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Cops in bloody Negros Oriental operations took victims' money – relatives

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The families of the victims claim the cops executed their kin even after they yielded to authorities. They also note other irregularities in the raids.

BULLET HOLES. Leonora Avelino shows the bullet holes in their bed where her husband Ismael was shot to death during the police operation in their home in Canlaon City on March 30, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Christian group condemns bloody police ops in Negros Oriental

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:51 PM

'Respecting the rights of the people, even if they are suspected of misdeeds, is a hallmark of a truly democratic society,' the National Council of Churches in the Philippines says

NCCP. Image from the About Us page of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines at https://nccphilippines.org/about-us/

14 killed in police operations in Negros Oriental

Mar 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The operations in Canlaon City and the towns of Manjuyod, Sta Catalina, and Mabinay lead to the arrest of at least 15 people alleged to be NPA supporters

Rappler among finalists of 2018 Osborn Elliott Prize

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Journalist Patricia Evangelista and photographer Carlo Gabuco are lauded for their investigations into police killings published under Rappler's Impunity Series

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Jan 12, 2018 - 8:34 PM

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Forensic evidence backs Tokhang survivor's claim of 'merciless' execution

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights concludes that Efren Morillo’s account 'was consistent with the available evidence'

CRIME SCENE. Details and measurement of the alleged encounter that occurred at the Daa home in Quezon City. The sketch, not drawn to scale, was prepared at 6:30 pm on August 21, 2016 by a QCPD-SOCO team led by PCI Nellson Sta. Maria. Individual suspects are not identified.

The Fifth Man

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.

The red mark

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:16 PM

For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.

This is where they do not die

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend

PNP probes death of man from 'self-inflicted' injuries while in cops' custody

Oct 07, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Police say Eduardo Serino Sr banged his head against the wall of the Zamboanga City police station, and sustained 'fatal injuries' when an iron flower vase he supposedly pushed towards cops fell on him instead

ARREST. Eduardo Serino Sr. during his arrest by Zamboanga City police at RT Lim Boulevard. Photo courtesy of Rosherl Taburnal Lumpapac.

Urban poor communities file case against police drug operations

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Rise in deaths in police operations 'normal' – Dela Rosa

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:33 PM

May namatay dahil lumaban I don t think dapat ikakaalarma iyan says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

'NORMAL'. PNP chief Dela Rosa says the deaths are normal because suspects fought back. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

9 killed in Ozamiz City police operation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:07 PM

3rd UPDATE Region 10 Police Spokesperson Superintendent Lemuel Gonda says 6 were arrested in the operation including a policeman

Kung saan nagsimula ang digmaan kontra-droga

May 02, 2017 - 7:03 PM

EXKLUSIBO: Kilala ng mga kaanak ng mga natokhang kung sino ang bumaril sa mga anak nila – at nakahanda silang pangalanan siya

Lawyers' group asks SC to issue new rules for EJKs

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:11 AM

An extrajudicial killing is an outright breach of law And regardless of the fact that the suspect may have fought the police it is not for the police to write off the crime and proclaim that the killing was justified CenterLaw tells the Supreme Court

DRUG WAR. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Where the drug war began

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:35 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Families of the Philippine drug war's dead claim they know the man who shot their children – and they're willing to speak his name

Pampanga cops sacked for extorting money from Koreans

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:38 PM

2ND UPDATE The incident happened on December 30 2016 but only reaches police authorities this month – around the same time when news broke out about the kidnap murder case of businessman Jee Ick Joo

KOREANS' SAFETY. Angeles City Police has Korean Security Task Force Committee stationed in this satellite office of Police Station 4. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Impunity: The Night Before Christmas

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Christmas is for family, even when Papa is in a coffin and Mama disappears

Impunity: The Church of the Resistance

Dec 25, 2016 - 9:40 PM

At the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help the brutality of extrajudicial killings becomes the image of Christmas

Epicenters of fatalities in drug war: Metro Manila, Cebu top list

Dec 19, 2016 - 4:54 PM

There are troubling reports that policemen are involved in these killings The PNP needs to shore up its reputation by more vigorously investigating these allegations

Impunity: In the Name of the Father

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Rodrigo Duterte said Let there be blood and there was blood

Impunity: Murder as Meme

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Welcome to Manila where torture is a joke and murder is a hashtag

Impunity: Let Them Sleep

Nov 17, 2016 - 4:57 PM

After 16 days of waiting Jerico and Angel executed side by side in Quezon City are finally laid to rest

Impunity: Jerico's Angel

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:59 PM

His killers tossed a sign on his chest that said he was a drug dealer His friends ripped the sign away Drugs they say have become an excuse for murder

Impunity: A Halloween Massacre

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:14 PM

On the eve of the day of the dead five people were executed by men who decided they did not deserve to live

The Drug War: Monday

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Fifteen weeks after the declaration of a war on drugs at least 12 people are killed between dusk and dawn one Monday in October

Why was CIDG excluded from 2014 Bilibid raid?

Sep 21, 2016 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED Police Director Benjamin Magalong says the PNP s CIDG was left out in the December 2014 Bilibid raid even if they suggested the operation in the first place

Deputy Chief for Operations of the PNP Benjamin Magalong testify before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016 as it resumes its inquiry into the alleged drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.

[WATCH] War on drugs: 'Nanlaban'

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:32 PM

We witnessed part of police operations from a distance and this is what we saw

PNP suspends operations vs NPA until New Year

Dec 24, 2015 - 3:15 PM

But the police will still continue to conduct active defensive measures such as security patrols to protect all PNP camps stations and vital installations

Philippine police officers salute as they stand at attention during a gathering at the Philippine National Police headquarters in suburban Manila on September 7, 2011. An April 1, 2005 US embassy cable leaked to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks described the Filipino police force to be as corrupt as Chicago cops in the Al Capone era, and accused them of routinely torturing or murdering criminal suspects, as well as planting evidence against them. Philippine President Benigno Aquino responded on September 5 saying the United States needs to get better sources of information after another leaked US secret cable described him as "diffident and unassertive". Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Over 1,000 arrested in organized crime swoop: Europol

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Operation Archimedes was the single largest coordinated assault an organized crime in Europe says Europol s chief

EUROPOL. Director of Europol Rob Wainwright speaks during the press conference at Europol headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 December 2011. File photo by Jerry Lampen/EPA

PNoy to PNP: Unite, prioritize the people

Aug 13, 2013 - 1:16 PM

President Aquino calls for an end to individualistic efforts in the police