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Iloilo mayor Mabilog charged with graft over towing project

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Ombudsman also indicts former Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava II, who allegedly connived with the mayor to set up a towing firm that would bag a government contract

SICK LEAVE. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog goes on sick leave after President Rodrigo Duterte repeats his accusation against the mayor for having drug links in the city the President calls the 'most shabulized' in the Philippines. Photo from Mayor Mabilog's Facebook page

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal the Catholic Church other religious denominations and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from

COMPROMISE? President Rodrigo Duterte proposes a selection process for barangay officers-in-charge that would involve religious leaders and civic organizations.  File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Thousands support jailed Iligan City Mayor Regencia

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco politics

Duterte on drug list: 'I had it revalidated again'

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Kasi may mga nakita ako doon na mga kaibigan ko na hindi ko sukat akalain President Rodrigo Duterte says

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a command conference at the Police Regional Office-10 Headquarters in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, on September 22, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Drug lords controlling politicians – Dela Rosa

Sep 17, 2016 - 7:51 AM

PNP chief Dela Rosa says Our fearless forecast is that by January 1 we will eliminate 70 to 90 of drugs

FIGHTING DRUGS. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia.

Loot: 2nd Cebu mayor to lose supervision over local police

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor and former police general Vicente Loot is being investigated for his alleged links to the illegal drugs trade

DE-DEPUTIZED. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, a former police general accused of protecting drug lords, loses his authority to choose a police chief and control over the municipal police station. File photo by Rappler

Dela Rosa's 'best friend', Iloilo mayor 'surrender'

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED Local government officials troop to Camp Crame to voluntarily surrender following President Rodrigo Duterte s publicized drug list

PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa talks to the local government officials who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in the illegal drugs trade after they turned themselves in for investigation at Camp Crame on Monday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

'Drug' mayors surrender to PNP chief

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:51 PM

3rd UPDATE Maguing Mayor Mamaulan Abinal Molok and former Marantao Mayor Mohammad Ali Abinal both from Lanao del Sur surrender to PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa ahead of President Duterte s announcement

WAR ON DRUGS. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa present former Marantao Mayor Mohammad Ali Abinal, and Maguing Mayor Mamaulan Abinal Molok on August 5, 2016. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

'Narconomics': Lessons for the Philippines' war vs drugs

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs