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'Some People Need Killing' | Part 1

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:37 AM

How a Manila gang finds the license to kill

Tondo bettor wins Grand Lotto 6/55 P210 million jackpot

May 29, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The lucky wager is cast in a stall in Manuguit, Tondo

IN PHOTOS: Grace Poe's star-studded Tondo miting de avance

May 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Coco Martin of ‘Ang Probinsiyano,’ and the Itchyworms are in attendance

ENDORSE. Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin endorses 'ate' Grace Poe's Senate bid. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Antitrust body files case against a condo, mass housing developer

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider

PODCAST | Beyond Tondo: An LGBTQ leader's wait for equality

Mar 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM

In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service – but how can their small victories be celebrated outside their bubble?

Bogus priest arrested in Tondo, Manila

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:08 PM

His victims say they got suspicious with the fake cleric when they saw him slipping the cash donations he received between the pages of the Bible he carried

Photo from MPD

Meet the ‘kagaywads’: How Tondo’s LGBT leaders find acceptance

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:57 PM

For some LGBT leaders in Tondo, public service is the only way to gain acceptance and respect

KAGAYWADS. LGBT kagawads of District 1 in Tondo offer free salon services for senior citizens on Friday, February 1. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Seeing the silver lining in the kids of Tondo

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Let’s stop seeing kids as potential criminals, and instead help them to discover their potentials

PROJECT PINTA. White shirts get colors as children paint their dreams in life. Shirt phtos by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler; logo photo from Project Pinta Facebook page

Members of Tondo group accused of vigilante killings still walk free

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:18 PM

In the conclusion of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, a self-confessed vigilante says Police Superintendent Robert Domingo is just 'a tool for Tondo' and that someone higher is involved

'It's War' | Conclusion

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:48 AM

'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa

Tondo village chief: Killings won't happen if people stayed home at night

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:53 PM

In the 6th of 7 stories part of the Murder in Manila series, allegations of a supposed vigilante group in Barangay 105 in Tondo raises little concern from its chairperson

'There Are Snakes Everywhere' | Part 6

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”

Vigilante on killing targets: Doesn't matter if kid or adult

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

In part 5 of the Murder in Manila series, self-confessed vigilantes from the Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2 explain their methods of murder

House panel recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards

IN THE DARK. Twelve allegedly illegally detained men and women are found in a 'hidden lock-up cell' in MPD Station 1 on April 27, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'I Finish The Job' | Part 5

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105

CSG founder says leadership did not order Tondo Chapter 2 to kill

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:01 PM

In part 4 of the Murder in Manila series, the Confederate Sentinels Group director tells Rappler it was the police who recruited members of the alleged vigilante group in Tondo

'What Did The CSG Do Wrong?' | Part 4

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:15 PM

CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings

Vigilante says police claim their kills in Tondo

Oct 06, 2018 - 9:00 PM

In part 3 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, sources tell Rappler that at least two suspects were killed by the police-backed Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2

'Get it from the chief' | Part 3

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:39 PM

'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon

Vigilante claims Tondo police chief gave orders for drug war killings

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:55 PM

In Part 2 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, at least 9 sources tell Rappler that the police actively supported the work of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG) Tondo Chapter 2

'The cops were showing off' | Part 2

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'

Vigilante says police aware of drug war killings in Tondo

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:30 AM

EXCLUSIVE: In the first part of the series 'Some People Need Killing,' a self-confessed vigilante tells Rappler that it was impossible for local police not to know about the killings

License to kill, Palparan in bilibid, social media moderators | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

LOOK: The house where suspects kept kidnapped Letran student

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Inside this house, the police say a 19-year-old victim was hogtied and denied food and water almost 3 days

RESIDENTIAL SAFE HOUSE? The 19-year-old Letran student was kept hogtied in one of the small rooms of this 4-story house in Balut, Tondo, Manila City. Locals say the home belongs to the family of student suspect Ferdinand dela Vega Jr. Rappler photos

Resist, adapt, submit: Barangay officials make tough choices in the drug war

May 16, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Officials of the barangay, the smallest government unit in the Philippines, are at the forefront of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives since mid-2016. Barangay officials have the power to decide on who lives, who survives; whether to submit to orders, to resist or to adapt.

