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'It happens': PNP downplays wrong arrest of Davao journalist

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:07 PM

‘Kung minsan nagkakamali yung nagtuturo especially the complainant,’ says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde after cops mistook 61-year-old Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle for a wanted criminal

WRONG ARREST. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says informants and complainants make mistakes in identifying suspects. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde: You need good morals to keep police escorts

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:38 AM

The PNP chief concedes that Erwin Tulfo's tirades against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista were a 'factor' in the decision to pull out the Tulfo brothers' escorts

SECURITY REVOKED. The Tulfo brothers lose their security details after newsreader and commentator Erwin Tulfo blasts Army chief-turned-Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista. Photo courtesy of TV5

PNP: Tulfo brothers asked for police escorts

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:17 AM

The Philippine National Police says the Tulfos underwent a security assessment before being granted police escorts

REQUEST APPROVED. The Tulfo brothers acquired security details by applying for them. Photo by Angie de Silva

'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke

May 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM

'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

Año, Albayalde back CIDG chief: He's a professional cop

May 01, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'He fully knows our policy of non-partisanship, especially during elections,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde of Major General Oscar Amador Corpus

'PROFESSIONAL.' Major General Amador Corpus shows CCTV clips on the killing of Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote in a press briefing in police national headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP to 'look into' Huawei amid China surveillance fears

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A report from London-based newspaper The Times says the US Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Huawei receives funding from the Chinese government

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says 'academe is not Supreme Court'

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:18 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview to reporters inside police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP to probe journalists, lawyers in Duterte ‘ouster matrix’

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Without an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains they will conduct the probe under their own 'initiative'

PROBE ON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame after attending the Smart Policing Summit 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Albayalde inspects transpo hubs for Holy Week 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde inspects the Araneta Center and Pasay City bus terminals, the new Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ABOARD. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde enters a waiting bus for inspection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Suspect recounts how he killed Cebu teen

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The suspect, Renato Llenes, says he used a dummy Facebook account to become friends with the victim

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

PNP still looking into Michael Yang's possible drug links – Albayalde

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:04 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde clarifies that the police will not conduct a full-on probe but just 'information gathering' on the former presidential aide in relation to the allegations of dismissed anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

FUN. In this photo presented by Acierto, President Duterte is seen having fun with Michael Yang and other Chinese nationals.

Albayalde: 'Doble plaka' needed, 'not discriminatory'

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:15 AM

A rider himself, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says 'doble plaka' is 'part of peace and security of the whole nation.'

RIDER CHIEF. Top cop Oscar Albayalde leads the motorcade which concluded the launch of Oplan Clean Rider in Metro Manila in August 2018. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte to Trillanes: I will subpoena your mother | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:55 PM

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Grenade attack vs Cotabato City judge ‘personal’

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the attack had 'nothing to do' with the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law

INSPECTION. Cops scan the Cotabato City house of Judge Angelito Rasalan after the grenade attack. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Fired over drugs? PNP says Bacolod ex-police chief not in drug list

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered the sacking of Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo after claiming he was involved in the drug trade

VALIDATION NEEDED? Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DFA passport data loss 'national security threat' – PNP

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

'Not only is it a threat to national security but also a threat to our identities,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

SECURITY THREAT. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the police is ready to assist the DFA in its probe on the alleged data theft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde reminds cops: Stay out of nightclubs

Jan 09, 2019 - 9:59 PM

The reminder comes a day after President Duterte told PNP personnel he didn’t want them drinking in public, and two months after he told them not to set foot at casinos

Albayalde's 2019 order to PNP: Do not engage in politics

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:27 PM

'The order of the day is for the police to remain non-partisan and to not patronize any political party,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

NEUTRAL 2019. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde orders cops to stay away from patronage politics, especially during election year 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP looking into 6 persons of interest in Batocabe slay

Dec 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Police are considering possible NPA involvement in the killing of Rodel Batocabe but aren't rule out yet a political motive

CRIME SCENE. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz are shot dead just under a waiting shed after completing a gift-giving program in Daraga town in Albay. Photos from Bicol Police

AFP, PNP to recommend Mindanao martial law extension

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:55 AM

'There is really a clamor for the extension considering that the terrorism is still lurking in the area,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr

IN UNISON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and AFP chief Carlito Galvez say their agencies need a longer martial law implementation so they can continue to secure Mindanao. Photos by Darren Langit and Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP monitors local officials linked to kidnap-for-ransom activities

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:34 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Alabayalde they are verifying intelligence reports involving Mindanao politicians preparing for the 2019 elections

TOP COP. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame on Monday, November 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police seen inside casinos to face dismissal, says Albayalde

