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MPD files rape, abortion complaints vs cop

Jun 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) The complaints are based on the allegations of a female criminology student who had on-the-job training at the Sta Cruz police station in Manila

DRUG QUEEN? Manila Police District tags as a "drug queen" Guia Gomez-Castro, a barangay chairwoman in Sampaloc, Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

FALSE: Video of white van 'abducting' student

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The video is staged and created by a group of teenagers for fun

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

Parents of Aegis Juris fratmen appeal for NBI detention

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:43 AM

“The Manila Police District is not and cannot be an objective and independent custodian of our children,” the parents tell the NBI

Ten members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity voluntary surrenders before the NBI on March 23, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Manila cop claims he fell then accidentally shot child to death

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao initially claimed he fired a warning shot, but his version of events has now changed

MINOR KILLED. Aldrin Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man on March 3, 2018. His mother, Michelle Pineda claims a policeman is responsible for his killing. File 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

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

Atio's family downplays 'contradiction' between witness, medico-legal

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Castillo's mother Carmina is confident they will have 'the biggest conviction rate' in a single hazing case

WITNESS. Aegis Juris fraternity member Marc Anthony Ventura answers clarificatory questions of the DOJ panel on his tell-all affidavit in the Atio Castillo hazing case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Over 6 million join Nazareno 2018 procession – MPD

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Manila Police District chief Joel Coronel says the thick crowds contributed to the slow movement of the image of the Black Nazarene in 2018

FILLED. Devotees by the thousands try to come near the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP: Suspicious timing for 'baseless' Reuters report on drug killings

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The report – about a Manila police operation where suspects are allegedly killed deliberately – is released a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the PNP's war on drugs

PNP CHIEF. Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa attends the Supreme Court oral arguments on their war on drugs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Probe into 'nanlaban' cases just a fishing expedition – SolGen

Nov 18, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Government lawyers also believe that families of drug war victims are not entitled to state protection

SHOT. John Paul Martinez, 21 years old, is dies from several gunshot wounds after an encounter with Manila police.

Police file case vs Teddy Casiño, Renato Reyes over ASEAN protest

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Cops say Casiño, Reyes, and another protester – Neil Legaspi – committed breach of peace, assault, and disobedience and resistance to authorities

OPPOSITION. Protesters attempt to move toward the United States Embassy in Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MPD 'final' medico-legal report: Atio Castillo died of severe injuries

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:27 PM

(UPDATED) The final report is the same as the much-awaited histopathological report, says the Manila Police District

HORACIO CASE. John Paul Solano's lawyer Paterno Esmaquel submits pleadings to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel handling the preliminary investigation on the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) A recap of the case of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III, a freshman UST law student who died from alleged hazing injuries inflicted by Aegis Juris Fraternity members

What different documents say on Atio Castillo's cause of death

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:20 PM

There are 4 documents being looked at – the autopsy report, medico-legal report, death certificate, and histopathological report

POLICE DOCUMENTS. Manila Police District Chief Joel Coronel testifies on November 6, 2017 before the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on the different documents they prepared on Horacio Castillo III's cause of death. Photo by Rappler

Solano claims judge who issued frat library search warrant falsified docs

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

John Paul Solano's motion for inhibition against Judge Reynaldo Alhambra is instantly denied, but the fratman's lawyer says they will file a motion for reconsideration

MOTION TO QUASH. Aegis Juris fratman and suspect John Paul Solano attends a hearing at the Manila RTC Branch 53 on October 25, 2017, on his motion to quash the search warrant on the fraternity library. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Second petition vs TokHang filed at SC

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The petition is filed on behalf of residents of 26 barangays in San Andres, Manila, including the families of 35 residents killed in police operations in the area

WAR ON DRUGS. A drug-related killing in Metro Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Trash all evidence pulled from Aegis Juris library – Solano camp

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:59 AM

John Paul Solano's lawyers find at least 3 irregularities in the search conducted by Manila police of the Aegis Juris frat house-library

FACING THE MUSIC. John Paul Solano's legal team arrives at the Department of Justice. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Murder complaints filed vs Manila cops over EJKs

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Complaints of planting of evidence, gross misconduct, grave abuse of authority, gross oppression, and conduct unbecoming of a public officer are also filed against the police officers

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints against Manila cops for the death of his son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

Solano released by Manila police

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

John Paul Solano’s release is not a ticket to freedom. He has yet to undergo preliminary investigation to ascertain the charges to be pressed against him.

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, a principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Solano stays with Manila police one night more

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

John Paul Solano stays longer with the Manila Police District (MPD) after the DOJ release order was delayed in delivery

LONGER WAIT. John Paul Solano kisses his crucifix necklace while waiting for his release. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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Aegis Juris 'ex-brod' surfaces 'to cooperate' with police

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Jason Robiños surfaces at the Manila Police District to clear his name. His lawyer says he cut ties with Aegis Juris in 2015.

SURRENDEREE. Jason Robinos surrenders to the Manila Police District. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DOJ orders release of Castillo hazing suspect John Paul Solano

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:52 PM

'His release does not mean that he is already off the hook or the case against him is dismissed,' says Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District headquarters, Manila. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Solano set for release? MPD will appeal to keep him confined

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Manila police chief Joel Coronel says they will file a motion for reconsideration if ever the Department of Justice orders the release of John Paul Solano

SUSPECT. MPD chief Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel with suspect John Paul Solano (right) at the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson on September 22, 2017. Photo from the official Twitter page of the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson

Suspect in Horacio Castillo III killing surrenders

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) John Paul Solano, the primary suspect in the case, surrenders to Senator Panfilo Lacson

SUSPECT. John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III, undergoes booking procedures at the Manila Police District headquarters on September 22, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DOJ offers protection to witnesses in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:48 AM

'They have nothing to fear from us. They should fear more the ones hiding them or the ones advising them not to come out. They can be dangerous people,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

Some CCTV cams near Aegis Juris frat house destroyed

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The Manila Police District says they are checking if the CCTV cameras were intentionally destroyed

PRINCIPAL SUSPECT. John Paul Solano, the person who claimed to have brought to the hospital hazing victim Horacio Castillo III who is now a principal suspect in the killing, when he appeared at the MPD on September 17. PHOTO courtesy of Manila Police District

3 suspects tagged in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Among the suspects is John Paul Solano, the supposed good Samaritan who brought the law student to the hospital

Another dead cop, another unsolved killing

Aug 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

His death marred the morning PO2 Peniano decided to bring his daughter to school on his motorcycle

Resorts World gunman possible suspect in BMW killings – MPD

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED The Manila Police District homicide chief confirms Jessie Carlos is the only person of interest after running tests on evidence found in the crashed BMW

JESSIE CARLOS. Photo of Resorts World Manila attack suspect Jessie Carlos who turns out to be a former government tax specialist who faced an ill-gotten wealth case for increases in his assets. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Manila police ordered to double security around Malacañang

May 24, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Manila Police District says it is on full alert to prevent the clashes in Marawi City from spilling over to the nation s capital

PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte is shown here at Malacañang Palace on March 31, 2017. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Malacañang file photo

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

2 dead, 6 injured in twin Quiapo blasts

May 06, 2017 - 8:09 PM

6TH UPDATE The blasts take place a week after an explosion in the area hurt 14 people

QUIAPO BLAST. An explosion rocks Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017.  Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

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

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

FACT CHECK: Is Manila cop who overran protesters back in service?

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Contrary to a post shared by anti administration accounts MPD chief Joel Coronel says PO3 Franklin Kho is still undergoing administrative investigation

EMBASSY CLASH. A police vehicle driven by PO3 Franklin Kho rammed through protesters in front of the US Embassy. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP: No reason for Manila police to ram through protesters

Oct 20, 2016 - 3:39 PM

But Metro Manila’s top cop says it would be wrong to label it as an instance of ‘police brutality’

'NOT BRUTALITY.' Philippine police and protesters clash right outside the US Embassy. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Dela Rosa: 'Can't point fingers without investigation'

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Ayaw na ayaw ko na may nasasaktan na Pilipino But I cannot let emotions get the best of me says the chief of the PNP

POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH. Members of Sandugo try to force their way trough the police barricade at the front of US Embassy. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler`

CIDG to probe 'violent confrontation' of Manila cops, protesters

Oct 19, 2016 - 11:25 PM

The PNP s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is tasked to probe a violent clash between Manila police and protesters in front of the US Embassy

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Police van runs over protesters; PNP orders probe

Oct 19, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde NCRPO chief insists they re not at fault

Indigenous People protesting in front of the US Embassy were rammed over by a police patrol vehicle. Photo by Rob Reyes

The Drug War: Legendary

Oct 10, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Ask the police chief of Santa Ana what he thinks of his new president He will give you one answer

IN PHOTOS: Police take war on drugs to Happyland

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:45 PM

As the war on drugs continues dozens of men are rounded up in a police operation in the city of Manila Some of them tell Rappler however that they have nothing to do with drugs

One Time Big Time Operations on Illegal Drugs conducted by Raxabago-Tondo police station 1 in Gawad Kalinga Compound in Happyland, Barangay 105 Tondo, Manila on September 24, 2016.

STAKEOUT: Sumisikip na ang mundo ng mga pulis na 'ninja'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Ang mga pulis na ninja ay sinasabing yumayaman dahil sa pagbebenta nila ng mga shabu na nakukumpiska nila sa mga raid

Police to launch manhunt vs Manila road rage suspect

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:05 PM

The Manila Police District says it will give Vhon Martin Tanto the suspected gunman in a road rage incident in Manila until Wednesday afternoon to surrender

ROAD RAGE. The Manila Police District says it will launch a manhunt for Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect of a road rage incident in Manila, if he does not surrender. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Drug killings: 20 pushers killed in anti-drug operations in Manila

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The Manila Police District says the crime rate in the national capital has been declining over the last 6 months

Manila police tailing 82 drug pushers

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada orders police to go all out and rid the city of illegal drugs

WAR VS DRUGS. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada is backing the Manila police's pursuit of suspected drug users in the city. File photo by Rappler