Voters in Tondo hope new barangay officials can lessen drug war killings

May 14, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Because too much blood has spilled in the streets of Tondo, voters want new barangay leaders who can make positive change in their community

Tondo voters hope elected officials lessen the drug war killings. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Murder case filed vs cop who killed Tondo teenager

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Police Officer 2 Omar Malinao surrendered to Manila police days after the death of 13-year-old Aldrinne Pineda, but claimed it was an accidental shooting

SLAIN TEEN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, is buried at the Manila North Cemetery on March 14, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Tondo teenager killed by Manila cop buried; family seeks justice

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:14 PM

In the homily during the mass for Aldrinne Pineda, Father Albert Alejo says to his mother Michelle, 'I hope you do not blame yourself for this. You did not lack as a parent. There is someone accountable for this crime.'

REMEMBERING HER SON. Michelle Pineda touches her son's face for the last time last time before he was finally laid to rest at Manila North Cemetery. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Cop claims he shot and killed Tondo boy, surrenders

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:23 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao is in the custody of the Manila Police District Homicide section, but the MPD spokesperson says he is not yet a suspect

BARELY A TEENER. Michelle Pineda shows the school ID of her son Aldrin, who was shot dead in Tondo, Manila, on March 3, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Masked gunman kills 13-year-old Tondo boy

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April

ANOTHER TEENER DOWN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man in  Vitas, Tondo, Manila. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pista ng Santo Niño, ipinagdiwang sa Tondo

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Mula sa isang balkonahe, binasbasan ng mga pari ang samu't saring imahen ng Santo Niño na bitbit ng mga deboto

INFANT JESUS. Devotees raise their Santo Niño images to have these blessed at the Santo Niño de Tondo parish in Manila on January 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

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ANTI-HAZING LAW. Senators watching the slides of the executive session with John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva

Barangay captain gunned down hours after PNP declares war vs riding-in-tandems

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Assailants riding a motorcycle kill Barangay 20 Captain Arnel Parce

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

May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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CHR recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

May 10, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also calls on the Philippine National Police to guarantee the safety of the 12 detainees found inside the hidden cell

/ APRIL 28, 2017 NCRPO Chief Oscar Albayalde with Station 1 commander Supt. Roberto Domingo during inspection the alleged hidden detention cell' inside the Police Station 1 in Raxabago, Tondo, Manila. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

CHR to look into alleged killings by Tondo cop named in Rappler report

May 03, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist in whatever way witnesses of alleged summary killings

Kung saan nagsimula ang digmaan kontra-droga

May 02, 2017 - 7:03 PM

EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya

Alejano to seek House probe into 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

May 02, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano will file a resolution at the House based on the investigative report which Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says contains solid proof of state inspired mass murder

Dela Rosa on hidden Manila jail: My cops aren't abusive, corrupt

May 01, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The PNP chief admits the hidden jail cell was wrong and says he only defended Manila cops from allegations of corruption and abuse

JAIL INSPECTION. NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde inspects the alley used as a jail cell for several drug suspects in MPD Station 1. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senate probe, Minority bloc, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

May 01, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Dela Rosa: PNP to probe 'killer' cop named in Rappler report

May 01, 2017 - 6:26 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he wants an investigation to clear all doubts that the PNP condones executions by its own men

NO ANOMALIES ALLOWED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa wants the MPD to probe allegations that one of its own is behind summary executions in Tondo, Manila. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings

May 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The two senators react to Rappler s exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug related summary executions in Tondo Manila

ALVAREZ. Witnesses identify PO3 Ronald Alvarez (pictured in his younger years) as the perpetrator of summary killings under the guise of police operations. Photo from the MPD

Anger, helplessness drive kin of drug war victims to name 'killer' cop

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal says the international watchdog

'SECRET JAIL.' The Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to immediately release detainees found in a 'secret jail' in Police Station 1 in Tondo, Manila. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Police blame ASEAN holiday for jailed suspects without charges

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:11 PM

But those detained inside the narrow detention area claim some have been there beyond 36 hours

TONDO POLICE. Former MPD Station 1 Commander Superintendent Robert Domingo talks to the media before the CHR discovers the hidden jail cell behind the bookshelf. Photo by Eloise Lopez

Manila police chief offers 'free' jail accommodation to media, CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Para malaman lang Ang hirap talaga ng kalagayan nila says police general Joel Coronel referring to conditions in most jails

MPD CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel handles yet another controversy in the MPD. File photo by Carlo Gabuco

Secret jail in Tondo? 'We really don’t know,' says NCR chief

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP s standards

POLICE CHIEFS. NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde (L) and MPD chief Joel Coronel (R) during preparations for ASEAN summit security. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:39 AM

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CHR team finds detainees in 'secret' police cell

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1 Tondo Manila

Witnesses name Manila policeman behind drug-related summary killings

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Witnesses interviewed during the 3-month investigation led by Patricia Evangelista name Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez of the Delpan Community Precinct as the alleged killer behind at least 4 drug-related deaths