Nov 26, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Pinaka minimum na yan yung dismissal from the service,' says PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde warns that police found inside casinos will face dismissal from service. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Too old for jail? At least 4,500 senior citizens incarcerated in PH

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Thousands of senior citizens are incarcerated in the Philippines, according to data from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Corrections

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CIDG for Trillanes only, not for Imelda? 'She's already old,' says PNP

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:16 AM

'Unang-una, we have to take into consideration the age,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

TOO OLD? The Philippine National Police defers sending an advance party to watch over Imelda Marcos. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police in Duterte drug matrix all former anti-drug cops

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The very cops who worked in a team to battle illegal drugs are now at the top of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list

Drugs cheaper now? 'Wala kaming nakikitang diperensya,' says Albayalde

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says they are still validating the claim that the price of illegal drugs has dropped

TOP COP. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, October 15. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde welcomes probe into Cebu killings: 'Walang itatago ang PNP'

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:38 PM

'We are always supporting investigations. Wala namang itatago ang PNP diyan,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DEATH SPIKE. Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. He is one of the victims of recent high-profile assassinations in Cebu City. File photo from Cebu City police

[OPINION] Too much beer

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Does the military have a reverse IQ test for those who they recruit into military intelligence?

Visits to news outlets 'a friendly gesture' – PNP

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM

''Di tayo pupunta doon na armado...Parang makikiusap ka. This is a friendly gesture of our personnel,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kung ipagpipilitang radikal ang mga millennial

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'

Albayalde orders recall of Trillanes' police detail over amnesty issue

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The recall was ordered on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 was published in a national newspaper

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

Albayalde asks: Why do state university students 'go against' government?

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are given free education by the government and yet hindi ka pa nag-ga-gragraduate you are already going against the same government that gives you free education...Why?' PNP chief Albayalde asks

SCHOLARS QUESTIONED. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes is going home, Albayalde defends Duterte, Facebook | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:36 PM

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Anti-communist task force for talking not shooting – PNP

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The anti-communist task force, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says, is to support localized peace talks with the Left

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde relieves officials of Sultan Kudarat, warns Masbate chief

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also orders the relief of the provincial director of Sultan Kudarat and the chief of police of Isulan town

MASBATE BLAST. Patrol boats of the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Army are damaged by the explosion in the Masbate seaport. Photo by PNP Bicol

PNP on martial law extension: 'Why not?'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Wala naman kasing masamang dinudulot ang martial law doon,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

'NOTHING BAD'. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says there is no harm in extending martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NO 'FEAR OR FAVOR.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde fires all cops in raided Northern Samar police station

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Northern Samar provincial police chief Romeo Campomanes is also fired

PILLAGED. The Lapinig Municpal Police Station is allegedly raided by around 100 alleged New People's Army rebels. PNP Northern Samar photo

Police in Angono on the rack for anti-rape advice

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

Want to end killings? Police need your help – PNP chief Albayalde

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'If only the community will take active part in the solution of crimes, and crime prevention for that matter, probably mawawala itong sinasabi nating mga killings,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Cram. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP denies Sotto request to allow De Lima hearings in jail

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it is up to the court to decide on any matter related to Senator Leila de Lima's exercise of legislative functions

Detained senator Leila De Lima arrives at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court for a hearing on June 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator De Lima

Albayalde orders crackdown on gun-for-hire, private armed groups

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The order of Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde follows the series of killings of local officials in the country

TOP COP. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a Camo Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sotto to PNP: Allow De Lima to hold committee hearings in jail

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) 'As the Senate President, I am giving Senator De Lima full authority to discharge her duties as chair of the committee,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III in a letter to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

VISIT. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Leila de Lima inside the PNP Custodial Center, where De Lima is detained. Photo from the Office of the Senate President

Inflation soars, drug suspects strip search, Gilas | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:02 PM

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Mayor Halili had unresolved dispute with 'former general' – Albayalde

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili had a dispute with a 'high-ranking former general,' but he is not aware of the nature of the disagreement

KILLED. A life-size standee of Mayor Antonio Halili is displayed in his wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP chief Albayalde urges citizens to report abusive cops

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Albayalde also calls on police chiefs and station commanders to supervise their subordinates, especially new cops, to lessen any potential instances of abuse

ALBAYALDE. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde fires Grijaldo, Unsafe streets in Mindanao | Midday wRap

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Albayalde sacks station commander over Genesis Argoncillo death

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Quezon City Police Station 4 Commander Carlito Grijaldo is sacked following the death of Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo, who had been under detention

RELIEF ORDER. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler