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Tensions linger as HK protesters mark 'triad' attack at metro station

Aug 21, 2019 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) Some protesters put on hard hats and gas masks, while others spray fire extinguishers and pour detergent, beer, and oil on the concourse to impede entry by the police who have massed outside

SIT-IN PROTEST. Protesters cover their eyes as they take part in a silent rally at Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong on August 21, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kongers defy police ban with mass 'anti-triad' rally

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:06 PM

(UPDATED) Public anger has been raging since last Sunday, July 14, when a gang of men in white t-shirts, armed with poles and batons, set upon anti-government protesters and bystanders

MORE TO COME. Protesters hold placards as they rally against a controversial extradition bill in the arrivals hall of the international airport in Hong Kong on July 26, 2019. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China says it will 'not tolerate foreign forces' in Hong Kong

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:26 AM

The savage beating of the Hong Kong protesters by a mob of suspected gangsters on Sunday deepens fears about the use of shadowy hired muscle to defend China's interests

VIOLENCE. This screenshot from video recorded on July 21, 2019 and released by Hong Kong lawmaker Lam Cheuk Ting shows a mob of men in white T-shirts clashing with pro-democracy protesters on the platform of Yuen Long station in Hong Kong. Handout/Hong Kong lawmaker Lam Cheuk Ting/AFP

'Triad' attack on Hong Kong protesters sparks anger

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Men in white shirts are filmed leaving the scene in cars with Chinese mainland number plates

This frame grab taken from video recorded by Hong Kong broadcaster Now TV on July 21, 2019 and released to AFP on July 22 shows former sportscaster for local television TVB, Ryan Lau Chun Kong, bleeding after a mob of suspected triad gangsters attacked pro-democracy protesters returning from a demonstration earlier in the day, at Yuen Long train station in Hong Kong. Anger soared in Hong Kong on July 22 over the vicious assault against pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, in a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil plaguing the Chinese city. Handout / NOW TV / AFP

Duterte claims Abu Sayyaf has Bamboo triad 'franchise'

Sep 29, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte describes the notorious Taiwan-based Bamboo gang as a 'Chinese triad'

PTV INTERVIEW. President Rodrigo Duterte faces Erwin Tulfo in an interview for the PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang.' Malacañang file photo

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Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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Taiwan denies Duterte claim it is a source of drugs

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'Taiwan has never been the source of illegal drugs entering the Philippines,' says the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)

DRUG TRADE. President Rodrigo Duterte, in a speech at the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice, says the Bamboo and 14K triads 'have taken over' the drug trade in the Philippines. Malacañang photo

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Sep 27, 2017 - 12:20 PM

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Duterte absolves China, blames Taiwan 'triad' for drugs

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:12 PM

'The Philippines today is a client state of the Bamboo triad,' President Rodrigo Duterte says, claiming the Taiwanese gang has 'taken over' the operations of the Chinese

Robin Padilla claims dragon tattoo is reason he couldn't leave the country

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The actor says he is not afraid should the Senate ask him to appear at a hearing

Duterte shows rose tattoo amid calls to see Paolo's

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte does not confirm nor deny a claim by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that the Philippine leader s son Paolo has the Chinese triad tattoo

DUTERTE'S TATTOO. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his tattoo as the public demands to see if his son Paolo has a 'triad' tattoo. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 8, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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

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Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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'The boy with the drogang tattoo': Netizens share Paolo Duterte memes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Twitter users speculate over the alleged ink Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has on his back

'Ano kami, uto-uto?' Paolo Duterte's lawyer hits Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:39 PM

That s a big insult Why do you have to play his game? says Paolo Duterte s counsel Rainier Madrid in response to the challenge of the opposition senator for the presidential son to bare his tattoo in a Senate inquiry

DUTERTE'S LAWYER. Atty. Rainer Madrid during an ambush interview after the September 7 Senate hearing. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Powerful, dangerous, what are Chinese triads?

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Chinese triads started with extortion before branching out to more 'lucrative' crimes such as human trafficking, illegal drugs trade, and prostitution, among others

(FILES) This file photo taken 27 December 2006 shows a group of 97 members of a Chinese triad on trial at a gymnasium in Luodi, central China's Hunan province 27 December 2006, in the province's biggest ever criminal trial, where seven gang leaders were sentenced to death while four others received suspended death sentences and the rest with various jail terms. The gang was convicted for robbery, illegal possession of guns, drug trading, gambling, extortion and blackmailing activities and had bullied local residents with violent attacks. CHINA OUT GETTY OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / AFP

Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

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

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

Duterte to Peter Lim: Go to NBI to prove you're not a drug lord

Jul 16, 2016 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED Cebuano businessman Peter Lim asks President Duterte to help clear his name of allegations that he is the top drug lord in the Visayas

FINDING 'PETER LIM.' President Duterte speaks with Cebuano-Chinese businessman Peter Lim (in white) who claims he is not the top drug lord with the same name. Photo by Kiwi Bulaclac/PPD