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DOJ indicts NDF consultant Gamara for illegal possession of firearms, explosives

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Renante Gamara and retired priest Arturo Joseph Balagat are cleared of violating the election rule that bans bringing guns outside the home

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan

Gun used in killing of bowling coach not registered

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Police say the spent shells recovered in the scene of the crime matched that of the gun it found a day after the killing of Angelo Nathaniel Constantino

UNREGISTERED. Police said the gun used in the killing of  Angelo Nathaniel Constantino was not registered. Photo from San Juan City Police Office

NDF consultant Rafael Baylosis cleared of firearms possession charges

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The peace talks consultant will file countercharges against all police and military men involved in his illegal arrest

CHARGES DISMISSED. Rafael Baylosis was arrested on January 31, 2018 – the first communist leader to be rearrested when President Rodrigo Duterte canceled the peace talks at the time. Rappler file photo

After Vegas massacre, U.S. gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,' the National Rifle Association says

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PNP chief sacks firearms office head

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The PNP s CIDG had earlier conducted sting operations to nab Camp Crame personnel who sold Licenses to Own and Possess Firearms for a fee

Newly installed PNP Chief Marquezdelivers his speech during the Philippine National Police (PNP) Change of Command Ceremony and Retirement Honors for P/DDG Leonardo Espina at the Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City on Thursday (July 16, 2015). The Commander-in-Chief has appointed Police Director Ricardo Marquez as the new PNP Chief replacing Espina following the latter’s retirement. Marquez is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Sandigan” Class of 1982. (Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Actor Robin Padilla asks PNP for license to carry firearms

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

He was convicted for illegal possession of firearms in 1995 but he was pardoned by President Fidel Ramos

APPLICATION. Actor Robin Padilla has asked the PNP to allow him to apply for license to carry firearms. Rappler photo

PNP general: My dismissal linked to 2016 polls

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Dismissed Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta’s camp accuses a ‘power bloc’ in Malacañang of mounting a demolition job against him supposedly because of his refusal to meddle in the 2016 elections

PURISIMA AT FAULT? Petrasanta's camp says only resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima and former CSG chief Director Gil Meneses are liable for the Werfast deal. PNP PIO file photo

Ombudsman sacks Purisima, 10 others from PNP

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman dismisses two police generals with close ties to President Benigno Aquino III over a dubious deal between the PNP s Firearms and Explosives Office and a courier company

Photo by Mark Cristino

FEO chief relieved after 2 months

May 07, 2015 - 1:22 PM

The relief comes a few days after he unveiled plans to fully digitize and bring licenses and firearms registration online

RELIEVED. PNP Firearms and Explosives Office officer in charge Senior Superintendent Dennis Siervo has been relieved after two months on the job and 3 days after he unveiled plans to simplify the country's gun licensing process. Rappler photo

Half a million gun owners in PH without licenses – police

May 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

With expired licenses guns cannot have their registration renewed making them illegal says the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office

MODERNIZING GUN REGISTRATION. PNP FEO chief Senior Superintendent Dennis Siervo unveils plans to simplify the country's gun licensing process. Rappler photo

PNP welcomes 2015 without its chief

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:11 AM

During a New Year’s Call attended by top officials of the PNP and Napolcom DILG chief Mar Roxas says the suspension of its chief won’t affect operations

CHAIN OF COMMAND. The PNP’s top brass pose for a photo during the 2015 New Year’s Call at Camp Crame. Rappler photo

Guns in Bilibid raid owned by Guimaras congressman, other officials

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:05 AM

The operation a result of months of work by various government agencies aims to rid Bilibid of illegal activities

'Respect Purisima's rights despite politically-charged case'

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the PNP chief insists the DILG does not have the right to suspend him since it is the National Police Commission that has administrative control over the national police force

EMBATTLED CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima (center) is flanked by the PNP’s top officials in this file photo. File photo from the PNP PIO

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Sep 30, 2014 - 8:46 PM

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PNP chief not resigning: Corrupt won't win

Sep 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM

The PNP needs a transformation process to chip away imperfections to become an ideal law enforcement organization that deserves the respect of its people says PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima

Ex-PNP general denies links to 'shady' deal

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:08 AM

The former head of the PNP s Civil Security Group tells lawmakers he didn t even know he was listed as the president of the controversial courier company Werfast

Police nab suspects in missing handguns worth P12M

May 16, 2014 - 4:14 PM

The PNP is still trying to locate the 59 missing handguns

After Werfast, PNP starts search for gun license courier

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The PNP starts finalizing the Terms of Reference for potential gun license couriers after Werfast terminated its deal with the PNP last week

GUN CONTROL. The PNP is planning to rebuild the nation's firearms registry 'from the ground up'.

Firm identified with PNP chief ends deal

Mar 20, 2014 - 4:03 PM

Werfast is being hounded by controversy – from being allegedly owned by the PNP chief s former boss to overpricing to inefficient deliveries

WERFAST OUT. During a press conference on Mar 13, 2014, Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima defended the FEO's use of Werfast in delivering gun licenses. A week later, the company ended their controversial deal with the PNP. File photo by Rappler

Want to own a gun? Here's how easy it is

Jan 10, 2013 - 2:07 PM

The Philippine National Police says enough requirements are in place to ensure responsible gun ownership But Rappler s Natashya Gutierrez discovers that these these may not be enough

GUN SHOPPING. Guns suggested to the writer at the store. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.