Rappler's latest stories on Tondo
'What really struck me about visiting Happyland is that life there goes on'
'Hindi po kami namamalimos sa gobyerno. Marunong kaming mag-hanapbuhay. Pero ngayon nawala sa amin yun. Paano na kami, paano na ang pamilya namin?' asks community leader Bernadette Sabalza
(UPDATED) The ‘hard lockdown’ will be from Sunday to Tuesday, May 3-5
The deadly coronavirus pandemic looms over hundreds of millions packed into Asia's massive slums, where staying clean is nearly impossible and people have to leave their homes daily to survive
PBA legend Robert Jaworski spearheads the Barangay Ginebra Shoebox of Malasakit gift-giving activity at the Better World community
Police secure search warrants in the raids in Bacolod City, and Paco and Tondo in Manila from QC RTC Branch 89 Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert
The lucky wager is cast in a stall in Manuguit, Tondo
The Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Coco Martin of ‘Ang Probinsiyano,’ and the Itchyworms are in attendance
(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider
In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service – but how can their small victories be celebrated outside their bubble?
His victims say they got suspicious with the fake cleric when they saw him slipping the cash donations he received between the pages of the Bible he carried
For some LGBT leaders in Tondo, public service is the only way to gain acceptance and respect
Let’s stop seeing kids as potential criminals, and instead help them to discover their potentials
In the conclusion of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, a self-confessed vigilante says Police Superintendent Robert Domingo is just 'a tool for Tondo' and that someone higher is involved
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
In the 6th of 7 stories part of the Murder in Manila series, allegations of a supposed vigilante group in Barangay 105 in Tondo raises little concern from its chairperson
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
In part 5 of the Murder in Manila series, self-confessed vigilantes from the Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2 explain their methods of murder
The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
In part 4 of the Murder in Manila series, the Confederate Sentinels Group director tells Rappler it was the police who recruited members of the alleged vigilante group in Tondo
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
In part 3 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, sources tell Rappler that at least two suspects were killed by the police-backed Confederate Sentinels Group Tondo Chapter 2
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
In Part 2 of the 7-part Murder in Manila series, at least 9 sources tell Rappler that the police actively supported the work of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG) Tondo Chapter 2
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
EXCLUSIVE: In the first part of the series 'Some People Need Killing,' a self-confessed vigilante tells Rappler that it was impossible for local police not to know about the killings
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Inside this house, the police say a 19-year-old victim was hogtied and denied food and water almost 3 days
Officials of the barangay, the smallest government unit in the Philippines, are at the forefront of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives since mid-2016. Barangay officials have the power to decide on who lives, who survives; whether to submit to orders, to resist or to adapt.
Because too much blood has spilled in the streets of Tondo, voters want new barangay leaders who can make positive change in their community
Police Officer 2 Omar Malinao surrendered to Manila police days after the death of 13-year-old Aldrinne Pineda, but claimed it was an accidental shooting
In the homily during the mass for Aldrinne Pineda, Father Albert Alejo says to his mother Michelle, 'I hope you do not blame yourself for this. You did not lack as a parent. There is someone accountable for this crime.'
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
Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April
Mula sa isang balkonahe, binasbasan ng mga pari ang samu't saring imahen ng Santo Niño na bitbit ng mga deboto
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Assailants riding a motorcycle kill Barangay 20 Captain Arnel Parce
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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
The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist in whatever way witnesses of alleged summary killings
EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya
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
The PNP chief admits the hidden jail cell was wrong and says he only defended Manila cops from allegations of corruption and abuse
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he wants an investigation to clear all doubts that the PNP condones executions by its own men
The two senators react to Rappler s exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug related summary executions in Tondo Manila
The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated
These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal says the international watchdog