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Rappler's latest stories on looting


Joke again? Lost in translation? Duterte says he 'ordered' Loot ambush

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says enough leeway should be given to a 'Bisaya President' who 'misspeaks the Filipino language'

AMBUSHED. Ex-Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

Ex-Cebu town mayor Loot convicted of malversation

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Former Daanbantayan mayor Maria Luisa Loot is convicted of malversion related to a P500,000 loan she approved during her term as mayor in 2007

GRAFT. Former Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Ma. Luisa Loot is convicted ofmalversation for an irregular loan grant.

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

Ombudsman for Calida, or expanded powers as SolGen?

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Rumors about Calida as a top pick for Ombudsman when Conchita Carpio-Morales retires in July have not abated. His sly responses when asked about it are also telling.

Solicitor General Jose Calida with VACC Dante Jimenez and Atty. Eligio Mallari files Quo Warranto before the Supreme Court in Manila on March 5 questioning the validity of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment.Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Microtransactions are the dark side of modern video games

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:45 PM

If video games adopt microtransaction systems at the expense of the fun and general escapism that video games have always provided us, then count me out

Marawi residents return to looted homes

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Civic leader Drieza Lininding says government should acknowledge the massive looting that took place in Marawi City

AFTERMATH. A house in Marawi City after looting. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gov't to 'apply full force of law' on soldiers guilty of looting in Marawi

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also says the government has to pay 'reparation to the owners of looted houses' if soldiers were behind the crime

CABINET MEETING PRESENTATION. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana presented in last week's Cabinet meeting the benefits of joint activities between the Philippine and US militaries. Rappler file photo

6 soldiers charged for looting in Marawi

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner maintains the military does not tolerate looting and claims it's an isolated incident

BATTLE AREA. The war displaced almost all of Marawi City's 200,000 residents. Rappler photo

Mautes used bank vaults to hide from air strikes

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:44 PM

'Pinagtaguan yun kapag binobomba sila ng fighter jet eh. Alam kasi nilang matibay yung vault,' says former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio

TELL ALL. Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio sits down with reporters to share his story. Rappler photo

Looting, bad weather hamper Caribbean aid efforts

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Officials on the island of Guadeloupe where French aid efforts are being coordinated have suspended boat crossings to the hardest hit territories of St Martin and St Barts

AFTERMATH. A soldier of the French Gendarmerie chases looters as the run past the devastation from hurricane Irma, on the French island of Saint-Martin, near Marigot on September 8, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Will PCGG withdraw Marcos loot cases? 'It depends'

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:29 PM

We will welcome any action or effort that will help us fulfill our mandate says PCGG Acting Chair Munsayac

COMPROMISE. PCGG Acting Chair Reynold Munsayac does not dismiss the possibility of the government backing down on the civil suits it filed before Sandiganbayan to recover Marcos' ill-gotten wealth. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

WATCH: Behind the scenes of the epic 'Game of Thrones' 'loot train attack'

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Showrunners talk about all the things they had to do to make that battle scene happen – including actually burning stuntmen

Photo by Helen Sloan/ HBO

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

May 06, 2017 - 9:07 AM

UPDATED Anger boils over in the western municipality of Rosario de Perija where young protesters burned pulled down and then smashed a statue of former president Hugo Chavez Maduro s late predecessor and mentor

LOOTING. View of damages in a supermarket in Valencia, Carabobo State, on May 5, 2017, the day after anti-government protesters looted stores, set fire to cars and clashed with police, leaving at least five people injured, and one dead after being hit in the head by a projectile. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Court excludes Enrile from 1987 Marcos-Cojuangco loot case

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

This resolution comes 12 years after the appeal by the PCGG

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general

Loot guide: 20 cool stuff we wanted to buy at ESGS

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Check out our list if you re planning to do some early geek friendly Christmas shopping We ve included links to online stores to help you out

Duterte: Suspected drug lord Odicta 'salvaged'

Sep 17, 2016 - 4:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the killing of Melvin Boyet Odicta Sr as he is set to reveal a final list of alleged drug personalities reportedly numbering a thousand

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz

EVIDENCE 'READY.' In this file photo, Quezon City Police District director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (left) accepts the command flag from NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao on July 30, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Loot: 2nd Cebu mayor to lose supervision over local police

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor and former police general Vicente Loot is being investigated for his alleged links to the illegal drugs trade

DE-DEPUTIZED. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, a former police general accused of protecting drug lords, loses his authority to choose a police chief and control over the municipal police station. File photo by Rappler

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Jul 08, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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Cebu mayor linked to drug trade faces DILG

Jul 08, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot says he is waiting for the DILG order on his case to prepare his defense

DILG PROBE. Daanbantayan mayor and former police official Vicente Loot submits himself to an investigation by the DILG over his alleged links to the drug trade. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Cebu town mayor: 'No dealings with drug lords'

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Former police official and now Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot denies links to illegal drugs and says the P70 million assets in his joint SALN are not illegally acquired

NO TIES. Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot arrives in Manila, saying he's willing to submit himself to an investigation to prove he has no ties with alleged drug lords. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Cebu town mayor denies being drug lord protector

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:35 PM

I will be tried by publicity I hope I could be given the chance to clear my name says former PNP director for training service Vicente Loot now mayor of Daanbantayan Cebu

INTRIGUES? Retired police general Vicente Loot, recently elected mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, says rumors about his involvement in the illegal drug trade are intrigues due to his wife's long political career. Photo from PNP Region VI Twitter account

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Jul 05, 2016 - 7:47 PM

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Generals to Duterte: We're not involved in illegal drugs

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:13 PM

3rd UPDATE Two generals previously assigned in Metro Manila say they re willing to undergo lifestyle checks

