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16 foreigners arrested for 'partying' in Makati bar

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Police say they caught 15 Cameroonians and 1 Nigerian violating social distancing rules and drinking beer at a bar

RAID. Police raided the Evolution bar in Makati following complaints from the establishment's neighbors. Photo from Makati police

IN PHOTOS: Makati police raid illegal COVID-19 clinic, arrest 2 fake doctors

May 27, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Cops say there were 4 patients in the illicit infirmary

Two Chinese "doctors," who were allegedly running an unregistered cling being used as a COVID-19 treatment facility, were arrested in Makati City on Tuesday night. Photo courtesy of Makati Police

Gamboa: Police officer's use of force necessary vs 'bulky' Makati resident

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'It is very clear that enough force was applied,' says Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa on the Dasmariñas Village incident

ARREST. Makati policeman Roland Von Madron attempts to arrest Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra on April 26,2020. Rappler screenshot

Police file complaint vs Makati resident for resisting arrest, cursing cops

Apr 28, 2020 - 12:31 PM

Makati police accuse Javier Salvador Parra of unjust vexation, direct assault, and disobedience to authority, and not wearing a face mask

ARREST. Senior Master Sergeant Roland Von Madrona attempts to arrest Javier Salvador Parra in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City. Rappler screenshot

Makati man went berserk, cursed police – PNP

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Javier Salvador Parra says he intends to file a criminal case against Makati police as his lawyer studies it

ASSAULTED. Javier Salvador Parra gets a check up after he was tackled by a Makati cop to the ground in an attempt to arrest him on Sunday, April 26. Photo courtesy of Parra

LGBTQ+ groups hit Oplan X-Men’s ‘targeted harassment’ against transgender women

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces

2 Makati cops fired over alleged ‘transgender profiling’

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) Makati City police chief Rogelio Simon confirms that Patrolman Timmy Paez and Police Corporal Juliel Atal are relieved from their posts

Makati police bust another prostitution front

Feb 07, 2020 - 5:31 PM

This is the third raid in 5 months of a Makati Hotel being used for criminal activities

26 women, mostly foreigners, rescued from alleged prostitution den in Makati. Photo by Makati Police

Makati gov’t shutters KTV bar used as prostitution den

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:16 PM

This follows a raid on Friday in which the bar’s Taiwanese owners and Chinese customers were arrested, and 13 Filipina workers rescued

SHUTDOWN. Makati closes down a KTV bar for doubling as a prostitution den. Photo from the Makati Office of the City Information and Community Relations Department

Police arrest 16 foreigners in raid of hotel penthouse used for prostitution

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:19 PM

The Makati police roundup two Taiwanese, who own the KTV bar, and 14 Chinese nationals, who were customers

Photo from Makati Police

Husband of kidnapped Chinese woman claims she is back home

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:12 AM

But Makati Police Investigation Unit chief Major Gideon Ines Jr says they have yet to verify whether Zhou Mei, a POGO employee, is already back home

Zhou Mei's photo courtesy of Makati Police

Chinese abducting POGO workers ‘fairly common’ – Makati investigator

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:10 PM

There is an average of one incident a month, says Makati Police Investigation Unit chief Major Gideon Ines Jr

ABDUCTION. A screengrab of the kidnapping on December 9, along Paseo de Roxas in Makati. Screengrab from Riders Fact/Facebook

Chinese woman kidnapped in Makati is POGO employee – police

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) The victim has been identified as Zhou Mei, 28, after her relatives come to the Makati Police to report the incident

Zhou Mei's photo courtesy of Makati Police

Makati police confirm kidnapping along Paseo de Roxas

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:53 AM

Makati police investigations chief Major Gideon Ines says they are now conducting follow-up operations to trace the suspects

ABDUCTION. A screengrab of the kidnapping on December 9, along Paseo de Roxas in Makati. Screengrab from Riders Fact/Facebook

Makati police foil kidnap attempt on Chinese gaming employee

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Among the suspects is Zhaochun Chen of China, who tried to bribe the responding cops with P100,000 cash

Motorcycle-riding cop dies after being struck by cargo truck in Pasay City

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Makati policeman Francis Ecalner is hit by a truck while cruising along South Superhighway

RESPONDERS. Members of the Lifeline Ambulance Rescue bring Patrolman Francis Ecalner. Contributed photo

Construction worker admits raping, strangling 1-year-old boy in Makati

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Police discover the lifeless body of the child on the 34th floor of an abandoned building

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'French Spiderman' Alain Robert freed on P3,000 bail

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Robert is free for now after posting bail for an alarm and scandal case, but police say they are filing other cases against him

FREE FOR NOW. Alain Robert, alias French Spiderman, pays the P3,000 bail for his temporary release. Photo from Makati police

Makati police arrest 12 in drug den raid

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The raiding team also apprehend around P200,000 worth of shabu

SUSPECTS. The suspects in the raid in Makati City Monday night. Photo from Makati police

Makati cops catch gang of suspected pickpockets in EDSA bus

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:01 PM

4 rookie policemen stationed in Buendia arrest 5 suspected pickpockets

SUSPECTS. The Makati police apprehended these 5 men who were accused of stealing cellphones in a bus. Photo courtesy of Makati police

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Dec 26, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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Woman gives birth along Makati street on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Police say 3 cops assisted the woman as she went into labor

PNP awards medals to Makati police for Time in Manila bar raids

Aug 20, 2018 - 10:47 AM

The award is given to cops who accomplish 'a single act of heroism or series of heroic acts'

AWARDED. Makati city police officials attend the Camp Crame flag ceremony on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

CHR probes arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The commission says it is 'deeply alarmed' by the arrest of the 3 lawyers 'who were only fulfilling their obligation as counsels of their client'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

'Lawyers now targets of drug war'

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'Maybe it is only ironic that the mastermind of this breakdown in the rule of law, where even lawyers are no longer safe, is a lawyer himself,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte

TARGETS? Senator Leila de Lima is surrounded by a platoon of cops as she attends her drug trade hearing at the Muntinlupa RTC. File photo by the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

RELEASED. The 3 lawyers arrested at a Makati City bar raid are let go by cops after they secured a release order. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Makati police sue lawyers for ‘constructive possession’ of drugs

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.

Man falls from PBCom Tower in Makati

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

The Makati police identifies the man as Rissan Alarosa, an employee of the Megacity General Construction and Development Corporation

The body of Rissan Alarosa lies on the pavement in front of the PBCom Tower in Makati on December 27, 2017. Photo from Twitter user Grace Glory Ornido

'Walang nanlaban': None killed in Makati drug raid

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:48 PM

While no one is killed 84 people are captured in the one time big time operation against drug and crime suspects in Makati City

CAPTURED. Some 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'I'm no liar' Aguirre stands by ambush claim

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre provides photos to counter the denial of the Makati Police of his claim that the wife of an inmate who testified against Senator Leila de Lima was ambushed last week

Makati bomb scare turns out to be false alarm

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:58 PM

An explosion is heard in Makati City after police detonated a package that turned out to be a bag of assorted tools

FINANCIAL DISTRICT: File photo of the Makati City skyline. AFP Photo/Noel Celis

Makati police: No delay in filing of case vs hazing suspects

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

More or less 13 to 14 suspects are believed to be behind the hazing incident that killed a college student and injured 3 others

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Makati police confirm Tau Gamma Phi hazing site

Jul 02, 2014 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED Authorities say that the caretaker of the boarding house where the hazing ritual was held is not yet considered a suspect

BOARDING HOUSE. Police confirm this boarding house in Barangay Palanan in Makati is where the June 28 hazing ritual was conducted. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Makati police arrest 4 anti-WEF protesters

May 22, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares urges President Aquino to stop deluding himself and the people

ANTI-WEF. A anti-World Economic forum (WEF) protester shouts slogans next a phalanx of anti-riot policemen during a protest at the venue of the forum in the financial district of Manila on May 22, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pimentel to probe Binays' 'Dasmagate'

Feb 12, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Pimentel says Makati police committed a serious breach of the rights of the security guards in inviting them for questioning

Taguig police keeps jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Sep 03, 2013 - 7:51 PM

Metro Manila Police Chief Supt Marcelo Garbo Jr says Fort Bonifacio will still be under Taguig pending the court s decision on the boundary dispute with Makati