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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.

NCR task force formed to counter 'front organizations'

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:37 PM

While there is no armed conflict in Metro Manila, the task force deems the capital region to be the hotbed of recruitment and fund generation

FIRST MEETING. The National Capital Region Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict will be engaging schools, labor unions, and the urban poor sectors. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

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

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

'Pedophile priest' now under Metro Manila police's custody

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Kenneth Hendricks, the controversial priest who allegedly molested over 50 people in Biliran, is turned over by the immigration bureau to the police

Police want foreign student deported over MRT taho incident

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office will recommend that Jiale Zhang be tagged as an 'undesirable alien'

DOH declares measles outbreak in Metro Manila

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) The DOH Epidemiology Bureau reports that from January 1 to 19, the number of measles cases in NCR has reached 196 – much higher than the 20 cases recorded during the same period in 2018

OUTBREAK. The health department declares a measles outbreak in Metro Manila on February 6. Image via Shutterstock

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

Kinatawan ng NCR pambansang kampeon ng ‘Iispel Mo!’ 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Nanguna si Angel Mayhe Gueco sa taunang spelling bee sa Filipino, na idinaraos ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino tuwing kaarawan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio

WAGI. Panalo si Angel Mayhe Gueco (panglima sa likod mula kaliwa) ng National Capital Region sa 'Iispel Mo!' 2018 sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas noong Nobyembre 30, 2018. Larawan ni Gethsemani Cindy Gorospe/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

DOH reports 1,227 leptospirosis cases so far in Metro Manila

Aug 22, 2018 - 2:08 PM

This is a 358% increase from the 268 recorded cases during the same period in 2017

FLOODED. A boy swimming in flood water along 9 de Febrero in Mandaluyong after heavy rain due to Typhoon Domeng. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Retired cop on Duterte drug list shot dead

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Retired Police Superintendent Roberto Palisoc is killed by unidentified gunmen

ONGOING INVESTIGATION. The PNP's homicide section is still investigating the shooting of retired police officer Roberto Palisoc. File photo by Rappler

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/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

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

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

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

Still no stopping NCR in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal chase

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

After the third day of action, Metro Manila gets a firm hold of the lead with 26 gold medals

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Cagayan, NCR share top spot after Palarong Pambansa Day 1

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Both Cagayan Valley and the National Capital Region have each earned two gold medals as of April 16 at the Palarong Pambansa 2018

MEDAL TALLY LEADERS. Cagayan Valley athletes stretch before their competition at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium on April 16, 2018. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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

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

Police generals won't be spared in Albayalde's sacking spree

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:45 PM

NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde says he would fire non-performing district directors under his supervision

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde at the resumption of the joint hearing of the House Committees on Public Order and Safety, Games and Amusement, and Tourism on the RWM tragedy. File photo courtesy of House of Representatives

Caloocan police chief sacked over 'unsolved' cases

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post as Caloocan City police chief

SACKED. Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila cop claims he fell then accidentally shot child to death

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao initially claimed he fired a warning shot, but his version of events has now changed

MINOR KILLED. Aldrin Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man on March 3, 2018. His mother, Michelle Pineda claims a policeman is responsible for his killing. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

ISIS has 'safe havens' in Metro Manila – NCRPO chief

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Director Oscar Albayalde says they have monitored ISIS safe havens in the Philippines' capital region

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

2 cops sacked for sleeping while on duty

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:44 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde catches the policemen sleeping while they were supposed to be on duty during a surprise inspection at the Police Community Precinct 1 of the Anonas Police Station

SURPRISE INSPECTION. NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde conducts a surprise inspection of police stations on February 9, 2018. Photo from NCRPO

UP statistician questions survey tagging Caloocan cops as most trusted

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'Medyo malabo 'yung survey at results, maraming questions na kailangan pa sagutin to explain possible errors,' says University of the Philippine statistics professor Peter Cayton

IN DOUBT. UP statistician Peter Cayton questions the procedures of the Napolcom survey naming Caloocan City police as most trusted. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Caloocan police most trusted? 'Muntikan na ako himatayin,' says chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Muntikan na akong himatayin. Isipin mo, most trusted police kami sa Metro Manila?' says Caloocan City police chief Jemar Modequillo

POLICE CHIEF. Senior Superintendent Jema Modequillo heads the Caloocan City Police Station after the entire police force was sacked last September. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Harvard design professor asks: Don't Metro Manila commuters know they deserve better?

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:46 PM

A Harvard design and architecture professor asks why Filipinos keep on enduring horrible commutes in Metro Manila

DESIGN EXPERT.  Špela Videčnik delivers an introductory speech at the Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Filipinos feel safer but trust police less in Metro Manila in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The National Police Commission asks 570 Filipinos for their opinion on Metro Manila safety and their trust in its police force

WAITING. A civilian stands outside after an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PNP buys P6.4 billion worth of equipment in 2017

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says he will expect more from local police with the new weapons and gadgets

NEW TOYS. The PNP presents newly acquired equipment in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

AFP to deploy over 1,000 troops for Nazareno 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Soldiers will augment the police force to keep the Black Nazarene devotees safe from harm on January 9

YEARLY TRADITION. The Feast of the Black Nazarene is expected to millions of devotees this year. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Police to deploy drones, snipers for Nazareno 2018

Jan 05, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Metro Manila police chief Director Oscar Albayalde says Special Action Force troopers will join the thousands of cops who will be deployed to secure the procession

PANORAMA. Drones and snipers give cops a wider view of the holy procession. Rappler file photo

At least 20 injured in NCR due to firecrackers

Dec 28, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The NCRPO chief also reiterates a ‘one-strike policy’ against cops caught discharging their firearms as part of the holiday revelry

NEW YEAR, NEW INJURIES. Doctors and nurses at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre in Manila attend to victims of firecrackers during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year's Eve

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:31 AM

(UPDATED) A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

NEW YEAR PREPS. Firecrackers and luces workers load a powder or polvora inside luces shells at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2107. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCRPO aims for zero firecracker injuries, no indiscriminate firing

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:30 AM

The National Capital Region Police Office urges Metro Manila residents to welcome 2018 safely

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec rules on 'sufficiency' of recall plea vs San Juan mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls

SIGNATURE DRIVE. Some 30,000 San Juan residents reportedly signed the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com