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CJ Peralta defends QC judge who issued search warrants vs activists

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:13 PM

'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert

CJ MEETS THE PRESS. Chief Justice Diosdado holds an hour-long press conference on November 8, 2019, for the traditional CJ Meets the Press event of the Supreme Court. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

The Philippines, a killing field

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun

Russia targets opposition leader Navalny with mass raids

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow

NAVALNY. In this file photo, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny casts his vote at a polling station during to the Moscow city Duma election in Moscow on September 8, 2019. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Undocumented Chinese workers arrested, smuggled gadgets seized in Binondo raid

Aug 03, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Authorities intercepted electronic devices such as Apple iPhones, iPads, Mi Brand, and Samsung devices

RAIDED. Allegedly smuggled Apple iPhones were uncovered in a recent raid in a store in Binondo, Manila. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

As U.S. agents prepare to arrest 'thousands,' migrants live in fear

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Thousands of undocumented migrants wait in fear ahead of nationwide raids that could have them expelled from the United States

JUSTICE FOR KIDS. People protest against the upcoming ICE raids and detentions of refugee asylum seekers at a vigil outside the main ICE detention center (background) in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2019. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Trump confirms immigration raids set for the weekend

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:16 PM

'They came in illegally,' Donald Trump tells reporters at the White House. 'They are going to take people out and they are going to send them back to their country.'

IMMIGRATION RAID. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. authorities arrest man linked to North Korea embassy raid

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A dissident organization known as the Cheollima Civil Defense says it orchestrated the February 22 embassy raid to highlight illicit activities rampant in North Korea's foreign missions

NORTH KOREA. The North Korean flag is seen past a barbed-wire fenced wall of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2017. File photo by Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Makati police arrest 12 in drug den raid

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The raiding team also apprehend around P200,000 worth of shabu

SUSPECTS. The suspects in the raid in Makati City Monday night. Photo from Makati police

Shabu-making chemicals seized in Pasig raid

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Police say the location was allegedly owned by a close relative of Philip Jacob Nocum, the tenant occupying a house which turned out to be a shabu laboratory in North Greenhills

RAID. Various equipment and chemicals are seized at a raid in San Juan. Another raid in Pasig led to more chemicals being uncovered. Contirbuted photo

Japan PM Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit the port city where more than 250 people were killed during World War II bombing raids – the worst-ever foreign attacks on Australia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) lay wreaths at the Cenotaph War Memorial during a two-day visit to Darwin on November 16, 2018.  Glenn Campbell / POOL / AFP

PDEA seizes P544-M shabu in Pasay condo kitchen lab

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nabs 5 Hong Kong nationals believed to be members of the 14K international drug syndicate operating in China and Hong Kong

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raids a condominium unit allegedly used as a shabu laboratory by Hong Kong nationals in Pasay City on September 25, 2018. Around 80 kilos of shabu, 10 kilos of which are suspected liquid shabu placed in plastic containers, estimated with a street value of P544 million were confiscated by the raiding team. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Time in Manila bar, Ampatuan, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

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What did lawyers, police do wrong in Makati bar raid?

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?

Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

Basilan barangay captain caught keeping illegal drugs, firearms

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Adzhar Macrohon, chairman of Barangay Bato in Lamitan City, is arrested in an early morning drug raid by the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

ARRESTED. Barangay Bato, Lamitan City chairman Adzhar Macrohon is facing illegal possession of firearms and explosives, and possession of illegal drugs charges. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Raid at Manila City Jail

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

'Greyhound' operations before sunrise inside the Manila City Jail yields drug paraphernalia, assorted weapons

Policemen from the Manila Police District, BJMP and PDEA conduct a massive Greyhound operations (Oplan Galugad) at the Manila City Jail on June 20, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

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Cash-stuffed designer handbags seized in raids on Malaysia's Najib

May 18, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Officers remove Hermes, Birkin and Louis Vuitton bags as part of a trove whose value they say they cannot yet estimate because of its sheer volume

RAIDS. Members of the Malaysian police enter into the road leading to the former Prime Minister Najib Razak's residence in Kuala Lumpur on May 16, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

LOOK: Shabu lab found in Marikina subdivision

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The house allegedly belongs to the same Chinese national suspected of operating an ecstasy lab in Malabon

CHEMICALS. Jugs of chemicals allegedly used to manufacture shabu. Photo courtesy of NCRPO

4 Chinese, 4 Filipinos arrested in Batangas drug raids

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'

SHABU LAB. The PDEA dismantles a shabu lab in Batangas. PDEA photo

Quo warranto petition oral arguments, Zuckerberg on Facebook, FBI raids Cohen office | Midday wRap

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:58 AM

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Dozens treated for breathing problems after raids on Syria's Ghouta

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 people in the besieged rebel enclave are left struggling to breathe after air strikes and barrel bombs hit the towns of Saqba and Hammuriyeh

BREATHING PROBLEMS. Syrian children receive treatment for breathing difficulties at a clinic in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on March 7, 2018, after regime air strikes. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

PDEA seizes P57.5M worth of shabu at FedEx branch

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:26 PM

A drug suspect based in California sends 11.5 kilograms of alleged shabu into the country, declaring them as 'toys'

