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US rifles purchase pushing through – Dela Rosa

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Despite President Duterte s announcement of a cancellation the PNP insists it has his blessing to push through with it

PNP, US TIES. PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by US Embassy officials during the donation of antiterrorism equipment in early September. PNP PIO file photo

Dela Rosa awaits Duterte's 'final instruction' on US rifle procurement

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:57 AM

If the US deal is called off PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits procurement could be stalled by 4 months to a year

PNP CHIEF. Director General Ronald dela Rosa will first ask President Duterte's 'final instruction' in the PNP's rifle procurement plants. File photo

US cancellation of rifles sale a 'great opportunity,' says CPP

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines is against equipping the police with long firearms saying it is a US supported tactic against communist rebels

PEACE TALKS. Communist rebels in the Philippines are talking peace with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler photo

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Dela Rosa wants DFA help after U.S. halts rifles sale

Nov 01, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Makakaapekto nga in the sense na yung ating firepower capability nababawasan says the PNP chief

DFA HELP? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says should President Rodrigo Duterte agree, he wants the Foreign Affairs Department's after the US State Department stopped the PNP's purchase of some 26,000 assault rifles. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lacson: Nothing to lose if US stops selling rifles to PH

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Senator Leila de Lima disagrees: This is just the start of what we will be reaping from the US as a result of an incomprehensible and ridiculous policy shift to anti Americanism and pro totalitarian Chinese hegemony in Asia

Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita conduct a random checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City on Thursday, as part of the PNP’s nationwide full alert following the Davao City bombing that killed 14 people and injured more than 60. President Rodrigo Duterte recently declared a “state of lawlessness” commanding the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to undertake measures permitted by the Constitution and laws to suppress all forms of lawless violence and prevent lawless violence from spreading elsewhere across the country. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

US stops sale of assault rifles to PNP – report

Nov 01, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Reuters says the US State Department stopped the sale of more than 26 000 assault rifles after a senator expresses concern over supposed human rights violations in the country

'WAR ON DRUGS.' Philippine police during a drug raid in the city of Manila. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler