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After birthday backlash, Sinas tells Muslims to keep distance on Eid’l Fitr

May 22, 2020 - 7:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'Wala pa rin pagtitipon kasi 'yun 'yung policy,' says Major General Debold Sinas, who violated the policy himself on his birthday

POINTERS. NCRPO Chief PBGen Debold Sinas answers questions during the press briefing of the Traslacion 2020 at the Pope Benedict building of the Quiapo Church in Manila on January 6, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP readies criminal charges vs Sinas for birthday gathering

May 14, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Malacañang says administrative sanctions will have to be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte since Major General Debold Sinas is his appointee

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

Medialdea wants results of Sinas probe sent to his office

May 14, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Malacañang takes an interest in the Metro Manila police chief's birthday celebration which violated quarantine rules

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) inauguration in Parañaque City on November 5, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After apology, Sinas says 'nothing wrong' with birthday party

May 14, 2020 - 9:58 AM

'It would be ungentlemanly kung 'di ko sila hinarap at pinauwi ko sila,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

NCRPO restricts Rappler coverage after story on Sinas birthday party

May 13, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Rappler condemns the move as an attack on press freedom, the right to free speech, and the public's right to know

Sinas says sorry for birthday party during ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 2:03 PM

'I apologize for what transpired during my birthday that caused anxiety to the public. It was never my intention to disobey any existing protocols,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

PNP launches internal probe into Sinas' birthday party during ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Top cop General Archie Gamboa orders the PNP Internal Affairs Service to investigate whether Metro Manila's top cop and other police officers broke quarantine rules

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

Año: NCRPO chief Sinas' birthday party 'a big no-no'

May 13, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas should have called off the party as soon as it started, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

'DELICADEZA.' DILG Secretary Eduardo Año delivers a speech during the Launching of the Inter-Agency Task Force Federalism and Constitutional Reform at Camp Crame on Monday, January 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Birthday salu-salo for NCRPO chief Sinas amid ECQ

May 12, 2020 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'I don’t think may violation ito,' says Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa, citing the report of Major General Debold Sinas that physical distancing was supposedly observed during the celebration

Crime down in Metro Manila, Central Luzon in first days of lockdown

Mar 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The two regions' police offices report lower crime volumes compared to the same days in March 2019

'GHOST TOWN.' The corner of EDSA and Kamuning on March 17, 2020 on the 3rd day of the Metro Manila lockdown. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sinas recalls order profiling Muslim students in Metro Manila

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:20 PM

Metro Manila police chief Debold Sinas takes back the order for police to list the names of Muslim students in Metro Manila

NEW CHIEF. Metro Manila's new police chief is coming straight from Cebu City, where he's been for the past year serving as the Central Visayas' regional director. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Metro Manila police ‘profile’ Muslim students for anti-extremism campaign

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:49 AM

Metro Manila cops gather information on Muslim students in high school and college

IN PRAYER. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP general who snatched reporter's phone during Traslacion 2020 promoted

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:39 PM

Despite the flak he got from grabbing a journalist's cell phone and ordering a video deleted, Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan is now Metro Manila's third highest police officer

CONDEMNED. Police reporters slam the 'thug-like attitude' of Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan during Traslacion 2020. Photo by Rambo/Rappler

Obese Metro Manila cops ordered to lose weight, NCRPO chief Sinas to lead effort

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:30 AM

‘Lettuce pa more,’ Sinas jests as he and some 700 police under his command embark on a months-long weight loss program

SHAPING UP. Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas will lead his ranks in losing weight over the next few months to comply with an order from the top brass. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

More security, safety measures for Traslacion

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The procession will go through Ayala Bridge instead of Jones Bridge this year

INCREASED SECURITY. A K9 unit roams the vicinity of the Plaza Miranda fronting the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong

Police want faster Black Nazarene procession on January 9

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Police hope to replicate a new security scheme that reduced a similar procession by nearly 9 hours on December 31

TRASLACION. The annual procession of the Black Nazarene icon in downtown Manila draws millions of devotees. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ibon Foundation alarmed over 'police inspection' notice

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

Colonel Joaquin Alva, who is now the chief of staff of the PNP Legal Service, denies making the call. He has been out of Metro Manila police for 8 years.

Get to know Metro Manila's new police chief Debold Sinas

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas is coming in from Cebu City to take charge of the National Capital Region Police Office. Learn more about him.

NEW CHIEF. Metro Manila's new police chief is coming straight from Cebu City, where he's been for the past year serving as the Central Visayas' regional director. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Metro Manila's next top cop sees diversity, big population as challenges

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas makes the big leap from director of Central Visayas police regional director based in Cebu City to chief of the premiere NCR police office

NEW CHALLENGE. Brigadier General Debold Sinas will transfer from his post in Cebu City as the regions top cop to take over as Metro Manila's police chief. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Central Visayas top cop Debold Sinas is next Metro Manila police chief

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Incumbent National Capital Region Police Office chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar is set to become the Philippine National Police's chief of the Directorial Staff

GOING NORTH. Brigadier General Debold Sinas is set to lead the National Capital Region Police Office. Photo from Police Regional Office 7.

Eleazar slams PDEA chief Aquino for 'rampant' shabu recycling claim

Sep 17, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the PNP leadership has continuously purged its ranks of bad eggs

METRO MANILA TOP COP. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar takes exception to allegations of rampant illegal drug 'recycling' among the police. Photo from NCRPO PIO

NCRPO chief Eleazar might want to check on this police district director

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:00 PM

This police district director has required the thousands of cops in his jurisdiction to pay P100 each for the renovation of toilets in his headquarters

NCRPO chief Eleazar: Crisologo 'humiliated, insulted' police

May 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'Kapag naka-uniporme ka tapos lalait-laitin ka, mura-murahin ka, eh para namang kalokohan na papayag ka na gano'n gagawin [sa iyo],' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO chief: Metro Manila elections 'heated but not violent'

May 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the non-violent election period may be attributed to checkpoints and crackdown on crime in the region

Bullet that killed 6-year-old came from Caloocan cop – NCRPO

May 02, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar tells Rappler that the bullet that killed Gian Habal matched the pistol of Police Corporal Rocky delos Reyes

CALOOCAN COPS. Trainees of the Caloocan City Police Station stand in formation outside their headquarters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCRPO chief struggles to bring drug war to gated communities

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:32 PM

'Gated subdivisions, for all you know, may gumagamit ng droga diyan, pero hindi maingay, hindi nanggugulo,' says NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar in a Rappler Talk interview

NCRPO CHIEF Director Guillermo Eleazar speaks at the Rappler headquarters on Tuesday, March 12. Rappler screenshot

NCRPO chief: Not drug-free, but 'drug-resistant' PH in 3 years

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:56 PM

'Hindi puwedeng tapusin nang totally tapusin,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar during a Rappler Talk interview

IT CANNOT BE. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says the drug problem cannot be totally eradicated, but Filipinos could be resistant against it. Rappler screenshot

Salary raises useless for cops 'corrupt to the bone' – NCRPO chief

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:14 PM

'Kung sagad na sa buto ang kalokohan ng isang pulis, eh kahit pa siguro tatlong beses...eh talagang walang-wala,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Guillermo Eleazar speaks at the Rappler headquarters on Tuesday, March 12. Rappler screenshot

Rappler Talk: NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar on policing Metro Manila

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday, March 12

NCRPO chief: Sorry for outburst but errant cop 'deserves' it

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Kinwelyohan ko, tiningala ko ang mukha, at dinuro-duro ko. Eh dapat lang,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar of how he treated an alleged corrupt cop in front of the media

OUTBURST. Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says cops shouldn't be treated like children anymore. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cop arrested for extorting money from drug suspect's family

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar has relieved newbie cop Marlo Quibete and the other members of the Eastern Police District's Drug Enforcement Unit

ARRESTED. Police Officer 2 Marlo Quibete is brought into the Marikina City Police Station  on March 6, 2019, following his arrest.   Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Metro Manila police on full alert after Jolo Cathedral blasts

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:09 AM

This means intensified checkpoints, searches, and intelligence operations across Metro Manila

FULL ALERT. Cops are on full alert after the Jolo, Sulu cathedral twin blasts. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

NCRPO: We won't use ACT teachers list illegally | Midday wRap

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

NCRPO: We won't use ACT teachers list illegally

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:03 AM

'Kung walang problema, walang dapat ikatakot. Wala kaming gagawin na ilegal,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

MEMO LEAKED. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says the intelligence memorandum will not lead to any illegal actions by the police force. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered local cops to monitor Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTING A DELIVERY. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar is asking for the warrant to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be delivered from Davao through a courier. File photo of Eleazar from Darren Langit/Rappler

Cops arrest 4 Chinese over gruesome killing in Makati condo

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Police identify the victim as 26-year-old Chinese Wang Yalei

LINEUP. Composite photo of the 4 suspects in the murder of Wang Yalei. Photos from Makati police.

Eleazar: No surveillance inside schools over Red October plot

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says he will consult with the Commission on HIgher Education on any steps Metro Manila police would take

STOP RED-TAGGING. Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan picket the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Quezon City on October 2, 2018, denouncing the allegations made by the military against critics of the Duterte administration. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Police file criminal complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar at DOJ

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Police complete gathering their digital evidence against Mocha Uson’s co-vlogger who spread a fake bomb threat during rallies that remembered Martial Law

BOMB THREAT. Blogger Drew Olivar faces a criminal complaint over a fake bomb threat posted on Facebook. Screenshot from Olivar's video blog

Metro Manila police to file complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar over bomb scare

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We will prepare appropriate charges before the City Prosecutor,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO CHIEF. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says in a news briefing on September 22, 2018, that a complaint will be filed against blogger Drew Olivar for making a bomb scare post on social media. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NCRPO launches hotline for reports on erring cops, crimes

Jun 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office assures the public of prompt response to reports and complaints made through its official hotline

NCRPO HOTLINES. TOp col Director General Osar Albayalde (2nd, left) and NCPRO director Cief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar at the launch of the Team-NCRPO official hotlines on June 29, 2018. Photo from NCRPO

Meet Guillermo Eleazar, Metro Manila's new police chief

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The former boss of Quezon City cops, Eleazar returns to the National Capital Region Police Office as its top cop

Metro Manila police chief loses post after 6 weeks

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:33 PM

In a surprise move, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde replaces Director Camilo Cascolan and names Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar as the new National Capital Region Office chief

REPLACED. NCRPO chief Camilo Cascolan is reassigned to the PNP Civil Security Group. Photo from NCRPO

FACT CHECK: Metro Manila, not PH, recorded 30% crime dip in May 2018

May 31, 2018 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) Nonetheless, police data shows that the Philippines saw a 21.8% decrease in index crimes in the first 11 months of 2017 versus the same period in 2016

PNP to form group vs Caloocan riding-in-tandem shooters

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan says it will be a small group predominantly composed of cop operatives

READY FOR SHOOTERS. Quezon City cops accept motorcycles from the city government to fight riding-in-tandem killers. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan

NEW SLOGAN. Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan speaks in Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from NCRPO

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25

Next Metro Manila police chief one of authors of Oplan Tokhang

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Director Camilo Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations, the office behind operational plans of the 180,000-strong police force

NEXT NCRPO CHIEF. Camilo Cascolan is a classmate of Oscar Albayalde and Ronald dela Rosa at the Philippine Military Academy. Rappler screengrab

Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde aims to discipline police force

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The 180,000-strong Philippine National Police is expected to experience Police Director Oscar Albayalde's much talked-about brand of strictness when he takes over the top post in Camp Crame

ON THE GROUND. Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde inspects the police security for the 30th ASEAN Summit near the CCP Complex in Pasay City on April 26, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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PNP official arrested after revealing identity in casino quarrel

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Superintendent Adrian Antonio is the administrative officer of the PNP's Directorate for Operations, which creates anti-crime campaigns. Public officials like Antonio are barred from going to casinos.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Superintendent Aldrin Antonio plays baccarat at a Parañaque casino. Photo courtesy of NCRPO Southern Police District