BIG HAUL. The PDEA reels in almost 12 kilograms of shabu within 5 days. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duque on Sanofi, PNP on martial law extension, Alvarez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

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P50-M shabu, firearms seized from Parojinog-linked homes in Ozamiz

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Police say the shabu and the firearms were seized from 4 houses owned by supporters of the late Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was killed in a bloody drug raid

SC on House hearing, PNP on Oplan Tokhang, Calida slams SC petitions | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Maasim Mayor, PNP & EJK, Drilon | Evening wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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Maasim mayor Lopez surrenders to Pacquiao

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr surrenders just hours after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his home

SURRENDER. Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr (middle) surrenders to Senator Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City on October 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Manny Pacquiao

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

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/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

Caloocan police awarded best in Metro Manila same week Kian, Carl killed

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:57 PM

From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?

AWARDED. Caloocan City Police Station is visited by residents. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa admits Kian killing 'was an overkill'

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:13 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police chief says Kian delos Santos may have been shot too many times Maraming tama yung bata Parang nasobrahan nasobrahan

'TOO MUCH'?. Police officers led by Dela Rosa huddle before the start of the senate probe into the death and killing of Kian delos Santos. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Informant, drug suspect implicating Kian is same person – witnesses

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Did police betray their asset by nabbing him the day after he helped in raiding Kian delos Santos neighborhood?

TOO SOON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of Kian. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Kian and Carl: What the deaths of two boys have in common

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:16 PM

UPDATED Kian delos Santos 17 and Carl Arnaiz 19 – handcuffed kneeling – were killed by Caloocan policemen two days apart

BOYS KILLED. Kian delos Santos (L) and Carl Arnaiz are boys both killed in police operations for supposedly fighting back. Photos from their Facebook pages

Carl Arnaiz another Kian delos Santos? Nope, says Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED Carl Arnaiz was a 19 year old slain by police after supposedly hijacking a taxi Like Kian delos Santos his autopsy points to cops using excessive violence

'NOT LIKE KIAN'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public not to liken Carl Arnaiz to Kian delos Santos. Photo from Arnaiz's Facebook page

Police seize drugs, firearms from Puerto Princesa vice mayor's house

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Police raid the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III and find firearms and suspected illegal drugs

RAIDED. Police searches the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida, finding drugs. Photo from the Puerto Princesa government official website

Iloilo's 'most wanted drug personality' killed in police raid

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Philippine National Police has marked Richard Prevendido as a national target while the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has tagged him as a high value target

DRUG LORD. Richard Prevendido is blacklisted by the PNP, PDEA, and the local government unit of Iloilo City. File photo from PNP

How the PNP's one-time, big-time operations work

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Here is a look at the controversial police operations against drugs and criminality and how these can be traced back to the Aquino administration

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After Kian slay, Duterte tempers messaging on drug war

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Caloocan teen s death exposes cracks in the President s messaging about his bloody drug war Duterte decides he needs to adjust

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

WATCH: CCTV footage of Kian delos Santos dragged by Caloocan cops

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:22 PM

This CCTV footage refutes the claim of policemen that they gunned down the 17 year old because he fought back – that he even fired the first shot

WATCH: Friends compose a song for Kian delos Santos

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The 17 year old who died in the hands of Caloocan police was a like a little brother to the composers We saw him grow up That kid was kind

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Witnesses to Kian's killing to face Senate, 'will only be telling the truth'

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Since they are children we have to explain to them what will happen and that there is nothing for them to be scared of lawyer Minerva Ambrosio says

CUSTODY. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Caloocan Bishop Pablo David visit the Philippine General Hospital, where witnesses to Kian delos Santos' killing have been interviewed to prepare their affidavits. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Kian delos Santos tests negative for gunpowder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:20 PM

This contradicts the narrative of the police who claim slain 17 year old Kian delos Santos fired at them during their raid

NBI investigation team on Kian delos Santos death, gather information at the site where delos Santos body was found dead during the anti-illegal drugs operation "oplan galugad" at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Justice Secretary Vitalino Aguirre has ordered NBI for a parallel probe into the death of a 17-year-old student. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa backs body cameras for cops

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:29 PM

The top cop changes his tune on the proposal amid outrage over the killing of Kian delos Santos

YES TO BODY CAMS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives a press briefing at the PNP National Headquarters. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Nakaluhod tapos nasubsob': How Kian was shot, according to PAO

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Bullet trajectory and entry wounds point to murder says Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Acosta

CRIME SCENE. PAO Chief Persida Acosta visits the area where Kian delos Santos was shot and killed during a police anti-illegal drugs operation at Brgy. 160 in Caloocan City on Aug. 16, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kin of others killed in police ops march for Kian

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Performer Mae Paner activists also join the protest march in Kian delos Santos neighborhood in Caloocan urging people to protest state sponsored killings

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

2 shots in the ears, 1 in the back killed Kian – PAO autopsy

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:02 PM

One of Kian s 3 fatal wounds is a treacherous wound PAO Chief Acosta says

INVESTIGATION. Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta on Monday, August 21, checks out the spot where 17-year-old Kian delos Santos was allegedly killed by cops in an anti-drug raid in Caloocan City on August 16. She was accompanied by the boy's father (in green shirt). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler