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'Special stop orders' under Faeldon used for 'doble tara' – Lacson

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the scheme is among the 'mysteries' under former Customs chief Faeldon's administration

'DOBLE TARA.' Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the issuance of special stop orders during the stint of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Photo from Senate PRIB

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) This is the second ethics complaint filed against a senator by the former Customs commissioner, who has strongly refused to face a Senate investigation into drug smuggling and BOC corruption

ETHICS CASE. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon files an ethics complaint against his former friend Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Lacson to file graft, economic sabotage charges vs Faeldon

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he has documents and affidavits to back the charges he will file against the former Customs commissioner

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee resumes it probe on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte to Paolo: If you're guilty, I'll order you killed

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll protect police if they catch his eldest son committing a crime

ACCUSED. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte attends the Senate hearing on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment smuggled from China, September 7, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

PDEA files complaint vs Faeldon, 11 others over smuggled shabu

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The respondents face a string of complaints, such as allegedly conspiring to import illegal drugs, protecting drug traffickers, and violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act

COMPLAINTS. Former BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and several others face complaints over the P6.4-bllion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Lacson

Sep 18, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The former Bureau of Customs chief files an ethics complaint against the senator for the lawmaker's privilege speech implicating him in corrupt practices inside the bureau

Senate detains Faeldon for refusing to face BOC corruption probe

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is not disrespecting the Senate despite his insistence that he would not face the probe because of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV

CONVINCING FAELDON. Senator Richard Gordon talks to former BOC Commissioner Nick Faeldon inside the Senate detention room on September 11, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Gordon puts Taguba under Senate 'protection' again

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon takes back his earlier decision to remove Mark Taguba s protection and says that had nothing to do with Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gordon says Senate removed Taguba security because it's expensive

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also admits not consulting other members with his decision saying they were already in a rush

Gordon, Pimentel removed Taguba's protective custody – Lacson

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the order was given after Mark Taguba implicated the so called Davao Group which allegedly includes presidential son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte in smuggling

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 8, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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'The boy with the drogang tattoo': Netizens share Paolo Duterte memes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Twitter users speculate over the alleged ink Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has on his back

'Ano kami, uto-uto?' Paolo Duterte's lawyer hits Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:39 PM

That s a big insult Why do you have to play his game? says Paolo Duterte s counsel Rainier Madrid in response to the challenge of the opposition senator for the presidential son to bare his tattoo in a Senate inquiry

DUTERTE'S LAWYER. Atty. Rainer Madrid during an ambush interview after the September 7 Senate hearing. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Paolo Duterte and 'friend, drinking buddy' Charlie Tan

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Presidential son Paolo Duterte and son in law Manases Carpio both admit knowing Charlie Tan who is accused of smuggling and bribery

All photo from office of Senator Trillanes

Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio deny smuggling allegations at Senate probe

Sep 07, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The two face their primary accuser opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and dismiss their alleged involvement in smuggling as hearsay and baseless

Photo by Joseph Vidal

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Here s the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son in law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

Gordon, Arnaiz, Duterte | Evening wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Gordon invites Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio to Senate smuggling probe

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Nakaramdam lang si Senator Gordon ng public pressure bibigay din pala says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who earlier moved to invite the two to the probe

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Midday wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Duterte to son Paolo: Attend Senate smuggling probe but stay 'silent'

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also advises resource persons who would be invited to the ongoing Senate investigation to invoke their right against self incrimination and not answer questions

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier dared critics to prove that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is behind smuggling. Malacañang file photo

Trillanes says Duterte's verbal attack shows he's in panic

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Si President Duterte ay nagpa panic dahil malapit na mabunyag ang mga illegal na gawain ng kanilang pamilya says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WORD WAR. The word war between President Rodrigo Duterte and his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, continues. Senate file photo

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

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Taguba changes tune: Paolo, Mans not part of BOC corruption

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Customs broker and fixer Taguba is being pressured but says text messages clearly identify Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon and Trillanes, Revilla, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:23 PM

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Who is the real Tita Nanie? 3 out of 4 names stricken off the list

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED Customs broker and fixer Mark Ruben Taguba says Nani Cabato is the alleged real Tita Nanie

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon rejects motion to invite Duterte's son, son-in-law to smuggling probe

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says he is not out to protect President Rodrigo Duterte but he is only after the truth in the P6 4 million shabu shipment from China

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Uber, Ombudsman, Bautista | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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Gordon says China to blame for P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The shabu problem begins with China and ends with China says Senator Richard Gordon as he reiterates there is no evidence against Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

APOLOGIZE. Senator Richard Gordon wants the Commission on Human Rights to apologize to the Senate after the remark of a CHR commissioner against him and other senators. Photo by Camille Elemia

Duterte son-in-law denies visits to BOC linked to smuggling

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED Manases Carpio husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a desperate rumormonger

Abellera, Taguiwalo, North Korean missile | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Trillanes tags Duterte son-in-law in smuggling

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED Former Customs intelligence chief Neil Estrella confirms that he saw Manases Carpio husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio visit the office of the Customs chief

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Maneses Carpio (right) with wife, Sara, and President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from the Facebook page of Maneses Carpio

Paolo Duterte's 'friend' denies involvement in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr who skipped the Senate probe due to health issues confirms his meeting with Customs broker Mark Taguba

PAOLO DUTERTE AND SMALL ABELLERA. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (middle) with Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr (right). Photo sourced by the office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes calls for Senate probe into BOC corruption after exposé

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says an inquiry is needed to finally carry out reforms in the scandal plagued Bureau of Customs

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Illegal? What you need to know about ukay-ukay

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The commercial importation of secondhand clothing has been illegal since 1966

Lacson downplays son's photo with Paolo Duterte amid smuggling issue

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Napupunta siya ng Davao Alam ko may pic siya with Baste or Paolo but that s all there is to it says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Faeldon vs Lacson, Marcos-Robredo recount, Hillary memoir | Midday wRap

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:29 PM

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Lacson on smuggling charge: When I make an exposé, I make sure I'm clean

Aug 24, 2017 - 1:47 PM

I have always reminded my son to be on the level in whatever business dealings he would have because if not I ll be the first one to castigate him and even initiate filing of charges against him says Senator Panfilo Lacson

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Drilon calls for 'full-blown' probe into corruption at Customs

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urges the Department of Justice to protect outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon should he decide to cooperate in the probe

Senate Hearing on BOC shabu shipment. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Faeldon accuses Lacson's son of smuggling

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:59 AM

2ND UPDATE Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon questions the motive of Senator Panfilo Lacson for destroying his reputation as well as several other former military officers at the Bureau of Customs

ALLEGATION. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon accuses Panfilo Lacson Jr, the son of Senator Panfilo, of involvement in smuggling in a news briefing on August 24, 2017

Duterte dares critics to prove son behind 'ukay' smuggling

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte explains that his son Paolo is just helping his in laws described by Duterte as Muslim vendors selling jars and ukay ukay in Davao

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte (right) dares critics to prove that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (left), is behind smuggling. Malacañang file photo

Koko Pimentel says no evidence vs Paolo Duterte on smuggling

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:22 PM

On allegations he is shielding the President he says: I am personally not hurt because I m not doing that I am a party mate of the President I am the follower of the President but we will follow the evidence

Photo by Senate PRIB