Incoming Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (L) accepts the command flag from newly installed NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao during the turn over ceremony inside the QCPD headquarters at the Camp Karingal in Quezon City on July 30, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

Jul 05, 2016 - 3:56 PM

7th UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte says he is compelled by his sense of duty to divulge their identities

FIGHT VS DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte drops a bombshell at the Philippine Air Force anniversary in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, on July 5, 2016. Photo by Rey S. Baniquet/Malacanang/PPD

Police arrest 15 in fresh Ferguson protests

Nov 29, 2014 - 3:08 PM

Protests erupt around the United States following the grand jury s decision to indict the white policeman responsible for shooting 18 year old Michael Brown

FERGUSON. Protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, for another day to voice their outcry over the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August. Photo by Larry Smith/ EPA

Looting of historical shipwreck in Subic probed

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Police have filed charges against 5 men caught carrying salvage of vessels from the site of perhaps the largest number of sunken ships since World War II

Fake evacuees looting relief goods arrested

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:39 PM

A government car was among the vehicles allegedly used by looters to bring the relief packs outside the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City

EVACUEES: Typhoon survivors arrive at the Villamor airbase. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Tacloban residents unite to protect each other

Nov 18, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Those who live in V and G subdivision in Tacloban City unite to protect each other and restore order in their community

Post-Yolanda: 'Desolate, abandoned' survivors need order

Nov 14, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Sometimes when people become imbalanced you do crazy things says sociologist and anthropologist Dr Emma Porio

DISORDER. A Filipino store owner aims a pistol and warn looters trying to enter his store in Tacloban, Leyte on 10 November 2013. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Slashed and stabbed as fear rules typhoon-ravaged Philippine city

Nov 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

To restore law and order the government has sent almost 2 000 police soldiers and special forces to patrol and man checkpoints on Leyte island A night time curfew is also in force

LOOTING. Some survivors in Tacloban City employed more aggressive means as they took advantage of a security vacuum there. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

‘Relief to reach 40 Leyte towns Thursday’

Nov 13, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Defense chief Gazmin also gives assurances We re in full control of the security problem in Tacloban even as residents continue to report peace and order breakdown

FULL CONTROL? Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says they've stopped looting on November 11. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Why they won't airdrop relief goods

Nov 13, 2013 - 9:16 PM

It might just complicate the security situation and goods might not reach the target recipients says Air Force spokesperson Colonel Miguel Okol

TRUGGLING. Children pull sacks of goods they recovered from abandoned stores as they go past the rubble of houses in Tacloban city. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

PNP: Restoring order, looking for own men in Leyte

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:13 PM

What s left of the PNP forces are guarding both ends of the two ends of the two kilometer San Juanico Bridge acting as road security for relief efforts

RAMPANT. Looting has become widespread in typhoon-hit Tacloban City after delays in the delivery of relief goods by the national government. EPA file photo by Edwin Malasig

2 NPA rebels killed in Yolanda looting

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:22 PM

Fifteen members of the communist armed group try to stop in Matnog Sorsogon an aid convoy on its way to Tacloban Leyte

RAMPANT. Looting has become widespread in typhoon-hit Tacloban City after delays in the delivery of relief goods by the national government. EPA file photo by Edwin Malasig

PNP warns price freeze violators

Nov 12, 2013 - 4:31 PM

The PNP says ensuring the price freeze is followed is crucial in maintaining peace and order in calamity areas

COPS DEPLOYED. Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima vows law and order in Tacloban by the end of the day after deploying more than 800 personnel to the Visayas. Photo by PNP

PNP vows to restore order in Tacloban by 'end of the day'

Nov 11, 2013 - 3:32 PM

After police personnel in areas hit by Yolanda went missing PNP chief Alan Purisima says they have sent over 800 police officers to restore law and order

COPS DEPLOYED. Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima vows law and order in Tacloban by the end of the day after deploying more than 800 personnel to the Visayas. Photo by PNP

Tormented typhoon victims scour for food

Nov 10, 2013 - 9:20 PM

I am a decent person But if you have not eaten in 3 days you do shameful things to survive says one survivor

DEVASTATION. A Filipino boy stands among the debries of the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Police, military send more forces to Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 10, 2013 - 6:25 PM

They will augment security forces particularly in Tacloban City where looting of goods was reported

LOOTING IN TACLOBAN. Some survivors of the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda were reported to have looted groceries for food and non-food supplies. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Soldiers yet to return looted items to Zambo resident

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Victim Vicente Bebot Guingona uncle of a city councilor says the soldiers could have looted other houses in the combat zone

BURNED: More than 10,000 houses were damaged by fires inside the combat zone. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Soldiers caught looting in Zambo combat zone

Sep 24, 2013 - 7:18 PM

The 3 soldiers could face court martial proceedings

BATTLE ZONE: Another fire inside the battle zone on the 16th day of the Zamboanga City Crisis. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Mommy bonding, appreciation at Mompreneur Awards

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:16 PM

The Mompreneur Awards celebrate motherhood and business enterprise

MOMMY GET-TOGETHER. The author [far right] with other moms at the Mompreneur Awards. Photo courtesy of Michelle Ressa-Aventajado

PNP moves to stop looting; 200 cops lose homes

Dec 10, 2012 - 2:14 PM

The Philippine National Police moves to stop looting in areas devastated by Typhoon Pablo

'Pablo' survivors loot shops

Dec 08, 2012 - 11:31 AM

The food distribution took so long that citizens broke into any building left standing in search of something to eat

ANOTHER 'PABLO' TRAGEDY. Google Maps image of Cateel, Davao Oriental