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Colanggo: I’m not a drug lord

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Herbert Colanggo earlier named as Colangco – accused of being a drug lord by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte – clarifies that he s convicted of robbery

NO DRUG LORD. Maximum security inmate Herbert Colanggo testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice during a hearing on September 20, 2016 on the alleged bribery and drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid compound 'Little Las Vegas' under De Lima – convicted cop

Sep 20, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Convicted ex cop Rodolfo Magleo testifies before the House committee on justice that known singers and celebrities were known to hold concerts inside the compound during the previous administration

WITNESS. Ex-cop Rodolfo Magleo (middle), convicted of kidnapping, testifies at the first hearing of the House probe into drugs at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House probe into Bilibid drugs: What to expect

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The House committee on justice plans to conduct back to back hearings on September 20 and 21

CONGRESSIONAL PROBE. The Lower House will investigate how drugs proliferated inside the New Bilibid Prison during the stint of Senator Leila de Lima as justice secretary.

Colanggo, 13 other witnesses vs De Lima in House probe

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:03 PM

UPDATED High profile inmates led by Herbert Colanggo will be among the witnesses who will testify against Senator Leila de Lima at the House probe next week says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

AGUIRRE VS DE LIMA. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II (left) says some high-profile inmates will testify against Senator Leila de Lima at a congressional inquiry into the drug trade at the state penitentiary on September 20, 2016.

WATCH: Dela Rosa meets alleged drug lords in Bilibid

Jul 20, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Ikaw yung kumakanta? Magaling kang kumanta? Compose ka kaya ng kanta para sa akin ha? the PNP chief ribs Herbert Colangco a Bilibid detainee who allegedly continues to run illegal drug operations from the maximum security prison

BILIBID VISIT. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa pays a visit to the New Bilibid prison, where 320 SAF troopers will now be deployed. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa on big-time drug lords: 'Their time will come'

Jul 17, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The chief of the Philippine National Police admits going after powerful drug lords won t be a quick task and appeals for patience from the public

WAR ON DRUGS. A revolver gun is seen next to a body of an alleged drug pusher and user who was killed in an operation of the police in Manila on July 12, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Is he top 'drug lord' Peter Lim? 9 things about the Cebu businessman

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:17 AM

There are hundreds of Peter Lims in Cebu but there is only one who had been accused of being a drug lord in the Visayas and the subject of a congressional inquiry in 2001 Here are 9 things we know about him

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division

Drug lords Co, Colangco may be moved to island prison

Jul 08, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says an island prison with no cellular phone signal would end the alleged drug trafficking operations of the convicts

JUSTICE SECRETARY. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends a thanksgiving Mass at the De Las Alas Hall inside the DOJ office in Manila on July 1, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte threatens 3 Chinese drug lords, claims Garbo is ‘coddler’

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Philippine president warns a wanted Chinese drug lord: The moment he steps out of the plane he will die

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division

MRT upgrade, West PH 101, lechon smuggle | The wRap

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Malacanang says MRT and LRT improvements are about to begin The DFA wants the China conflict taught in schools Did VIP inmates use lechon or a roasted pig to smuggle contraband?

Lechon used to smuggle contraband in NBI?

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Inmates detained at the National Bureau of Investigation apparently got cash through two deliveries of lechon

MORE VIOLATIONS. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives inspect the confiscated materials prohibited inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, south of Manila on December 16, 2014. A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines' main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords "living like kings" in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption. File photo by AFP