Herbert Colanggo - updates

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Ozamiz mayor wanted to surrender before raid – police

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The police chief of Ozamiz City says Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed in a raid had expressed willingness to turn himself in

DRUG-LINKED. Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parajinog was slain on Sunday, July after a firefight ensued between the police and his security during a raid. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this creeping resurgence of drug trading

File photo of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

You have here a case where all these are not qualified for the witness protection program but are in conspiracy with De Lima are not named in the information Would you say that there is a singling out of the accused? Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

Solicitor General Jose Calida takes the floor at the continuation of the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bilibid inmates cleared of drug charges, turn state witnesses vs De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The justice department s panel drops torture charges filed by inmate Jaybee Sebastian against Senator Leila de Lima

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre shows to the members of the media the case filed against Senator Leila De Lima and others in connection with the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison during a press conference at the NBI headquarters in Manila on February 17, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Court of Appeals junks Herbert Colanggo's petition for bail

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The convicted robbery gang leader and alleged prison drug lord has cited humanitarian reasons for his bail appeal saying his health was deteriorating

Maximum security inmate Herbert Colangco testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice during a hearing on September 20, 2016 on the alleged bribery and drug trade inside the National Bilibid Prison.

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

RAID. Bureau of Correction trainees help NBI agents carry the confiscated appliances from the VIP's inmate cell inside the New Bilibib Prison in Muntinlupa during raid on December 22, 2014. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima: Inmate Jaybee Sebastian a government asset

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Senator Leila De Lima denies inmate Jaybee Sebastian got preferential treatment following the 2014 Bilibid raid

After her ouster as chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Senator Leila De Lima delivered a privilege speech during Tuesday’s plenary session, September 20, 2016. De Lima commended Senator Richard Gordon for being voted as the new chair of the committee. “I believe in his capability to carry out a serious probe into these incidents and get to the bottom of the killings. I watched his career as a Senator for several terms and I am convinced that he possesses the integrity and the courage not to be cowed by the Executive and act as a mere lackey of Malacañang,” De Lima said. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Bilibid gang leaders: Sebastian got funds for De Lima Senate bid

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Leaders of different gangs based in the New Bilibid Prison say Senator Leila de Lima during her stint as justice secretary collected funds for her senatorial bid through convicted carnapper Jaybee Sebastian

WITNESSES. From L-R: Froilan Trestiza, Hans Anton Tan, Jojo Baligad, Noel Martinez and Jaime Patcho testify before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-DOJ usec Baraan denies Colanggo's 'outlandish claim'

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

What he claimed is a total impossibility insofar as I am concerned says former justice undersecretary Francisco Baraan III referring to the testimony of convict Herbert Colanggo at a congressional inquiry

WITNESS. Convict Herbert Colanggo testifies at the House inquiry on drugs at the Bilibid. Photo by LeAnne Lazul/Rappler

Witnesses pin De Lima on day 1 of House probe into Bilibid

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The House investigation lasts for 10 hours as witnesses testify how then justice secretary Leila de Lima supposedly allowed drugs to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison

KEY TESTIMONIES. The witnesses presented by the Department of the Justice before the House committee on justice take their oath at the beginning of the probe on September 20. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Sep 20, 2016 - 10:31 PM

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Colanggo: I’m not a drug lord

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Herbert Colanggo earlier named as Colangco – accused of being a drug lord by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte – clarifies that he s convicted of robbery

NO DRUG LORD. Maximum security inmate Herbert Colanggo testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice during a hearing on September 20, 2016 on the alleged bribery and drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why is Aguirre allowed to question witnesses in House probe?

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:38 PM

No rule has been violated says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends the House probe into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'De Lima used DOJ number to contact convicts' – Colanggo

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Convict Herbert Colanggo tells a House panel he knew he talked with then justice secretary Leila de Lima as he always heard her voice on television

HERBERT COLANGGO. Convict Herbert Colanggo testifies before the House probe into the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Colanggo: I gave De Lima 'payola'

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Herbert Colanggo claims in his affidavit he was giving Secretary De Lima 3 million and the director 1 2 million monthly

CLOSE ENCOUNTER. Herbert Colangco speaks to PNP chief Dela Rosa while detained inside a bus during a surprise inspection at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on July 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Herbert Colanggo: Convicted crime leader, drug lord, recording artist

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Herbert Colanggo who recorded a full music album while serving life in the New Bilibid Prison has submitted an affidavit against Senator Leila de Lima

Philippine crime lord enjoys jailhouse rock

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Colango who was able to buy his way into the world of the prison s top criminal kingpins used his time in prison to make himself a music star

Herbert C. Photo sourced by Rappler