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Hontiveros wants Senate probe into death of 3-year-old in police operation

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros hopes Senator Ronald dela Rosa, who is expected to chair the committee on public order and dangerous drugs, will be 'fair and judicious' if her resolution is referred to the panel

'JUSTICE FOR MYCA'. Relatives of 3-year-old Myca Ulpina hold a banner calling for justice for the slain child at her funeral procession on July 9, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bulacan drug war: Cops say he fought back, his wife says it was an execution

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:51 PM

EXCLUSIVE: In November 2018, Jerson Sta Rita is identified as a drug suspect and killed by cops during a drug operation on the same day

NANLABAN? Security Guard Jerson Sta Rita is killed by cops in a buy-bust operation in November 2018. Sourced photo

Why do drug war killings persist? 'This is not heaven,' says PNP

Aug 17, 2018 - 12:53 PM

'This is the real world,' says PNP spokesman Benigno Durana

NOT HEAVEN. A SOCO operative unties the masking tape wrap around the hand of the summarily executed man in C4 road. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP: No reason to fear return to ‘chilling’ drug war

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:46 PM

To recall, the early days of Duterte's drug war are marked by almost nightly killings, the dumping of bodies, and suspects slain for 'fighting back'

BACK TO THE BEGINNING? The start of Duterte's anti-narcotics war is marked by killings inspired by his hate for drug suspects. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Drug war: Killings continue, but fewer at police hands

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Did the PNP promise less blood? Yes, and the numbers show it. The question now: Could it be bloodless?

DEATHS REMAIN. Suspects are still found to be fighting back in police operations. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler and Noel Celis/AFP

Gov't asks SC to extend deadline to submit drug war documents

May 16, 2018 - 10:06 AM

A partial submission to the SC includes case folders of 34 drug war deaths out of 3,000, drug watch lists in Sta Ana, Manila, and summaries of administrative cases against policemen

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

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Pimentel on Aguilar, Duterte on Dela Rosa, BSP on Inflation | Midday wRap

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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Drug war, Trump vs Biden, #deletefacebook | Midday wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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War on drugs, martial law in Mindanao, Reuters journalists | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Malacañang Report says over 16,000 homicide cases under investigation

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:44 PM

As of the end of 2017, more than 1 million drug personalities have 'surrendered' and over 118,000 drug suspects have been arrested in the drugs war

HOMICIDE CASES. A cop cordons off a crime scene in Manila on July 15, 2016, or two weeks into the drug war. File phoot by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte warns at least 60 corrupt cops: Leave PNP or else

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'I am starting the purging,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his bid to weed out abusive cops from the police force which he recently ordered back into his drug war

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the during the ceremonial demilitarization of confiscated, surrendered and recovered firearms at the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) Grandstand in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City on December 13, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who continue to serve the country. He then reiterated his vow to provide the best military equipment to the troops while he also assured that he will improve the welfare of the soldiers and their families. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDNETIAL PHOTO

Duterte on NDF, New War on Drugs guidelines, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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PNP in war on drugs, DOTr Usec resigns, North Korean defector | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:34 PM

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Pimentel, Sara Duterte, Odette | Evening wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Dela Rosa to sacked Caloocan cops: 'I am still very proud of you'

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa still believes in the goodness of the former Caloocan City policemen

RETRAINING. 1,157 former cops of Caloocan City on their first day of retraining and reorientation at the NCRPO in Taguig City on October 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Netizens react to 14-year-old boy found dead with 30 stab wounds

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Reynaldo de Guzman is the last seen companion of Carl Arnaiz before the latter was killed on August 18

Jolina, Kian delos Santos, Samsung heir | Evening wRap

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Sereno: Special committee evaluating rules to address extrajudicial killings

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The reforms are stirred by empathy for marginalized Filipinos who feel the justice system is rigged against them says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

WHAT CAN WE DO? Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says on August 24, 2017, that a special committee on human rights is evaluating what can be done so the judiciary can better address extrajudicial killings. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

How Kian delos Santos was killed, according to police

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The Caloocan police s initial investigation report states 17 year old Kian delos Santos fired shots first then was killed after being chased by police

'NANLABAN'. Police claim Kian Delos Santos fired the first shots. Photo from Delos Santos' facebook page

Dela Rosa, Pacquiao, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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Rehab advocates can work with Duterte gov't in 'healing' addicts – priest

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Father Luciano Felloni known for his healing not killing community based rehabilitation program in Caloocan City says that the drug problem is neither a police nor a health issue but a developmental issue

A DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM. Reverend Father Lucanio Felloni says that the drug problem is beyond a health issue.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Senate probe, Minority bloc, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

May 01, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Lock-up cell, Duterte, Le Pen | Midday wRap

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

DRUG WAR. A policeman stands guard as people queue up 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. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen

DESPITE FEAR. Three women who each lost a loved one in a TokHang operation file a murder complaint before the Ombudsman on March 16, 2017 against local cops. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pangilinan, Duterte, McCain | Midday wRap

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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#AnimatED: PNP and the Duterte effect

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:45 AM

President Duterte is weakening the PNP as a law enforcement institution

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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Dela Rosa: ‘Kumpare’ asked me to reinstate CIDG 8 chief Marcos

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:14 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says while a friend made the request he was one who made the final decision to reinstate the controversial cop

NO BLAMING. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says during a press conference at Camp Crame on September 3, 2016, that the PNP is on red alert. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Dela Rosa sacks 24 cops over Espinosa killing

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:45 AM

The announcement comes on the day the Senate opens a probe into the incident

File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

STAKEOUT: Huwag matulog sa pansitan

Aug 26, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Ang pinakamahalagang magiging accomplishment ng isang reporter sa pagsama sa mga ganitong operasyon – mababawasan ang mga drawing na encounter laban sa mga sinasabing suspek na mga adik at tulak ng ilegal na droga

Big stash of shabu ingredient seized in Northern Luzon

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Initial findings of the PNP Crime Laboratory show that the ethyl ether found in the Apayao Cagayan border may be worth P1 9 billion if used in making shabu

SHABU INGREDIENT. Authorities recover 14 gallons of ether, an essential ingredient of shabu, in Sta Marcela, Apayao. If used, this could produce about P1.9 billion worth of shabu. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Negros Occidental gov: Include drug rehab in PhilHealth coverage

Jul 15, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon says providing free rehabilitation to drug users who have surrendered to authorities will help sustain the anti drug campaign

WAR VS DRUGS. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr (center) with Chief Superintendent Conrado Capa (right), director of Police Regional Office-18, and Senior Superintendent William Señoron, acting director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Rappler Talk: PNP chief Dela Rosa on enforcing rule of law

Jul 15, 2016 - 3:06 PM

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Dela Rosa on pushers, Duterte on bilateral talks, Brexit cabinet | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Dela Rosa: Drug syndicates 'killing each other'

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The chief of the Philippine National Police again shakes off allegations of summary killings by policemen in their fight vs drugs

WHY BLAME US? PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa in Cavite. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Mexico army ordered soldiers to kill criminals: NGO

Jul 03, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Human rights group Prodh says Mexican military documents show soldiers were given a standing order to kill criminals just days before the alleged extrajudicial execution of several gang suspects last year

CLASH. Students are detained by police officers as they try to get inside the International Airport to block its access in Mexico City, Mexico, 20 November 2014, during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September. Banner reading 'Mexico Was The State'. Photo by Pablo Salazar Solis / EPA