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Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

DOJ starts investigation into P6.4B smuggled shabu shipment

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Mark Taguba's lawyer says the NBI complaint is flawed and incomplete

MIDDLEMAN. Businessman Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the drug shipment, is presented by Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after his arrest during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on August 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NBI to subject 12 to inquest proceedings for credit card fraud

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The NBI seized several credit cards bearing different identities as well as falsified personal identification cards used alongside the compromised credit cards

If investigators call for it, 'Kulot' will be exhumed – PNP

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Until then the body found in Nueva Ecija believed to be Reynaldo de Guzman remains buried in Pasig City

SEALED. Reynaldo de Guzman has been laid to rest on Wednesday, September 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Reynaldo de Guzman's funeral will push through – parents

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Eddie Gabriel insists it is his son they have been mourning for almost a week now Kulot s funeral will push through on Wednesday September 13 in Barracks Cemetery in Pasig City

FUNERAL TO PUSH THROUGH. Lito Obena, a Barangay Zone leader in Barangay, Anak Pawis, Cainta, Rizal tells reporters on Monday, Sept., 11, 2017 that the remains in the coffin was not Reynaldo ''Kulot'' de Guzman. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Japanese couple found murdered in Bali – Indonesia police

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Investigators are looking for more than one suspect and have interviewed 42 witnesses so far ranging from family to business associates

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After killings of teenagers, HRW urges UN inquiry into PH drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Until Duterte ends his abusive drug war and allows a UN led international probe child killers among the police will continue to get away with murder says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

KILLED IN DRUG WAR. Protest placards, pictures and paintings from supporters fill the Delos Santos store shelves on August, 25, 2017, the eve of Kian's funeral. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/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

Reynaldo de Guzman, Uson, North Korea sanctions | Midday wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman s body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed

INVESTIGATION. National Bureau of Investigation medico-legal Dr Carlomagno Yalung talks to Eduardo de Guzman, the victim's father, after performing an autopsy on his son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into teen's death in Caloocan police 'shootout'

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:46 PM

PNP Chief Dela Rosa says Caloocan police should produce the cab driver as their witness

POLICE SHOOTOUT. Carl Arnaiz died in a police shootout after Caloocan cops tried to apprehend him for allegedly robbing a cab driver. Photo from Carl Arnaiz' Facebook page

No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower – U.S. Justice Dept

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The FBI had previously shot down the claims that were made as controversy over alleged links between Trump s campaign team and Russia intensified earlier this year

NOT WIRETAPPED. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte slams 'ignorant' Trillanes as 'political ISIS'

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:14 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes these remarks as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV tags Duterte s kin – his son Paolo and son in law Manases – in alleged smuggling

'POLITICAL ISIS.' President Rodrigo Duterte slams Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as 'political ISIS' for his supposed ignorance. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

NBI, Revised Penal Code, U.S. and South Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is very evident that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17 year old boy

FACING COMPLAINT. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares, facing murder, torture and planting of evidence complaints, attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PAO wants to take Kian witnesses from Hontiveros

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says the credibility of the witnesses will be affected because Hontiveros is a vocal Duterte critic

KIAN CASE. PAO forensic consultant Dr Erwin Erfe and chief Persida Acosta attends the Senate hearing into the Kian delos Santos case on August 24, 2017.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino on Duterte, Kian delos Santos, Isang | Evening wRap

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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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

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

Senators push for 'impartial' probe into 'worrisome' drug war killings

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Senators also question President Rodrigo Duterte s seeming double standard in his drug war saying he hits hard on small drug suspects but not on shabu smugglers and their suspected accomplices in government

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

Uber and LTFRB, Human Rights Watch, Alejano | Evening wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Drilon asks Aguirre: Why only 37 cases out of 4,000 killings?

Aug 17, 2017 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED Dismal [performance] Well it s a part of the culture of impunity says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on the Department of Justice s work on drug related killings

'IMPUNITY.' Senate Minority Franklin Drilon slams the Department of Justice's inaction on the drug-related killings, saying its actions are 'part of the culture of impunity.'

