Duterte drug list - updates

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Ineffective? 27 of 36 bets in Duterte drug list win in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his consolidated drug list, which comprises of names of government officials. Malacañang file photo

'I will kill you all'

May 04, 2019 - 6:07 PM

At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another

Robredo: LP has no resources to make video linking Paolo Duterte to drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Robredo says the once-ruling LP does not have the resources to mount what President Rodrigo Duterte tags as 'black propaganda' against his son

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo met with the farmers and fisherfolk in Lingayen, Pangasinan, held at Purok Marcela Resort on Thursday, March 21, 2019. File photo by OVP

Trillanes to Duterte: Face drug allegations vs son squarely

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Kahit bumula pa bibig mo sa galit, babalik at babalik 'yang issue na 'yan sa mukha mo,' Senator Trillanes tells President Duterte as the lawmaker denies involvement in a viral video on the alleged drug links of Paolo Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV renews his challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank secrecy waiver to prove he has no undeclared wealth. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte won't release list of celebrities into illegal drugs

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Hindi naman sila seeking public office,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that this does not mean celebrities won't get arrested for involvement in narcotics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año. Malacañang Photo

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] The problems with the list

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:34 PM

It cannot be denied that the drug list is simply another 'Order of Battle,' which is unlawful

'Around 25' BuCor personnel in Duterte drug list – Dela Rosa

May 11, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'Actually meron kaming mga Bucor personnel na kasama don sa drug watchlist ni presidente, so hinahanap natin yung mga tao na 'yan,' says BuCor chief Dela Rosa

NEW BUCOR CHIEF. Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa speaks to Rappler on his plans as Bucor chief. Photo by Angie dela Rosa/Rappler

PDEA drug list includes councilor shot dead in 2017

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio has been dead for over a year already and was not part of the local police's drug watchlist

League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'

May 01, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis

'VALIDATED'. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino insists that the drugs list is accurate despite a current lack of evidence to win convictions before courts. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA names hundreds of barangay officials linked to drugs

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The PDEA admits, however, they don't hold enough evidence to prove their public allegations before the courts – at least not yet

PDEA CHIEF. Aaron Aquino led the release of the barangay drug list at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Lanao del Sur mayor on Duterte’s drug list indicted for non-filing of SALN

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Rasmia Macabago, former mayor of Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur, says she didn't file her SALNs from 2007 to 2010 because she didn't know of any local official who did

INDICTED. The Ombudsman charges Rasmia Macabago for failing to file her assets list during the 3 years she was mayor of Siguran, Lanao del Sur. In this file photo from August 2016, she surrenders to the CIDG Major Crime Investigation Unit at Camp Crame after President Rodrigo Duterte includes her name on the drug list. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte narco list now 6,000 names long and counting – PDEA

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The PDEA and the PNP are currently pushing for the its revalidation, but the President will still decide in the end who stays or gets taken off the infamous drug list

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows the latest list of those suspected of involvement in illegal drugs. Malacanang photo

Duterte to Iloilo Mayor Mabilog: 'You're next'

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also admits he personally ordered the raid that killed Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañan Palace on October 25, 2017, tackles the enormity of the illegal drug problem on the country and how he intends to address the issue. Malacañan Photo

Duterte admits wiretapping narcopoliticians

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:04 PM

'It was a whisper from god I was listening to. So they were all tapped,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Marawi City

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Ozamiz police chief to get ‘special award,’ new assignment after Parojinog raid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido was the chief of police in Albuera Leyte and in Ozamiz City Misamis Occidental when their mayors were killed in the drug war

RECOGNIZED. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinosa is set to receive an award after his work in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

1 of 3 lawmakers out of Duterte’s narco list – Fariñas

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the remaining two congressmen on the list will be meeting with the heads of PDEA and PNP to further probe into the inclusion of their names

'NO BASIS.' Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says there was no basis for the inclusion of the name of a congressman in the President's drug list. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3rd lawmaker tagged in Duterte drug list – Speaker

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Two lawmakers are from Luzon and the other one is from Mindanao says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NARCO LIST. Three lawmakers have been tagged in President Rodrigo Duterte's list of government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Cagayan town mayor denies family's alleged drug links

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Buguey Mayor Lloyd Antiporda says President Rodrigo Duterte s accusation that they are involved in the drug trade is an absolute lie

After mayors, Duterte summons governors to discuss drug list

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:34 PM

This is the second time the President will summon local government leaders en masse to discuss the spread of drugs in their communities

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte points to the list containing the names of alleged illegal drug personalities in his speech at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Duterte to mayors on 'final' drug list: Resign or die

Jan 09, 2017 - 6:49 PM

UPDATED Hanapin mo yung pangalan mo diyan mayor Putang ina pag nandiyan pangalan mo may problema ka papatayin kita says the President

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a pile of documents containing names of public officials and police officers involved in the illegal drug trade to members of his Cabinet before the start of the 9th Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/ Presidential Photo

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ex Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his final drug list

Duterte gives final drug list to Pimentel, Alvarez, Sereno

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he also shared the list with new AFP chief General Eduardo Año because he needs the military to help the fractured PNP in the war on drugs

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte goes over a pile of documents containing names of individuals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade during a meeting with some Cabinet members on October 24. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

SC clears 3 judges named in Duterte's drug list

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The SC also slams the premature public announcement of the judges alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade saying it put the judges in danger

CLEARED. The SC clears 3 judges linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Duterte may submit final 'drug list' to NSC next week

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the National Security Council will formulate a plan to protect the next generation from the drug menace

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to submit his 'final' drug list to members of the National Security. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Gordon to call for probe into Espinosa killing

Nov 06, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says he will talk to Senator Ping Lacson about the resumption of investigations on alleged extrajudicial killings

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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

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Duterte wants 'consensus' with lawmakers on drug list release

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Duterte says there are about a thousand barangay captains and thousands of police personnel with about a few mayors and national officials involved in drugs

FINAL LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte goes over a pile of documents containing names of individuals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade during a meeting with some Cabinet members in Malacañang on October 24. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Duterte 'thinking twice' about releasing final drug list

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The President says announcing thousands of names of drug personalities is time consuming and may lead to more killings

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Duterte is yet to release a 'final' list of drug suspects containing 'thousands' of names. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Agusan del Sur judge in Duterte's final drug list

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Judge Hector Salise is known to have handled drug cases He was recently ambushed in Butuan City by unknown assailants

Duterte: Suspected drug lord Odicta 'salvaged'

Sep 17, 2016 - 4:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the killing of Melvin Boyet Odicta Sr as he is set to reveal a final list of alleged drug personalities reportedly numbering a thousand

Duterte shows 'drug list' with '1,000' names of gov't officials

Sep 15, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Though he did not read out the names he says the list includes governors congressmen mayors barangay captains and policemen

SCOUT RANGER CAMP. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his new drug list before Scout Ranger troops in San Miguel, Bulacan, September 15, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte: Alcala drug links 'true'

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:43 AM

Cerilo Alcala brother of former agriculture chief Proceso Alcala surrendered to authorities in August but denied he is a drug lord

TALK TO TROOPS. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the men and women of the Philippine Airforce on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Screenshot from Rappler video

Duterte: 'Final validation' of new drug list done

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:55 AM

A new list of alleged drug personalities may soon be ready for release after President Rodrigo Duterte announces it has gone through third and final validation

NEW DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte is readying his next drug list. Photo from PPD

Ramos denies giving 'drug list' to Duterte

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:10 PM

In the official Malacañang video and transcript of the speech President Rodrigo Duterte is shown making the claim that he got his drug list from former president Fidel Ramos

'NO WAY.' Former President Ramos says he never gave President Duterte a 'drug list.' Photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

DOJ probes Maguindanao town vice mayor linked to drugs

Sep 10, 2016 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Abdul Wahab Sabal’s elder brother Montasir Sabal mayor of Talitay is likewise on Duterte’s drug list

Duterte: Fidel Ramos among sources of 'drug list'

Sep 06, 2016 - 3:49 PM

UPDATED The document containing the list is so thick that he hasn t finished validating all the names in it President Rodrigo Duterte claims Former President Ramos denies it came from him

DUTERTE AND FVR. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Former President Fidel V. Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association on July 14, 2016. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/PPD

Pangasinan's Espino meets with Duterte, granted probe into drug matrix

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr says he is willing and ready to face all accusers and evidence that would be presented against him

CONTROVERSIAL. Former Pangasinan governor and incumbent Representative Amado Espino Jr. Screen shot of Rappler.

Duterte matrix to reveal De Lima's role in Muntinlupa drug trade

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:57 PM

President Duterte says he will reveal this week a matrix showing the illegal drug operations inside the New Bilibid Prison a matrix which involves De Lima a governor and a justice undersecretary

DUTERTE'S DRUG MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte during a post-Cabinet meeting in Malacañang State Dining Room on August 22. TOTO LOZANO/PPD

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

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Aug 17, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Duterte to name new set of narco-politicians – JV Ejercito

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte met with some senators on Monday night and supposedly showed them the new list of politicians allegedly linked to drugs

NEW LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to release a new list of politicians allegedly linked to drugs, says Senator JV Ejercito who met with the President on Monday night, August 15. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

SC rejects resignation of judge in Duterte's 'drug list'

Aug 16, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The High Court says Judge Exequil Dagala of the Municipal Trial Court in Dapa Surigao del Norte has been under investigation for other offenses even before President Rodrigo Duterte accused him of involvement in illegal drugs

SC BRIEFING. Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te gives the media an update on Court-related matters. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why bother to fact-check the Duterte list?

Aug 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Fact checking is at the core of journalism while crowdsourcing is a way to empower citizen journalists

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Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte apologizes to Sereno for his 'harsh' words

Aug 12, 2016 - 5:41 AM

UPDATED Duterte says he no longer wants to prolong his verbal tangle with the Chief Justice

SORRY, CJ. File photo of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo courtesy of the SC-PIO

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Aug 11, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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Raid on Espinosa's house yields P88M worth of shabu

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

At least 11 kilos of suspected methamphetamine were hidden in the kitchen cabinets of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr s house in Barangay Tinago Dos

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

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Aug 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Duterte to Sereno: Want me to declare martial law?

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Duterte warns the Supreme Court: Do not create a crisis because I will order everybody in the executive department not to honor you

DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte reacts angrily to a letter from Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raising concern over his drug list. File photo by Presidential Photographers Division

Next on Duterte drug list: Barangay captains, prosecutors, more police

Aug 09, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The President says the lengthening list is part of his government wide purging of drug suspects

MORE TO COME. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to reporters on August 8, 2016 in Hotel Elena, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto