creeping resurgence of drug trading

File photo of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum

May 05, 2017 - 9:35 AM

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What can we learn from China’s long history of fighting illicit drugs?

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Drug use is a problem but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Selling drugs is killing people Cardinal Tagle says as he launches another Catholic run drug rehabilitation program

NO TO DRUGS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle condemns the illegal drug trade as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program on March 17, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[Newspoint]: Back to war

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

UPDATED In a Senate hearing the former Davao policeman links Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Pulong Duterte to illegal drugs

Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on Friday, February 24, 2015.

Rappler Talk: Umali on death penalty, Bilibid drug trade and justice Duterte-style

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:34 PM

How will the House s justice committee thrive in the Duterte administration s iron clad rule? Watch our interview with Umali live here on Rappler

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Dec 10, 2016 - 8:36 PM

President Enrique Pena Nieto who inherited the drug war when he took office in December 2012 has promised his countrymen and women a Mexico in peace

A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, reading "Wanted, Again", is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015. He has since been captured. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ

LIVE: Senate hearing on the death of Mayor Espinosa with witnesses Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:06 AM

Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa take the witness stand in the committee hearing

'Climax' congressman: Rappler peddles 'distorted sense of nationalism'

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says that for reporting on his sexually laden questions to a witness Rappler can be considered among the forces that distract the public from the bigger national interest that is the war on illegal drugs

'FOCUS ON THE ISSUE.' 1-Ang Edukasyon Salvador Belaro Jr fires back against his critics during a press conference on November 29. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Belaro wants Rappler mood meter probed after Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:46 PM

UPDATED 1 Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says his questions to witness Ronnie Dayan on the latter s affair with Senator Leila de Lima were taken out of context

TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT? 1-Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr was among the lawmakers who interpellated Ronnie Dayan during the reopening of the House probe into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Rappler

Questions on De Lima affair to test Dayan's credibility – lawmakers

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro calls the criticism thrown against the House justice committee members grossly unfair and uncalled for

NECESSARY QUESTIONS? Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro (1st from left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (1st from right) defends their questions on the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and her former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Photos by Rappler

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima welcomes Ombudsman probe into Bilibid drugs allegations

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The senator calls the Ombudsman a trusted and respected investigation office and slams the DOJ and NBI for being instruments of the administration against critics

PROBE WELCOME. Senator Leila de Lima says she welcomes the Ombudsman's fact-finding investigation on allegations of her involvement in the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Robredo on questions about De Lima, Dayan: 'Pambabastos talaga'

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Parang nangyari talaga slut shaming Vice President Leni Robredo says after lawmakers grilled Senator Leila de Lima s former boyfriend about their love affair

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech on November 25, 2016, for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, Philippine Commission on Women. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Tropical Storm Marce | Midday wRap

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:15 PM

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'Kailan kayo nag-climax?': Nonsense questions at the Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Here are a few questions that we think the hearing could have done without

De Lima: House inquiry a 'spectacle' full of lies

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:47 PM

UPDATED No woman deserves to be betrayed to be treated with so much disrespect and without dignity before the public eye by any man she is with or had a relationship with says Senator Leila de Lima

Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

De Lima-Dayan affair, Philippine peso, Rodrigo Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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Dayan, Espinosa: Who's telling truth on drug money for De Lima?

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Ronnie Dayan insists it was Senator Leila de Lima who knew Kerwin Espinosa

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

House turns over Dayan to PNP

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED The Department of Justice also grants Dayan provisional admission to the government s Witness Protection Program

The House Committee on Justice turns over custody of Ronnie Dayan to the PNP on November 24, 2016 after it concluded its investigation into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

Netizens on Dayan, De Lima questions: 'Papa Jack', 'crossing the line'

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Some netizens are not pleased with the line of questioning by members of the House justice committee

Ronnie Dayan, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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Lawmakers feast on De Lima-Dayan love affair

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia says the questions are necessary to establish Senator Leila de Lima s alleged links to the illegal drug trade

SIGNAL NO. 1? Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas at the House probe into Bilibid drugs on November 24, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan denies dealing with Bilibid convicts: I don't know them

