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Academy shelves plans for 'popular' Oscar award

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,' says Dawn Hudson

NO POPULAR AWARD. The Academy says they will be shelving the   All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Lalo Schifrin is set to be honored at 10th annual Governors Awards in November

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2016 Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin smiles after he was awarded Commandeur in the Order of Arts and Letters, in Paris. Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

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

Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:28 AM

For 2019, organizers are hoping to produce a 'more accessible' 3 hour show

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

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

Chilean police raid bishops over sex abuse allegations

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.

ABUSE. Chilean priest Oscar Munoz Toledo (L) remains at a courtroom in Rancagua, 80 km south of Santiago, Chile, on July 13, 2018. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Prominent Chilean priest arrested over sex abuse allegations

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua

SCANDAL. A man walks past an altar at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, on May 18, 2018. File photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

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

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Jee Geronimo

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

Albayalde visits Isabela town police chief killed in drug operation

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Police Director General Oscar Albayalde posthumously awarded the 'Medalya ng Kadakilaan' to Senior Inspector Michael Tubaña

Photo courtesy of PNP-Cagayan Valley PIO

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Tambays? PNP wrongly detains group waiting outside friend's home

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'

POLICE CHIEF. Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde downplays the recent detention of a group of friends in Makati City, as President Rodrigo Duterte orders a crackdown on 'tambays.' Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14

Where Duterte, Robredo, other officials will mark Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Here is a list of officials who will lead flag-raising events on Independence Day 2018, what time, and where

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Soldiers salute during a flag-raising ceremony at the Lanao del Sur provincial capital of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PNP forms team to probe killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also orders all local police chiefs to reach out to priests and ask if they face threats

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks in a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Firearms for prosecutors, Ressa wins Golden Pen, New Spain PM on pro-EU government | Midday wRap

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Acor Arceo

PNP to continue investigating slain prosecutor’s death — Albayalde

Jun 06, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The PNP chief wants to dig deeper into the case

CONFESSION. Angelito Avenido says he did not intend to kill Ombudsman Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Albayalde vows to help prosecutors get licenses to carry firearms

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:32 PM

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says he has meet with prosecutors to discuss how to help them get their gun licenses

PNP chief Albayalde.Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: 4 riding-in-tandem kills a day already 'low' number

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says riding-in-tandem killings have 'gone down drastically' since October 2017

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Murder charges filed vs alleged gunman of Fr Ventura – PNP

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:43 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says the alleged gunman of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was identified as a certain Arthymus Reynon

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

Slain Salvador archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be made saints

May 19, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October, announces Pope Francis

SAINTHOOD. Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI will be declared saints in a canonization ceremony in October. Photo of Romero by Marvin Recinos/AFP; photo of Vatican and Pope Paul VI from Shutterstock

LOOK: Duterte meets rescued cops

May 19, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza fetches the two policewomen in Jolo and accompanies them to Davao City to meet the President

NOW FREED. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the two  policewomen who were in kidnapped in Sulu. All photos by Richard Madelo and Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Albayalde admits re-election of barangay bets casts doubt on PDEA drug list

May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's probably, first, the voters don't believe the list, or maybe the allegations against these officials are not true,' says the PNP chief

DRUG LIST WRONG? PNP chief Albayalde says the PDEA drug list needs further validation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

Kidnapped policewomen in Sulu released – Albayalde

May 16, 2018 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) It is still unclear whether the cops were left unharmed, Albayalde says, as they haven't been debriefed regarding their experience

'RELEASED'. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

Why cops didn't arrest illegal campaigners on election day

May 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains how illegal campaigning is rampant despite repeated reminders from the Comelec and the presence of policemen in voting areas on May 14

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won't clear your name

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Albayalde in a Camp Crame interview with Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

VOTED. Former Malaysian prime minister and opposition party Pakatan Harapan's candidate Mahathir Mohamad shows his inked finger as he casts his vote at a polling station during the 14th general elections in Alor Setar on May 9, 2018.​ Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

Sereno on SC, Duterte on Forbes list, Vietnam on China | Evening wRap

May 09, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Albayalde reassigns Facebook bashers to Mindanao

May 09, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The policemen will join the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office

SENT OFF. Albayalde reassigns 11 Facebook bashers to Mindanao. PNP Photo

Facebook bashers face PNP chief Albayalde in Camp Crame

May 08, 2018 - 4:40 PM

One of the bashers who were summoned but did not show up is a police academy classmate of Director General Oscar Albayalde's own aide

BASHERS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde'€™s Facebook critics. Sourced photo

PNP wants due process for officials in PDEA drug list

May 07, 2018 - 12:35 PM

'While we support the release of the drug watch list, we should also give at least due process sa mga tao na ito,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DUE PROCESS. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde announces 'drug test challenge' for barangay, SK bets

May 07, 2018 - 11:29 AM

To complete the challenge, officials need to get their tests from the Department of Health, not from their trusted private health clinics

CHALLENGE BEGINS. PNP chief Albayalde dares barangay and SK candidates to undergo drugs tests. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 23-29, 2018

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

ALMOST EMPTY. The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

U.S. film director Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Scorsese 'has directed more than 20 films that now form part of the history of cinema and continues to work unceasingly, masterfully combining innovation and classicism in his films,' the prize jury says in a statement

martin scorsese

PNP preparing intel-driven 'Oplan' vs terrorism

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Oplan is confidential as publishing will predictably compromise the counterterrorism operations it organizes

COUNTERTERROR PLAN. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they've been busy preparing a campaign plan against terrorism

Albayalde's biggest fear: Disappointing Duterte, Filipinos

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:53 PM

'I am not here to please anybody or to please everybody. But what I can assure you is I will do my best,' Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also says in his Rappler Talk interview

Drug campaign files ready, PNP just waiting for Duterte nod to share

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Supreme Court has been asking for the documents since December 2017

DRUG FILES READY. PNP chief Albayalde speaks to Rappler in Camp Crame. Photo by Angie de Silva

Rappler Talk: Oscar Albayalde on maintaining momentum in PNP

Apr 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday, April 24