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PNP chief Gamboa: Laguna helicopter crash an 'accident'

Mar 09, 2020 - 10:49 AM

'I am convinced nobody in his right mind would do that,' says Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa

RUINED. The crash site of the helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials  in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PNP chopper that crashed has no flight recorder

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Ideally, flight recorders—known for their misnomer "black boxes"—contain flight data and the voice recording of the pilots and passengers useful for flight crash investigations

The helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crash in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Video catches takeoff, crash of helicopter carrying PNP chief Gamboa

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:50 PM

A helicopter carrying 8 passengers, including 4 police generals, crashes seconds after take off

TAKEOFF. The photo shows the Bell-429 helicopter carrying top police officials just before it crashed in San Pedro, Laguna. Screenshot from video courtesy of Renald Padrigo Taliga.

Helicopter carrying PNP chief Archie Gamboa crashes in Laguna

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(6th UPDATE) The chopper, which carried 8 passengers including top PNP officials and helicopter crew, gets entangled in a power line. Two are in critical condition.

CHOPPER CRASH. The helicopter carrying PNP chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crashed in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna, on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PNP chief Gamboa overweight too, but ‘acceptable’ by police standards

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:54 AM

The Philippine National Police gives consideration for senior cops, noting that metabolism slows with age

LEADING. PNP chief General Archie Gamboa gathers the Camp Crame reserve corps for the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020. PNP photo.

WATCH: PNP begins weight loss campaign under Gamboa

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Cops need to lose fat before they can get promoted, says Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa

Public Safety Officers Basic Course Class 2020 with overweight/obesity undergo physical fitness test and body mass index evaluation at Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 13, 20120. The course is designed for police officers with highly technical qualifications like lawyers, physician, nurses, pilots, priests. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Feeling 'insulted' by media, Gamboa keeps mum on Espenido

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:54 AM

PNP chief Gamboa says he promised not to answer questions from Rappler again after it broke the story on Lieutenant Colonel Espenido being part of Duterte's drug list

'NO COMMENT.' PNP chief General Archie Gamboa refuses to address the controversy arising from drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido being included in President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Gamboa warns police in Duterte drug list: If you're guilty, better retire now

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:09 PM

Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa says they will not publish the names of the police on the drug list, stressing that they are innocent until proven guilty

WARNING. PNP chief General Archie Gamboa tells cops involved in the illegal drug trade to retire already. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP chief Gamboa sacks senior Central Visayas cops for playing golf on weekdays

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) Police Colonel Dennis Artil, Police Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bad-Ang, and Police Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Mayam are under investigation for grave misconduct, says PNP chief Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

PNP CHIEF'S WARNING. PNP Chief Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa says he would implement his policies with an 'iron fist if necessary.' PNP Photo

New police chief Gamboa eyes PNP Chinese desk

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa also wants to establish exchange programs between the Philippine and Chinese police

FINALLY CHIEF. Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa assumes his post as PNP chief on Monday, January 20. PNP file photo

Who is Archie Gamboa, the next Philippine National Police chief?

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Archie Gamboa is a lawyer, a Davao boy, and a budget man. Can he win back the trust of President Duterte and the public following the 'ninja cops' controversy?

THE INCOMING. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Rappler photo

Archie Gamboa is next PNP chief, says Duterte

Jan 17, 2020 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) Davao cop Archie Francisco Gamboa is the next Philippine National Police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte announces

NEXT PNP CHIEF. Police officer-in-charge Archie Francisco Gamboa is the next PNP chief. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo to Duterte gov't: Drug war data wrong? Numbers came from you

Jan 08, 2020 - 6:35 PM

'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong

NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo holds up a copy of her drug war report as former Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drug co-chair on January 8, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

PNP officer-in-charge Gamboa pledges independence for IAS

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The police's Internal Affairs Service, which is mandated to discipline erring cops, currently needs the approval of the Philippine National Police chief to punish them

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa at the Senate as it interpellates the DILG's 2020 budget on Wednesday, November 20. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

P5-million extortion case sabotages PNP's bid for body cameras

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Three cops involved in the extortion case have been sacked

DELAYED. The procurement of thousands of body cameras is delayed by 3 cops who allegedly extorted from a possible supplier. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Careers up close: The 3 contenders for Duterte’s 3rd PNP chief

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Rappler obtains the personal data sheets of the 3 contenders. Here is what their career histories show.

CONTENDERS. The 3 recommended successors for resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Inside Camp Crame, generals grumble over Gamboa’s revamp

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Police generals are shocked and angered by the abrupt 'revamp' ordered by their officer in charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa. The current top cop believes it's necessary for an organization in crisis.

QUESTIONED. PNP officer-in-charge Archie Gamboa during a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PNP puts key officials on probation

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) All promotions will also be on hold, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

PNP imposes weekday golf ban on cops

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:44 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Philippine National Police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa issues the order as he works on rebuilding public confidence in cops


GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Gamboa: PNP to win back public confidence after Albayalde controversy

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:53 PM

'To some extent, there’s a bit of a loss on credibility on the part of the PNP,' says PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

COMMAND CONFERENCE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa leads the meeting of PNP's top officials on Tuesday, October 15, after police chief General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP Photo

PNP OIC Gamboa to cops: Ignore controversy, do your jobs

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Philippine National Police Officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa addresses the 190,000-strong police force after General Oscar Albayalde resigns early Monday morning

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa in a press briefing after General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP screenshot

Archie Gamboa is PNP officer-in-charge after Albayalde resigns

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:37 AM

Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa is one of the top contenders to replace resigned police chief General Oscar Albayalde

PNP OIC. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: PNP's P435-M Bell helicopter takes off

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The helicopter is set to be used for disaster response, humanitarian deployments, and air support for ground troops

FINALLY FLYING. The PNP gets its BELL helicopter, 3 months earlier than ecpected. Rappler screengrab

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Ronald dela Rosa says he would rather step down sooner than be PNP chief 'indefinitely' so other 'better' generals could take on the position

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler