Ruben Taguba - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ruben Taguba


Taguba begs court for NBI detention, says 'official' wants him dead

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mark Taguba's father is willing to testify in court that a 'government official' his son had named during the Senate hearings on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment wants his son killed

NBI DETENTION. Customs fixer Mark Taguba has filed a very urgent motion for reconsideration before a Manila court for continued detention at the NBI, citing threats to his life. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Special stop orders' under Faeldon used for 'doble tara' – Lacson

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the scheme is among the 'mysteries' under former Customs chief Faeldon's administration

'DOBLE TARA.' Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the issuance of special stop orders during the stint of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Photo from Senate PRIB

Gordon says Senate removed Taguba security because it's expensive

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also admits not consulting other members with his decision saying they were already in a rush

Taguba changes tune: Paolo, Mans not part of BOC corruption

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Customs broker and fixer Taguba is being pressured but says text messages clearly identify Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon rejects motion to invite Duterte's son, son-in-law to smuggling probe

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says he is not out to protect President Rodrigo Duterte but he is only after the truth in the P6 4 million shabu shipment from China

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/

Trillanes calls for Senate probe into BOC corruption after exposé

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says an inquiry is needed to finally carry out reforms in the scandal plagued Bureau of Customs

Koko Pimentel says no evidence vs Paolo Duterte on smuggling

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:22 PM

On allegations he is shielding the President he says: I am personally not hurt because I m not doing that I am a party mate of the President I am the follower of the President but we will follow the evidence

Photo by Senate PRIB

Faeldon explains failure to address BOC corruption in first year

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon tells the Senate blue ribbon committee that he was all alone in his agency until people he recommended to key posts assumed office

CORRUPT? Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon denies ever receiving money in the BOC. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

TIMELINE: How P6.4-B worth of shabu was smuggled into PH from China

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Government agents seize the contraband in a warehouse in Valenzuela City 3 days after it left the Manila International Container Port

Customs broker pinpoints alleged corrupt officials at House hearing

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:47 PM

UPDATED As requested by a congressman a visibly nervous customs broker Mark Ruben Taguba walks around the room and identifies at least 5 BOC officials present

WITNESS. Mark Taguba, the Customs brother who is spilling the beans on alleged corruption in the bureau, testifies during an earlier Senate hearing. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Customs exec, others in drug shipment mess on Immigration lookout

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Alleged drug shipper Richard Tan is also on the Immigration lookout bulletin

SHABU SHIPMENT. Personalities involved in the P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China are put on the Immigration Lookout. File photo by BOC

Senate takes custody of customs broker linked to shabu shipment

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says it is necessary to give Mark Ruben Taguba security after the latter tags officials in an executive session

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon seeks hold departure order vs shipper of P6.4-B shabu from China

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:55 PM

A certain Richard Chen or Richard Tan a Taiwanese national allegedly ordered the shipping of 604 kilos of shabu from China to Manila

File photo by BOC