PCIJ launches project to support creative storytelling

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism launches The PCIJ Story Project

Uber and LTFRB, Shabu smuggling, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Drug raps filed vs broker, middleman in drug shipment mess

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The complaints are for importation of illegal drugs which is a non bailable offense and has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment

DRUG COMPLAINT. One of the individuals in the complaint, Customs broker Mark Taguba, is shown here attending the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on August 9, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal

NBI arrests 'middleman' in shabu smuggling for rape

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin says Kenneth Dong was brought straight to the NBI following his arrest at the Senate where he testified at a hearing on shabu smuggled from China

ACQUAINTANCE. Kenneth Dong, the alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion smuggled shabu from China, denies close links to Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. Screenshot

Customs intel chief resigns amid P6.4-B shabu probe

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Former Marine colonel Neil Anthony Estrella says the sensitivity of my office and the methodology it entails have now been compromised by unnecessary publicity

RESIGNATION. Bureau of Customs intelligence director Neil Estrella quits his post amid alleged involvement in the P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China. File Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte denies hand in downgrade of case vs cops in Espinosa slay

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Hindi ako nakikiusap yan tanungin nyo I never influenced my Secretary of Justice in saying you better file a lesser charge says President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista s stint as PCGG head is also being investigated for possible anomalies

EMBATTLED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista faces possible graft and money laundering cases if the NBI probe yields strong evidence, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista is accused by his wife of having 'unexplained wealth.' File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Indicted? Charged? A guide to court jargon

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Understand the court process behind the highly publicized cases in the news today

U.S. Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI director

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The high flying criminal lawyer was an uncontroversial choice for the post winning widespread bipartisan backing

CONFIRMATION. Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Subpoena served on alleged drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being one of the biggest drug traders alias Jaguar is ordered to appear at the justice department in two weeks

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Both [Parojinog and Espinosa] are tagged as drug lords Too much of a coincidence? says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

COINCIDENCE? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raises the similarities in the circumstances that led to the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Senate file photo

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog killed in police raid

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:28 AM

4th UPDATE The Parojinogs are among those included in President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list but they deny the allegations

KILLED IN RAID. File photo of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog. Photo courtesy Ozamiz City official website

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?

SENIOR OFFICER SOON? Marvin Marcos, currently the CIDG 12 head, attends a Senate hearing in December 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa admits Supt Marcos reassignment 'not so normal'

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos return to the police force

MARCOS AND IMPUNITY? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa talks to CIDG chief Roel Obusan during a December 2016 hearing into the killing of Rolando Espinosa. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900 million internal fraud at Metrobank

CALLED TO EXPLAIN. Metrobank, BSP, and AMLC will need to update the Senate on their probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank. In the photo is George Ty, the owner of Metrobank. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Morales charges own graft investigator with bribery

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:38 AM

UPDATED Associate Graft Investigation Officer Leonardo Nicolas allegedly tried to extort P3 million from Pangasinan officials in exchange for dropping complaints against them says the Office of the Ombudsman

EXTORTION. Cousins Isagani and Leonardo Nicolas are arrested in an entrapment operation where they accepted marked bribe money from an asset. Photos from the Office of the Ombudsman

Cop charged in Morong 43 case allowed to reassume post in Pakistan

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The Sandiganbayan s 7th Division says it has given weight to the DILG s manifestation posing no objection to Senior Superintendent Allan Nobleza s continued service as Philippine police attaché to Pakistan

Grab and Uber, Duterte, Metrobank fraud | Evening wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Aguirre bet for BuCor, DDB Chair Santiago, has drugs case on review

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Santiago s dismissed drug case on automatic review stems from allegations that PDEA under his term illegally sold contrabands seized during operations

NEXT BUCOR CHIEF? Newly-appointed Dangerous Drugs Board chair Dionisio Santiago is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's pick for new Bureau of Corrections head amid the drug trade resurgence inside the New Bilibid Prison File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler