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Dela Rosa says 'ninja cops' list should be made public

Sep 24, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Ronald dela Rosa vouches for the integrity of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, clearing him of links with cops who recycle drugs seized during operations

NO LINKS. Senator Ronald dela Rosa clears PNP chief Oscar Albayalde from links to 'ninja cops' involved in drug recycling. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Supreme Court acts on complaint against Duterte's narcolist

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The High Court issues a writ of habeas data to Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso who wants the government to strike his name off of its narcolist

Ineffective? 27 of 36 bets in Duterte drug list win in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

In an upset to the Duterte administration, 3 of 4 candidates named in the narcolist win in the 2019 elections

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his consolidated drug list, which comprises of names of government officials. Malacañang file photo

'I will kill you all'

May 04, 2019 - 6:07 PM

At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another

33 mayors in Duterte narco list to be stripped of police powers – DILG

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, the ex-officio chairman of the Napolcom, will move for the removal of police powers of mayors named in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list

DUTERTE LIST. The DILG will move for the removal of police powers of politicians in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PNP to track down man in 'Totoong Narco List' video

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde doubts the claims of the man called 'Bikoy,' saying his video seems 'self-serving' and that having a dragon tattoo doesn't prove anything

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview to reporters inside police headquarters Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Otso Diretso dares Paolo Duterte: Show your tattoo, clear your name

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'Kung talagang walang basehan, 'yon 'yong pinakamadaling gawin,' says Otso Diretso candidate Florin Hilbay on Paolo Duterte showing his tattoo to counter allegations against him

A DARE. Otso Diretso bets challenge former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte to answer the allegations against him head-on. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo: LP has no resources to make video linking Paolo Duterte to drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Robredo says the once-ruling LP does not have the resources to mount what President Rodrigo Duterte tags as 'black propaganda' against his son

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo met with the farmers and fisherfolk in Lingayen, Pangasinan, held at Purok Marcela Resort on Thursday, March 21, 2019. File photo by OVP

Trillanes to Duterte: Face drug allegations vs son squarely

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Kahit bumula pa bibig mo sa galit, babalik at babalik 'yang issue na 'yan sa mukha mo,' Senator Trillanes tells President Duterte as the lawmaker denies involvement in a viral video on the alleged drug links of Paolo Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV renews his challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank secrecy waiver to prove he has no undeclared wealth. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte blames Trillanes, 'yellows’ for viral video linking Paolo to illegal drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:41 AM

'Ang mga yellows ngayon may ginawa na naman propaganda, si Polong drug [lord].…pati ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte won't release list of celebrities into illegal drugs

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Hindi naman sila seeking public office,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that this does not mean celebrities won't get arrested for involvement in narcotics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año. Malacañang Photo

Malacañang dismisses 'Totoong Narco List' video as black propaganda

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:46 PM

(UPDATED) Paolo Duterte calls the allegations in the video an 'invention' and blames a certain 'J.S.' for it

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mayors face admin complaints over lack of anti-drug councils

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of the Interior and Local Government will file similar complaints against 800 more mayors, which include the names of 46 alleged ‘narco-politicians’

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte narco list aims to ‘control’ May elections, say Otso Diretso bets

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

President Duterte is committing ‘abuse of power and discretion which tramples on the rights of every individual to due process,’ says senatorial candidate Gary Alejano

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is against the government's release of another narco list. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte names 8 party mates in new drug list

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:35 AM

(UPDATED) The PDP-Laban says it will ask these candidates to explain. If they do not give a 'satisfactory' statement, they will be expelled from the party.

ALLIES NAMED. President Rodrigo Duterte names 8 party mates in announcing his latest drug list. Malacañang file photo

Duterte releases drug list ahead of 2019 elections

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:59 PM

(4th UPDATE) The drug list is made public in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao City during a meeting with top police and military officials

DRUG LIST OUT. President Rodrigo Duterte authorizes the release of a drug list in Davao City ahead of the 2019 elections. Malacañang file photo

Journalists urged not to aid trial by publicity over narco list

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:54 PM

‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] The problems with the list

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:34 PM

It cannot be denied that the drug list is simply another 'Order of Battle,' which is unlawful

Palace on releasing drug list: Politicians can just file libel if not true

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says releasing the list is part of the 'duty' of the government to inform the voters of who they should vote for

NARCOPOLITICIAN LIST. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte will allow release of list of local officials involved in the drug industy, as he did before. Presidential file photo

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Bets in narco list? Comelec stresses need for due process

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Being on the narco list should not automatically mean disqualification, says Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas

NO DQ YET. File photo of Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas. Photo by Angie de Silva

Cebu town mayor Vicente Loot survives ambush

May 13, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is one of the retired police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade

CONTROVERSIAL MAYOR. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

13 barangay candidates on Baguio Tokhang list

May 11, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Not content with the two barangay candidates in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s list, Baguio decided to look at its own list and found 11 more

'Around 25' BuCor personnel in Duterte drug list – Dela Rosa

May 11, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'Actually meron kaming mga Bucor personnel na kasama don sa drug watchlist ni presidente, so hinahanap natin yung mga tao na 'yan,' says BuCor chief Dela Rosa

NEW BUCOR CHIEF. Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa speaks to Rappler on his plans as Bucor chief. Photo by Angie dela Rosa/Rappler

