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NBI goes after alleged ill-gotten wealth of ‘narco-general’ Garbo

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation does not include drug charges in its list of complaints against retired police general Marcelo Garbo, among the alleged 'narco-generals' tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte early in his term

Sta. Isabel: Garbo friend helped me enter intel directorate

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The testimony at the Senate is not the first time retired police general Marcelo Garbo is mentioned in relation to Ricky Sta Isabel suspect in the killing of a Korean businessman

KIDNAP COP? SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel during the senate hearing on January 26, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Two PNP generals mentioned at Bilibid drugs probe

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Police Director Joel Pagdilao and retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr are mentioned in two separate testimonies at the House inquiry on the alleged proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison

BILIBID WITNESS. Hans Anton Tan testifies before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz

EVIDENCE 'READY.' In this file photo, Quezon City Police District director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (left) accepts the command flag from NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao on July 30, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

PNP generals, British pound, Gilas Pilipinas | 12PM wRap

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Garbo on drug links: Duterte fed 'wrong, poison info'

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:45 PM

This is a sad day for those who believe in righteousness integrity and honesty retired Police Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr tells Rappler

DRUG LINKS? Retired Police Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, Jr (center) during turnover rights at Camp Bagong Diwa in 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

PNP generals, Duterte & Robredo, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:47 PM

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Generals to Duterte: We're not involved in illegal drugs

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:13 PM

3rd UPDATE Two generals previously assigned in Metro Manila say they re willing to undergo lifestyle checks

Incoming Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (L) accepts the command flag from newly installed NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao during the turn over ceremony inside the QCPD headquarters at the Camp Karingal in Quezon City on July 30, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lacson: No reason to doubt Duterte claim on generals

Jul 05, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he got the same information about 2 of the 5 generals as early as the campaign period He refuses to name them

GOOD BASIS. Senator Panfilo Lacson says President Rodrigo Duterte must have 'good basis' in divulging names of police generals allegedly linked to drugs, saying he knew 2 of the 5 names as early as the campaign period. File photo by Rappler

Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

Jul 05, 2016 - 3:56 PM

7th UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte says he is compelled by his sense of duty to divulge their identities

FIGHT VS DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte drops a bombshell at the Philippine Air Force anniversary in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, on July 5, 2016. Photo by Rey S. Baniquet/Malacanang/PPD

Roxas' PMA 'classmates' say no politics in Cubao meet

Apr 04, 2016 - 8:09 PM

If it were political we should ve met in Balay says retired general Marcelo Garbo referring to the campaign headquarters of Mar Roxas in Cubao

PNP'S TOP BRASS. File photo of police generals during the New Year's Call. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

New PNP chief Ricardo Marquez: Will I live up to expectations?

Jul 14, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Even when he was in a meeting with the President the Interior Secretary and Executive Secretary Director Ricardo Marquez says he wasn t exactly sure if he was going to be the next chief of the PNP

NEW CHIEF. Director Ricardo Marquez faces the media on Tuesday, July 14 after he is announced as the new chief of the PNP. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ricardo Marquez is new PNP chief

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED Director Ricardo Marquez a graduate of the PMA Class of 1982 is appointed the new chief of the PNP besting 2 senior officials who were also considered for the post

NEW CHIEF. Director Ricardo Marquez, the incoming chief of the Philippine National Police, speaks to the media in Camp Crame. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

The PNP chief and the problems he will face

Jul 13, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Will President Benigno Aquino III wait until the last minute to announce the new PNP chief?

WHO'S NEXT? President Benigno Aquino III is expected to announce a new PNP chief this week. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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Jun 25, 2015 - 1:09 PM

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Who will Aquino pick as PNP chief?