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Dayan also denies transactions with former Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos contrary to Ragos earlier testimony

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

De Lima advised me to hide, skip House probe – Dayan

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Ronnie Dayan goes all out against former boss Senator Leila de Lima linking her to an alleged drug lord accusing her of dumping him and saying she forced him to quit

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

LIVE: House hearing on alleged Bilibid drug trade

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:57 AM

Get live updates from the House of Representatives justice committee hearing on the alleged drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison on October 10 2016

Lacson: Cops in Espinosa killing were Kerwin's 'protectors'

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Senator Panfilo Lacson has read the draft affidavit of alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa He says the motive behind the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr is becoming clearer

SENATE HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson has read the draft affidavit of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.

De Lima urges 'right treatment' for Dayan, Espinosa

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Ako naman talaga ang habol ninyo Huwag na ninyo silang pahirapan pa mga kriminal man sila o hindi Senator Leila de Lima told the police

'RIGHT TREATMENT'. Senator Leila de Lima reacts to the arrest of former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Screenshot from PTV4; File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Marcos burial, ERC officials, Leila de Lima | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

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DOJ summons De Lima to answer drug charges

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:23 PM

A DOJ investigating panel begins its probe on December 2

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

LIVE: Justice committee hearing on Bilibid riot

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Get live updates from the House of Representatives justice committee hearing

What ails the BuCor modernization law?

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The lack of money to modernize the Bureau of Corrections is crippling the bureau worsening its age old problems

REFORMING BUCOR. Just behind the administration building of the Bureau of Corrections lies the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH gov't to UN: Consider anti-drug campaign 'beyond the headlines'

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:25 PM

NEDA Deputy Director General Rosemarie Edillon in a dialogue with a UN committee says the Philippines is addressing the drug problem with treatment and rehabilitation among others

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House minority wants De Lima charged for plunder, bribery, drugs

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The House minority says the justice committee put weeks of hearings to waste when it did not recommend prosecuting Senator Leila de Lima despite the witnesses testimonies against her

Duterte: De Lima will suffer same fate as Gloria Arroyo

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:19 PM

UPDATED She will rot in jail says President Rodrigo Duterte on Senator Leila De Lima

President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhiao Jianhua (right) and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left) as they walk along Wangfujing Street in Beijing China going to Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant for a lunch on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Bilibid verdict, Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin | 6PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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House panel wants to reimpose death penalty for drug cases

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:38 PM

UPDATED The House justice committee wants to put the BuCor and the BJMP under a single department for the rationalization of the jail management system

RECOMMENDATIONS. National Bureau of Investigation operatives round up inmates inside the New Bilibid Prison during a surprise inspection of the compound on December 15, 2014. File photo by AFP

House report on Bilibid drugs: ‘Sufficient evidence point to De Lima’

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:29 PM

UPDATED But the House justice committee does not recommend the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima and other officials saying this is already a function of the justice department

ON THE HOT SEAT. The House committee on justice says all evidence point to Senator Leila de Lima's "possible accountability" into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

5 inmates who testified vs De Lima have pending clemency requests

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says this should not be an issue

PARDON REQUEST. Former Police Officer 3 Engelberto Durano, convicted for illegal drugs, gestures as he testified during the Bilibid drugs probe at the House of Representatives on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House minority wants panel to recommend filing charges vs De Lima

Oct 17, 2016 - 6:48 PM

A lawmaker insists that Senator Leila de Lima has violated the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

PINNING DE LIMA. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez believes the committee on justice should recommend the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima over the Bilibid illegal drug trade. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: Justice committee report on alleged Bilibid drug trade

Oct 17, 2016 - 7:36 AM

Get live updates from the House of Representatives justice committee report

House report on Bilibid drug trade out Monday

Oct 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM

House committee on justice chairman Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali says the report will look into the reimposition of the death penalty to raise the fear factor for heinous crimes like illegal drugs trade

Duterte 'thinking twice' about releasing final drug list

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The President says announcing thousands of names of drug personalities is time consuming and may lead to more killings

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Duterte is yet to release a 'final' list of drug suspects containing 'thousands' of names. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo