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Illegally sourced. Where did Kerwin Espinosa get all his money and properties? From illegal drugs, says the Court of Appeals. (SunStar File)
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 23:53

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the freezing for six months of the bank accounts and properties of alleged drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, his father the late mayor Rolando Espinosa, common-law wife Hazel Mago, sister Mariel Espinosa and driver Abdul Khan.

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:39

THE Leyte court judge that issued search warrants against slain Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa and Raul Yap is now facing administrative charges, the Supreme Court (SC) spokesperson said Tuesday.

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:04

MANILA (Updated) -- Self-confessed Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa was transferred by authorities late Wednesday night to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) detention facility in Manila.

Espinosa, who was wearing a bullet proof vest, arrived at the NBI detention cell under heavy guards at 11:30 p.m., said Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:31

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not intervene in any investigations against erring members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Malacañang said on Thursday.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the statement following the President's remark that he would not allow police officials involved in the killing of Albuera, Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. to be imprisoned.

MANILA. Police Chief Inspector Leo Laraga (left) and Police Superintendent Marvin Marcos attend the Senate hearing on the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. (Al Padilla/Sunnex)
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:05

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed murder charges against 24 members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) allegedly responsible for the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:21

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday brushed aside the finding of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was a “police rubout.”

Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot. (SunStar file photo)
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:13

FORMER police general and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot denied on Monday that he used to receive payola for protecting self-confessed Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.

Photo grabbed from Senate YouTube video.
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 09:29

THE Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs resumed Monday morning, December 5, its investigation on the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

Ronnie Dayan, the former security aide and driver of Senator Leila de Lima, and alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa are expected to meet in the inquiry.

Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa. (SunStar file photo)
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 19:20

ALBUERA, Leyte -- Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was laid to rest Sunday afternoon, a month after he was killed in a raid at the Baybay City sub-provincial jail.

Thousands of family members, relatives and supporters gathered on Sunday morning hours before the mayor’s burial. The mayor was buried at the town’s public cemetery around 3 p.m. after a mass at the town’s Catholic church.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:57

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Tuesday that he was ordered by a "higher official" to reinstate Superintendent Marvin Marcos of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Eastern Visayas, despite having ordered his relief.

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa and Kerwin Espinosa. (SunStar file photo)
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 17:21

SELF-CONFESSED Eastern Visayas drug trader Kerwin Espinosa clarified Tuesday that he is not backtracking any of his statements against Albuera town police chief Jovie Espinido.

Kerwin Espinosa. (AP file photo)
Mon, 11/28/2016 - 14:42

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Monday that Eastern Visayas drug trader Kerwin Espinosa took back his statements against Albuera, Leyte Police Chief Jovie Espinido.

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:33

AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindanao confirmed Wednesday, November 23, that a Lovely Adam Impal is on their watch list of high value targets and big-time drug personalities in the region.

Impal is the woman tagged by alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa as one of his sources of illegal drugs.

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 00:10

SUSPECTED drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz could have told his story if he was still alive today, according to Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas Director Noli Taliño.

Taliño said Diaz’s testimony could have helped destroy the narcotics trade in the country, as the latter would have divulged the names of police and public officials who protected his operations.

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 13:50

RONNIE Dayan, the supposed bagman of Senator Leila de Lima, said Thursday that he received money from Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa "five times."

"Tumanggap po ako ng pera mula kay Kerwin Espinosa para kay de Lima," Dayan told the congressmen in the continuation of the House inquiry on drug proliferation on Thursday.

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