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The President has spoken to at least 3 police officials as he wraps up the vetting of contenders for the top PNP post

WHO'S NEXT? President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to pick the next chief of the PNP. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Why Aquino is taking time to pick a PNP chief

Apr 29, 2015 - 11:39 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says he wants to rush the appointment of several key government officials – the post of PNP chief included – but he’d rather take his time than have regrets in the end

'GIVE ME TIME.' President Benigno Aquino III says more time is needed as 'investigations' wrap up for the next PNP chief. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Poe vs Binay, Espina resigns, Pacquiao training | The wRap

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Grace Poe in a statistical tie with Binay in a presidential survey PNP officer in charge Espina resigns Pacquiao says his killer instinct is back

Espina hands in resignation as PNP OIC

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina the current OIC of the PNP sent the President his letter of resignation last March

PNP OIC Leonardo Espina arrives at the South Wing Annex of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, Arpil 14, to attend the executive session of the House of Representative's probe into the Mamasapano encounter. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Constantino joins PNP's Command Group

Apr 14, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Police Director Danilo Constantino is now the PNP’s number 4 official as Deputy Director Generals Leonardo Espina and Marcelo Garbo Jr are officially promoted

Espina, Garbo to assume new PNP posts next week – Roxas

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina will be Deputy Chief for Administration while Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr will take over as Deputy Chief for Operations

MORE POWERS. Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Dir. Gen. Leonardo Espina gives a short press briefing after their command conference at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 5, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why the PNP needs a full-time chief now

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM

President Benigno Aquino III has not yet filled in the nearly 4 month vacancy in the PNP crucial to the operational effectiveness of the 150 000 strong police force

President Benigno S. Aquino III troops the line during the 36th PNPA Commencement Exercises of the Lakandula Class of 2015 at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Cavite on March 26, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino will choose next PNP chief ‘at right time’ - Roxas

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:18 PM

The President interviews two of the PNP’s most senior officials – PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina and Chief of Directorial Staff Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr – for the post of top cop

TAKING HIS SWEET TIME. President Benigno Aquino III

What's keeping Aquino from naming new PNP chief?

Feb 23, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima under fire for his role in ‘Oplan Exodus ’ continues to have the ear of his longtime buddy President Benigno Aquino III

DILG Chief Mar Roxas and former PNP chief Dir Gen Alan Purisima shake hands during an August 2014 event in Camp Crame. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Leonardo Espina: Leading a PNP in 'crisis'

Feb 12, 2015 - 9:56 AM

I want them [MILF] to be sincere Ako na lang magsasalita laban sa kanila Hindi ako maawat tungkol diyan And I will repeat and repeat it PNP OIC Deputy Director General tells the PNP leadership days before the congressional probes

CRISIS. PNP OIC Deputy Dir Gen Leonardo Espina attends the House of Representatives' probe into the Mamasapano encounter. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate probes Mamasapano: What we know so far

Feb 09, 2015 - 8:13 AM

The Senate begins its probe into the Mamasapano operation that killed 68 people Will some invoke executive privilege ?

SLAIN 44. Members of PNP Special Action Force carry bodies of their comrade who was killed in an encounter in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 26 2015.

Despite Mamasapano clash, 'all okay in PNP' – acting chief

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:16 PM

PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina meets with top police officials more than a week after a bloody encounter in Mamasapano town that claimed the lives of 44 elite cops

Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Dir. Gen. Leonardo Espina gives a short press briefing after their command conference at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 5, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Controversial officers among 10 promoted PNP generals

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Among them are Marcelo Garbo Jr who led the administration s chess game against the Garcias of Cebu and Benjamin Magalong who affirmed the delisting of wanted man Delfin Lee

NEW GENERALS ANNOUNCED. In this photo, President Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (L) and PNP Chief Dir Gen Alan Purisima during a Command Conference at Camp Crame. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Garbo takes oath as NCRPO chief

Jul 13, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Garbo says he intends to improve the investigative abilities of police officers to allow them to run after criminals

AWAITING ORDERS. Police Chief Superintendent Regional Director Marcelo Garbo Jr says any eviction order against Garcia will have to come from the national government and the DILG.

Cut off water, electricity in Cebu capitol?

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Long time critic Rep Tomas Osmeña makes the recommendation to increase the pressure on suspended Cebu City Governor Gwen Garcia

entrance to the office of the governor silent and peaceful

Cebu's Garcia warns police against tailing son

Jan 02, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Suspended Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia says she will hold police responsible should anything happen to her son

Palace: We'll deal with Cebu's Garcia after holidays

Dec 29, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Will Suspended Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia be evicted before the end of the year?

Cebu prelate visits suspended Gov Garcia

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:01 AM

The Cebu archbishop appeals to Cebuanos to pray for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the capitol

Cebu capitol standoff like a 'chess game'

Dec 22, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Cebu s police chief says the standoff in the capitol remains volatile with suspended Gov Gwen Garcia s continued refusal to leave