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‘Reclaim Bilibid from drug lords’

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MAN-TO-MAN GUARDING    NBI agents provide a human shield for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (center), as she leads the second inspection of New Bilibid Prison on Thursday.  The Justice chief ordered the demolition of the luxurious quarters of drug lords and gang members at the maximum security compound after an initial inspection on Monday uncovered drugs, sex toys and assorted contraband in cells renovated into luxe quarters. RAFFY LERMA

This was the order from President Benigno Aquino III following the discovery of firearms and high-end equipment and appliances in the luxurious detention cells of convicted drug criminals during a surprise raid on the facility on Monday, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Callboy-led robbery gang preying on gays busted in Valenzuela

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A 17-year-old callboy who headed a robbery gang that preyed on gay men was arrested with two cohorts on Wednesday morning after they killed a 44-year-old and fled with his valuables.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

New Bilibid Prison rival gangs agree on ceasefire

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Rival gangs at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) agreed on a ceasefire on Tuesday after three stabbing incidents on Monday left two inmates dead and a third wounded.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gun-for-hire gang busted in Batangas

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MASS GRAVE IN BATANGAS  Workers dig a site in Sitio Loob Lumbang Calzada in Calaca, Batangas province, where victims of a gun-for-hire syndicate are believed buried. The syndicate is said to do hit jobs for land buyers and politicians.  RICHARD A. REYES

The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday raided eight houses in Batangas believed to be the safehouses of a gun-for-hire gang doing hits for land buyers and politicians. Seven people were arrested, including a policeman.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Some victims prefer bullets to food to protect families

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A Filipino man walks inside a mall that has been flooded and allegedly looted after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Some victims of Yolanda are asking for bullets instead of food or water from authorities to protect themselves from a newly organized armed gang.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Some victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” are asking for bullets instead of food or water from authorities to protect themselves from a newly organized armed gang.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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