Masbate barangay officials face complaints over lack of anti-drug councils

May 03, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The officials did not create barangay anti-drug abuse councils, which are required by the Department of the Interior and Local Government

ADMIN COMPLAINTS. DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri (right) swears to an Ombudsman official as he leads the filing of administrative complaints against 10 barangay officials in Masbate for failing to create anti-drugs councils. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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PDEA drug list includes councilor shot dead in 2017

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio has been dead for over a year already and was not part of the local police's drug watchlist

League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'

May 01, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis

'VALIDATED'. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino insists that the drugs list is accurate despite a current lack of evidence to win convictions before courts. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA names hundreds of barangay officials linked to drugs

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The PDEA admits, however, they don't hold enough evidence to prove their public allegations before the courts – at least not yet

PDEA CHIEF. Aaron Aquino led the release of the barangay drug list at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte: 'Not yet time' to name barangay officials in narco list

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:38 PM

This comes after PDEA said it will release the names two weeks before the May 14 barangay elections, and that this has been approved by Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Lisap Bridge Project in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on April 3, 2018, cites that the government could build more bridges like the Lisap Bridge if there is no resistance from armed groups. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PDEA admits cases vs officials in drug list 'not airtight'

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Director General Aaron Aquino says, however, that the PDEA stands by the intelligence the government has gathered

PDEA CHIEF. Aaron Aquino during the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs meeting and press conference on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA to release barangay drug list ahead of May 14 elections

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino says the move has been approved by Malacañang

MAY 14 ELECTIONS. Workers repaint old ballot boxes inside the COMELEC Warehouse in Port Area, Manila on April 12, 2018 as they prepare for the coming SK and barangay polls on May 14. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ex-Lanao del Sur mayor on Duterte’s drug list indicted for non-filing of SALN

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Rasmia Macabago, former mayor of Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur, says she didn't file her SALNs from 2007 to 2010 because she didn't know of any local official who did

INDICTED. The Ombudsman charges Rasmia Macabago for failing to file her assets list during the 3 years she was mayor of Siguran, Lanao del Sur. In this file photo from August 2016, she surrenders to the CIDG Major Crime Investigation Unit at Camp Crame after President Rodrigo Duterte includes her name on the drug list. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte narco list now 6,000 names long and counting – PDEA

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The PDEA and the PNP are currently pushing for the its revalidation, but the President will still decide in the end who stays or gets taken off the infamous drug list

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows the latest list of those suspected of involvement in illegal drugs. Malacanang photo

Duterte to Iloilo Mayor Mabilog: 'You're next'

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also admits he personally ordered the raid that killed Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañan Palace on October 25, 2017, tackles the enormity of the illegal drug problem on the country and how he intends to address the issue. Malacañan Photo

Duterte admits wiretapping narcopoliticians

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:04 PM

'It was a whisper from god I was listening to. So they were all tapped,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Marawi City

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Ozamiz police chief to get ‘special award,’ new assignment after Parojinog raid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido was the chief of police in Albuera Leyte and in Ozamiz City Misamis Occidental when their mayors were killed in the drug war

RECOGNIZED. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinosa is set to receive an award after his work in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[Newspoint] Duterte's own numbers game

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The Duterte presidency is about tricks a numbers game If truth has no value to him only illusions what use do the media and other truth seekers and reporters have?

1 of 3 lawmakers out of Duterte’s narco list – Fariñas

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the remaining two congressmen on the list will be meeting with the heads of PDEA and PNP to further probe into the inclusion of their names

'NO BASIS.' Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says there was no basis for the inclusion of the name of a congressman in the President's drug list. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3rd lawmaker tagged in Duterte drug list – Speaker

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Two lawmakers are from Luzon and the other one is from Mindanao says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NARCO LIST. Three lawmakers have been tagged in President Rodrigo Duterte's list of government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Cagayan town mayor denies family's alleged drug links

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Buguey Mayor Lloyd Antiporda says President Rodrigo Duterte s accusation that they are involved in the drug trade is an absolute lie

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After mayors, Duterte summons governors to discuss drug list

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:34 PM

This is the second time the President will summon local government leaders en masse to discuss the spread of drugs in their communities

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte points to the list containing the names of alleged illegal drug personalities in his speech at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Duterte to mayors on 'final' drug list: Resign or die

Jan 09, 2017 - 6:49 PM

UPDATED Hanapin mo yung pangalan mo diyan mayor Putang ina pag nandiyan pangalan mo may problema ka papatayin kita says the President

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a pile of documents containing names of public officials and police officers involved in the illegal drug trade to members of his Cabinet before the start of the 9th Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/ Presidential Photo

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ex Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his final drug list

Duterte gives final drug list to Pimentel, Alvarez, Sereno

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he also shared the list with new AFP chief General Eduardo Año because he needs the military to help the fractured PNP in the war on drugs

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte goes over a pile of documents containing names of individuals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade during a meeting with some Cabinet members on October 24. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

SC clears 3 judges named in Duterte's drug list

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The SC also slams the premature public announcement of the judges alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade saying it put the judges in danger

CLEARED. The SC clears 3 judges linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Duterte may submit final 'drug list' to NSC next week

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the National Security Council will formulate a plan to protect the next generation from the drug menace

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to submit his 'final' drug list to members of the National Security. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Gordon to call for probe into Espinosa killing

Nov 06, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says he will talk to Senator Ping Lacson about the resumption of investigations on alleged extrajudicial killings

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